Two new free trails for the family to enjoy in Hertford this October half term!
7th October 2021
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Hertford Town Council have organised two new free trails for children and families to enjoy this October half term. Starting Saturday 23rd October 2021, visitors can search for the Spooky characters in the town centre, or explore the magic of the Autumn Trail in the Castle grounds until 31st October.

Hertford Castle Autumn Trail

Hertford residents, families and visitors are invited to follow the Autumn Trail through the picturesque Castle grounds, uncovering the treasures of Autumn hidden around the ancient trees, flower gardens and castle walls.

With help from local businesses, organisations and charities, Hertford Town Council has organised this Autumn Trail, aimed at providing a fun outdoor activity for free during the half term holiday; helping all ages reconnect with nature.

The Castle Grounds are open from 7.30am to 6:30pm for the Autumn Trail.

Spooky Town Centre Trail

Hertford Town Council has once again joined forces with the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters to support the high street with this free themed trail for children to enjoy with their families. Crafted Spooky Characters will be hiding in shop windows around the town centre and includes an invisible man, spiders, bats, cats and even a sugar scull (see photographs).

Children will need to match the shops with the spooky characters or scenes hiding in the windows for a chance to win a £30, £20 or £10 gift voucher to spend at a Hertford retailer.

Both trails are free for families and visitors of all ages to explore. Trail maps will be available at Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre, in The Wash opposite Hertford Theatre, or downloadable from

Chairman of the Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: “Hertford Town Council's trails are always popular with children, and indeed people of all ages enjoy seeing the crafty creations on display around the town centre and Castle grounds.  Whether you live in Hertford or make a visit to the town, make sure you catch both the trails this month.”

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