HealthFest in Hatfield

A popular event that gives attendees tips and advice on how to become healthier and fitter is returning to Hatfield this June.

Hatfield HealthFest

HealthFest - the free family event, organised by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council - is taking place on Saturday 22 June, from 11am-2.30pm in Market Place.


Attendees will be able to find out how to improve their physical and mental health, with over 25 stalls providing information, advice and activities. There will also be stall demonstrations, including coaching skills by Champion Coaching.


New for this year, there will be giant garden games from Apex 360, football activities from Stevenage Football Foundation and Champion Coaching.


Breeze Cycling will be also be holding two bikes rides, including one for women and girls as part of the This Girl Can campaign. Cyclers will walk the bikes to meet in Market Place and the ride will start on Link Drive, continuing on the greenways through Stream Woods, and along the shared paths to the Galleria, then onto the Alban Way. Participants can stop for a refreshment break at the Nast Hyde Halt railway - where there will be a 30 piece band and yoga on the lawn, as part of the railway's 150th anniversary. A guided ride will be taking place in the afternoon, suitable for everyone, however, children must be accompanied.


Families can also take part in Xplorer - the navigation challenge involves using a simple map to find a number of markers that will be located around the town. At each marker, children need to identify what picture is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact.


Councillor Fiona Thomson, Executive Member for Public Health, said:

This year's HealthFest promises to be even bigger than previous events, with more stallholders and free activities on offer for the whole family.


I would encourage everyone who is interested in becoming even a little bit healthier and fitter to come along to listen to advice, try something new and find out simple ways to improve your physical and mental health.