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FEATURE

Advertising Feature by Hertfordshire Steam and Country Show

Hertfordshire Steam & Country Show - Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd

Hertfordshire Steam & Country Show is an exciting day out full of steam, history, & entertainment. Whether you're a steam enthusiast looking at our impressive display of full size engines, or a little one wanting to ride on a miniature railway or carousel, we have it all.

Join us for full size and miniature steam engines, working displays, tractors, vintage vehicles, classic cars, craft tent, fairground, beer tent and much much more!

Adults £12, Children £6, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £30

This is a separately organised event being held in the fields surrounding Standalone Farm, this event does not include access to Standalone Farm.

Find out more details and book tickets here.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hertssteam

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FEATURE

Advertising Feature by Park Theatre

Mr Sleepybum at Park Theatre

Do you have silly and strange dreams at night? Well, Mr. Sleepybum does, and he’s going to re-enact them all for you in this high-energy, interactive, kids’ comedy show for the whole family.

Mr Sleepybum awakes in his bed to find a room full of parents and children. A circus of silly sketches and dream scenes ensues, from swimming with Sharks to solving the mystery of a stolen chocolate cake, to dodging balls in the guise of the Cowboy Ball-Dodger.

Mr Sleepybum’s imagination is limitless. Mr Sleepybum is a multi-award-nominated, one-man, character comedy kids show, written and performed by character comedian Jody Kamali. Mr Sleepybum performed a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2023 and received rave reviews from the press and audiences.

Playing for a limited run at Finsbury Park’s Park Theatre from 28 May to 2 Jun, with tickets from £12.50.

Find out more 

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

A message from North Herts District Council…

Your bin collection days will change over the two bank holiday weekends in May 2024, meaning collections will take place one day later than usual.

Please ensure your bins are on the boundary of your property by 7am on the day of your collection.

Find out more here: https://www.north-herts.gov.uk/bin-collections-may-bank-holidays-2024

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


15th April 2024-04-15 2024-05-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 24th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAudley End Miniature Railway, Saffron Walden


24th May 2024-05-24 2024-05-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSTMA, Shefford


24th May 2024-05-24 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Park, Luton


24th May 2024-05-24 2024-05-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 27th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHarpenden Common, Harpenden


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-06-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRoyston Museum, Royston


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-06-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWoodland Ranch, Tewin Hill


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHertfordshire Zoo (formerly Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-05-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 27th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt Nicholas Park, Stevenage


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Storeroom, Letchworth


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-06-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeJordans Mill, Broom, Biggleswade


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-06-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWrest Park, Silsoe


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeShuttleworth, Biggleswade


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLetchworth Town Centre, Letchworth


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-05-25 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWoburn Safari Park, Woburn


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-06-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeFoxholes Farm, Hertford


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-06-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeCedars Nature Centre, Theobalds lane


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-06-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAlton Towers, Stoke-on-Trent


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-05-25 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Market Place, Town Centre


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHertfordshire Showground, Redbourn


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-06-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeKnebworth House & Gardens, Stevenage


25th May 2024-05-25 2024-06-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAudley End Miniature Railway, Saffron Walden


26th May 2024-05-26 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeTriangle Community Garden, Hitchin


26th May 2024-05-26 2024-05-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 27th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeChiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles


26th May 2024-05-26 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMultiple venues, Hitchin


26th May 2024-05-26 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModePark Theatre, Finsbury Park


26th May 2024-05-26 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWoburn Safari Park, Woburn


26th May 2024-05-26 2024-05-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 27th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSummerfields Miniature Railway, Bedford


26th May 2024-05-26 2024-05-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill Rooms, Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston SG8 9JL


27th May 2024-05-27 2024-05-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLee Valley Animal Adventure Park, Waltham Abbey


27th May 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeKite at The Red Hart, Hitchin


27th May 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWoburn Safari Park, Woburn


27th May 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHitchin Town Hall, Hitchin


27th May 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBuckinghamshire Railway Centre, Aylesbury


28th May 2024-05-28 2024-05-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 30th May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBritish Schools Museum, Hitchin


28th May 2024-05-28 2024-05-28 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeChiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles


28th May 2024-05-28 2024-06-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 2nd June
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModePark Theatre, Finsbury Park


28th May 2024-05-28 2024-05-28 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeChiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles

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New Parents

The best places to meet other parents and carers in Hitchin...as recommended by you!

Last year I had a message from a lady whose daughter had moved to Hitchin with her 1 year old, asking for suggestions of where she could go to meet other parents.

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