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Todd in the Hole Festival
The Culture Trust


Half Term Fun at The Wagon of Dreams Theatre Show

Join us at Standalone Farm this May half-term as the hilarious and wonderful Jellyfish Theatre present, The Wagon of Dreams- a joyful, interactive theatre show set in a real transforming caravan!

Three best friends are happily exploring the world together when they discover a golden shark’s tooth necklace and embark on an exciting ocean adventure. The Wagon of Dreams is a playful, inventive family show set in a real retro caravan and packed with puppetry, music and laughter. All performances are relaxed and have integrated Sign Supported English.

Jellyfish Theatre is a critically acclaimed touring theatre company for little audiences founded by Artistic Director, Sarah Simpson in 2005. Their work is collaborative, joyful and highly accessible. The Wagon of Dreams was created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic as a way to bring live performance safely back to families. 

  • Shows are suitable for ages 3-8 years (but adults will also enjoy the show!)
  • The show will run for 55 minutes.
  • Tickets include day entry to Standalone Farm (10am-5pm)
  • The show will be held outside in our events space, so please dress for all weathers and bring a blanket to sit on. In adverse weather conditions the show will be moved inside.
  • All tickets are non-refundable and will take place in all weathers.

Find out more and book tickets at www.standalonefarm.com


Advertising Feature by Todd in the Hole Festival

Todd in the Hole: a family-friendly festival near Hitchin

After the disappointment of having to postpone for the last two years, Todd in the Hole Festival is looking forward to finally opening its gates again this July.

If you're not familiar with the festival, then check out my review from when I went to the last weekend in 2019 here.

The Todd Team have been working hard to bring a stellar line up to this year's festival including The Killerz, Amy Winehouse – A Tribute, Wham George Michael Tribute, UK Fleetwood Mac, Rick Parfitt Jnr &RPJ Band, Wrong Jovi, Mused, Dave Pearce, Pat Sharp, plus loads more. 

Ending the weekend in style on the Main Stage will be the legendary Martin Kemp and his Back to the 80’s DJ Set.

Keeping the kids entertained from 11.00 – 18.00 on Saturday and Sunday will be a host of activities in a brand-new Kids Arena hosted by Gordan Craig Panto favourite Aidan O’Neill. Acts include Imajica Theatre, Tiny T’s Storytelling and puppets, Showtime Circus, DW Soccer, Sandy Art, a vintage fairground, a giant sandpit, performances from Stagecoach plus loads more.

‘After missing out on staging the festival at the last-minute last year we want to make sure that 2022 is our best year yet with something for everyone. We can’t wait to enjoy fantastic music over a weekend to remember with our Todd festivalgoers and their families.’ David Nye, Festival Co-Founder. 

A dedicated family camping space with hot showers, posh loos and great coffee make this the perfect first festival experience for little ones.

To buy day or weekend tickets please visit www.toddinthehole.co.uk and don't forget to use code TODD20 for 20% off Adult Sunday Day Tickets.


New temporary location for Children's Emergency Department at Lister Hospital

The Children’s Emergency Department and CAU (children’s assessment unit) at Lister Hospital has moved and is now separate to the Adult Emergency Department, whereas previously they were accessed through the same entrance. This is no longer the case. 

Whilst this new location is temporary, it's worth familiarising yourself with where it is, should you need to attend.

Please read the article here for full details.


19th March 2022-03-19 2022-06-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeNorth Herts Museum, Hitchin

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

15th May 2022-05-15 2022-05-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAround Harpenden, St Albans & Villages, Harpenden

21st May 2022-05-21 2022-05-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Factory Arts Centre, Luton

21st May 2022-05-21 2022-05-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWatford Palace Theatre, Watford

21st May 2022-05-21 2022-06-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 24th June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt Albans Cathedral, St Albans

21st May 2022-05-21 2022-05-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 22nd May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRiverside Miniature Railway, St Neots

21st May 2022-05-21 2022-05-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRock Gym, Hitchin

21st May 2022-05-21 2022-05-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeOffley Hoo Farm, Great Offley, Hitchin

21st May 2022-05-21 2022-05-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStevenage Indoor Market, Stevenage

22nd May 2022-05-22 2022-05-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWalsworth Common, Hitchin

22nd May 2022-05-22 2022-05-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMeet at Ransoms Pavilion, Hitchin

23rd May 2022-05-23 2022-05-25 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 25th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRecreation Ground, Sandy

24th May 2022-05-24 2022-05-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeJackman's Community Centre, Letchworth Garden City

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

25th May 2022-05-25 2022-05-25 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHerring Green Farm, Wilstead

27th May 2022-05-27 2022-05-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeTHE OLD GEORGE PUB ICKLEFORD, THE OLD GEORGE, 41 Arlesey Road, Ickleford,Hitchin

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