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Welcome to September This month there’s lots to do so get out enjoy the sunshine and try something different, we’ve found Festivals, Open Days, Art Shows, Air Displays, a Dogfest and lots more, and are excited to see The Alban Arena open again with lots of great events planned. And as always we’ve included a selection of local businesses from Bathing Mobility to Windows and Doors. If you’re interested in advertising we’d love to hear from you. The magazines are monthly, if you don’t have a copy handy, you can always find them on Twitter, Facebook or our website.

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Heritage

Open Days Every September free events take place across the country to celebrate our history and culture, giving us the chance to see hidden places and try new experiences. This year’s theme is Edible England. Exhibition: Kingsbury Barn Pottery 10th - 12th Sept 10am - 4pm ** With work for sale from artists showing a wide range of ceramics and sculptural forms. Artists will be on hand to talk about their work. Branch Road, St Albans AL3 4SE Ayot St Peter Church 11th Sept 10am - 5pm ** This listed Victorian church in the "arts and crafts" style is in exceptional condition. The church was completed in 1875 and still has the original organ which is played every Sunday. It will be decorated with flowers and produce for Harvest Festival. Walk along the lane to see the disused churchyard, with many interesting old graves. Welwyn AL6 9BG St Albans Signal Box & Railway Museum 11th & 12th Sept 10am - 5pm ** Built in 1892 and restored in 2009 by local residents, it has a large garden and signals to operate. There will be demonstrations of how trains were controlled and a chance to pull levers and ring bells. The museum is full of artefacts and has a film showing it in operation in the 70s. In the garden a railway with Thomas the Tank Engine will be running. St Albans AL1 3AG Verulamium Museum 11th & 18th Sept 11am - 3.30pm ** Explore Roman life, admire the intricate mosaics, and see recent discoveries such as the Sandridge Hoard, a collection of 159 Roman gold coins. There will be a discovery area, activity sheets and dressing up clothes for children. You can also visit the Roman Hypocaust, the Roman Theatre and the Roman city walls. St Michaels Street AL3 4SW Rothamsted Manor House 11th - 19th Sept 10am - 4pm ** With self-guided tours of the Grade 1 Jacobean Manor House and gardens, cream teas, 16th century murals, lawn games, cookery demos, local stallholders, a scavenger hunt, a photography competition and more. Harpenden AL5 2BG St Peter’s Church 12th Sept 2pm - 5pm * See the view from the tower, the highest point in St Albans which on a clear day offers distant views 4

of the Wembley Arch and Canary Wharf. The large churchyard has an orchard, wildflower meadow, storyteller's circle and Garden of Hope with Tree of Life memorial sculpture. Please book Tower Tours on the day. St Peter’s Church, St Albans AL1 3HG Shuttleworth 15th Sept 10am - 5pm * Walk round the Swiss Garden and woodland sculpture trail, enjoy views from North Park’s gentle hills, stroll around the paddocks by the grass airfield. Venture inside Shuttleworth House with its grand period rooms, visit the Shuttleworth Collection, showcasing the best of early aviation, vintage vehicles, and Clayton and Shuttleworth industrial heritage. Beds SG18 9DX Luton Hoo Walled Garden 15th Sept 10.30am - 2pm ** The Woodyard café will be open in the Shooting Lodge, and plants and produce will be available to buy. Beds LU1 4LF Piccotts End Medieval Cottage & Wall Paintings 18th & 19th Sept tours from 10am * A 16th century Grade I listed Tudor Hall House, with rare and important paintings from just before Henry VIII's break with Rome. Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AU St Albans Clock Tower 18th & 19th Sept 10.30am - 5pm ** Climb the 93 steps to the top of the only medieval town belfry in England and enjoy magnificent views of the city and surrounding countryside. Listen to the hypnotic, ticking rhythm of the Victorian turret clock. Marvel at the great Medieval bell, Gabriel, which is still rung every hour on the hour. Children can win a bag of chocolate coins by playing “Hunt the Keys”. Market Place, St Albans AL3 5DR Walk:The Trees of St Albans 19th Sept 11am * A guided walk around the central St Albans trees, hear interesting stories associated with them with Kate Bretherton, creator of The Remarkable World of Trees exhibition. St Albans Museum & Gallery AL1 3DH Working Watercress Beds 19th Sept 11am - 2pm * An opportunity to see a working watercress bed, a familiar sight years ago. The whole process is explained, and you can make your own way round or join a guided tour. Hemel Hempstead HP1 2BS *Please book ** No booking required www.heritageopendays.org.uk


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Music & Art City Summer Scapes

A new arts initiative showcasing 28 local artists’ work outside, was launched in August in St Albans City Centre, and will move to Verulamium Park in September to be displayed along the railings by The Fighting Cocks pub.

Harpenden Writers

Calling All Writers Celebrating their 25th Anniversary next year the Writers are looking for new members. They meet monthly for workshops, read arounds and talks by established writers and editors. To join please email: enquiries@harpendenwriters.com Next Meeting 3rd Sept 10am - 12 noon, £5 Friends Meeting House, Harpenden AL5 1PD www.harpendenwriters.com

Organ Concert

12th Sept 3pm With Tom Winpenny, Assistant Master of Music at the Cathedral. Free. www.stalbanscathedral.org

Art on the Common

18th & 19th Sept Sat 10am - 5pm & Sun 11am - 5pm Featuring 50 of the best local artists, with artwork including paintings, ceramics, glass art, jewellery, photography and wood turning. Meet the artists, buy a unique piece of art and support a worthy cause, 15% of sales will be donated to Cancer Research UK. Harpenden Common www.artonthecommon.co.uk

Harvest Festival Weekend

18th & 19th Sept With a market, live music, bar and kids activities. St Saviour’s Church AL1 4DF www.ssaviours.org

Ayot St Lawrence Art Show

18th - 20th Sept Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm, Mon 10am -2pm A range of art in a variety of styles and mediums. The Palladian Church, Ayot St Lawrence AL6 9BZ www.ayotartshow.co.uk

The Earthly Rose

25th Sept 7.30pm Hardynge Choir Concert featuring Fauré’s Requiem, Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine, Sing by David Willcox and The Earthly Rose by Ēriks Ešenvalds. Please book chairman@hardyngechoir.org High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden 6

Shuttleworth

Wild Camping Week 31st Aug - 6th Sept from 9am daily Enjoy camping in the stunning Grade 2 Historic Parkland with a clear view of the airfield. £40 - £80 Beers, Burgers and Live Music 3rd Sept 6pm - 10pm See the Shuttleworth Collection at night and enjoy a burger plus a pint or two from local breweries and live rock n roll music. Keep an eye on the sky, and you might see some visiting aircraft. £10, child free Vintage Working Weekend 4th & 5th Sept 10am - 5pm Celebrate Richard Shuttleworth’s love for the machinery he collected and maintained in the 20s and 30s with vintage steam and working vehicles and a Flying Display on Sunday. Spitfire Photography Day 9th Sept Designed for those competent with a camera, but also fun for entry level users and compact camera owners too. £175 The Great Balloon Race 10th - 12th Sept See the skies fill with colour as these gentle giants take flight. Be wowed by the SkyRascal paramotor display team who will perform aerial displays of agility. And a UK first from SkyDance, an aerial spectacle suspended 100ft in the air from a crane. The balloons will return to put on a NightGlow to music as they light up the night sky. Swiss Garden at Night with Live Music 11th Sept 6pm Relax with live music from Kylie Tribute act with Becky Bennett. Explore the garden or enjoy a picnic on the West Lawn, with wonderful views of The Swiss Cottage, Dolphin Tazza and the magnificent trees at Shuttleworth. £20, child free ModelAir Festival of Flight 18th & 19th Sept 9am - 6pm For lovers of model flying this offers the chance to enjoy radio controlled, free flight, and control line flying. Watch the action or bring along your own and take part. Bond Day: Fly-in and Car Show 25th Sept 10am This action packed day has all things ‘Bond’ from Aston Martins to an autogyro fly-in. If you’re a ‘petrol head’, Bond fan, have aviation interests or just want a fabulous day out this is for you. www.shuttleworth.org a


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Out & About NOW at the Alban Arena

We’re so excited that The Alban Arena is open again, here’s what September has to offer. Abba Forever 1st Sept 7.45pm £24.50 Some Kinda Wonderful 2nd Sept 7.30pm £23 The Dualers 3rd Sept 7.30pm £22 The Gin To My Tonic Festival 4th Sept 12.30pm & 6.30pm £14.50 John Lydon - I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right 15th Sept 7.30pm £30/£45/£75 Jive Talkin’ 16th Sept 8pm £22.50 Northern Live - Do I Love You 17th Sept 7.30pm £22.50 Ultra 90’s 18th Sept 8.15pm £26.50 David Baddiel Trolls Not The Dolls 20th Sept 7.30pm £27 What’s Love Got To Do With It? 23rd Sept 7.30pm £25 Professor Brian Cox: Horizons Warm Up 24th Sept 7.30pm £26.50 D-Day at the Ultimate Civic Disco Ft. Soulfish 25th Sept 7pm £20/£25 The Foundations 26th Sept 8pm £23 Daniel Sloss 30th Sept 7.30pm £25 www.alban-arena.co.uk

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Hatfield House Exclusive House Tour 1st Sept 6pm Champagne tour giving you over 400 years of Jacobean splendour with a personal guided journey. £70 Tudor Legacies: The Legacy Continues 4th Sept 11am - 4pm From one royal court full of scheming, scandal and beheadings to the next, the reign of Edward VI through to Elizabeth I offers compelling intrigue into England’s Royal Tudor history. Come and meet some of these fascinating historical figures. Slam Dunk Festival (South) 5th Sept 9am - 11pm The UK’s biggest independent Rock Festival. Beekeeping Experience 12th Sept 9.30am - 3pm Discover the secrets of one of the most important and fascinating creatures on the planet, find out about the lifecycle and roles of honeybees, and learn about a selection of hive products. £150 Watford & District Classic Vehicle Club 12th Sept 11am - 2pm See the club’s wonderful collection of classic cars, visiting the vehicles is free, but you will need a ticket to access the grounds. Firework Champions 18th Sept 4pm Three of the UK’s best firework companies compete with a firework display choreographed to music. It’s then up to you to choose the winner via text voting. Organisers, MLE Pyrotechnics will put on a larger closing display. Exclusive House & Garden Experience 22nd Sept 11am - 4pm Champagne tour of the House and Garden giving you 400 years of Jacobean splendour with a personal guided journey. £120 www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Knebworth House

DogFest 11th & 12th Sept 9am - 5pm The ultimate dogs day out, with a puppy academy, the best breed meetups, awesome doggy-displays and ‘have-a-go’ activities from ultimate frisbee to hide and seek, and pup paddle boarding. Then take a stroll through the grounds in the Big Dog Walk. £20, child £13 Petrolheadonism Live 18th & 19th Sept With over 1,000 cars on display from Supercars to Classics, Americana to the Highly Modified and the ‘Interesting’ plus a £50m+ Hypercar Enclosure. With over 50 car clubs set to attend, there’ll be an incredible array of classics and modern classics. Tickets include access to the Adventure Playground, interactive Splash-Play, Dinosaur Trail and Formal Gardens. £27.50, child £12.65 www.knebworthhouse.com


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Films, Festivals & Markets Autumn Festival

28th Aug - 12th Sept An autumnal celebration with spectacular displays of home-grown Dahlias. Aylett Nurseries, St Albans AL2 1DH www.aylettnurseries.co.uk

Luna Cinema on the Common Enjoy an evening of cinema under the stars Doors 6.30pm, films 8pm 2nd Sept Rocketman 3rd Sept Pretty Woman 4th Sept Grease Harpenden Common AL5 www.thelunacinema.com

Chilli Fest

3rd - 5th Sept 10am - 5pm Taking place in the beautiful Aviary Gardens, with exhibitors all passionate about chilli, the festival guarantees to bring you the best of local artisan producers as well as independent traders from across the country. Enjoy live music, family fun and children's craft activities as well as the opportunity to walk around the gardens. Grounds admission charges apply. Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury HP18 0JH www.waddesdon.org.uk

Local Markets

Inside Out Market 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th Sept 11am - 5pm Enjoy delicious street food and artisan goods from a collection of local businesses. George St, High St & Market Place, St Albans Caravanserai 9th Sept 4pm - 8pm Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa and Southeast Europe. Expect to find handmade Pakistani dupattas, traditional Indian desserts, Bangladeshi plants, Moroccan tagines, handcrafted homewares from all the Arab nations and henna artists. Soak up the flavours and colours from across the globe. Market Place, St Albans Redbourn Village Market 11th Sept 10am - 1pm High Street, Redbourn St Albans Farmers Market 12th Sept 8am - 2pm 24

St Albans Antiques & Vintage Market 19th Sept 9am - 3pm Bringing you Antiques, Vintage, Brocante and Architectural Salvage. An amazing atmosphere with inspirational dealers and fascinating finds. St Albans City Centre Harpenden Farmers Market 26th Sept 10am - 2pm Real Street Food Night 30th Sept 4pm With amazing street food and a DJ playing your favourite tunes. Market Place, St Albans

Pub in the Park

10th - 12th Sept Returning again with amazing chefs, musicians and artisanal producers. Tuck into dishes from The Hand & Flowers, The Hardwick, The Green Man and others. Then party to live performances from All Saints, Basement Jaxx DJ Set, Gabrielle, Lightning Seeds and more. Verulamium Park AL1 3JE www.pubintheparkuk.com

Harpenden Food & Drink Festival

18th Sept 12 noon - 4pm With more than 70 food and drink stalls featuring a variety of takeaway meals and snacks, craft beers, flavoured gins and liquors, meats, pies, sausages, fish, preserves, cheeses, fruit and vegetables, fresh bread, eggs and more. There will also be a music stage, pop up restaurants, cookery theatre, tasting tents children's entertainment and street performances. The event will be held alongside Harpenden Beer Festival. High Street Harpenden www.harpenden.gov.uk

Global Vegfest

18th & 19th Sept online With fresh food, entertainment, ethical products, cutting-edge information on plant-based living, nutritional talks, activism lectures, live cookery demos from around the world, new vegan products and an online marketplace. www.vegfest.co.uk

Soroptimist Women's Group

27th Sept 7.30pm Zoom Step up to Cop26, whilst stepping down carbon footprints. Find out what COP26 is and what role it could play in helping women reduce carbon emissions. www.sigbi.org/st-albans/cop26

St Albans Beer and Cider Festival

The year the Festival will be held in the city’s pubs. After the devastation caused by Covid-19, it has been decided that encouraging people back into pubs must be the priority. Participating venues and the beers and ciders, will be announced soon. For updates visit St Albans Beer & Pubs Festival’s pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. www.camra.org.uk


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NOW at the Local Theatres Caring & Sharing Heroes Need Heroes

Jane and Connor Smith (pictured) partner and stepson of Harpenden Firefighter, Larry Neal of Locksmith Services, are walking a marathon around London in September in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity, as heroes need heroes of their own and that’s what the charity is about - helping serving and retired firefighters and their families through difficult times. To support Jane and Connor use the Justgiving link below. You never know when you might need Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue to be your heroes. www.justgiving.com/team/harpendenfirestation

Tour De Blue Cross Virtual Challenge

Take part in this 302 mile virtual event, get fitter and raise funds to help vulnerable pets being cared for by the Blue Cross. The 302 miles represents the distance between the Blue Cross Victoria animal hospital in London and the Blue Cross Thirsk rehoming centre in North Yorkshire. Log your miles via Strava or Enthuse and they’ll send you updates on your progress. Sign up for free today www.register.enthuse.com

Family Fun Run and Doggy Jog

5th Sept 10am, 10.15am & 10.30am A fun family day out in support of Harpenden Town Mayor’s charities. Activities include a “Clue Quest” for children and obstacles and mini challenges for dogs. £3.50 (adults accompanying children go free) Rothamsted Park, Harpenden www.harpenden.gov.uk/town

Crisis DIY Race to End Homelessness 6th - 19th Sept Come together with people across the UK, all setting their own challenge to help end homelessness. www.crisis.org.uk

Watford Memory Walk 11th Sept

Put on your walking gear, lace up your boots and unite against dementia. By taking part you will raise funds to help the charity reach more people through its vital services. Cassiobury Park, Watford www.alzheimers.org.uk/memorywalk

Sandridge 10k

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Milton Keynes Theatre

The Addams Family 31st Aug - 4th Sept Milton Keynes Theatre MK9 3NZ www.atgtickets.com

Home Farm Glamping

The Importance of Being Earnest 2nd Sept doors 6pm Slapstick Picnic invites you to its inaugural summer tea party, where marvellous feats of performance and culinary capers await. Elstree WD6 3AZ www.athomefarm.live

The Radlett Centre

Carpenters - Voice of the Heart 4th Sept 7.30pm Celebrating the music of The Carpenters. £22 Matt Ford - Salute to Sinatra 11th Sept 7.30pm Matt is widely regarded as the finest big band singer in the UK and with his nine piece band will perform a celebration of Sinatra hits. £22 Marty Wilde and The Wildecats 18th Sept 7.30pm One of only a few original British artists of the 50’s and ‘60’s who continues to tour. Get ready for a stunning musical roller coaster. £25 Merrill Osmond 21st Sept 7.30pm Lead singer, Merrill of the Osmonds will perform their hits and talk about his experiences growing up in one of the worlds biggest bands. £26 Judy & Liza 25th Sept 7.30pm A dazzling production telling the turbulent tale of two of Hollywood’s biggest stars. £23 Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show 26th Sept 11am & 2pm Awarded ‘Best Kid’s Show at Edinburgh Fringe’, this interactive show promises to entertain and educate in the most spectacular way. Age 5+, £13, child £11 www.radlettcentre.co.uk

Abbey Theatre

Curtain Up! 16th - 25th Sept 8pm In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy five women inherit a run-down theatre and decide to put on a fundraising concert to revive its failing fortunes. Westminster Lodge AL1 2DL www.abbeytheatre.org.uk

Barn Theatre

Happy Jack 24th Sept - 2nd Oct 8pm & 2nd Oct 2.30pm Based on the writer’s grandparents lives it tells the story of their 40-year marriage, warts and all. £13 www.thebarntheatre.co.uk


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Out & About St Albans Museum + Gallery

Exhibition: Behind the Mask until 5th Sept The Trestle Trust turned 40 this year and to celebrate, the theatre company is holding an exhibition of some of its most famous masks. Exhibition: The Chroniclers until 31st Oct During the medieval period, the recording of history, both ancient and modern came to be seen as important. The monks of St Albans produced a wide range of works taking in science, literature, and religious texts, but the monastery itself also became famous for the quality of its chronicles and their presentation. The breadth of coverage and detail of knowledge meant these chronicles formed the basis for the modern history of medieval England. This exhibition brings together some of the finest examples of medieval manuscripts. www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

Herts & Middx Wildlife Trust

Please book for all events Introduction to Barbastelle Bats 2nd Sept 7pm online Learn about the work of the Hertfordshire Barbastelle Bat Project and discover how they found new maternity roosts through tracking, monitoring, and the use of remote detectors. Hear how our knowledge of the bats in Hertfordshire has improved and the steps being taken to protect its habitat. Suggested donation of £5 Discover Hedgehogs 14th Sept 2pm Learn basic hedgehog facts, where they live, what they eat, and why they’re in decline. Get practical advice about how to help hedgehogs in your garden. Meet a rescue hog and see where they are being nursed back to health before being released. Adults only £8, please book Workshop: Spoon Carving 15th Sept 11am - 3.30pm Spend a day in the wildlife garden at the Trust's Head Office in St Albans, learning to carve a spoon from local wood. Adults only, £55 Learn to Sketch Corvids 21st Sept 2pm online Local artist, Martin Gibbons, will show you how to begin field sketching birds by looking at the basics of shape, form, depth and adding detail. Aimed at adults / older children. Suggested donation £5 30

Chess Valley Challenge 26th Sept 9am Challenge yourself, friends and family to take this self-led sponsored 10 mile walk on the beautiful Chess Valley Way and raise funds for the Trust. Depart between 9am and 11am to allow for staggered start times. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the Frogmore Meadows Nature Reserve, located half-way along the route. Participants will receive a reusable water bottle and goodie pack. £15, child £5 www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk

Tumble into Autumn

7th Sept 2pm Harpenden Floral Decoration Club meeting with a floral demonstration by Vikki Traherne. All welcome 01582 621757 Salvation Army Hall, Harpenden

Sustainable St Albans

Film: Tomorrow 14th Sept 7.30pm Watch and discuss an uplifting film about actions taken around the world to tackle climate change. Bennets Club, Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2HU Join in With #CountdownToCOP Environmental groups in St Albans District have set up the St Albans Climate Action Network. Visit the website below to see 16 steps which are powerful ways to reduce your carbon pollution. Find a step that’s right for you, and track your carbon impact. Sustainable St Albans are sharing a blog every Sunday on their website until the international climate talks in November, COP26. each blog will focus on one of the 16 steps. www.sustainablestalbans.org

Classics on the Common

22nd Sept Once a year, Harpenden comes alive with more than 1000 classics cars, motorcycles and scooters. Enjoy a variety of cars, with everything from 1913 model T Ford and a 1916 Stanley Steamer, to Rolls Royces and Maseratis making appearances in the past. Little wonder that this is one of the biggest one day events in the classics calendar. Free but donations welcome Harpenden Common www.classicsonthecommon.com

Luton Hoo Walled Garden

This beautiful walled garden has lots to offer, including a farm balancing environmentally friendly working with traditional values. Open Wednesdays until 29th Sept Guides can show you around and share the history. Please book Volunteering Many changes have taken place in the Garden over the years, and it’s still buzzing with activity. If you’re interested in getting involved please email office@lutonhooestate.co.uk Luton Hoo Walled Garden LU1 4LF www.lutonhooestate.co.uk


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NOW for the Kids Dinosaurs Are Coming!

until 5th Sept Visit this immersive exhibition of life-size animatronic dinosaurs sure to thrill any dino-mad kids and grownups! Time travel back 66 million years and come face -to-face with your favourite dinosaurs. Learn why they became extinct and how to save their modern-day equivalents from a similar fate. There will also be a fossil dig pit and safari car track. Join a Snorassic Sleepover pitch your tent opposite the new dinosaur exhibit and experience the zoo after dark. Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable LU6 2LF www.zsl.org

Family Fun at Dunstable Downs

until 5th Sept How many sports you can do at the Sports Village? Choose from football, cricket, table tennis, volleyball, athletics and more, then fly a kite, build a den or go on a nature adventure. Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade Road LU6 2GY www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Teddy Bear Trails

until 5th Sept 9.30am - 5pm An adventure inspired by Alan Turing's teddy bear Porgy. Pick up a free teddy bear trail sheet, and find all the hidden codebreaking teddy bears. Bring your teddy bear along if they'll help you break the code! It's the perfect excuse to explore and find out more about some famous Bletchley Park bears and their owners. Bletchley Park, Bletchley MK3 6EB www.bletchleypark.org.uk

Mr Men & Little Miss Discovery Trail

until 10th Sept The Museum of Brands is celebrating the 50th anniversary of these iconic and much-loved characters with a discovery trail and children’s make-and-take creative activities. See original sketches by Adam Hargreaves, the Royal Mint commemorative coin collection and limited-edition Mr Men and Little Miss Royal Mail postage stamps. £9, child £5 Museum of Brands, London W11 1QT www.museumofbrands.com

Statty Funfair

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Young Archaeology Club

11th Sept 10.30am If your child has an interest in archaeology, history, heritage or all three this is an amazing place to learn about them. Over ninety acres of grounds, historic buildings and gardens, and a treasure trove that houses nearly 200,000 historical artefacts. Find out about the past and how to explore and conserve it through hands-on activities. The club meets monthly, excluding some holiday periods. Ages 8 -16. £6.50 Wrest Park, Silsoe, Beds MK45 4HR www.english-heritage.org.uk

Potato Shindig!

11th Sept - 2nd Oct Get your dungarees on, it’s time to dig up your free potatoes at Willows Potato Patch. There’s more than 20 tonnes of potatoes waiting to be harvested (that’s the equivalent of three and a half elephants) All paying children can take home a bag of spuds. Willows Activity Farm www.willowsactivityfarm.com

What The Ladybird Saw

23rd - 24th Sept With live music, puppetry and a farmyard of fun. Age 3+, £13 The Radlett Centre WD7 8HL www.radlettcentre.co.uk


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