Ghost Trail

Did you take part in our Lion Trail Easter Challenge? Now we aim to spook you with our family friendly Halloween Ghost Trail! With the aid of your phone’s location tracking find places where ghost sightings have been reported and where legends and mysteries abound. Find all of the 13 Ghost Points (clicking on a Ghost icon shows the number and why the spot is ghostly!). You may be asked to answer a question about some sites, so take a pencil and paper and keep your wits about you! After you have visited all of them, please send us an email with your answers to the haunted house (we’ll tell you where after you sign up) and a Halloween prize will be yours! The trail is approximately 4 miles long but does not need to be completed in one go.

Sign up below between 11th and 31st October and you should receive a confirmation email with a GoogleMaps link and clue sheet within 48 hours. If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please send a message to quoting your Transaction or PayPal reference.

Follow the trail in your own time and send us your answers by Friday 5th November to win a Halloween Prize (one prize per entry). Entries cost £5.

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By participating you will also be supporting the Harpenden Lions Life Skills Programme that helps to fund the delivery of PSHE education to 10,000 children in 29 local schools. Since 1991 Harpenden Lions, through our Charitable Trust, have raised and donated over £250,000 to our local schools to help them purchase the resources and services they need.

Creative Writing Competition


Ages 6-10: Write a description or poem of your favourite holiday
Ages 11-14: What does it mean to be a hero today?
Ages 15-18: Is pollution inevitable?

Prizes (in each category)

1st Prize: £50 voucher plus a bundle of books
2nd Prize: a bundle of books

All entries will be independently judged. The competition will run from 1 October to 30 November 2021. Entries should be not more than 1500 words and emailed to or handed in to Harpenden Books at 48, High Street Harpenden, AL5 2SX.

View the rules here 

Download an entry form here, or collect copies (along with an envelope for submitting your entry) from Harpenden Books.

CPR Training

Harpenden Lions Club is running a training session to teach basic of CPR

Venue: Harpenden Arms
Date: 25th September 2021 10.00 -11.30 AM
Limited tickets available in advance for £10.00

Harpenden Lion Trail Easter Challenge – Thank You

Our thanks to everyone (more than 150 people) who took part in the Harpenden Lion Trail Easter Challenge, which raised over £900 towards our Life Skills Programme for Children and Young People. The participants who completed the Challenge were rewarded with Easter Eggs donated by the members of Harpenden Lions Club and we received lots of messages saying how enjoyable the Lion Trail was. For those who were not able to complete the Trail and send us their answers before the closing date, a complete list of answers can be found here.

The Easter Eggs that were not claimed by Trail participants will be donated to local good causes.

Cards Raise £500

Winning Christmas Card designs to support HARPENDEN CARES our local community response to the coronavirus

Congratulations to our 2 competition winners who helped us raise £500!


Competition sponsored by Harpenden Lions Club
and supported by the Harpenden Trust



Harpenden Lions Club Art Competition

With thanks to all entries to our competition we are pleased to announce the 9 winners in the 3 age categories. All winners received a certificate and prize voucher.
The standard of the entries was terrific and the judges from TASHE, The Art Society Harpenden Evening, said how much they enjoyed judging the entries even under difficult circumstances.
In addition to the winners the judges awarded 8 “Highly Commended“ entries which we will show shortly.
Our thanks again to all the entries and to the judges for their hard work