What’s On in Hertfordshire This October?

Gather one and all as we give you the lowdown on what’s on in Hertfordshire this October. Whether you’re looking for a family day out, an interesting date location or somewhere to visit with friends, we hope to cover it all.

3rd October – Macbeth at Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth

Love. War. Witchcraft. Murder. Madness.

A couple’s ambition consumes the kingdom of Scotland. A king’s mind is poisoned by prophecy, power, and paranoia. A nation is led to the slaughter. To protect their world, those who lose the most must rise the highest.

Experience the magic of Shakespeare at the Letchworth Broadway in a performance by Merely Theatre. Tickets are £16/£14 concessions and can be purchased here.

14th October – Hert’s 10k, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden

The Herts 10k is Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s flagship fundraising event, attracting thousands of runners and walkers every year and raising valuable funds to support the charity’s services across Herts and Bucks.

Take part in a beautiful multi-terrain course through the Hertfordshire countryside, starting and finishing at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden.

For more information and to register, click here.

21st October – St Albans Antique and Vintage Market

Located in St Peters Street in the heart of St Albans, a unique and long-awaited antique and vintage market will now be held monthly. Come along to their first event, taking place on the 21st starting from 9am.

Click here for more information.

20th – 31st October – Boo at the Zoo, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Get set for a spook-tacular range of Halloween-themed activities, monster mythbuster animal talks and hands-on crafts this October half-term at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Visitors will be able to carve pumpkins*, get up-close with invertebrates and discover the not-so-scary side to the amazing animals close to home in their Super Natural Neighbours challenge.

Click here for more information and to purchase your zoo tickets.

21st October  – Halloweenie Afternoon Tea, Aubrey Park Hotel

This October, we’re hosting our very first sausage dog social! Join us for a super spooky sausage dog Halloween Party – a fun filled event with afternoon tea for both weenies and their human with a costume contest, Halloween photo station and lots of sniffs and walks around the hotel grounds.

Dress up your dog in their cutest costume for a chance to win a complimentary overnight bed and breakfast stay!

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.



25th October – 4th November – Pumpkin Festival, Willows Activity Farm

Great for the family, dress up and pick your own pumpkins to take home or carve in Willow’s Farm Carving Cavern this Halloween. Their spellbinding programme includes arts and crafts, Pumpkin Olympics and both the Pumpkin Show and Magic-Ween Show with Samtastic.  Tricks, treats and prizes for best, plus there are all your Willows favourites including meeting Peter Rabbit and friends.

Click here to book your tickets and for more information.


26th – 27th October – Poppy Field, St Alban’s Cathedral

From 7:30-11pm, a stunning projection of poppies will fill the Nave of St Albans Cathedral for two nights only, as part of a unique light and sound installation to commemorate the World War One Centenary.

The Cathedral will open after dark to anyone wishing to contemplate and reflect on the history of World War One. Entry will be free and will provide people with an opportunity to remember those who have served, both in the First World War and any other conflict.

Created by Peter Walker, Artistic Director at Lichfield Cathedral and Luxmuralis, the installation will feature projections specially tailored to St Albans Cathedral, including names of local soldiers who have served in the armed forces and falling rose petals which will be projected over the Shrine of Alban, Britain’s First Saint. A beautiful sound artwork composed by David Harper, accompanies the installation and includes four readings of World War One poems by Oscar Winning actor, Eddie Redmayne.

Click here to visit their website for more information. 

Luxmuralis/Lichfield Cathedral

28th October – Old Town Halloween Party, Hemel Hempstead

There’s something strange in your neighbourhood – Hemel Hempstead’s ever popular Halloween party returns to the Old Town on Sunday 28 October 2018.

Come and soak up the atmosphere as the Old Town hosts its annual spooky street party. The high street will be transformed with ghost train and scary fairground rides (open from 3.30pm), fiendishly good food, street entertainment and frighteningly fun activities for all the family.

The event finishes with a spectacular free firework display at 7.30pm in Gadebridge Park.

Click here for more information.

Poster for the Old Town Halloween Party 2018