We love summer. The bright mornings, big days out, lazy afternoons, and (most importantly) the slow evenings that turn into long nights of laughter, story sharing and memory-making. Here in Herts, people love to celebrate the long days of the season as much as possible, whether that be with outdoor cinemas or watching the sun set with a sloth. Check out our list of what to do these summer evenings.
24th June – 23rd July (18:30 – 21:30)
For a roar-some evening this summer, come along to Herts’ number one zoo and wind down after a busy day alongside all the park’s animals. Watch the sunset and the animals settle down for the night, all while enjoying some Pimms and tasty food. Aside from seeing a lion at rest, you can also see wildlife stilt walkers, listen to acoustic music, and get your face painted! Bring the family and camera along for an unforgettable night of natural beauty and lively spirit.
Who said spooky season had to be in autumn? Not Knebworth House, that’s for sure. This summer, the 15th century country house will host a night of phantom phenomena and bat bonanzas in their Ghost Tour & Bat Walk. Tour the house at night and hear all about unexplainable paranormal events that have taken place within the halls of Knebworth. Then hear from bat experts from the Herts and Middlesex Bat Group, who will tell you all about these fascinating creatures. This is one nocturnal night that you won’t want to miss out on – the only thing you won’t be frightened by are the light refreshments!
Where better to relax the mind and body than amongst nature? Join the We Move, She Moves programme this summer as they bring you weekly evening classes of either yoga or pilates in Bushey Rose Garden. Breathe in and breathe out, unwind, and restore as you spend a rejuvenating evening with fellow yogis. Improve flexibility, release stress, and reconnect with yourself as you vinyasa flow in the flowers. All you’ll need is some comfortable clothing and an open mind at the classes – everything else you can find within you!
Every last Thursday of the month until September
Thursdays just got a bit better! Come along on the last Thursday of every month to Salisbury Square, where you’ll find seven of the region’s best food stalls – from Caribbean jerk to Mediterranean paella, your taste buds will have the time of their life! With vegan and veggie options, and flavours to fit any taste, there’s something here for everyone. Get a feel of the community spirit in Hertford – whether it be after work for a bite to eat, with the kids for an evening out, or just yourself and your appetite!
The days are getting longer, and the smell of sun cream is ever stronger. The picnic blankets are at the ready and mum’s holding the popcorn steady. So, it’s time to sit back, relax and watch some epic movies under the stars this summer. From Hollywood classics to newfound favourites, Herts is bringing you a whole host of fantastic film and refreshing theatre performances, all in the beautiful outdoors. Check out our list of amazing places you can visit this year to get your film fix – from Georgian country houses to luscious lavender fields.
If you’re having too much fun and want to stay in Herts just a little bit longer, then we’ve got you covered. From unique places to spend the night, to five star getaways, there’s somewhere for everyone here. Treat yourself to an extra night in this culturally captivating county and, while you’re here, check out our best places to eat – we’ve got dog friendly spots, beer gardens galore, and culinary camping delights. So much to do, you’ll want to stay forever!