The summer holidays are in full swing - and with just under a month left, you may be running out of ideas to keep the little ones entertained without breaking the bank.

Here is a round up of upcoming community events in Watford and the surrounding areas, which you can take your kids to for free or a small cost.

1. Art in the Park

Leavesden Country Park is hosting Art in the Park this August bank holiday.

This community-led event, run by three local artists and will include artist demonstrations, an art trail activity, and workshops.

It will be in Leavesden Country Park from 11am to 4pm on Monday, August 28.

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2. Family outdoor sessions in the woods

Cassiobury Park is offering families the chance to get involved with nature craft activities.

They have run two sessions in the last week, with the final one on Thursday, August 10 at 10am where your child can make a fabric owl.

You can book tickets here.

3. One World Animals

Abbots Langley Community Centre will host an exotic animal encounter for families.

It will include creatures, who are all rescues, from across the world and give children the chance to ask any questions and interact with a variety of animals.

One World Animals will be in Abbots Langley on August 17 from 1.30pm.

The event will set you back £14 and can be booked here.

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4. Tales of the River Colne Wildplay

Oxhey Activity Park is hosting Groundwork East to get residents out and learning about the local area.

This free event includes a variety of activities for children under 8, including raft building, hat making and building dens.

Each session has a different theme, so you will not find out what activity you are doing until you arrive.

The next sessions are on August 15, 22 and 30 at 9.15-10.30am, 11am-12.30pm, 1pm-2.30pm.

You can book the sessions here, one ticket is needed per family.

5. Herts Summer Parks

This series of events is for 12 to 16 year olds and is hosted across Hertfordshire.

It offers teens the chance to get involved with different activities including skating workshops, graffiti workshops, climbing and pottery painting.

They are held daily from 4pm and 7pm and is free to attend.

Attendees also get a free meal voucher for a local restaurant.

The events have been going on since July 31 and end on August 25.

To find out more information click here.

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6. FarmFest 

This four day festival is in aid of  a home for 11 Ukrainian females and children.

It is taking place on August 25 to August 28 in Maple Cross, Rickmansworth at Lynsters Farm and is showcasing up and coming artists local to Hertfordshire and London. 

Watford Observer: The FarmFest stage The FarmFest stage (Image: FarmFest)

Tickets are £15 for adults and children go free, with the event run by the charity The Catholic Worker Farm. 

You can purchase tickets here.