Celebrate Vaisakhi in Watford

Times Series: Celebrate Vaisakhi in Watford

1:16pm Friday 11th April 2014

Watford Palace Theatre presents its annual Vaisakhi celebrations

East of England Food Festival at Knebworth this weekend

1:55pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

There will be a host of food and drinks stalls and a full programme of cookery demonstrations compered by Masterchef Ondine Hartgroves

The UK’s biggest kids’ festival LolliBop coming to Hatfield House

11:13am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Renowned for bringing some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment to its live stages, the event will run August 15-17

Bee is the buzz word at Chenies this summer

Times Series: A bee visits a pink cosmos in Chenies’ garden

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Chenies Manor restarts its popular coffee mornings for its Save Our Bees campaign

RAF Museum remembers WW1

Times Series: Mabblethorpe's Last Combat

11:39am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The RAF Museum in Hendon remembers World War One with a series of events

Killer cats and crocodiles in Tring

Times Series: Killer cats and crocodiles in Tring

2:34pm Monday 24th March 2014

National Museums Week starts today and ferocious new exhibition Deadly! has opened at the Natural History Museum at Tring to mark the occasion.

Finding history under your feet

Times Series: An arrowhead found at the South Mimms site © Museum of London

1:20pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Rosy Moorhead meets the volunteers who are helping to archive artefacts from the 12th Century for the Museum of London's project Unearthing Barnet

Watford Museum awarded a Quality Rose Marque – again

Times Series: Watford Museum awarded a Quality Rose Marque – again

2:29pm Monday 24th February 2014

Watford Museum has been awarded a Quality Rose Marque - for the 5th time

Bushey during World War One

Times Series: Bushey war memorial

2:25pm Monday 24th February 2014

Bushey Museum is remembering the sacrifices local men and women made in the Great War

Be part of the parade

2:18pm Monday 24th February 2014

New, family-friendly, outdoor events wanted, to be staged in the newly-refurbished and enhanced Watford town centre parade

Things to do in St Albans during half term

Times Series: Kidnapped

3:40pm Friday 14th February 2014

A round-up of the best events to keep families busy

New animal actors attraction at the Harry Potter studios is the cat's whiskers

Times Series: New animal actors attraction at the Harry Potter studios is the cat's whiskers

2:46pm Friday 14th February 2014

New animal actors attraction at the Harry Potter studios in Leavesden is the cat's whiskers

Restored to its original glory

Times Series: The library or ‘Great Room’ is one of the most important 18th Century interiors in Britain

2:40pm Thursday 5th December 2013

Rosy Moorhead visits Kenwood House in Hampstead after its £6 million revamp

There's snow better time to visit Hogwarts

Times Series: A glowing scene

9:38am Friday 22nd November 2013

The Harry Potter studio tour has been given a magical Christmas makeover, writes Laura Enfield

Get happy at the food festival

Times Series: Get happy at the food festival

10:01am Friday 27th September 2013

The best food writers and chefs to descend on Chorleywood for the Happy Foodie Festival

Plenty of buildings in and around Barnet feature in Open House London 2013

Times Series: Middlesex University's Hendon Campus

1:36pm Friday 20th September 2013

Plenty of buildings in and around Barnet feature in Open House London 2013

'The event is close to my heart'

Times Series: 'The event is close to my heart'

10:40am Sunday 25th August 2013

Singer Raya tells Laura Enfield why playing the first Herts Pride, in Cassiobury Park in Watford, is so important to her

One Direction film This Is Us comes to Vue Cinema Watford

Times Series: One Direction film This Is Us comes to Vue Cinema Watford

11:40am Saturday 24th August 2013

One Direction film This Is Us comes to Vue Cinema Watford

Go off piste with an Olympic skier

Times Series: Go off piste with an Olympic skier

10:50am Saturday 24th August 2013

Olympic skier Ed Drake will be hosting a day of ski and board challenges at The Snow Centre in Hemel

Record number of butterflies recorded at Butterfly World in St Albans

Times Series: The Chalk Hill Blue has been recorded on the site

4:37pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

Record number of butterflies recorded at Butterfly World in St Albans

That's street entertainment!

Times Series: Robot Rock Bumblebee entertains the crowds

4:50pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

St Peter's Street, St Albans, gears up for jugglers, dancers and stuntmen as Covent Garden street entertainers come to town for Summer in the City

Knebworth Game and Country Show

Times Series: Knebworth Game and Country Show

3:30pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

Family fun this weekend at the Knebworth Game and Country Show

Explore Watford's history

Times Series: Explore Watford's history

9:41am Friday 2nd August 2013

Watford Museum hosts a family fun day on the theme of heritage, as part of its St Mary's Tombs Project, writes Rosy Moorhead

Celebrating 800 years of democracy

Times Series: Celebrating 800 years of democracy

3:02pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

This summer St Albans is putting on a number of events to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, writes Rob Boothby

Have fun this summer

Times Series: Beat the heat at the Snow Centre in Hemel

12:14pm Friday 19th July 2013

There's so much to do this summer, you and the kids will be spoilt for choice. Rosy Moorhead rounds up the best of what's on

Summer's in bloom at the annual Chenies Manor Plant and Garden Fair

Times Series: Chenies Manor

11:44am Friday 19th July 2013

Summer's in bloom at the annual Chenies Manor Plant and Garden Fair

Summer fun

Times Series: Birds of prey at the RAF Museum in Hendon

9:00am Thursday 18th July 2013

School’s out for summer and there’s so much to do. Rosy Moorhead checks out the best events in north London

Decadent dining

Times Series: Decadent dining

9:54am Thursday 18th July 2013

Days Out, , A Decadent Pop-Up Dining Experience At Fenton House In Hampstead

Summer Fun

Times Series: Captain Chicken’s Egg Dodge at Willows Farm

9:40am Wednesday 17th July 2013

School’s out for summer and there is so much to do, writes George Ryan.

The Waterways festival in Cassiobury Park will float your boat

Times Series: The Waterways festival in Cassiobury Park will float your boat

10:00am Sunday 14th July 2013

The Waterways Festival chugs in to Cassiobury Park in Watford for the first time

Football and TV celebrities come to the Funday

Times Series: There will be fun for the whole family at the Watford Observer Family Funday

9:56am Friday 12th July 2013

The first Watford Observer Family Funday kicks off on Sunday. It’s going to be a great day out with lots of prizes to be won, music, funfair rides and a charity footie match, writes Rosy Moorhead.

Dance goes interactive

9:00am Sunday 23rd June 2013

Dance, drumming, film and animation are set to feature in an interactive show for Watford Live.

Favourite fairytales just for the very little ones

Times Series: Favourite fairytales just for the very little ones

4:00pm Friday 21st June 2013

To keep everyone occupied during the summer, a new festival, specifically aimed at families, is being launched.

The power of Imagine

Times Series: The Frenzy, based on The Bacchae, is set to unleash a euphoric, ferocious dance delirium onto the streets of Watford. Nails will turn to talons as these wild, fierce women dance relentlessly, furiously and in ecstasy.

3:10pm Saturday 15th June 2013

There are two images that stick in the mind of Watford Mayor Dorothy Thornhill when she thinks of the Imagine Festival.

Arts and crafts for the whole family

Times Series: Oriental calligraphy will be shown at the Barnet Collection Garden weekend

8:30am Thursday 6th June 2013

As the weekend approaches and it comes time to arrange a family outing, many parents are hoping for something to come up that will take full advantage of the weather, occupy the children with a variety of activities, and perhaps even instill an appreciation of culture for all concerned.

Meet the animal actors of the Harry Potter films

5:40pm Sunday 2nd June 2013

If you were the type of Harry Potter fan who found Hedwig a hoot or Scabbers a scream, then look no further.

Get arty this week

6:00pm Friday 31st May 2013

From the Southlands Summer Art exhibition to the music and dance gala, there are plenty of activities to savour before Artsweek draws to a close on Sunday.

Country pursuits on show

Times Series: Working with clay at last year's show

10:52am Friday 24th May 2013

The Hertfordshire County Show 2013 rolls into Redbourn

Celebrate spring with a bluebell walk

12:16pm Thursday 25th April 2013

Barnet YHA Group announces its programme of spring and summer walks

Bright Star in Hampstead

1:03pm Thursday 25th April 2013

Keats House screens Jane Campion's acclaimed film Bright Star

St Albans photographer Rankin is part of Hyperlink, a festival at Tate Modern

Times Series: Rankin © Rankin Photography Ltd

1:41pm Wednesday 24th April 2013

St Albans photographer Rankin is part of Hyperlink, a festival at Tate Modern

Wednesday is museum day

2:08pm Wednesday 24th April 2013

St Albans museums are introducing Wonder Wednesdays for families

St Albans District in Bloom

2:12pm Wednesday 24th April 2013

Green fingered St Albanites required for District in Bloom

Saving the Heath

10:05am Thursday 18th April 2013

Friern Barnet & District Local Society give a talk celebrating Octavia Hill

Two tours of St Albans

1:27pm Wednesday 17th April 2013

St Albans Tour Guides present two exciting walks, Rags and Riches and Aristocrats, Paupers and Philanthropists

Book worms prepare, it's the St Albans Community Book Fair

1:23pm Wednesday 17th April 2013

Book worms prepare, it's the St Albans Community Book Fair

All the fun of the family fair

1:10pm Wednesday 17th April 2013

Get ready for St Albans Family Fair

Japanese Manga Carta

12:31pm Wednesday 27th March 2013

Draw the Magna Carta manga style at St Albans Central Library

Cult films and TV shows made on our doorstep

Times Series: The Village of The Damned is part of the Elstree Film Season at UHArts

2:00pm Thursday 7th March 2013

Elstree Film Season returns to UHArts with screenings of The Village of the Damned, The Devil Rides Out and episodes of The Prisoner and The Avengers

Film season comes to UHArts in Hatfield

Times Series: The Village of The Damned is part of the Elstree Film Season at UHArts

2:05pm Wednesday 6th March 2013

UHArts' new film and TV programme includes the Elstree Film Season, a celebration of Welwyn Studios films, and Barry Norman's Favourite Films



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