News & Events

  • St Albans fire station holding open day

    15th August 2016, 12:12pm

    Vehicle-cutting demonstrations and a barbecue will be on offer for families during an open day event.St Albans Fire Station will be holding its annual open day on Saturday, September 3, offering a range of activities.On the day there will be a teddy bear parachute drop, a smoke experience and a...

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  • You ‘Carrot’ believe the fun to be had at Willows Activity Farm this summer!

    11th August 2016, 12:43pm

    Little explorers are in for a fun-packed programme of activity with the opening of the Carrot Patch this year, found at Willows Activity Farm in St. Albans from 20 August to 4 September. Visitors can turn into farmers as they harvest their free bag of carrots that have been growing in Willow...

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  • St Albans Cathedral hosts wealth of summer holiday activities

    8th August 2016, 10:38am

    Summer holiday activities with fun literary and historical themes are being run by St Albans Cathedral’s education centre throughout August.They include free Family Discovery Mornings based on fun, literary themes which run every Thursday morning throughout August. Families can drop in between...

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  • Summer Spectacular at Willows has grown bigger than ever!

    1st August 2016, 1:27pm

    Families are in for even more fun with PETER RABBIT™ during Summer Spectacular, from 23 July to 4 September, as Willows Activity Farm grows in size!Cotton-tail Village, now expanded to double the size, includes the Jemima Puddle-Duck Café, the Flopsy and Mopsy Salon and Cotton-tail Village...

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  • Butterfly World campaign gains support from Bishop of St Albans

    20th July 2016, 11:41am

    Campaigners pushing for the re-opening of a St Albans tourist attraction and conservation project have set up a charity in its aid.Local group Save Butterfly World has recently had its application to register ‘Butterfly World 2.0’ approved by the Charity Commission.The approval comes days...

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  • A-maize-ing adventures with Peter Rabbit at Willows this summer

    11th July 2016, 1:30pm

    This summer, between 23 July and 4 September, find a jam-packed programme of fun during Summer Spectacular at Willows Activity Farm, featuring the one and only PETER RABBIT™ Adventure Playground.Finding their way through Willows A-maize-ing Maze, children can seek the cut outs of Peter Rabbit...

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  • Consider yourself invited to the Arena for Oliver! production

    7th July 2016, 12:50pm

    Classic musical Oliver! comes to the Alban Arena for four performances from Thursday, July 7, until Saturday, July 9.It is being performed by RARE Productions, an amateur youth musical theatre company for children and young adults from local areas.Andrew Burton and David Marriott formed RARE...

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  • Later shopping times may boost night time economy

    7th July 2016, 12:44pm

    An online survey is being held which will look at whether later opening times for shops could help boost the district’s night-time economy.St Albans district council is conducting the survey to find ways to increase the number of people who use local businesses between the hours of 5pm and...

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  • Leading music journalist and crime writer join St Albans LitFest line-up

    23rd June 2016, 2:00pm

    The final list of authors set to appear at this year’s St Albans Literary Festival has been revealed.One of Britain’s best and most influential music writers, Sylvia Patterson will be talking about her memoir, I’m Not with the Band, at Waterstones on Wednesday July 6 at 7.30pm.This fascinating...

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  • New style of travel shop comes to St Albans shopping centre

    23rd June 2016, 1:55pm

    A new travel shop has just opened in St Albans, offering a wide range of holidays from honeymoons and fly-drives, to safaris and ‘wellness’ breaks.Store manager Louise Albert said: “All of us here in St Albans have had a passion for travel since a young age, and we are looking forward to...

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