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Summer Open Day 23

July 15


Saturday 15 July 2023

What’s to expect?
– Guided tours of the iconic manor house donated by George Harrison

– Explore the beautiful lake, Gardens and Grounds.

– Experience a working farm, Bull cart rides and feed the cow at Europes largest cow sanctuary.

– Yoga meditation and well being workshops

– Meet the monks- experience the alternative lifestyle of living of the grid

– Children’s activities, bouncy castles

– delicious hot vegetarian meals served throughout the day

– The day will end with magical colour festival with live devotional songs and mantra meditation that will transport you to a new world.


A ticket will be required – details to follow


More details to follow

Frequently asked questions

Outside colours will be confiscated and will not be allowed on onsite. Colours will be purchasable on-site.

Colours are only to be thrown within designated areas.

Once you have colours on you, you will not be allowed in any internal areas of Temple & Sri Krishna Haveli.

Do not throw colours in people’s eyes or mouth. It is even more fun to rub the colours into the hair, back of the neck and cheeks with permission. 

Do not throw colours on any passing cars, or on any performers, musicians, employees, market stall holders etc. 

Festival goers are advised to think twice before going into the middle of the crowd when the colours are first thrown. If you have not been before or have asthma, being smack in the middle of the crowd will be a challenge. Stay close to the edges, and have a cloth to cover your nose and mouth for the first three minutes.

Under no circumstances should small children be in the middle of the crowd, unless high on the shoulders of an adult, and wearing the right protection.

Outside colours will be confiscated and will not be allowed on onsite.

No entry charge. A free ticket will be required if you wish to participate in the Festival of Colours. Please note that there will be colours to purchase on the day for you to use

Tickets will be released: Monday 27 June

The dry powders supplied may stain hair & clothes, so festival goers are cautioned not to wear their best clothes. To avoid and/or minimise stain, vigorously shake out all dry excess powder before stepping into a shower, or throwing your clothes in the wash. Once the caked dry colours get wet, it is hard to get out. However, if one can shake as much as possible out while dry, there is a good chance of not having coloured hair for the next month.

It is recommended to wear a dust mask / bandana / sunglasses to cover areas of your face to avoid powder entering your eyes, mouth and nose.

Do not wear contact lenses during the Festival of Colours.

There is no age limit, that is at the discretion of the parents / guardians.

Under no circumstances should small children be in the middle of the crowd, unless high on the shoulders of an adult, and wearing the right protection.

We will only cancel the event if weather conditions do not allows us to park vehicles

Yes. There will be free parking available upon arrival and you will be guided where to park.

Address Bhaktivedanta Manor Hilfield Lane Watford Sat-Nav: WD25 8HE

Note: Entrance to temple is via Hilfield Lane only. There is no entrance to the temple through Letchmore Heath village. For driving, use approximate driving postcode WD25 8HE and follow road signs. Do not use WD25 8EZ, as this will lead you to a nearby village.

For Public Transport & Map, please CLICK HERE

Behaviour notice

Drugs, alcohol, vaping, and smoking are not permitted on festival grounds.

We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone, or to escort anyone off the property for improper conduct.

Please do not throw colours close, hard, and directly into the eyes and mouth.

Generally be nice to people, and enjoy the festival in a loving spirit.

Health & Safety notice

Allergens: The powders are 99% cornstarch, and a very small percentage of people are allergic to corn. If you or your children have ever experienced hives and/or a rash after eating corn products, or working with cornstarch in your kitchen, be careful to fully cover your nose and mouth so as not to ingest any of the powder or do not participate.

Fire & Explosion Hazard:  Like all organic and most dry chemicals, as a powder or dust, this product (when mixed with air in critical proportions and in the presence of an ignition source) may present an explosion hazard.  The minimum ignition temperature reported for dry cornstarch, through 200 mesh, is 380°C (716°F).  Avoid open lights, flames, smoking materials, hot coals of any type or welding in the area of the powder

We will have First Aid onsite. Toilets and areas to wash hands and faces will also be available


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Bhaktivedanta Manor
01923 851 000
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Bhaktivedanta Manor
Hilfield Lane
Watford,WD258EZUnited Kingdom
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