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August

Whats On / August

1st August to 2nd September:

Create-a-saurus Competition
The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street, Tring, HP23 6AP

Visit the Museum at Tring and College Lake and get inspired to create your own creature. Create an animal out of an array of body sections, and give it a name.
Free competition sheet with purchase of event ticket. You must visit both sites and have your sheet stamped to be entered into the competition.
The two winners will receive goodie bags from each site. Suitable for 5+

PRICE: Free with purchase of an event ticket
CONTACT: www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html 


Thursday 1st August: 

Box Moor Trust Summer Event - Family Pond Dip
The Old Barn, The Box Moor Trust Centre, London Road, Hemel Hempstead. 
10am, 10.30am, 11am & 11.30am

PRICE:  Suggested Donation £2.50 per child.   Booking essential
CONTACT: 01442 253300 | education@boxmoortrust.org.uk | https://www.boxmoortrust.org.uk/ 


Thursday 1st August: 

West Herts Floral Society Meeting 
St John's Church Hall, Station Road, Boxmoor
7.30pm. 

Demonstration by Fiona Harrison 'Going Dutch' .  All welcome. 

PRICE: Annual subscription £28 plus £1 per meeting. Visitors £6 per meeting. 
CONTACT: Geraldine 01442 248740 or Catherine 01442 246289


Thursday 1st August: 

Much Ado About Nothing - Open Air
Inn On The Park Verulamium Park, St Michael’s St, St Albans
Pre-show event (inclusive) 7pm followed by 7.30pm performance.

Drama Impact presents 'William Shakespeare’s' much loved brilliant comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Open-Air.

PRICE: £15, U16 & Conc - £12 
CONTACT: 07834451788 | dramaimpact.com/much-ado-about-nothing-the-tour/


Thursday 1st August:

Ashridge Estate - Ashridge Adventurers

Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX 
10.30 - 12noon & 1.30 - 3pm

Our education team will be running twice weekly outdoor activity sessions during the summer holidays. Each week will feature a different activity, and sessions will.  From pond dipping to minibeast hunting and den building.  Sessions are 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:  www.nationaltrust.org.uk | 01442 851227


Saturday 3rd August: 

Little Gaddesden Community Market
Village Hall, Church Road, Little Gaddesden HP4 1NX
9.30am to 12.30pm

CONTACT: www.facebook.com/LittleGaddesdenLocalProduceMarket 


Saturday 3rd August: 

Book Fair
Court House, Berkhamsted,
10am-4pm. 

A huge selection of second hand books of all sorts on display.

PRICE: Free admittance.
CONTACT: 01442 862011


Sunday 4th August:

9 Tannsfield Drive - Open Garden for NGS
9 Tannsfield Drive, Hemel Hempstead,  HP2 5LG
1.30-4.30pm

This small, town garden is decorated with over 450 plants which, together with the ever-present sound of water, create a welcoming oasis of calm for visitors to savour. Narrow paths divide, leading visitors on a voyage of discovery of the garden's many features. 

PRICE: £3.50, Children free.
CONTACT: 01442 393508


Sunday 4th August:

Much Ado About Nothing
Tring Memorial Gardens, 55 High Street, Tring, HP23 5ND
2-4.30pm

Drama Impact perform Shakespeare's much-loved comedy as the climax of their open-air summer tour. A slick 90 minute no-nonsense performance with a cast of nine.

PRICE:  £15, U16 & Conc - £12 
CONTACT:  dramaimpact.com/much-ado-about-nothing-the-tour/  |  07834451788 


Tuesday 6th August:

Ashridge Estate - Gentle Stroll - Hanging Coombe and Butterflies
Meet in Steps Hill car park, HP4 1NF
2.30 - 4.30pm

A chance to learn more about the history and wildlife, especially butterflies, in this area of the estate. There are some steep slopes on this walk

PRICE: £3
CONTACT:  www.nationaltrust.org.uk | 01442 851227


Tuesday 6th August: 

Summer Fun@Riverside - Circus Skills
Riverside Shopping Centre, Riverside, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1BT
11-4pm

PRICE: FREE


Tuesday 6th & Wednesday  7th August: 

Dinosaur Diets
The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street, Tring, HP23 6AP
10.30-11.00, 11.15-11.45, 14.30-15.00

Get up-close to dinosaur teeth and create a tooth pendant.  Different diets mean different teeth, whether big, sharp, small or blunt. See dinosaur specimens up-close and create a clay tooth necklace.  Suitable for ages 5+

PRICE: £2 
CONTACT: www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html 


Tuesday 6th & Thursday 8th August:

Ashridge Estate - Ashridge Adventurers

Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX 
10.30 - 12noon & 1.30 - 3pm

Our education team will be running twice weekly outdoor activity sessions during the summer holidays. Each week will feature a different activity, and sessions will.  From pond dipping to minibeast hunting and den building.  Sessions are 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:  www.nationaltrust.org.uk | 01442 851227


Wednesday 7th August: 

Box Moor Trust Summer Event - Family Summer Stroll
The Box Moor Trust Centre, London Road, Hemel Hempstead. 
10am & 1pm

A guided walk with one of our Rangers to look at some of the Box Moor Trust estate, suitable for all ages. No pushchairs.

PRICE:  Suggested Donation £2.50 per child.   Booking essential
CONTACT: 01442 253300 | education@boxmoortrust.org.uk | https://www.boxmoortrust.org.uk/ 


Thursday 8th August: 

Box Moor Trust Summer Event - The Magical Woods
The Box Moor Trust Centre, London Road, Hemel Hempstead. 
10am-2pm

Follow the fairy trail from the Old Barn; make a potion and have a wickedly wizardry time in the woods. 5yrs+

PRICE:  Suggested Donation £2.50 per child.   Drop in Session - no booking required.
CONTACT: 01442 253300 | education@boxmoortrust.org.uk | https://www.boxmoortrust.org.uk/ 


Saturday 10th August: 

Tring Farmers Market
The Marketplace, Brook Street, Tring 
9.00am - 12.15pm

CONTACT: www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk


Saturday 10th August: 

Little Chalfont Farmers Market
Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire HP8 4UD
9-1pm

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


Sunday  11th August: 

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

CONTACT: www.stalbansfarmersmarket.co.uk 


Sunday  11th August: 

Sunnyside Allotments Open Day
Ivy House Lane, Berkhamsted HP4 2PP, 11am-4pm.
8am to 2pm

Refreshments, produce, preserves, plants and garden tools for sale.

CONTACT:  www.sunnysideallotments.org.uk 


Tuesday 13th August: 

Summer Fun@Riverside - Arts and Crafts
Riverside Shopping Centre, Riverside, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1BT
11-4pm

PRICE: FREE


Tuesday 13th  - Thursday 15th August: 

Dinosaur Defences
The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street, Tring, HP23 6AP
10.30-11.00, 11.15-11.45, 14.30-15.00

Discover how dinosaurs defended themselves and create some armour to take home. Explore specimens and find out how dinosaurs fended off predators and rivals. Get inspired and create some dinosaur armour of your own.

PRICE: £2 
CONTACT: www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html 


Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th August:

Ashridge Estate - Ashridge Adventurers

Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX 
10.30 - 12noon & 1.30 - 3pm

Our education team will be running twice weekly outdoor activity sessions during the summer holidays. Each week will feature a different activity, and sessions will.  From pond dipping to minibeast hunting and den building.  Sessions are 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:  www.nationaltrust.org.uk | 01442 851227


Tuesday 13th August: 
 
Berkhamsted Speakers Meeting
Quaker Meeting Hall, 289 High Street, Berkhamsted

8pm (Doors 7.30)

Glossophobia is the fear of standing and speaking in front of an audience. Sometimes it can’t be avoided, especially at work. Help is at hand with Berkhamsted Speakers. Part of Toastmasters International, we help people to speak with confidence and pride. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and above all, have fun and make friends.  Free to guests – come along, enjoy a wide range of speeches and see how lives have been transformed through the power of speech. 

CONTACT: Vice President Membership (Paul) – 07970 643084 or Vice President Education (Andy) – 07800 904140 |  berkhamstedspeakers.co.uk 

Wednesday 14th August: 

Box Moor Trust Summer Event - Family Gadespring Session 
Gadespring Cress Beds, Hemel Hempstead. 
11-3pm

Guided walks, pond dipping, bird hide use, invertebrate hunt & crafts.

PRICE:  Suggested Donation £2.50 per child.   Drop in session - no booking required. 
CONTACT: 01442 253300 | education@boxmoortrust.org.uk | https://www.boxmoortrust.org.uk/ 


Wednesday 14th August:

Fun in the Sun 2019
Chaulden Playing Field, Chaulden, Hemel Hempstead 

11-2pm

Pop-up events return with free inflatable fun for all. These events are suitable for all ages, so grab a picnic and come and enjoy some fun in Randalls Park, Highfield.
In the event of poor weather, dates/inflatables may be subject to change or cancelled (see website for further details)

PRICE: FREE
CONTACT: https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/

Thursday 15th August: 

Box Moor Trust Summer Event - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Blackbirds Moor, Boxmoor,
1-4pm

Family litter pick and crafts session. All ages.

PRICE:  Suggested Donation £2.50 per child.   Drop in session - no booking required. 
CONTACT: 01442 253300 | education@boxmoortrust.org.uk | https://www.boxmoortrust.org.uk/ 


Friday 16th August:

Fun in the Sun 2019 
Warners End Valley (Upper), Galley Hill, Hemel Hempstead 

11-2pm

Pop-up events return with free inflatable fun for all. These events are suitable for all ages, so grab a picnic and come and enjoy some fun in Randalls Park, Highfield. 
In the event of poor weather, dates/inflatables may be subject to change or cancelled (see website for further details) 

PRICE: FREE
CONTACT: https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/

Sunday 18th August: 

Berkhamsted Farmers Market
High Street,
10am-2pm

CONTACT: www.berkofm.co.uk


Sunday 18th August: 

Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Cream Tea
Cholesbury Village Hall, Cholesbury Common, Bucks, HP23 6ND.
2-5pm.

Treat yourself to delicious home made scones and cakes! Stalls include CDRS gifts and stationery, bric-a-brac, tombola and jewellery.

CONTACT:  chilternsdogrescue.org.uk 


Sunday 18th August: 

Patchwork - Open Garden for NGS
Patchwork, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2NJ
2-5pm

1¼-acre garden with lots of year-round colour, interest and perfume, particularly on opening days. Sloping site containing rockeries, 2 small ponds, herbaceous border, island beds with bulbs in Spring and dahlias in Summer, roses, fuchsias, hostas, patio pots and tubs galore - all set against a background of trees. 
Light refreshments. 


PRICE: £4, Children free
CONTACT: 01442 864731


Tuesday 20th August: 

Summer Fun@Riverside - Magic Show
Riverside Shopping Centre, Riverside, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1BT
11-4pm

PRICE: FREE


Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd August:

Ashridge Estate - Ashridge Adventurers

Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX 
10.30 - 12noon & 1.30 - 3pm

Our education team will be running twice weekly outdoor activity sessions during the summer holidays. Each week will feature a different activity, and sessions will.  From pond dipping to minibeast hunting and den building.  Sessions are 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:  www.nationaltrust.org.uk | 01442 851227


Tuesday 20th  & Thursday 22nd August: 

Dinosaur Defences
The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street, Tring, HP23 6AP
10.30-11.00, 11.15-11.45, 14.30-15.00

Discover how dinosaurs defended themselves and create some armour to take home. Explore specimens and find out how dinosaurs fended off predators and rivals. Get inspired and create some dinosaur armour of your own. Suitable for 5+.

PRICE: £2 
CONTACT: www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html 


Wednesday 21st August:

Fun in the Sun 2019 
Westwick Field, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead 

11-2pm

Pop-up events return with free inflatable fun for all. These events are suitable for all ages, so grab a picnic and come and enjoy some fun in Randalls Park, Highfield.  In the event of poor weather, dates/inflatables may be subject to change or cancelled (see website for further details) 

PRICE: FREE
CONTACT: https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/

Wednesday 21st August: 

Box Moor Trust Summer Event - Brilliant Beasties
The Box Moor trust Centre, London Road, Hemel Hempstead
10-12noon

Hunt for minibeasts and sweep the meadow for butterflies. Crafts in the Old Barn.

PRICE:  Suggested Donation £2.50 per child.   Drop in session - no booking required. 
CONTACT: 01442 253300 | education@boxmoortrust.org.uk | https://www.boxmoortrust.org.uk/ 


Thursday 22nd August: 

Box Moor Trust Summer Event - Summer Story Session
The Box Moor trust Centre, London Road, Hemel Hempstead
10-12noon

Follow story trails, write your own woodland story,  visit our story teller in the woods & enjoy crafts at the Old Barn. 

PRICE:  Suggested Donation £2.50 per child.   Drop in session - no booking required. 
CONTACT: 01442 253300 | education@boxmoortrust.org.uk | https://www.boxmoortrust.org.uk/ 


Saturday 24th August: 

Tring Farmers Market
The Marketplace, Brook Street, Tring 
9.00am - 12.15pm

CONTACT: www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk


Sunday 25th August: 

Harpenden Farmers Market
Lower High Street, Harpenden
10am to 2pm


Sunday 25th August: 

Family Fun Day
Broadwater, Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted.
From 1pm.

Berkhamsted Comrades FC host 6-a-side football tournament, plus BBQ, bar, stalls, live music, auction, raffle, bouncy castle, kids' slides and more. Fundraising in support of Help for Heroes and the Hospice of St Francis.


Tuesday 20th August: 

Summer Fun@Riverside - Balloon Modelling
Riverside Shopping Centre, Riverside, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1BT
11-4pm

PRICE: FREE


Tuesday 27th  & Wednesday 28th August: 

Dinosaur Defences
The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street, Tring, HP23 6AP
10.30-11.00, 11.15-11.45, 14.30-15.00

Discover how dinosaurs defended themselves and create some armour to take home. Explore specimens and find out how dinosaurs fended off predators and rivals. Get inspired and create some dinosaur armour of your own. Suitable for 5+.

PRICE: £2 
CONTACT: www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html 


Tuesday 27th & Thursday 29th August:

Ashridge Estate - Ashridge Adventurers

Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX 
10.30 - 12noon & 1.30 - 3pm

Our education team will be running twice weekly outdoor activity sessions during the summer holidays. Each week will feature a different activity, and sessions will.  From pond dipping to minibeast hunting and den building.  Sessions are 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:  www.nationaltrust.org.uk | 01442 851227


Tuesday 27th August: 
 
Berkhamsted Speakers Meeting
Quaker Meeting Hall, 289 High Street, Berkhamsted

8pm (Doors 7.30)

Glossophobia is the fear of standing and speaking in front of an audience. Sometimes it can’t be avoided, especially at work. Help is at hand with Berkhamsted Speakers. Part of Toastmasters International, we help people to speak with confidence and pride. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and above all, have fun and make friends.  Free to guests – come along, enjoy a wide range of speeches and see how lives have been transformed through the power of speech. 

CONTACT: Vice President Membership (Paul) – 07970 643084 or Vice President Education (Andy) – 07800 904140 |  berkhamstedspeakers.co.uk 

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