Events & Activities in Hemel Hempstead

This page gives information on events & activities in Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding area. If you would like to advertise on this website and the Facebook page, please do get in touch.

Friday 17th May – Junior Night

Fun tennis for 8-15 years. An hour of tennis followed by an hour in the club house, playing games and socialising, at Leverstock Green Tennis Club, Grasmere Close, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8QZ. Every Friday from 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 18th May – Compost Giveaway

Join Dacorum Borough Council on Saturday 18th May from 8am at Cupid Green Depot, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, for a giveaway of compost. As a thank you for recycling your food and garden waste, they will be giving it away for free. Simply bring along your own compost bags/rubble sacks.

Saturday 18th May – Gadebridge Parkrun

The event takes place at Gadebridge Park, Leighton Buzzard Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AQ. A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event, every Saturday from 9am. For further information click here

Saturday 18th May – Artisan Market

Join Riverside Hemel Hempsted at this local Artisan market and discover high quality treats, crafts and gifts. Saturday 20th April from 10am – 4pm. Next is 15th June.

Saturday 18th May – Saturday Stories

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. Every Saturday from 11.15am – 11.45am. At Hemel Hempstead Library, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN

Sunday 19th May – Chatty Table

The Old Town Artichoke, 55 High Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AF, have joined The Chatty Café Scheme the UK’s leading non-profit organisation tackling loneliness. Face to face meet ups where venues offer Chatter and Natter tables, where customers can get together and chat. Many tables are hosted by Chatty Table Volunteers. Come and support this from Tuesday – Sunday 9am – 4pm.

Sunday 19th May – Bubble Rush

The course is family friendly, so you can walk, run, dance, jog, or toddle through the foam, and it is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs too. Plus there is no time limit so you can go at your own pace, come join in a bubble fiesta and enjoy the party atmosphere. At Gadebridge Park, Leighton Buzzard Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN.

A 5k fun run (two 2.5km loops so you can stop after one or have double the incredi-bubble fun). 8 colourful bubble stations. Entertainment and Music. Merchandise will be available on the day so you can look the part, too. Sunday 19th May from 10am. For further information and to register click here

Monday 20th May – Learning Disability Football

Inclusive United’s learning disability daytime football sessions are for young adults aged 18 to 25 years, with mild learning disabilities, SEN (special educational needs) or additional needs. Participants will be able to play in a safe, inclusive and fun environment, develop their football skills and build their confidence.

Participants will train for up to one hour and for the last half hour of the session there is time for participants to meet new friends and socialise, play pool, table tennis in the social hub. Mondays from 10.30am. At Grovehill and Woodhall Farm Adventure Playground, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7BA. To book click link

Wednesday 22nd May – Toy Library

Choose from a range of books, toys, puzzles and games, all suitable for under 5’s. Borrow for two weeks and then exchange for new ones. At Belmont Road Baptist Church, Belmont Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9NU. Wednesday from 10am – 11.30am.

Wednesday 22nd May – Open Mic Night

Enjoy a variety of different acts or if you have a talent (or just want to try) for singing or playing an instrument then come down and take part. If interested in getting on the mic email [email protected] Doors open 7pm, music 7.30pm. Every fourth Wednesday of the month. At Boxmoor Social Club, 81 Horsecroft Road, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1PY.

Thursday 23rd May – IT Champion

IT Champions offer one-to-one support, problem-solving, and online safety advice for users of the library computers and WiFi. Every Thursday from 11am – 1pm. At Hemel Hempstead Library, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN.

Thursday 23rd May – Games Night

Join The Green Man, Leverstock Green Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8QE, for a night of fun and games Their Board Games Night is the perfect opportunity to gather with friends, old and new, and indulge in some friendly competition.

Get ready to roll the dice, strategize, and outwit your opponents as they provide a wide selection of board games for you to choose from. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or just looking for a casual evening of entertainment, there’s something for everyone. Bring your own favourite game or try something new from their extensive collection. Thursdays from 7pm – 10pm. Weekly until at least 19th December.

Saturday 25th May – Board Games

Play chess, checkers, scrabble or playing cards at Hemel Hempstead Library, The Forum, HP1 1DN. On Saturday 25th May from 2pm. Next Saturday 1st June.

Saturday 25th – Monday 27th May – Boxmoor’s Canal Weekend 

Fishery Wharf Café will play host to a weekend of live music alongside the colourful Herts Roving Canal Traders three-day floating boat market, situated between Fishery Lock and Old Fishery Lane Bridge. Come along to listen to the music, sample the delicious café food and freshly made to order pizza, enjoy a drink from their licensed bar and stroll along the canal, soaking up the colour’ and atmosphere of the 3 day floating market as you peruse and purchase some beautiful gifts and handmade items.

Friday 31st May – Life Drawing

Regular Life Drawing session at the stunning Boxmoor Trust Centre, London Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2RE. Life model, friendly vibe, everyone welcome. Please bring along your own materials, especially charcoal, they love charcoal! Board and paper essential, any other materials are completely up to you. Sessions have a really juicy mix of abilities and styles, it’s a great learning environment, sessions are suitable for all abilities and experience. Friday 26th April from 10am. Cost is £15, payment on the day, they are unable to take card payments. Next 28th June, 26th July.

Saturday 1st June – Board Games

Play chess, checkers, scrabble or playing cards at Hemel Hempstead Library, The Forum, HP1 1DN. On Saturday 25th May from 2pm.

Sunday 2nd June – Hemel Old Town Market

This vibrant and popular market is held on the first Sunday of every month from 11am – 3pm. The market stalls will be located in St Marys Square, Under the Arches next to The Old Town Hall, in St Mary’s Church Hall and on the grassy area surrounding St Marys Church. 

Dacorum Borough Council restrict the traffic on market day so the High Street is closed to traffic between 10am – 4pm. If you are a blue badge holder, please show this to the gate operatives and they will allow you access. Pedestrian access to the market is unrestricted. There are plenty of car parks within a 2 minute walk of the market grounds. The public toilets in the High Street and in St Mary’s Church Hall will be open on the day.

Tuesday 4th June – Introduction to Solid Foods Workshop

It is recommended to introduce solid foods to your baby around 6 months. Join us when your baby is 4-6 months old so you can prepare early, know the signs your baby is ready for food and get information in line with NHS guidelines as you prepare for this exciting next stage. Tuesday 23rd April from 1pm – 2.30pm. At Cedar Tree Family Centre, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7JX. Next 16th July.

Wednesday 5th June – Alzheimer’s Society Coffee Morning

Join Alzheimer’s Society for a monthly coffee mornings on the first Wednesday of each month from 10am – 12 noon. Come and chat to the team at The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead (located opposite The Entertainer), for a catch-up, or talk about any queries or concerns. Until at

Friday 7th June – Hemel Coffee Morning

Join this coffee morning on the first Friday of every month from 11am – 1pm Sometimes they host a quiz, sometimes a coffee morning, always guaranteed to leave feeling happy and full from tea and biscuits or coffee. For more information please contact Malcolm on 07942735952. At Chaulden Community Centre, Long Chaulden, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2HX.

Tuesday 11th June – Chess Night

Come join Fishery Wharf Cafe, Fishery Lock, Fishery Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1NA, for an evening of Chess, bring a board or just bring yourself and join in on a game, All levels of play are welcome. Drop in for Chess or other games from their cafe games cupboard every second Tuesday of the month from 6pm -10pm. The bar will be open for hot drinks and cakes, beers wine etc.

Friday 21st June – Street Food Event

Come and taste some fabulous food and drink form around the world and made by local producers. A mixture of tasty delights are on offer including Caribbean Fusion, Lebanese/Mediterranean, tacos, pizza, sweet crepes, waffles and churros, plus expertly made coffee, award winning gin and a wonderful mobile bar. The event is free to enter, so come along and join in. If attending by car, please park in Durrant’s Hill Road car park. At Frogmore Paper Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9RY. Friday 21st June from 5.30pm – 10pm.

Saturday 22nd June – Summer Fair

Leverstock Green School PTA are holding their Summer Fair on Saturday 22nd June from 1pm – 3pm. At Leverstock Green School, Green Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4SA.

Saturday 23rd June – Afternoon Tea

Indulge in a delightful Afternoon Tea experience filled with savoury and sweet treats, all accompanied by bottomless tea and coffee. Choose between booking for a party of 2 or 4 people, making it the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, celebrate a special occasion or simply treat yourself. Tickets are priced at £25 per person, or £30 with a glass of bubbly Prosecco.

Not only will you enjoy a delicious spread, but you will also be supporting two worthy local charities, DENS and Liberty Tea Rooms, with all proceeds split between both causes. Please note that while they offer a vegetarian option upon booking, they regretfully cannot accommodate vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free dietary requirements at this time. Saturday 23rd June from 2pm – 4pm, or 5pm – 7pm. At Liberty Tea Rooms, Bank Ct, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1BS. To book click here

Saturday 6th July – TrackPlay

A fun and entertaining time for kids who love trains. With over 500 feet of Track and over 100 Thomas and his friends trains to choose from. Kids will be raving about the experience for a long time . Book a time slot to suit and then on the day sit back and enjoy a hot drink whilst the kids all have fun with trains. At Nash Mills Primary School, Belswains Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9XB. To book click here

Wednesday 17th July – Baby Fair

Baby Fair events are for expectant parents or parents of a child under 1 year, bringing together everything you need to give your baby the best start. If you are pregnant, meet other expectant parents and pick up some pre-loved baby clothes. Wednesday 17th July from 1pm – 3pm. At Highfield Community Centre, Fletcher Way, Bellgate, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5SB.