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

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July Events in Herts

 

Events: Saturday 1st July – Sunday 9th July 2017

Octonauts at Lee Valley Park Farms
Sat 1 July 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2EF
Jumping Jellyfish! Captain Barnacles and Kwazii are coming to Lee Valley Park Farms. This summer, to see the adventurous duo in their interactive Octonauts™: To Your Stations mini show. Pre-booking is required.
www.lvfarms.co.uk
Cost: £9.00 adults, conc and children (2-18 years), under 2’s FREE

Stay and Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum
Sat 1 July 2017, 10.30am – 4.30pm
18 Bull Plain Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
On the first Saturday of each month, The Andrews Room at Hertford Museum will be open for families to enjoy a free play session. Come along and play with traditional wooden toys, make something crafty and read a book. Whilst you are here why not use the discovery station toys to explore the galleries too?
www.hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: Free entry, just drop in

PAW Patrol at Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Sun 2 July 2017, from 10.00am – 2.00pm
Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX
PAW PatrolTM, ready for action, Ryder, sir! On the 2nd July, Chase and Marshall from Paw PatrolTM, as seen on Nick Jr. will be making appearances in Knebworth Park at intervals between 10am and 2pm. Don’t forget to bring your camera because you may get the opportunity to take photos!
www.knebworthhouse.com/event
Cost: Normal admission prices apply, under 3s go FREE

Summer Splash at Lee Valley White Water Centre
Sun 2 July 2017, from 11.00am – 5.00pm
Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB
Splash into summer at Lee Valley White Water Centre with a day of action packed activities and entertainment for all the family! There is something for everyone to enjoy, including: face painting; Bouncy Castles; TWO inflatable obstacle courses and canoeing sessions on the venue’s lake. There will also be live music at The Terrace Bar & Café, plus a chance to sample some paid for activities on the water such as Scuba® Diving, Hydrospeeding, Hot Dogs and White Water Rafting.
gowhitewater.co.uk
Cost: FREE entry with some paid for activities

Victorian Lesson at the British Schools Museum
Sun 2 July 2017, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
On the first Sunday of each month (March – November) you can enjoy a Victorian lesson at no extra charge! Lessons start at 2:30pm & 3:30pm – don’t be late! Booking recommended.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission charge applies

Messy Church at St. Francis Church, Welwyn Garden City
Sun 2 July 2017, 4.00pm-5.30pm
Church Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6QJ
Messy Church takes place once a month on a Sunday from 4pm to 5:30pm.  The session will be tailored for two groups Key stage one and under and Key stage two and comprises of welcome, interactive story, arts and crafts session, team games and song time followed by high tea for all.
www.stfranciswgc.org.uk
Cost: £3 for 2 adults and child, 50p for any additional child.

Sarah and Duck at Broadway, Letchworth
Tues 4 July 2017, 5.00pm
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3DD
For ages 3+.
www.broadway-letchworth.com
Cost: £6.00, Family ticket £20.00

The Wiz at The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre
Tues 4 July – Sat 8 July 2017, 7.30pm (and also 2.30pm on Sat)
Very many know the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but in this new super soul musical version it’s a fantasy for today – mysterious, opulent and fanciful – a dream conjured up by a space-age child with Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul.
www.pumphouse.info
Cost: £6 per ticket

Crafty Chefs Toddler Cooking Workshop
Weds 5 July 2017, 10.00am -11.00am
Irkdale Avenue, Enfield, EN1 4BD
One hour cooking workshop for preschoolers on Wednesdays and Fridays during term time. Make and bake a different recipe and then have a snack and a drink whilst we read a story, taste and talk about the incredients we are using. Please contact organiser to confrim availabilty, before booking as there are only 6 places. Age Group : All ages but best for pre-schoolers.
www.craftychefs.co.uk
Cost: £8 per child

Peter Pan at The Alban Arena
Thurs 6 July – Sat 8 July 2017, 7.30pm (Sat 2.30pm)
Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD
The legend of Peter Pan has been delighting children for over 100 years and this faithful new version is an adventure, perfect for the whole family.
www.alban-arena.co.uk
Cost: £16.00 (conc. £2 off), £15.00 (conc. £1.50 off), £13.00 (a transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases)

The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Rhodes Art Complex
Fri 7 July 2017, 4.30pm
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
This truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s new bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style (Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Pirate Gran) and promises wit, drama, and wedding bells! Suitable for children aged 3+, but slightly younger children may enjoy the show too. 
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: Adults £15, £13 Conc (under 16 and age 60 and over), £13 each for a family of 4. There will be a £1.50 per ticket fee charged up to a maximum of £6.

Wildlife Watch at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sun 9 July 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Our friendly and knowledgeable reserve guides will be stationed in a hide with their telescope watching out for birds and other wildlife. Drop in and find out what’s about as well as getting help in spotting and identifying what you see.
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: FREE (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Hertford Theatre
Sun 9 July 2017, 1.00pm & 3.00pm
Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PS
This truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s new bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style (Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Pirate Gran) and promises wit, drama, and wedding bells! Suitable for children aged 3+, but slightly younger children may enjoy the show too. 
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £13.00 or £48.00 for a family ticket ( 4 tickets) or Groups of 10+ can get tickets for £11.00 each. Online booking fee of £2.50 per transaction.

Babyballet Present Twinkle and Teddy’s Big Day Out at Rhodes Art Complex
Sun 9 July 2017, 1.00pm & 4.00pm
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
Budding dancers from across the East Herts and West Essex area are taking to the stage to showcase their first fantastic babyballet show. 
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: Adults £12, Under 9s £9. There will be a £1.50 per ticket fee charged up to a maximum of £6.

Wimbledon Family Fun Day
Sun 9 July 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3AD
There’s a chance to emulate Wimbledon at a great free day for all the family to enjoy on the same week as the great tennis event. Open to beginners and seasoned players alike, keen players can enjoy testing their game on some of the best surfaces in London. Participants can get involved in taster sessions and learn tips and tricks on the court, as well as enjoy family fun activities, delicious food and drink, and much more. All equipment will be provided or bring your own if you wish.
visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson
Cost: FREE

 


Events: Monday 10th July – Friday 21st July 2017

Toddler Thursdays at Lowewood Museum
Thurs 13 July 2017, 10.00am – 11.00am and 11.00am – 12.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
These sessions are for our young visitors. Come along and learn a nursery rhyme, share a story and make a craft. Places need to be booked by calling the Museum on 01992 445596.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: £1.50 per child (all ages)

Classic Motor Show at Hatfield House and Park
Sat 15 July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ
The Classic Motor Show returns for its second year at Hatfield House! Come and see some great vehicles on display on the Cricket Pitch with the beautiful Hatfield House in the background. There are loads of awards to be won on the day with some special guests joining in the fun. Parades will take place in front of the House during the day celebrating our motoring heritage.
www.hatfield-house.co.uk
Cost: Adult £11, Senior £1,0 Children (5-15) £7

Mini Beast Safari at Panshanger Park Forest School
Sat 15 July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Join us to explore the hidden world of insects at Panshanger Park with Ian Carle, county recorder for grasshoppers and crickets.  We’ll be searching amongst the undergrowth to see what mini-beasts we can find and taking a close up look at these amazing creatures.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: Free to attend, but donations encouraged. Visit website to book.

Close-Up Magic at Hertford Theatre
Sat 15 July 2017, 8.00pm
Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PS
An intimate evening of close-up magic, trickery and sleight of hand with 3 magicians.  ​Close Up Magic is one of the most popular and impressive forms of the art and this unique event showcases some of the best exponents direct from the sell out shows at The Magic Circle.  Audiences get to experience the magic in the intimate setting of our Studio, often taking part themselves. Prepare to be amazed!
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £16.50. Online booking fee of £2.50 per transaction.

Folk at the Oak at Hatfield House and Park
Sun 16 July 2017, 12.00pm-11.00pm
Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ
2017 will mark the 10th Folk by the Oak, an event which has become a firm favourite in the local summer calendar thanks to its consistently high-quality performers and friendly, relaxed atmosphere; a happy mixture of local village fete and the full-on festival experience!
www.hatfield-house.co.uk
Cost: Adults £39.50 when purchased before midnight on 15 July 2017 & £45.00 on day; children aged 5 to 15 £18.00; family of four (two adults/two kids) costs £107.00 and (must be booked BEFORE midnight on Saturday 15 July 2017); 4 years and under FREE

Teddy Bear Picnic at Hertford Castle
Sun 16 July 2017, 12.00pm-5.00pm
Hertford, SG14 1HR
Families and friends are invited to attend the annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic held in the Castle Grounds. Children are urged to bring along a teddy, join in a bear hunt, teddy bear parade and watch the Punch and Judy show. A live brass band concert will perform for visitors to enjoy and Hertford Castle will be open to the public. Free water activities will be running on the River Lea for children and adults to take part in.
www.hertford.gov.uk
Cost: FREE entry

Crafty Chefs Toddler Cooking Workshop
Wed 19 July 2017, 10.00am -11.00am
Irkdale Avenue, Enfield, EN1 4BD
One hour cooking workshop for preschoolers on Wednesdays and Fridays during term time. Make and bake a different recipe and then have a snack and a drink whilst we read a story, taste and talk about the incredients we are using. Please contact organiser to confrim availabilty, before booking as there are only 6 places. Age Group : All ages but best for pre-schoolers.
www.craftychefs.co.uk
Cost: £8 per child

 


Events: From Saturday 22nd July 2017

The Great British Food Festival at Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Sat 22 July & Sun 23 July 2017, from 10.00am
Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX
The event starts at 10am each day, with over 70 artisan stalls, craft and gift stalls, tasty hot food vendors, great chef demos, kids cookery and circus workshops, and live music throughout the day. A great foodie day out for the whole family.
www.knebworthhouse.com/event
Cost: Adults £30.60, child 3-16 years £8.55, under 3s go FREE

Hawking Around at Lee Valley Park Farms
Sat 22 July – Fri 4 Aug 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF
Prepare to take flight as a feathery theme takes over the farm. Hawk around the farmyard trail, enjoy fantastic falconry displays and make sure you enter our competition as you could WIN a falconry experience!
www.lvfarms.co.uk
Cost: £9.00 adults, conc and children (2-18 years), under 2’s FREE. A special £15 per person summer pass is available between 22 July and 3 September offering unlimited visits to the farm throughout that period.

Self-led Pond Dipping at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 22 July – Sun 3 Sept 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Find out what lurks beneath the water at Rye Meads – grab a net, bowl and ID sheet from our visitor centre and take yourselves off for a pond exploration. Will you discover a damselfly nymph, phantom midge larvae or the elusive water scorpion?
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Spring into Summer Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 22 July – Sun 3 Sept 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Take part in our self guided trail and discover what amazing animals and plants are around on the reserve in the summer. Take part in hands on activities along the way and collect your certificate and sticker back at the visitor centre after you’ve completed the trail!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £1 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Summer Spectacular at Willows Activity Farm
Sat 22 July – Sun 3 Sept 2017, 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, where children can find the cut outs of Peter Rabbit and his friends. Come and enjoy a full day of farmyard fun including the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, goat racing around Willows animal race track, 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 £14.50 (£10.50 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £16.50 (£12.50), Senior Citizen £13.50 (£9.50), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £9.50

Beach Play and Park at Lee Valley White Water Centre
Sat 22 July – late Sept 2017, various times
Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB
Join us in our new adventure, our Beach & Play Park. Whether it’s slipping down our mammoth slide, partying in the disco dome or bouncing the day away in the colossal castle, we’re sure your day will be one the kids will talk about all summer long! With a range of different inflatables and a beach for the parents to relax on, this is well a truly fun for all the family.
gowhitewater.co.uk
Cost: From £5 per person

Professor Nitrate’s Summer Of Science at the Gunpowder Mills
Sun 23 July – Weds 26 July 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Join us for summer holiday fun at the Royal Gunpowder Mills every Sunday through to Wednesday 23 July – 23 August where Professor Nitrate has an action packed Summer of Science in store! With fun interactive science shows 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

Music at Myddelton – Folk
Sun 23 July, 6.00pm-8.00pm (entrance into the gardens opens at 17:30 with music starting at 18:00. There will be a 30 minute interval between two sets)
Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG
Visitors can enjoy a variety of folk classics at this outdoor summer concert in the lovely setting of Myddelton House Gardens. To round off the perfect occasion, why not bring a picnic, a rug or camp chair, and maybe even a bottle of wine! Renowned London band, Nathan Hassall Music will provide a varied selection of melodies for the evening (nhmusic.co.uk). A limited number of tickets will be available on the day, but please note, card payments will not be available. Car parking charges will be waived for this event. Seating is not provided for this event, so please bring a blanket or chairs.
visitleevalley.org.uk/myddelton
Cost: Adult £10; concessions £8

The Wiggles at The Alban Arena
Weds 26 July 2017, 7.30pm (Sat 2.30pm)
Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD
The Wiggles Big Show is coming to the UK Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony will play everyone’s favourite Wiggles songs like ‘Hot Potato’, ‘Rock-a-Bye your Bear’ and ‘Do the Propeller!’, along with their Wiggly friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword.
www.alban-arena.co.uk
Cost: £15.50 (a transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases)

Family Fun at Lowewood Museum
Thurs 27 July 2017, 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)

We’re Going On a Bug Hunt! at Batford Springs Local Nature Reserve
Fri 28 July 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 5AT
Join us on the reserve to see what creatures are hiding high and low in the undergrowth! We will be using sweep nets and bug pots to get a closer look. Suitable for all ages.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events
Cost: Free event, but there is a suggest donation of £3 for members and £5 for non-members to cover administration costs.

The Game Fair at Hatfield House and Park
Fri 28 July & Sun 30 July 2017, 6.00am-6.00pm
Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ
The Game Fair boasts a comprehensive itinerary for the whole family, including gundog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry and ferreting. Visitors can also enjoy a host of food, drink and shopping stalls as well as outdoor activities including off-road driving. Ensuring there is something for everyone!
www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events
Cost: Adult £16.50, Child £11, Family (2+2) £47.08

Wildlife Watch at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 29 July 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Our friendly and knowledgeable reserve guides will be stationed in a hide with their telescope watching out for birds and other wildlife. Drop in and find out what’s about as well as getting help in spotting and identifying what you see.
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: FREE (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Festival of Wildlife at Panshanger Park Forest School
Sat 29 July & Sun 30 July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
The 2017 Festival of Wildlife, in association with Herts Natural History Society will once again take place in Tarmac’s beautiful Panshanger Park, near Hertford. 2017 will see more fantastic walks, talks and children’s activities as well as arts, crafts and the chance to meet lots of local conservation organisations.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: Free to attend, but donations encouraged.

Professor Nitrate’s Summer Of Science at the Gunpowder Mills
Sun 30 July – Weds 2 Aug 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Join us for summer holiday fun at the Royal Gunpowder Mills every Sunday through to Wednesday 23 July – 23 August where Professor Nitrate has an action packed Summer of Science in store! With fun interactive science shows 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

We’re Going on a Dragonfly Hunt at Harpenden Common
Mon 31 July 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1DT
Join us on the Common to search for dragonflies, damselflies and their young. Suitable for all ages.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: Free to attend, but donations encouraged. Visit website to book.