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.

Sunday 21st July – Hertfordshire Zoo: Tapir Weekend

Join Hertfordshire Zoo, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7QA, on Sunday 21st July for Tapir Weekend. The weekend will be part of your general admissions ticket and you will not require an additional ticket to enjoy their animal weekend. Be in the chance to win a Tickle a Tapir experience with their adorable Temuko and Tamara. Also, enjoy Tapir-themed merchandise, treats and much more. Join their zookeepers as they celebrate Tapir Weekend whilst, raising vital funds and awareness for the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative.

Sunday 21st July – 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, SG12 9RZ. For further information click here

Monday 22nd July – 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.

Monday 22nd July – Chess Club

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

Tuesday 23rd July – 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.

Wednesday 24th July – 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 24th July – 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 25th July – Kids Fun Day Festival

Join The Vine, 207a High Street, Waltham Cross, EN8 7AY, on Thursday 25th July from 1pm – 8.30pm, for a kids fest. With garden games, mini disco and a tuc shop for all your little ones snacks. Proceeds go to RNIB charity for the blind. From £5 per child and £7.50 for 2 children. Parents must stay.

Thursday 25th July – 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 25th July – 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.

Friday 26th July – 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 27th July – 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 27th July – 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 10th August.

Saturday 27th July – Summer Fair

Summer fair with bouncy castle, face painting, food stalls and more on Saturday 27th July from 1pm – 5pm. At Wormley Community Centre, Fairfield Drive, Wormley, Broxbourne EN10 6DX.

Saturday 3rd August – Weird and Wonderful Story Time and Crafts

Come along and join Hoddesdon Library, 98 High Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8HD, for a morning celebrating and learning about the less fluffy creatures we can find in nature. They are excited to announce Dr Tom White, Principal Curator of the Natural History Museum will be sharing his fantastic collection of invertebrates during two free sessions on Saturday 3rd August.

At 11am – Weird and Wonderful Story Time and crafts with a chance to see some of Tom’s shells and sponges. Suitable for ages 0-8yrs, and from 11.45am – 1pm – A chance to look at the many exhibits Tom has brought and to ask questions and find out more. Suitable for ages 7 to adult.

Tuesday 6th August – 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.

Tuesday 13th August – Summer Storytime

Join Hoddesdon Library, 98 High Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8HD, for summer stories, fabulous crafts, then get creative and make funny fruit faces to enjoy in their summer garden. Tuesday 13th August from 10.30am – 11.30am.

Saturday 17th August – Open Day

Annual event at the Harmony Garden, Shirley Close, Cheshunt, EN8 9PS, with games, cakes, plant sale and more with a 70’s theme. Saturday 17th August from 10.30am – 4pm.

Thursday 22nd August – Build a Lego Zoo

Get ready to let your creativity run wild and build a LEGO Zoo. Create your favourite LEGO zoo animals and explore different habitats from the jungle to the savannah. You will get to bring your wildest ideas to life and share them with fellow builders. Do not miss out on their zoo-per fun, big build. You can book your tickets in the library or click here. Suitable for ages 5+. Thursday 22nd August from 2pm – 4pm.

Sunday 1st September – Summer Fete

Brickendon Summer Fete and Festival is on Sunday 1st September from 11.30am – 3.30pm. Come along for a fun day out for all the family. Featuring Dog show, Live music, Punch and Judy, Flying chairs, Bar, Pizza van, Burgers and hot dogs, lots of craft stalls and the fantastic Birds of prey attraction is also returning this year.

Thursday 12th – Monday 30th December – Sleeping Beauty

Packed with music, dance, comedy and audience participation with an added touch of sparkle and feathers Sleeping Beauty promises to be the only Pantomime you will want to see this Christmas. At The Spotlight, High Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8BE. For further information and to book click here