Hi and welcome to Enjoy Dacorum’s Winter newsletter.

Hope you are all looking forward to the festive season.  We have got some amazing events taking place to help you get in the spirit.

From Outdoor Christmas Festivals to Hogwarts in the snow there is something for everyone.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Pitch Event is celebrating Christmas

Come and enjoy their outdoor street food Christmas Festival.  There will be street food, live music, prosecco bar and local ale.
Hemel Hempstead Old Town
10th December
1PM - 7PM

New Watford Market
14th December
4PM - 9PM
For further information please click here

Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

A historic arts space delivering great value entertainment for everyone, with inspiring family shows, established and up and coming comedy champions, classic and new films on the big screen, plus an eclectic music programme showcasing international and local talent.

This Winter season will also welcome a fantastic programme of music and comedy in the fully accessible Cellar Club.

For a full listings of what's on at the Old Town Hall please click here


The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

If you’re looking for somewhere to inject some festive spirit, then look no further than at The Snow Centre! Great for kids, families and adults alike!
Ride the Ringo Slide! A fantastic fun-filled activity, available for adults and children aged 4 years and older. The Ringo Slide, our NEW real snow slide will see you spinning, slipping and sliding down our custom built slope.
Festive Sledging Fun for both Adults & Juniors! No experience required! Whizz, spin and slide down the slope on a Sledge. Can you beat your friends down the slope?
Snow Garden Let your little one’s take their first steps on snow! The can whizz and spin down our mini snow slide for 2 – 4 year olds.
For further information please click here


Natural History Museum, Tring

Wildlife Photographer of the year.

The compact version of this stunning annual exhibition displays 17 of the winning images taken by talented photographers from around the globe.

See a selection of the world's best nature photography, revealing the astonishing diversity of life on our planet. This year's competition was the most competitive to date, attracting almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries.  

The winning photographs highlight the variety, majesty and vulnerability of the natural world.

For further information please click here



Warner Bros. Studio Tour - Hogwarts in the snow

Saturday 19th November – Sunday 29th January

This festive season, you are invited to experience Christmas time at Hogwarts and discover how film-makers created fire, ice, and snow that never melts as we undergo a magical makeover for Hogwarts in the snow.

For further information please click here


Ashridge Estate

Christmas Pudding Walk

Follow the puddings on this way-marked route through the woodland.

A gentle walk for adults through Old Copse then back to meet up with Monument Drive.

Not suitable for small children

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Children's Christmas Trail

Follow the Christmas trail to join Robin as he visits woodland creatures' homes and collect a present at the end.

Our Christmas Robin will be visiting his neighbours in the woods at Ashridge. Come and join him, get your card stamped along the way and collect your Christmas gift at the end.

Ashridge Christmas Mini-Markets

Come along and sample local products from four different stall holders each day before popping into our shop to complete your Christmas shopping.

Local producers have been invited to rent a stall at the visitor centre to display their wares. You are sure to find something of interest. Our shop also stocks a range of holiday-inspired items and sweet treats.

For further information please click here

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Puddingstone Gin Distillery

Get together with friends for a group tour or join other like-minded gin lovers for a tour of the distillery. Held on Thursday nights we present an insight into the history of gin, Puddingstone Distillery and how we make Campfire Gin. The two hour evening session includes two cocktails from our Campfire Gin menu.

For more information and availability please call 01442 502033 or visit the website by clicking here


Pottery Project, Berkhamsted

'Tis the Season...

As the nights draw in it's time to look forward to cosy evenings, keeping warm and toasty by the fire (or radiator!), twinkly lights and festive treats. Get ready for Christmas with our range of seasonal pottery; from plates for Santa to decorations for the tree, personalised presents for friends and family, there is something for everyone...


We guarantee that any pottery painted on or before 18th December will be ready to collect in time for Christmas

For further information please click here

Santa's Pudding Factory - Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead

Bake up a treat with Santa every weekend in his magical Pudding Factory! Learn the secret Pudding dance, decorate your own Pudding decorations and then meet Santa in his Pudding Kitchen- all for FREE!

Santa's Pudding Factory will be open from 11am-4pm* on the following days:

Saturday 10th December
Sunday 11th December
Saturday 17th December
Sunday 18th December
Monday 19th December
Tuesday 20th December
Wednesday 21st December
Thursday 22nd December
Friday 23rd December
Saturday 24th December

*Please note Santa and his elves will be taking a short break between 1-1.30pm. Depending on wait times the queue will close before advertised opening hours to allow for children to fully experience the Pudding Factory. We advise you arrive early to avoid disappointment

For Further information please click here


Christmas @ Stockwood

Saturday 10 December - Friday 23 December

All the sights and sounds of a wonderful Christmas adventure, with create-and-make activities to take home, a bubble disco, festive magic show and Christmas tales. You can complete the festive experience with a visit to Santa and his elves!*

Come and join us on a magical Christmas adventure as we walk down the starlit street amongst the Mossman collection of carriages on our journey to meet Santa. Along the way say hello to our friendly snowman, create a Christmas ornament to take home and decorate a gingerbread man to eat. Make sure you stop by and create some food for Rudolph in our reindeer food factory and stop by to write a letter to Santa. When you’re feeling tired stop at the Discovery Theatre and watch some festive magic or party in our bubble disco, and for those feeling chilly take in some classic Christmas tales in our Frozen themed story area. Finally, add on a visit to meet Saint Nick himself, in a 20 minute interactive experience with Santa and his elves.*

See you soon... Santa and his elves are waiting!


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