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I’m Lucie and I run the Mum’s guide to Hitchin website and social pages.

I live in Ickleford, a lovely little village in Hitchin with my husband, our 4 and 1 year old boys, and our Labrador.

I love getting out and about with my family- either to classes and playgroups with my youngest; local attractions and events, or country walks with the dog, so I hope I’ll have a lot to offer in terms of great things to do in and around Hitchin.

I know how important it is, particularly as a new parent to find things to do, not only for your children, but for you to socialise too. I run a number of local parent Facebook groups and when I first had my baby, they really were a lifeline to meet and chat with other parents- perhaps even more so in lockdown!

As well as being mum to two very energetic boys, I’m also a freelance marketing consultant, having worked for big brands throughout my career. I set up my business Little One Marketing 4 years ago, when I decided that I needed to break away from the office-bound 9-5. I’ve worked with lots of local businesses since going freelance and absolutely love showing them how simple and effective marketing can be when done right, so I’m looking forward to applying that to the website and getting to know all the businesses who offer family services within Hitchin and beyond.

My goal is to provide a website and social pages packed with so much local information for families, that you really don’t need to look elsewhere. I know how busy life is as a parent, and I’m hoping to take the hard work out of finding great things for you to do for quality family time together.

If there’s anything else you’d like to see on the website, please do get in touch through my social channels or email [email protected].

And do say hi if you see us out and about!

Lucie x

About Mum’s Guide To Ltd

Mum's Guide To Ltd began in 2012 when four mums from Harpenden set-up a website to give local families in a comprehensive, one-stop shop to find all the information they needed about living in the area with children.  The site quickly grew to become the most popular site for Harpenden parents and carers. In 2017 the mums decided to spread their wings by launching Mum’s guide to UK giving parents across the country the opportunity to set up their own local Mum’s Guide To sites.

Our philosophy is quite simple:

  • Each site focuses on a single town and is run by local parents.
  • It covers children of all ages from bumps to teens.
  • It’s as comprehensive as possible - covering activities and things to do, parties, local facilities, services and child-friendly businesses.
  • We are pro-active about seeking out new businesses and keeping the information up-to-date.
  • A basic listing is always free so even the smallest groups and new businesses can be included.