Events & Fundraisers

At Ashtons we love to get involved in the local community. Take a look at some of the area's latest events below.


03/12/20 - St Albans Christmas Postboxes

The St Albans postbox toppers are back for their third Christmas trail. After months of planning and organisation, 50 decorated postboxes are now ready for the festive season.

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We Need You

17/11/20 - Rennie Grove Hospice Care - Virtual Bingo Night

Get your dabbers at the ready for a virtual bingo night from the comfort of your own home, in support of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

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Butterfly Service

09/11/20 - The Lister Butterfly Volunteer Service

The charity-funded Butterfly Volunteer Service supports dying patients at the end of their life at the Lister Hospital. Specially-trained volunteers offer comfort and companionship to patients and provide emotional support to their families.

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Sponsored Sleep out

30/10/20 - Sponsored Sleep Out

Will you brave the cold to help Herts Young Homeless in the sponsored sleep out?

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The Pop Up Farm PYO Pumpkins

02/10/20 - The Pop Up Farm PYO Pumpkins - Tickets Now Available

Start a new family tradition or relive childhood memories by picking your own pumpkins. Entry to the 2020 Pumpkin Event during October is by pre-booked ticket only.

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Hatfield House Pumpkin Trail

01/10/20 - Hatfield House Pumpkin Trail - October Half Term

Hatfield Park is open throughout the October Half Term to help get you into the spooky Halloween spirit.

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Knebworth House Drive-In Cinema

28/05/20 - The Luna Drive In Cinema is coming to Knebworth House in July

Offering film fans the opportunity to watch new and classic movies in a nostalgic, socially distanced, drive-in setting.

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Rhona fundraising

27/04/20 - Rhona Lavis: Raising Money for the Little Princess Trust & Isabel Hospice

After Rhona's last big chop in Spring 2018, where she donated a fantastic 12 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust, she has decided to do it again!

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Rob Ash Helping the Redbourn Community Group

23/04/20 - Rob Ash: Helping The Redbourn Community Group

During the weekend, our Redbourn Manager, Rob Ash dedicated some of his spare time to help The Redbourn Community Group deliver their brochures to local addresses. The brochures contained valuable content focusing on 'stay at home' exercises and mental wellbeing advice from the Active in Redbourn team.

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Chris Haws 2.6 Challenge

22/04/20 - Chris Haws' 2.6 Challenge: Saving the UK's Charities

On Sunday 26th April 2020, the 40th London Marathon was meant to take place. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the event has been postponed until October 2020.

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Teens Unite Staying Together

21/04/20 - Teens Unite Launches New Digital Support for Young Cancer Patients

The stark reality of life right now means that society is beginning to get a sense of the isolation and anxiety experienced by so many cancer patients throughout the UK. In the last 30 years cancer incidence rates have increased by a staggering 70%, with more than 2,600 new cases diagnosed annually in teenagers and young adults nationwide.

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Ben Denham volunteering GoodSam

20/04/20 - Ben Denham: Volunteering with GoodSAM

Our very own Head of People, Ben Denham has been dedicating his time during the evenings and weekends to volunteer with the NHS via the charity GoodSAM.

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19/04/20 - COVID-19 UPDATE

We are certain it is with great sadness that many local events have been cancelled or postponed in light of the current situation with COVID-19 and government guidelines. At Ashtons, we hope you are staying safe, healthy and indoors wherever possible as an effective way to help 'flatten the curve'. We will update this page accordingly when things are back up and running in our communities.

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19/04/20 - Walk Welwyn with Herts Young Homeless

To celebrate 100 years of Welwyn Garden City, this year, HYH...

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17/04/20 - Luton Hoo Estate Spring Open Day

A wonderful way to welcome Luton Hoo's (not-so-secret) Walled Garden...

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20/03/20 - Harpenden in Bloom Competition

The 2020 Harpenden in Bloom logo competition is open!

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08/03/20 - Hertfordshire Schools Gala

Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8th March celebrates...

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29/02/20 - Prosecco & Gin Festival

Back for 2020! The Prosecco and Gin Festival is returning to St Albans...

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29/02/20 - Muddy Mayhem

Muddy Mayhem will be back on Sat 29th Feb at Knebworth House with exciting new obstacles...

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25/02/20 - St Albans Pancake Race

St Albans Pancake Day races take place on Shrove Tuesday, 25th Feb 2020...

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21/02/20 - Charity Quiz Night for Digswell Place RDA

In aid of Digswell Place Riding for the Disabled Association, join for an evening of quizzing...

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06/02/20 - Harry Potter Book Night

Do you remember queuing outside your local bookshop for the latest HP release?...

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26/01/20 - Harpenden 10k

The annual Harpenden 10k is a multi Lap run around Rothamsted Park...

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20/01/20 - Harpenden Common Project Days

Volunteers help Harpenden Town Council to manage Harpenden Common on Project Days...

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17/01/20 - Garden City Lights

Created by a collaboration of artists, designers, technologists and professional lighting specialists...

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11/01/20 - Christmas Tree Recycling

Created by a collaboration of artists, designers, technologists and professional lighting specialists...

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03/01/20 - For Life's Great Causes Online Poll Opens

Ashtons are giving away £10,000 for their For Life’s Great Causes charity campaign...

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22/12/19 - Last Harpenden Farmers' Market of 2019

The last Harpenden Farmers' Market of 2019 takes place on Sunday 22nd December...

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2020 Sporting and Social Events calendar available now

09/12/19 - Ashtons Sporting & Social Events Calendar 2020

We are delighted to offer our Local and National Sporting and Social Events Calendars...

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07/12/19 - Maple School Fair

Ashtons are delighted to once again be supporting the Maple School PTA Christmas Fair...

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01/12/19 - Redbourn Christmas Market

Taking place from 11am-5pm on Sunday 1st December is the Redbourn Christmas Market...

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24/11/19 - Harpenden Christmas Carnival

Harpenden's annual Christmas Carnival returns to the High Street on the 24th November from 12pm...

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24/11/19 - Herts Half Marathon at Knebworth House

The Hertfordshire Half Marathon event is back for a third year on Sunday 24th November 2019...

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23/11/19 - Aboyne Lodge Christmas Fair

Sponsored by Ashtons, the Aboyne Lodge Primary & Nursery School Christmas Fair features activities...

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21/11/19 - Sleep Out for Centrepoint

Joanne and Chloe will be spending a cold and uncomfortable night sleeping...

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20/11/19 - Festive Drawing Competition

May your holidays be merry and bright this festive season as you celebrate with Joshua...

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15/11/19 - St Albans Festive Friends Trail

From Friday 15th until Tuesday 31st Dec, join the fun with the St Albans Festive Friends Trail...

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09/11/19 - Digswell Place RDA Viva Las Vegas Ball

The Digswell Place RDA Viva Las Vegas Ball takes place on 9th November at Tewin Bury Farm...

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30/10/19 - Harpenden Circus

From the producers of the Moscow State Circus and Circus Extreme comes the incredible...

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19/10/19 - The Pop Up Farm

The Pop Up Farm is open every day from the 19th-30th October. Start a new family tradition...

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13/10/19 - Royal Parks Half Marathon

For Chris Haws at our Welwyn Garden City office's next challenge, he will be running...

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13/10/19 - Herts 10K

In aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care, the Herts 10K starts and finishes at Rothamsted Research...

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02/10/19 - Sponsored Walk & Litter Pick

The Ashtons team are sponsored to ‘Go the Extra Mile’ with employees taking part in a 25 mile walk...

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28/09/19 - St Albans Detective Day

Think you have what it takes to catch a killer? CluedUpp is the exciting detective game...

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21/09/19 - Serpentine Charity Swim

Gail from our Welwyn Garden City branch takes part in a charity open water half mile swim...

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14/09/19 - Rothamsted Manor Heritage Open Weekend

As part of Heritage Open Days, Rothamsted Manor are holding Heritage Weekend...

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13/09/19 - Pub in the Park

Pub in the Park brings together brilliant food, live music and Michelin-starred chefs...

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07/09/19 - Redbourn Classics Motor Show

Back for the third year, Redbourn Classics Motor Show will be even bigger with over 280 classic cars...

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07/09/19 - Kensworth Flower & Vegetable Show

Kensworth Flower & Vegetable Show has been running since 2008 and is once again sponsored by Ashtons...

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26/08/19 - Burnham Green Festival

The Burnham Green Festival is an enjoyable family day out with exciting events...

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23/08/19 - Meraki Festival

In 2019, Meraki brings a 3-day, all inclusive, interactive family music festival to St Albans...

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16/08/19 - Welsh Three Peaks Challenge

The Tewin Trekkers are back again with another incredible challenge and another worthwhile cause...

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07/08/19 - Teddy Bears' Picnic

The incredibly popular Teddy Bears' Picnic, a Harpenden tradition from the Town Council...

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04/08/19 - Prudential RideLondon

Every year, our Associate Director, Jonathan Searles, undertakes a challenge to raise money...

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26/07/19 - Hatfield House Game Fair

Europe’s best loved and largest countryside festival at the heart of fieldsports, shooting and land...

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24/07/19 - Harpenden Classics on the Common

Once a year, Harpenden Common comes alive for half a day with more than 1000 classics cars...

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21/07/19 - Luton Hoo National Garden Scheme Open Day

The legacy of one of England’s greatest landscape designers, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown...

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14/07/19 - Harpenden Highland Gathering

Harpenden Lions Club Highland Gathering on Sunday July 14th is a great day out with 'Scottish flavour'

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06/07/19 - Templefest

For the first time EVER, Templewood School open an event to the local community...

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06/07/19 - Redbourn Primary Summer Sizzler

Sponsored by Ashtons for another year is the Redbourn Primary School Summer Sizzler.

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23/06/19 - St Albans Street Fest

From 23rd June, St Albans Roman Festival from St Albans Cathedral tells the magnificent story...

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15/06/19 - Ayot St Lawrence Art Show

Now in its 45th year, the Ayot St. Lawrence Art Show is held at the beautiful Palladian Church...

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09/06/19 - Welwyn Hatfield Walk

The annual Welwyn Hatfield Walk/Fun for Isabel Hospice and Willow Foundation...

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08/06/19 - Harpenden Carnival

The 54th Harpenden Carnival on the Common is a free event from Harpenden Town Council...

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08/06/19 - Aboyne Lodge Summer Fair

Sponsored by Ashtons, the Aboyne Lodge Primary & Nursery School The Greatest Showman...

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Hertfordshire County Show

25/05/19 - Hertfordshire County Show

Run by Hertfordshire Agricultural Society, the County Show is Hertfordshire's biggest two day event...

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Ashtons Race Night

22/05/19 - Ashtons Race Night

The Ashtons Race Night is a night of four-legged action to celebrate fantastic work from our team...

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St Albans Charity Cycle Ride

19/05/19 - St Albans Charity Cycle Ride

St Albans Charity Cycle Ride, in its 25th year, is a fun event of 10, 20, 30 and 40 mile routes...

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Dog Fest

11/05/19 - Dog Fest

This weekend at Knebworth House is the UK's Ultimate Summer Festival for Dogs...

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Walkern Fair

05/05/19 - Walkern Fair

The annual Walkern Fair held at the Sports and Community Centre is a non-profit event...

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London Marathon

28/04/19 - London Marathon

Since the first ever race in 1981, well over 1 million people have taken part in the London Marathon...

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Redbourn Easter Fair

20/04/19 - Redbourn Easter Fair

The 35th annual Redbourn Village Easter Fair held at the village hall is a lively and vibrant event...

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Harpenden Cricket Club Crowdfunding

17/04/19 - Harpenden Cricket Club Crowdfunding

Ashtons are excited to take part in Harpenden Cricket Club's Crowdfunder campaign...

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First Aid Training

04/04/19 - First Aid Training

Ashtons' team took part in crucial First Aid coaching at Welwyn Garden City’s Campus West...

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Meet the Expert

03/04/19 - Meet the Expert

Christopher Harkin visits Ashtons Head Office for the first of our ‘Meet the Expert’ talks...

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The Great Ashtons Bake Off

28/03/19 - The Great Ashtons Bake Off

In the spirit of charity and baked goods, Ashtons Welwyn Garden City held a Great Ashtons Bake Off...

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Dogs & Daffs at Hatfield House

24/03/19 - Dogs & Daffs at Hatfield House

The beautiful grounds will be open exclusively for walkers and their dogs...

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The Curated Eye auction

21/03/19 - The Curated Eye

The Curated Eye auction by Cheffins includes selected 20th century art...

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The winning charities

14/03/19 - For Life’s Great Causes

Ashtons charity fundraiser, ‘for life’s great causes’, came to a close last month...

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Rothamsted Park

10/03/19 - Harpenden Half Marathon

The Harpenden Half Marathon is a sustainable and environmentally friendly half marathon...

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Dec
04
2020

Alice Boulger

I would definitely recommend Ashtons and use Ashtons in the future when we are looking to buy a house. The service that is provided is...

Dec
02
2020

Carly Oliver-Aziz

Everyone was great from start to finish. Liam and Louise have been amazing! Louise was and is an absolute sweetheart.

Dec
01
2020

Katharine Baker

Ashtons were the best we had dealt with. All staff at Harpenden were excellent but I really feel that Tracie is your prize jewel in...

Nov
30
2020

Anonymous

By far the best estate agent I have dealt with. I was particularly impressed, and grateful to have Louise Walker who was there with me...

Nov
29
2020

Andrew Branch

Our experience of agents in the area is limited, but I would rather deal with Ashtons than the others we spoke to. We chose Ashtons...

Nov
28
2020

Anonymous

Property Management was excellent, reported issue - contractor rang & visited soon after

Nov
27
2020

Dirk Matthysen

Property Management were outstanding, every person I've dealt with is professional and helpful

Nov
25
2020

Kate MacKay

The house was very warm & welcoming. Alexander presented the house very professionally. This is the most Covid-secure viewing we have had & we have...

Nov
23
2020

Anonymous

We dealt with a number of staff members (all from the Harpenden office) throughout our purchase and all were extremely polite, helpful and a pleasure...

Nov
23
2020

James C

Very good efficient and professional. Greg handled it mostly and was always available and got back to you promptly.

Nov
21
2020

Molly Parrish

From the beginning to end of my purchase all the staff I spoke to were really friendly and helpful. They stayed in regular communication with...

Nov
20
2020

Anonymous

Ashtons Lettings were professional right from the start. Questions responded to promptly. I have no doubt they are the best in the business


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