There will be a series of free family storytelling events across Harpenden as part of the nationwide Love Parks Week 2014.

Westfield Recreation Ground, Marquis Lane Play Area and Lydekker Park are taking part in the UK’s greatest celebration of parks and green spaces.

Love Parks Week 2014 is a nationwide initiative aiming to get everybody outdoors enjoying the parks and green spaces in communities up and down the country.

The event in Westfield Recreation Ground will be held at 11.30am on Wednesday,  July 30, Marquis Lane Play Area will be held at 11.30am on Thursday, July 31, and Lydekker Park at 11.30 on Friday, August 1.

The free family storytelling celebration will include a special guest appearance from Elmer the Elephant.

Harpenden Town Council’s Environment Committee Chair Councillor Mrs Nicola Linacre said: "We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Love Parks Week celebrations run by Keep Britain Tidy.

"Harpenden is proud of its parks and green spaces and we hope these wonderful events will encourage families to come along and join in."