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Mum's Guide To Hertford Blog


What have we been up to recently? Have we a new family recipe we've loved we want to share? Do we want to highlight a particular area of Hertford? From National Make a friend day to pizza dough recipes you can find it here. We are specialist days out bloggers and when it comes to days out with the kids locally we aim to give you the lowdown. So do head over to our tried and tested pages too. 

From Hertford's Number 1 mummy blogger (in google search results- last updated 24/9/21) and Tots100 chart featured parenting blogger and one of the leading mummy bloggers in Hertfordshire (Rank 3 in Google searches 24/9/21) and rank 4 in google searches for "Hertfordshire bloggers" (11/21). #kayleigh&theboys



Whats on May Half Term


Things to do in and around Hertfordshire for May Half Term

Well here we are... we blinked and somehow the easter holidays are over and suddenly we are approaching May half term.....

Now don't forget the events featured in this article are only the tiny tip of the iceburg. Our webpage has hundreds or local events and things to do on it.

You can view our full whats on guide here. 

And our Things to do page here. 

As always we have rounded up our top picks of things to do in and around Hertford and you'll find them below.

Budget Friendly Options

Times are tough for many of us and the prospect of entertaining the kids for a full week on limited funds can be daunting. 

Thankfully there are some great budget friendly events on this May Half term in Hertfordshire.

We have a more indept article for budget friendly days out here.

First up we have the amazing Jubilee events happening in Hertford Town Centre.

Plus two free events at Hertford Castle.

There are also Free Events at Ware Priory.

  • With a Free Family Fun Day 
  • And A jubilee Musical Celebration
  • Hertford Museum are also running some budget friendly activities this half term with drop in crafts between 31st May -1st June details here. 
  • On the subject of musuems don't forget that Lowewood Museum have their free Jubilations and Coronations exhibition on which is free and fabulous. Only Friday and Saturday
  • Cedars Nature Centre are also back with their budget friendly days out, this time its Minibeast Mayhem and its just £2 pp. In addition to all the usual meet and greets and animal talks they provide on a daily basis each child will be given a 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥 sheet upon arrival and will embark on a self lead minibeast fact finding mission.  Over Jubilee weekend there is also Jubilee Mayhem, where the team will be uncovering the historical royal links of Cedars Park with you.

Rye Meads- 

The Wonderden at The Mill House Hertford

  • Is it even the school holidays if The Wonderden dont have a ram packed full list of events on? More details here. 

Full days out and Splurge events. 

So we've covered the budget friendly events and attractions above but if you are looking for a special day out this half term then we can help with that too.

  • Willows Activity Farm are hosting Dino-ventures which is returning for the second year, it was fabulous last year and we all really loved it. Not cheap but it is all inclusive and you can spend an entire full day out there. 

  • Of course if you are in search of Dinosaurs we can also recommend a visit to Paradise Wildlife Park whose new dinosaurs are epic. 

  • Audley End Miniature Railway are hosting Wildlife Week this half term. 

Revolving around the Nature Corner, the big world of little creatures. Wildlife Week will teach your children all about the different habitats, insects and creatures you may find in the wild, or even at the Railway! Featuring Bug Hotels, Wormeries, Bird Boxes, Nature Pond and much more, your children will learn an abundance of knowledge as they venture through the event that they can keep with them forever. Using their Wildlife Week Worksheet they can tick off when they have learnt all the different topics throughout the day.

There are also have fun, interactive shows throughout the day. Your experience also includes an enchanting 1.5 mile train ride deep into the Audley End woods, our captivating Fairy and Elf Walk and the Adventure Play Area.

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway is the world's oldest original model village, opening for the first time in 1929. With over 90 years of history, huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well kept gardens and finely detailed model buildings Bekonscot is a great day out for everyone. 

  • Another attraction we love is Mountfitchet Castle- You can read our tried and tested on that one here. 

We also love The Royal GunPowder Mills which are only open Sundays and select bank holidays, you can read our tried and tested on that one here

Other ideas and suggestions...

Why not hire a boat for an hour from the Lee Valley Boat Centre?

Or nip in (Monday- friday) for a bite to eat at the Jailbreak Cafe, based inside an old police station, you dine inside the cells!

Or seeing as May is National Walking Month why not enjoy a lovely local walk.

Rainy Day Plans?

Don't worry we can help with that too, see our list of ideas in our wet weather plans article here. 

We hope you have found our What's on for May Half Term blog useful, do tag us in your adventures as we'd love to see what you got up too.

Have a great Half Term

Lots of Love

Kayleigh & The Boys


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