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This is your go-to site for everything you need to know about living in St Albans with kids. We are Caroline and Emily: two local mums with four kids between us.

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!


Barracudas Activity Day Camps will be operating at Sandringham School in St Albans again for 2019. Offering unrivalled activities for children aged 4½-14 years during summer, there’s maximum fun to be had during the school holidays. With standard hours from 8.30am-5.30pm and additional flexibility with Early and Late clubs extending the day from 8am-6pm we provide wrap around care and great value for money.

Barracudas has an action packed programme with over 80 activities including motorsports, fencing, sports, arts and crafts, Kinball and more. Children can also develop key life skills and new interests with our additional week long specialist Skills Builder courses including Motor Mania, Swim School, Lab Rats and Upstage!

Registered with Ofsted and rated Outstanding more times than any other comparable provider, Barracudas summer camps offer extra peace of mind for parents.

Barracudas Activity Day Camps are a popular choice during the holidays so don’t miss out and book via www.barracudas.co.uk/camps/st-albans/ or call 01480 467567.

Summer: 22nd July – 23rd August


Hertfordshire Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge

Are you ready to launch into outer space for 2019’s Space Chase Challenge?  This year’s Summer Reading Challenge from The Reading Agency will see our Astronaut team of joiners chasing across the skies to capture the rogue aliens who are taking off with Hertfordshire Libraries books. We need you to join the challenge in celebration of 50 years since the first moon landing. This is a great opportunity to develop skills and enjoy reading as a family.

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News & Notices

Play in the Parks St Albans 2019

Play in the Parks will visit 15 parks across the St Albans district throughout the summer between Monday 22nd July and Friday 30th August (excluding the bank holiday Monday).... Read more


Things To Do with Teens this Summer

Do you have a teenager in the family that needs amusing this summer? Here’s a few ideas of things to do to get you started.

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Need some help deciding where to go and what to do? Read about the places we've tried and tested...

Half Term at Willows Farm

Mead Open Farm

Old Macdonald's Farm on the M25

Gulliver's Land Milton Keynes

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Under 5 Drop Ins
New Parent Guide
What's On This Week

5th April 2019-04-05 2019-10-11 - 11th October
The Natural History Museum at Tring, Tring

23rd May 2019-05-23 2019-09-01 - 1st September
St Albans Museum + Gallery, St Albans

27th May 2019-05-27 2019-08-18 - 18th August
Cadwell Farm, Hitchin

6th June 2019-06-06 2020-01-31 - 31st January
St Albans Museum + Gallery, St Albans

29th June 2019-06-29 2019-08-11 - 11th August
Hawkswick Lodge Farm, St Albans

1st July 2019-07-01 2019-09-08 - 8th September
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

1st July 2019-07-01 2019-09-04 - 4th September
Aylett Nurseries, St Albans

13th July 2019-07-13 2019-09-15 - 15th September
North Orbital Road, St Albans

13th July 2019-07-13 2019-09-15 - 15th September
Burston Garden Centre, St Albans

17th July 2019-07-17 2019-07-21 - 21st July
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

19th July 2019-07-19 2019-07-19
Townsend Church of England School, St Albans

19th July 2019-07-19 2019-07-19
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Gorelands Lane

20th July 2019-07-20 2019-07-20
Hertford Theatre, Hertford

20th July 2019-07-20 2019-07-21 - 21st July
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne

20th July 2019-07-20 2019-07-21 - 21st July
Knebworth House, Knebworth

20th July 2019-07-20 2019-07-20
Fleetville Community Centre, St Albans

20th July 2019-07-20 2019-09-03 - 3rd September
The Natural History Museum at Tring, Tring

20th July 2019-07-20 2019-07-20
Chilterns Gateway Centre, Dunstable

20th July 2019-07-20 2019-07-20
St Albans Museum & Gallery, St Albans

20th July 2019-07-20 2019-07-20
The Cricket Pitch, Hatfield

21st July 2019-07-21 2019-07-21
Ashridge Estate, Ringshall, Nr Berkhamsted

21st July 2019-07-21 2019-07-21
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Aylesbury

21st July 2019-07-21 2019-07-21
The Grove Theatre , Dunstable

22nd July 2019-07-22 2019-07-22
Foxcroft @ Foxcroft Open Space, St Albans

22nd July 2019-07-22 2019-07-22
Bricket Wood at Woodbury Field, Bricket Wood

22nd July 2019-07-22 2019-07-22
Colney Heath @ Roestock Park, Colney Heath

23rd July 2019-07-23 2019-07-25 - 25th July
The Natural History Museum at Tring, Tring

23rd July 2019-07-23 2019-07-23
The Wash, Hertford

23rd July 2019-07-23 2019-07-23
Oysterfields, St Albans

23rd July 2019-07-23 2019-07-23
Redbourn Leisure Centre, Redbourn

24th July 2019-07-24 2019-07-24
Harpenden Common (outside the Public Halls), Harpenden

24th July 2019-07-24 2019-07-24
Luton Hoo Estate Walled Garden, Luton

24th July 2019-07-24 2019-07-24
Marshalswick @ Sherwood Avenue, St Albans

24th July 2019-07-24 2019-07-24
London Colney @ Morris Park Playing Fields, London Colney

24th July 2019-07-24 2019-07-24
Marford Road Playing Fields, Wheathampstead

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Holiday clubs & classes

Filmmakers Club
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The Fairy Bake Mother

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Filmmakers Club
"This is a wonderful club. My little boy is 6 years old, he enjoyed this club thoroughly. This club provides the children stong confidence level, innvative ides and increase their performance level. I will highly recommend this club."

Filmmakers Club
"A wonderfull club that has taught my daughter confidence as well as how to make a film from Clapper board to performance. This is a club not to be missed. My daughter enjoys her weekly club and cant wait for her summer week with her friends she has made through young film makers club. "