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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



What's on for Summer 2022


What's on for Summer 2022!

Ready for some summer activities and events in Hertfordshire (and beyond)?

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.

Specific dated events

This are able to be found on our whats on pages.

Budget friendly options

Times are tough for many this year and so we've made finding free and budget friendly options a top priority.

We've been working in partnership with Herts County Council and recently were tasked with creating an entirely free day out so keep your eyes peeled for that blog launching soon. 

We do have an entire section dedicated to free or budget friendly ideas here too. 

There are several totally free events and activities in Hertford Town this summer which you may like to add to your diaries.

  • The Summer holidays kick off with the fantastic free annual event Teddy Bears Picnic at Hertford Castle on 24th July. Details here. 

  • And Hertford play day also returns to the town centre on the 3rd August with child friendly activities games and more which are all FREE.
  • Theres also Rock at the castle on the 7th August with music, face painting and fun activities the order of the day.
  • The Yarn Bombers are also back with a new trail which is always a great filler activity running from the 13th -27th August. 
  • The open air cinema is also back at the castle this summer with tickets from just £3.
  • Of course theres also this years summer reading challenge to sign up for as a fantastic free activity all the family can get involved in.

  • The local museums such as Hertford Museum, Ware Museum and Lowewood Museum are also fantastic resources for a fun activity over the summer with free entry, free trails and more to discover. Hertford museum also has drop in crafts every tuesday-thursday throughout the summer for a small additional fee see here for more details. 
  • Cedars Nature Centre once again is running their 6 weeks of Cedars where entry to their small zoo and all their summer activities are just £2 per person with a whole schedule of summer events planned such as pokemon day and a visit from paw patrol, a baby dinosaur and more!
  • Harlow Pets Corner is FREE as always and with a fantastic play park just next door you can easily spend most of the day there for a budget friendly trip. 
  • Stanborough Lakes also has their free splash park for a warm day BUT this must be prebooked and be mindful of parking charges. 
  • We also love RSPB Rye Meads, who are running pond dipping , a summer senses trail and minibeast mondays for a small fee over the summer. 

The Wonderden

So special that they need their own category but the wonderden have some incredible workshops on this summer available to be prebooked now.

Tried and tested blogs

We make it our business to visit as many local attractions as possible so we can feed back to you regarding all the information you may need before choosing a day out. 

You can find our Tried and Tested reviews many local attractions including Lee Valley Farm Kidsfest Church Farm, Audley End Miniature Railway, Knebworth House ,

Royal Gunpowder Mills 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.

Fun days out and activities

Mid range prices attractions - this is a new category for this year and weve listing attractions which fall between a budget day out and a big ticket attraction. 

Looking for a big ticket day out this summer? The special days out the ones you might do just the once during summer?

Here are some of our favourites. 

Activity ideas

  • We love Lee Valley Boat Centre and will be visiting again this summer for sure!
  • The Van Hage Summer Circus is also back and pre covid we loved this activity we can't wait to go back again. 
  • Theres also a range of ideas for bowling, mini golf, foot golf and local activity centres on our things to do page. 

Out and About

🌳We have lots of ideas for walks and trails over on our "Out and About" page🌳 plus why not give Geocaching a go this summer (its free and a real life treasure hunt).


All our Love

Kayleigh and the Boys



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