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WELCOME TO MUM'S GUIDE TO HERTFORD!

From bumps to teens, we have it covered!  This is your one-stop site for information about what's on, things to doactivities & clubs, education, health and so much more for children and families in Hertford! 

Hertford Theatre
Cedars nature centre

What's On This Week


4th November 2020-11-04 2020-12-05 - 5th December
Online, Online


12th November 2020-11-12 2020-12-01 - 1st December
Your home, Hertford


25th November 2020-11-25 2020-12-19 - 19th December
High street, Ware


27th November 2020-11-27 2020-11-29 - 29th November
Hertford Castle, Hertford


27th November 2020-11-27 2020-12-07 - 7th December
Hertford Town Centre, Hertford


27th November 2020-11-27 2020-11-27
Online, WELWYN GARDEN CITY


28th November 2020-11-28 2020-12-06 - 6th December
Hertford Castle, Hertford


28th November 2020-11-28 2020-11-28
Your home, Hertford


28th November 2020-11-28 2020-11-28
Your home, Hertford


1st December 2020-12-01 2020-12-24 - 24th December
Van Hage Garden Centre, Great Amwell


1st December 2020-12-01 2020-12-23 - 23rd December
Your home, Hertford


2nd December 2020-12-02 2020-12-24 - 24th December
Burston Garden Centre, St Albans


2nd December 2020-12-02 2020-12-24 - 24th December
Audley End Miniature Railway, Saffron Walden


2nd December 2020-12-02 2020-12-04 - 4th December
Ray Lowe Photography Studios, Cheshunt


2nd December 2020-12-02 2020-12-24 - 24th December
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne


2nd December 2020-12-02 2020-12-24 - 24th December
Marsh Farm, South Woodham


3rd December 2020-12-03 2020-12-20 - 20th December
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury


3rd December 2020-12-03 2021-01-03 - 3rd January
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey


3rd December 2020-12-03 2021-01-17 - 17th January
Warner Bros Studio Tour, Leavesden


3rd December 2020-12-03 2020-12-03
Hertford Theatre, Hertford


3rd December 2020-12-03 2021-01-10 - 10th January
INTU Lakeside, Lakeside Shopping Centre


3rd December 2020-12-03 2021-04-11 - 11th April
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


3rd December 2020-12-03 2021-01-03 - 3rd January
Woburn Sands Garden Centre, Milton Keynes


3rd December 2020-12-03 2020-12-24 - 24th December
The Centre:MK, Milton Keynes


3rd December 2020-12-03 2020-12-24 - 24th December
Odds Farm Park, High Wycombe


3rd December 2020-12-03 2020-12-24 - 24th December
Tyndalls Garden Centre, Waltham Abbey

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HERTFORD CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME

Christmas certainly isn’t cancelled this year as Hertford Town Council have lots planned for the lead up to the ‘most wonderful time of the year’, including events, activities, initiatives to keep all the family entertained, and there are even prizes to be won!


What’s On


All events are free of charge except for the guided walks.
Tickets for guided walks are £6 each and booking is essential by calling the Town and Tourist Information Centre on 01992 584322.


Win £50 to Spend in Hertford


Running until 19th December
Shoppers spending a minimum of £10 instore or online at participating Hertford retailers will have a chance of winning a £50 gift voucher to spend at any Hertford retailer. 10 lucky winners will be selected to win a £50 gift voucher – customers should check with the retailer that they are participating in the initiative.


Winning Windows Competition


Friday 27th November
Watch as Hertford traders compete for the best Christmas window display. Walk around the town centre to see the beautiful creations which are all ‘Winter Wonderland’ themed.
Throughout December – winners will be announced week ending 7th December.


Virtual Christmas Light Switch On


Saturday 28th November
A chance to watch the Mayor of Hertford turn on the festive lights in Hertford Town Centre on the Hertford Town Council YouTube Channel.
The festive lights will be on throughout December, so we recommend you also take a stroll around the county town to enjoy the new bespoke lights. Please tag Hertford Town Council on social
media if you take a selfie in front of the lights.


The Grinch Castle Christmas Trail


Saturday 28th November – Sunday 6th December
Follow the trail around Hertford Castle grounds and join in with the interactive activities and challenges set as you go from one point to the next solving clues for The Grinch. This is a self-guided trail and no booking is necessary, pick up a leaflet within the castle grounds.


Hertford Castle Guided Walk


Sunday 6th December – 11am
Explore the long and eventful history of Hertford Castle on this guided walk.


Haunted Hertford Guided Walk


Friday 11th December – 7.30pm
An atmospheric guided walk through the ghostly haunted sites of Hertford.

 


The Hertford Castle Christmas Trail


Saturday 12th December – Sunday 3rd January
Local businesses and organisations have joined forces to bring the spirit of Christmas to Hertford Castle. Follow the trail around the grounds and enjoy the wonderful festive displays. This is a selfguided trail, no booking is necessary, pick up a leaflet within the castle grounds.


Presidents, Pilgrims and Puritans Guided Walk


Sunday 13th December – 11am
Enjoy a guided walk around the town centre discovering Hertford’s many American connections.


The Christmas Book Trail


Saturday 19th December – Saturday 9
th January
Follow the trail around Hertford town centre and match the Christmas book with the shop they aredisplayed in for a chance to win a prize. Collect your trail map from the Town and Tourist Information Centre.


Gorgeous Georgians Guided Walk


Sunday 20th December – 11am
Discover the Georgian influence on Hertford’s townscape and meet some colourful characters.


Haunted Hertford Guided Walk


Wednesday 30th December – 7pm
An atmospheric guided walk through the ghostly haunted sites of Hertford.


Historic Hertford Guided Walk


Friday 1st January 2021 – 11am
Start the New Year by looking back at a thousand years of Hertford history.


Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee Chairman, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: “This is clearly not going to be Christmas exactly as we are all accustomed to, but
Hertford Town Council is ensuring that there is still plenty to enjoy over the coming weeks in the town. It is also a key time of year for the town’s shops, and whilst many are unable to open at the
moment they will still be participating in activities such as the Christmas windows competition, and shoppers will be able to take part in the competition to win £50 vouchers to spend in Hertford by
shopping online with participating retailers.”A printed programme of all events and trails will be available from the Town and Tourist
Information Centre when it reopens after Lock Down and will be available from the castle grounds and on www.gohertford.co.uk from Monday 16th November.

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