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10 Things to do this half term for under £5 pp.


Half term is on the horizon and without proper research and planning it can end up with bored children and empty pockets.

Here at Mum's Guide to Hertford we aim to make your job a little easier, so we've done the research for you and have brought to you ten top things that you can do locally this half term for under £5 pp including arts and crafts sessions, zoos, farms, workshops and more.

Now obviously we are aware we have a range of followers with a range of different ages so this is by no means an extensive list. However we have lots more generic ideas of free of cheap things to do here: and here.

1: Drop in Arts and Crafts at Hertford Museum £3.50 per child.

Free places are available for those on low incomes (with evidence)

2: Tiger day at Lowewood Museum (FREE)

Crafts, trail and music workshop all free.

3: Conservation week at Cedars Nature Centre

Feed a meerkat, feed the fish, say hi to the skunks and kookaburras as well as the opportunity to become a real animal tracker and help us identify the animals just from their foot prints and poo! All for just £2.40 pp (also set in a beautiful historic parkland) * set talk times apply.

4: My Pet Pals- FREE Pets at Home Workshops.

Brilliant free workshops daily 1pm (must be prebooked) learn about and meet some animals and includes a certificate and goodie bag at the end (my two have done this twice and loved it).

5: Big Tractors Experience at Foxholes Farm

£5 pp It is a great opportunity for you to come and sit in a variety of tractors and pretend you are driving them. Machinery include a JCB, Forage Harvester and other tractors with their attachments. Plus meet some of the animals.

6: Free Family films at Fletchers Lea

Grab your FREE tickets to a cinema experience at Fletcher's Lea, Ware Priory over half term, screening two popular films for children and families at 2pm and 6:30pm. Round up the kids, bring your drinks and snacks, sit back and enjoy! 📽️🍿

7: RSPB Rye Meads

Free entry small carparking charge applies. This delightful wetland reserve beside the River Lee is a firm favourite with walkers, birdwatchers and photographers thanks to its many trails and hides. Very interactive for small children too (don't forget your wellies!)

8: FREE Dinosaur Book Trail

9: Harlow Pets Corner and Park

Free and always lots of fun!

10: Parndon Wood Nature Reserve

A really cute nature reserve with den building area, lots to explore and a cute little tea room.

Bonus activity for older children and families: Geocaching!

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