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Welcome! 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.


If your teen turns 18 within the next 3 months they can now get their Covid Vaccination at Harpenden Public Halls.

Harpenden Health PCN say:

“We now have the JCVI guidance in place to vaccinate those children who are turning 18 within 3 months of the vaccination date. For example, any 17 year old who has a birthday in the next 3 months (on or before 24th October 2021) may come to our walk in clinic at the Harpenden Vaccination Centre from tomorrow [24th July].” 

The next walk-in clinics are:

  • Saturday 24th July - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.
  • Thursday 29th July - 4pm to 6pm.
  • Thursday 5th August - 10am to 1pm.
  • Saturday 7th August - 10am to 1pm. 

MGT Awards

Your 2021 Awards Winners!

We are very excited to reveal the results of our 2021 Awards!

An amazing 2,300 people took part in the final voting round!  Well done to all the businesses that made it as Finalists.  It was a fantastic selection of local talent and well-deserved.  But, of course there can only be one winner in each category...


Click here to find out who you chose as the Winners and Runners-up


We were also blown away by the response to our Special Award for our Lockdown Lifesavers.  Over 70 individuals, groups, organisations and businesses were nominated and they are all included in the "Lockdown Lifesaver Roll of Honour". 

This list represents a collection of truly fantastic people and organisations who have gone above and beyond in the past year. Their actions and initiatives, big and small, made a difference to the lockdown lives of the people who nominated them.  On behalf of all those made nominations we thank you and you should all be very proud of the impact you had.


Click here to read the full list of Lockdown Lifesavers ⭐ 


10th July 2021-07-10 2021-10-08 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 8th October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAround Luton, Luton

10th July 2021-07-10 2021-09-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 4th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHarpenden Library, Harpenden

21st July 2021-07-21 2021-08-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAround Wood End, Harpenden

22nd July 2021-07-22 2021-08-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeCeltic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

22nd July 2021-07-22 2021-08-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 30th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeCeltic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

23rd July 2021-07-23 2021-07-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 24th July
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRothamsted Manor, Harpenden

23rd July 2021-07-23 2021-08-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWillows Activity Farm, London Colney

24th July 2021-07-24 2021-09-05 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 5th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBletchley Park, Bletchley

24th July 2021-07-24 2021-07-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRothamsted Play Area, Harpenden

24th July 2021-07-24 2021-08-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 30th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMead Open Farm, Billington

24th July 2021-07-24 2021-07-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Concourse (opp Boots), Harpenden

24th July 2021-07-24 2021-09-05 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 5th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWhipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

25th July 2021-07-25 2021-07-25 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHarpenden Common (Opp. Harpenden Public Halls), Harpenden

25th July 2021-07-25 2021-07-25 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt Albans Cathedral, St Albans

27th July 2021-07-27 2021-07-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt Albans Cathedral, St Albans

27th July 2021-07-27 2021-07-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Little Gym Harpenden, Harpenden

28th July 2021-07-28 2021-07-28 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Radlett Centre, Radlett

28th July 2021-07-28 2021-08-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 30th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeJordans Mill, Broom

28th July 2021-07-28 2021-08-08 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 8th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWaddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

29th July 2021-07-29 2021-07-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Place, St Albans

30th July 2021-07-30 2021-07-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st July
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRothamsted Manor, Harpenden

30th July 2021-07-30 2021-07-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st July
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeParadise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne

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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.

ARTventurers Harpenden and St Albans

"My four year old son Jaxson has just finished his last class with Catriona as he starts school in September. This class has been so special to him and us. Catriona's fun enjoyable art class ignited his love for art and craft. Jaxson spends all his spare time drawing and creating art from whatever he can get his hands on. Even during lockdown we had our art bags dropped off at home and our 7 year old daughter joined in as well. We are all going to miss our classes but have some wonderful showstoppers that will be out every year on the right occasion. Cant recommend high enough."

Feeding Time

"Thanks again Kate for your amazing party food and biscuit favours that kids and adults alike love! So much effort goes into your work, I never fail to be impressed - whether it's party food, personalised biscuits, a movie night box or a treasure tray. I always know that you will delight! We will keep coming back to you for years to come. "


"We held my husbands “wake”at Shezzos yesterday and the lunchtime buffet was superb. Zoe, Chloe and the staff were friendly and helpful going all -out to make us welcome and comfortable. Zoe even made a beautiful rich fruit cake as that was my husband's favourite! We used the function room upstairs which is light airy and modern, seating around 20 people- perfect for our requirements. I'd highly recommend Shezzos to everyone Many thanks to you all."

Feeding Time

"Feeding Time puts the joy into kids' parties- for the parents and the children! What a pleasure it was to have Kate deliver the gorgeous parties bags, filled with delicious, exquisitely presented food. Highly recommend the personalised biscuits as a favours- absolute hit."

The Little Gym Harpenden

"My little boy is obsessed with little gym! He wakes up every day asking “is it a little gym day today” and can't wait to go into his class. I love that we can see him enjoying himself and listening to the teachers. They have a magic way of getting three year olds to have fun and listen without lots of sitting down and waiting. We tried other local places and the classes were so big I could see him getting fidgety having to wait around. There is none of that at little gym he is on the move constantly and does some truly amazing skills. The team are friendly and helpful, I get to relax and watch knowing he is in very capable hands. Of course we had to have his Birthday there too and all the parents couldn't believe how amazing it was! Thank you little gym!!"

The Little Gym Harpenden

"We have been members at The Little Gym since my son was 4 months old. He is now 3 and thriving there, as is his 18 month old sister. I cannot recommend them enough. The staff have amazing knowledge in child development and know exactly how to help my children not only achieve amazing gymnastics skills but meet their milestones, socialise them and they have themes each week so they are learning too!! We are so happy with their classes and now my eldest is 3 he is loving the Camps too! "

Hurst Children's Theatre Group

"Absolutely amazing experience for my son! His confidence has grown so much since he started HCTG. He runs into his drama class every Saturday, so excited to join in with Jonas and the gang! "

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