Discover Hertfordshire festivals by rail with Greater Anglia in July

Published on: Monday, 1 July 2024
Last updated: Monday, 1 July 2024

Greater Anglia train at Hertford East station

Above: Greater Anglia train at Hertford East rail station. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is encouraging people to get out and discover Hertfordshire’s summer festivals this July by train.

Festival goers can beat the traffic and get to their destination more conveniently by train. There are even a range of train ticket discounts - such as discounted Advance tickets, Ranger tickets, and Groupsave.

Some popular festivals happening in Hertfordshire in July which are accessible by train include:

Ware Festival

Throughout July, Ware is in full festival mode with many celebratory events taking place on selected dates. Events include a funfair, a carnival on 6 July, a running festival, raft race, duck race, summer concerts, strawberry tea and real ale festival. Full details are available at

Hertford Food and Drink Festival

Hertford Town Council is hosting its annual Food and Drink Festival throughout the county town on 6 and 7 July 2024. The event kicks off on Saturday with participating town centre businesses offering an array of discounts and promotions. On Sunday, head over to Hertford Castle, between 12 - 6pm, to enjoy an afternoon filled with worldly tastes and live music. With an extensive beer tent offering a variety of local and national beers, ales and ciders, and several world food stalls, there is something for everyone to sample and enjoy. The Castle will also be open until 4pm for the public to explore free of charge.

More information is available at

Hertford Castle Teddy Bears Picnic

Pack your picnic basket and bring along your favourite teddy for a day of fun and adventure at Hertford Castle on 21 July, including a bear hunt inside the castle, games, and activities around the grounds, plus take part in the annual Teddy Bear’s parade lead and judged by the Mayor of Hertford. Prizes will be awarded to the 'Best Dressed' teddy.

A live brass band concert will perform throughout the day, Hertford Canoe Club will be running water activities on the River Lea and Hertford Castle will be open for the public to explore.

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Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, Martin Moran, said,

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and with our price promise and no booking fees, you are guaranteed to get the lowest price when you book through our website.

“Our region has so much to offer and whether it’s a trip to the city or coast, shopping or sightseeing, or a summer festival, we are giving people more money to spend on having a great time by helping them save money on their train fare.”

Greater Anglia also offers a range of Advance fares that offer customers savings of between 60 and 70% on the standard walk-up prices, plus 2FOR1 on entry to many top attractions in London and East Anglia.

The train operator also has a range of great value fares which are available all year round, including Duo, for two people travelling together, GroupSave for people travelling in a group of three or more, a special London evening out fare for those staying overnight in the capital and a Club 50 discount for those aged 50 and over.

For the best value fares, passengers should book in advance and the earlier customers book, the more they can save.

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