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Things To Do Over August Bank Holiday

28 July 2022 / What To Do / Families /

The long weekend is just on the horizon, so if you’re short on plans, look no further as we’ve gathered together some top family-friendly things to do in Hertfordshire.

Bank Holiday at Ralph’s Beach

Beach at The Grove hotel, Hertfordshire

If the sun is shining then Ralph’s Beach is where you should head. Open to hotel residents, this hidden gem within the Walled Garden promises hours of relaxation by the pool, offers the ultimate spot to build sandcastles and, the best thing? You don’t need to jet abroad to experience it. But what’s a trip to the beach without ice cream? Don’t fret – Jude’s Ice Cream Beach Hut will be on hand with its delicious selection of frozen delights. What flavour will you choose?

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The Ultimate Animal Challenge at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Animal feeding at Whipsnade Zoo

For little animal lovers you won’t want to miss out on The Ultimate Animal Challenge at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Find out who’s the real leader of the pack by following the different challenge trails, and if you come out on top, you’ll win some exciting prizes! Also over the weekend there will be face painting stands, delicious food and drink, unique animal talks about species’ special skills and fun animal board games.

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Colourscape at Cassiobury Park

Colourscape Festival

Image taken by Eye Music Trust

This 10-day festival of colour, music and light will certainly be one the kids will remember.  Located just a stone’s throw from The Grove in neighbouring Cassiobury Park, visitors can explore a unique labyrinth of 70 interlinked chambers of vibrant colours whilst discovering an array of musicians and dancers who will be roaming around the extraordinary space.

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Classic Motor Show at Knebworth House

Motor Car Show

Motorcar fanatics, this one’s for you! On 28th and 29th August, join other like-minded classic car enthusiasts at Knebworth House for the ultimate Classic Motor Show. From sports cars to saloons, military vehicles to motorcycles, all your favourite classics will be showcased and paraded in one place. Tickets also include access to Knebworth Park, the gardens, the dinosaur trail and adventure playground, so it makes for the perfect day out for all the family.

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Chilli Festival at Benington Lordship Gardens

Chilli garden

For those of you who enjoy a bit of spice, don’t miss the annual Chilli Festival at Benington Lordship Gardens. Browse hundreds of varieties of chilli plants to take home, sample tasty chilli-infused snacks and condiments from the nation’s best-known independent chilli traders, or impress the crowds at the world-famous chilli eating competition. Stalls will be set up around the gardens and a wide range of refreshments will be on hand to help you cool down. We’ll definitely be needing an ice cream or two!

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At the end of an action-packed day, retreat to one of our newly refurbished West Wing bedrooms to reset and recharge.

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