Despite being plagued by unseasonably bad weather, the 2024 Redbourn festival was a success, with a well attended weekend of activities.

Visitors were able to take part in axe throwing, flower pot painting, assault courses and cricket challenges.

There was also the opportunity for face painting, table football and a fun fair, as well as a children's play area.

Organiser Chris Emmel said: "This year's festival didn't have great weather but did have a great atmosphere"

"Given the success of the event, plans are already being made for July 2025."

The festival took place this past weekendThe festival took place this past weekend (Image: Run Redbourn)

New for 2024 was an evening of live music on the Saturday, which was well-attended and followed a full day of activities for children and adults on Sunday.

A big screen also provided for football fans to watch the nail-biting action as England edged past Switzerland on penalties in their Euro 2024 quarter final.

Earlier in the day, the Redbourn primary school choir performed to their biggest audience.

More than 30 different organisations bring stalls to the event, including churches, sports groups and libraries, with food provided by restaurants in Redbourn High Street.

The weekend was organised by Redbourn Parish Council, Active in Redbourn and the Verulam Cycle Club.

Organisers will be hoping for better weather next year.Organisers will be hoping for better weather next year. (Image: Run Redbourn)

Sunday saw the Fête du Vélo, which took place all day in and around Redbourn Common.

Catering for cyclists of all ages and abilities, the day saw both competitive and casual events at Hertfordshire's only road racing track.

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The weekend was attended by notable figures, including the Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Annie Brewster and - less than 48 hours after being elected - Harpenden and Berkhamsted's new MP Victoria Collins.

Organisers will certainly be hoping for better weather next year but will be happy that attendees spirits weren't dampened too much by the deluge.