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

St Albans Literary Festival 2016

St Albans Literary Festival 2016

The St Albans Literary Festival runs from Monday July 4th to Sunday July 10th 2016. This year you will find a varied programme of events from historical fiction to crime thrillers and graphic novels to picture books. Have you got your tickets yet? Clangers The Brilliant Surprise On Saturday 9th July 2016, St Albans Literary Festival presents a very special live storytelling of Clangers: The Brilliant Surprise, the first Clangers picture book written by Daniel Postgate, published by Ladybird Books. Professional storyteller Alastair… Read More

A Day Out at Aldenham Country Park

100 Aker Wood Winnie the Pooh Trail at Aldenham Country Park

It isn’t always easy to get the kids outdoors. “Come for a walk,” “Let’s get some fresh air,” are often met with rolling eyes and little enthusiasm. Thank heavens for Winnie the Pooh’s 100 Aker Wood at Aldenham Country Park in Elstree. I am unlikely to get anyone out of the house with the promise of a ramble in the countryside but the challenge of finding all the places on the 100 Aker Wood trail means that we can can blow… Read More

20 Things to do in St Albans in June

Things to do in St Albans in June

If the Summer ever arrives then there are lots of fantastic events to enjoy in the errr… sunshine… with carnivals, country fairs and festivals. Make a date in your diary for the fabulous Alban Weekend with the Alban Pilgrimage on Saturday 18th June and the Alban Street Festival on Sunday 19th June. Larks in the Parks are also back this year and don’t forget Sunday 19th June 2016 is Father’s Day. Here’s hoping the weather improves so you can enjoy these 20 things to do in and around St Albans… Read More

25 things to do in St Albans this Half Term

What's on for kids in St Albans

Is it really the holidays again already? The last months of the school year seem to be flying past in a blur. If you are feeling caught up in the whirlwind, then look no further for ideas on how to entertain the children this half term Saturday 28th May to Sunday 5th June 2016.  I’ve put together a list of 25 things to do in and around St Albans this Half Term and if you want to explore the countryside take… Read More

Carpenter’s Nursery and Farm Shop in St Albans

Carpenters Nursery St Albans

Carpenter’s Nursery and Farm Shop in St Albans has been a part of St Albans’ landscape for nearly 100 years.  The local farm shop has been supplying fresh fruit and vegetables for generations.  For years I have been driving past, oblivious to the gems inside. If you have never been before, now is the perfect time to pop in and see what Carpenter’s Nursery and Farm Shop has to offer. On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2016, Carpenter’s Nursery and Farm… Read More