Events & Activities in Hoddesdon & Broxbourne

This page gives information on events and activities in Hoddesdon and Broxbourne and the surrounding area, including Great Amwell and Cheshunt. It is updated daily. If you would like to advertise on this website and the Facebook page, please do get in touch.

Friday 17th May – Conversation Cafe

A free informal group for those who speak English as a second language and who want to practice. Come and join Wormley Free Church, Slipe Lane, Turnford, Broxbourne, EN10 6AA, on Fridays from 1pm – 2pm. Open to those of all backgrounds and of all abilities.

Saturday 18th May – ParkPlay

ParkPlay is a national project that runs every Saturday from 10am – 12 noon. and is completely free to attend. They aim to encourage families to participate together across generations and get involved in game activities. All their games are inclusive and can be played across a range of ages in a way that keeps thing safe and most importantly fun for all the family.

There are no age restrictions to any of their projects but say if they can walk, they can play. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to complete out one-time free sign up check out their website:

Saturday 18th May – LEGO Club for Children

Join Hoddesdon Library, 98 High Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8HD, on alternative Saturdays from 2pm – 3pm for this Lego club. For ages 5 upwards, under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult during the session. To book, head in to the library or call 0300 123 4049. The next session will be Saturday 1st June.

Sunday 19th May – Great Amwell Car Boot Sale

Completely flat, picturesque grassy field. Suitable for mobility scooters, wheelchairs and buggies. Fun for the kids with slides, bouncy castles and miniature rides every week. Huge variety of first-class hot food catering, all with large comfortable seating areas. Every Sunday from 9am at Hillside Farm, Pepper Hill, Great Amwell, Ware, SG12 9RZ. For further information click here

Monday 20th May – Get Back To Netball

Come along to Get back to netball, sessions are for female players over 16 years and coach led, covering basic skill development and court play. Every Monday from 9.30am – 10.30am. At Wormley Netball Courts, Wormley Playing Fields, Church Lane, Wormley, EN10 7QE.

Monday 20th May – Chess Club

Visit Hoddesdon Library, 98A High Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8HD, and join in the Chess Club. Mondays from 10am – 12 noon.

Monday 20th May – Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time at Cheshunt Library, Turners Hill, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, EN8 8LB, is half an hour of songs and rhymes for you to enjoy with your little one. Every Monday from 10am -10.30am and 11am -11.30am. Booking at the library is essential as spaces are limited.

Tuesday 21st May – Storytime

These interactive story sessions are perfect for pre-school children to enjoy with their parent/carer. Join in with a mix of picture book stories and rhymes. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9.30am – 10am, at Hoddesdon Library, 98 High Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8HD.

Tuesday 21st May – Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time is a fun and interactive activity for children under 5 and their parents/carers. This engaging program provides an opportunity for little ones to explore the world of rhymes, while also creating a bonding experience for families. Tuesdays from 11am – 11.30am, at  Goffs Oak Library, Goffs Lane, Goff’s Oak, Waltham Cross, EN7 5ET.

Wednesday 22nd May – Hoddesdon Market

Hoddesdon Market is under the Clocktower every Wednesday and Friday from 9am – 3.30pm, serving up all your favourite Sourdough Cheese Toasties, Freshly roasted Barista Coffee, Homemade Cookies and Brownies. Come along and buy some lovely freshly made food using locally sourced / made ingredients, helping to support a small business that supports other small local businesses.

Wednesday 22nd May – Pickleball

Stay active with Pickleball at the Laura Trott Leisure Centre, 44 Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 9AJ. Your first session is free and only £3 per sessions thereafter. No need to pre-book, just turn up and play. Every Wednesday from 1.45pm – 2.45pm

Thursday 23rd May – Sewing Bee

Come and enjoy a few hours spent with people who share your love of anything textiles and craft related, meeting every Thursday from 1pm – 3pm in the Studio at Wormley Community Centre, Fairfield Drive, Wormley, Broxbourne, EN10 6DX. You can bring your own equipment or there are a handful of sewing machines and tools available.

Thursday 23rd May – Board Games

Join Cheshunt library, Turners Hill, Cheshunt, EN8 8LB, for some relaxed and friendly board games fun. They have a range of exciting games to choose from. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks, for ages 18+ No need to book, just turn up. Every Thursday from 2pm – 3pm.

Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th May – Sun Bear, Binturong and Otter Weekend

Join Hertfordshire Zoo (Formerly Paradise Wildlife Park), White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7QA, on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May for Bear Weekend. With this being their first Bear Weekend since their arrival in March 2023 there is no better time to help raise awareness and support for the incredible species. Also, enjoy Bear-themed merchandise, treats and much more. Join their zookeepers as they celebrate Bear Weekend. This weekend will be part of your general admissions ticket and you will not require an additional ticket to enjoy their animal weekend. For further information click here

Thursday 30th May – Tiny Mites Music Presents: Cave Girl

With engaging puppets, original songs, lots of interaction and great dance moves to join in with, this production of Cave Girl will be a fun experience for children aged 1-10 and their families. Please be aware tickets need to be booked for adults as well as all children aged 2+. At Cheshunt Library, Turners Hill, Cheshunt, EN8 8LB. Thursday 30th May from 10.30am – 11.30am. To book click here

Saturday 1st June – Evenings at Hertfordshire Zoo

Step into a world of wonder at Summer Evenings at the Zoo. An exclusive after-hours event promising an unforgettable experience, whilst having exclusive access to watch the animals as the sun sets in Hertfordshire. Plus you can embark on a prehistoric adventure in the World of Dinosaurs, with over 40 animatronic pre-historic creatures, transporting you back in time as they come to life.

With a variety of exclusive tasty foods and drinks on offer and activities, there is something for all ages to enjoy. These sought-after evenings are destined to be the highlight of the summer, so secure your tickets now and prepare to make roaring memories that will last a lifetime. At Hertfordshire Zoo (Formerly Paradise Wildlife Park), White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7QA. Every Saturday evening in June, from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. To book click here

Tuesday 4th June – Reading Group for Adults

Join this reading group for adults which meets every first Tuesday of the month at 4.45pm – 5.45pm. At Hoddesdon Library, 98A High Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8HD.

Saturday 15th June – Soul Day

Come along to The White Swan, 95 High Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8TN, for their first summer soul day of the year, on Saturday 15th June from 1pm till late. DJ all day, BBQ and drinks.

Sunday 14th July – It’s a Knockout Family Fun Day

Expect giant inflatables, hysterical games and oversized props as teams of 10 people compete on the It’s a Knockout assault course.  come along to the day and enjoy a selection of stalls, BBQ, games and attractions all while supporting young people diagnosed with cancer. Wormley Playing Fields, Church Lane, Wormley, EN10 7QE. If you want to take part it is £400 for a team of 10, or book your individual place for £40 and they add you into a team of 10. To book click here