5 Fun Family Activities in Hertfordshire on the Spring Bank Holiday

Make the most of the long weekend with the whole family this May. We have rounded-up some fantastic events happening in and around Hertfordshire that both parents and children can enjoy together. Find our top suggestions below and have a wonderful Spring Bank Holiday!

Let’s Go Wild at Jordans Mill

Southill Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9JX

Let’s Go Wild runs from Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June and allows your little ones to discover and hunt for wildlife throughout the Mill Meadow and Woodland. At the beginning of the day, children will be given a Let’s Go Wild Activity Passport which they can complete to earn special badges.  A Let’s Go Wild Passport costs £1.50 per child, or free with the purchase of every children’s meal in the Riverside Café – there’s no need to book in advance, just show up. Find out more here*.


Dunstable Downs Fair Trail

Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2GY

Between Saturday 25th May and Sunday 2nd June, the Chilterns Gateway Centre will be opening the Dunstable Downs Fairy Trail to the public. Visitors can grab a trail sheet from reception in the visitor centre for £1.50 per child, then go in search of the fairy doors hidden amongst the trees on the estate. The forecast looks a little uncertain, so make sure to pack wellies and raincoats. You can find out more about the event here*.


Bird’s Nest Billy at the Hemel Old Town Hall

High Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3AE

This play, designed specifically for children aged 3-7 years old, will take place on Saturday 25th May for 60 minutes. It is about a little boy called Billy with a big brother called Bo. They both have big hair. Bird’s nest hair! One day, when his big brother is at school and Billy has no-one to play with, a magical bird chirps out of his big, curly, bird’s nest hair. The bird grants him three wishes. The play combines puppets and storytelling to be enjoyed by parents and kids alike. You can buy tickets here.*


Hertfordshire County Show

Hertfordshire County Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Hertfordshire, AL3 7PT

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May, the annual Hertfordshire County Show will be in full swing. There will be several different stalls selling local produce, including beer and food trucks with everything ranging from duck wraps, to stone fired pizza to churros, to vegan Indian to Greek salads to cheese on toast. There will also be farm animals, a garden show and show jumping as well as children’s entertainment and a circus. Get tickets and more information here*.


Woolly Sheep at Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn Bypass, Hertfordshire, AL6 9FG

Children aged 4 years old and above can spend the Spring Bank Holiday Monday from 2pm to 4pm making their very own woolly sheep. Although it is not necessary to book, places as places are limited and it is first come, first served, so arriving early is a good idea. This activity session is £3.50 per child and all creations can be taken home and displayed proudly on the fridge. See their website* for more details.

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