BIG Summer and #LoveWelHat success

Welwyn Hatfield enjoyed a summer extravaganza throughout August as BIG Summer and #LoveWelHat events took place across the borough.

Circus performers and children

Running from 2-22 August, this year's BIG Summer was a great success. A tremendous 3000 youngsters took part this year, more than ever before. Highlights included: Booster Cushion Theatre, the Xplorer Challenge, a free climbing wall and Fast Traxx BMX riding.

#LoveWelHat events ran on the weekends in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield from 31 July -29 August and included exciting activities and entertainment as part of an England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 'welcome back' initiative to encourage people into town centres. Highlights included: giant garden games, free popcorn and slushies for kids, street entertainers, local musicians and interesting side stalls, all celebrating our communities and lifting spirits.

Councillor Tony Kingsbury, Leader of the Council, said:

The turnout for this year's BIG Summer and #LoveWelHat events was fantastic. The council worked hard with local partners to ensure there was a vast range of activities that appealed to all age groups, and that there were plenty of events each day at locations throughout the borough.

Thank you to our local partners and the council team for putting on such fun-filled events, and thank you to those that attended an event and helped to make it a brilliant success.