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August

Tuesday 1st - Thursday 3rd  August:

Explore Skulls at Natural History Museum Tring
Akeman Street, Tring Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
10.30-11.00, 11.15-11.45, 14.30-15.00 

Predator or prey? Investigate skulls to uncover which animal they belong to.
What do these animals eyes and teeth tell us about them? Get your investigative hat on and work out what these animals are.  
Suitable for ages five and older.

PRICE: £2 per child, drop in
CONTACT:  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html  | 020 7942 6163


Wednesday 2nd August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted,  HP4 1LX.  
10:30am-12pm or 1-2:30pm. 

Our education team will be running outdoor activity sessions each week during the summer holidays. Each week will feature a different activity - from pond dipping to minibeast hunting and den building, there is always something fun happening at Ashridge for the family to take part in. Aimed at children aged 4-10 and also include a nature themed craft in the visitor centre classroom. Booking Essential.

PRICE: £4 per child
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Wednesday 2nd August:
Summer Nights at College Lake
College Lake, Tring, HP23 5QG,
5pm - 8pm.

We are opening up our beautiful reserve after hours for everyone to enjoy.

PRICE: FREE
CONTACT:  01442 826774 | www.bbowt.org.uk 


Wednesday 2nd - 6th August:
Romeo & Juliet
Pendley Manor, Cow Lane, Tring, HP23 5NS.
8pm (grounds are open from 6.00pm for picnics, the auditorium opens at 7.40pm) Sunday 3pm.

The 68th Pendle Shakespeare Festival. In true Pendley style, these are going to be performed on our glorious outdoor stage, keeping true to the original, but expect a few surprises along the way!

PRICE:  £18-£24
CONTACT: 01442 20060 | www.pendleyshakespearefestival.co.uk 


Thursday 3rd August:
St Albans Cathedral Family Discovery Morning – Animals Around the Cathedral
St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1BY 
10am - 12.30pm 

To celebrate 30 years of Dick King Smith’s classic ‘The Hodgeheg’, this family discovery morning will feature story telling, face painting and a fun animal trail around the Cathedral. You’ll also get to make and take home your very own animal mask! FREE Suitable for ages 3-11. We advise arriving before 11.30am to complete all the activities. Meet in the North Transept. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

PRICE:  Free
CONTACT: 01727 890210 |  www.stalbanscathedral.org 


Friday 4th August:
Ashridge Estate - Creatures of the Night
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX.
8.30pm - 11pm.

Join us on this night-time walk to discover creatures of the night on the Ashridge Estate. Learn exciting facts about night-time creatures, listen to recordings of wild-life sounds and enjoy a walk in the dark to find bats, moths and other nocturnal animals. Bring your torch or bat detector if you have one. Booking Essential.

PRICE: Adults £8 / Chilren £5
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Friday 4th August:
National Playday - Chaulden Adventure Playground
Long Chaulden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 
11-4pm

Fun and games for the whole family. Refreshments available, or bring along a picnic.

PRICE: Free Entry - there is a charge for some activities.
CONTACT: 01442 213864 | www.dacorum.gov.uk/adventureplaygrounds | chaulden.adventureplayground@dacorum.gov.uk 


Saturday 5th August: 
Little Gaddesden Local Produce Market
Village Hall, Church Road, Little Gaddesden
9.30am-12.30pm

Fantastic stalls selling home made, organic, free range and locally sourced produce, alongside crafts and treats.

CONTACT: 07966 187304 | www.facebook.com/pg/LittleGaddesdenLocalProduceMarket


Saturday 5th August: 
Tring Farmers Market 
Brook Street, Tring. 
9-12.15pm.

CONTACT: www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk


Saturday 5th August:
Book Fair
Court House, Berkhamsted,
10am-4pm.

Nine book dealers offering plenty of choice, from valuable first editions and prints to discounted paperbacks.

CONTACT: 01442 862011


Sunday 6th August: 
Hemel Hempstead Old Town Market

Old Town High Street
11am-3pm. 

CONTACT: www.saundersmarkets.co.uk


Monday 7th August:
Wild Camping Week
Spring Meadow Farm, Whelpley Hill.

Camping or day visits to take part in crafts, sports, working parties, badger-watching and plenty more.

CONTACT: 01442 834056 | randmlaken@gmail.com


Monday 7th and Wednesday 9th August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted,  HP4 1LX.  
10:30am-12pm or 1-2:30pm. 

Our education team will be running outdoor activity sessions each week during the summer holidays. Each week will feature a different activity - from pond dipping to minibeast hunting and den building, there is always something fun happening at Ashridge for the family to take part in. Aimed at children aged 4-10 and also include a nature themed craft in the visitor centre classroom. Booking Essential.

PRICE: £4 per child
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Tuesday 8th August:
Gentle Stroll: Hanging Coombe & Butterflies
Steps Hill car-park, 2.30pm

A chance to see this less well-known area of the Ashridge estate and its pretty denizens.

PRICE: £3.
CONTACT: 01442 851227


Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th August:
Animal Eyesight at Natural History Museum Tring
Akeman Street, Tring Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
10.30-11.00, 11.15-11.45, 14.30-15.00 

Explore how different animals see the world. Animals have a variety of different types of eyes and vision. Make your own pair of eyes to see the world in a new way.Suitable for children aged five and older. Drop-in, no need to book. 

PRICE: £2 per child, drop in
CONTACT:  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html  | 020 7942 6163


Wednesday 9th August:
Pond Explorers at College Lake
College Lake, Tring, HP23 5QG, 10am - 11am or 1-2pm.

Join the College Lake education team for a pond dip session. Get up close to our wonderful pond life, find out about fearsome predators, amazing adaptations and how these creatures survive under the water. Booking is essential, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for children age 6 and above only.

PRICE: £4 per child 
CONTACT: 01442 826774 | www.bbowt.org.uk


Wednesday 9th August:
Summer Nights at College Lake
College Lake, Tring, HP23 5QG,
5pm - 8pm.

We are opening up our beautiful reserve after hours for everyone to enjoy.

PRICE: FREE
CONTACT:  01442 826774 |  www.bbowt.org.uk 


Wednesday 9th - 13th August:
The Taming of the Shrew
Pendley Manor, Cow Lane, Tring, HP23 5NS.
8pm (grounds are open from 6.00pm for picnics, the auditorium opens at 7.40pm) Sunday 3pm.

The 68th Pendle Shakespeare Festival. In true Pendley style, these are going to be performed on our glorious outdoor stage, keeping true to the original, but expect a few surprises along the way!

PRICE: £18-£24
CONTACT: 01442 20060 | www.pendleyshakespearefestival.co.uk 


Thursday 10th August:
St Albans Cathedral Family Discovery Morning – A Magical Morning
St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1BY 
10am - 12.30pm 

2017 celebrates the 20th Anniversary of everyone’s favourite wizard – Harry Potter! We’ll be doing fun activities, including creating a creepy spider to take home and a fun trail learning about the family coats of arms that are all around the Cathedral! FREE Suitable for ages 3-11. We advise arriving before 11.30am to complete all the activities. Meet in the North Transept. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

PRICE:  Free
CONTACT: 01727 890210 |  www.stalbanscathedral.org 


Saturday 12th August:
College Lake Moth Morning
College Lake, Tring, HP23 5QG,
10am-12.30pm.

For moth enthusiasts, beginners or families, come and investigate the opening of the overnight moth traps.

PRICE: FREE
CONTACT: www.bbowt.org.uk 


Saturday 12th August: 

Little Chalfont Farmers Market 
Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont. 
9-1pm

CONTACT: www.facebook.com/Little-Chalfont-Farmers-Market


Saturday 12th August:
Ashridge Estate - Big Camp at Ashridge Estate
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX. 
Arrival time is from 12 noon on the Saturday and you must be off site by 4pm on the Sunday

A chance to camp for one night at Ashridge and take part in a number of different family activities. Back by popular demand, we are once again offering families the special opportunity to sleep under the stars at Ashridge. There will be a range of outdoor activities on offer for your entire family to enjoy. From toasting marshmallows around a fire to a nature scavenger hunt and lantern lit walk, there's something for everyone. Please note that in the event of extreme weather some activities may need to be modified. Booking Essential. 

PRICE: The cost of one pitch, which accommodates one tent housing up to four people is £40. Each pitch can take up to eight people but each person over the basic four will be charged at £5 per person. Children under five are free as is one well-behaved dog per pitch. Please note that there can only be one tent on each pitch.
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Sunday 13th August:

St Albans Farmers Market
St Peters Street, St Albans.
8am to 2pm

CONTACT: www.stalbansfarmersmarket.co.uk


Monday 14th and Wednesday 16th August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted,  HP4 1LX.  
10:30am-12pm or 1-2:30pm. 

Our education team will be running outdoor activity sessions each week during the summer holidays. Each week will feature a different activity - from pond dipping to minibeast hunting and den building, there is always something fun happening at Ashridge for the family to take part in. Aimed at children aged 4-10 and also include a nature themed craft in the visitor centre classroom. Booking Essential.

PRICE: £4 per child
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 17th August:
Animal Eyesight at Natural History Museum Tring
Akeman Street, Tring Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
10.30-11.00, 11.15-11.45, 14.30-15.00 

Explore how different animals see the world. Animals have a variety of different types of eyes and vision. Make your own pair of eyes to see the world in a new way.Suitable for children aged five and older. Drop-in, no need to book. 

PRICE: £2 per child, drop in
CONTACT:  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html  | 020 7942 6163


Thursday 17th August:
St Albans Cathedral Family Discovery Morning – Detective Work!
St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1BY 
10am - 12.30pm 

The first ever Sherlock Holmes publication turns 125 this year. Spend the morning searching for clues in the Cathedral on our detective trail, learn how to take finger prints and don’t forget your hat! FREE Suitable for ages 3-11. We advise arriving before 11.30am to complete all the activities. Meet in the North Transept. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

PRICE:  Free
CONTACT: 01727 890210 |  www.stalbanscathedral.org 


Thursday 18th August:
Camoflage in Nature at Natural History Museum Tring
Akeman Street, Tring Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
10.30-11.30, 14.30-15.30

Join us and College Lake to find out about the ways in which animals use camouflage. Create your own camouflaged animal and go on a hunt within our grounds. Suitable for children aged five and older. Advance booking required.

PRICE: £4, advance booking required
CONTACT:  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html  | 020 7942 6163


Saturday 19th August: 

Tring Farmers Market 
Brook Street, Tring. 

9-12.15pm.

CONTACT: www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk


Sunday 20th August:

Berkhamsted Farmers Market
High St, Berkhamsted
8am to 2pm

CONTACT: www.berkofm.co.uk


Sunday 20th August:

NGS Open Garden: Patchwork
22 Hall Park Gate, Berkhamsted HP4 2NJ.
2-5pm

A quarter-acre garden with colour, interest and perfume. Dahlias are a particular summer feature. Light refreshments and plant sales.

PRICE: £4
CONTACT:  www.ngs.org.uk  


Monday 21st August:
Camoflage in Nature at Natural History Museum Tring
Akeman Street, Tring Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
10.30-12, 14.30-16.00 

Journey around Tring Park and discover colours in nature. Join the Woodland Trust on a walk and see the park in a different light. Explore the different colours and shades in this ever-changing habitat. This is a 90-minute outdoor activity, suitable for children aged seven and older.

PRICE: £2, advance booking required
CONTACT:  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html  | 020 7942 6163


Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted,  HP4 1LX.  
10:30am-12pm or 1-2:30pm. 

Our education team will be running outdoor activity sessions each week during the summer holidays. Each week will feature a different activity - from pond dipping to minibeast hunting and den building, there is always something fun happening at Ashridge for the family to take part in. Aimed at children aged 4-10 and also include a nature themed craft in the visitor centre classroom. Booking Essential.

PRICE: £4 per child
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Tuesday 22nd - 31st August:
Magnify Minibeasts at Natural History Museum Tring
Akeman Street, Tring Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
10.30-11.30, 14.30-15.30 

Discover minibeasts in the Museum grounds and learn how they see the world. Search different habitats with specialist equipment to find minibeasts. Find out how each one sees the outside world. Meet at the Quad. Suitable for children aged five and older.

PRICE: £4, advance booking required

CONTACT:  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html  | 020 7942 6163 


Tuesday 22nd - 31st August:
St Albans Cathedral Family Discovery Morning – Gulliver’s Travels

St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1BY 
10am - 12.30pm 

The last of our Family Discovery Mornings celebrates the 350th anniversary of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ by Jonathan Swift. Explore the Cathedral on our fun ‘Traveller’s Trail’ and help to create a big collage of a giant from the land of Brobdingnag! FREE Suitable for ages 3-11. We advise arriving before 11.30am to complete all the activities. Meet in the North Transept. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

PRICE:  Free
CONTACT: 01727 890210 |  www.stalbanscathedral.org 


Saturday 26th - Monday 28th August:
Marsworth Flower Festival
All Saints Church, Church Lane, Marsworth, HP23 4LU
Sat and Mon 10-6 / Sun 11-6

See the wonderful floral creations at their leisure and also enjoy a light lunch, BBQ, cream tea, book stall, ceramics, guess the teddy’s name and have a go on the tombola as well as taking a flower arrangement of their own home with them. Throughout the weekend there will be organ and other music recitals from local players

CONTACT: www.marsworthflowerfestival.co.uk


Sunday 27th August:

Harpenden Farmers Market
Lower High Street, Harpenden
10-2pm

CONTACT: www.harpendenfarmersmarket.co.uk


Monday 28th August:
Berkhamsted Lions Summer Fete
Annual Berkhamsted Lions Summer Fete in West HertfordshireKitcheners Field , Castle Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HE
11-5pm

Great family day out - entertainment for all.  More details later. 

CONTACT: www.berkhamsted-lions.co.uk


Monday 28th and Wednesday 30th August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted,  HP4 1LX.  
10:30am-12pm or 1-2:30pm. 

Our education team will be running outdoor activity sessions each week during the summer holidays. Each week will feature a different activity - from pond dipping to minibeast hunting and den building, there is always something fun happening at Ashridge for the family to take part in. Aimed at children aged 4-10 and also include a nature themed craft in the visitor centre classroom. Booking Essential.

PRICE: £4 per child
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


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