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Our Top Picks for May Half Term

It barely seems five minutes since I was sat in my office typing away and preparing our top picks for Easter and here we are now launching our “Top Picks for May Half Term”.

We have been working really hard to try provide a comprehensive guide to local events for all interests and budgets. We know time is often of the essence for busy parents so we have made this article very hyperlink heavy, so you can click on exactly what you are interested in and be taken straight there.


This article is just a small snippet of them however you can find all the events listed here 

Make sure you are following all our social media channels as well for our daily "Whats on" posts.

And of course we still have our things to do section here: which you can narrow your search by using the indoor or outdoor or free option.


The School Holidays are a great opportunity to explore our local parks and open spaces, why not try a new one this holiday theres some great ideas here: 


Free or cheap things to do

School holidays are expensive and so we've done our best to dig out our top picks for local free or low cost events  below.


  • Cedars Nature Centre- our local community zoo is hosting another of their seasonal events. This time its MiniBeast Mayhem for a charge of just £1 per child and £2 per adult you can get involved in activities such as Minibeast shows, watching the Meerkat feed, daily story times, skunk and mystery animal meet and greets and Bug kindness rock decorating (addition charge for crafts).

We are also massive fans in this house of the forestry commission trails (which are FREE) you can check out our reviews of the ZOG Trail and The Stickman Trail by clicking on the hyperlinks not forgetting The Gruffalo Trail.


Special treats

Top of our more costly options but still excellent value for a full day out we have Willows Activity Farm, Paradise Wildlife Park, Lea valley Park Farms and Alderham country Park, all of whom have some good family fun Easter activities on (and lots of chocolate too!)


Specific one (or 2 ) day events:

Our pick of special Easter Party or events on for a limited time.

Hertford Castle Fun Day

The Mill House Half Term Art Party

Make Dream Catchers with the Unicorn Princess Another great offering from the Art Shed and parties with a princess, this time your child can make a wonderful dream catcher with the unicorn princess

Train and Track Play- 25th May- lots of trains to play with.

Roarsome Fun at the Water Gardens on the 25th- Meet a life size trex and have your photo with some giant eggs (FREE)

Tot Fest- 26th May

Family Fun Day with BBQ and Pony Rides- back by popular demand enjoy the sunshine in the pub garden with BBQ and pony rides.

Benington Lordship- is opening its gardens once again for the holiday.

Duxford Air Festival From fast flying and dazzling air displays in the skies above To thrilling technology, inspiring invention and ground-breaking innovation across the museum and showground 

Camel Racing

Peppa Pig Festival Get ready for Peppa's biggest celebration yet to celebrate 15 years of Peppa Pig!

Zumbini in the Park- Back by popular demand!

Story time with Belle- A Free event at the Leaf cafe



 Hertford Theatre

As always our local theatre, who is at the very heart of the community, has put on a range of activities for the May Holidays with  offerings in the form of

Wonder Park Pg https://www.mumsguideto.co.uk/hertford/event.php?event=Wonder-Park-PG&eventid=700

Dumbo PG https://www.mumsguideto.co.uk/hertford/event.php?event=Dumbo--PG&eventid=702

Captain Marvel 12A https://www.mumsguideto.co.uk/hertford/event.php?event=Captain-Marvel-12A&eventid=706

and the Peppa Pig Festival of fun https://www.mumsguideto.co.uk/hertford/event.php?event=Peppe-Pig-Festivel-of-Fun&eventid=708


 Holiday Activity Classes and Camps and Clubs

We know that arranging reliable holiday childcare your little ones can often be daunting. We aim to help make this choice a little easier by listing up to date information from highly regarded Holidays camps and classes in the area you can find them here

We hope you’ve found our little snippet of some of the highlights of May Half term useful. But please don’t forget you can find a full range of events here:


Wishing you a  week full of wonderful adventures with your family. We love to see what you are getting up too so do feel free to tag us on social media using the #mumsguidetohertford.


Lots of love


Kayleigh & The Boys


What's On This Week

23rd March 2019-03-23 2019-06-22 - 22nd June
Hertford Museum , 18 Bull Plain Hertford

5th April 2019-04-05 2019-10-11 - 11th October
The Natural History Museum at Tring, Tring

6th April 2019-04-06 2019-06-02 - 2nd June
Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

24th April 2019-04-24 2019-07-17 - 17th July
3rd Hertford scout Hut, Hertford

1st May 2019-05-01 2019-05-31 - 31st May
Dunstable Downs, Dunstable

21st May 2019-05-21 2019-05-21
Hertford Theatre, HERTFORD

21st May 2019-05-21 2019-05-21
Hertford Museum , 18 Bull Plain

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-05-26 - 26th May
Herfordshire County Showground, Redbourn

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-05-26 - 26th May
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-06-01 - 1st June
The Tower of London, Tower Hill

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-05-26 - 26th May
Great Amwell , Nr Ware

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-06-02 - 2nd June
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-05-26 - 26th May
IWM Duxford, , Duxford

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-05-25
Unit 6 Roaring Meg Retail Park, , Stevenage

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-06-02 - 2nd June
Audley End Miniature Railway,, Saffrom Walden

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-05-25
Wodson Park Sports and Leisure Centre, Ware

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-06-02 - 2nd June
Willows Activity Farm, London Colney

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-05-25
Hertford Theatre, Hertford

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-05-25
Hertford Theatre, Hertford

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-05-25
Hertford Theatre, Hertford

25th May 2019-05-25 2019-05-25
The Water Gardens, Harlow

26th May 2019-05-26 2019-05-26
Hitchin Priory, Hitchin

26th May 2019-05-26 2019-05-27 - 27th May
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles

26th May 2019-05-26 2019-05-26
Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

26th May 2019-05-26 2019-05-27 - 27th May
The White Horse, Wareside

26th May 2019-05-26 2019-05-27 - 27th May
Benington Lordship, , Nr Stevenage,

26th May 2019-05-26 2019-05-26
Hertford Theatre, Hertford

27th May 2019-05-27 2019-05-27
Hertford House Hotel, 1 Fore Street

27th May 2019-05-27 2019-05-27
Knebworth House, Knebworth

27th May 2019-05-27 2019-05-31 - 31st May
Ashridge Estate, Ringshall, Nr Berkhamsted

27th May 2019-05-27 2019-05-31 - 31st May
Standalone Farm, Letchworth Garden City

27th May 2019-05-27 2019-05-31 - 31st May
Mead Open Farm, Billington

27th May 2019-05-27 2019-05-27
Northaw Point to Point Course, , Northaw

27th May 2019-05-27 2019-06-02 - 2nd June
Cedars Nature Centre,Theobalds Lane, , Waltham Cross

More events

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