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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! 

NEW - you can now add RECOMMENDATIONS for your favourite businesses!  You asked for it, and we listened!  Just visit the listing you want to recommend and click the "Recommend this" button.  You'll be asked to register the first time and then you can add recommendations for as many businesses as you like.

One Stop Doctors
Wayside Healthcare Ltd
What's On This Week

30th November 2018-11-30 2019-01-27 - 27th January
Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

19th January 2019-01-19 2019-01-19
Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden

19th January 2019-01-19 2019-01-19
Hertford Theatre, Hertford

19th January 2019-01-19 2019-01-19
Park Hall, Harpenden

21st January 2019-01-21 2019-03-17 - 17th March
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

21st January 2019-01-21 2019-01-21
Fleetville Infant and Nursery School, St Albans

22nd January 2019-01-22 2019-01-22
Hertford Theatre, Hertford

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News & Notices

The Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum on 7 February

Polling cards have now been delivered to residents in Harpenden for the upcoming Referendum taking place on 7 February 2019.

The Referendum gives the people of Harpenden the opportunity to vote on whether the Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan should be adopted and used by St Albans City & District's Council when they make decisions in regard to planning applications.

The Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan and other information in relation to the Referendum and the Plan can be viewed at http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/neighbourhood-plan

Voting will take place on 7 February.

World Cancer Day is Coming!

Monday 4th February marks World Cancer Day and here at CLIC Sargent we are asking you to Band Together to show your support for young cancer patients and their families.

Can you spare a few hours to help us raise vital awareness and funds between Friday 1st-Monday 4th February?... Read more

New Zog Activity Trail at Forestry Commission Sites

The Forestry Commission has a brand new Activity trail just launched at their sites across the country based on the popular Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler book character Zog. 

The nearest one to Harpenden can be found at Wendover Woods. Cost is £3 per trail. Perfect for a weekend activity, or something to do in half-term!

Timeline for Nursery Applications 2019/20

The timeline for Nursery Applications for places at Harpenden Primary Schools with Nursery provision has been published.  

Monday 4th February 2019: Applications for September 2019 Nursery places open
Monday 4th March 2019: Applications for September 2019 Nursery places close
Monday 18th March 2019: Schools will write to parents offering a place
Monday 25th March 2019: Parents must accept or decline a place by this date

Parents must apply to each school individually.  You can find dates of tours for prospective parents on our School & Nursery Open Days page.


Here's the latest recommendations from our visitors and followers. If you'd like to add a recommendation for a business or organisation search for their listing here on the site and click on the Recommend This button.

Nicole Rose Yoga
"Nicole is an amazing teacher. She makes you feel calm, relaxed and supported in her classes. I am a complete beginner to yoga. The variety of options Nicole gives you in each class allows you to challenge yourself, to be able to relax and to go at your own pace. I have always felt good after each class and now attend every week."

Nicole Rose Yoga
"A fantastic discovery! I highly recommend Nicole Rose Yoga. After 18 months of unsuccessful searching for the 'right' yoga class, I stumbled upon Nicole's class and knew instantly I'd found what I was looking for - a rewarding, grounding, uplifting class that could be as gentle or as challenging as I needed it to be. Nicole is an amazing teacher - attentive, patient, engaging...and she knows her stuff! I am new to Forrest Yoga, so lots for me to learn (and unlearn!) but it has taken my practise to a whole other level 🙏 🙏 p.s. I attended Nicole's yoga retreat last September and returned with my heart, body and soul singing"

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Essential Guide

Welcome to Parenthood in Harpenden!

If you are new to Harpenden, or a new or expectant parent, then here's our essential guide and top tips for living in Harpenden with children...

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