Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering

Hertfordshire Summer Events

There’s loads of great summer events going on near your favourite Hertfordshire Chef & Brewer. For those who love great feats of strength and brilliant displays of Highland Dancing then the Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering might be for you.

Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering

Sunday 10th July

The whole family can enjoy a wonderful day of Scottish-style fun at Harpenden Lions Highlands Gathering.

This Sunday 10th July at Rothamsted Park, Harpenden, seven pipe and drum bands will play rousing music for the crowd. There will be brilliant displays of Highland dancing and solo piping. And visitors can witness great feats of strength at the heavy events, such as tossing the caber and putting the stone.

Active kids will love the funfair, go carts and climbing wall, while crafty types can enjoy activities including face-painting, sand art and pottery. Adults, meanwhile, won’t want to miss the classic cars and motorbikes on display, while there are plenty of sideshows to entertain everybody.

By participating in this charity event, visitors will be helping to improve the lives of people with diabetes and PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) and CBD (Corticobasal Degeneration). Harpeneden Lions Club also supports Life Skills programmes in local schools.

Why not reserve a table at The Old Bell in Harpenden?

While you’re in Harpenden, you can also stop off at Old Bell – a converted farmhouse that opened as a pub in 1735. The beer garden is the perfect spot for a traditional pub meal.

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Festival of Wildlife

Festival of Wildlife

Sunday 30th and Sunday 31st July

Panshanger Park is going to be abuzz with activity – animal and human – during the weekend of 30th to 31st July. The third annual Festival of Wildlife will be packed with fascinating talks, fun learning opportunities for the kids and free nature walks.

Hosted in association with the Herts Natural History Society, the Festival of Wildlife will open visitors’ eyes to the abundance of animal and plant life at Panshanger Park. Amid the ancient woodland of the Mimram Valley, you can spot ospreys, kingfishers and dragonflies, along with a variety of farm animals and woodland creatures.

Talks will cover everything from local butterflies and wildlife to regional rivers and fish, with a spot of gardening in there for good measure. There will be plenty of self-guided activities to enjoy in this historic park and garden too.

A big supporter of this year’s festival is Tarmac. The company owns Panshanger Park and is committed to a sustainable management plan, so that future generations can enjoy its abundant wildlife.

Why not reserve a table at The Five Horseshoes in Little Berkhamsted

Just 10 minutes from the park, in Little Berkamsted, Hertford, is the Five Horseshoes. So why not make a day of it and stop for a bite and a beer at this 17th-century village pub.

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