18 Sep 2019
The Time Turn Festival is back and it’s even bigger and better than before!
Time Turn Festival – Sunday 22nd September- 11am – 5pm
Come along and enjoy a great family day out for FREE!
In conjunction with Heritage Open Days, we are celebrating the heritage of St Albans, remembering our city’s famous faces through the decades as we embrace Heritage Open Days 2019 theme of #People Power!
With a themed Trail to take you around the streets of the city centre – answer #People Power themed questions, complete and return the trail-sheet, claim your free prize and get put into the prize draw to win a £50 St Albans Gift Card!
We’d love to see you there! Come and enjoy a fantastic day of fun whilst also supporting your local businesses and community. #winwin!
***IMPORTANT! *** Please be aware that both George Street and Catherine Street will be closed to traffic and fully pedestrianised for the event. Diversions and traffic management will be put in place to minimise any traffic disruption.
What’s on at Time Turn?!
Do the Time Turn Trail! Answer themed questions whilst enjoying exploring the best of St Albans city centre.
View beautiful vintage cars on George Street and Catherine Street.
Go back to the 1950s in Christopher Place with a fabulous collection of Morris Minors on display for the day!
Listen, dance and sing along to bands performing on the Music Stage on Catherine Street.
Anyone for golf?! Celebrating one of St Albans most famous faces, Samuel Ryder, founder of the Ryder cup, we have a golf simulator for the day at the top of St Peters Street! With a variety of games to take on – whether you’re a pro or just fancy a go it’s perfect for everyone!
Put on your dancing shoes! JiveSwing will be running free interactive dance classes throughout the afternoon as well as showing off their super dancing skills. Find them outside M&S on St Peters Street and on Holywell Hill by Cafe Rouge and The Clarion Hotel.
Fancy a reminder of the day? Come along to our unlimited Selfie Booth on Market Place and take a #selfie #timeturn #heritageopendays… you get the gist!
On Holywell Hill Cositas are running free arts & crafts activities all day (no need to book, just pop in!) and Pots of Art are giving away free Time Turn themed colouring books to the kids.
Are you a budding Steven Hawking? Enjoy some ‘mad science ‘on George Street, provided by ‘Mad Science’!
Enjoy great food and drink from your local hospitality businesses – from hog roasts to bespoke beers there’s guaranteed to be something for you!
See businesses and individuals dressed and decorated to celebrate St Albans through the decades!
And much more…
Space Voyage at St Albans Cathedral
Take a journey to the moon and stars this autumn with a spectacular space themed son-et-lumiere at St Albans Cathedral in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.
Suitable for all ages, this stunning cosmic installation sees the outside of the Cathedral transformed into a visual journey to the edge of the Milky Way and back. The longest nave in England will become an ethereal galaxy as light and music fill the huge, ancient spaces. A special installation to commemorate the Moon Landing uses NASA imagery of the lunar surface allowing you to walk on the moon and take your very own ‘One Small Step’.
To book your tickets to this unmissable event and to find out more information please click this link.
St Albans Gift Card
The St Albans Gift Card is a great gift for any occasion, and can be used as an employee incentive or present.
It’s easy to use and ensures that your money is spent locally, so you’re supporting local businesses with your purchase. We can accommodate bulk purchases to make buying gifts for your staff and customers a simple one-stop transaction.
For more information and/or to purchase a St Albans Gift Card visit the website here.
Not yet signed up for the Gift Card? Not to worry! Get in touch with us and we’ll pop round and register your business – it takes seconds and is completely free of charge. (You must be a BID businesses to take advantage of the Gift Card scheme.)
Your top 5 places to visit in St Albans city centre!
We are adding to our tourism website at EnjoyStAlbans over the next few months and would love a note of your top five places to enjoy in the city, a story of why you are in business or what you love about your customers? Something that shows the heart and personality behind the business and/or branch and encourages the story to be shared with your customers (old and new!).