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.
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.
From Friday 23rd May – Monday 2nd June, visitors will discover first-hand how duelling scenes were developed and the incredible amount of planning that went into each wand movement. They’ll get the chance to duel with a Death Eater after learning wand battle choreography with an interactive experience created by expert Paul Harris. Paul composed the battle scene between Dumbledore and Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and is the world’s only Wand Combat Choreographer.
Those exploring Diagon Alley will be able to see a special effects demonstration created by BAFTA-winning Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson. By pointing a wand, visitors will be able to cast a spell that will make the sign above Potage’s Cauldron Shop bang and flash as if by magic.
The iconic duelling table, as seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, will also be on display in the iconic Great Hall set.
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.