Local Events

Have you heard about Jimmy Macs Charity for retired people and people with learning difficulties?  If you haven’t you are missing a day centre that’s open every day except Saturday, a place to make friends have a coffee or a lunch cooked daily on the premises.

We do quizzes, bingo and chair exercise so why not drop in between 9am and 4pm and speak to the friendly staff or give them a call for more details on 01707 270068.

We are based in The Hive (formerly the Jim McDonald Centre).

Website:   www.jimmymacs.org.uk

The Lounge

Official opening of the Ellenbrook Playground on 5th September 2020



David Young – who has a shop at High View selling electrical appliances, fridges, cookers and white goods etc is operating despite the store being closed, he is contactable via 01707 262 608 or email  sales@a-l-young.co.uk and a website at  https://www.a-l-young.co.uk/


Jo Young who runs the pet shop at the Quadrant Marshalswick  AL4 9RD has the shop open selling pet food and accessories for most animals including Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Chickens etc. She is operating one customer in the shop at a time or will do deliveries and can be contacted on 01727 858 857 website  http://quadrantpets.co.uk/

Please note EARA are not endorsing, recommending or otherwise involved in any of the services/ businesses mentioned above.


As we all look forward to spring why not see the lovely sites along the Alban Way – attached is a cycle route map to follow. The highlight of course being our very own NAST HYDE HALT!


Find out what is happening in Welwyn & Hatfield by signing up to  “ The best of” website. The Best of Welwyn and Hatfield” has so much useful information such as:



Did you know that The University of Hertfordshire, right on our doorstep  has events the public can attend? , art exhibitions, film screenings, music, performing arts etc on throughout the year? Take a look at their website for more information:


Have you joined OWL? – this is a service run by Herts Police that helps to keep communities safe reduce crime and keep local residents informed. Once you sign up you will receive any latest local crime alerts and also very useful advice for home , car and personal security. It is free to join!


Hertfordshire Health Walks – organised walks right on our doorstep!

Ellenbrook Fields/de Havilland Hertfordshire Sports Village Entrance, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, AL10 9EU Fridays 4pm Weekly All walks are FREE and there’s no need to book – just turn up! Walks are graded between 20-30 minutes (First Steps) and 90 minutes (Grade 4), unless otherwise stated.

For Young Families

 Baby Rhyme Time – Hatfield Library –  Hatfield Library every Tuesday for Baby Rhyme Time, 10.30-11.00 and repeated 11.30-12.00

Children love being bounced and tickled, and rhymes are a great way of entertaining babies and toddlers. They help your child’s language development too.

Baby Rhyme Times are a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages.

There is no need to book in advance, however for the comfort and safety of you and your child, we reserve the right to limit numbers at popular sessions.

£1 voluntary donation per family.

Toddler Tales – Hatfield Library – Toddler Tales at Hatfield Library is the perfect next step from Baby Rhyme Time, with a mix of lively stories and rhymes for you and your child to join in with.

Sharing stories and rhymes with your child helps to develop their listening skills, language and imagination. Enjoy the stories together by sitting with your child during the session and then spend time browsing and borrowing from our extensive range of picture books.

£1 voluntary donation per family.

Hatfield General Market Hatfield General Market is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8am-4pm. There are a range of stalls offering a variety of products from, jewellery, fish, fruit and veg, clothing, phones and accessories, key cutting and much more.

The Park Run which is held at Ellenbrook Fields every Saturday morning which local residents may be interested in.

 Ellenbrook Fields is a free 5k run held on Saturday mornings in Hatfield. Open to all, free, and safe and easy to take part in.

What is Ellenbrook Fields parkrun?

It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Ellenbrook Fields, a privately owned nature reserve which is adjacent to the University of Hertfordshire Sports Village outdoor pitches on de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire. To access Ellenbrook Fields, you can park in the main de Havilland campus entrance, off Mosquito Way and make the short walk.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Ellenbrook Fields parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – email ellenbrookfieldshelpers@parkrun.com to help.

We’re friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Herts Sports Village café, just inside THE main entrance – please come and join us!

Contact us

  • Ellenbrook Fields
    (adjacent to the University of Hertfordshire Sports Village outdoor pitches)
    de Havilland Campus
    AL10 9EU
  • Email us now
  • Visit our website

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De Havilland Bowls Club – still bowling along after 80 years!

 It is perhaps one of best kept secrets in the Ellenbrook that we have our very own outdoor bowls Club right on our doorstep.  It sits on the corner of the sports fields opposite Club de Havilland and hidden most of the time by the hedgerows along St Albans Road West.  The Club is not owned or run by the University.  On the contrary, it has a heritage that goes back to 1937 being formed at the height of the de Havilland aircraft industry and we have been bowling ever since.  True, it was relocated to its current site in 2003 but that has resulted in a modern and excellent bowls green envied by many Clubs in the County

The Club is small but friendly and in its 80th year and we hope to grow our Membership and build on our close ties with our community.  Bowls is an easy game to play but also skilful and is suitable for players of all ages.  We would love to see you give it a try with no obligation to join.   (Oh, just wear flat soled shoes please as chunky shoes and heels can damage the surface of the green.)

If you want to know more or want to give it a try some other time, then chat to Mike Scandrett, the Club Secretary who lives in the Selwyn Crescent.  He is on 01707 262750.  More information can be found on their website www.dehavillandbowlsclub.org.