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Welcome! From bumps to teens we have it covered.
This is your one-stop site for everything you need to know about living in Luton with children.

FEATURE

Exclusive Sundown Cinema Discount Code!

To celebrate the launch of Mum's Guide to Luton our friends at Sundown Cinema are offering Mum's Guide To followers an exclusive discount of 25% off any booking at Stockwood Discovery Centre on Wednesday 31st July. Enjoy the wonder of Open Air cinema in the beautiful grounds of Stockwood Park, make a memory this Summer!

Use code MGTL25 at the checkout to receive your discount.
Book today at sundowncinema.co.uk

*Limited time only (until 31st July ’24)
*Code valid for all Stockwood screenings only

Location: Stockwood Discovery Centre, London Road, Luton LU1 4LX

Feature

Looking for activities for your children this summer? Why not encourage your them to join the Summer Reading Challenge taking place at all libraries across Bedfordshire, including at Luton Libraries.  This year's challenge launches on Saturday 13th July.

Children can pop into the library any time from Saturday 13th July to join. This year's challenge theme is “Marvellous Makers” - celebrating creativity in all its forms. Alternatively, take part in the Challenge online by signing up here! Set a reading goal and log your books on your profile. Reach your goal and unlock a limited-edition online badge and a certificate.

The Summer Reading Challenge is all about reading for fun, aiming to improve children’s reading skills and confidence. All children aged 4-11 are welcome to take part and simply asked to read 6 books of choice over the school holidays. They’ll also collect free rewards for their reading along the way. Plus, any child who enters can swim for just £1 at any Active Luton pool* by showing their library card at reception.

Your child can borrow and read any books, e-Books and audiobooks of their choice in any genre they like: fiction, fact books, poetry, joke books, picture books and graphic novels all count. And for younger children sharing a book with parents and caters counts. You will find lots of inspiration in the library and on the Summer Reading Challenge website.

Children who read 6 books and complete the challenge by 7th September will receive a certificate and medal.

Check out the Luton Libraries website for a list of the Special Events (£5 per ticket) happening at various libraries across Luton, as well as the FREE weekly activities!

* Terms and conditions apply, check details on the Luton Library website.

Summer

☀️Kickstart your summer holiday organisation with our downloadable planner sheet!

We've started adding lots of events to our What's On page for the summer holidays and with so much to chose from already you might find our downloadable summer holiday planner useful.  

Thanks to our very talented colleague Jane at Mum's guide to Romford who put this together and kindly made a Luton version for us to share with you. 

⬇️ Click here to download

🖨️ Print 

✔️and check out our What's On page to start filling it in.  

We will of course keep adding more events and activities to the website as we hear about them, so do keep checking back.

Feature

Huge Welcome to Mum's Guide to Luton!

Hi, I’m Maria and I run the Mum's Guide to Luton website and social media. I live in Luton with my husband, our 2-year-old daughter and 3 cats!

I love getting out and about with my family and friends, either to classes and playgroups, local attractions and events or local walks in the park so I hope I’ll have a lot to offer in terms of great things to do in and around Luton. I also love a bit of planning and organisation so am always looking for what's on in the area and finding new places to visit.

As a first-time mum, clueless about where to find any local play groups or places to take my daughter as she was getting more mobile, I found the Mum's Guide to Hitchin Instagram and Facebook pages a lifesaver. So when we moved back to Luton in 2023 I wanted to be able to give something back, and hopefully be able to help others struggling to find things to do with the little ones! 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.

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.

I will continue to update the website with new business listings and events as they get announced, so be sure to bookmark the website address to your browser. I will also still be posting lots on social media so if you aren't already following give me a follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Please help me spread the word about Mum's guide to Luton as I would love to help as many families in the area as possible!

If you have any recommendations for the website or run a local business and would like to be involved in the site or want to list your an event, please do get in touch through my social media channels, list your business for FREE here or e-mail [email protected].

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

Maria x

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK


6th July 2024-07-06 2024-09-12 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 12th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeKeech Hospice Care, Luton


20th July 2024-07-20 2024-07-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st July
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWardown Park, Luton


20th July 2024-07-20 2024-07-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe George & Dragon Graveley, Hitchin


20th July 2024-07-20 2024-07-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st July
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBedford, Bedford


20th July 2024-07-20 2024-07-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWoburn Safari Park, Woburn


20th July 2024-07-20 2024-09-01 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 1st September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAldenham Country Park, Elstree


20th July 2024-07-20 2024-07-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Sea Cadets, Luton


20th July 2024-07-20 2024-09-01 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 1st September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


21st July 2024-07-21 2024-07-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Olde Watermill Shopping Village, Barton Le Clay


22nd July 2024-07-22 2024-07-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeEaton Bray Village, HallChurch Lane


22nd July 2024-07-22 2024-08-28 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 28th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Mall, Luton


22nd July 2024-07-22 2024-07-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeInspire Sports Village, Luton


23rd July 2024-07-23 2024-07-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Gardens, Luton


23rd July 2024-07-23 2024-07-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill, Luton


23rd July 2024-07-23 2024-07-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHoughton Hall Park Visitors Centre, Houghton Regis


23rd July 2024-07-23 2024-07-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Central Library, Luton


24th July 2024-07-24 2024-07-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSlip End Village Hall, Luton

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COMING UP IN TOWN


6th July 2024-07-06 2024-09-12 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 12th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeKeech Hospice Care, Luton


20th July 2024-07-20 2024-07-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st July
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWardown Park, Luton


20th July 2024-07-20 2024-07-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Sea Cadets, Luton


20th July 2024-07-20 2024-09-01 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 1st September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


22nd July 2024-07-22 2024-08-28 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 28th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Mall, Luton


22nd July 2024-07-22 2024-07-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeInspire Sports Village, Luton


23rd July 2024-07-23 2024-07-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Gardens, Luton


23rd July 2024-07-23 2024-07-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill, Luton


23rd July 2024-07-23 2024-07-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Central Library, Luton


24th July 2024-07-24 2024-07-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSlip End Village Hall, Luton


26th July 2024-07-26 2024-07-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Walled Garden, Luton


26th July 2024-07-26 2024-07-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Gardens, Luton


26th July 2024-07-26 2024-07-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Library theatre, Luton


27th July 2024-07-27 2024-07-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Library Theatre, Luton


29th July 2024-07-29 2024-07-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLeagrave Library, Luton


29th July 2024-07-29 2024-07-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarsh Farm Library, Luton


29th July 2024-07-29 2024-07-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Central Library, Luton


30th July 2024-07-30 2024-07-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill, Luton


31st July 2024-07-31 2024-07-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


31st July 2024-07-31 2024-07-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


1st August 2024-08-01 2024-08-01 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Walled Garden, Luton


1st August 2024-08-01 2024-08-03 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 3rd August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Factory Arts Centre, Luton


1st August 2024-08-01 2024-08-01 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWardown Park, Luton


2nd August 2024-08-02 2024-08-02 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Gardens, Luton


3rd August 2024-08-03 2024-08-03 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRaynham Way Community Centre, Luton


3rd August 2024-08-03 2024-08-03 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


3rd August 2024-08-03 2024-08-03 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill, Luton


3rd August 2024-08-03 2024-08-03 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


4th August 2024-08-04 2024-08-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeChaul End Community Centre, Luton


4th August 2024-08-04 2024-08-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStrathmore Methodist Church, Luton


5th August 2024-08-05 2024-08-10 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 10th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Factory Arts Centre, Luton


5th August 2024-08-05 2024-08-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 22nd August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeOrbital Trampoline Park, Luton


6th August 2024-08-06 2024-08-08 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 8th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


6th August 2024-08-06 2024-08-06 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill, Luton


6th August 2024-08-06 2024-08-06 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Mall, Luton


7th August 2024-08-07 2024-08-07 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Library Theatre, Luton


8th August 2024-08-08 2024-08-08 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Walled Garden, Luton


9th August 2024-08-09 2024-08-09 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Gardens, Luton


10th August 2024-08-10 2024-08-10 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Rugby Club, Luton


11th August 2024-08-11 2024-08-11 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWardown Park, Luton


11th August 2024-08-11 2024-08-11 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWardown Park, Luton


11th August 2024-08-11 2024-08-11 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


12th August 2024-08-12 2024-08-12 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWardown Park, Luton


12th August 2024-08-12 2024-08-12 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBushmead Community Hub, Luton


12th August 2024-08-12 2024-08-12 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Central Library, Luton


12th August 2024-08-12 2024-08-12 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLeagrave Library, Luton


12th August 2024-08-12 2024-08-12 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLewsey Library, Luton


13th August 2024-08-13 2024-08-13 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill, Luton


14th August 2024-08-14 2024-08-14 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBushmead Community Hub, Luton


15th August 2024-08-15 2024-08-15 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Walled Garden, Luton


15th August 2024-08-15 2024-08-15 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBushmead Community Hub, Luton


15th August 2024-08-15 2024-08-15 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


15th August 2024-08-15 2024-08-15 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWardown House, Museum & Gallery, Luton


16th August 2024-08-16 2024-08-16 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Gardens, Luton


18th August 2024-08-18 2024-08-18 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Town & Indians Cricket Club, Luton


19th August 2024-08-19 2024-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeYoung Growers Club HQ, Luton


19th August 2024-08-19 2024-08-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBushmead Community Hub, Luton


20th August 2024-08-20 2024-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill, Luton


20th August 2024-08-20 2024-08-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Park, Luton


22nd August 2024-08-22 2024-08-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBushmead Community Hub, Luton


22nd August 2024-08-22 2024-08-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


23rd August 2024-08-23 2024-08-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Gardens, Luton


24th August 2024-08-24 2024-08-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill, Luton


24th August 2024-08-24 2024-08-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Gardens, Luton


24th August 2024-08-24 2024-08-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th August
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Round Bush, Luton


27th August 2024-08-27 2024-08-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill, Luton


28th August 2024-08-28 2024-08-28 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBushmead Community Hub, Luton


29th August 2024-08-29 2024-08-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Walled Garden, Luton


29th August 2024-08-29 2024-08-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeBushmead Community Hub, Luton


29th August 2024-08-29 2024-08-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


30th August 2024-08-30 2024-08-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Gardens, Luton


31st August 2024-08-31 2024-08-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt George's Square, Luton


1st September 2024-09-01 2024-09-01 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWandon Recreation Park, Luton


7th September 2024-09-07 2024-09-07 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Library Theatre, Luton


7th September 2024-09-07 2024-09-07 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Hill, Luton


8th September 2024-09-08 2024-09-08 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

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