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WELCOME TO MUM'S GUIDE TO ROMFORD!

From bumps to teens, we have it covered!  This is your one-stop site for everything you need to know about living in Romford with children including children's activities, things to do and other local services such as health, education and party providers & supplies

Whether you have lived in Romford for years or are new to the area, this website will help connect you with great activities for you and your children, help you to discover what's going on in your area and hopefully help to keep the kids busy and entertained. It will also direct you to details of local medical centres, libraries, Children's Centres, fitness clubs, nurseries and schools - and so much more.

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In the meantime, if you run a local business or event that's relevant to children and families I'd love to hear from you and get you listed on the site. 

NEW - you can now add RECOMMENDATIONS for your favourite businesses! Use our category menu or the search bar to find the listing you want to recommend and click the "Add recommendation" button. You'll be asked to register the first time and then you can add recommendations for as many businesses as you like.

Under 5 Drop Ins
What's On This Week


5th October 2019-10-05 2019-10-31 - 31st October
Cammas Hall Farm, Hatfield Broad Oak


9th October 2019-10-09 2019-10-20 - 20th October
Collier Row Car Boot Sale Site, Romford


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-11-03 - 3rd November
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-10-20 - 20th October
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-10-19
Queens Theatre, Hornchurch


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-10-19
Lathcoats Farm, Galleywood, Chelmsford


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-10-19
City Beach, Southend on Sea


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-11-01 - 1st November
Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-10-27 - 27th October
Bedfords Park, Romford


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-11-03 - 3rd November
Willows Activity Farm, London Colney


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-10-19
The Mercury Shopping Centre, Romford


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-10-31 - 31st October
The Pumpkin Patch, Basildon


19th October 2019-10-19 2019-10-31 - 31st October
The Pumpkin Patch, Colchester


20th October 2019-10-20 2019-10-31 - 31st October
Lathcoats Farm, Galleywood, Chelmsford


20th October 2019-10-20 2019-10-20
High Street, Waltham Cross


21st October 2019-10-21 2019-10-21
Valence House Museum, Greater London


21st October 2019-10-21 2019-10-21
Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch


21st October 2019-10-21 2019-10-22 - 22nd October
Hornchurch Stadium, Upminster


21st October 2019-10-21 2019-10-22 - 22nd October
Hornchurch Stadium, Upminster


21st October 2019-10-21 2019-10-21
Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch


21st October 2019-10-21 2019-10-21
Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch


21st October 2019-10-21 2019-10-21
Ingrebourne Valley Visitors Centre, Hornchurch


21st October 2019-10-21 2019-10-21
myplace, Harold Hill


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-23 - 23rd October
Central Park Leisure Centre, Harold Hill


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-22
Noak Hill Sports Complex, Romford


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-22
Final Checks Make Up & Hair Studio, Hornchurch


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-11-02 - 2nd November
Valence House Museum, Dagenham


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-26 - 26th October
Valence House Museum, Greater London


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-22
Stubbers Adventure Centre, Upminster


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-23 - 23rd October
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Billet Lane


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-22
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-22
Hornchuch Sports Centre, Hornchurch


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-26 - 26th October
Valence House Museum, Dagenham


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-22
Teatots, Romford


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-22
Queens Theatre, Hornchurch


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-22
myplace, Harold Hill


22nd October 2019-10-22 2019-10-25 - 25th October
Nuclear High Ropes, Brentwood


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Thurrock Garden Centre, South Ockenden


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Final Checks Make Up & Hair Studio, Hornchurch


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Valence House Museum, Greater London


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Hatfield Hall, Dagenham


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, Romford


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Central Park, Harold Hill


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Central Park, Harold Hill


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Sapphire Ice and Leisure Centre, Romford


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Stubbers Adventure Centre, Upminster


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Rainham Hall, Rainham


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Bedfords Park, Romford


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Bedfords Park, Romford


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Valence House Museum, Dagenham


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
Queens Theatre, Hornchurch


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
myplace, Harold Hill


23rd October 2019-10-23 2019-10-23
The Mercury Shopping Centre, Romford


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Noak Hill Sports Complex, Romford


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Hornchurch


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Gidea Park Library, Gidea Park


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Hornchurch Library, Hornchurch


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Brittons Academy Astro Turf Pitch, Rainham


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Upminster Pitch & Putt, Upminster


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Brittons Academy Astro Turf Pitch, Rainham


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Brittons Academy Astro Turf Pitch, Rainham


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
YMCA, Romford


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Queens Theatre, Hornchurch


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Hornchurch Library, Hornchurch


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Stubbers Adventure Centre, Upminster


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Bedfords Park, Romford


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
Bedfords Park, Romford


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
myplace, Harold Hill


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
myplace, Harold Hill


24th October 2019-10-24 2019-10-24
The Mercury Shopping Centre, Romford

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Under 5s drop-in groups

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Monthly Picks

October's Pick of the Month

October is my favourite time of year. I love the crisp autumn days and the colours of the trees. As always we have a jam packed events guide for October with new events being added daily - so keep checking! With over 130 activities and events listed it was difficult to narrow it down, but here is my 'Pick of the Month'. 

 

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Just click the links for more details.

As it's October, we thought you might like a few ideas of places to go to pick a pumpkin or two!

  • Pick a Pumpkin, Park Farm Road, Upminster RM14 2XU
  • Calcott Hall Farm, Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9HS
  • The Pumpkin Patch at Foxes Farm, Colchester CO6 3PR and Basildon SS15 4ER
  • Hurley's Pumpkin Forest, Woodham Road, Battlebridge, Wickford SS11 2QL
  • Cammas Hall Farm, Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex CM22 7JT 
  • Pumpkin Picking Village, Marsh Farm Grounds, Marsh Farm Road, Chelmsford CM3 5WP
  • Pumpkin Fest at Lathcoats, Beehive Lane, Galleywood, Chelmsford CM2 8LX

To find even more events and activities, check out our 'What's On' guide. New events are added daily.

 

Have fun!

 

 

 

Feature

 

There are quite a few options when it comes to seeing a great fireworks display this year. We have included a range of venues, some in Romford and some in surrounding areas. Please do watch this space for more events being added!

 

Southend Seafront Fireworks - 5th October, 12th October, 19th October, 26th October, 2nd November, 9th November & 16th November

St Alban's Catholic Primary School Fireworks Event - Friday 1st November

'Low Bang' Fireworks Evening at Willows Farm - Friday 1st November

Marsh Farm Family Fireworks - Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November

Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks - Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November

Dartford Bonfire & Fireworks Night - Saturday 2nd November

Bonfire & Firework Viewing Night - Saturday 2nd November

Family Fireworks Night - Saturday 2nd November

Crowland's Heath Golf Centre Fireworks - Saturday 2nd November

St Mary's PTA Firework Night - Sunday 3rd November

Stapleford Aerodrome Firework Display 2019 - Sunday 3rd November

Disney Firework Spectacular - Tuesday 5th November

Harrow Lodge Primary School Fireworks Spectacular - Tuesday 5th November

Harold Wood Primary School Fireworks Night - Friday 8th November

Marshall's Park Academy Firework Display - Friday 8th November

Coopers' Company & Coborn School Fireworks Night - Saturday 9th November 

Essex Largest FREE Fireworks Display & Funfair - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November

Maylands Golf Club Fireworks Spectacular - Saturday 9th November

 

For full details of these and all our other events, check out our 'What's On' page.

 

 

News & Notices

Autumn Timetables at Havering Children's Centres

Each of the 7 Children's Centres in our area have published their timetables for the Autumn term (September & October) Here are the links to each one.

St Kilda's, Eastern Road, Romford
Collier Row, 28 Clockhouse Road, Romford
Hilldene, 267 Straight Road, Harold Hill, Romford
Elm Park, Diban Avenue, Hornchurch
Ingrebourne, Ashbourne Road, Romford
Chippenham Road, 85-89 Chippenham Road, Romford
Rainham Village, Rainham Primary School, Upminster Road South, Rainham


Secondary School Open Evenings 2019

Full details of open evenings at all Havering Secondary Schools - please contact the school before visiting to check the event is going ahead as planned and to book your place. 

For more information about completing your application, click here.


Christmas

Ho! Ho! Ho!

It's that time of year again, and we have been researching all things Christmas related. Most of us don’t want to even think about Christmas until much nearer the time but lots of businesses have been getting in touch and sharing details of their events - some have even had various dates selling out already. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun, so we are publishing our list of all that’s happening in the area now, and will continue to add to it as new events are announced.

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