Top local listings for September events in Herts that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families! Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do.

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS IN HERTS

 

EVENTS: FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf at Hertford Theatre
Fri 1 Sept – Sat 2 Sept 2017, 11.00am & 2.00pm
Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PS
Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before.
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £9 per ticket

Spring into Summer Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Fri 1 Sept – 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)

Self-led Pond Dipping at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Fri 1 Sept – 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)

Cassiobury Farm Open Days
Sat 2 Sept 2017 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.
www.cassioburyfarm.co.uk
Cost: Adult £7, Child (5-16) £5, Under 5s Free

St Albans Fire Station Open Day
Sun 3 Sept 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
153 London Road, St Albans, AL1 1
This FREE event will offer an insight into the life of a firefighter as well as a chance to look around the London Road station. There will be various attractions and stalls at the family-friendly day including face painting by Aceface Creations, a bouncy castle and of course Sandy Art!
www.facebook.com/events/256292238190244
Cost: FREE

Mini Beast Safari at Great Ashby Park
Sun 3 Sept 2017, 10.30am-12.00pm
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 6AR
Learn to identify non-native plant species… 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 ages.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: Free to attend, but donations of £3 or £5 encouraged. Visit website to book.

Victorian Lesson at the British Schools Museum
Sun 3 Sept 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

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show at The Radlett Centre
Sun 3 Sept 2017, 3.00pm
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8HL
You think Science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen before. Designed for children of six years and up, the brand new Spectacular Science Show explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringle tubes!
www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Cost: £10, £8 (under 16’s) + 76p per ticket booking fee.

Potato Shindig at Willows Activity Farm
Mon 4 Sept – Sun 24 Sept 2017, various times
Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Harvest your FREE bag of potatoes at Willows Potato Patch. Plus tattie-tastic potato arts and crafts and Spuddy our potato mascot in his own shows!
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

 


EVENTS: FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER – THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Brambleton’s September 2017 Open Day
Sat 9 Sept 2017, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Brambleton Model Railway Club, Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4
Come along to Brambleton Model Railway Club on the 9th of September 2017 and see one of the country’s largest outdoor model railways in action. We have an extensive double track ‘O’ gauge mainline and a live steam operated 16mm (sm32) scale garden line. Brambleton refreshments served throughout the afternoon!
www.brambleton.org.uk
Cost: Adults £2.50, Children £1.50

Big Sports Day, Watford
Sat 9 Sept 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Cassiobury Park, Watford WD18 7LB
Come along to The Parade for a fun filled day of free sports, fitness and general health based activities to try out and experience. Fun for all the family.
www.watfordbigevents.co.uk/bigsportsday

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon at The Radlett Centre
Sat 9 Sept 2017, 2.00pm
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8HL
Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom’s endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers’ friendship apart can their dragon’s amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse? For adults and cool kids of all ages (not recommended for under 2s).
www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Cost: £10, £36 (Family Ticket) + 76p per ticket booking fee.

Stick Man at Hertford Theatre
Sat 9 Sept (1.00pm & 3.00pm) & Sun 10 Sept 2017 (11.00am & 1.00pm)
The Wash, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PS
Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is coming back to Hertford Theatre!
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £13 per ticket, Family ticket £48

Heritage Day in Hertford
Sat 9 Sept 2017, from 9.00am
Hertford Town Centre
Local groups will be putting on displays featuring local history, traditional arts such as weaving and spinning. Local historical buildings will open their doors to the public and the streets will be filled with historical re-enactment, folklore and dance from days gone by. Also join in with the Heritage Trail and historical walks around the County Town.
www.hertford.gov.uk

Baby and Toddler Table Top Sale at Francis Combe Academy, Watford
Sat 9 Sept 2017, 10.00am-11.45am
Horseshoe Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 7HW
An indoor table top sale for people that want to sell their second hand baby, toddler and childrens items, and those that want to buy them. Our visitors can browse each sellers table and pick out exactly what they need, paying the seller direct. Email [email protected]
www.lotsfortotssale.co.uk
Cost: Entry is £1 per adult.

Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum and Fire Station Open Day
Sat 9 Sept 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Lower High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2AD
Based at the Watford Fire Station, the Hertfordshire Fire Museum is the only one in the county and displays the history of fire-fighting from very early days. There is a substantial collection of various items of fire service equipment/uniform/documents (old and new), with a large and varied photographic display of fire appliances, fire/incident scenes and local fire history. The Fire Station will also be holding an open day with demonstrations and children’s activities.
www.heritageopendays.org.uk
Cost: FREE

St Albans Signal Box and Railway Museum
Sat 9 Sept – Sun 10 Sept 2017, 10.00-5.00pm
Ridgemont Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL13AJ
This Midland Main Line Signal Box built in 1892 and Grade II listed has been fully restored and offers visitors the opportunity to see how trains were controlled during the steam days of British Railways. A free ride on steam railway in the car park and tea or coffee served on the lawn. New for this year a chance to meet the famous author of children’s Railway Books and railway artist Pauline Hazelwood who will be at the Signal Box on the Sunday. A great visit for all ages.
www.sigbox.co.uk
Cost: FREE

Baby and Toddler Table Top Sale at The Hemel Hempstead School
Sun 10 Sept 2017, 11.00am-12.30pm
Heath Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 1TX
An indoor table top sale for people that want to sell their second hand baby, toddler and children’s items, and those that want to buy them. Our visitors can browse each sellers table and pick out exactly what they need, paying the seller direct. Email [email protected]
www.lotsfortotssale.co.uk
Cost: Entry is £1 per adult.

Hertford Castle Heritage Day
Sun 10 Sept 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
The Castle, Hertford SG14 1HR
As part of National Heritage Weekend, Hertford Castle will open its doors to the public free of charge. Visitors will be able to explore the basement, dungeons, Robing Room and Downshire Suite. The Castle lawn will host a medieval encampment, medieval battles, falconry and much more.
www.hertford.gov.uk
Cost: FREE entry. Donations welcome.

Mini Beast Safari at Batford Springs Local Nature Reserve
Tue 12 Sept 2017, 7.15pm-8.45pm
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 5AT
Evening bat hunt around Batford Springs… Come and join us for a family friendly bat walk around Batford Springs Local Nature Reserve and listen out for these elusive creatures using bat detectors. Please note this walk is weather dependent. Suitable for all.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: Free to attend, but donations of £3 or £5 encouraged. Visit website to book.

Nature Tots at Panshanger Park Forest School
Wed 13 Sept 2017, 10.00am-11.30am
Nr Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Six-week Forest School activity programme aimed specifically at pre-school children aged three to five. Become a wild explorer, search for minibeasts, make mud-pies in our mud kitchen, and much more! Sessions run each Wednesday from 10am – 11.30am, 13 September to 18 October. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: Booking essential for 6 sessions – £24. (£4 per child, per session)

 


EVENTS: FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER – THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2017

Stick Man at Watford Palace Theatre
Sat 16 Sept (1.00pm & 3.00pm) & Sun 17 Sept 2017 (11.00am & 2.00pm)
20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Herts WD17 1JZ
Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is coming back to Watford Palace Theatre! For aged 3 and up, but all ages welcome.
watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Cost: £11.50 (card handling fee applies)

Family Fun Open Day at Watford Colosseum
Sun 17 Sept 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD17 3JN
We are throwing open our doors and inviting you to explore behind the scenes of your local entertainment venue. With backstage tours; sound, lighting & pyrotechnic displays; children’s arts & crafts activities, including biscuit decorating; a rare opportunity to listen to our Compton Organ being performed live; competitions and a whole host of other activities taking place throughout the afternoon, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone.
watfordcolosseum.co.uk
Cost: Free to attend, but booking advised

 


EVENTS: FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2017

Family History Day at Stevenage Museum
Sat 23 Sept 2017, 10.30am – 3.30pm
St George’s Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1XX
Stevenage Family History Society will be here to answer all your genealogical questions! There will be guidance on how to get started as well as help for more experienced researchers.
www.stevenage.gov.uk
Cost: FREE

The Sooty Show at The Radlett Centre
Sat 23 Sept 2017, 11.00am & 2.30pm
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8HL
Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty’s magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep’s escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom. For ages 3 and up.
www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Cost: £12, Family Ticket £40 (4 people) + 76p per ticket booking fee.

Farm Fest at Lee Valley Park Farms
Sat 23 & Sun 24 Sept 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2EF
In addition to our usual fun packed activities, join us for an extra special weekend of farmyard games and much more!
www.lvfarms.co.uk
Cost: £9.00 adults, conc and children (2-18 years) £5.50, under 2’s FREE

Enfield Town & Country Show
Sat 23 Sept & Sun 24 Sept 2017, 11.00am-6.00pm
Enfield Town Park, Enfield, Hertfordshire EN2 6LE
Attractions  range from Rural Crafters, packed main ring, It’s a Dogs World, fabulous shopping and crafts, Amazing Producers, Glass Blowing, Cookery Demonstrations, Gardening Talks, Antique Interaction and Roadshow, Young Entrepreneurs, Circus Shows and Workshops, Solo Artists and Bands throughout the day and so much more.
www.enfieldshow.co.uk
Cost: Adult £5.20 Child £2, Under 5s FREE

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live! at The Spotlight
Sun 24 Sept 2017, 1.00pm & 4.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
Join CBeebies’ Mister Maker in his hit live theatre tour! With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, this fantastic live show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise!
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: Adults £14.50, Children £11, Babes in Arms (under 1) £5, Family ticket £47

Big Fish Little Fish Family Pirate Rave, Watford Collosseum
Sun 24 Sept 2017, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD17 3JN
Award winning, bonkers family fun with Big Fish Little Fish family rave in Watford! World class DJs on the decks playing classic club tracks with bubbles, glowsticks, glitter, crafts, play, club visuals, giant balloons, legendary parachute dance, licensed bar and so much more! Come join the fun at this “Pirate” themed rave – fancy dress encouraged.
www.bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk
Cost: Adult £10.80, Child £7.64, Pre-walkers FREE

Pop Divas Live! at Rhodes Art Complex
Sun 24 Sept 2017, 3.00pm
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
Little Mix will cast some Black Magic, Katy Perry will Roar and of course, Adele will be saying Hello as five enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest pop performers of today. Meghan Trainor, Arianna Grande, Taylor Swift and Rihanna will all be dropping in to the biggest Pop Party ever so make sure you’re there!
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: £15 per ticket. There will be a £1.50 per ticket fee charged up to a maximum of £6.

A Sunny Day: Toddler Mornings at Mill Green Museum
Thurs 28 Sept 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am
Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD
Join us once a month for our relaxed and fun packed toddler workshops. Listen to stories, make something together, visit the Mill and Museum. Drink and biscuit provided. Coffee or tea for adults. No booking required.
www.welhat.gov.uk/familyfun
Cost: £3.00 per toddler (includes entrance to mill/museum)

Toddler Thursdays at Lowewood Museum
Thurs 28 Sept 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)

Lee Valley Bug Club at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Thurs 28 Sept 2017, 1.00pm-2.30pm
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1XQ.
Explore the natural world with Forest School inspired outdoor activities for pre-schoolers and their carers. Led by an experienced outdoor educator, it is guaranteed that the little ones will have a fun and exciting time exploring the gardens for bugs and finding out about what they catch!
visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson
Cost: £4.00 per child

Aargh, a Spider! for Under 5s at Stevenage Museum
Thurs 28 Sept 2017, 1.30pm-2.30pm
St George’s Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1XX
For children under 5 and their parents and carers. Stories, games and art and craft fun.
www.stevenage.gov.uk
Cost: £2 per child

Gardener Jack and the Green Beanstalk at Hertford Theatre
Sat 30 Sept 2017, 12.15pm & 3.15pm
The Wash, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PS
Glastonbabies, the hit festival show for kids, brings you the most interactive version of Jack and the Beanstalk that you will ever encounter. Featuring 8 action songs and games, live music and a 4m high beanstalk. For ages 2-7 years.
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £9.00 per ticket

Create your own Storybook with local author Alice Hemming at Hertford Theatre
Sat 30 Sept 2017, 12.30pm
The Wash, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PS
A fantastic interactive session where you can create and make your own book. The theme is Animals – so bring your favourite cuddly toy for inspiration and creativity! Suitable for ages 6+ (although younger children who are interested in writing may enjoy this session too).
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £3 for children and accompanying adults (materials supplied)

Countryside Live at Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes
Sat 30 Sept – Sun 1 Oct 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Lea Bridge Road Leyton London E10 7QL
This family friendly event has something for all ages and all interests. Whether you are into wildlife, bushcraft, countryside, keeping fit and being safe outdoors or arts and crafts this event has something for you!
visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson
Cost: Adult £5, (two day pass £7), Child FREE

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Hertford Theatre
Sat 30 Sept & Sun 1 Oct 2017, 11.00am & 2.00pm
The Wash, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PS
Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem…,expect to be surprised!
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £13.50 per ticket, Family ticket £46