News & Events

  • Finalists for St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Awards revealed

    13th September 2016, 11:56am

    A menu of 37 finalists have been dished up for the St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival awards following a public vote.Almost 3,000 people took part in the online ballot after more than 400 venues were nominated for 11 coveted titles. These include best bar, best market stall and best...

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  • Unearth the fun at Willows Potato Patch!

    1st September 2016, 9:54am

    The time is right and the potatoes are ready at the Potato Shindig, Willows Activity Farm, St Albans - visitors can dig up a bag of home-grown Picasso potatoes daily from 10 - 25 September 2016.The Willows Potato Patch is ready to be harvested by green-fingered young farmers, and after the digging...

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  • St Albans lifestyle shop listed among Small Biz 100

    30th August 2016, 12:49pm

    A St Albans lifestyle shop has been named among 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by the Small Business Saturday campaign.Chloe James Lifestyle, a small shop located over two floors of a Tudor building on St Albans High Street, will now be among the select number of businesses to be...

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  • John Suchet set to waltz into St Albans Cathedral

    22nd August 2016, 11:04am

    Author, journalist and presenter, John Suchet, will be presenting an all-Strauss programme of waltzes, polkas and melodies at St Albans Cathedral next month.Tickets are now on sale for The Last Waltz in Concert which John is presenting on Saturday, September 17.Locally-based international...

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  • Bags of fun to be had at the Willows Potato Patch!

    15th August 2016, 12:51pm

    PETER RABBIT™ is excited to welcome visitors to Willows Activity Farm, St Albans, who can come and harvest their own bag of Picasso potatoes at the Potato Shindig, open daily from 10 - 25 September 2016.Help is at hand as ‘Spuddy’ the potato mascot will be at Willows every day throughout...

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  • 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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