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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! 

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Its the summer holidays and time for us to do what we do best and highlight...

What's on locally over the summer.

 

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.

 

The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters have once again pulled out all the stops with not one but Two trails this summer The Mythical Creatures trail and The Pirates and Princesses Trail.

 


 

Cedars Nature Centre- our local community zoo is hosting another of their seasonal events. This time its 6 Weeks of Cedars 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 .


Hertford Museum also have Activities on for just £2 per child the details can be found here


Hertford Castles Annual Teddy Bears Picnic is always lots of fun and totally FREE

On the 7th August Hertford is playing Host to Hertford Play day which has something on offer for all ages. Hertford Play Day is organised by Hertford Town Council and takes place on Wednesday 7th August from 11am - 4pm in the town centre. There will also be another of Hertford Town Council's popular trails for children launching on Wednesday 24th July that runs throughout the holidays. As part of the national Play Day initiative, the Town Council has organised an abundance of activities, most of which are free of charge or low cost to participate in. 

The 21st August Hertford Castle plays host to Tween Fest Hertford Tween Day will be aimed at children aged between 8 and 12 years of age. Appropriate entertainment will be arranged including technology and science related interactive activities.

Van Hage has its summer Circus back in town and at only £6.50 a ticket it is a real bargain, alongside this the Free Mini Farm is back open after a brief closure.


Over at the Natural History Museum Tring there are various events over the summer holidays details here.

 Over at Ayletts Nursery there is a lovely free butterfly garden to visit.

The Leaf Café also have a range of pre bookable craft activities. 

 

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  Audley End Minature Railway , Knebworth House and Gardens, Mountfitchet Castle or The Royal Gunpowder Mills.

Also Worthy of Note The Amazing H2O Rampage Aqua park has just opened at Westmill and looks Amazing .


 

Princesses

 

As well as the Pirate and Princess Trail above , there are lots of opportunities to meet Princesses this summer!

You can meet Princess Rapunzel , Princess Aurora and Queen Elsa at Van Hage over the summer completely for Free.

For a small Fee you can also do some Unicorn Crafts with the Unicorn Princess at the Leaf café on 7th August.

Or do some Pottery Painting with Alice from Wonderland at Westmill.

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 Summer Holidays you can find the details here.

 

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.

The Pony Ranch are hosting a fabulous pony camp, The Mill House have some wonderful activities on this summer as do the family centres who have a range of stay and plays and other activities on.

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

 

Wishing you a Summer 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.

And don't forget we are running weekly competitions on our webpage with some amazing prizes.

 

Lots of love

 

Kayleigh & The Boys

XxX

Competition

Win an entire Term of Ballet Lessons for your child!!!

Its week 5 of our summer giveaways and this week we are joining forces with our longest standing continuous premium listing Georgina Pay school of dance.

Georgina Pay are a Specialist Ballet School offering classes for children from 2 to Adult with the Royal Academy of Dance. The school is a very welcoming place where ballet can be learned for the pleasure and joy of it, or alternatively, if a child has potential & desire they can be taken down a more vocational route. GPSD has had students go on to train full time at, the Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Central School of Ballet & Elmhurst Ballet School & also has many Associates at the Royal Ballet School, Central School of Ballet & the Classical Ballet Academy at Tring. To find out more about Georgina Pay School of dance including class times use this link.

The amazing prize entitles one child to a term of twice weekly Ballet lessons with Georgina Pay School of Dance.

To Enter please email [email protected] with your name and contact number.

The competition will close on the 22nd August at 11:59pm.

 

Terms and conditions can be found here:

 

Good luck Xxx

 

 

Feature


OUR SUMMER SPECIAL TRIAL CLASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK!

Monday 12th August 10am or 11.30am
Friday 16th August 11.30am
Saturday 17th August 11am

Wednesday 28th August

Would you like to give your child a head start learning to read and write?
Come to learn and play with The Phonics Fox !

We offer imaginative, fun phonics classes for children from 2 years! We help your child to develop the skills needed for reading and writing in a play based, child led, nurturing environment. We learn all the phonic sounds (and actions!) and work on oral blending and segmenting so that children begin to read words and captions. We work on the fine motor skills that children need to be able to hold a pencil and write effectively. We do this through fun activities- such as our disco dough gym. Children have so much fun, they do not realise they are learning!

Small class sizes and one to one tuition available. Taught by an experienced primary school teacher.

Come and enjoy some precious learning time with your child and make some memories together before they enter the world of school!

www.thephonicsfox.com

[email protected]

🌟 Inspiring confidence, imagination and a lifelong love of literacy 🌟

What's On This Week


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


23rd May 2019-05-23 2019-09-01 - 1st September
St Albans Museum + Gallery, St Albans


27th May 2019-05-27 2019-08-18 - 18th August
Cadwell Farm, Hitchin


1st July 2019-07-01 2019-09-08 - 8th September
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


1st July 2019-07-01 2019-09-04 - 4th September
Aylett Nurseries, St Albans


13th July 2019-07-13 2019-09-15 - 15th September
North Orbital Road, St Albans


13th July 2019-07-13 2019-09-15 - 15th September
Burston Garden Centre, St Albans


20th July 2019-07-20 2019-09-03 - 3rd September
The Natural History Museum at Tring, Tring


20th July 2019-07-20 2019-09-01 - 1st September
Willows Activity Farm, St Albans,


22nd July 2019-07-22 2019-09-01 - 1st September
Cedars Nature Centre,Theobalds Lane, , Waltham Cross


23rd July 2019-07-23 2019-09-01 - 1st September
Audley End Miniature Railway, Saffron Walden


25th July 2019-07-25 2019-09-01 - 1st September
Lee Valley Park Farms, Waltham Abbey


26th July 2019-07-26 2019-09-01 - 1st September
RSPB Rye Meads, Stansted Abbotts


30th July 2019-07-30 2019-08-27 - 27th August
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Gorelands Lane


1st August 2019-08-01 2019-09-03 - 3rd September
Hartham Park, HERTFORD


9th August 2019-08-09 2019-08-21 - 21st August
The Spotlight, Hoddesdon


17th August 2019-08-17 2019-08-18 - 18th August
Great Amwell , Nr Ware


17th August 2019-08-17 2019-08-17
The Studio, Ware


17th August 2019-08-17 2019-08-18 - 18th August
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne


17th August 2019-08-17 2019-08-18 - 18th August
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Gorelands Lane


17th August 2019-08-17 2019-09-07 - 7th September
10-12 The Wash, , Hertford


17th August 2019-08-17 2019-08-26 - 26th August
Amwell Hill, Great Amwell, , Ware


17th August 2019-08-17 2019-08-17
Wodson park , Ware


17th August 2019-08-17 2019-08-17
High St, , Hoddesdon


18th August 2019-08-18 2019-08-18
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Aylesbury


18th August 2019-08-18 2019-09-01 - 1st September
Willows Activity Farm, St Albans,


18th August 2019-08-18 2019-08-18
Southern Maltings, Ware


18th August 2019-08-18 2019-08-18
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Aylesbury


18th August 2019-08-18 2019-08-18
Woburn Safari Park, Milton Keynes


19th August 2019-08-19 2019-08-19
8 Old Cross,, Hertford


19th August 2019-08-19 2019-08-25 - 25th August
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, Brentwood


19th August 2019-08-19 2019-08-19
Great Amwell , Nr Ware


20th August 2019-08-20 2019-08-20
The Natural History Museum at Tring, Tring


20th August 2019-08-20 2019-08-20
The Mill House, Unit 3 Dicker Mill, , Hertford,


20th August 2019-08-20 2019-08-22 - 22nd August
Hertford Museum, 18 Bull Plain


20th August 2019-08-20 2019-08-20
Church Street, , Ware


20th August 2019-08-20 2019-08-21 - 21st August
18 Bull Plain, , Hertford,


20th August 2019-08-20 2019-08-20
Great Amwell , Nr Ware


21st August 2019-08-21 2019-08-21
Mill Green Museum, Hatfield


21st August 2019-08-21 2019-08-21
Herring Green Activity Farm & Birds of Prey Centre, Wilstead


21st August 2019-08-21 2019-08-21
Hormead Hall , Buntingford


21st August 2019-08-21 2019-08-21
Hertford Castle, HERTFORD


21st August 2019-08-21 2019-08-21
Hatfield House, Hatfield


21st August 2019-08-21 2019-08-21
Fairley House , Waltham Cross


21st August 2019-08-21 2019-08-21
Silver Birches Family Centre, Ware


21st August 2019-08-21 2019-08-21
Leaside Church, Ware


21st August 2019-08-21 2019-08-21
Leaside Church, Ware


22nd August 2019-08-22 2019-08-22
Waterford Village Hall, 2 High Road, , Waterford,


22nd August 2019-08-22 2019-08-22
The Mill House, Unit 3 Dicker Mill, , Hertford,


22nd August 2019-08-22 2019-08-22
Station Lodge, Hatfield


22nd August 2019-08-22 2019-08-22
High St, , Hoddesdon


22nd August 2019-08-22 2019-08-22
Great Amwell , Nr Ware


22nd August 2019-08-22 2019-08-22
Leaside Church, Ware


22nd August 2019-08-22 2019-08-22
Leaside Church, Ware


22nd August 2019-08-22 2019-08-22
The Spotlight, Hoddesdon


23rd August 2019-08-23 2019-08-23
Westmill Farm, , Ware,


23rd August 2019-08-23 2019-08-25 - 25th August
Herts County Showground, St Albans


23rd August 2019-08-23 2019-08-23
Station Lodge, Hatfield


23rd August 2019-08-23 2019-08-23
Great Amwell , Nr Ware


23rd August 2019-08-23 2019-08-23
Great Amwell , Nr Ware


23rd August 2019-08-23 2019-08-23
Leaside Church, Ware


23rd August 2019-08-23 2019-08-23
Leaside Church, Ware


23rd August 2019-08-23 2019-08-23
Hertford Methodist Church, HERTFORD

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