Well, I don’t know about you but one week back in the normal routine and I’m shattered…!
If you can drag yourself off the sofa this weekend, here’s my pick of what’s on this weekend around Hitchin.
Saturday 9th September
Hitchin Markets Lifestyle and Craft Market
9.00am – 3.30pm
It’s the 2nd Saturday of the month so time for the Lifestyle and Craft Market in Hitchin! In addition to the usual Saturday market there will be some new and exciting traders selling everything unique and quirky for your home. Some items will be handmade and some will have been imported including art work, jewellery, cakes and knitting and lots more.
10.00am – 2.00pm
Explore the 250 acres of monumental landscape gardens and visit the intriguing Gothic Temple at Stowe near Buckingham (normally an exclusive holiday cottage for The Landmark Trust.) Take a taster tour of the magnificent Stowe House and wander down to the romantic St. Mary’s Church in the heart of the garden. No booking required and FREE!
Sunday 10th September
Family Arts Studio
10.00am – 1.00pm
Artist Kaitlin Ferguson leads a hands-on craft activity inspired by the artworks on display in the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth. In this session you will be working with clay to create “seed bombs”, small hand-rolled balls filled with potting soil and wildflower seeds. Once the clay has dried these bombs can be thrown into areas of your garden to create wildflower patches! No booking required and FREE! Suitable for children aged 3+. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Heritage Mill Open Day
10.00am – 2.00pm
Victorian themed Free Day Mill event at Jordans Mill near Biggleswade. There will be mill demonstrations plus a colouring table where children will design a Jordans Mill Christmas card which will be judged and printed for resale. There will also be flour grinding to see how it was done years ago and make your own stook too (I’m not entirely sure what this is…!). No booking required and FREE!
Open Day & Wine Sale 2017
11.00am – 4.00pm
Between Old Warden and Cardington in Bedfordshire you’ll find Warden Abbey – a community run vineyard. Discover the hidden secrets of the medieval vineyard and abbey, take a self-guided tour around the vineyard and browse the local food and craft stalls. There will also be guided vineyard tours, a”pop up” wine school, history talks, animal encounters with Teaching Talons and a nature trail for children. £3 adults, children free.
11.00am – 3.00pm
A great day for the family and the fur-amily! There will be a dog show with all proceeds going to Glendee Rescue, a farm, donkey rides and animalistic entertainment for all. It all takes place in Howardsgate in Welwyn Garden City town centre.
Willington Dovecote and Stables
1.00pm – 5.00pm
These spectacular Tudor buildings in Willington, Bedfordshire will be open to view with Tudor Architecture tours. There will be some volunteers in Tudor dress and other volunteers from the National Trust and Willington Local History Group will be there to help visitors to enjoy a special afternoon here. There will be Tudor music and children will be able to dress up in items from the Tudor costume collection and other activities which will be arranged for them. No booking required and FREE!
Details of events are correct at the time of publishing.
Please check the details of an event directly with the venue or organisers, before you travel.