Find details of Herts May Bank Holiday Weekend events that are perfect for children and families. You’ll find lots of top things to do around Hertfordshire from fun days and fetes to children’s workshops.

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May Day Weekend Events in Herts


Events: Sat 29th April – Mon 1 May 2017

Children’s Workshop at Watford Museum
Sat 29 April 2017, from 11.00am
194 Lower High St, Watford WD17 2DT
Kick off this Bank Holiday weekend with a fun arts and craft workshop at the museum, hosted by some of the artists of the current exhibition in Space2.
Cost: Museum admission is free

Baldock and Letchworth Fire Station Open Day 2017
Sat 29 April 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Weston Way, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6EY
There will be something for everyone at the Fire Station’s open day.
Cost: FREE

Howard Park & Gardens Spring Celebration
Sat 29 April 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 1RY
Howard Park & Gardens in Letchworth will be filled with music, dancing and arts and crafts in a traditional May Day Spring celebration. An afternoon of traditional maypole dancing, Morris dancing, clay face making and spring crown making with natural materials, and sail boat building.
Cost: Free, but donations to Friends of Howard Park & Gardens welcome

Kimpton May Festival
Fri 28 April – Mon 1 May 2017, from 11.00am
Kimpton, near Harpenden
Kimpton is a village near Harpenden that hosts the largest village festival every year. “At the Movies” is the theme of the 53rd Kimpton May Festival in 2017. New to the festival and in keeping with the theme is the Outdoor Movie Night on Friday at 7.45pm. Come along to Kimpton School Field from 7pm and enjoy Mamma Mia on the big screen! Online booking is also available for Wine tasting on Friday, Kimpton Entertains on Saturday, Music Night on Sunday and the Fun Run on Monday.
Cost: Various depending on activities

VE Day at the Gunpowder Mills
Sat 29 April – Mon 1 May 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
VE Weekend returns with fanfare to the Royal Gunpowder Mills April 29 – May 1 as the historic Waltham Abbey attraction welcomes back its flagship event, inviting visitors to join in Victory in Europe Day celebrations and remembrance. RAF flypass on Sunday.
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

May Day Fun at Hatfield Park Farm
Mon 1 May 2017, 10.00am-5.30pm
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB
More information coming soon on what we will have in store for the May Day bank holiday.
Cost: Normal farm admission prices apply, £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and under 3’s are free.

Bio-Blitz at Shepreth Wildlife Park
Mon 1 May 2017, 10.00am-6.00pm
Station Road, Shepreth, nr Royston, Herts, SG8 6PZ
Become a wildlife explorer for the day and be part of a real scientific expedition to document the wildlife living in our ponds and native species gardens around our grounds. Join us at the Bioblitz Discovery Centre to start our journey with activities including pond dipping, minibeast searching, bird watching and bat detecting.
Cost: Normal admission rates apply.

May Day at the British Schools Museum
Mon 1 May 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Come along and try your hand (and feet) at the following: Maypole Dancing; Country Dancing; Morris Men. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Refreshments available.
Cost: FREE admission

Lemsford Fete
St John’s C of E Primary School, Lemsford, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 7TR
Mon 1 May 201, 12.00pm-4.00pm
First held in 1959, this splendid event provides a true English country fete experience which includes maypole dancing, coconut shy, merry-go-round, jazz band and Pimms tent. We hope you will come and enjoy an afternoon of great food and drink, music and games.
Cost: Adults £2.00, Senior Citizens, £1.00 Children under 16 FREE. Parking is free

Aldbury May Fair
Mon 1 May 2017, 12.00pm-5.00pm
Aldbury Village, near Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5RT
A great day out with stalls and activities to keep everyone entertained!
Cost: Charge for some activities. There’s plenty of parking available – the £3 charge goes to Ridgway Scouts and Friends of Adbury School and includes your programme with map and all the info on what’s on and where.