Six things to do in Welwyn Hatfield across August Bank Holiday Weekend

09:00 21 August 2014

You could be having as much fun as these girls at V Festival in 2013.

You could be having as much fun as these girls at V Festival in 2013.

James McCauley

August Bank Holiday weekend can be a tricky few days to plan for with the traditionally temperamental British summer...

Or if perusing stalls is more your cup of tea, there is plenty to do.Or if perusing stalls is more your cup of tea, there is plenty to do.

But hopefully the sun shines every day this weekend and Welwyn Hatfield can make the most of Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Welwyn Hatfield Times wants our readers to enjoy the last hurrah of summer, and have picked six top events running this weekend.

Whether you’re a cricket fan, petrol head, or just someone who fancies a pint there is something for everyone.

Here are our top picks.

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Hatfield Hyde Cricket Club, WGC

There will be plenty of cricket fun at the Hatfield Hyde eventThere will be plenty of cricket fun at the Hatfield Hyde event

There is a full day of fun organised to mark the momentous anniversary of Welwyn Garden City based Hatfield Hyde Cricket Club on Sunday.

The Festival of Cricket will see teams from across the country travel for a T15 tournament which starts at 11.30am.

Junior tournaments, hot food and outside bar will also attract visitors, with an evening do taking place from 7pm.

For more information follow this link.

Burnham Green Village Fete, Burnham Green

A scene from the fete in 2010A scene from the fete in 2010

Monday will see all the fun of the fete bring revellers to picturesque Burnham Green.

The village green will be taken over by a variety of attractions and stalls arranged for the free funday which kicks off at 2pm.

Apparently there will even be a spitfire flyover, weather permitting of course!

The White Horse pub is also involved with a mini-beer festival arranged, featuring ales from top Herts brewer McMullen & Sons.

Classic Motor Show and Vintage Fair, Knebworth Park

Cars as far as the eye can see will greet visitors at the two day eventCars as far as the eye can see will greet visitors at the two day event

Hundreds of iconic motors will turn the grounds of one of Herts is best-known stately homes into a must-see attraction for petrol heads.

The event is now in its 24th year and this year features live music, as well as a Vintage Fair in Knebworth Barn.

Shoppers will be able to peruse hand picked vintage clothing, accessories and classic homeware.

More information and tickets here.

Fundraiser for The Mixed Group at The Wrestlers pub, Hatfield

Landlord Pat Monaghan is fundraising for The Mixed GroupLandlord Pat Monaghan is fundraising for The Mixed Group

Lonely pensioners will benefit from this free family fun day on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Wrestlers pub in Hatfield has organised an event for WGC charity The Mixed Group, which provides a free Christmas Day meal for those who would otherwise spend it alone.

The fun kicks off at 2pm and finishes at 8pm.

For more information on The Mixed Group follow this link.

Power & Glory Fest, Hatfield

The line-up for Power & Glory Fest at The Rock DenThe line-up for Power & Glory Fest at The Rock Den

Billed as the first ever New Wave of British Heavy Metal festival ever booked in Hatfield, this is a must attend-see gig for any metalhead.

Reportedly rockers from as-far-afield as Germany and Holland are making the pilgrimage to catch the bands, so fans from Hertfordshire have no excuse for not heading to Breaks Manor on Saturday.

The first band is scheduled to take to the stage at 12.30pm with eight acts hitting the stage, before Whitchfynde headline.

For more information and tickets click here.

Goatfest 2014, Codicote

Goatfest takes place at The Goat Inn, in CodicoteGoatfest takes place at The Goat Inn, in Codicote

Fast becoming a fixture of Herts’ summer festival scene Goatfest has returned bigger and better than ever for 2014.

Now stretching to three days for the first time in its history, the event – held in The Goat Inn – has some top acts.

With the amazing Are You Experienced? Jimi Hendrix Tribute appearing on Saturday and Mitchell Joseph Thomson as Michael Jackson King of Pop playing on Sunday.

More information here.


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