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Pick of the Month - March 2018


I did want to start off this month’s picks by declaring that it was March and Spring was in the air… but with the snow falling as I look out the window Spring still seems a long way off.  However, that doesn’t stop this month’s events having a Spring feel…

March, of course, is the month of Mother’s Day.  Children can make some hand-made gifts at a special pottery painting session with Glaze Time at the Skew Bridge pub on 3rd March (just drop in), plant a primrose container at Aylett’s Nursery on 10th & 11th March or you can book them into a pot painting and card-making sessions at Jordan’s Mill on 10th March, and perhaps enjoy a day out exploring the mill too.

If you want to enjoy some family time on the day itself, share some stories at a special Mother's Day Saturday Stories session at Harpenden Library on 10th March (no booking required, but spaces are limited) and Mum’s can go free at Paradise Wildlife Park on 11th March

Even if the weather doesn’t seem very spring-like the rest of nature carries on as usual and the lambs will be being born at Oaklands College.  You can see the baby lambs ad enjoy family games donkey rides and the Farmer’s Market at the their Lambing Weekend on 10th & 11th March – perfect for Mother’s Day!  The event is free but you must register in advance for tickets. There will also be Lambing Days at Watergate Farm near Leighton Buzzard on 24th & 25th March, 30th March - 2nd April, 7th & 8th April and 14th & 15th April.

There are two performances for children at the Hat Factory in Luton this month. Friends for All on 3rd March is an interactive spoken word performance with rapping, dancing and video projections on the theme of having the confidence to be yourself and is suitable for ages 5-11.  A Strange New Space on 10th Marh is a physical theatre performance without words with puppetry and music for ages 4+ telling the story of a refugee girl who is obsessed with space.  Audiences are taken on an imagined voyage into space, paralleled with Amira’s real-life journey as a refugee across continents.

The end of the month brings us the start of the Easter holidays and a whole host of Easter-related events.  The annual Harpenden Easter Egg Hunt, organised by the Friends of Harpenden Academy takes place on 30th March and you can book your tickets now.  You can also drop-in to the Wick Wood Easter Egg Hunt on the following day (31st March) or join in Batchwood Sports Centre's Charity Easter Eggstravagaza. Further afield Dunstable Downs and Ashridge Estate will be hosting the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt starting on the 30th March and continuing over the Easter weekend, and Knebworth House is hosting an Easter Trail included in the usual admission price.

For more of what’s on this month, Easter fun and beyond take a look at our What’s On page.

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