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

The Jade Boy by Cate Cain

The Jade Boy by Cate Cain

St Albans author Cate Cain shares the inspirations for her new book, The Jade Boy, a ghoulish tale about what really caused The Great Fire of London, for children aged around 10 years old and above. What if the Great Fire of London wasn’t really an accident? In Cate Cain’s first book for children, The Jade Boy, she explores this question in a story filled with magic, mystery and gory details. The Jade Boy is the sort of book I… 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

Folkstock 2013 Giveaway

Folkstock Acoustic Festival

Folkstock Acoustic Festival is a family friendly music festival in the beautiful surroundings of Aldenham Country Park in Hertfordshire taking place on Saturday 21st September 2013.  The fun begins at 10.30am and the music starts at 11am, carrying on until 11.30pm. As well as two main stages and two tents packed full of award winning national and local musicians and bands there will be lots to see and do including face painting, ukulele workshops and a village fete. You can… 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 themummysphere.co.uk

Giveaways on themummysphere.co.uk

themummysphere.co.uk occasionally hosts giveaways, allowing my readers the chance to win some fantastic prizes.  Giveaways on themummysphere.co.uk 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 themummysphere.co.uk 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

Free Things to do with Kids in St Albans

Free things to do with kids in St Albans

Are you looking for some free things to do with kids in St Albans this Summer? The school holidays can be a wonderful time with your kids but all the activities and days out can easily and quickly make your spending money vanish. Luckily there are some fantastic places to visit in St Albans and Hertfordshire that are free, so make sure you check them out.  Before you travel always check opening hours and to avoid disappointments if you are… Read More

Top 10 Apps for Toddlers

Top 10 Apps for Toddlers

We are a reasonably techie family and recently a few people have asked me what are my top 10 apps for toddlers, to download before a long car journey or a flight. I’m not too keen on young children (especially under 3 years old) using technology but as with everything if you use common sense and limit time spent on tablets, phones and laptops then apps can be a novel way to spend time with your children and frankly a… Read More