Baby Ballroom

An interactive family concert with West End singers. Baby Broadway brings the sound of the West End to your doorstep. The whole family can sing and dance along to songs from Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Grease, Frozen and many more. There will also be bubbles, puppetry, fun with scarves and dance moves with plenty of opportunity to sing and dance along in a relaxed, informal concert setting.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Saturday, August 11, 11am. Details: 01923 225671

The Revivals

The Revivals are Hertfordshire's number one Britpop, 60s and Mod tribute band. Come and hear the best from the Beatles, Oasis, Small Faces, Arctic Monkeys, The Who, Stone Roses, The Kinks, Kasabian, The Jam and many more.

Bandstand, Cassiobury Park, Watford, Sunday, August 12, 2pm to 4pm. Details: 01923 226400

Gwen Dickey

Gwen Dickey, better known as the soulful voice of Rose Royce, comes to Watford for an exclusive show presented by Soul Box. The Mississippi-born singer - who fronted the soul-funk group between 1976 and 1980 - was the voice that shined brightly on the memorable international hits Car Wash, Wishing on a Star, and Love Don't Live Here Anymore. After leaving Rose Royce in 1980, Gwen continued to tour as a solo artist. A classic soundtrack of hits and anthems will be played on the night by MOBO award-winning DJ Steve Sutherland.

Faborje, The Parade, Watford, Saturday, August 11. Details: 01923 510390

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster

Set sail on this swashbuckling high sea adventure, specially for little pirates and their grown-ups. Hop aboard the good ship Mirabel and join this rollicking adventure on the high seas. Pirate Pearl lives with her crusty old crew, Barnacle the dog and Mr Puskins the cat. One day, Pearl finds a stowaway on-board. It’s a baby monster, but, if you feed a baby monster, it grows into a big, clumsy monster. Will baby monster ever find his mummy or will Pearl be stuck with stinky nappies forever? With songs, puppets and live music, this fantastic family show will have you singing along, dancing in the daisies and laughing till your sides split. For ages 3+.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, August 11, 11am and 2.30pm. Details: 01442 228091

Beauty and the Beast

The Alban Arena and Brilliant Theatre Arts are very pleased to present our next summer youth production, the famous fable Beauty and The Beast. Featuring original music and lyrics by Chris Passey and Nigel Passey and a hilarious book by Tom Whalley.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12, 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488

The Tempest

This summer at Hatfield House, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in their fourteenth successful year, are touring Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece The Tempest – a play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love.

The Elephant Dell, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Sunday, August 12, 4pm. Details: 01707 287010

Farm Family Fun Weekend

A fun weekend including rides, craft stalls, animals, classic car show, bouncy castle, barbecue, bar, sweet stall and more.

Langleybury Children's Farm, Langleybury Lane, Kings Langley, Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12, 11am to 5pm. Details: 01923 270603

Nature Reserve Open Day

This private reserve is once again opening to the general public when it holds its annual Discovery Day. The reserve is one of Rickmansworth’s hidden secrets and is home to a rich variety of wildlife including waterfowl, woodland birds, bats and butterflies. Throughout the day guided tours of the reserve will be organised by members of the Maple Lodge Conservation Society. There are two lakes and many hides to explore around the reserve.

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve, Maple Lodge Close, Rickmansworth, Sunday, August 12, 11am to 4pm. Details: 07580 535986

Meraki Festival

A three-day interactive music festival with a line-up of top live music acts including All Saints, 10cc, Nik Kershaw, Pixie Lott, Judge Jules, Tall Paul, plus many more, across three stages. The festival is family-friendly, with lots to keep the little ones entertained, and there will be a range of special features and creative spaces around the festival for everyone to enjoy. The activities at Meraki are all-inclusive – once you’re through the gates, you can enjoy all of the festival features for no extra cost. Activities include Europe's largest inflatable water slide, roller disco, cinema, laser tag, caving and much more. There are evening and day tickets available as well as camping, glamping and VIP options.

Herts County Showground, Dunstable Road, St Albans, Friday, August 10, to Sunday, August 12. Details: 01462 612388

Country, Crafts and Steam Fair

Now in its eighth year, the Knebworth Country, Crafts and Steam Fair has something for everyone. All day entertainment will include steam engines both full size and scale, equestrienne horse stunt display team, knights of honour, medieval village, the FANY’s Historical Display Team on horseback, birds of prey flying displays, terrier racing, children’s entertainer Mario Magic, the goat show including bottle feeding lambs and kids, children’s petting pens, historical re-enactment and much more. There will also be arts, crafts, food, drink and gifts marquees as well as outside trade stands. And on there will be the Companion Dog Show so bring along a canine friend and have a go.

Knebworth House, Old Knebworth Lane, Knebworth, Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12. Details:

English Civil War

Discover the English Civil War. Discover how officers, soldiers and civilians lived during the English Civil War. Explore their encampment and discover the soldiers and officers’ tents, find out about muskets, pikes, armour and artillery and discover the crafts and trades taking place.

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12, 10am to 5pm. Details: 01494 871117

Watford’s Big Beach

The Parade will transform into the Big Beach for two weeks this summer providing an energetic and vibrant day out with fun activities and games for all ages. The Big Beach is free - there is no need to book, just turn up and enjoy the beach life. Each day shells will be hidden in the sand and for every shell found a prize will be given.

The Parade (by the pond), High Street, Watford, until Sunday, August 19. Details: