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This is your go-to site for everything you need to know about living in St Albans with kids. Activities, things to do, parties, local facilities, services and child-friendly businesses in St Albans & surrounding villages can now all be found at the click of a button!



"Seriously academic..."
Muddy Stilettos review, Dec 2019

Situated in stunning parkland just 15 minutes from Harpenden and 20 minutes from St Albans, Beechwood Park School offers an environment where boys and girls from 3 to 13 can flourish.

  • Broad, balanced curriculum
  • Outstanding record of exam success and scholarships to a range of excellent senior schools
  • Well-served by a network of school buses
  • Onsite Woodlands Nursery (from rising 3) offering an innovative, creative curriculum including French, Yoga and Forest School
  • Flexi-boarding available from Year 5
  • Varied range of co-curricular activities, including sailing, orienteering, fencing, Spanish and Ancient Greek
  • Music technology and recording studio
  • Finest facilities for sport, including covered swimming pool complex, sports hall and multiple pitches
  • Cutting-edge Design Technology programme
  • Established Forest School
  • Progressive Future Skills curriculum from Year 3

Main entry points: Nursery, Reception & Year 7

“Pupils show rapid development of skills and knowledge because of their excellent attitudes to learning and strong personal skills, which allow them to be engaged learners."
ISI Inspection Report, Jan 2019

To find out more call 01582 840333 or visit


New Play Area coming to Verulamium Park

Work is beginning on the new children's play area in Verulamium Park. The attraction will include 30 features and will be divided into zones that reflect the City’s rich history including a Roman-style basilica, a mini-amphitheatre, a market street and a main pathway named Watling Street. The play features will include a multi see-saw, five-way swing, a battering ram group swing, stepping posts, two carousels, Roman-numeral hopscotch and a picnic area.  The play area will be located on the site of the tennis courts which will be removed.  Click here to see a larger version of the plans.


Where to See Santa 2020

Christmas may feel a bit different this year, but that won't stop Santa doing his best to bring some cheer to as many children as possible. Whilst some venues have confirmed their grottos will not be running this year quite a few are going ahead, but with limited choice and limited numbers due to social distancing you will need to book, and probably best to book early!  Whether it's in a winter wonderland, a Christmas grotto or on a train, here's what we know so far.  Keep an eye on this page and our social media for new additions.  You can also have a look at our What's On page for details of other Christmassy experiences that don't include Santa.

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Essential Guide

Welcome to Parenthood in St Albans!

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What's On This Week

22nd May 2020-05-22 2020-10-31 - 31st October
Near you, St Albans

20th June 2020-06-20 2020-12-31 - 31st December
Aylett Nurseries, St Albans

1st September 2020-09-01 2020-09-30 - 30th September
Hatfield House, Hatfield

7th September 2020-09-07 2020-10-04 - 4th October
Willows Activity Farm, London Colney

1st October 2020-10-01 2020-10-05 - 5th October
The Common, Harpenden

2nd October 2020-10-02 2020-10-04 - 4th October
The Pop Up Farm, M1 Junction 9

3rd October 2020-10-03 2020-10-04 - 4th October
Unit 2, Hemel Hempstead

4th October 2020-10-04 2020-10-04
Highfield Park Visitor Centre, St Albans

5th October 2020-10-05 2020-10-09 - 9th October
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Activities, clubs & classes

The Little Gym
Kidslingo St Albans
Bebes Tranquilos Baby Massage
Jersey Farm Tots Time Online

More businesses

The Cat Butler

Health & Wellbeing

Verulam Clinic

Holiday clubs & classes

The Little Gym Harpenden - Holiday Camps

Parties & Celebrations

Lana Celeste Dance

Things to do

Rock up Watford
Maidenhead Aquatics

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