Top local listings for August events in Herts that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families!

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August Events in Herts

 

Events Running Throughout the Summer Holidays 2018

Professor Nitrate’s Summer Of Science at the Gunpowder Mills
Sat 22 July – Weds 29 Aug 2018, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY – 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Blast Off this summer at the Royal Gunpowder Mills as Professor Nitrate and team bring out even bigger and better experiments during their Summer of Science as we open every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between July 22 and August 29. There’s an action packed summer in store as we bring fun and creativity to the forefront of our open days. With fun interactive science shows and hands-on activities for all the family to enjoy.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Summer Spectacular at Willows Activity Farm
Sat 21 July – Sun 2 Sept 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Every day our packed programme includes Willows’ A-maize-ing Maze, the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, summer sports day races and live shows with Peter Rabbit and his friends. All of our shows and activities are included in the ticket price.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £21 (£18 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £22 (£19), Senior Citizen £20 (£17), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £12 (£11.50 online)

Family Fun at Mill Green Museum
Tues 31 July – Thurs 30 Aug 2018, every Tues, Weds and Thurs at 10am, 11.15am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm (except Weds 22nd)
Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD
There is lots going on for children and families at Mill Green Museum. This is especially true during school holidays when there are many drop-in workshops for children aged 4+. No booking required, just come along, but please come at the start of the session as you’ll need a full hour to make your creations. Children must be accompanied.
welhat.gov.uk/specialeventdays
Cost: £3.50 per child per session

Big Beach, Watford
Sat 1 Sept 2018, 10.00am-8.00pm
The Parade, by the pond, Cassiobury Park, Watford WD18 7LB
Open daily from 10am to 8pm, the Big Beach returns to The Parade by the pond this summer.  Grab your bucket and spade and bring along your family and friends for two weeks of free fun for all the family. You can join in on the daily schedule of free activities or just kick back and relax in the sunshine. The Big Beach is FREE – there is no need to book, just turn up and enjoy! ​
www.watfordbigevents.co.uk/bigsports

 

 


Events: Tuesday 31st July – Friday 10th August 2018

Summer Holidays at Hertford Museum
Tues 31 July – Thurs 2 August 2018, 10.30am-3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)
18 Bull Plain Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
Programme of activities for children and families. Drop in and take part in beautiful crafts inspired by insect illustrations in our Victorian scrapbooks. Paint a bee, butterfly or dragonfly pebble to take home.
www.hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: £2.00 per child. FREE spaces are available for families on a lower income. Please contact the museum for further information

Kids Discovery Day – History at the British Schools Museum
Weds 1 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
Go back to the time of Charles Dickens and get into role as a poor street child. Earn your keep doing some chores and helping with laundry day, and get crafting with rag rugs. Do our mystery object quiz and find out about the gruesome and hazardous side of life. If you feel brave you can even have a lesson with a Victorian teacher and practise your pen and ink writing. Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Accompanying children 3 and under are welcome but they may need extra assistance with some things.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £5 per child, includes a drink and a biscuit in our tearoom. Adults free.

National Play Day at Hertford Castle
Wed 1 Aug 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Hertford, SG14 1HR
Hertford will be joining in with the National Play Day by offering child friendly events in the town centre. Come on down for a spot of shopping, food and some entertainment to keep the kids busy this summer.
www.hertford.gov.uk
Cost: Free entry, prices charged for some activities

Wild Wednesdays at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Wed 1 Aug 2018, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ.
‘Wild Wednesday’ family events taking place every Wednesday during the school holidays. Uncover the story of the art pieces found in the Abbey Gardens by taking on our ‘Abbey Artwork Challenge’ and then unleash your inner artist as you create your own wonderful work using materials and inspiration from the natural world. Tickets are only required for participating children aged 4-12.
visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson
Cost: £4.50 advanced booking, £5 on day (10% discount for booking online). Pre-booking recommended

Kids Discovery Day – History at the British Schools Museum
Thurs 2 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
Go back to the time of Charles Dickens and get into role as a poor street child. Earn your keep doing some chores and helping with laundry day, and get crafting with rag rugs. Do our mystery object quiz and find out about the gruesome and hazardous side of life. If you feel brave you can even have a lesson with a Victorian teacher and practise your pen and ink writing. Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Accompanying children 3 and under are welcome but they may need extra assistance with some things.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £5 per child, includes a drink and a biscuit in our tearoom. Adults free.

Family Fun at Lowewood Museum
Thurs 2 Aug 2018, 12.00pm-3.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
Join us for fun family crafts. No need to book, just drop in during the times stated.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: £1.50 per child (all ages)

Rock at the Castle at Hertford Castle
Sun 5 Aug 2018, 12.30pm-7.00pm
Hertford, SG14 1HR
This well-established free music festival takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Three music stages surround the Castle where live bands, musicians and acoustic acts play to the public. From Rock to Folk, Indie to Pop, this music festival has something for everyone. Food stalls and pop up bar available for refreshments.
www.hertford.gov.uk
Cost: FREE, donations welcomed

Summer Holidays at Hertford Museum
Tues 7 Aug – Thurs 9 Aug 2018, 10.30am-3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)
18 Bull Plain Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
Programme of activities for children and families. Be inspired by our summer exhibition and print with food to make scrumptious still life pictures. Then make your own fake food to take-away!
www.hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: £2.00 per child. FREE spaces are available for families on a lower income. Please contact the museum for further information

Kids Discovery Day – Art at the British Schools Museum
Weds 8 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
Step into the beautiful world of Victorian art and design and release your inner artiste. Discover some fantastic creative processes including paper marbling and pointillism dot painting, as well as trying out print making in the style of William Morris and designing your own cameo badge. Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Accompanying children 3 and under are welcome but they may need extra assistance with some things.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £5 per child, includes a drink and a biscuit in our tearoom. Adults free.

Wild Wednesdays at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Wed 8 Aug 2018, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ.
‘Wild Wednesday’ family events taking place every Wednesday during the school holidays. Birds are brilliant so we are going to celebrate our feathered friends by making bird feeders, learning about healthy foods you can feed your local ducks and taking part in games and art and craft activities. Tickets are only required for participating children aged 4-12.
visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson
Cost: £4.50 advanced booking, £5 on day (10% discount for booking online). Pre-booking recommended

Kids Discovery Day – Art at the British Schools Museum
Thurs 9 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
Step into the beautiful world of Victorian art and design and release your inner artiste. Discover some fantastic creative processes including paper marbling and pointillism dot painting, as well as trying out print making in the style of William Morris and designing your own cameo badge. Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Accompanying children 3 and under are welcome but they may need extra assistance with some things.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £5 per child, includes a drink and a biscuit in our tearoom. Adults free.

Cassiobury Farm Open Days
Thurs 9 Aug 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Rousebarn Lane, Croxley Green, WD3 3GG
Come and visit our rare breeds farm, with Soay Sheep, Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, Pygmy Goats, Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Miniature Horses & Donkeys, Turkeys, Pheasants and so much more. Lots of fun for the kids – bouncy castle, face painting, fishing, crazy golf, mini-tractor rides and animal encounters. Come and enjoy lunch on the meadow from our BBQ station or snack shop. Access by foot only, apart from blue-badge disabled drivers.
www.cassioburyfarm.co.uk
Cost: Adult £8, Child (5-16) £5, Under 5s Free

Wriggly Creatures Pond Dipping on Stanmore Common
Thurs 9 Aug 2018, 10.30am-12.00pm
Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 3HQ
Bring the kids along for this school holiday event and see what wriggly creatures live under the surface of the balancing ponds at Stanmore Country Park.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: This event is free to attend. However, as a registered charity, any donations are greatly appreciated. We suggest a donation of £3 for members and £5 for non-members to cover our administration costs.

Family Fun at Lowewood Museum
Thurs 9 Aug 2018, 12.00pm-3.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
Join us for fun family crafts. No need to book, just drop in during the times stated.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: £1.50 per child (all ages)

Garden Theatre – Dr Dolittle at Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Thurs 9 Aug 2018, gates open at 6pm, starts at 7pm
Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX
“Will you stop your daydreaming”? Join us on the Sunken Lawns of Knebworth House this summer. Hot drinks and ice creams sold on site. After performing two amazing and creative shows at Knebworth House in 2017, the multi-award winning theatre group, Illyria is back this year with their rendition of Hugh Lofting’s Dr Dolittle. Set on the Sunken Lawn within the 28-acres of delightful Formal Gardens at Knebworth House, this performance will be sure to capture the imaginations of visitors young and old. Recommended for children aged 5+ and their families.
www.knebworthhouse.com/event
Cost: £14 adult, £10 child, £42 family (2 adults + 2 children)

Big Wild Sleep Out at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 5.00pm-9.00am
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
The Big Wild Sleep Out is a unique opportunity for families to spend a night out in the wild! Join us for a night camping under the stars and connect with nature as the nocturnal wildlife awakens on the reserve.Take part in bush craft activities and nature crafts and join us for a guided Bat Walk around the reserve. Glimpse inside the moth trap and discover an array of hypnotising species or get up close and personal to birds as they are ringed and released. We’ll also be gathering around the campfire to share stories and toast marshmallows! All bookings for this event are online via the Eventbrite website. Please see: www.eventbrite.co.uk
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: Adult RSPB Members £20, Child RSPB Members £10, Adult Non Members £25 and Child Non Members £12.50. All charges are subject to online booking fee.

 


Events: Saturday 11th August – Friday 17th August 2018

Big Wild Sleep Out at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 5.00pm-9.00am
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
The Big Wild Sleep Out is a unique opportunity for families to spend a night out in the wild! Join us for a night camping under the stars and connect with nature as the nocturnal wildlife awakens on the reserve.Take part in bush craft activities and nature crafts and join us for a guided Bat Walk around the reserve. Glimpse inside the moth trap and discover an array of hypnotising species or get up close and personal to birds as they are ringed and released. We’ll also be gathering around the campfire to share stories and toast marshmallows! All bookings for this event are online via the Eventbrite website. Please see: www.eventbrite.co.uk
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: Adult RSPB Members £20, Child RSPB Members £10, Adult Non Members £25 and Child Non Members £12.50. All charges are subject to online booking fee.

Steam, Crafts & Country Life Fair at Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Sat 11 Aug & Sun 12 Aug 2018, from 10.00am – 5.00pm (last admission 4pm)
Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX
Now in its 8th year, the Knebworth Country, Crafts & Steam Fair has something for everyone. All day entertainment will include steam engines – both full size and scale, Equestrienne Horse Stunt Display Team, Knights of Honour fighting knights and medieval village, the FANY’s Historical Display Team on horseback, birds of prey flying displays, terrier racing, children’s entertainer Mario Magic, the goat show including bottle feeding lambs and kids, children’s petting pens, historical re-enactment and much much more. Plus demonstrations of rural skills for you to enjoy.
www.knebworthhouse.com/event
Cost: £9.50, Family ticket (for 4 persons) £34, under 3s go FREE. Early bird discounts available.

Family Arts Studios at Broadway, Letchworth
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 10.00am-2.00pm
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3DD
Family Arts Studio is a free drop-in activity from 10am-1pm on the second Sunday of each month. Led by professional artists, the sessions involve a hands-on craft activity inspired by the art works on display in Broadway Gallery. No booking is required and activities are open to all, but aimed at accompanied children aged 3+.
www.broadway-letchworth.com
Cost: FREE

Fairy Craft Workshop at Rhodes Art Complex Museum
Mon 13 Aug – Weds 15 Aug 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
These children’s workshops are a fantastic way to enjoy an activity with the kids and try something new! No need to book, just head to reception on arrival.You’re welcome to join us for our fairy craft activity all ready for the Fairy Fayre! Keep your ticket for free admission to the craft activity at the Fairy Fayre on the 18th August.
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: £2

Summer Holidays at Hertford Museum
Tues 14 Aug – Thurs 16 Aug 2018, 10.30am-3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)
18 Bull Plain Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
Programme of activities for children and families. Discover how to upcycle crisp packets, plastic bags and other food packaging into something cool and creative to wear!
www.hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: £2.00 per child. FREE spaces are available for families on a lower income. Please contact the museum for further information

Messy Wellies at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Messy Wellies event is run once a month and is the perfect way to spend a morning in nature, learning and playing with your under 5s. Booking essential – contact 01992 708383 or [email protected]
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £3.50 per child for RSPB members and £4.50 per child for non-members. Normal reserve entry charges apply – Free parking for RSPB members and £4 per vehicle for non-members.

Kids Discovery Day – Science at the British Schools Museum
Weds 15 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
Be inspired by the spectacular inventions and discoveries of Victorian scientists. Explore how electricity moves in a circuit, go up, up and away and make your own hot air balloon model, experiment with photography using the sun, and even design your own vintage animation. Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Accompanying children 3 and under are welcome but they may need extra assistance with some things.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £5 per child, includes a drink and a biscuit in our tearoom. Adults free.

Wild Wednesdays at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ.
‘Wild Wednesday’ family events taking place every Wednesday during the school holidays. Natures giants the trees are terrific and what better way to to celebrate this by making friends with a tree, giving them faces of their own using clay and natural objects, take part in scavenger hunts and art and craft activities. Tickets are only required for participating children aged 4-12.
visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson
Cost: £4.50 advanced booking, £5 on day (10% discount for booking online). Pre-booking recommended

Kids Discovery Day – Science at the British Schools Museum
Thurs 16 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
Be inspired by the spectacular inventions and discoveries of Victorian scientists. Explore how electricity moves in a circuit, go up, up and away and make your own hot air balloon model, experiment with photography using the sun, and even design your own vintage animation. Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Accompanying children 3 and under are welcome but they may need extra assistance with some things.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £5 per child, includes a drink and a biscuit in our tearoom. Adults free.

Family Fun at Lowewood Museum
Thurs 16 Aug 2018, 12.00pm-3.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
Join us for fun family crafts. No need to book, just drop in during the times stated.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: £1.50 per child (all ages)

 

 


Events: Saturday 18th August – Friday 24th August 2018

Dino Adventure at Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Sat 18 Aug 2018, from 10.00am – 5.00pm (last admission 4pm)
Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX
Experience the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs at Knebworth House Dino Adventure with amazing hands-on Dino Animal Encounters throughout the day. Aspiring palaeontologists and brave explorers can conquer our special dinosaur trail, travelling back in time to face the 72 life-sized dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures! Visitors will have hands-on experiences with the reptilian relatives on the dinosaurs, our snakes, lizards and tortoises. Meet the relatives of the amphibians who shared this prehistoric world and much more.
www.knebworthhouse.com/event
Cost: Normal admission prices apply, under 3s go FREE. Trail sheets will be available from the Gift Shop for £1 (sold separately to Park & Gardens admission, last sale 3:00 pm).

Cassiobury Farm Open Days
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Rousebarn Lane, Croxley Green, WD3 3GG
Come and visit our rare breeds farm, with Soay Sheep, Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, Pygmy Goats, Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Miniature Horses & Donkeys, Turkeys, Pheasants and so much more. Lots of fun for the kids – bouncy castle, face painting, fishing, crazy golf, mini-tractor rides and animal encounters. Come and enjoy lunch on the meadow from our BBQ station or snack shop. Access by foot only, apart from blue-badge disabled drivers.
www.cassioburyfarm.co.uk
Cost: Adult £8, Child (5-16) £5, Under 5s Free

Fairy Fayre at Rhodes Art Complex Museum
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
This August come and join the Rhodes Art Complex Museum for an enchanting and magical day filled with fairy themed films, stalls and activities for the family. There will be a film screenings of Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy at 11am, and Strange Magic at 2pm. The day will then finish with an interactive screening of the David Bowie classic Labyrinth (certificate U) for the adults. Something for everyone, this is a day not to be missed!
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: Free admission, cinema and craft activity incur separate cost – £2 for the craft activity; Cinema Screenings (11am & 2pm) Adult £5, Child £3

Summer Craft Workshop at Rhodes Art Complex Museum
Mon 20 Aug – Wed 22 Aug 2018, 11.00am
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
Head down to the museum and choose one of our summer sea-side themed craft activities.
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: £2

Summer Holidays at Hertford Museum
Tues 21 Aug – Thurs 23 Aug 2018, 10.30am-3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)
18 Bull Plain Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
Programme of activities for children and families. Help us celebrate the global breadth of our museum collections by creating a map-mobile. Create crafty animals inspired by the adventures of Victorian explorer Alfred Russell Wallace.
www.hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: £2.00 per child. FREE spaces are available for families on a lower income. Please contact the museum for further information

Kids Discovery Day – Geography at the British Schools Museum
Weds 22 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
Join us for a trip around the world in 80 days, hang on, make that 2 hours. Inspired by the journey of Phineas Fogg, we will be writing with Egyptian hieroglyphs, making Indian rangoli pictures, creating Japanese fans, decorating yummy American flag treats and modeling an English clay teacup. Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Accompanying children 3 and under are welcome but they may need extra assistance with some things.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £5 per child, includes a drink and a biscuit in our tearoom. Adults free.

Punch and Judy Show at Rhodes Art Complex Museum
Wed 22 Aug 2018, 11.30am & 1.30pm
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
If you haven’t managed to see a Punch and Judy show this summer, come along for this fantastic, traditional pop up show. No need to book, just turn up!
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: The show is free, but donations are welcome

Wild Wednesdays at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Wed 22 Aug 2018, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ.
‘Wild Wednesday’ family events taking place every Wednesday during the school holidays. Learn more about the mammals that live in Lee Valley Regional Park with quizzes, arts and crafts and games. Tickets are only required for participating children aged 4-12.
visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson
Cost: £4.50 advanced booking, £5 on day (10% discount for booking online). Pre-booking recommended

Kids Discovery Day – Geography at the British Schools Museum
Thurs 23 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
Join us for a trip around the world in 80 days, hang on, make that 2 hours. Inspired by the journey of Phineas Fogg, we will be writing with Egyptian hieroglyphs, making Indian rangoli pictures, creating Japanese fans, decorating yummy American flag treats and modeling an English clay teacup. Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Accompanying children 3 and under are welcome but they may need extra assistance with some things.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £5 per child, includes a drink and a biscuit in our tearoom. Adults free.

Cassiobury Farm Open Days
Thurs 23 Aug 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Rousebarn Lane, Croxley Green, WD3 3GG
Come and visit our rare breeds farm, with Soay Sheep, Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, Pygmy Goats, Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Miniature Horses & Donkeys, Turkeys, Pheasants and so much more. Lots of fun for the kids – bouncy castle, face painting, fishing, crazy golf, mini-tractor rides and animal encounters. Come and enjoy lunch on the meadow from our BBQ station or snack shop. Access by foot only, apart from blue-badge disabled drivers.
www.cassioburyfarm.co.uk
Cost: Adult £8, Child (5-16) £5, Under 5s Free

Family Fun at Lowewood Museum
Thurs 23 Aug 2018, 12.00pm-3.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
Join us for fun family crafts. No need to book, just drop in during the times stated.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: £1.50 per child (all ages)

Family Minibeast Safari on Cassiobury Park LNR
Thurs 23 Aug 2018, 1.00pm-3.00pm
On the A412 Watford to Rickmansworth road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7LG
Hunt for the many different minibeasts that live in the nature reserve. Using sweep nets, we’ll see what we can catch and then look at finds together to identify the insects we find.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: This event is free to attend. However, as a registered charity, any donations are greatly appreciated. We suggest a donation of £3 for members and £5 for non-members to cover our administration costs.

Theatre in the Park: Peter Pan at Hatfield House and Park
Thurs 23 Aug 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ
Filled with catchy music, heaps of audience interaction, a laugh-a-minute script, and the opportunity to meet the characters after the show, this hilarious and exciting musical of the boy who never grew up promises to have every member of the family entertained throughout. Suitable for ages 4 plus.
www.hatfield-house.co.uk
Cost: Adult £12, Conc £11, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £40, Under 3s FREE

 

 


Events: Saturday 25th August – Friday 31st August 2018

Minibeast Safari at Great Ashby Park
Sun 26 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Weston, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7AD
Search for bugs and beasties at this interesting site near Stevenage. Come and see what insects, spiders and other minibeasts we can find hiding in the long grass and trees. Try your hand at using a sweep net and examine what you catch up close. Suitable for all.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: This event is free to attend. However, as a registered charity, any donations are greatly appreciated. We suggest a donation of £3 per person for members and £5 for non-members to cover our administration costs.

Family Butterflies on Hilfield Park Reservoir
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
On the A41 towards Barnet, Between Bushey and Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD25 8DA
There are 59 types of butterfly in the UK but how many of each will you see? Learn to identify the butterflies around the reserve, and how to attract them to your garden. This is a special event for families, with arts and crafts, spotter sheets and other butterfly bounties to take home!
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: This event is free to attend. However, as a registered charity, any donations are greatly appreciated. We suggest a donation of £3 for members and £5 for non-members to cover our administration costs.

The Glastonbabies Festival Show at Rhodes Art Complex
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 11.00am & 1.00pm
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
It is a welcome return for Glastonbabies, bringing their hit festival show to Rhodes Arts Complex at the end of a 30-show summer tour across the South East.Glastonbabies is a unique combination of top-class musicianship, brilliantly devised non-stop interactive music making and movement with amazing play activities embedded into each performance.The show culminates in the story of Milli-pillar, the mega puppet which becomes a huge interactive installation in front of your eyes. A truly exhilarating experience for under 6’s and their families.
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: £9

Summer Holidays at Hertford Museum
Tues 28 Aug – Thurs 30 Aug 2018, 10.30am-3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)
18 Bull Plain Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
Programme of activities for children and families. Find out about dinosaurs and fossil hunting. Make a fabulous dinosaur jelly print, press your own dinosaur fossil and more!
www.hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: £2.00 per child. FREE spaces are available for families on a lower income. Please contact the museum for further information

Kids Discovery Day – Music at the British Schools Museum
Weds 29 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
If you are feeling tuneful, join us for a fun and musical activity workshop. Take part in some interactive singing games, make your own instruments and compose your own music with sound patterns, as well as lots of nursery rhyme themed crafts. Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Accompanying children 3 and under are welcome but they may need extra assistance with some things.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £5 per child, includes a drink and a biscuit in our tearoom. Adults free.

Wild Wednesdays at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ.
‘Wild Wednesday’ family events taking place every Wednesday during the school holidays. The afternoon will include the chance to go on your own minibeast safari, collecting them using the equipment provided for a close up view of our marvelous minibeasts. Tickets are only required for participating children aged 4-12.
visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson
Cost: £4.50 advanced booking, £5 on day (10% discount for booking online). Pre-booking recommended

Theatre in the Park: Treasure Island at Hatfield House and Park
Weds 29 Aug 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ
With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling Boxtree Production’s invites audiences to enjoy this classic tale of adventure, treasure and, of course, rum, in Boxtree Production’s unique and energetic way! Dressing up is encouraged!
www.hatfield-house.co.uk
Cost: Adult £14.50, Children under 16 £10, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £38

Kids Discovery Day – Music at the British Schools Museum
Thurs 30 Aug 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
If you are feeling tuneful, join us for a fun and musical activity workshop. Take part in some interactive singing games, make your own instruments and compose your own music with sound patterns, as well as lots of nursery rhyme themed crafts. Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Accompanying children 3 and under are welcome but they may need extra assistance with some things.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £5 per child, includes a drink and a biscuit in our tearoom. Adults free.

Family Fun at Lowewood Museum
Thurs 30 Aug 2018, 12.00pm-3.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
Join us for fun family crafts. No need to book, just drop in during the times stated.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: £1.50 per child (all ages)

Lee Valley Bug Club at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Thurs 30 Aug 2018, 1.00pm-2.30pm
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ.
A chance for pre-school children to explore the natural world with Forest School inspired outdoor activities. The activities for 2-5 year olds and the adults accompanying them are led by an experienced outdoor educator. Little ones can have a fun and exciting time exploring the gardens for bugs and finding out about what they catch. Appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoors is essential.
visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson
Cost: £4 per child; booking needed