30 Things to do in September

30 Things to do in September

The Summer has flown by. As the new school year hurtles towards us I am going to have to take my head out of the sand and start gathering together bits of school uniform and crumpled pieces of paper with the start dates for various clubs scrawled on them. The Summer holidays may soon be over but that doesn’t mean that the fun stops here. There are loads of amazing things to do in September. Look below and you will find 30… Read More

Audley End Miniature Railway and Enchanted Fairy and Elf Walk

Audley End Enchanted Fairy and Elf Walk

If you go down to the woods at Audley End Miniature Railway you are sure of a big surprise. We discovered a magical day out with an enchanting mix of trains and fairies. We arrived just after opening at 10am, which gave us time to explore the small playground. Everything seems designed with children 7 years and under in mind, even the slide and climbing frames were accessible for Cub, who is only 18 months old.  There was plenty of space to run around before… Read More

The Brick Kingdom at Stockwood Discovery Centre

The Brick Kingdom at Stockwood Discovery Centre

It isn’t easy thinking up new and exciting things for the kids to do in the holidays. Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton have come to the rescue with a fantastic exhibition that Lego (and unicorn) fans will LOVE this Summer! The Brick Kingdom exhibition at Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton is open from 23rd July to 4th September 2016. The exhibition takes you on a quest to help save The Brick Kingdom. Once you pay to enter the exhibition you… Read More

Summer Days Inspiration

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Finger Puppets

The Summer holidays – love them or hate them? Just in case you are starting to feel like the holidays are very, very, very looooong here’s a little inspiration. Days Out, Crafts, Activities and Kid Friendly Recipes are all here. I can’t promise it won’t be messy but at least they might not argue for ten minutes! Recipes Inspiration Rain or shine, making something delicious in the kitchen is always a winner.  If you have bananas going brown in your fruit… Read More

Willows Activity Farm Summer Spectacular

Willows Activity Farm Peter Rabbit Meet and Greet

Willows Activity Farm is filled with fun to entertain younger children and the recent addition of the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground makes for a day out that should definitely be on your list this Summer holidays. There is a video of what you can expect from a day out at Willows Activity Farm here… Farmyard Fun We headed straight for the farm animals in The Farmyard and there were horses and cows, pigs, goats and rabbits to see in the huge covered barn. You can… Read More

50 Things to do this Summer in Beds Herts and Bucks

50 Things to do this Summer in Bedfordshire Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire

The Summer holidays are almost here! You won’t be stuck for ideas for what to do with the kids with this bumper selection of 50 things to do in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Here you will find inspiration for family days out, ideas for workshops and activities, parks and nature reserves to explore and children’s farms. There are even more ideas on my free days out in St Albans blog and a huge list of Country Parks in and near St Albans if you want to explore the countryside…. Read More

Children’s Theatre and Circus Shows this Summer

Children's Theatre and Circus in Hertfordshire August 2016

Roll up, roll up for a Summer filled with theatrical treats from The Snail and the Whale to The Canterbury Tales. There’s also family fun to look forward to as the John Lawson’s Circus returns to Van Hage Great Amwell in August. Add some culture to your Summer and get booking! The Gruffalo Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES This Summer everyone’s favourite furry monster roars back into London’s West End. Don’t miss Tall Stories’ hit musical stage adaptation of The Gruffalo… Read More

Say YES to Minecraft this Summer – you may be creating a genius…

Komplete Genius Summer School St Albans

Great news for all parents panicking about how to fill those long school holidays without resorting to hours of screen time. Komplete Genius have created a kids summer camp in St Albans that offers children a unique and diverse combination of activities to suit their individual learning path, while offering the opportunity to expand on their skills and interests and uncover hidden talents. Summer Camp in St Albans Over the course of an activity-packed week children will have the opportunity… Read More

Great Dinosaur Days Out for 2016!

Dinosaur Days Out in the UK

If anyone in your house watches Andy’s Dinosaur and Prehistoric Adventures on a loop, then these dinosaur days out might be just what you are looking for to get your budding paleontologists out and about this Summer. ZooRassic Park at Whipsnade Zoo ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF From 23rd July to 4th September 2016, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will be home to life-size animatronic dinosaurs as part of a new exhibit where you can find out more about the incredible creatures… Read More

20 Things to do in St Albans in July

20 Things to do in St Albans in July

Whether the sun shines or the rain falls, Summer is officially here.  As always, there are plenty of local events to keep the family entertained. Make sure you get your tickets for your favourite authors at the St Albans Literary Festival. You don’t want to miss The Wimpy Kid Show with Alastair Watson or the Clangers Brilliant Surprise and there is a full programme of events here. Once you have seen your favourite authors you can practice your Highland Fling at the Harpenden Highland Gathering,… Read More