What's on in Watford, Bedfordshire
Welcome to Watford in the beautiful county of Bedfordshire. Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Watford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.
Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Watford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.
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Discover museums, art galleries, historic houses, castles, attractions, theme parks and much more in and around Watford to keep both parents and children amused and entertained whatever the British weather decides to throw at you!
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Handy Local Guide
Taxis in Watford
If you're out on the tiles in Watford then please don't drink and drive - our list of taxis in Watford will help you get from A to B quickly and safely so you can fully enjoy the delights of Watford.
Tourist Information Centres
If you're stuck and don't know what to do, then pop in to your local Tourist Information Centre in Watford (TIC) for friendly help and advice for tourists and locals alike.
Enjoy some of the wide choice of restaurants in Watford for a gourmet feast of fresh local produce. You're sure of a warm welcome from budget diners to highly acclaimed restaurants.
Local Hotel Accommodation
Whether you're staying in Watford for the night or you're staying for a few days or more, you'll love the choice of hotel accommodation available in the area.
Days Inn Watford GapCrick
Rooms from £40.00
The Olde Coach HouseCrick
Rooms from £55.00
Barcel Daventry HotelDaventry
Rooms from £39.00
Holiday Inn Rugby Northampton M1 Jct18Crick
Rooms from £29.00
Ibis Rugby EastCrick
Rooms from £45.00
Forthcoming Events Diary
|Twelve12 Hour Entertainment Marthorn2pm to 2am - 12 hours of entertainment to raise money for charities including Northampton's The Lowdown Watch this space and sign up to the Glam Diva Blog! http://www.glamdiva.co.uk/up-coming-event-26th-may-2013/ …||26 - 27 May 2013Bar So NorthamptonNorthamptonMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|The Comedy Club NorthamptonThe Comedy Club Northampton @ Northampton Rugby Club on Thursday 30th May. 3 Top comedians as Seen on TV. Host Comedian John Ryan 'Genius 5' Telegraph 'Upbeat, interesting and unique' ITV The irresistibly amiabl…||30 May 2013Northampton Saints Rugby ClubNorthamptonTheatre & Performing Arts|
|Sywell Aerodrome Aero Expo 2013The UK's Festival of Aviation in 2013, showcasing an exhibition with everything from aircraft to the latest products, services and seminars. Whether you are interested in learning to fly, or are already a Pilot, AeroExpo…||31 May - 2 Jun 2013Sywell AerodromeSywellFamily Days Out|
|Woodford Halse Country Fair and Classic RallyWoodford Halse Classic vehicle rally and Country Fair in South Northants 8th June, including family fun, trade stalls, live music, BBQ, Real ale and bands PLUS a fly past of the RAF Memorial flight. Pre book for free adm…||8 Jun 2013The Mill HouseWoodford HalseFamily Days Out|
|Gala Weekend Stoke BruerneA fun packed weekend with boats, food, drink, live music and entertainment. Sure to keep all family entertained. The Canal Museum, which is celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will be host to a large number of…||15 - 16 Jun 2013The Canal MuseumStoke BruerneFamily Days Out|
|Gauge One Expo 2013Everything for the Premier Gauge: 'Main-line' trains with coal- fired steam, gas and meths-fired. Electric power too! Leading suppliers from locos to scenics, from rolling stock to accessories. Demonstrations of …||15 - 16 Jun 2013Warwickshire Exhibition CentreLeamington SpaExhibitions|
|Family Film Favourites Charity ConcertNorthampton Concert Band in support of Autism Concern present Family Film Favourites An evening of great movie music the whole family will enjoy Featuring music from: Star Wars | Harry Potter | Mary Poppins | Pirat…||22 Jun 2013Hunter Hall Spratton Hall SchoolNorthamptonMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Foxton Locks FestivalLeicestershire's Premier Family Day Out with something for all the family. Over 100 covered stalls selling a variety of goods, historic vehicles and boats, kids funfair, live music on three stages all day both days and …||29 - 30 Jun 2013Foxton Locks Country ParkMarket HarboroughFamily Days Out|
|Kitty Le Creme Presents a Night at the MoviesA new and exciting show is landing in Northampton for a second time to tantalize all who are daring enough to attend! A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES will have a wonderful variety of burlesque and entertainment. We have singer…||29 Jun 2013the race horsenorthamptonTheatre & Performing Arts|
|Midpex 2013Midpex 2013 is set to be the best show yet and promises to be the biggest philatelic event in the Midlands ever! Midpex is organised by the Midland Federation. Further Details: For further details please see http…||6 Jul 2013Warwickshire Exhibition CentreLeamington SpaExhibitions|
|JinskiJINSKI on tour 2013 Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne JINSKI are Steve Wegrzynski and Dave Kennedy, two highly individual guitarists/musicians with strong distinctive voices. They have a wealth of great original songs that…||13 Jul 2013Merry Tom Folk Festival Brixworth Country ParkBrixworthMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat EventCrews made up of companies and organisations from Northampton and the surrounding area are expected to battle it out in 30ft brightly painted Chinese dragon boats over the 200m course, eagerly watched by several hundred …||14 Jul 2013Midsummer MeadowNorthamptonMiscellaneous|
|Firework Champions 2013 Stanford HallSet in the beautiful surroundings of Stanford Hall. 3 of the UK's leading firework companies compete against each other with a 10 minute firework display choreographed to music for your enjoyment. Closing display by the …||3 Aug 2013Stanford HallSwinfordFamily Days Out|
|Althorp Park Battle Proms ConcertThe 6th annual Althorp Park Battle Proms Concert will take place on Saturday 10 August 2013 and will include all of the favourite highlights such as a full orchestral programme, Spitfire display, breathtaking fireworks, …||10 Aug 2013Althorp ParkNorthamptonMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|International N Gauge Show 2013Plans for the 2013 International N Gauge Show are well underway. 23 layouts and nearly 40 specialist suppliers are so far confirmed as attending. The full up-to-date list of exhibitors can be seen online. Three nationa…||7 - 8 Sep 2013Warwickshire Exhibition CentreLeamington SpaExhibitions|
|Marie Curie Cancer Care WalkGaining exclusive access to the Althorp Estate, birth place of Diana, Princess of Wales, and home to the Spencers for over five centuries, you will enjoy a 10 km twilight stroll down tree lined avenues to the house, enjo…||7 Sep 2013Althorp HouseAlthorpMiscellaneous|
|Village at WarThe canal village of Stoke Bruerne goes back to the 1940s with wartime displays, military vehicles, spitfire flypast, living history groups, entertainment and historic boats on the water. See the Home Guard, Women's Land…||14 - 15 Sep 2013The Canal MuseumStoke BruerneHistoric/Heritage|
|International Model Boat Show 2013One of the UK's leading Marine Modelling Exhibition will be returning to the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre this November. As the only 3 day marine modelling exhibition dedicated to all aspects of marine modelling, vi…||8 - 10 Oct 2013Warwickshire Exhibition CentreLeamington SpaExhibitions|
|Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2013Now in its 36th year this is THE Show for Model Engineers and should not be missed see brilliant displays, meet other enthusiasts, share experiences and pick up tips. Each year the event attracts over 11,000 visitors…||17 - 20 Oct 2013Warwickshire Exhibition CentreLeamington SpaExhibitions|
|Craft and Design ShowA top quality craft and design show featuring over 60 of the countrys leading designer makers. All work handmade here in the UK. Talk to the makers and buy that special gift for Christmas which is not available in the s…||16 - 17 Nov 2013Hangar OneSywellArts / Craft|
Wedding fairs in Watford
Get married in style by visiting wedding fairs in Watford. From the bride's dress, to the wedding cake, venues and photographers, plan your special day with our list of local wedding exhibitions.