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From bumps to teens, we have it covered!  This is your one-stop site for everything you need to know about living in Harpenden with children. 

We're number one for information about what's on, things to do and children's activities locally! 

Get in touch if you would like to list your business, or add your event to the What’s On page.

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What's On This Week

22nd May 2020-05-22 2020-10-31 - 31st October
Your area, Harpenden

5th June 2020-06-05 2020-09-01 - 1st September
Online, Harpenden

15th June 2020-06-15 2020-08-31 - 31st August
St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard

3rd July 2020-07-03 2020-08-09 - 9th August
Herts County Showground, Redbourn

8th July 2020-07-08 2020-08-30 - 30th August
Celtic Harmony Camp, Prehistory Open Air Museum, Hertford

15th July 2020-07-15 2020-08-29 - 29th August
Celtic Harmony Camp, Prehistory Open Air Museum, Hertford

18th July 2020-07-18 2020-08-31 - 31st August
Wrest Park, Silsoe

25th July 2020-07-25 2020-09-06 - 6th September
Bletchley Park, Bletchley

27th July 2020-07-27 2020-08-09 - 9th August
Online, Harpenden

3rd August 2020-08-03 2020-08-23 - 23rd August
Hatfield House, Hatfield

3rd August 2020-08-03 2020-08-09 - 9th August
On YouTube, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, Harpenden

3rd August 2020-08-03 2020-08-31 - 31st August
IWM Duxford, Duxford

4th August 2020-08-04 2020-08-09 - 9th August
Milton Keynes - The National Bowl, Milton Keynes

8th August 2020-08-08 2020-08-08
On Facebook, Harpenden

8th August 2020-08-08 2020-08-08
Shenley Park Walled Garden, Radlett

8th August 2020-08-08 2020-08-09 - 9th August
Hatfield House, Hatfield

9th August 2020-08-09 2020-08-09
Knebworth House, Knebworth

10th August 2020-08-10 2020-08-14 - 14th August
Highfield Oval, Harpenden

11th August 2020-08-11 2020-08-11
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles

12th August 2020-08-12 2020-08-12
Inn on the Green, Harpenden

12th August 2020-08-12 2020-08-12
Hatfield House, Hatfield

13th August 2020-08-13 2020-08-13
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles

14th August 2020-08-14 2020-08-15 - 15th August
The Roman Theatre of Verulamium, St Albans

14th August 2020-08-14 2020-08-16 - 16th August
The Roman Theatre of Verulamium, St Albans

14th August 2020-08-14 2020-08-14
Highfield Oval, Harpenden

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Eat Out to Help Out in Harpenden

The Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme starts on 3rd August. Mondays to Wednesdays throughout August you will receive 50% off your bill (max £10 per guest, excludes alcoholic drinks and service charges) at participating venues. No need for vouchers, the venue will automatically apply the discount.

Here’s all the restaurants and cafes that have registered so far (according to the Government's website).  Where the venue is marked with a * the owning chain has registered, which means individual locations are not listed on the website, so please double-check before booking that the scheme is running in Harpenden to avoid any surprises!

(Last updated 7th August) 

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club
Bangkok Lounge
Bar Azita
Bistro Gautier

Brew & Cru
Cafe Aroma
Caffe Nero
Costa Coffee  * 
Chef Peking

Giggling Squid *
Harpenden Common Golf Club
Harpenden Golf Club
Old Cock Inn
Pasta Cibo
Plough & Harrow
Rothamsted Conference Centre Restaurant


Seb’s Kitchen

Spice Rack

Tay Tar Thai
The Engineer
The Fox
The George of Harpenden 
The Harpenden Arms *
The Old Bell
The Red Cow
The Silver Palate
The Wheatsheaf
The White Horse

For more establishment outside Harpenden have a look at the Government website.

News & Notices

Hertfordshire Libraries Reopening

Great news! Hertfordshire Libraries are reopening starting with, St Albans, Stevenage Central, Watford Central and Welwyn Garden City libraries on Monday 3rd August. Harpenden will follow in the coming weeks and we’ll let you know when the exact date is announced.... Read more

Fundraising for The Human Milk Foundation

As suppliers to the NHS we, The Human Milk Foundation, have been busier than ever - premature babies are amongst our most vulnerable during this Covid crisis but have not received much media focus compared to other risk groups. Hospital neonatal intensive care units have required significantly more donor milk and we have seen a 100% increase in the need for our service, scaling up milk bank operations, recruiting 10 milk donors a week and providing donor milk to scores of recipient families in hospital or at home. ... Read more

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