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Mum's guide to Hertford Awards 2022 

We are excited to bring you these brand new Awards aimed at recognising the local people, businesses and organisations that help make Hertford and the surrounding area such a great place for families.

From Monday 10th January 2022 you will be able to nominate a business in one of our 10 categories. You can nominate as many or as few businesses as you like in as many or as few categories as you like, but businesses must be based or operate in Hertford and the surrounding villages and business owners or employees cannot nominate their own business.

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This years categories are:

Best Activity Class or Group for Under 5s

Award for the best activity class or group for children under 5, including parent and toddler groups.

Best Activity Class or Group for School-age Children

Award for the best activity class, group or club for children of school age, either primary or secondary school.

Best Holiday Club or Class

Award for the best club, class or camp that runs during the school holidays for children in any age group.

Best Pre/Post-natal Support Service

Award for the business, individual or organisation that provides the best service for pre or post-natal mothers, and can include anything to do with pregnancy and post-pregnancy, including groups and classes.

Best Lifestyle Service for Parents

Award for the business, individual or organisation that provides the best service of any type (not necessarily child-related) to local parents.  The business or service does not have to be exclusively aimed at parents but can simply be one that provides a service that caters for a busy parent's lifestyle.

Best Party and Celebrations Provider

Award for the business or individual that provides the best venue, entertainment or party-related product (e.g. cakes, catering, decorations, tableware).

Most Family-friendly Café/Restaurant

Award for the café or restaurant which caters best for families.

Best Local Shop

Award for the local shop, whether child-related or not, that gives customers extra-special service either by way of the staff, products, facilities and extra services or a combination of all of these.

Best Family Day Out Award

for the place which offers value for money, all round family entertainment, fun whatever the weather or something else to make the day extra special within a distance of 20 miles from the centre of Hertford that caters for families and children.

Local Volunteer of the Year 

Award for a volunteer who goes the extra mile to make Hertford and the surrounding villages an amazing place for children and families. (Either the role or the organisation they volunteer for must relate to or benefit children and/or families in Hertford and the surrounding villages*.)

Those with the most nominations in each category will make the shortlist for the final voting round.  Nominations close at midnight on 31st January 2022.

The final voting round will open on Friday 7th February 2022

Full terms and conditions for the 2022 Awards nominations and voting are available here.

*Please see our terms and conditions for the definition of "surrounding villages".

Click here to nominate.


Mum's Guide to Hertford followers receive 20% discount off Food & Drink!

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To Claim – Call 01992 509550 to pre book your table and mention “Hello Neighbour“ when booking.

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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.

6 Week Social

"I did this course with both my babies. You cannot put a price tag on mum friends! Met two groups of lovely women who I still see every week I'm so grateful for the friendships, the chit chat and lunches. Will do it again for the 3rd Highly recommend! Also some lovely snaps took by Sarah who is great with baby photography And Tracey is fantastic Book and enjoy x "

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Why not browse through some of the listings we have recently added to the site...

Children's activities, clubs & classes

Empire Sports and Performance Studio
Mini Athletics Hertford
Jigsaw Performing Arts Ware

Education & childcare

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme
Daisy First Aid
Mum's The Word Nanny Agency Hertfordshire

For grown-ups (other businesses)

French & Day Delicatessen
Su Chanprasong Yoga
Rainbow Breakfast Bar

Health & Wellbeing

Daisy First Aid

Things to do

TextTrails UK
Super Worm Trail

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