Hertfordshire: Latest News

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5 tips on teaching your child from home

19th March 2020

Focus on the core subjects Stick to the basics and don’t feel the need to overcomplicate things. The obvious important subjects are Maths and English so prioritise these and anything else you can cover is a bonus. There is an abundance of free learning resources online so use these for...

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Alternative Easter Egg Hunt ideas

18th March 2020

Whilst children love an Easter Egg Hunt, parents don’t always enjoy dealing with sugar fuelled children, so we’ve found alternative hunting ideas that don’t involve chocolate.   Reverse Easter egg hunt Arm the children with empty eggs and send them on a mission to...

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Pirates Love Underpants at Gordon Craig Theatre

16th March 2020

Join the Pirates who love underpants this summer on their musical adventure full of Swashbuckling Scallywags, Snappy Crocks and Silly Sharks as they embark on the voyage of a lifetime to behold the ultimate treasure… the golden underpants! Best-selling author Claire Freedman and illustrator...

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Alban Arena

12th March 2020

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea comes to The Alban Arena, celebrating over 10 years on stage in the musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr. On April 14, 15...

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Hands-on baking parties and workshops

11th March 2020

Cinnamon Square, based in Rickmansworth, is a multi-award winning bakery that host the most fun baking parties and workshops for children. They must be good, as they’ve taught over 13,000 children!  During the classic party, suitable for 5 years and upwards, the children make bread, pizza,...

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Stagecoach student features in new ‘Star Wars’ film

10th March 2020

Stagecoach student Josefine who is 6 has been cast as Young Rey, Daisy Ridley when she was young, in Disney’s latest release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.  Working with renowned director J.J. Abrams at Pinewood Studios, he said he was very impressed with her skills. Josefine’s...

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Create memories to last a lifetime on a Stay Play Explore short break

6th March 2020

This year why not spend time with the family and create memories to last a lifetime?  Stay Play Explore short breaks are a fabulous collection of great value, flexible and easy to book UK family holidays. Every break includes admission into 3 top attractions or experiences of your choice and...

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St Chris, Letchworth: Where enjoyment creates achievement

3rd March 2020

For more than 100 years St Christopher School in Letchworth has been a pioneering voice in the world of education, embracing new ideas based on sound educational principles.  The school is built on the belief that the individual is at the heart of the school. Each child is there to meet their...

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Wear A Hat Day 2020

1st March 2020

Bigger! Bolder! Hattier! Save the date for Wear A Hat Day in 2020 on Friday 27th March as the UK once again goes hat crazy for a good cause. The charity is inviting us all to take part once again, by planning and hosting hat-themed fundraising events in order to help find a cure for brain tumours,...

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Have you got something missing in your life? Could you become a foster carer?

27th February 2020

Hertfordshire County Council is making an urgent appeal to residents to consider becoming foster carers, to open their homes and hearts to children and young people.  There are approximately 950 children in care in Hertfordshire and many of these children need the love and support of a foster...

Share a Story for World Book Day at The Marlowes Shopping Centre

27th February 2020

The Marlowes is celebrating World Book Day this March 5th by bringing stories to life inside the shopping centre and around Hemel Hempstead. Starting on World Book Day (Thursday 5th March) and running until Sunday 8th March, fun and interactive story telling sessions will be taking place in the shopping...

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Party planning made easy at Jump In Elstree

24th February 2020

Planning the perfect birthday party for your child can be daunting.  As parents, all we want to do is put a smile on their faces, make our child feel special and chalk the day off as a success. So much better then if we can achieve all of that without having the responsibility of making it all...

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The Kumon Method

21st February 2020

The Kumon Method of Learning is designed to help any child of any ability progress to their maximum potential and become enthusiastic learners. Through worksheet study and Instructor guidance, students work at the ‘just-right’ level to build ability and fluency in small manageable steps....

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Birthday parties at XC

20th February 2020

If you are looking for an adventurous, extreme and exciting party then XC has it covered. Choose from the Skatepark, Climbing, Indoor Caving or High Ropes. Your party, your choice! With everything under one roof, why not combine, mix and match.  XC’s artificial Caves twist and turn for...

Practice makes perfect, or does it?

19th February 2020

Preparing for the secondary transfer 11+ tests can appear overwhelming and confusing, making it stressful for all the family.  Whilst some children are tutored, the actual secondary transfer test will probably be their first experience of a formal test of this size. Yet at the young age of 10/11...

Duchess of Cambridge launches childhood survey to help under-fives

18th February 2020

The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a UK-wide survey to help improve early childhood.  The five-question online survey aims to “spark a national conversation” to help create “lasting change for generations to come”, Kensington Palace said.  Speaking at the launch...

Have you registered with your family centre?

18th February 2020

Did you know that you and your family need to be registered with Hertfordshire’s Family Centre Service to attend any sessions or courses? Even if you registered with the children centres before, to comply with the new data protection laws and the change of service on 1 October 2018 a new registration...

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Spring season at Broadway Cinema & Theatre

17th February 2020

Treat the family and join Broadway Cinema and Theatre for one of their amazing family theatre shows this Spring. The Amazing Bubble Man is back by popular demand, thrilling children and families for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles! Pop...

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Standalone Farm reopens

14th February 2020

Standalone Farm is looking forward to re-opening its doors on Monday 17th February, ready for the half term.  Little farmers will have the chance to reach for the stars in a mobile planetarium which offers an immersive 360° experience. The dome will camp at Standalone until 23th February...

Campus West - Your half term holiday saviour

13th February 2020

Campus West is your half term holiday saviour – with a cinema, roller rink and soft play centre all under one roof, plus food and drink from Humphrey’s.  Films showing include The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle, Sonic the Hedgehog and The Call of the Wild.  Soft Play City is open...

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Head to intu Watford for half term family fun!

12th February 2020

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids this half term, then look no further than intu Watford!  From 17 to 23 February, children can take part in a series of fun and FREE activities including face painting on Friday 21 February and a treasure hunt out on the mall all week.  To...

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Half Term at Paradise Wildlife Park

10th February 2020

Enjoy this February half term at Paradise Wildlife Park! Looking for the perfect day out to keep the little ones entertained with lots of things to do all day? Well, Paradise Wildlife Park is your answer.  Paradise Wildlife Park is rated Hertfordshire’s No.1 Attraction by TripAdvisor and...

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Billionaire Boy at Hertford Theatre

8th February 2020

12th - 16th February. Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start...

Take the decision out of gift buying

7th February 2020

The Watford Gift Card provides a huge choice of retail, food, drink, leisure & entertainment options in Watford town centre whilst also ensuring that spend is kept local. It works in the same way as a department store/shopping centre gift cards, but instead the choice is expanded to the whole...

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February Frolics on the farm

6th February 2020

February Frolics, Willows Activity Farm’s ‘cutest event of the year’ runs 15-23rd February. Visitors will have the chance to witness the arrival of adorable newborn lambs as their pregnant ewes prepare to give birth. There will be bottle feeding demonstrations and their Livestock Team...

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Barracudas Activity Day Camps offers fun activity weeks and days for children during the holidays

5th February 2020

Barracudas has been entertaining kids between the ages of 4. to 14 years for over 26 years. Barracudas is a leader in the field, offering an amazing experience for children in fantastic settings. With a choice of varied activities for every session including archery, fencing, arts & crafts, motor...

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Ten2Two's Checklist for Change

4th February 2020

Now the days are getting lighter and the first daffodils are emerging, it’s an ideal time to focus energy on you and your goals. If one of those goals is finding a new job or returning to work, Ten2Two, your local flexible recruitment agency can help.  Here’s their really useful exercise...

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Incredi-bubble family fun!

4th February 2020

Do something different this May Bank Holiday and have fun in the bubbles at the perfect family-fun day out, with added feel-good factor!  Bubble Rush is an incredi-bubble charity fun run for all the family – and friends too! Anyone from tots to teens, grown-ups to grandparents can take...

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New home for historic aircraft

3rd February 2020

When the de Havilland Aircraft Museum re-opens its doors on Sunday 16th February visitors will see for the first time many of its historic aircraft on display in the large new climate-controlled hangar - now their permanent undercover home.  It is the centerpiece of the Museum for the 21st Century...

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Personalised private tuition service

28th January 2020

Alissa Star Tutors is a personalised private tuition service, specialising in primary Maths and English. All of the tutors are highly skilled, fully qualified teachers who thrive on tailoring packages to be fun and stimulating whilst ensuring maximum progression. They are an inclusive service and...

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Abbots Langley First Class Learning Centre student receives an academic award

21st January 2020

A student from the Abbots Langley First Class Learning Centre received an academic award for her school. Oluchi, who was 4 years old when she joined the Maths and English programme has made astonishing progress. The award is a testament not only to her hard work, determination and commitment to learning,...

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Perfect parties for kids!

17th January 2020

Cinnamon Square, a multi-award winning bakery based in Rickmansworth, has been teaching children to bake for over 13 years, through a range of parties and workshops. During the classic baking party, suitable for 5 years and upwards, children make bread, pizza, cookies and their own Birthday cake....

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Why is Ballet Training good for young children?

8th January 2020

The physical benefits of learning Ballet as a young person are best summed up by the amazing Gold Medallist Katrina Johnson Thompson in an article she wrote acknowleding Ballet as the secret to her jumping success. These attributes are core strength, agility, flexibility...

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3 is the perfect number

7th January 2020

As we approach the new year, those Year 5 students who have been tutored or have parents helping them, will now start to understand the content of the tests they will undertake in September. However, this is only one part of the preparation, practise is a key element...

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Let your child excel with Kumon

6th January 2020

Kumon study helps children of any age and any ability to shine. Established for 60 years, the Kumon Maths and English Programmes enable students of all ages and abilities to develop into con dent, independent learners with strong study skills. Kumon study equips students with core study skills that...

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