We love Herts and we would like you to show us how much you love Herts too. Over the next few months there will be several events and different ways that you can show your love. Read on below to find out how ...
Feel the Festive Love
The 21st Rickmansworth Festival celebrating our canals, community and environment will be held on the 17th and 18th May this year. Activities will be centred around the Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Batchworth Lock and all along the Grand Union Canal as far as Stockers Lock. Activities will include including 4 live music venues featuring varied entertainment, numerous trade and craft stalls, catering and licensed bar, a traditional fun fair, over 100 narrow boats and canal boat trips, the boat tug-of-war and the diverse Environment Fair.
If you are interested in bringing a boat or trading or want to get involved as a volunteer please email the Festival Director at email@example.com or visit the Festival pages on the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust website at rwt.org.uk
The annual Hertfordshire County Show traditionally takes place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend, attracting up to 38,000 visitors & displaying the best of Hertfordshire.
Come and see animals ranging from huge bulls to tiny ducks, spectacular displays and educational demonstrations. Join us for a fantastic family day out, combining FREE ENTERTAINMENT, fun, food and shopping. Bringing communities together we are 'Proud to Promote Hertfordshire'.
The show is open to the public from 8.30am - 5.30pm.
Gates open for viewing equine classes from 7.30am.
Hemel Stags Rugby League Football Club will be giving away chocolate Easter eggs to young fans when they play one of their biggest games of the season, at home, against London Skolars on Friday 18th April 2014, Good Friday.
The first one hundred children to arrive at the local Derby each receive a chocolate egg from Club mascot, Sammy Stag. There will also be inflatable fun for families with a giant bungee run to tackle.
Not only can lucky first-comers round off the school holidays with a free chocolate Easter egg, but fans can enjoy a 25% discount on adult and concession ticket prices when they book online via the Club’s website, www.hemelstags.com.
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Three weeks and counting and 1500 golden Love Herts flags will be 'hidden' across Hertfordshire's many attractions, in our hotels, town centres, shops, leisure centres and parks. There will be even be some 'hidden' at some of the big events taking place across the County. If you find a golden flag you could win a Love Herts prize. There are many many prizes up for grabs including, a Snooze at the Zoo & VIP experience at Paradise Wildlife Park, a family ticket to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter, meals for two and overnight stays courtesy of Hertfordshire Hoteliers Association and much much more.
Follow us on twitter @enjoyherts to make sure you're in with a chance to find a golden flag.
This April visitors to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter are invited to discover how filmmakers brought feathered creatures to life on screen and created the illusion of flight on the sets of the most successful film series of all time. From Friday 4th to Sunday 27th April, a selection of owls, ravens, special effects equipment and feathered animatronics will fill the attraction as part of its first ever Feathers and Flight feature.
Visitors will get the chance to pose for a photograph with the owl Hedwig as he sits outside 4 Privet Drive. The talented owls that played Ron Weasley’s tiny pet Pigwidgeon and the Weasley family owl Errol will be stationed along the wizarding street of Diagon Alley and crows and ravens that appeared in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will demonstrate their acting skills in the Studio Tour’s backlot. In addition to watching live training demonstrations, visitors will discover how birds learnt to ‘act’ by taking a look at the equipment that was used on set.
Visitors will be able to see the broomsticks of Fred and George Weasley, used during their escape in Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, in Hogwarts’ iconic Great Hall and the set will be decorated as it was for owl post delivery scenes.
Tickets must be pre-booked and all extra activities are included in the ticket price.
We love a winner and congratulations to Morris Cockman manager at the fabulous 5 star Rigbys Guest House in Hertford for being overall champion of the recently aired Four in a Bed programme. Morris saw off stiff competition by entertaining the other B&B owners at Paradise Wildlife Park where they had the opportunity to feed the big cats.
Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants in St Albans, Harpenden and Hertford have been named runners up in two categories of the 10th Annual Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013. The independent brasserie group was selected 'Best Ethical Restaurant' and 'Best Cheap Eats' categories of the award representing readers' choices for ethical dining and great places for a meal under £15 around the Country. Many congratulations to Andrei and the Lussmann team.
Oxhey Woods Sculpture Trail The Woods, Northwood, HA6 3FX Come down to the wood today, it is full of suprises. Oxhey Woods Sculpture Trail is a hidden gem that has to be seen to be believed. Take the 1km circular route and see all the hidden suprises that are waiting for you in the woods, perfect for a after Sunday lunch stroll or just to get some fresh air.
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The Love Herts #FindAFlag treasure hunt is gathering momentum. Lots of local businesses and towns are taking part. They include:
When Edward 1's beloved wife Queen Eleanor died in 1290, he had her body taken 160 miles to Westminster Abbey, erecting a cross to mark the 12 places where the cortege rested. Only three remain, including one at Waltham Cross.