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FEATURE

Advertising Feature by Stagecoach

Unlock your Child’s Potential with Creative Courage

The Performing Arts are so much more than learning how to sing, dance and act. At Stagecoach Hitchin & Letchworth we help children gain Creative Courage For Life. We help to enhance life skills such as confidence, teamwork, coordination and communication through fun and engaging
Performing Arts classes.

We offer a two-week trial, giving your child the opportunity to try our classes, meet other local children and start making new friends, whilst channelling energy through creativity and expression.

We offer weekly classes in singing, dancing and acting during term time for 4 to 18 year-olds at: The Priory School, Hitchin & Fearnhill School, Letchworth.

Early Stages
Performance meets play in our fun 90-minute sessions for 4 to 6 year-olds. Each weekly class is divided into three fun 30-minute bursts of dancing, singing and acting. This is a fabulous introduction to performing arts for younger children who want to explore their imagination.

Main Stages
Let talent and self-esteem shine in our sessions for 6 to 18 year-olds. Split into smaller age-appropriate groups, our weekly 3-hour classes focus equally on singing, dancing and acting, with an inspirational specialist teacher for each discipline. Students get the chance to improve their performance skills and will get opportunities to show off their new skills to family and friends in our Performance term.

“My son has attended Stagecoach since the age of 4 , he's now 12 and it's the best decision we've ever made!”
- Karen, Stagecoach Letchworth parent

You can sign up for the full term or enrol on a two-week trial, giving your child the perfect opportunity to experience our Performing Arts classes, meet the other students and have fun.

Enrolment is now open for the Autumn term. We also run fantastic workshops during the holidays.

For more information:
Call or Text - 07877774053
Email - [email protected]
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LetchworthStagecoach/
Website - www.stagecoach.co.uk/hitchin

Enable your child to be creative and have the courage to be themselves, in whatever they do.

FEATURE

Advertising Feature by Graveley Fruit Farm

Family fun this summer at Graveley Fruit Farm

Graveley Fruit Farm is part of a larger arable farm just outside Stevenage, that has been in the same family for four generations, and offers fruit picking throughout the summer. Grown in poly-tunnels, the fruit is on a ‘Table Top’ system, so everything is waist height, making it easy to pick, especially for little ones who’ll have a great time filling their punnets.

We’re so much more than a fruit-picking farm though- with entertainment for the whole family, animals and a café serving delicious food and drinks.

As well as fruit picking, you can also enjoy:

  • NEW – Electric Go-Karts*
  • Giant sandpit with shade canopy
  • Crazy Golf*
  • Tractor rides* (weekends only)
  • Aerial runway
  • Digger Land*
  • Climb-aboard play tractor
  • Climbing frame and swings

Fruit picking runs until mid August, but the play area and café are open until the end of August. 

Now the fruit-picking season is coming to a close- you no longer need to book a slot, so feel free to just turn up

Most tables have parasols, plus the sandpit is shaded, so there’s plenty of shade on hot days.

Find out more information on our website or follow us on Facebook for all the latest news about booking slots.

*These are paid-for activities.

Summer

The summer holidays are well and truly upon us, and whilst you may be thinking you need to travel around to entertain the kids this summer, I can categorically tell you that is WRONG because there is so much going on right here in Hitchin!

Check out the What's On guide for the full run-down, but there's also my Hitchin edit of events and things to do this summer right here.

Community

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Herts County Council is excited to announce that the ‘Gadgeteers’ Summer Reading Challenge 2022 is launching in all 46 of our libraries on Saturday 9 July. Our doors are wide open, and we are encouraging children to take part in this free Challenge.

This year the Reading Agency has teamed up with the Science Museum Group to inspire our young readers to be creative and develop their interest in everyday science. This is a fun and innovative Challenge, and it is a great opportunity for children to keep reading over the long summer and develop their joy of reading, either independently or with their families and friends.

Read the full article here.

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 latest article.

My eldest started school last September, so I’ve collated all my advice, along with that of the other mums at our school (all hail the School Mums WhatsApp group!)

Read the full article here.

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

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK


26th March 2022-03-26 2022-09-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 4th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeKnebworth House, Knebworth


24th May 2022-05-24 2022-08-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Roman Theatre St Albans, St Albans


28th May 2022-05-28 2022-09-10 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 10th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Museum at One Garden City, Letchworth


25th June 2022-06-25 2022-08-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeCammas Hall, Hatfield Broad Oak


9th July 2022-07-09 2022-10-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNorth Herts Museum, Hitchin


16th July 2022-07-16 2022-08-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBancroft Park, Hitchin


19th July 2022-07-19 2022-08-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNatural History Museum at Tring, Tring


20th July 2022-07-20 2022-09-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeFarrowby Farm, Hinxworth


20th July 2022-07-20 2022-08-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeGravely Fruit Farm, Hitchin


21st July 2022-07-21 2022-09-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 4th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeIWM Duxford, Duxford


21st July 2022-07-21 2022-09-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 4th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeCedars Nature Centre, Theobalds lane


22nd July 2022-07-22 2022-08-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLee Valley Animal Adventure Park, Waltham Abbey


23rd July 2022-07-23 2022-08-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 29th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMead Open Farm, Billington


23rd July 2022-07-23 2022-08-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModede Havilland Aircraft Museum, London Colney


23rd July 2022-07-23 2022-09-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 4th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAudley End Miniature Railway, Saffron Walden


23rd July 2022-07-23 2022-09-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 4th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWillows Activity Farm, London Colney


23rd July 2022-07-23 2022-09-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 4th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRSPB Rye Meads, Stansted Abbotts


23rd July 2022-07-23 2022-09-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 4th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWhipsnade Zoo, Dunstable


25th July 2022-07-25 2022-09-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 4th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeDunstable Downs, Dunstable


25th July 2022-07-25 2022-08-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 30th August
Virtual Eventhttps://schema.org/OnlineEventAttendanceMode


30th July 2022-07-30 2022-08-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 29th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMidsummer Common, Cambridge


2nd August 2022-08-02 2022-08-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 29th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Place, Hitchin


14th August 2022-08-14 2022-08-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 27th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeKnebworth Park, Stevenage


15th August 2022-08-15 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 19th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeVerulamium Museum, St Albans


15th August 2022-08-15 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 19th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStandalone Farm, Letchworth


16th August 2022-08-16 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 18th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBritish Schools Museum, Hitchin


16th August 2022-08-16 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 18th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHertford Museum, Hertford


16th August 2022-08-16 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 18th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBletchley Park, Bletchley


17th August 2022-08-17 2022-08-17 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWelwyn Roman Baths, Welwyn


17th August 2022-08-17 2022-08-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeJordan's Mill, Broom


17th August 2022-08-17 2022-08-17 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Lavender, Cadwell Farm, Hitchin


17th August 2022-08-17 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 18th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Pear Tree Café, Hitchin


17th August 2022-08-17 2022-08-17 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBiggleswade Con Club, Biggleswade


17th August 2022-08-17 2022-08-17 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Eric Morecambe Centre, Harpenden


17th August 2022-08-17 2022-08-17 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRSPB Rye Meads, Stansted Abbotts


17th August 2022-08-17 2022-08-17 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeInn on the Green, Harpenden


18th August 2022-08-18 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt Albans Museum and Gallery, St Albans


18th August 2022-08-18 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMill Green Museum & Mill, Hatfield


18th August 2022-08-18 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt Albans Cathedral, St Albans


18th August 2022-08-18 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Lavender, Cadwell Farm, Hitchin


18th August 2022-08-18 2022-08-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHowardsgate, Welwyn Gatrden City


18th August 2022-08-18 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeKnebworth house, Stevenage


18th August 2022-08-18 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt Mary's Church Hall, Hitchin


18th August 2022-08-18 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeShuttleworth, Biggleswade


18th August 2022-08-18 2022-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNatural History Museum at Tring, Tring


18th August 2022-08-18 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 19th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Cresset Theatre, Peterborough


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMill Green Museum & Mill, Hatfield


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAround Flamstead, Flamstead


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceMode3 Brook View, Hitchin


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBaldock Community Centre, Baldock


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHertford Castle, Hertford


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Lavender, Cadwell Farm, Hitchin


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNorth Herts Museum, Hitchin


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Walled Garden, at Luton Hoo Estate


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 20th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRSPB Rye Meads, Hoddesdon


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRSPB Rye Meads, Stansted Abbotts


19th August 2022-08-19 2022-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Walled Garden, at Luton Hoo Estate


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeShuttleworth, Biggleswade


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Roecroft Centre, Stotfold


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Alban Arena, St Albans


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 29th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeVan Hage Garden Centre, Great Amwell


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWrest Park, Milton Keynes


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Lavender, Cadwell Farm, Hitchin


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Lavender, Cadwell Farm, Hitchin


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Town Bowls Club, Hitchin


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNext Page Books, Hitchin


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe British Schools Museum, Hitchin


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRSPB Rye Meads, Stansted Abbotts


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Factory Arts Centre, Luton


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeChiltern Open Air Museum, Gorelands Lane


20th August 2022-08-20 2022-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBletchley Park, Bletchley


21st August 2022-08-21 2022-08-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Lavender, Cadwell Farm, Hitchin


21st August 2022-08-21 2022-08-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Lavender, Cadwell Farm, Hitchin


22nd August 2022-08-22 2022-08-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeVerulamium Museum, St Albans


22nd August 2022-08-22 2022-08-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStandalone Farm, Letchworth


22nd August 2022-08-22 2022-08-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt Andrew's Church Hall, Biggleswade


22nd August 2022-08-22 2022-08-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNorth Herts Museum, Hitchin


22nd August 2022-08-22 2022-08-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeShuttleworth, Biggleswade


22nd August 2022-08-22 2022-08-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNorton Common, Letchworth


22nd August 2022-08-22 2022-08-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRSPB Rye Meads, Stansted Abbotts


23rd August 2022-08-23 2022-08-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHenlow Pavilion, Henlow


23rd August 2022-08-23 2022-08-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt Andrew's Church Hall, Biggleswade


23rd August 2022-08-23 2022-08-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNorth Herts Museum, Hitchin


23rd August 2022-08-23 2022-08-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHornbeam Hedgehog Sanctuary, Harpenden


23rd August 2022-08-23 2022-08-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNatural History Museum at Tring, Tring


23rd August 2022-08-23 2022-08-25 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 25th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHertford Museum, Hertford


23rd August 2022-08-23 2022-08-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeChiltern Open Air Museum, Gorelands Lane


23rd August 2022-08-23 2022-08-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBletchley Park, Bletchley

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