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Pick of the Month - Sept 2018


Ah, September… end of the holidays, back to school, weather turning cooler… ok enough of the melancholy!  There’s still fun to be had before the schools go back and plenty to keep you entertained at the weekends after that.

First up, on the first day of the month, the first ever Harpenden Emergency Services Day on Saturday 1st September at the Fire Station.  This free event for all the family is a join enterprise between all of our emergency services and first responders.  There will be demonstrations, advice, children’s activities and refreshments.

This month is the annual Heritage Open Days festival celebrating history and culture across the UK.  On the first weekend of events running 6th-9th September you can enjoy FREE days out at Verulamium Museum, St Albans Signal Box & Museum (celebrating its 150th Anniversary!), Welwyn Roman Baths, Hertford Castle, Jordans Mill and Milton Keynes Museum.

During the second weekend, running 13th – 16th September, you can go back in time at the St Albans Time Turner Festival, visit behind the scenes at Watford Palace Theatre or enjoy crafts at Cassiobury Park.

For more great events across Hertfordshire and beyond visit the Heritage Open Days website.

Brambleton Model Railway Club are holding their autumn Open Day at their site just off Highfield Oval on Saturday 8th September.  If you have train-mad little ones (or big ones) in your family then this afternoon is a must.

There’s lots of family-friendly theatre and shows this month at venues around the area including Leaf at The Sandpit Theatre, where the children will be invited onto the stage at the end of the performance;  How to Hide a Lion at Hertford Theatre and Broadway Theatre, Letchworth; Your Toys at Luton Library Theatre; Stick Man at Broadway Theatre, Letchworth; Mischief in Moomin Valley at The Old Town Hall, Hemel and Hertford Theatre and The Snail and the Whale and Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown both at Hertford Theatre.

Also at Hertford Theatre this month, for slightly older children (age 7+) a Comedy Club 4 Kids/Simple Politics production called "How does this politics thing work then?" aims to teach children why politics is important and how it can be fun!

Finally for this month, we started with a new event on the first day of the month and we end with another new event on the last day of the month…  Harpenden Spotlight on Africa are holding “school fair” for their school in Uganda.  Join them for a fun family afternoon and take part in their Africa Adventure Trail to raise money for the important work they do. As well as the obstacle course there will be African drumming, masks, crafts, refreshments and more!

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