What’s On

The Gruffalo Live!

Contact: Website

Venue: Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Date: 06-07-2016 to 05-09-2016

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 by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London. Shows are on throughout the Summer and are suitable for children aged 3 years +. For more information or to book tickets, visit the website.

Willows Farm Summer Spectacular

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Venue: Willows Farm Village, Coursers Road, St Albans, AL4 0PF

Date: 23-07-2016 to 04-09-2016

From 23rd July to 4th September 2016, Willows Farm Summer Spectacular will be in full swing. Go along and explore the A-maizing Maze, watch the Goat Racing and see one of the live shows with Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail. You can visit the farm animals, have an adventure in the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground and take a ride on Tristan the Runaway Tractor. For more info visit the website.

Stockwood Discovery Centre – The Brick Kingdom

Contact: Website / 01582 548600

Venue: Stockwood Discovery Centre, London Road, Luton, LU1 4LX

Date: 23-07-2016 to 04-09-2016

The Brick Kingdom exhibition at Stockwood Discovery Centre runs everyday from Saturday 23rd July to Sunday 4th September 2016, 10am to 5pm.  The exhibition features medieval fantasy Lego models and is a treat for all Lego fans.  Entry fees apply to the exhibition. For more information visit the website.

Van Hage Circus

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Venue: Van Hage Great Amwell, Pepper Hill, SG12 9RP

Date: 20-08-2016 to 29-08-2016

The circus is back at Van Hage Great Amwell! Enjoy the new acts at the John Lawson’s Circus for 2016 from Saturday 20th to Monday 29th August 2016, with shows at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm. Tickets are £6.50 per person and children of 2 years and under go free but must sit on an adults knee. For more information, or to book tickets, visit the website.

The Canterbury Tales

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Venue: The Elephant Dell, Hatfield House, Hatfield, AL9 5AE

Date: 24-08-2016

On Wednesday 24th August 2016, come to the Elephant Dell at Hatfield House for a special, open air performance of The Canterbury Tales, brought to you by The Pantaloons. Bring a picnic and something to sit on, then sit back and enjoy a cast of five actors for every single one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s timeless tales in under 2 hours. This is medieval mayhem for the whole family. For more information visit the website.

Verulamium Museum – Conquering the Air

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Venue: Verulamium Museum, St Micheal's Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW

Date: 24-08-2016

On Wednesday 24th August 2016, the Verulamium Museum is running a Conquering the Air holiday activity for 6-11 year olds. Discover the true life tale of Dolly Shepherd and her adventures as a high-flying acrobat and balloonist, then create a hot air balloon to take away. Sessions are £6 per child and must be booked in advance on 01727 751810. For more information visit the website.

Stockwood Discovery Centre – Working Wednesdays

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Venue: Stockwood Discovery Centre, London Road, Luton, LU1 4LX

Date: 24-08-2016

Come along to Stockwood Discovery Centre on selected Wednesdays through the Summer and you will get the chance to see some of the collection’s stationary engines in full working glory! For more information visit the website.

Drama Llamas Summer Sessions

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Venue: Harpenden Trust Hall, 90 Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PS

Date: 24-08-2016

Come and join in with Drama Llama Summer Sessions at Harpenden Trust Hall on Wednesday 24th August 2016, at 10am or 11am. These fantastic, fun sessions are designed specifically for children 2-5 years old plus their siblings. Classes are 40 minutes long. £7.50 per class per child, discounts for siblings. Booking is essential, please visit the website to book your place.

St Albans Cathedral Family Discovery Morning

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Venue: St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans, AL1 1BY

Date: 25-08-2016

Come and enjoy the St Albans Cathedral Family Discovery Morning, 10am to 12noon on Thursday 25th August 2016. Roald Dahl fans will enjoy ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ themed activities and learn about how chocolate is made. Suitable for children aged 3-11 years old, arrive before 11.30am in order to complete all the activities. For more information call or visit the website.

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

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Venue: Verulamium Museum, St Micheal's Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW

Date: 25-08-2016 to 26-08-2016

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum takes place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th August 2016, 2pm-4pm.  Drop into the Verulamium Museum and have a go at a craft activity with a Roman theme, suitable for children aged 3-11 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Don’t forget to bring proof of residence in St Albans District for free entry to the museum (there will be a small charge for craft activities). For more information visit the website.