Top local listings for April events in Herts that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families!
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April Events in Herts

 

Events Running Throughout Easter Holidays

 

Lambing Experience at Church Farm Ardeley
Sat 25 March to Fri 7 April 2017, various times
Ardeley, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 7AH
Get involved with lambing experiences with the Spring Lambs at Church Farm. A range of experiences for all the family and meet our farmers. (Pregnant women are advised to avoid contact with newborn lambs)
churchfarmardeley.co.uk
Costs: Various, from £9.95.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Paradise Wildlife Park
Sat 1 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7QA
Hop over to Paradise this Easter & check out our brand NEW Penguin Falls Exhibit launching this Easter and our Walkthough Outback Trail, where you can get up close & personal with our Australian animal friends. You can even meet the Easter Bunny and during your visit take part in our free Big Easter Egg hunt around the Animal Park and be in the chance of winning a family animal experience at Paradise!
www.pwpark.com
Cost: Usual admission applies

Easter Hunt at Farrowby Farm
Sat 1 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm (EXCEPT Wednesdays)
New Inn Road, Hinxworth, Herts, SG7 5EY
Come and enjoy the farm this Easter and have a go at our Easter Picture Hunt. No booking required, running all through the day, just pick up your question sheet from the Tea Room and then away you go to find all the hidden answers. Get a chocolate treat at the end. We are still waiting for our lambs to arrive but they should be with us in time for the holidays for you to come and see as well as lots of little piggies and chicks too!
farrowbyfarm
Cost: £1 per child

Spring into Easter at the Gunpowder Mills
Sat 1 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm (last ticket 3pm)
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Spring will be in full force at the Royal Gunpowder Mills this Easter. Join us for an egg-citing time with lots of creative activities for families. Make and launch rockets, get busy screen-printing T-shirts, make bunny ears, have a go at our tennis ball cannon, get crafty with chalkboard eggs, explore the science behind bouncy eggs and make Easter cards for your friends and much more!
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Tickets from £8.50

Easter Baby Boom at Lee Valley Park Farms
Sat 1 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 2EF
Spring is a busy time of year at Lee Valley Park Farm as we meet the newborns and new members of the farm family! With the usual fun filled activities, various informative talks on the new arrivals, indoor and outdoor play areas and tractor and trailer rides to the Hollyfield dairy farm, this is a great day out for all the family!
www.visitleevalley.org.uk
Cost: Normal admission prices apply

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Wimpole Estate
Sat 1 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-5.30pm
Arrington, Royston, SG8 0BW
Someone keeps leaving the gates open and the bunnies are getting into the garden – they’re eating the gardeners’ prize carrots! We’ve hidden the carrots to stop the bunnies eating them all. Can you sniff out the carrots to spell the secret word?
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate
Cost: £2.50 per trail

Easter Eggstravaganza at Willows Activity Farm
Sat 1 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-5.30pm
Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Choc-o-bloc family fun with the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg and Bunny Hunts, shows, adventure play and farmyard fun.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Normal admission charges apply

 

Events: Sat 1 April –  Fri 7 April 2017

 

Stay and Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum
Sat 1 April 2017, 10.30am – 4.30pm
18 Bull Plain Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
On the first Saturday of each month, The Andrews Room at Hertford Museum will be open for families to enjoy a free play session. Come along and play with traditional wooden toys, make something crafty and read a book. Whilst you are here why not use the discovery station toys to explore the galleries too?
www.hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: Free entry, just drop in.

CJ Birds of Prey at Hatfield Park Farm
Sun 2 April 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB
CJ’s Birds of Prey display team will be at Hatfield Park Farm for a static display of their birds of prey. The fantastic father and daughter combination that spearheads “CJ’s Birds of Prey” has proved to be a winning formula that has developed over recent years to become one of the most popular Birds of Prey display teams in the UK.
www.hatfieldparkfarm.co.uk
Cost: Normal farm admission prices apply, £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and under 3’s are free.

Victorian Lesson at the British Schools Museum
Sun 2 April 2017, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9TS
On the first Sunday of each month (March – November) you can enjoy a Victorian lesson at no extra charge! Lessons start at 2:30pm & 3:30pm – don’t be late! Booking recommended.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission charge applies

Family Bug Hunt at Pear Wood
Mon 3 April 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Wood Farm, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LF
Take the kids out in the holidays and find some creepy crawlies…
Join us for a family holiday guided walk around Pear Wood and Wood Farm looking at bugs in various habitats. Refreshments in the Dairy afterwards. Meet in the car park at Wood Farm, SatNav: HA7 4LF.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: FREE

The Wizard of Oz at The Spotlight
Mon 3 April 2017, 2.00pm & 6.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to The Spotlight for a fantastic all-new Easter pantomime version of The Wizard of Oz, with an all-star cast and amazing live band!
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: £19, Concessions £17, Group of four £65

Easter Shed at the Chickenshed
Mon 3 April – Fri 7 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PE
Participants at this brilliant week-long event will explore and develop a wide range of performance skills through workshops that involve drama, dance, singing and story-making. Parents and friends will be invited in on the final afternoon to see a performance that has been devised throughout the week. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch and snacks, and they will be supervised by Chickenshed staff during lunchtimes and breaks. For 5-11yrs.
www.chickenshed.org.uk
Cost: £130, 50% discount for siblings

Easter Crafts at Ashridge Estate
Mon 3 April – Fri 7 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LT
Come along to make and decorate your own Easter themed crafts. Why not head outside to explore the estate afterwards?
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate
Cost: £2.00 per child

Easter Egg Hunt at Hatfield Town Centre
Mon 3 April – Fri 21 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Find eggs around Hatfield town centre shops. Pick up your Easter egg hunt activity sheep from The Hub – White Lion House, town centre shops, or www.hatfieldtown.co.uk. One winner will take home an annual ticket to Hatfield Park Farm.
www.hatfieldtown.co.uk/Events

Keep Calm and Colour On at Verulamium Museum
Tues 4 April 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
School holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Make your own T-shirt inspired by the famous wartime slogan and discover the impact of posters both in war and in peacetime.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £6.00. Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727 751810.

Bonkers about Botany! at Hertford Museum
Tues 4 April – Thurs 13 April 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays ONLY)
18 Bull Plain Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
Drop in and take part in crafts inspired by our fabulous knot garden and natural history collection. Different activities each week!
www.hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: £1.50 per child. Free spaces available for families on lower income.

Memories and Momentos at Verulamium Museum
Weds 5 April 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
School holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Hear stories from two perspectives of wartime: the home front and from soldiers writing home to loved ones. Discover the mementos that became so special and create your own keepsake inspired by our exhibition ‘All in it Together’.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £6.00. Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727 751810.

Little Explorers – Muddy Playtime! at Panshanger Park
Weds 5 April 2017, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Join us at a Forest School Easter event! Play in the mud kitchen, build mud castles and make mud paint! Borrow one of our splash suits and little ones can get muddy head to toe if they want to! Aimed for children aged 2-7. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child. Visit website to book.

Wild Wednesdays – Easter ‘Eggspert’ Family Orienteering Competition at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Wed 5 April 2017, 1.00pm- 3.00pm
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ
Celebrate the Lee Valley Park’s 50th Anniversary with our ‘Wild Wednesday’ family events in the school holidays. Bring your family and take part in an orienteering competition with a difference. Be a part of the winning team and gain points by navigating your way around part of the Lee Valley Regional Park whilst collecting egg stickers and answering riddles to earn bonus points! Which team will become the reigning “Eggspert” Champion? All participants receive a certificate with the winning team receiving certificates and prizes! Please note that buggies and wheelchairs will need to negotiate grass areas.
www.visitleevalley.org.uk
Cost: £4.50 advanced booking, £5 on day

Naomi’s Wild & Scary at The Alban Arena
Wed 5 April 2017, 1.30pm
Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD
Children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson comes to The Alban Arena in the Spring. The show will be packed full of fun and surprises as Naomi is joined on stage by ‘Animal Mark’, and some of his scariest creatures. Join Naomi as she recalls some of her most exciting wildlife experiences from the far flung corners of the world and even introduces the audience to some of the most fierce and frightening animals she met along the way! The show is suitable for kids 5yrs+ and guarantees a great time for the whole family.
www.alban-arena.co.uk
Cost: £19.50, Under 16s £15.50, Family Ticket (2+2) £62.00 (a transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases)

Little Explorers – Muddy Playtime! at Panshanger Park
Thurs 6 April 2007, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
Near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Join us at a Forest School Easter event! Who can make the biggest splash in the muddy puddle?! Or will you go the furthest down the mud slide?! Your family can join in with some muddy activities including mud sculptures, mud paint and lots more. Aimed at children aged 4-11 (must be accompanied by an adult)
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk – AM BOOKING
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk – PM BOOKING
Cost: £6 per child

Family Fun at Lowewood Museum
Thurs 6 April 2007, 12.00pm-3.00pm
Join us for fun family crafts. No need to book, just drop in between 12noon and 3pm every Thursday during the school holidays.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: £1 per child

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum
Thurs 6 April & Fri 7 April 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Inspired by our exhibition ‘All in it Together’, create your own ‘Visit St Albans’ poster and make an aeroplane mobile to take home. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult. Drop-in session.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £1.50

Wild Kids Adventure Day – Fire Lighting and Outdoor Cookingat Panshanger Park
Fri 7 April 2007, 10.00am-3.00pm
Near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Learn how to build and light a fire as well as cooking some yummy snack too! Event will also include games, crafts, free play-time in the woods! Please note this event is weather dependent and in very wet weather the activities may change. Aimed at children aged 8-13 (younger children aged 6-7 welcome however under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult). Children aged 8-13 may be dropped off and collected by a named adult. Adults are welcome to stay and play if they wish!
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: £15 per child

 

Events: Sat 8 April –  Wed 12 April 2017

 

Hertford Art Trail
Sat 8 April to Sun 7 May 2017
Venues across Hertford
This free art trail allows the public to take a tour around Hertford and visit over 25 pop-up art exhibition venues. The artwork ranges from sculpture to textile, oil on canvas to watercolour and the majority of the art is available to purchase.
www.hertford.gov.uk
Cost: Free Entry

Easter Willow Basket Workshop at Panshanger Park
Sun 9 April 2007, 10.00am-1.00pm
Near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Learn how to weave willow to make a basic Easter basket. Perfect for a gift or great for storing your yummy Easter eggs in! All of the tools and materials will be provided. Weather permitting, we will finish off the celebrations with a campfire and tasty snacks!
Suitable for both adults and children aged 8 and above (children must be accompanied by an adult – one basket per paid space).
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: £15 per basket. Visit website to book.

Dick and Dom Live at The Alban Arena
Mon 10 April 2017, 10.00am & 2.00pm
Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD
The legends of Children’s TV, Dick and Dom are about to be unleashed on a theatre near you! Touring the UK in a show that promises to get the whole family on their feet, the performance will be full of madcap challenges and audience participation games that will guarantee to have you in stitches. Warning: You may get messy!
www.alban-arena.co.uk
Cost: £12.00, Under 16s £10.00, Family Ticket (2+2) £40.00 (a transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases)

First Hippo on the Moon at Broadway, Letchworth
Mon 10 April & Tues 11 April 2017, (Mon 2.00pm & 4.00pm; Tues 11.00am & 2.00pm)
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3DD
From bestselling Children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? Ages 3+
www.broadway-letchworth.com
Cost: £14.00, Family £48.00

Early Bird Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt at Ashridge Estate
Mon 10 April – Thurs 13 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LT
Beat the crowds and complete our Easter trail early and receive a chocolate bunny prize at the end. Early bird discount during the week. Higher price during Easter weekend to encourage early visits and reduce overcrowding.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate
Cost: £3.00 per child

Easter Woodcrafts at Gunpowder Park
Tues 11 April 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3GP
Learn practical skills on this creative course hosted by the Lee Valley Ranger Team.
You will learn about different trees and their properties, and about plaque cutting with bow saws.
Grown-ups and children will love making Easter themed keepsakes that they can take home.
www.visitleevalley.org.uk
Cost: £14.50 for one Adult and one child

Family Bug Hunt at Stanmore Common
Tues 11 April 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LB
Take the kids out in the holidays and find some creepy crawlies… Join us for a family holiday guided walk around Stanmore Common looking for bugs in various habitats. Meet in the Car Park in Warren Lane, opposite Stanmore Cricket Club, SatNav HA7 4LB.
www.wildlifetrusts.org
Cost: FREE

Paper Engineering Workshop at Verulamium Museum
Tues 11 April 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Learn to make pop-ups with popular illustrator and paper engineer John O’Leary. Inspired by our exhibition ‘All in it Together’, build on basic techniques and folds to create 3D designs exploring ideas of change, transformation and misdirection. A 30 minute lunch break (supervised by museum staff) will take place on site during the day; please send all children attending this session with a packed lunch and notify us of any food intolerances or allergies when making the booking. Suitable for 8-13 year olds.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £15.00

Little Explorers – Muddy Playtime! at Panshanger Park
Weds 12 April 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
Near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Join us at a Forest School Easter event! Play in the mud kitchen, build mud castles and make mud paint! Borrow one of our splash suits and little ones can get muddy head to toe if they want to! Aimed for children aged 2-7. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk – AM BOOKING
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk – PM BOOKING
Cost: £6 per child. Visit website to book.

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum
Wed 12 April 2017, 10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by the book Five Minute’s Peace by Jill Murphy. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years, accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727 751810.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £2.00.

Front Page News – tales and tabloids at Verulamium Museum
Weds 12 April 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
School holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Turn reporter for the day! Come along braced with your own stories and hear some new ones. Design your own newspaper front page splash to take home.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £6.00. Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727 751810.

Wild Wednesdays – Spring has Sprung Activity Afternoon at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Wed 12 April 2017, 1.00pm- 3.00pm
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ
Celebrate Lee Valley Park’s 50th Anniversary with our ‘Wild Wednesday’ family events taking place every Wednesday during the school holidays! The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, the birds are singing – ‘spring has sprung’! Discover the magic of seasonal change through a fun filled afternoon of spring related activities, including arts and crafts, seed planting and Spring games!
www.visitleevalley.org.uk
Cost: £4.50 advanced booking, £5 on day

Sid’s Show at The Radlett Centre
Weds 12 April 2017, 2.00pm
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 8HL
It’s raining outside but there are plenty of fun things to do inside with Sid and his dog Fuzzy. Sid ventures into a fish tank to discover what a mermaid is doing with his TV remote control, who has her pearls and whether Sid can make friends with a dangerous shark! This exciting and colourful underwater adventure bubbles over with sea creatures, songs, stalagmites, stalactites and wave after wave of educational interaction. Suitable for ages 3+
www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Cost: Adults £12.00, Under 16s £10.00

 

Events: Thurs 13 April –  Mon 17 April 2017 (Bank Holiday)

 

Little Explorers – Muddy Playtime! at Panshanger Park
Thurs 13 April 2007, 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
Near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Join us at a Forest School Easter event! Who can make the biggest splash in the muddy puddle?! Or will you go the furthest down the mud slide?! Your family can join in with some muddy activities including mud sculptures, mud paint and lots more. Aimed at children aged 4-11 (must be accompanied by an adult).
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk – AM BOOKING
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk – PM BOOKING
Cost: £6 per child. Visit website to book.

Family Bushcraft Day 2017 at Hatfield Forest
Thurs 13 April 2017, 10.15am-3.00pm
Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford, Essex, CM22 6NE
Learn the basics for surviving in the wild with only the bare necessities. An introduction to shelter building, fire lighting, water collection and foraging.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatfield-forest
Cost: £15 single, £28 two people, £40 three people, £52 four people

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum
Thurs 13 April & Fri 14 April 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Inspired by our exhibition ‘All in it Together’, create your own ‘Visit St Albans’ poster and make an aeroplane mobile to take home. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult. Drop-in session.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £1.50

Wild Kids Adventure Day – Easter Adventure at Panshanger Park
Fri 14 April 2007, 10.00am-3.00pm
Near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Can you crack our Easter challenges?! Can you complete a woodland obstacle course without cracking an egg?! Try to build a nest to keep your ‘egg’ warm, with a prize for the most successful! Use the campfire to make chocolatey treats to take home! As well as the activities listed the day will also include games, crafts, free play-time in the woods and, weather permitting, a campfire too. Aimed at children aged 8-13 (younger children aged 6-7 welcome however under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult). Children aged 8-13 may be dropped off and collected by a named adult. Adults are welcome to stay and play if they wish!
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: £15 per child. Visit website to book.

Easter Trail at Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Fri 14 April – Sat 15 April 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX
There is plenty to do in the Gardens this Easter – explore the Maze and the Dinosaur Trail. Enjoy the spring flowers and listen to the birdsong. Visit the Gift shop and Tea Room for Easter treats. Our huge Adventure Playground is great fun – make sure you try the astro slide, drop slide, zip wire and the splash water play features. Take a ride on our vintage bus, which will be transporting visitors between the Playground and Gardens each day.
www.knebworthhouse.com
Cost: Normal admission charges apply (10% discount for advanced bookings)

Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt at Ashridge Estate
Fri 14 April – Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LT
The Cadbury bunny has set up an Easter trail through the woods for you to follow. Can you answer all the questions to claim your chocolate reward?
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate
Cost: £5.00 per child

Easter Egg Hunt at Shepreth Wildlife Park
Fri 14 April – Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Station Road, Shepreth, nr Royston, Herts, SG8 6PZ
Join in the Easter Egg Hunt taking place throughout the grounds.
www.sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission rates apply.

Easter Weekend at Lee Valley Park Farms
Fri 14 April – Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2EF
Hop to it and join us in the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lee Valley Park Farms!
Join the usual critters and creatures along with the new farm family members from the recent baby boom, you can also listen to exciting and informative talks about the new arrivals!
See if you can spot the Easter Bunny whilst searching for the missing eggs and enjoy various other Easter inspired activities. In addition, kids can play in the indoor and outdoor play areas, jump on the tractor and ride to the dairy farm. This is a fun filled eggciting day for all the family to enjoy!
www.visitleevalley.org.uk
Cost: Normal admission charges apply

Wildlife Explorer’s Club at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 15 April 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
A monthly fun and interactive club for our young members / wildlife explorers! Officially starts at age 6 but if you are staying with your child you are welcome to bring them along younger. We meet at the reserve on the third Saturday of every month and take part in some outdoor learning followed by arts and crafts or games. Booking essential.
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: Members £3, Non-members £5 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

CJ Birds of Prey at Hatfield Park Farm
Sat 15 April 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB
CJ’s Birds of Prey display team will be at Hatfield Park Farm for a static display of their birds of prey. The fantastic father and daughter combination that spearheads “CJ’s Birds of Prey” has proved to be a winning formula that has developed over recent years to become one of the most popular Birds of Prey display teams in the UK.
www.hatfieldparkfarm.co.uk
Cost: Normal farm admission prices apply, £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and under 3’s are free.

Easter Open Day at Langleybury Children’s Farm
Sat 15 April 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Langleybury Lane, Kings Langley, Herts, WD4 8RW
Our event dates play an important role in fund raising for our charity. With an Easter egg hunt, newborn animals, BBQ and bar.
www.langleyburychildrensfarm.org.uk
Cost: Adult £4, Child (walking-16 years) £2.50

Easter Egg Hunt at Herts and Essex Community Farm
Sat 15 April 2017, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Fold Croft, Harlow, CM20 1SB
Herts and Essex Community Farm will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt. Fancy dress prizes, craft, tea, coffee, cake and light refreshments will be available. The farm has full wheelchair and pram access and all local residents are invited.
www.harlow.gov.uk/harlow-70
Cost: Adults free, participating children to be confirmed.

Easter Fun on the Farm at Hatfield Park Farm
Sat 15 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-5.30pm
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB
Join Hatfield Park Farm for quizzes, trails, bonnet making and much more!
www.hatfieldparkfarm.co.uk
Cost: Normal farm admission prices apply, £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and under 3’s are free.

East Egg Hunt at Lee Valley White Water Centre
Sun 16 April 2017, from 2.00pm
Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN9 1AB
Join in as we celebrate Easter with live music and an Easter egg hunt for the kids! Who can find the most eggs? Bring along family and friends and make a day of it this Easter.
www.visitleevalley.org.uk
Cost: FREE

Easter Medieval Jousting at Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Sun 16 April and Mon 17 April 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX
The turrets and towers of Knebworth House provide a spectacular backdrop to the costumed knights on majestic warhorses galloping at full tilt across the arena in a fantastic display of horsemanship. Knights demonstrate their skills in hand to hand combat to the delight of the crowds who are encouraged to cheer, and jeer, their favourite knights. There are two scheduled jousting displays on both days at about 12.30 and 2.30 pm (dependent on the weather).
www.knebworthhouse.com
Cost: Normal admission charges apply (10% discount for advanced bookings)

 

Events: Tues 18 April –  Sun 30 April 2017

 

Nature Tots at Panshanger Park Forest School
Wed 19 April 2007, 10.00am-3.00pm
Near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Six-week Forest School activity programme aimed specifically at pre-school children aged three to five. It is time for the little ones to have some fun in the woods with a six-week Forest School activity programme aimed specifically at pre-school children aged three to five. Become a wild explorer, search for mini-beasts, make mud-pies in our mud kitchen, and much more! Sessions run each Wednesday from 19 April to 24 May. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: Booking essential for 6 sessions – £24. (£4 per child, per session)

Messy Welly Club for Under 5’s at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Wed 19 April 2017, 10.30am-11.45am
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Time for messy outdoor play! This session is all about getting outside into nature and exploring the things we find. It runs the third Wednesday of each month, and is aimed at under 5’s with a parent or guardian. We will be outdoors whatever the weather and may include some wild art and crafts as well as other activities. It is very important children come prepared in warm clothes/waterproofs/sun protection as appropriate, and clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Splash in puddles and run wild! Booking essential.
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £3.50 members, £4.50 non-members (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Street Arts Festival at Hertford Town Centre
Sat 22 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Hertford Town Centre, Hertfordshire
This brand new event will take to the streets of Hertford Town Centre to showcase the local artistic talent. The town will come alive with entertainment throughout the day, from street dancers and performers, to local musicians and kids art and craft workshops. The streets will become a buzzing hub of artistic talent.
www.hertford.gov.uk

St George’s Family Fun Day 2017 at Grundy Park and Laura Trott Leisure Centre
Sat 22 April 2017, 12.00pm-5.00pm
Grundy Park, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, EN8 9RJ
Laura Trott Leisure Centre, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 9AJ
Traditional fun and activities to celebrate St George’s Day including Enfield Brass Band, Morris dancing, fun re-enactment of the famous legend of St George, miniature railway, pony rides, laser tag, silent disco and lots more! Family funfair and food concessions. This event and the arena events are free; some activities may charge a small fee.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: Free of charge (some activities may have a small cost)

Family Bug Hunt at Harrow Recreation Ground
Sun 23 April 2017, 10.30am-12.00pm
Hindes Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1RS
Search for small critters on this bug hunt… Join HMWT volunteer, Simon Braidman for a bug hunt with nets and bug pots. We will see what we can catch and identify the small creatures that live in the park. Refreshments in the Pavillion afterwards.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: FREE

The Gunpowder Plot Rally at the Gunpowder Mills
Sun 23 April 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm (last ticket 3pm)
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Proud to be the finish for The Charity Classic Vehicle Club & Chelmer Valley Car Meet rally for Drive it Day, with a wonderful display of cars from the: 30s, 40s and onwards to 80s.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: TBC

Tapir Weekend at Paradise Wildlife Park
Sun 29 April to Mon 1 May 2017, 9.30am-5.00pm
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7QA
We are celebrating ALL four species of Tapirs, as they are classed as either vulnerable or endangered due to habitat destruction and poaching, at our annual Tapir weekend! You will be able to buy all kinds of ‘fabzoolus’ Tapir merchandise at our Tapir stall by their enclosure. You can even meet our devoted Tapir keeper who will be on hand to tell you lots of interesting facts!
www.pwpark.com
Cost: Normal admission charges apply

VE Weekend at the Gunpowder Mills
Sat 29 April to Mon 1 May 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm (last ticket 3pm)
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
The amazing, popular VE Weekend returns to the Royal Gunpowder Mills this May Bank Holiday, from Saturday to Monday, with fantastic 1940s re-enactments, a fabulous array of music, signing, jiving and entertaining celebrations. VE Weekend is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in live history with a chance to get up close to soldiers and civilians visiting from the past, cumulating in a flyover. VE Weekend is not to be missed. Plus, fantastic activities for children! Make bunting, flags, and experience and learn about life on the Homefront – why do you think you need to make luggage labels? Step into the 1940s photo booth for a snap – and much more!
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Ticket from £8.50. Advance booking recommended.

Explore and Art at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sun 30 April 2017, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Come outside on an adventure to discover amazing creatures and beautiful nature. With all this inspiration we will create some artwork for you to take home. Lots of fun for kids and adults alike! Booking essential.
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: Members £2, Non-members £3 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)