Dacorum Fun Palace

This year’s Fun Palace will be ‘hybrid event’ with a mix of FREE online and in-person creative and physical activities and workshops taking place on 2…

Primary Contact

Annie Smith

01442 228390

Date and Time

Saturday 2nd October 2021 09:30-16:00
Sunday 3rd October 2021 10:00-16:00

Location

Hertfordshire,
England,
United Kingdom

Activities are taking place online and at various venues and places in Dacorum. Keep an eye on the programme and Facebook for details!

Description

This year's Fun Palace will be 'hybrid event' with a mix of FREE online and in-person creative and physical activities and workshops taking place on 2nd and 3rd October across Dacorum! 

Active Dacorum and Hemel Hempstead Library are thrilled to be co-creating this year's Fun Palace with over 16 other artists, community groups and organisations to celebrate Fun Palaces weekend with an array of free arts and cultural activities for and with our community!  Some will be drop-in and some will require booking. See each activity details for information. 

Look out for further details and activities being released in the run up to the weekend. Check the updates below and our Facebook page for all the latest news and information. 

*Please note the programme of activities may be subject to change
**Children attending activities must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times
***In-person workshops may have to be cancelled at late notice, subject to COVID risk and any changes in regulations, or due to adverse weather (outside activities only)

  • COVID SAFETY NOTICE 
    Wearing a face covering can reduce the risk to others and yourself. It is recommended to continue wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, where you come into contact with people you don’t usually meet (Gov.uk)
    Please use the hand sanitiser available
    Please do not attend the activities if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms

 

 

 

 

Timetable

Saturday 2nd October 2021

09:30

Autumn Leaf Decorating at Berkhamsted Library!
Sat 2 Oct, 9.30-4pm. Drop-in. All ages / families.

Drop-in to Berkhamsted Library on Saturday to decorate your own autumn leaves. Location: Berkhamsted Library, 85 High St, Berkhamsted HP4 3HB.

Look out for their circus skills online too! Sunday at 1pm on their Facebook page. 

09:30

Autumn Wishing Tree at Tring Library!
Sat 2 Oct. 9.30-4pm. Drop-in for children and families.

Come and help us decorate our Autumn Wishing Tree at Tring Library. Collect an autumn leaf at the library to decorate and write your wish on - the tree will be on display in the children’s library for everyone to see!

Venue address: Tring Library, High St, Tring. HP23 4AF http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Libraries-and-archives/Library-opening-hours/Tring-Library.aspx

10:00

Fireworks and Festivals art activity  with Dacorum Heritage Trust at the Berkhamsted Arts & Crafts Shop!
Sat 2nd Oct. 10am-12pm, all ages. Booking required. 

Book your free place by phoning the Berkhamsted Arts and Crafts shop on 01442 866632 

Join Dacorum Heritage Trust to help create a community art piece which, once completed, will go on display at their Fireworks and Festivals exhibition. Join DHT at Berkhamsted Arts and Crafts shop in Lower Kings Road for some art fun.

Please book your free place by phoning the Berkhamsted Arts and Crafts shop on 01442 866632 

Venue address: 29-31 Lower Kings Rd, Berkhamsted HP4 2AB

https://www.dacorumheritage.org.uk/

10:00

Online Children’s Chair Yoga with Maria from Boxmoor Yoga!
10am on Sat 2nd October on YouTube: https://youtu.be/a4-GIwltNtM

Join Maria as she reads and demonstrates poses from her book ‘Once Upon a Time, You… A Chair Yoga Adventure where you choose what happens!‘. Recorded especially for Dacorum Fun Palace, the video will premiere on the Boxmoor Yoga YouTube channel at 10am on Sat 2nd October.

Copy and paste/click on the link to join: https://youtu.be/a4-GIwltNtM http://www.boxmooryoga.co.uk By taking part, you are taking responsibility for your health and safety and that of your children. Always follow the advice of health care professionals.

https://www.boxmooryoga.co.uk/

10:00

Growing for Wildlife at Chaulden Allotments (HP1 2AF) with Herts & Middx. Wildlife Trust! Sat 2nd Oct, 10am–2pm,. Drop-in, all ages.

Drop-in to the allotments to find out how you can improve your garden, allotment or local space for wildlife. Speak to an expert about growing vegetables without using chemicals and what plants to grow for pollinators. There will be some simple activities for children to do and a chance to have a look around this hidden allotment! Location: HP1 2AF- the entrance is off Northridge Way (entrance opposite Chaulden Lane at the mini roundabout between the houses - go past the garages and through to the allotments). Copy & paste /click on map link: https://goo.gl/maps/jGn7cVqMdiaKni1m6

https://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/

10:00

Storytelling for children with Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT)!
Sat 2 Oct, 10-3pm at Hemel Hempstead Library.

Drop-in sessions running from 10am-3pm (approx. 20 mins per session). Join HIT for engaging and interactive storytelling drop-in sessions. Escape from reality, relax and come and listen. We look forward to seeing you there! Suitable for all children and young people. Session start times as follows: 10.15am / 11am / 11.45am / 12.30pm / 1.30pm / 2.15pm *the sessions are drop-ins but please note numbers will be restricted per session for COVID safety reasons.

Venue address: The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 1DN

http://www.hit-theatre.org.uk

10:00

Get Set Glow! Dance Fitness free taster at the Active Dacorum Hub!
Sat 2 Oct, 10-11am. Ages 16+. Booking required. 

Why not try this dance fitness taster session with glow sticks and club music with Apex at the Active Dacorum Hub. Suitable for those over 16, come along and enjoy glow fun, no experience needed.

Book your free place here: https://apex360.co.uk/bookings/ (scroll down page to find the session)

Venue: Active Dacorum Hub, Sports Pavilion, Redbourn Rd, Hemel Hempstead. HP2 7BA (Cupid Green Playing Fields) . Copy and paste/click on map URL: https://goo.gl/maps/hMy65KLBZWDtQeGWA

10:30

‘Fill your boots’ at Sunnyside Rural Trusts Free Children’s Autumn Planting Workshop!

**THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED! BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY OVER THE WEEKEND**

Bring your own of pair of ‘little peoples’ boots to plant up with colourful winter bedding – 2 plants per boot. Booking required - places are filling up, so be quick! From 10.30 – 12.00 noon. Max. 2 children per adult. At Hemel Food Garden, Two Waters Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9BY

How to book: contact Dawn on publicity@sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk or call 0753 3696031. Your booking will be confirmed via email. Please note there are limited places so do book early to avoid disappointment.

https://www.sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk/

11:00

Watercolour Rainbows with Anna’s Funky Art at The Dacorum Creatives Hub! Sat 2 Oct from 11am-1pm: Drop-in for all ages (children must be supervised by an adult).

Come along and learn how to paint your own watercolour rainbow and decorate it with some fun doodle patterns on. No need to book, just turn up!

Venue: Dacorum Creatives Art Hub in the Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 1DX (next to Clinton Cards and opposite The Entertainer Toy Shop)

https://annasfunkyart.co.uk/workshops

11:00

Circus Skills with Phoenix Entertainment!
Sat 2 Oct, from 11am-3pm. Drop-in session for ages 4-12 yrs.

**PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, THIS ACTIVITY WILL NOW BE HELD INSIDE THE MARLOWES SHOPPING CENTRE**

Come and learn circus skills including aerial hoop, tightrope walking, poi, juggling spinning plates and more in Hemel Hempstead Town Centre. No booking is required – drop in sessions available on the day!

Location: Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DX (South Court, near Wilkos) 

Phoenix Entertainment Insta: @Phoenix_ents http://www.phoenixentertainments.co.uk

Thanks to Hemel BID and Marlowes Shopping Centre for supporting this activity. 

11:30

Toddler Tales Online with Hemel Hempstead Library!
Sat 2 Oct, 11.30am -12pm on Facebook. 

Join Hemel Hempstead Library on their Facebook page for childrens stories & rhyme @hemelhempsteadlibrary / https://www.facebook.com/hemelhempsteadlibrary

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives/library-opening-hours/hemel-hempstead-library.aspx

11:45

A Fun Palace poem by Berkhamsted Library! Online - Sat 2 Oct, 11.45pm. 

Go to the Berkhamsted Library Facebook page at 11.45am to hear a fabulous Fun Palace poem written by Owen.

Click here: Berkhamsted Library | Facebook   @BerkhamstedLibrary

12:00

Walking football free taster with Apex at the Active Dacorum Hub!
Sat 2 Oct, 12-1pm. Booking required.

Suitable for older adults and those with more limited mobility or lower fitness levels. This session will take place on the Astro pitch next to the Active Dacorum Hub at Cupid Green Playing Fields in Grovehill. No experience needed but the free places will need to be reserved,.

Copy and past link to book: https://apex360.co.uk/bookings/ (scroll down page to find the session)

Venue: Active Dacorum Hub, Sports Pavilion, Redbourn Rd, Hemel Hempstead. HP2 7BA (Cupid Green Playing Fields) Copy and paste map URL: https://goo.gl/maps/hMy65KLBZWDtQeGWA

13:00

**CANCELLED: Unfortunately the Picasso portraits art activity at Kings Langley Community Library has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances**
Our apologies for any inconvenience and we hope you can still enjoy some of the other free activities taking place over the weekend!

14:00

Beaded bookmarks & Keyrings with Anna's Funky Art at The Dacorum Creative Art Hub! Sat 2 Oct, 2-4pm, Drop - in. Suitable for ages 7+  (all children must be supervised by an adult)

Join Anna to create your own beaded bookmark or keyring and learn some basic wire work. No need to book, just turn up! 

Venue: Dacorum Creatives Art Hub in the Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 1DX. (next to Clinton Cards and opposite The Entertainer Toy Shop)

https://annasfunkyart.co.uk/workshops

14:00

Autumn Birches Art Workshop with The Canvas Crew at Open Door Berkhamsted! Sat 2 Oct, 2-3.30pm. All ages - booking required.

**THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED! BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY OVER THE WEEKEND**

Open Door is putting on a fab free family painting workshop – autumn birches. Join Katie Jones from The Canvas Crew to create a striking painting of an autumnal woodland. This workshop is suitable for all ages and would be really fun to do as a family! For more information and to book, go to http://www.bookwhen.com/opendoor (copy and paste/click link)

Venue: Open Door, 360-364 High Street, Berkhamsted. HP4 1HU

https://www.opendoorberkhamsted.co.uk/

15:00

Can't Stop The Feeling! Online dance fun. with Dacorum Community Dance.
Sat 2 Oct, 3pm on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1lv5hMjuH6Y

Learn a dance to Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake with Louise and Laura from Dacorum Community Dance via YouTube. Louise and Laura will take you through steps and moves to dance to & share with family and friends. You can join in the recorded session on the Dacorum Community Dance YouTube channel at home.

Copy and paste/click the link to join in: https://youtu.be/1lv5hMjuH6Y

Sunday 3rd October 2021

10:00

Learn to Play the Part - a Panto Character Acting Workshop with Hemel Hempstead Theatre Co! 10-11.30am on Sun 3rd Oct. Booking required.

Learn how to play your favourite panto characters with Hemel Hempstead Theatre Company, for adults aged 18+.  Learn to Play the Part - it's sure to be a giggle.

Booking required, to join email: hhtc.publicity@gmail.com
(Booking open until 9pm on Sat 2 oct)

https://www.hhtheatreco.com/

11:00

All About Spiders! Online Talk: Sunday 3rd October 11am – 12pm with Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust. Booking required - for all ages.

Join HMWT online for a fun hour talking about spiders! Learn how to identify them, about their fascinating lives and ask all your spidery questions!

To book copy and paste/click the link: https://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2021-10-03-all-about-spiders-online

11:00

Stone Decorating with Aneta from Community Action Dacorum at The Dacorum Creatives Hub! Sun 3 Oct, 11am-1pm. Drop-in - for all ages. 

Get creative with Aneta from CAD and do some stone decorating! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue: Dacorum Creatives Art Hub, Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 1DX (next to Clinton cards and opposite The Entertainer toy shop

https://www.communityactiondacorum.org/ 

11:30

Interactive musical storytelling shows with Imajica Theatre on Sun 3rd October! Drop-in  - for children (must accompanied by a parent/adult) 

 **PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, THIS ACTIVITY WILL NOW BE HELD INSIDE THE MARLOWES SHOPPING CENTRE**

Join Moonchild and Earth Sprite as they share with you What a Wonderful World we live in! Join Imajica for their interactive storytelling shows at 11.30, 1.30 & 3.30. 

Venue: Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DX (South Court, near Wilkos) 

Thanks to Hemel BID and Marlowes Shopping Centre for supporting this activity. 

13:00

Online Circus Skills! Sun 3 Oct, 1-1.30pm on Berkhamsted Library's Facebook page.

Learn circus skill at home with the team at Berkhamsted Library. The session will go out at 1pm on  page: @berkhamstedlibrary  
Click the link to join the online circus fun: Berkhamsted Library | Facebook

14:00

Macrame Keyring Making with Bernadines Creations at the Dacorum Creatives Art Hub! Sun 3 Oct, 2-4pm. Drop-in - all ages.

Get making and creating with local artist and tutor, Bernadine. She will be at the hub from 2-4pm to show you how make your own macrame´ keyrings.

Venue: Dacorum Creatives Art Hub, Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead (next to Clinton cards and opposite The Entertainer toy shop)

https://www.facebook.com/BernadinesCreations/

14:00

Family Yoga with Maria from Boxmoor Yoga at Hemel Hempstead Library!
Sun 3rd October at 2pm & 3pm (30 mins each session). Drop-in.

Join Maria from Boxmoor Yoga for some family yoga and story telling! We will choose whether we will fly with an eagle, a dragon or a horse with wings as we bring our story to life with yoga poses. This is a drop-in activity but there will be a max. of 10 people in each session. So ensure you arrive in time to join!

Venue: Hemel Hempstead Library, The Forum, Marlowes. HP1 1DB

https://www.boxmooryoga.co.uk/

15:00

Online interactive drama workshop with Rosie from Herts Inclusive Theatre! Sun 3 Oct, 3-3.30pm on the Herts Inclusive Theatre YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83vtcjmgMfk

This Autumn themed workshop is sure to get you moving, singing and performing! An interactive, accessible, and engaging half hour of fun from Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT). Join HIT on their YouTube channel at 3pm to join in!

Copy and paste or click on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83vtcjmgMfk

https://hit-theatre.org.uk/

Updates

Please note that the Interactive Musical Storytelling with Imajica Theatre will now take place in the Marlowes Shpping Centre (near Wilkos), so everyone can stay warm and dry :) 

Posted 3/10/2021 by Annie Smith
Posted 3/10/2021 by Annie Smith
It's day 2 of Dacorum Fun Palace and today the fun starts at 11am!
See today's activities below. The live activities are taking place in and around Hemel Hempstead Town Centre, so why not drop-in to all of them and make a day of it 😊 And if you're heading down to the library, The Forum Cafe is open from 12-3pm ☕️🍰
There is also plenty to enjoy at home with our online activities💻- a wildlife talk all about spiders, circus skills fun, plus a drama and performing workshop. We'll also be back on Radio Dacorum broadcasting live from some of the in-person activities!
Posted 3/10/2021 by Annie Smith

Unfortunately the Picasso portraits art activity at Kings Langley Community Library has had to be cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience and we hope you can still enjoy some of the other activities taking place over the weekend!

Posted 1/10/2021 by Annie Smith

Good news! If you're heading down to the activities in Hemel Hempstead Library this weekend, the Forum café will be open especially for you to grab tea, coffee and a snack whilst your there :)   Sat: 10am-2pm &  Sun:12-3pm 

Posted 1/10/2021 by Annie Smith
Posted 1/10/2021 by Annie Smith

There lots happening in Berkhamsted & Tring on Saturday as part of Dacorum Fun Palace! See the timetable above for details:

Autumn Wishing Tree at Tring Library.
Sat 2 Oct. 9.30-4pm. Drop-in – All ages and families.

Autumn Leaf Decorating at Berkhamsted Library.
Sat 2 Oct, 9.30-4pm. Drop-in. All ages and families.

Fireworks and Festivals - creating a community artpiece with Dacorum Heritage Trust at the Berkhamsted Arts & Crafts Shop. Sat 2nd Oct. 10am-12pm, all ages.
Book your free place by phoning the Berkhamsted Arts and Crafts shop on 01442 866632 

 Autumn Birches Art Workshop with The Canvas Crew at Open Door Berkhamsted. Sat 2 Oct, 2-3.30pm. All ages - booking required 

Posted 1/10/2021 by Annie Smith
Please note: these activities are now taking place in Marlowes Shopping Centre!
Posted 30/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Not long now! As it's looking a bit windy and rainy this weekend, the Circus Skills on Saturday with Phoenix Entertainment and the Musical Storytelling Shows on Sunday 3rd with Imajica Theatre will now take place inside the Marlowes Shopping Centre (South Court, near Wilkos).
Keep an eye on the Dacorum Fun Palace webpage and Active Dacorum Facebook for updates: https://funpalaces.co.uk/fun-palace/dacorum-fun-palace/
 

 

Posted 30/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Posted 29/09/2021 by Annie Smith

Online interactive drama workshop with Rosie from Herts Inclusive Theatre!  Sun 3 Oct, 3pm on Herts Inclusive Theatre YouTube Channel. Click here to join in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83vtcjmgMfk

This Autumn themed workshop is sure to get you moving, singing and performing! An interactive, accessible, and engaging half hour of fun from Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT). 

Posted 29/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Please keep yourself and others safe this weekend whilst enjoying the activities! Wearing a face covering can reduce the risk to others and yourself. It is recommended to continue wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, where you come into contact with people you don’t usually meet (Gov.uk) Please use the hand sanitiser available Please do not attend the activities if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms
Posted 29/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Dacorum Fun Palace programme
We’re so excited for the weekend! Huge thanks to all our brilliant makers & we hope everyone coming enjoys the activities. Here’s the final programme of activities taking place in Hemel Hempstead , Berkhamsted, Tring & Kings Langley!
Posted 29/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Can't Stop the Feeling
Posted 28/09/2021 by Annie Smith

Learn a dance online to Can’t Stop the Feeling at 3pm on Sat 2 Oct,  with Louise and Laura from Dacorum Community Dance!

Click here to join! https://youtu.be/1lv5hMjuH6Y

Posted 28/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Glow Dance & Walking Football - Apex
Posted 24/09/2021 by Annie Smith

Get Set Glow Dance and Walking Football taster sessions with Apex at the Active Dacorum Hub!

Get Set Glow! Dance Fitness free taster
 Sat 2 Oct,  10-11am.  Ages 16+. Booking Required

Why not try this fun dance fitness taster session with Apex at the Active Dacorum Hub. Suitable for those over 16, come along and enjoy glow fun, no experience needed!
Book your free place here
(scroll down page link to find session) :  apex360.co.uk

Walking football taster session
Sat 2 Oct, 12-1pm.  Suitable for older adults and those with more limited mobility or lower fitness levels.
This session will take place on the Astro pitch, next to the Active Dacorum Hub at Cupid Green Playing Fields in Grovehill.
No experience needed, book your free place here (scroll down page link to find session): 
apex360.co.uk  

Location: Active Dacorum Hub, Sports Pavilion, Redbourn Rd, Hemel Hempstead. HP2 7BA (Cupid Green Playing Fields)

Venue map link: https://goo.gl/maps/hMy65KLBZWDtQeGWA

Posted 24/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Posted 24/09/2021 by Annie Smith

Autumn Birches Art Workshop with The Canvas Crew at Open Door Berkhamsted! 
Sat 2 Oct, 2-3.30pm.  All ages - booking required. 

Open Door is putting on a fab free family painting workshop – autumn birches.  Join  Katie Jones from The Canvas Crew to create a striking painting of an autumnal woodland. This workshop is suitable for all ages and would be really fun to do as a family!

For more information and to book, go to www.bookwhen.com/opendoor  

Venue: Open Door, 360-364 High Street, Berkhamsted. HP4 1HU
www.opendoorberkhamsted.co.uk

Posted 24/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Check out the drop-in activities taking place in Dacorum Libraries: Hempstead Library, Kings Langley Community Library & Tring Library! Hemel Hempstead Library: Storytelling with Herts Inclusive – Sat 2 Oct, 10am-3pm 📖 Children's Yoga with Boxmoor Yoga – Sun 3 Oct , 2pm & 3pm🧘 Tring Library: Sat 2 Oct, 9.30-4pm Help Tring Library create their Autumn Wishing Tree!🍂 Kings Langley Library: Sat 2 Oct, 1-4pm Picasso inspired mixed media portraits with artist Ruby Lewis🎨 *Activities are drop-in, however numbers will be limited for COVID safety purposes
Posted 23/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Posted 17/09/2021 by Annie Smith

Learn how to make macrame´ keyrings with Bernadine's Creations at the Dacorum Creatives Art Hub from 2-4pm on Sun 3 Oct! Drop-in.

Get making and creating with local artist and tutor, Bernadine. She will be at the hub from 2-4pm to show you how make your own macrame´ keyrings.

Venue: Dacorum Creatives Art Hub, Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead (next to Clinton Cards and opposite The Entertainer toy shop) 

https://www.facebook.com/BernadinesCreations/

Posted 17/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Posted 16/09/2021 by Annie Smith

Learn how to play your favourite panto characters with Hemel Hempstead Theatre Company at The Boxmoor Playhouse on Sun 3rd Oct, 10-11.30am!

Join HHTC for this free acting workshop for adults (18+) on how to create your favourite panto characters. No experience needed – why not give it a try and have some panto fun!

Booking required –  to join the workshop email: hhtc.publicity@gmail.com

Address: Boxmoor Playhouse, St John’s Rd, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 1NP
www.hhtheatreco.com

Posted 16/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Posted 15/09/2021 by Annie Smith

‘Fill your boots’ at Sunnyside Rural Trust's Free Children’s Autumn Planting Workshop!

Do have any outgrown or old children's boots you don't know what do with? Bring your own of pair of ‘little peoples’ boots to plant up with colourful winter bedding – 2 plants per boot. Booking required.

From 10.30 – 12.00 noon on Sat 2nd Oct. Max. 2 children per adult.

At Hemel Food Garden, Two Waters Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9BY

Book your place by contacting Dawn on publicity@sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk or call 07533696031.

Your booking will be confirmed via email. Please note there are limited places so do book early to avoid disappointment.

Posted 15/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Imajica Theatre Co.
Interactive musical storytelling with Imajica Theatre on Sun 3rd October from 11.30am-3.30pm! Join Moonchild and Earth Sprite as they share with you What a Wonderful World we live in. Join Imajica for their interactive musical storytelling shows at 11.30, 1.30 & 3.30 on the Rainbow Stage in Hemel Hempstead Town Centre from 11.30am-3.30pm. Thanks to Hemel BID for supporting activities on the Rainbow Stage over the Fun Palaces weekend.
Posted 14/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Herts & Middx Wildlife Trust
Posted 14/09/2021 by Annie Smith

Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust will  running two activities over the Fun Palace weekend. Growing for Wildlife and an online talk about spiders!!

Growing for Wildlife at Chaulden Allotments: 
Sat 2nd Oct, 10am – 2pm: drop-in
Drop-in to the allotments to find out how you can improve your garden, allotment or local space for wildlife.  Speak to an expert about growing vegetables without using chemicals and what plants to grow for pollinators.  There will be some simple activities for children to do and a chance to have a look around this hidden allotment! 
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/jGn7cVqMdiaKni1m6

All About Spiders! Online Talk: 
Sunday 3rd Oct 11am-12pm: booking required
Join us online for a fun hour talking about spiders!  Learn how to identify them, about their fascinating lives and ask all your spidery questions!  Booking link:- https://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2021-10-03-all-about-spiders-online

Posted 14/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Children's Chair Yoga online
Posted 14/09/2021 by Annie Smith

Online Children's Chair Yoga with Maria from Boxmoor Yoga!

Join Maria as she reads and demonstrates poses from her book 'Once Upon a Time, You... A Chair Yoga Adventure where you choose what happens!'. Recorded especially for Dacorum Fun Palace, the video will premiere on YouTube at 10am on Sat 2nd October. 

To join in click here: https://youtu.be/a4-GIwltNtM

www.boxmooryoga.co.uk 

By taking part, you are taking responsibility for your health and safety and that of your children. Always follow the advice of health care professionals

 

Posted 14/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Circus Skills with Phoenix Entertainment
All the fun of the circus is coming to Hemel Hempstead! Come and learn circus skills including aerial hoop, tightrope walking, poi, juggling spinning plates and more. Sat 2 Oct, from 11am-3pm on the Rainbow Stage in Hemel Hempstead Town Centre. For ages 4-12 yrs. No booking is required – drop in sessions available on the day! Phoenix Entertainment Insta: @Phoenix_ents www.phoenixentertainments.co.uk
Posted 14/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Festivals and Fireworks
Fireworks and Festivals community art activity , 10am-12pm. Help Dacorum Heritage Trust create a community art piece which, once completed, will go on display at their Fireworks and Festivals exhibition. Join DHT at Berkhamsted Arts and Crafts shop in Lower Kings Road on Sat 2 October from 10am-12pm for some art fun. Please book by phoning the Berkhamsted Arts and Crafts shop on 01442 866632 Booking is required!
Posted 13/09/2021 by Annie Smith
Anna's Funky Art Workshops at the Dacorum Creatives Hub
Anna from Anna's Funky Art is offering free drop-in art activities at the Dacorum Creatives Hub on Sat 2nd October! From 11am-1pm, come along and paint your own watercolour rainbow and then decorate it with some fun doodle patterns. For all ages but children must be supervised by an adult. From 2-4pm, create your own beaded bookmark or keyring and learn some basic wire work. Suitable for ages 7+ and all children must be supervised by an adult. Taking place at the Dacorum Creatives Art Hub in the Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 1DX (opposite The Entertainer Toy Shop) There is no need to book. Just turn up! https://annasfunkyart.co.uk/workshops
Posted 13/09/2021 by Annie Smith

3 weeks to go!  Here’s a sneaky peek of our draft programme and plans so far J

We’re still confirming final details and there will be more info. to follow very soon for each of the activities (so please note the programme may be subject to change). However, keep an eye on here and on our Active Dacorum Facebook page for updates and news about the activities: https://www.facebook.com/ActiveDacorum

Day

Time

Organisation

Event

Location

Area

Saturday

10:00-10:30

Boxmoor Yoga

Yoga and Stories

Online

Hemel Hempstead

Saturday

11-3pm

Phoenix Entertainment

Circus Skills and Activities

Rainbow Stage

Town Centre

Hemel Hempstead

Saturday

TBC

APEX

Back to Netball

Active Dacorum Hub

Hemel Hempstead

Saturday

TBC

Hemel Hempstead Theatre Co. (HHTC)

Pantomime Character Workshop

Boxmoor Playhouse

Hemel Hempstead

Saturday

10:00-15:00

Herts Inclusive Theatre

Storytelling

Hemel Hempstead  Library

Hemel Hempstead

Saturday

10:00-14:00

Herts Middlesex & Wildlife Trust

Growing Wildflowers

Chaulden Allotments

Hemel Hempstead

Saturday

10:30-12:00

Sunnyside Rural Trust

Hanging Basket Planting Workshops

Sunnyside Rural Trust

Hemel Hempstead

Saturday

11:00-13:00

Open Door

Pottery

Open Door Community Hub

Berkhamsted

Saturday

11:00-13:00

Anna's Funky Art

Beaded Bookmarks and Keyrings

Dacorum Creatives Art Hub (Marlowes Centre)

Hemel Hempstead

Saturday

10:00-12:00

Dacorum Heritage Trust

Fireworks and Festivals Workshop

Berkhamsted Arts and Crafts Shop

Berkhamsted

Saturday

14:00-16:00

Anna's Funky Art

Family Watercolour Rainbows

Dacorum Creatives Art Hub (Marlowes Centre)

Hemel Hempstead

Saturday

14:00-16:00

Ruby Lewis Art

Children and family art activity

Kings Langley Community Library

Kings Langley

Saturday

14:00-16:00

Open Door

Family Art

Open Door Community Hub

Berkhamsted

 

Day

Time

Organisation

Event

Location

Area

Sunday

14:00-14:30

Dacorum Community Dance

Jump, Jive and Wail! Interactive dance session

Online

 

Sunday

14:00-15:00 TBC

Boxmoor Yoga

Yoga and Stories

TBC

Hemel Hempstead

Sunday

11:00-12:00

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Wildlife Talk:

All About Spiders!

Online

Hemel Hempstead

Sunday

11:00-13:00

Community Action Dacorum

Stone decorating

Dacorum Creatives Hub

(Marlowes Centre)

Hemel Hempstead

Sunday

11:00-16:00 TBC

Imajica Theatre

Interactive

Theatre for Children

Rainbow Stage

Town Centre

Hemel Hempstead

Sunday

14:00-16:00

Bernadine's Creations

Macramé keyrings

Dacorum Creatives Hub (Marlowes Centre)

Hemel Hempstead

Sunday

am –TBC

Hemel Hempstead Theatre Co. (HHTC)

Pantomime Character Workshop

Boxmoor Playhouse 

 Hemel Hempstead

*Please note the above is not confirmed may be subject to change
**In-person workshops may have to be cancelled at late notice, subject to COVID risk and regulations
***Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times

Posted 10/09/2021 by Annie Smith

We’re really excited to have so many people, community groups and organisations involved in this year’s Fun Palace, to make it bigger and better than ever! 

Including…
Hemel Hempstead Library
Radio Dacorum
Herts Inclusive Theatre
Apex at the Active Dacorum Hub
Sunnyside Rural Trust
Anna’s Funky Art and the Dacorum Creatives Hub
Bernadine’s Creations 
CAD Creative Learning
Phoenix Entertainment
Hemel Hempstead BID
Dacorum Community Dance
Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust
Hemel Hempstead Theatre Co.
Boxmoor Yoga
Ruby Lewis Art 
Dacorum Music School 

We are currently busy planning and will be announcing the activities from the start of September, so look out for updates coming soon.  We cannot wait!

Posted 18/08/2021 by Annie Smith
Excited...
Posted 18/08/2021 by Annie Smith