Seven Ways to Enjoy The Summer in Hertfordshire

While we know how important it is to save money away for your future, it’s also essential to put money aside each month to guarantee that you and your family’s hard work isn’t going to waste. Summer in Hertfordshire is always a thriving, bustling and enjoyable time of year, so our Hertfordshire financial advisors have created this guide to help you plan your summer events wisely.

  1. Watford Philharmonic Society’s summer concert – 17th June

For an evening of breathtaking music, spend your Wednesday night at the Watford Colosseum for a series of pieces from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. While the music of Elgar and Walton is well known, Coleridge-Taylor’s is less often performed. Book your ticket and experience a rare musical spectacle.

  1. Hollywood Ball – 20th June

For something with a slightly more glamorous air, go to the Princess Helena College, Hitchin, and view a special performance by the Princess Helena College Dance Company, as well as live music from Bee Stung Lips. Finally, take part in a variety of other amusements, including an auction, and sit down to a three-course meal – all provided with the ticket price.

  1. Magna Carta Medieval Fair and Re-Enactment – 27th June

If you’re more historically minded, take your family to Walkern Hall, Walkern for a special weekend of 13th century life. This is the ultimate family-friendly experience, with Longbow archery, falconry displays and even battle re-enactments. Meet William de Lanvalei, King John, and even the Knights Templars.

  1. Retail Independents’ Charity day – 4th July

Looking to invest in something new for your home? The 4th of July is Retail Independents’ Day, and to celebrate stores around Hertford will be offering special promotions. To make the day even more special, it’s likely there’ll be in-store entertainment and samples, along with fundraising for the retailers’ chosen charities.

  1. Welwyn Garden Petit Tour – 26th July

Cycling is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and it’s fantastic for you. If you agree with the above, Kinetic Cycles – alongside Hertfordshire County Council – are putting on the Welwyn Garden Petit Tour, a one-day cycling festival. As part of the inaugural Tour of Hertfordshire Series – a celebration of Cycle sport in Hertfordshire – this day of closed road circuit racing around the picturesque and iconic Howardsgate is not to be missed.

  1. Hertford Castle Open Air Cinema: Back to the Future – 30 year anniversary – 22nd August

Back to the Future is, without question, a modern cinematic classic. Science fiction fans and regular cinema goers alike agree that this is a cinematic piece to be celebrated, and this year is its 30th anniversary. Therefore, the Hertford Castle Open Air Cinema is taking the opportunity to play this classic. This makes for an excellent opportunity to introduce your children to a piece of film history, in an appropriately historic setting.

  1. Headstone Village Show – 31st August

Nothing says summer like a traditional village fair, and this year, the Harrow and LEAF annual show has been transformed into the new Headstone Village Show. Head to the Harrow Arts Centre with your friends and family for a quaint village fair that includes presence from the Annual Horticultural & Craft Show, along with the Harrow Beekeepers. With a huge array of stalls, stands, arts, crafts, food and drink, there’s something for everyone on this fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend event.

At GPFM, our Hertfordshire based financial planners recognise that saving and investing your money is vital for your future, but so too is spending it on events like the above. Make the most of the time you have with your friends and family, and you’ll be able to look back with fondness on important experiences and money well spent.