Roll Up, Roll Up for weekend fun and more this summer!

Welwyn Hatfield residents can look forward to sensational circus acts and world food that have been added to upcoming weekends as part of a busy summer of fun including both the WelHat Sports Healthy Hub Festival and BIG Summer 2021!

walker with costume for BIG SUMMER

The weekend activities are part of a 'welcome back' drive to encourage people into town centres as Covid restrictions ease, using a government grant allocated to local authorities up and down the country. Welwyn Hatfield will be turned into an unforgettable carnival atmosphere over consecutive weekends, with stilt walkers, clowns, games, refreshments and delicious world food, bringing a melting pot of diverse flavours to the mix. The first weekend is in Hatfield town centre, from 12-4pm on Saturday 31 July and 1 August.

These events will form part of the planned summer of fun alongside the WelHat Sports Healthy Hub Festival and Big Summer. The WelHat Sports Healthy Hub Festival kicks off on 19 July for two weeks and aims to promote wellbeing and physical activity, as well as promoting our town centres and all the local amenities available.

Highlights of the festival include Try an Olympic Sport Day, yoga and Pilates classes held outside in Welwyn Garden City town centre, while Hatfield's White Lion Square will host Baby & Buggy exercise and body conditioning. There are also wellbeing sessions such as Stress Less Footy at Birchwood and Youth drop-ins at The Hive.

Welwyn Hatfield's annual BIG Summer campaign runs from 2-22 August and there's plenty to keep younger residents amused with favourites such as Graffiti Art, Pump Track and Xplorer, alongside new activities like inflatable bumper cars and Mad Science sessions.

Councillor Tony Kingsbury, Leader of the Council, said:

"It's fantastic to be able to go further for our residents this summer with the extra events, and our way of saying thank you after the tremendous resilience our communities have shown over the past sixteen months. The circus acts will add a real zing, and the WelHat Sports Healthy Hub Festival and BIG Summer are a great excuse to get back out and enjoy our town centres, parks and local facilities.

There's definitely something for everyone, so just come along to see what's happening on weekends. For all Big Summer events please use our online calendar as some events will need to be booked in advance!"

Find out all about the events on offer for Big Summer 2021 at our Big Summer Hub.