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WELCOME TO MUM'S GUIDE TO ST ALBANS! 

From bumps to teens, we have it covered! This is your one-stop site for everything you need to know about living in St Albans with children. Not only can you find information about what’s on, things to do and children’s activities but we also have an essential guide to the city - particularly useful if you’ve just moved here!

Competition

Mum's guide to St Albans is hosting a month long Elf on the Shelf competition this December. Over 20 wonderful local businesses have each donated an amazing prize, one of which can be won per day! 

It's so easy to enter and there's no catch. All you have to do is send us a photo of your naughty little elf in his or her hiding place before 3pm and you'll be automatically entered into the daily prize draw. There are three ways you can send us your photo and they are all easy peasy!

  1. Post the photo directly into the comments of the daily Facebook post about the prize
  2. Send it to Mum's guide to St Albans Facebook via a direct message
  3. Email it to [email protected]. Don't forget the to in the address!

Each evening a winner will be randomly selected and notified within 48 hours. Also each evening the new prize for the day will be announced so make sure you turn on your notifications from our Facebook and Instagram accounts so you don't forget to send your pic! 

Don't just enter once, enter every day and don't be put off from entering again if you win. The winner is randomly selected so you could win again, and again, and again! 

Good luck from all of us at Mum's guide to St Albans. We can't wait to see your Elf on the Shelf photos. Here's a beginners guide to Elf on the Shelf to get you started and some great ideas from our parent site, Mum's guide to UK.

Please read our Terms and Conditions. By entering this competition you are confirming that your are over 18 years of age. 

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The best places to see Santa

It's official...Santa Claus is coming to town! In St Albans we’re lucky to be spoiled for choice for places to meet Father Christmas. Whether it's in a winter wonderland, a Christmas grotto or on a sleigh, here are our top places to catch him:
 

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What's On This Week


15th November 2018-11-15 2019-01-07 - 7th January
Van Hage Garden Centre, Pepper Hill


22nd November 2018-11-22 2018-12-24 - 24th December
Westfield Stratford City, Stratford


24th November 2018-11-24 2018-12-24 - 24th December
Burston Garden Centre, North Orbital Road


30th November 2018-11-30 2018-12-22 - 22nd December
Herts Showground, Verulamium Park & Vintry Garden, St Albans


6th December 2018-12-06 2019-01-06 - 6th January
Alban Arena, St Albans


8th December 2018-12-08 2018-12-30 - 30th December
Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden


12th December 2018-12-12 2018-12-16 - 16th December
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury


12th December 2018-12-12 2018-12-16 - 16th December
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury


12th December 2018-12-12 2018-12-16 - 16th December
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury


13th December 2018-12-13 2018-12-13
Inn on the Park, St Albans


13th December 2018-12-13 2018-12-13
St Albans Museum and Gallery, St Albans


13th December 2018-12-13 2018-12-13
London Colney Scout Hut, London Colney


13th December 2018-12-13 2018-12-14 - 14th December
St Peter's Street, St Albans


14th December 2018-12-14 2018-12-14
St Stephen's Church, St Albans


15th December 2018-12-15 2018-12-16 - 16th December
Ashridge Estate, Ringshall, Nr Berkhamsted


15th December 2018-12-15 2018-12-16 - 16th December
Abbey Theatre, St Albans


15th December 2018-12-15 2018-12-15
St Albans Cathedral, St Albans


15th December 2018-12-15 2019-01-06 - 6th January
CW Entertainment, Welwyn Garden City


15th December 2018-12-15 2018-12-15
St Albans Museum & Gallery, St Albans


15th December 2018-12-15 2019-01-06 - 6th January
St Albans Museum and Gallery, St Albans


15th December 2018-12-15 2018-12-15
St Albans Museum and Gallery, St Albans


15th December 2018-12-15 2018-12-16 - 16th December
Whilsnade Zoo, Dunstable


15th December 2018-12-15 2018-12-15
Christopher Place, St Albans


15th December 2018-12-15 2018-12-15
The Sandpit Theatre, St Albans


16th December 2018-12-16 2018-12-16
Watford Colosseum, Watford

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