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Indoor Activities

Drop-In Origami Making

13th January-16th March 2024

Venue: St Albans Museum + Gallery

Address: Town Hall, St Peter's Street, St Albans

Website: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/drop-origami-making

Join the origami crew for these free drop-in sessions and experiment in the art of paper folding using different designs. You can even leave with an origami lotus flower to add to a display that they will...

Outdoor Events

Snowdrops at Benington Lordship

3rd-25th February 2024

Venue: Benington Lordship Gardens

Address: Benington, Stevenage

Website: www.beningtonlordship.co.uk

Every February, Benington Lordship's gardens burst to life with naturalised snowdrops, hellebores, and winter-flowering shrubs. The moat and Norman keep provide a picturesque backdrop. The snowdrop walk,...

Indoor Activities

Half Term Wonka Storytelling

10th-25th February 2024

Venue: The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Address: 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Website: www.roalddahlmuseum.org/event/weekend-wonka-storytelling-copy/

Celebrate the release of the new Wonka film and listen to some tales from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performed by storytelling experts. Museum storytellers will bring the words to life and you can...

Indoor Activities

Tring: Animal Superpowers

13th-22nd February 2024

Venue: The Natural History Museum at Tring

Address: The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman St, Tring

Website: www.nhm.ac.uk/events/tring-animal-super-powers.html

Explore the extraordinary powers of animals and discover the incredible skills they use to defend themselves, find food and ultimately survive. Get hands on with their specimens and enjoy a short craft...

Indoor Activities

Kids For a Quid

14th-25th February 2024

Venue: Epping Ongar Railway

Address: Railway Station, Station Approach, Epping, Chipping Ongar, Ongar

Website: www.eorailway.co.uk

A most popular attraction for families, the fun continues this February half term at Epping Ongar Railway with the popular 'Kids for A Quid' offer where child fares are just £1. Heritage steam and diesel...

Outdoor Events

February Frolics

17th-25th February 2024

Venue: Willows Activity Farm

Address: Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Website: www.willowsactivityfarm.com/events/february-frolics/

Go and join them for one of their cutest events of the year! Watch the smallest members of their flock start to arrive, supervised by Tuck the Shepherd. During this half term event there’ll be live lambing,...

Theatre & Cinema

Beauty and the Beast

21st-25th February 2024

Venue: The Radlett Centre

Address: 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8HL

Website: www.radlettcentre.co.uk/What-s-On/Children/Big-Time-Beauty

Big Time Academy proudly presents the youth production of 'Beauty and the Beast'. Step into a realm where magic and imagination collide as the talented cast of 70 young performers, aged 5 to 13, transport...

Theatre & Cinema

Chinese New Year Extravaganza

22nd February 2024

Venue: Gordon Craig Theatre

Address: Stevenage Art & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts

Website: www.gordon-craig.co.uk/chinese-new-year-extravaganza-i3657

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon as Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts returns with a spectacular line-up of exciting programmes! The show brings back their 18-metre dragon that illuminates the stage to...

Arts & Crafts

Roman Mask-Making Workshop

22nd February 2024

Venue: St Albans Museum and Gallery

Address: Town Hall, St Peter's Street, St Albans

Website: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/roman-mask-making-workshop

Actors in the Roman Theatres often wore masks to make their performances even more dramatic. They were eye-catching and beautifully decorated! Join in to craft your own mini mask out of clay to take home...

Theatre & Cinema

The Amazing Bubble Man

22nd February 2024

Venue: South Mill Arts

Address: 1-3 South Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Website: southmillarts.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873649309

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry...

Theatre & Cinema

The Bubble Show

22nd February 2024

Venue: Watford Palace Theatre

Address: 20 Clarendon Road, Watford

Website: watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/events/the-bubble-show/

Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling, science and bubble art! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles,...

Theatre & Cinema

The Sooty Show

22nd February 2024

Venue: The Alban Arena

Address: Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Website: alban-arena.co.uk/events/the-sooty-show/

Celebrating 75 amazing years in show business, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are planning a very special birthday party and you’re all invited. With buckets of audience participation and gallons of giggles, this...

Theatre & Cinema

The Sooty Show

23rd February 2024

Venue: Gordon Craig Theatre

Address: Stevenage Art & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 1LZ

Website: www.gordon-craig.co.uk/the-sooty-show-i3518

Celebrating 75 amazing years in show business, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are planning a very special birthday party and you're all invited. With buckets of audience participation and gallons of giggles, this...

Arts & Crafts

Tots Tales at Verulamium

23rd February 2024

Venue: Verulamium Museum

Address: St Michael's Street, St Albans

Website: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/tots-tales-verulamium-february

For Tots Tales in February the story is The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros. A strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. What on earth could be inside that...

Theatre & Cinema

Fireman Sam Live: The Great Camping Adventure

24th February 2024

Venue: Watford Palace Theatre

Address: 20 Clarendon Rd, Watford

Website: watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/events/fireman-sam-live-the-great-camping-adventure/

Norman wants to go on an adventure, so when two famous animal explorers arrive in Pontypandy, he decides to follow them into the mountains... With fire engines, helicopters and brand-new songs, this is...

Indoor Activities

The Romans Are Coming!

24th February 2024

Venue: Verulamium Museum

Address: St Michael's Street, St Albans

Website: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/romans-are-coming

The Romans are coming! Join in and roll some dice as Roman and Ancient Briton model soldiers fight over a village of roundhouses and a Roman Villa. Who will have the luck of the dice roll? Who will hold...

Outdoor Events

Family Forest School

25th February 2024

Venue: Triangle Community Garden

Address: Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Website: trianglegarden.org/event/family-forest-school-12/

Triangle Garden Family Forest School is for families with children aged 3-12 to get outdoors, have fun, learn new skills, and make new friends. Playing outdoors builds confidence, allows risk taking and...

Outdoor Events

My Year Walk - February

25th February 2024

Venue: The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Address: 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Website: www.roalddahlmuseum.org/event/february/

Embrace the seasons on a guided Roald Dahl countryside walk; kick up some leaves, ramble through woods and listen to extracts from Roald Dahl’s My Year in the beautiful woods and fields. Look for some...

Theatre & Cinema

Sleeping Beauty

29th February-2nd March 2024

Venue: The Alban Arena

Address: Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD

Website: alban-arena.co.uk/events/rare-productions-sleeping-beauty/

RARE Productions presents… Sleeping Beauty. A classic fairy tale that tells the story of a beautiful princess who falls under a curse from an evil fairy. A good fairy, however, intervenes and alters...

Theatre & Cinema

Comedy Club For Kids

2nd March 2024

Venue: The Quarry Theatre at St Luke's

Address: 26 St Peters St, Bedford

Website: quarrytheatre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873651219

Since 2005, the Comedy Club For Kids has been getting some of the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without...

Indoor Activities

Tring: Tactile Explorers

2nd March 2024

Venue: The Natural History Museum at Tring

Address: The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman St, Tring

Website: www.nhm.ac.uk/events/tring-tactile-explorers.html

Get hands on with real Museum specimens led by trained facilitators. Each event will explore a different theme and include different specimens. March's theme is Marvellous Mammals. During the session you...

Indoor Activities

Junior Online Cooking

4th March 2024

Venue: Online Event

Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/junior-online-cooking-tickets-798357086537

SPACE Hertfordshire host this Junior Online Cookery Class, in partnership with Carole Rose who runs the Alphabake Cookery School. This is a fantastic opportunity for primary aged children and young teens...

Arts & Crafts

Museum Minis at St Albans Museum + Gallery March

8th March 2024

Venue: St Albans Museum + Gallery

Address: Town Hall, St Peter's Street, St Albans

Website: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/museum-minis-st-albans-museum-gallery-march

For Museum Minis in March the story is Look Up! by Nathan Byron and Dapo Adeola. Science-mad chatterbox, Rocket is going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived! Can...

Theatre & Cinema

The Instrumentals

9th March 2024

Venue: The Old Town Hall

Address: High Street, Hemel Hempstead

Website: oldtownhall.co.uk/events/the-instrumentals

When Belle is feeling down, she slips into her grandfather's basement and discovers his old dusty instruments... The Instrumentals are pure funk, and they teach Belle to ‘get down’ in a whole new way....

Outdoor Events

Welwyn Garden City Vegan Market

9th March 2024

Venue: Stonehills Square

Address: Welwyn Garden City

Website: www.veganmarkets.co.uk/location/welwyn-garden-city

The event takes over Stonehills Square, right in the centre of the town, bringing together a huge variety of vegan street food vendors, artisan bakers, craft brewers, ethical jewellers, sustainable chandlers,...

Outdoor Events

Sunday Garden Club – Dig and Divide Snowdrops

10th March 2024

Venue: Triangle Community Garden

Address: Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Website: trianglegarden.org/event/sunday-garden-club-dig-and-dividing-snowdrops/

Sunday Garden Club aims to bring people together. You’ll be doing meaningful activities in nature, working with others, learning new skills and hopefully making new friends. Everyone is welcome including...

Theatre & Cinema

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

10th March 2024

Venue: Grove Theatre

Address: Grove Park, Court Drive, Dunstable Bedfordshire

Website: www.grovetheatre.co.uk/there-was-an-old-lady-who-swallowed-a-fly-i4465

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly... Bring the much-loved nonsense rhyme to life with a delicious blend of live action, puppetry and animation. It's the perfect treat for everyone aged 3 to 103!

Indoor Activities

Red Nose Day

15th March 2024

Venue: Nationwide

Website: www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/

Red Nose Day is an annual tradition that was first launched back in 1988 and raises funds to help end the cycle of poverty. This year, the event will focus on supporting those in need during the current...

Theatre & Cinema

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

16th March 2024

Venue: The Quarry Theatre at St Luke's

Address: 26 St Peters St, Bedford

Website: quarrytheatre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873651233

Drawing on the wealth of peculiar episodes from both Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Box Tale Soup invite you down the rabbit hole into a timeless world of wondrous fantasy. No...

Theatre & Cinema

Spot's Birthday Party

16th-17th March 2024

Venue: Watersmeet

Address: High Street, Rickmansworth

Website: www.watersmeet.co.uk/spots-birthday-party

Spot is having a very special birthday party and you’re invited! Based on the beloved Eric Hill classic Happy Birthday Spot, this brand-new adaptation brings your favourite pup and his friends to...

Outdoor Events

Celebration of Speedway

17th March 2024

Venue: Hertfordshire Zoo

Address: White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne

Website: www.hertfordshirezoo.com/events/celebration-of-speedway-2/

Join in at Hertfordshire Zoo to celebrate the 96th anniversary of Speedway in the UK. The National Speedway Museum and the Speedway Memorial Garden will be open throughout the event. With a full programme...

Outdoor Events

Dogs and Daffs Charity Walk

17th March 2024

Venue: Hatfield Park

Address: Hatfield

Website: www.hatfield-house.co.uk/event/dogs-and-daffs-charity-walk/

Banish those winter blues and put your best foot forward in aid of Riding for the Disabled Association – Digswell Place Group. Go along to the Stable Yard at Hatfield Park with your pooch to take part...

Outdoor Events

Harpenden Sustainability Market

17th March 2024

Venue: Harpenden Common

Address: Opposite the Town Council building

Website: sustainablestalbans.org/event/harpenden-sustainability-market-2/2024-03-17/

A range of eco providers and sustainable food stalls, interiors, fashion, repair and reuse and more! Pop along to talk to vendors, traders and community organisations for a range of products, food and...

Outdoor Events

Aldenham Country Park

Venue: Aldenham Country Park and Farm

Address: Aldenham Country Park, Aldenham Road, Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3BA

Website: https://www.aldenhamcountrypark.co.uk/welcome

Meet the wide selection of farm animals and explore the wood – home of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends. Venture round the nature trails, woodlands full of flora and fauna and a great place for photography...

Sports

Ashlyns Junior Parkrun

Venue: Ashlyns School

Address: Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3AH

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/ashlyns-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

Indoor Activities

Back to School

Venue: Royston Museum

Address: 5 Lower King Street, Royston

Website: https://www.roystonmuseum.org.uk/events

A new temporary exhibition exploring Royston’s schools from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the 1960s. Through objects, photographs and interviews with real students, find out what life...

Sports

Beehive Junior Parkrun

Venue: King George V Playing Fields

Address: Beehive Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4BP

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/beehive-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

Sports

Cassiobury Junior Parkrun

Venue: Cassiobury Park

Address: Watford, Herts, WD18 7HY

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/cassiobury-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

Sports

Cheshunt Junior Parkrun

Venue: Cheshunt Park

Address: Park Lane, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN7 6QD

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/cheshunt-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

Sports

Gadebridge Park Junior Parkrun

Venue: Gadebridge Park

Address: Leighton Buzzard Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AQ

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/gadebridgepark-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

Sports

Grange Paddocks Junior Parkrun

Venue: Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre

Address: Rye Street, Bishops Stortford, CM23 3HH

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/grangepaddocks-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

Sports

Hertford Junior Parkrun

Venue: Hartham Common

Address: Hartham Lane, Hertford, SG14 1QR

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/hertford-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

Hertfordshire Fostering Open Events

Venue: Various locations across Hertfordshire

Website: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/childrens-social-care/fostering/open-events.aspx#DynamicJumpMenuManager_1_Anchor_1

Regular open events are held at locations across Hertfordshire. These events give anyone interested in fostering the opportunity to speak to the recruitment team. You can also hear from local foster carers,...

Indoor Activities

Kids Club

Venue: Broadway Cinema & Theatre

Address: Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City

Website: www.broadway-letchworth.com/search/?query=kid%27s+club

With regular screenings at Broadway Cinema for kids on Saturday and Sunday mornings, tickets are £1.75 per person and this makes for a great family trip out. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Sports

King George Junior Parkrun

Venue: King George Recreation Ground

Address: King George Avenue, Bushey, WD23 4NT

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/kinggeorge-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

Sports

Leavesden Junior Parkrun

Venue: Leavesden Country Park

Address: College Rd, Abbots Langley

Website: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/leavesden-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds). The aim is to have fun so go along and join in whatever your pace! Held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free but please register before...

Sports

Pinehill Junior Parkrun

Venue: Pinehill Park

Address: Chiltern Road, Hitchin, SG4 9PL

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/pinehill-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

Sports

Rickmansworth parkrun

Venue: Rickmansworth Aquadrome

Address: Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Website: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rickmansworth/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Join in whatever your pace. Free but please register before you first come along. Every Saturday...

Sports

Stevenage Junior Parkrun

Venue: Hampson Park

Address: Webb Rise, Stevenage, SG1 5QU

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/stevenage-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

Sports

Verulamium Junior Parkrun

Venue: Verulamium Park (by the museum car park)

Address: St Albans, AL3 4SW

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/verulamium-juniors/

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds) held every Sunday at 9:00am. Free to join but please register before you first come along. Join in whatever your pace!

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