I am always stuck for things to do in the summer holidays, even when I was a child myself the ideas went out the window. Back then there was no one stop shop for events that were on in the summer so I’ve decided to write this post, that will be updated throughout the summer.
I hope theres something that takes your fancy & if not pop back soon, new bits will be added whenever I find them!
Look no further for your ideas of Summer Holiday Events In Hertfordshire that you can attend.

Summer Holiday Events In Hertfordshire

Festival Of Wildlife at Panshanger Park,Hertford – 29th & 30th July – FREE event for you & your family, you’ve got lots of amazing activities to enjoy over the weekend! Minibeast hunting, an arts & crafts tent, face painting, smart phone safari & SO much more.

For the full low down of whats going on head over to: http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/festival



Willows Farm Summer Spectacular – From NOW till 3rd of Sept – Willow’s farm Summer Spectacular is now on, you’ve got all the usual fun plus their A-Maize-ing maze! I can tell you now you can easily spend the entire day at Willows Farm.
Feel free to take a packed lunch & enjoy it at one of their fantastic picnic spots.
Adult Advance online ticket – £16.50
Child Advance online ticket price – £17.50

Adult – £20
Child – £21

For more information please visit Willow’s Website: http://www.willowsactivityfarm.com
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Wet & Wild Swim Session at Westminster Lodge, St Albans – DAILY 1:30-2:30 – These fabulous sessions are for children with or without an adult where inflatables are provided (under 8s policy applies).
Adult – £2.60
Child (under 16) – £5.00



Skate Disco at RollerCity – Daily throughout the holidays- Please note weekdays this runs 11:45AM – 2:30PM & 3:00PM -5:30PM BUT at weekends it is 10am – 11:30 & 2:00PM till 5:30PM, Sunday mornings being a quieter music session.
Child with own skates – £6.70
Child with skate hire – £8.40
Spectator £3.50

To book please head over to the RollerCity website: http://www.cwentertainment.co.uk/rollercity.php



Mini Disco Friday at Rye-Assic Park – 28th July, 4th Aug, 11th Aug, 18th Aug, 25th Aug & 1st Sept – Boogie on down to Rye-assic park every Friday throughout the holidays!

This is one of B’s favourite places to visit so make sure you check out our review here: http://littlebandme.co.uk/activity-ideas/rye-assic-adventure-park/
Child – £5.95 (Adults go FREE)

For more information please visit Rye-Assic’s website: http://www.rye-house.co.uk/rye-assic-adventure-park



Super Soak Fridays at Herts Sports Village – Every Friday throughout the holidays 8am to 5PM – Weather permitting the fun goes outdoors with this good old fashioned water fight! You can even bring your own water pistol!
A change of clothing & footwear as well as a towel is advised.
Charge per session £28.50

To book head over to the Sports Village website: http://www.hertssportsvillage.co.uk/kids-village-holiday-activities



Beginners Gymnastics at Herts Sports Village – Fri 28th July, 4th Aug & 11th Aug 9am till 9:45 – Beginners session for children aged 3-5. They’ll learn to cartwheel, balance on a beam & so much more. This session is FUN!
Per session – £5.25

To book head over to the Sports Village website: http://www.hertssportsvillage.co.uk/kids-village-holiday-activities



Beginners Gymnastics at Herts Sports Village – Fri 28th July, 4th Aug & 11th Aug 10am till 11am – Beginners session for children aged 5 plus. They’ll learn to cartwheel, balance on a beam & so much more. This session is FUN!
Per session – £7

To book head over to the Sports Village website: http://www.hertssportsvillage.co.uk/kids-village-holiday-activities



Primate Weekend at Paradise Wildlife Park – 29th to 30th July – Over the course of this fantastic weekend you’ll get the usual fabulous daily events at PWP along with promotions, games, gifts & yummy treats.

Paradise Park is a place we regularly visit, please check out our first ever blog post about PWP:https://littlebandme.co.uk/attraction-review/making-memories-our-trip-to-paradise-wildlife-park/

For more information please visit Paradise’s website: https://www.pwpark.com/whats-on/events/primate-weekend



St Albans Family Fun Day & Fayre – 30th July – Family fun for all. From petting zoo to bouncy castles. From donkey rides to bungee trampolines. It sounds like they’ve got it all. This fantastic event is being held at St Albans Girls’ School.
£1 entry fee (Under 1’s FREE)

For more information please visit RLD Event’s website: https://www.rldevents.co.uk/events



Olivant Equine Display at Standalone Farm – 31st July till 4th Aug – Standalone farm are treating you to a NEW show. You’ll witness daredevil galloping garrotcha, followed by by a display on long lines or at liberty & even a dance on horseback! The usual farm fun is still available at this time!
Adult – £7
Child – £5.50 (Under 2’s FREE)

For more information please visit Standalone Farm’s website: http://www.standalonefarm.com



Character Dress Up Day – 31st July, 7th Aug, 14th Aug, 21st Aug & 28th Aug – Head over to Rye-Assic park to say hello to some of your favourite characters. Plenty of fun to be had with lots of photo opportunities.
Child – £5.95 (Adults go FREE)

For more information please visit Rye-Assic’s website: http://www.rye-house.co.uk/rye-assic-adventure-park



Unlimited Soft Play at Herts Sports Village – 31st Jul, 3rd Aug, 7th Aug, 10th Aug, 14th Aug, 17th Aug, 21st Aug, 24th Aug & 31st Aug 9am till 12 – Fabulous fun for under 5’s, while away a few hours with fabulous soft play fun.
Per session – £6 Under 1’s FREE!

To book head over to the Sports Village website: http://www.hertssportsvillage.co.uk/kids-village-holiday-activities



Messy Play at Rye-Assic Park – 1st Aug, 3rd Aug, 8th Aug, 10th Aug, 15th Aug, 17th Aug, 22nd Aug, 24th Aug, 29th Aug & 31st Aug – Run amok at Rye-Assic & get messy! SO much fun to be had along with all the usual bits & bobs they have to offer.
Child – £5.95 (Adults go FREE)

For more information please visit Rye-Assic’s website: http://www.rye-house.co.uk/rye-assic-adventure-park



Hertford Play Day – 2nd Aug – So many fabulous events going on in the picture-esque town of Hertford.
From Circus workshops at Salisbury Square to Animal handling with Paradise Wildlife Park in Bircherley Green.
These events are a mixture of FREE & Charged.
For more information please visit: http://www.hertford.gov.uk/events/national-play-day-2017-325/



Sing-A-Long with Elsa at Rye-Assic Park – 2nd & 16th Aug – Head over to Rye-Assic Park for s fabulous sing-a-long with Elsa. Elsa will be singing her heart out. Will you be singing too?
All the usual soft play items & outdoor bits are still open!
Child – £5.95 (Adults go FREE)

For more information please visit Rye-Assic’s website: http://www.rye-house.co.uk/rye-assic-adventure-park



Tiger Day at Shepreth Wildlife Park – 4th Aug – Amba, Shepreth Wildlife Park’s resident tiger, marks her 19th birthday on 4th August, and is once again hosting a fabulous birthday party to celebrate!
Theres lots going on from balloon modelling to a fabulous bouncy castle.
Adult – £11.99
Child – £9.99

We recently reviewed Shepreth so if you aren’t sure whether you should visit take a look at our glowing review: http://littlebandme.co.uk/attraction-review/shepreth-wildlife-park-review/

For more information please visit Shepreth’s site: https://sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk/event/tiger-day-2/



The Jolly Summer Fete at the Jolly Fisherman in Ware – 5th Aug – A fabulous fete in aid of Isabel Hospice. So much to do! A live jazz band, face painting, BBQ, Bouncy castle & so much more.

For more information please check out their Facebook event post: Here



Train & Track Play at The Sensory Space, Ware – 5th Aug – Does your little one love playing with Trains? Cars? Roads or Tracks?
Look no further than this event that’ll be sure to keep them entertained!
The event runs from 10am till 4:30pm, but slots are one hour long. You can of course book on more than one to keep the fun going for longer!
£5 Per hour long session

To book head over to: https://www.kidzcentral.co.uk/hertfordshire/kids-classes/1413-train-track-play-train-andplay



The Paper Mill Summer Fun Day And Duck Race, Hemel Hempstead – 5th Aug – From 12 till 6 theres lots for you & your family to enjoy. From a yummy BBQ to a duck race. There’s garden games, craft stalls & a DJ too!

For full information on the event: Click Here



UNGULATE & PADDOCKS WEEKEND at Paradise Wildlife Park 5th & 6th Aug- A fun weekend for you & your family.
Adult £19.80
Child £16.50 (Under 2’s FREE)

To book tickets head over to PWP’S website: https://www.pwpark.com/tickets



AWD Family Fun Day at Cassiobury Park – 6th Aug – AWD are hosting a family fun day. The day will be filled with exciting games, challenges & activities for the whole family.
Adults – £5
Child – Donate stationary.

For more information please visit: Here



Dino Adventure at Knebworth House – 6th Aug – Fabulous dino inspired day at Knebworth house. Enjoy the dino trail quiz & claim your reward at the end, hands on experiences with dinosaurs reptilian relatives, hunt for fossils & SO much more. Of course the usual delights are still available at Knebworth House so bring a picnic & make a day of it.
Adults & Children £9.50 each (Under 2’s FREE)

For more information please visit: http://www.knebworthhouse.com/event/dino-adventure



Meet & Hold Our Owls at Pet’s Corner, Harlow – 7th Aug – Head over to Pet’s Corner to meet Jager & Pixie with a chance to hold them! Meet times 12 to 1.30 and 2.30 to 3.30

£2 Per hold, Per Owl

Keep up to date on this event by heading over to their Facebook Event Page



Christina’s Dancing Dogs at Standalone Farm – 7th to 11th Aug – Christina will perform two fantastic shows per day, showing you why dogs are man’s best friend. Show is included in the entry price, Timings TO BE CONFIRMED.
Adult – £7
Child – £5.50 (Under 2’s FREE)

For more information please visit Standalone Farm’s website: http://www.standalonefarm.com



Under 5’s Go FREE at Mr Mulligan’s Lost World of Golf in Stevenage – 7th Aug till 11th Aug & 14th Aug till 18 Aug- Under 5’s go FREE at this fabulous inside mini golf venue with a paying adult. The offer is available throughout the day Monday to Friday.
Adult £8.25 *online price – walk up may vary-*

To book or for more information head over to :https://mrmulligan.com/stevenage/offers/



Jigsaw Performing Arts School themed workshop, St Albans – 7th till 11th Aug – There’s still Spaces
available for this fantastic 6-16’s Summer school Loreto College, St Albans.
You’ll get to rehearse themed workshops & perform them to friends & family on the last day!

For full information please call: 01727789441
or
visit: www.jigsaw-arts.co.uk



Picnic & Garden Fun For Childminders at St Francis Church WGC – 9th Aug – From 11am till 1pm theres all age fun for all ages. Bring your own picnic & blanket, cold drinks are provided.
£3 per group



Under 5’s Pay & Play at Sir Freds Sports Centre, WGC – 9th Aug, 11th Aug, 22nd Aug & 24th Aug – From 10am till 12pm theres great soft play fun for the under 5’s provided by the amazing ‘Runaround Rascals’. Suitable for ages 2 to 5.
£5 Per session
£8 for 2 siblings

Booking is essential contact: sam.harte@sfosborn.herts.sch.uk or 01707 351352



Summer Cinema: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at ‘The Red Lion’ Hemel – 10th Aug – Operating on a first come first served basis, this is a relaxed outdoor film experience, WHICH IS FREE!!!! Children are welcome.

For full information: Click here



Animal Crackers in Stevenage Town Centre – 11th Aug – From 10am till 3pm enjoy lots of animal fun over in Stevenage. Theres donkey rides, a mobile petting farm, inflatable rides & so much more.

For a full list of whats going on head over to the Facebook event page by Clicking this link



Family Fun Day at The Rose & Crown pub, Welwyn – 12th Aug – From 2pm enjoy a family friendly few hours at ‘The Rose & Crown’ pub in Welwyn. Theres bouncy castle, face painting, outdoor games, food, and live music for the evening!
FREE ENTRY

For more information head over to the event page: Via this clickable link



Red Panda Weekend at Paradise Wildlife Park – 12th & 13th Aug – All the usual fun to be had at Paradise Park along with a fabulous raffle where you can win a MEET THE RED PANDAS experience, yummy cakes & lots more.
Adult £19.80
Child £16.50 (Under 2’s FREE)

To book tickets head over to PWP’S website: https://www.pwpark.com/tickets



Hawaiian Party at Rye-Assic Park – 12th & 13th Aug – Hawaiian fun in the sun for you & your family. Games, sing-a-longs, treat bags, dino lunch box along with SPECIAL GUEST MOANA!!
Child – £12.50 (Adults go FREE)

To book please visit Rye-Assic’s website: http://www.rye-house.co.uk/rye-assic-adventure-park



Steam, Crafts & Country Life Fair at Knebworth House – 12th & 13th Aug – Theres all the usual fun of Knebworth house on offer but with a whole heap of added extras for this amazing event. You’ve got steam engines, Stunt bikes & buggies, a children’s entertainer, petting pens & SO much more. Be sure to pack a picnic & really make a day of it, I highly recommend spending some time at the adventure playground.
£9.50 Under 3’s FREE
Family of 4 ticket – £34

For more information please head over to Knebworth House’s website: http://www.knebworthhouse.com/event/knebworth-country-show



CJS Falconary at Standalone Farm – 14th to 18th Aug – A great opportunity to see some of these beautiful creatures swoop & soar, with audience interaction & chances to get up close & person with these amazing creatures. You’ll be glad you chose to head over to Standalone! You’ll even get a chance for a picture too!
Adult – £7
Child – £5.50 (Under 2’s FREE)

For more information please visit Standalone Farm’s website: http://www.standalonefarm.com



Bug Bonanza at Shepreth Wildlife Park – 15th Aug – From 10am till 5pm with all the usual talks & fun on there’ll be extra bits on for this special day!
Adult – £11.99
Child – £9.99

For more information please visit Shepreth’s site: https://sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk/whats-on/



Big Cat Night at Paradise Wildlife Park – 15th Aug – Head over to Paradise Wildlife Park from 5pm to wander the animal park, enjoy keeper talks and a Big Cat health check at 6:30pm. The main event starts at 7pm in the marquee & theres even a bar for you older ones!

To find out more head over to: https://www.pwpark.com/whats-on/events/big-cat-night
£15 per person Over 8’s only.



Big Board Games at St Francis Church WGC – 16th Aug -From 10am till 11:30 am theres table top game fun along with large floor games. Suitable for ages 4 plus but younger siblings are welcome if supervised. Cold drinks provided.
£1.50 per family



The Emperor’s New Clothes, Knebworth House – 17th Aug – The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed at Knebworth House by theatre group, Illyria. Head over with a comfy low back chair, blanket & picnic at watch the story unfold.

Adult – £14
Child – £10
Family (2 adults + 2 children) – £42

For more information & details on how to book head over to : http://www.knebworthhouse.com/event/garden-theatre-the-emperors-new-clothes



Cinema On The Green in Welwyn Garden City Town – Aug 18th – Starting 12 & going all the way through to 10pm, films being shown throughout the day. 3 showings of a kids film in the day & a 12a film showing from 7:30pm. Crepes, popcorn, hotdogs & ice cream are available to enjoy, remember your blanket!

Films are yet to be confirmed so keep an eye on the link here for all the information as it comes: Cinema On The Green Event



Birds Weekend at Paradise Wildlife Park – 19th & 20th Aug – Bird themed goodies are on offer at this great event at PWP, along with a chance for you to get your picture taken with one of their beautiful parrots after each bird show! As long as the birdies don’t get stage fright!
Theres also a fabulous raffle where you are in with a chance of winning a chance to fly Scally the African Spotted Eagle Owl.
Adult £19.80
Child £16.50 (Under 2’s FREE)

To book tickets head over to PWP’S website: https://www.pwpark.com/tickets



Summer Event & Opening of the NEW Food Hall at The Dutch Nursery, Brookmans Park – 19th & 20th Aug – This fabulous weekend is to celebrate 60 years of the Garden Centre being open!
So much fun for all the family. Food stalls, bouncy castles, bouncy slides, glitter tattoos, food & drink tasting, face painting, ice cream van, stalls selling amazing goods & SO MUCH MORE.
FREE ENTRY & FREE PARKING

Keep up-to-date on the event by following their events post here: Summer event



Herts & Essex Country Fair – 20th Aug – So much fun to be had at this amazing country show. They have everything from dog agility to Terrier racing & so much more. There’s also fair ground attractions for the children!
Adults – £7
Under 18 years – £3
*Under 5 years free*

For the full listing of all there is to enjoy, plus more information please head over to: http://www.hertsandessexcountryfair.com/index.html



Donkey Rides at Standalone Farm – 21st Aug till 24th Aug – Donkey rides will be taking place throughout the days in question. There are height, weight & age restrictions. For those of you who can’t take part theres plenty of opportunities to give the donkeys some love & attention, MAYBE even a picture opportunity!
Adult – £7
Child – £5.50 (Under 2’s FREE)

For more information please visit Standalone Farm’s website: http://www.standalonefarm.com



Arts & Crafts at St.Francis Church WGC – 23rd Aug – From 10am till 11:30am there fantastic arts & crafts fun going on at St.Francis Church. Suitable for ages 3 plus, younger siblings are allowed if SUPERVISED. Be sure to wear old clothes because theres so much to explore, make & create!
£1.50 Per family



Gambado’s Summer Party – 25th Aug – From 5:30pm till 7:30pm theres a fabulous Hawaiian themed summer party going on at the amazing Gambado’s soft play in Watford.
Standard Ticket – 1 child (1 adult comes free) – £14
EARLYBIRD Standard Ticket – 1 child (1 adult comes free) – £9
Additional Adult Ticket – £2.50

Myself & B recently headed over to Gambado’s, Check out our review here: http://littlebandme.co.uk/attraction-review/gambado-watford-review/

To book tickets head over to Gambado’s website: http://www.gambado.com/events/watford/summer-party/



Tiger Weekend at Paradise Wildlife Park – 26th & 27th Aug – Theres all the usual fun at Paradise Wildlife Park but with added Rawr-some extras. Do you fancy the chance of feeding one of their tigers for just £25? Be sure to get to the Tiger Stand at the Big Cat territory early, as this is on a first come, first served basis from 9:30am (participants must be 16years or older). There’s also several competitions you can enter to with some fabulous prizes, as well as yummy treats & tiger goodies being available over the weekend.
Adult £19.80
Child £16.50 (Under 2’s FREE)

To book tickets head over to PWP’S website: https://www.pwpark.com/tickets



Classic Motor Show at Knebworth House – 27th Aug & 28th Aug – Knebworth’s Classic Motorshow is back! With all the usual Knebworth House fun on offer you’ll also get the chance of seeing some truly beautiful Classic cars. Theres bits going on all day so remember to bring a picnic so you can really make a day of it!
Adult – £9.50 *Children under 3 FREE*
Family Ticket (4 persons) – £34

For full information head over to : http://www.knebworthhouse.com/event/classic-motor-show



Herts Country Show at Cassiobury Park, Watford – 27th Aug & 28th Aug – There’s something for all at this Country Show. Dog lover? Foodie? fan of living history? Need something for your kids to do? Then this will be the show for you!
Adult – £8
Child – £3 * Under 5’s FREE*

For more information & to grab tickets at a discount head on over to: https://www.hertscountryshow.co.uk



Burnham Green Village Festival 2017, Welwyn – 28th Aug – A lovely village festival being held on Burnham green from 2pm through till 6pm. They’ll be a produce show, funfair, children’s races, spitfire display ( as long as the weather is on our side), stalls, raffle, beer tent, & best of all a tea & cake tent!

For full information & updates please head over to the Facebook event page: Here



Family Farm Fun Day at Tewin Bury Farm – 28th Aug – From 11am till 3pm theres so much fun to be had down at Tewin Bury Farm! You’ll get to enjoy tractor rides, face painting, bouncy castles, chair-o-planes, bungee trampolines, pony rides, market stalls, BBQ & so much more!
£5 per person includes entry and rides (under 1s free)

To book tickets head over to the Tewin Bury Farm website: https://www.tewinbury.co.uk/events-and-parties/family-farm-fun-day



Hedgehog Day at Shepreth Wildlife Park – 28th Aug – They’ll be Hedgehog fun & games all day long down at Shepreth Wildlife Park, with all the usual bits on offer PLUS face painting, bug handling & lots of Hedgehog talks & presentations.
Adult – £11.99
Child – £9.99

For more information please visit Shepreth’s site: https://sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk/whats-on/



Much Hadham Fete & Dog Show – 28th Aug – Your chance of heading to a large village fete with a modern twist, its FREE to enter too! Theres so much to do at this fete, plenty for the kids too! Fairground rides, stalls, traditional crafts, games, dog agility & so much more. Theres also plenty of food & drink on offer! What will you choose?

Keep an eye on the website to see for updates on the event: http://www.muchhadhamfete.org



Charity Family Fun Day, The Red Lion Hatfield – 28th Aug – To support Keech Hospice Care, The Red Lion are hosting this fantastic family fun day. Bouncy castle fun along with face painting, music, games & so much more.

To keep up-to-date on the event : Click here



Toddle Time at St.Francis Church, WGC – 30th Aug – From 10am till 11:30 am enjoy toddle time at church. Suitable for those under 5 years old. Snack & drinks are provided.
£1.50 1 adult, 1 child – 50p per additional child



Afternoon Tea with Princess Belle, Ware – 1st Sept – Meet, sing along & play games with Princess Belle. They’ll also be child friendly afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes & unlimited squash or pink lemonade!
£20 per child

To book your tickets head over to: https://www.facebook.com/EnchanteCEH/



Shake & Shimmy at St.Francis Church, WGC – 1st Sept – From 10:45 am till 11:45 am theres singing, dancing & parachute fun over at the church! This is suitable for those UNDER 5 years old.
£1 per family



Herts Pride 2017 – 2nd Sept – From 11am head over to Gadebridge Park in Hemel for this amazing day of entertainment for ALL, bringing the community together. Theres live music, a fun fair, a market zone, food stands, a bar & so much more!
Come together & celebrate.
Adults – £10
Child – £5 *Children under the age of 12 ARE FREE! *

For full information of whats going on & to buy your wrist bands in advance head over to: http://www.hertspride.co.uk



Movie Weekend At Stevenage Town Square – 2nd & 3rd Sept – On the 2nd of September at 7pm you’ll be treated to a fantastic evening viewing of ‘Jurassic Park’. On the 3rd of September at 2pm you’ve got a chance to see ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ *Fabulous family film I must add*
Adults 18+ – £2
Children – £1 Under 2’s are FREE!

Tickets MUST be bought in advance, for full information head over to: http://www.stevenagetowncentre.com/whats-on/movie-weekend/



St Albans Fire Station Open Day – 3rd Sept – From 12pm through till 4pm 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. Theres various stalls & attractions on including a bouncy castle, face painting & Sand Art Fun.

For more information please visit The event page: Here



NEW EVENTS WILL BE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAYS SO KEEP AN EYE OUT.

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