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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 Library

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Want to save 50% off your meal at 65 Restaurants in Hertford this August ? Here's how....

Get a discount with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme opens on 3 August 2020.
Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August as many times as you like.


You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.

You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.

The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they’ve given you.

 

There are 65 restaurants within 5 miles of the town centre and you can find them here.

They include The Snug, BlackBirds, Mcdonalds, Ilvino, Bebo, Lussmanns, Hertford House, The Old Barge, Old Siam and more.

 

Happy Eating!

 

Kayleigh & The Boys

XxxX

What's On This Week


28th April 2020-04-28 2020-09-04 - 4th September
Your home, Hertford


4th June 2020-06-04 2020-08-27 - 27th August
Your Home, Wherever you are!


5th June 2020-06-05 2020-09-01 - 1st September
Online, Harpenden


4th July 2020-07-04 2020-08-29 - 29th August
Hatfield House, Hatfield


8th July 2020-07-08 2020-08-31 - 31st August
Celtic Harmony Camp, Prehistory Open Air Museum, Brickendon, Hertford


10th July 2020-07-10 2020-08-31 - 31st August
Stevenage Town Centre, Stevenage


10th July 2020-07-10 2020-08-31 - 31st August
Stevenage Town Centre, Stevenage


15th July 2020-07-15 2020-08-29 - 29th August
Celtic Harmony Camp, Prehistory Open Air Museum, Hertford and Ware


17th July 2020-07-17 2020-08-09 - 9th August
Your home, St Albans


17th July 2020-07-17 2020-08-09 - 9th August
Your home, Hemel Hempstead


18th July 2020-07-18 2020-09-06 - 6th September
Skylark Garden Centre, March


20th July 2020-07-20 2020-08-09 - 9th August
Your home, Hertford


30th July 2020-07-30 2020-08-31 - 31st August
Hertford Library, Maidenhead Street


1st August 2020-08-01 2020-08-15 - 15th August
Goldings Estate Rare Breeds Farm Ltd, Hertford


3rd August 2020-08-03 2020-08-09 - 9th August
On YouTube, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, Harpenden


3rd August 2020-08-03 2020-08-03
via Zoom, Harpenden


5th August 2020-08-05 2020-08-05
Your home, Hertford


7th August 2020-08-07 2020-08-07
Hertford Theatre, Hertford


9th August 2020-08-09 2020-08-09
Knebworth House, Knebworth

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What's on for Summer!

Well here we are at the summer holidays! Normally a time where parents would be feeling daunted about the prospect of entertaining the children for 6 whole weeks.... however having been in lock down for 3 months 6 weeks suddenly doesn't seem as daunting now does it (haha!)

The good news is that as always we are in your corner and on your side when it comes to occupying your children this summer.

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We know that the current climate can be an uncertain time for many. With many families longing to return to their favourite attractions and enjoy sunny summer days out as a family , however at the same time being nervous after such a long period of lockdown about doing so. I know from the many queries I get to my inbox that many of you are finding it a big dilemma. You worry whether you will still have fun, or whether you will be spending the whole day worrying and desperately trying to socially distance. You worry places wont be clean, you worry about the toilets etc etc. This is where Mum's Guide to Hertford comes in. We have been visiting many local attractions and aiming to give you all this information so you are empowered to make the right decision for your family.

You can find our Tried and Tested reviews of the new covid measures Willows Activity Farm, Church Farm, Audley End Miniature Railway, Knebworth House and others in our Tried and Tested blog section. 

You will also find a variety of other reviews here made before covid 19 but for example the review of Mountfitchet Castle and Toy Museum despite being made before covid will give you some idea of the lay out and how easy it is to socially distance there.

๐Ÿ˜ Farms, Zoos and Theme Parks Ooh My!

For those of you ready to go out and about you can find information about Farms, Zoos and Wildlife Parks that have reopened here (including covid measures and prebooking information) here.

๐ŸŽ For those of you that fancy a theme park this summer you can find information about reopenings and covid measures here. 

Cinema

There are a variety of options avaliable this summer for those missing their cinema fix

๐ŸฟThe Screen Space at Hatfield House

๐ŸฟLuna drive in cinema at Knebworth House

๐ŸฟSocially distanced cinema at Hertford Theatre

 

Physical events and Activities

We will be updating these as we go and adding more to it as we can. (You have to book for all of these except Pearces Farm shop so see links for how to do so).



Out and About

๐ŸŒณWe have lots of ideas for walks and trails over on our "Out and About" page๐ŸŒณ why not pick up a takeaway picnic from Serendipity before you go (details here).

Castles and Stately Homes and gardens

๐ŸฐKnebworth (as we know) gardens and dinosaur trail has reopened 

๐ŸฐHatfield House Park and Gardens

๐ŸฐMountfitchet Castle

Fun days out and activities



Audley End Miniature Railway

๐Ÿ–Willows Activity Farm

Family days our at the Celtic Harmony Camp


โœˆRAF Museum Henlow

๐Ÿ–Old Mcdonalds Farm 

๐Ÿ–Church Farm, Ardeley has reopened but tickets must be booked in advance


๐Ÿ–Aldenham Country Park Farm- prebook or contactless on the door
๐Ÿฆ‹Cedars Nature Centre- (prebook) 

๐Ÿšฃโ™€Lea Valley Boat Hire-
Gullivers Dinosaur Park - prebook

๐ŸŒณHatfield Forest

Mini (and Foot Golf) and Fruit Picking.

๐ŸŒโ™‚Chadwell springs Family golf centre has reopened.

๐ŸŒโ™‚or perhaps a spot of crazy golf in Broxbourne takes your fancy?
๐ŸŒโ™‚or some Dinosaur adventure golf
๐Ÿ“Or perhaps you fancy a spot of strawberry picking
๐Ÿ“PYO Raspberrys at Pearces Farm Shop

For those of you that are not comfortable venturing out just yet please take a look at our activities to keep the little ones busy blog here. 

Whatever you do we wish you a wonderful summer full of sunny days and happy memories.

 

All our Love

Kayleigh and the Boys

XxxX

 

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Tiny Toes Hertford Day Nursery and Pre-School

Why should I choose Tiny Toes Hertford Day Nursery and Pre-School for my child?

Weโ€™re incredibly proud to offer the Curiosity Approach at our Hertford day nursery โ€“ and currently have spaces available to welcome new children. The Curiosity Approach philosophy is a modern-day approach to early years childhood development. At our nursery we aim to provide beautiful and engaging environments for our children, allowing them to be curious, confident and independent learners and doers. ย ย ย ย 

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"We strongly recommend Tiny Toes. The staff are wonderful and create a very loving and creative environment for the children. Our son has enjoyed his time at the nursery so much and it's been great seeing him so happy and develop so much since he started at 8 months old. It's been a completely positive experience for us."

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"My eldest is coming to the end of 3 years at Tiny Toes and has thrived there. The staff are amazing: Creative, welcoming and passionate about their job. They’ve also been brilliant helping my daughter through milestones like potty training. My youngest has just settled in the baby room and the support for this has brilliant. I can’t recommend them highly enough."

Tiny Toes Hertford Day Nursery and Pre-school
"Highly recommend Tiny Toes Hertford! Both of my children have attended, and loved it there, it has a real family feel and Karina and the team do an amazing job, wonderful nursery- you really can tell that all the staff care for the children, and are extremely flexible if can be. Well done Tiny Toes team :-) "

Tiny Toes Hertford Day Nursery and Pre-school
"I can't recommend tiny toes highly enough. Our daughter started on her 2nd birthday and is now ready to move on to school nursery almost 2 years later. The staff at tiny toes are like part of the family and manage to challenge and entertain the children all whilst caring for them like their own. When we first visited we were a little worried that the space seemed small but they change the environment all the time and take the children out on trips to the park, shops, war memorial, to the ducks etc every week, as well as the regular visits to and from the local nursing home. Our daughter always comes home full of stories of the endless range of activities they have done that day and we love seeing the photos of her hammering nails in to wood, baking vegemite pastries to celebrate Australia day, chopping vegetables to make soup etc. We were especially grateful for the staff's training and experience when our daughter was taken ill one day quid couldn't fault the care provided - Karina even came with me to the hospital to make sure we were ok. We are sad to think our daughter's days at Tiny toes are nearly over but our youngest will soon be following in her footsteps..... "