Highfield Oval is the home of YWAM Harpenden and our back fields and woods, Oval Café and Oval road are open to the general public during the following hours:

Monday – Saturday                8:30am – 8:30pm
Sunday                                     8:30am – 1:00pm

Please note that this is also a residential site so please keep away from grassy areas around the buildings and park only in designated areas for visitors.


Upcoming Local Events

The Oval Run — June 2024

Apple Festival — October 2024

Christmas Classical Concerts — December 2024


Dog Walkers

Dog walking is by permit only. Details can be obtained here or by contacting sjones@ywamharpenden.org Dogs with a permit are allowed on the back fields and woods (unless signs say otherwise). Oval Café customers may tie up their dogs outside the café.


The Oval Café

Come and enjoy a coffee (and other delicious beverages and snacks) at our Oval Café which is run by YWAM staff and volunteers.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday                       9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday                                   10:00am – 4:00pm