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FEATURE

Advertising Feature by Emil Dale Academy

Passionate about performing? Auditions are now open for Emil Dale Part Time!

With classes available for 3 - 21 year olds, our weekly Sunday sessions offer part-time Musical Theatre training with a full-time attitude.

Members train for 3.5 hours with 5 different teachers each week, in 5 different classes.

There are no other performing arts schools that offer the Emil Dale Part Time format!

Visit www.emildale.co.uk/edsa to book your FREE audition!

Need to chat to a member of the team? No problem!

You can call us on 01462 677808 or email [email protected].

We can't wait to see you soon!

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FEATURE

Advertising Feature by Club Excel

Save 25% with our exclusive discount on Club Excel Summer Camp 2024!

Club Excel is the leading provider of children’s multi-activity holiday camps in Hertfordshire. With over 20 years of experience, we offer a diverse range of activities to cater to children aged 3-13 years old. Join us this summer at our launch of our BRAND NEW venue: The Priory School, Hitchin, SG5 2UR.

Activities and Age Groups:

Choose from a range of exciting activities:

  • JUNIOR & SENIOR MULTI ACTIVITY (AGES 5 – 9)
  • PERFORMING ARTS AND CRAFTS (AGES 5 – 7)
  • THEATRE WORKSHOP (AGES 7-12)
  • FOOTBALL (AGES 5-12)
  • XTREME (AGES 8-12)

(Please check the website for specific activities available at each venue)

Dates and Timings:

Our summer camp runs from Monday 29th July to Friday 23rd August:

  • Camp Day - 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Early Club - 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Late Club – 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Secure your child’s spot by visiting www.clubexcel.co.uk for full camp details, pricing, and bookings. You can also contact us on 01923 469475 or e-mail [email protected] for assistance.

Take advantage of our special EXCLUSIVE offer with 25% discount on all bookings made by June 30th using the code MUMSGUIDE25 at checkout. Please note this code and discount only applies to the camp at The Priory School, Hitchin.

Join us for a fun-filled experience with plenty of activities to keep your children entertained and engaged this summer holiday. Don’t miss out - Book now to secure your spot!

Give us a follow us on social media for regular announcements and updates!
Facebook: Club Excel Multi Activity Camps
Instagram: @campexcel

Summer

Hitchin Lavender reopens on Saturday June 15th!

From this Saturday June 15th, Hitchin Lavender is open half price to enter for the first week. The early lavender varieties are flowering, the fields are incredibly lush with the rain they have had. There's a lovely café and play area for the kids, as well as the opportunity to buy plants and gifts.

Find out more

Summer

Kellogg's free day at summer football camps promotion

Have you got a football mad child and would like to book them on a FREE DAY at a football camp this summer?

All you have to do is buy a Kellogg's Football Camps promotional pack of Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes or Coco Pops and sign up to redeem your free day by entering the last four digits of your pack's bar code!

Discover more at KelloggsFC.com

Community

Letchworth Festival 1st - 30th June

A whole month of events and activities - many free , others raising money for local good causes and small organisations. Music, fitness, the arts, heritage, theatre, gardening, films, Green Festival and more...

The fun kicks off on Saturday June 1st - with a weekend focused on fitness, wellbeing and fun. Get out and join in - in the town centre, Howard Park, The North Herts Leisure Centre and Letchworth Lido to name just a few of places where events will be taking place on that 1st weekend in June.

Pick up your festival programme from shops and places around Letchworth, including Letchworth Library and Love Letchworth.

See the online programme here.

FEATURE

Application window now open for 15 hours of free childcare for children 9 months+

If you are in England, you can now apply for your 15 hours of funded term time childcare if you have a child who will be 9 months or over by September 1st 2024.

You can find all the details and how to apply on the government's Childcare Choices website here.

Community

"Hitchin Treasure Trail" Map

Have you seen Hitchin has its on Treasure Trail map?

Kids can follow this beautifully illustrated, fantasy-themed treasure map to explore Hitchin town in a totally new and exciting way.

Discover hidden treasures, learn a little local history a long the way, and gain new adventuring skills.

Fun for all the family, a great way to get out and about to enjoy your town, can be used time and time again.

Purchase your copy from Hitchin Information shop at 1a Churchyard, only £6.99.

Feature

Is your little one starting Reception this September?

If your child is starting Reception this September, and your head is spinning with what you need to know and do, then make sure you read my article for all my hints and tips.

My eldest started school in 2021, and my youngest starts this September, so I’ve collated all my advice, along with that of the other mums at our school (all hail the School Parents WhatsApp group - you'll be needing this!)

Read the full article here.

Please share with any friends who have children starting Reception this September.

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK


1st June 2024-06-01 2024-06-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 30th June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLetchworth, throughout Town


2nd June 2024-06-02 2024-09-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 29th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHome Farm, Elstree


12th June 2024-06-12 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 23rd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Factory Playhouse, Hitchin


18th June 2024-06-18 2024-06-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 20th June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Eric Morecambe Centre, Harpenden


18th June 2024-06-18 2024-06-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Green Man Pub, Great Wymondley, Hitchin


19th June 2024-06-19 2024-06-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeKite at The Red Hart, Hitchin


19th June 2024-06-19 2024-06-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLittle Lattes Coffee and Play, Letchworth


21st June 2024-06-21 2024-06-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHerrings Green Activity Farm, Wilstead


21st June 2024-06-21 2024-06-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeTriangle Community Garden, Hitchin


21st June 2024-06-21 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 23rd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Cricketers, Weston


21st June 2024-06-21 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 23rd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWgc town centre, Howardsgate


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeEvent Island, Stevenage


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 23rd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWoburn Safari Park, Woburn Safari Park, , Woburn Park


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 23rd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeChiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNorth Herts Museum, North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand Street, Hitchin


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 23rd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeGullivers Land, Milton Keynes


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHertfordshire Zoo (formerly Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStopsley Community Primary School and Nursery, Luton


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStopsley Community Primary School and Nursery, Luton


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWelwyn Rugby Football Club, Welwyn Garden City


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 23rd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeKnebworth House & Gardens, Stevenage


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Market Place, Hitchin


22nd June 2024-06-22 2024-06-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWindmill Hill, Hitchin


23rd June 2024-06-23 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeTriangle Community Garden, Hitchin


23rd June 2024-06-23 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModePerfect Playland, Shefford


23rd June 2024-06-23 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNorton Common, Letchworth


23rd June 2024-06-23 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSummerfields Miniature Railway, Bedford


23rd June 2024-06-23 2024-06-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Market Theatre, 6A Sun Street

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