The February half term may be a time for school aged children to cut loose, but that doesn’t mean under 5’s should have to take a back seat.

We know that finding activities suitable for smaller kids is difficult during the school holidays, so we’ve put together our selection of the best February half term events in Herts for babies, toddlers and younger children.

If you know of any more great February half term events in Herts, you can add the event here.

Events: Saturday 11 Feb 2017

Birthday Bonanza! at Lee Valley Park Farms
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF
Let the good times roll as Lee Valley Park Farms celebrate their 40th birthday and pay tribute to 1977 when we first opened. Kick start your half term and see what’s new as the farm open the gates for the start of the 2017 season. Catch up with all the animals who have been sleeping in the farmyard and whose been plodding around the paddocks over winter. Enjoy a great family fun day out including talks on the animals, animal petting, falconry displays and face painting!
www.lvfarms.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission charges apply

Self-led Pond Dipping at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 11 Feb – Sat 18 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Find out what lurks beneath the water at Rye Meads – grab a net, bowl and ID sheet from our visitor centre and take yourselves off for a pond exploration. Will you discover a damselfly nymph, phantom midge larvae or the elusive water scorpion?
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Feathers, Beaks and Nests Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Take part in this self-guided trail in honour of national nest box week and discover how to help birds as they get ready to pair up and nest. Get a sticker and certificate for taking part!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £1 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £14.50 (£10.50 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £16.50 (£12.50), Senior Citizen £13.50 (£9.50), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £9.50

Professor Nitrate’s Mission to Mars at the Gunpowder Mills
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Professor Nitrate has always dreamed of blasting off to Mars! The Professor applied to the UK Space Agency but they heard that the Professor was crazy. So the Professor set up the Royal Gunpowder Mills Space Agency (RGMSA). Will this help the professor to get to Mars?
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

 


 

Events: Sunday 12 Feb 2017

Self-led Pond Dipping at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sun 12 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Find out what lurks beneath the water at Rye Meads – grab a net, bowl and ID sheet from our visitor centre and take yourselves off for a pond exploration. Will you discover a damselfly nymph, phantom midge larvae or the elusive water scorpion?
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Feathers, Beaks and Nests Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sun 12 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Take part in this self-guided trail in honour of national nest box week and discover how to help birds as they get ready to pair up and nest. Get a sticker and certificate for taking part!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £1 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Sun 12 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £14.50 (£10.50 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £16.50 (£12.50), Senior Citizen £13.50 (£9.50), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £9.50

Birthday Bonanza! at Lee Valley Park Farms
Sun 12 Feb 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF
Let the good times roll as Lee Valley Park Farms celebrate their 40th birthday and pay tribute to 1977 when we first opened. Kick start your half term and see what’s new as the farm open the gates for the start of the 2017 season. Catch up with all the animals who have been sleeping in the farmyard and whose been plodding around the paddocks over winter. Enjoy a great family fun day out including talks on the animals, animal petting, falconry displays and face painting!
www.lvfarms.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission charges apply

Professor Nitrate’s Mission to Mars at the Gunpowder Mills
Sun 12 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Professor Nitrate has always dreamed of blasting off to Mars! The Professor applied to the UK Space Agency but they heard that the Professor was crazy. So the Professor set up the Royal Gunpowder Mills Space Agency (RGMSA). Will this help the professor to get to Mars?
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave at The Spotlight
Sun 12 Feb 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
The Big Fish Little Fish multi-sensory dancefloor experience brings together top DJs, club lighting, free glowsticks, bubbles, glitter cannon, huge balloons and a giant parachute dance finale. The DJ for this event is rave legend DJ Slipmatt (SL2). There will be tonnes of activities, plus a toddler play space and a baby chill out area for little ones who need some down-time.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: Adults £9, Children £6, pre-walking infants free

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave at The Spotlight
Sun 12 Feb 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
The Big Fish Little Fish multi-sensory dancefloor experience brings together top DJs, club lighting, free glowsticks, bubbles, glitter cannon, huge balloons and a giant parachute dance finale. The DJ for this event is rave legend DJ Slipmatt (SL2). There will be tonnes of activities, plus a toddler play space and a baby chill out area for little ones who need some down-time.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: Adults £9, Children £6, pre-walking infants free

 


 

Events: Monday 13 Feb 2017

Self-led Pond Dipping at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Find out what lurks beneath the water at Rye Meads – grab a net, bowl and ID sheet from our visitor centre and take yourselves off for a pond exploration. Will you discover a damselfly nymph, phantom midge larvae or the elusive water scorpion?
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Feathers, Beaks and Nests Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Take part in this self-guided trail in honour of national nest box week and discover how to help birds as they get ready to pair up and nest. Get a sticker and certificate for taking part!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £1 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £14.50 (£10.50 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £16.50 (£12.50), Senior Citizen £13.50 (£9.50), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £9.50

Ancient Poo at Verulamium Museum
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Drop in to discover the amazing things we can learn about people in the past by looking at what their poo tells us. Take a look at archaeological poo, and have a go at dissecting, studying and even making a pretend poo of your own!
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: FREE, but normal museum admission applies

Wild Woods Day Harpenden Common
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1DT
Come along for a family fun day in the woods! We will be doing a variety of outdoor activities, including den building, crafts, treasure hunts, games and more. Please bring a packed lunch and warm clothing. Booking essential.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: FREE but there is a suggested a donation of £3 for members and £5 for non-members to cover our administration costs.

Craft Capers at Verulamium Museum
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Drop-in craft activities with a Valentine theme. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £1.50

Roman Victory Laurel Wreaths at Welwyn Roman Baths
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Welwyn Bypass, Hertfordshire, AL6 9FG
Celebrate Roman style and award yourself with a victor’s laurel wreath. Create your own to take home. No booking required but due to the drop in nature of these activities places are limited and are provided on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 4+.
www.welhat.gov.uk/romanbaths
Cost: £3.50 per child. Free admission for one adult with each child taking part in a paid activity.

Cirque du Hilarious at The Alban Arena
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 2.30pm
Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD
This show is over two hours of continuous laughter! Clive and Danny’s madcap hilarious humour and lunacy manages to cross all ages from Children, Teenagers, Mums, Dads and Grandparents! This is seriously the funniest show you will ever see, don’t miss it!
www.alban-arena.co.uk
Cost: £16 Adults, £12 Children (a transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases)

 


 

Events: Tuesday 14 Feb 2017

Self-led Pond Dipping at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Find out what lurks beneath the water at Rye Meads – grab a net, bowl and ID sheet from our visitor centre and take yourselves off for a pond exploration. Will you discover a damselfly nymph, phantom midge larvae or the elusive water scorpion?
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Feathers, Beaks and Nests Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Take part in this self-guided trail in honour of national nest box week and discover how to help birds as they get ready to pair up and nest. Get a sticker and certificate for taking part!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £1 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Little Love Bugs at Panshanger Park Forest School
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Panshanger Park, Nr Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Make a love bug or bird in the woods… Love the bugs and birds this Valentines Day! Look for bugs and birds, make a bug house and create a little wooden “love bug” or “love bird” to take home. We will finish off the celebrations with a campfire and tasty snacks! Aimed at children 7 and under (children must be accompanied by an adult).
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: £5 per child. Booking essential.

Dragon Puppets at Mill Green Museum
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 10.00am, 11.15am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm
Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD
No booking required, just come along, but please come at the start of the session as you’ll need a full hour to make your creations. Suitable for age 4+.
www.welhat.gov.uk/familyfun
Cost: £3.50 per child per session

Totally Tudors! At Hertford Museum
Tues 14 Feb 2017, 10.30am-3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm)
18 Bull Plain, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
Drop in and join the team for crafts this February half term inspired by all things Tudor. Make a tussie mussie bouquet, design a fashionable Tudor ruff and more!
hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: £1.50 per child. Free spaces available for families on lower income (see website for more info)

Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £14.50 (£10.50 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £16.50 (£12.50), Senior Citizen £13.50 (£9.50), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £9.50

Professor Nitrate’s Mission to Mars at the Gunpowder Mills
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Professor Nitrate has always dreamed of blasting off to Mars! The Professor applied to the UK Space Agency but they heard that the Professor was crazy. So the Professor set up the Royal Gunpowder Mills Space Agency (RGMSA). Will this help the professor to get to Mars?
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Craft Capers at Verulamium Museum
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Drop-in craft activities with a Valentine theme. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £1.50

 


 

Events: Wednesday 15 Feb 2017

Self-led Pond Dipping at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Find out what lurks beneath the water at Rye Meads – grab a net, bowl and ID sheet from our visitor centre and take yourselves off for a pond exploration. Will you discover a damselfly nymph, phantom midge larvae or the elusive water scorpion?
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Feathers, Beaks and Nests Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Take part in this self-guided trail in honour of national nest box week and discover how to help birds as they get ready to pair up and nest. Get a sticker and certificate for taking part!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £1 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

3D Hand Print Dragon Picture at Mill Green Museum
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 10.00am, 11.15am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm
Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD
No booking required, just come along, but please come at the start of the session as you’ll need a full hour to make your creations. Suitable for age 4+.
www.welhat.gov.uk/familyfun
Cost: £3.50 per child per session

Clay Dragons at Mill Green Museum
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 10.00am, 11.15am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm
Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD
Make a clay model of your favourite Dragon. No booking required, just come along, but please come at the start of the session as you’ll need a full hour to make your creations. Suitable for age 4+.
www.welhat.gov.uk/familyfun
Cost: £3.50 per child per session

Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £14.50 (£10.50 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £16.50 (£12.50), Senior Citizen £13.50 (£9.50), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £9.50

Professor Nitrate’s Mission to Mars at the Gunpowder Mills
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Professor Nitrate has always dreamed of blasting off to Mars! The Professor applied to the UK Space Agency but they heard that the Professor was crazy. So the Professor set up the Royal Gunpowder Mills Space Agency (RGMSA). Will this help the professor to get to Mars?
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Messy Welly Club for Under 5’s at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Wed 15 Feb 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)

Knights Tales Half Term Holiday Activity at Verulamium Museum
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Half term holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Listen to some Norman stories and discover what life as a Norman Knight was like. Make your own shield and helmet to complete your look. Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727 751810.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £6.00

Totally Tudors! At Hertford Museum
Weds 15 Feb 2017, 10.30am-3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm)
18 Bull Plain, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
Drop in and join the team for crafts this February half term inspired by all things Tudor. Make a tussie mussie bouquet, design a fashionable Tudor ruff and more!
hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: £1.50 per child. Free spaces available for families on lower income (see website for more info)

Spot the Birdie! at Burston Garden Centre
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 11.00am – 3.00pm
North Orbital Road, Chiswell Green, St. Albans, Herts AL2 2DS
Pop by and join in getting creative. Children can paint their very own wooden bird box or bird feeder, ready to take home and hang in their garden.
www.burston.co.uk
Cost: £3 per child – All money goes to Peace Hospice Care, Watford. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Den Building and Hibernation Challenge at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 1.00pm-2.30pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Come along and work in teams to build an amazing den, suitable for you to hibernate in. Who will win the challenge? Find out all about hedgehogs as they come to the end of their hibernation and finish off making your very own clay and twig hedgehog to take home! Booking essential.
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: Members £4, non-members £5 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Marty MacDonald’s Toy Machine at the Radlett Centre
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 2.00pm
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 8HL
Join Marty, Sally the Scarecrow, Pongo the Pig, Molly-Moo the Cow and Sheena the Sheep in a fun, musical, interactive adventure to repair the Toy Machine, save the day and give the world back its toys! A brand new show featuring the voices of CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis as Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow.
www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Cost: £10.50 £38 (Family Ticket)

 


 

Events: Thursday 16 Feb 2017

Self-led Pond Dipping at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Find out what lurks beneath the water at Rye Meads – grab a net, bowl and ID sheet from our visitor centre and take yourselves off for a pond exploration. Will you discover a damselfly nymph, phantom midge larvae or the elusive water scorpion?
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Feathers, Beaks and Nests Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Take part in this self-guided trail in honour of national nest box week and discover how to help birds as they get ready to pair up and nest. Get a sticker and certificate for taking part!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £1 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Wild Families – Brilliant Birds and Birdbox Building at Panshanger Park Forest School
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Panshanger Park, Nr Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Celebrate National Nest Box Week by celebrating birds in the woods! As well as looking for birds we will be helping them by making bird feeders, nesting material balls and a bird box too. We will finish off the celebrations with a campfire and tasty snacks! Aimed at children aged 4-11 (children must be accompanied by an adult).
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: £7 per child (includes a nest box for each child). Booking essential.

Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £14.50 (£10.50 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £16.50 (£12.50), Senior Citizen £13.50 (£9.50), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £9.50

Professor Nitrate’s Mission to Mars at the Gunpowder Mills
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Professor Nitrate has always dreamed of blasting off to Mars! The Professor applied to the UK Space Agency but they heard that the Professor was crazy. So the Professor set up the Royal Gunpowder Mills Space Agency (RGMSA). Will this help the professor to get to Mars?
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Totally Tudors! at Hertford Museum
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 10.30am-3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm)
18 Bull Plain, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1DT
Drop in and join the team for crafts this February half term inspired by all things Tudor. Make a tussie mussie bouquet, design a fashionable Tudor ruff and more!
hertfordmuseum.org
Cost: £1.50 per child. Free spaces available for families on lower income (see website for more info)

Capture the Castle Half Term Holiday Activity at Verulamium Museum
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Half term holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Find out all about sieges 11th century style and make your own motte and bailey castle model to take home. Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727 751810.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £6.00

Monstersaurus! at The Alban Arena
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 11.00am & 2.00pm
Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD
This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem – now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?! For ages 3+.
www.alban-arena.co.uk
Cost: £12.50 each (a transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases)

 


 

Events: Friday 17 Feb 2017

Self-led Pond Dipping at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Find out what lurks beneath the water at Rye Meads – grab a net, bowl and ID sheet from our visitor centre and take yourselves off for a pond exploration. Will you discover a damselfly nymph, phantom midge larvae or the elusive water scorpion?
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Feathers, Beaks and Nests Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Take part in this self-guided trail in honour of national nest box week and discover how to help birds as they get ready to pair up and nest. Get a sticker and certificate for taking part!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £1 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Half Term Scavenger Hunt at Panshanger Park Forest School
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Panshanger Park, Nr Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
See what you can find… Join in with the Scavenger Hunt and get crafty this February half term. Explore the park and have a go at a traditional scavenger hunt or bring along your camera and try our photographic scavenger hunt! Then get creative and see what you can make with your finds! Booking essential due to limited parking.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: FREE but there is a suggested a donation of £3 for members and £5 for non-members to cover our administration costs.

Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £14.50 (£10.50 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £16.50 (£12.50), Senior Citizen £13.50 (£9.50), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £9.50

Professor Nitrate’s Mission to Mars at the Gunpowder Mills
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Professor Nitrate has always dreamed of blasting off to Mars! The Professor applied to the UK Space Agency but they heard that the Professor was crazy. So the Professor set up the Royal Gunpowder Mills Space Agency (RGMSA). Will this help the professor to get to Mars?
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

The St Albans Story: A Graphic Novel Half Term Holiday Activity at Verulamium Museum
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Half term holiday activity for 8 – 13 year olds. Discover the stories of this historic cathedral city and make your own comic book based on a potted history of St Albans, all in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry. Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727 751810.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £6.00

The Great and Glorious Granny’s Game! at the Radlett Centre
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 2.00pm
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 8HL
Exploring while stuck at Gran’s, two children discover a most mysterious game – they’ll get more than they bargained for when they start to roll the dice! Join Julia and John as they play Granny’s Game, where a trip around the board becomes a globetrotting adventure! Wrestling the snakes and climbing the ladders, our brave players will risk it all in a high-stakes quest they’ll never forget.
www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Cost: £10.00, £36 (Family Ticket)

 


 

Events: Saturday 18 Feb 2017

Self-led Pond Dipping at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 18 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Find out what lurks beneath the water at Rye Meads – grab a net, bowl and ID sheet from our visitor centre and take yourselves off for a pond exploration. Will you discover a damselfly nymph, phantom midge larvae or the elusive water scorpion?
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Feathers, Beaks and Nests Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 18 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Take part in this self-guided trail in honour of national nest box week and discover how to help birds as they get ready to pair up and nest. Get a sticker and certificate for taking part!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £1 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Sat 18 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £14.50 (£10.50 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £16.50 (£12.50), Senior Citizen £13.50 (£9.50), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £9.50

Professor Nitrate’s Mission to Mars at the Gunpowder Mills
Sat 18 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Professor Nitrate has always dreamed of blasting off to Mars! The Professor applied to the UK Space Agency but they heard that the Professor was crazy. So the Professor set up the Royal Gunpowder Mills Space Agency (RGMSA). Will this help the professor to get to Mars?
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Wildlife Explorer’s Club at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 18 Feb 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)

 


 

Events: Sunday 19 Feb 2017

Feathers, Beaks and Nests Trail at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sun 19 Feb 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Take part in this self-guided trail in honour of national nest box week and discover how to help birds as they get ready to pair up and nest. Get a sticker and certificate for taking part!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £1 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Sun 19 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £14.50 (£10.50 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £16.50 (£12.50), Senior Citizen £13.50 (£9.50), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £9.50

Professor Nitrate’s Mission to Mars at the Gunpowder Mills
Sun 19 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Professor Nitrate has always dreamed of blasting off to Mars! The Professor applied to the UK Space Agency but they heard that the Professor was crazy. So the Professor set up the Royal Gunpowder Mills Space Agency (RGMSA). Will this help the professor to get to Mars?
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Alice in Wonderland at the Radlett Centre
Sun 19 Feb 2017, 2.00pm
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 8HL
Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark energy to their most spectacularly bonkers show to date, as children and adults alike are invited to join in the hilarity of seeing this classic story brought vividly to life before having the opportunity to meet the characters after the show…why not come dressed up as your favourite? A perfect day out for the entire family, you’d be mad to miss it!
www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Cost: £12.00, £40 (Family Ticket)

Meet Queen Boudicca at Verulamium Museum
Sun 19 Feb 2017, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Come along and meet this amazing queen in the museum galleries. Find out what happened when she met the Romans. Story telling sessions by Boudicca at 2.30pm and 3.30 pm.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: FREE
Remember, if you know of any other February half term events in Herts, you can add the event here.