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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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What's On This Week


19th October 2019-10-19 2020-03-15 - 15th March
St Albans Museum & Gallery, St Albans


20th January 2020-01-20 2020-03-22 - 22nd March
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


5th February 2020-02-05 2020-03-01 - 1st March
Benington Lordship Garden, Stevenage


13th February 2020-02-13 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Mr Mulligans Stevenage, Stevenage Leisure Park


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Van Hage Garden Centre, Great Amwell


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Legoland Resort Windsor, Windsor


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Willows Activity Farm, London Colney


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-22 - 22nd February
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Mead Open Farm, Billington


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Herring Green Activity Farm & Birds of Prey Centre, Wilstead


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-21 - 21st February
Roller City, Welwyn Garden City


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-04-19 - 19th April
Aldenham Country Park, Elstree


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Church Farm, Ardeley


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-02-22 - 22nd February
Lee Valley Park Farms, Waltham Abbey


15th February 2020-02-15 2020-03-31 - 31st March
Church Farm, Church End


17th February 2020-02-17 2020-02-21 - 21st February
Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


17th February 2020-02-17 2020-02-21 - 21st February
Ashridge Estate, Ringshall, Nr Berkhamsted


17th February 2020-02-17 2020-02-21 - 21st February
Burston Garden Centre, St Albans


17th February 2020-02-17 2020-02-21 - 21st February
Natural History Museum at Tring, Tring


17th February 2020-02-17 2020-02-21 - 21st February
Aylett Nurseries, St Albans


17th February 2020-02-17 2020-02-21 - 21st February
Bletchley Park, Bletchley


17th February 2020-02-17 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Cedars Nature Centre, Waltham Cross


19th February 2020-02-19 2020-02-22 - 22nd February
Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade


19th February 2020-02-19 2020-02-22 - 22nd February
Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade


21st February 2020-02-21 2020-02-21
Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade


21st February 2020-02-21 2020-02-21
Verulamium Museum, St Albans


21st February 2020-02-21 2020-02-21
Hartham playground, Hertford


21st February 2020-02-21 2020-02-21
Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade


21st February 2020-02-21 2020-02-21
Hertford Methodist Church, Hertford


21st February 2020-02-21 2020-02-21
Bletchley Park, Bletchley


21st February 2020-02-21 2020-02-21
Hertford Theatre, Hertford


21st February 2020-02-21 2020-02-21
Redbourn emporium, Redbourn


22nd February 2020-02-22 2020-02-22
Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade


22nd February 2020-02-22 2020-02-22
The Spotlight, Hoddesdon


22nd February 2020-02-22 2020-02-22
Weald Country Park, Brentwood


22nd February 2020-02-22 2020-02-22
Bletchley Park, Bletchley


22nd February 2020-02-22 2020-02-22
Hertford Theatre, Hertford


22nd February 2020-02-22 2020-02-23 - 23rd February
Redwings Ada Cole, Broadley Common


23rd February 2020-02-23 2020-02-23
Hertford Theatre, Hertford


25th February 2020-02-25 2020-02-25
The Mixer, Ware


25th February 2020-02-25 2020-02-25
The Mill House Hertford, Hertford


25th February 2020-02-25 2020-02-25
Hertford Museum, Hertford and Ware


27th February 2020-02-27 2020-02-27
The Mill House Hertford Unit 3, Marshgate Drive

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Monthly Picks

What's on for Half term in and around Hertford.

 

Well well well here we are , Christmas is long behind us and we have reached February half term.

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February half term is such a tricky one isn't it  !? The weather can still be unpredictable and its cold and often funds are still running low from the festive period.

But never fear Mum's Guide to Hertford is here to give you our Top Picks for Half Term.

As always our main focus is the town of Hertford but we do include other activities in Hertfordshire and beyond if we think they will be of interest on our events page.

Cheap (under £5) or Free events 

We know that half term can weigh heavily on the purse strings and so we have subcategorised events and listed some of our favourite cheap or free events in Hertfordshire and surrounding areas below.

Half Term at Cedars Nature Centre

For just £1 a child and £2 an adult you can gain entry into one of the Uk's smallest zoos. Entry includes participation in all the daily talks and activities including Stroking a skunk, feeding the fish and even feeding the Meerkats!! Special half term fat ball making workshop for an additional cost also running.

Space Craft at Lowewood Museum - Just £2 and Drop in

Roman Crafts at Hertford Museum

Always lots of fun and just £2.50 per child

British Wildlife Photography Exhibition FREE

Hosted at a much loved relatively local Free attraction.

Stickman Meet and Greet FREE

We adore the stickman Trail , you can read our tried and tested here:  On Selected dates and times you can meet Stickman himself.

Anne Frank + You exhibition FREE

A historical event for you and your age year 6 and over child.

Science in St Albans Exhibition FREE

Burston Garden centre arts and crafts

Booking Recommended. 

Cabinets of Curiosity at Tring NHM

We love Tring you can read our tried and tested here .Additional activities for half term for age 5+ just £2

The Big Bug Hunt at Aylett Nursery FREE

An educational creepy-crawly search jam packed with bugs and beasties!

Community Planting Day

 

Shows , Circus and Cinema:

 

Once again we are blessed with amazing shows at our local theatres, the circus returns to Van Hage and theres also cinema listings galore.

Spring Circus at Van Hage 

 

Billionaire Boy at Hertford theatre

Kaleidoscope at Hertford Theatre 

Frozen 2 Sing- a long at The Spotlight

A whole variety of films at Hertford Theatre just £5 per ticket.

Lily and Bear at Hertford Theatre

Little Grimm tales at Hertford Theatre

 

Specific Dated Events

Craft Saturday at Hobbycraft Stevenage

Family Yoga Session

I Heart Half Term with Cherry Pie Makes

We love craft Term at Art Shed Arts

Snowdrops at Benington Lordship 

Half Term workshops at Foxholes Farm

Ceramic Plant painting workshop at The Leaf Cafe

Own a Pony Afternoon

 

Whole Days Out

If you are looking for a special one off full day out, heres some of our favourites.

10 % off at Paradise Wildlife Park

Lambing at Mead Open Farm

Animal madness at Herring Green Farm

Vets in action at Whipsnade Zoo

I-Spy at Royal Gunpowder Mills

February Frolics at Willows Activity Farm

Legoland Brick Week

 

Holiday Childcard- 

Need a Holiday Club, class or activity? We can help with that be clicking here 

Other things to do

We have over 100 local things to do listed in our "Things to do" section. These can be subcategorised into types of activity indoor, outdoor or even free activities and you can even set the distance from Hertford Required.

Don't forget these are just a snippet of What's on This Half Term- to view all of the events head over to our What's On Page .

If you'd like to view our range of Tried and tested activities and days out from our family blog you can do so here:

 

What ever you choose to do this half term in Hertfordshire we hope you make wonderful memories with your families. Don't forget to use the #mumsguidetohertford to tag us in your adventures, if you see us out and about during half term please do come and say hi!

 

Thanks for reading

Kayleigh & The Boys

XxxX

 

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