The Sandpit Theatre St Albans

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

This October half term The Sandpit Theatre  St Albans launches a programme of exciting shows and film screenings for children and their families. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark On Sunday 25th October 2015, Blunderbus Theatre presents The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. This adaptation of Jill Tomlinson’s classic children’s story features music, puppetry and incredible sets and costumes to bring to life the story of Plop, the baby barn owl. Blunderbus have been bringing magical theatre experiences… Read More

St Albans Food and Drink Festival

St Albans Seasonal Salad Close Up

Have you got your brochure for the St Albans Food and Drink Festival yet? This year there are over 40 foodie events taking place in St Albans and Harpenden from Tuesday 22nd September to Monday 5th October 2015. To celebrate this year’s festival local food writer Ren Behan and illustrator Stu McLellan have created a St Albans Seasonal Salad recipe card for the #kidscookalong that you can download here. The recipe uses local ingredients such as watercress, goats cheese and honey to create… Read More

Moscow State Circus in Harpenden

Moscow State Circus Comes to Harpenden

The Moscow State Circus comes to Harpenden Common this week from 15th to 19th July 2015 with a new production Zhelaniy. The incredible performers from this world famous circus will guide you through a story of seven special wishes, surrounded by a flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking and roller skating spectacular. Two full price adult tickets for the price of one To get two full price adult tickets for the price of one call the box office on 020 3375… Read More

Verulamium Spa St Albans

Verulamium Spa at Everyone Active Westminster Lodge, St Albans

There is a treasure hidden in St Albans just waiting to be discovered. Venture upstairs in the Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre and you will find the Verulamium Spa St Albans.  As soon as you enter the spa you are transported into a contemporary, calm and luxurious space where you can relax and enjoy peace, quiet and some serious pampering. If you have booked to use the Heat and Water Oasis in the spa then white fluffy robes, slippers and towels are… Read More

A Touch of Magic This Christmas

Hogwarts in the Snow Warner Bros. Studio Tour

If you are looking for a different family treat this Christmas there is festive sparkle and magic at the Hogwarts at Christmas event at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour from 15th November until 6th January. The tour is an enchanting experience for any fan of the Harry Potter films, or simply fans of movies and cinema. It gives you an unique insight into the work of the thousands of people involved in creating the films and especially for Christmas, there… Read More

Local Charities Need Your Help

Local Charities Need Your Help

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November local St Albans Rock Choir groups are performing in two charity concerts at 7.30pm at St Albans School to raise money for charities particularly important to one local family. Playskill The first concert on Saturday 23rd November is in aid of Playskill a fantastic local charity that provides pre-school parent and child playgroups in Watford and Hemel Hempstead for children with physical difficulty or developmental delay. Playskill is run by a skilled team… Read More

Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail

Broxbourne Woods Charcoal Burner

Broxbourne Woods is one of those places that I keep hearing mentioned and last weekend we decided to get out in the Hertfordshire countryside and visit the National Nature Reserve which also has a Sculpture Trail along a firm path, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.  To get there we went via the M25 and the A10, following the brown tourist signs for Paradise Wildlife Park.  Once we passed Paradise Wildlife Park we took the next right, Pembridge Lane. After a… Read More

Postnatal Pilates & Yoga in St Albans

Postnatal Pilates and Yoga

Ana Sanz has been teaching postnatal pilates and yoga classes in St Albans for a number of years.  She has now joined the team at the Verulam Clinic and has started a new class combining yoga poses and pilates exercises to create a course that concentrates on improving core strength, posture and pelvic floor muscles.  Each six week course is held on Saturday mornings at the Verulam Clinic in the centre of St Albans and is specially designed for women… Read More

Giveaways on

Giveaways on occasionally hosts giveaways, allowing my readers the chance to win some fantastic prizes.  Giveaways on may be sponsored by other individuals, businesses or companies and sponsored giveaways are always disclosed. If you need more information please just ask. You will find the latest giveaways on blog.  There are some great giveaways coming soon, so keep checking the blog for the latest news!  In the past I have given away some fantastic prizes from vouchers for treatments at… Read More

How to Prepare for an Ultrasound

How to Prepare for an Ultrasound

The Verulam Clinic offer appointments for a range of different antenatal ultrasound scans at their clinic in St Albans during the week, at the weekend and in the evenings.  If you are not sure how to prepare for an ultrasound scan, here are a few tips: What should I wear? On the day of your ultrasound scan try to make sure that you are wearing something comfortable.  It is a good idea to wear trousers and a top so that… Read More