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 10 Feb 2018

Den Building at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Build an amazing den with your friends and family. This is a self led activity, so will require careful supervision by adults (as well as taking part and having fun themselves of course!). While you’re there, why not take part in the interactive nature trail and head for a walk around the reserve. Finish off with a hot cup of tea and a cookie to warm you up!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Wildlife Watch at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Join an experienced volunteer in one of the hides and discover what wildlife is around! Free for everyone, no need to book!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: FREE (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

February Frolics: Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
February Frolics is the cutest event of the year and runs from 10th-18th February 2018.Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out. Online tickets can be purchased up to midnight before the day of visit and used once on any date during the event. Online tickets cannot be used on day of purchase.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £15.00 (£12.00 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £17.00 (£14.00), Senior Citizen £14.00 (£11.00), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £10.00 (£9.00 online). Under 2’s require a ticket but are free of charge.

Mayhem in the Mad Lab at the Gunpowder Mills
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry 3.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Visit the Mills February Half Term as Professor Nitrate kicks off 2018 with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 10 to February 18 for awesome activities and super cool science. As well as these great activities there are interactive science shows with the Professor at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where children and adults alike can learn about the science behind things that go whizz, bang and boom – not to be missed.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, Child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Guess How Much I Love You at Hertford Theatre
Sat 10 Feb to Sun 11 Feb 2018, 11.00am & 2.00pm
The Wash, Hertford SG14 1PS
Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare, from the bestselling ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ and ‘I Love You All Year Round’ collection, as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this magical journey through the seasons. For ages 3 and up.
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £12.00 per ticket or £44.00 family ticket

 


Events: Sunday 11 Feb 2018

Den Building at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Build an amazing den with your friends and family. This is a self led activity, so will require careful supervision by adults (as well as taking part and having fun themselves of course!). While you’re there, why not take part in the interactive nature trail and head for a walk around the reserve. Finish off with a hot cup of tea and a cookie to warm you up!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

February Frolics: Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
February Frolics is the cutest event of the year and runs from 10th-18th February 2018.Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out. Online tickets can be purchased up to midnight before the day of visit and used once on any date during the event. Online tickets cannot be used on day of purchase.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £15.00 (£12.00 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £17.00 (£14.00), Senior Citizen £14.00 (£11.00), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £10.00 (£9.00 online). Under 2’s require a ticket but are free of charge.

Mayhem in the Mad Lab at the Gunpowder Mills
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry 3.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Visit the Mills February Half Term as Professor Nitrate kicks off 2018 with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 10 to February 18 for awesome activities and super cool science. As well as these great activities there are interactive science shows with the Professor at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where children and adults alike can learn about the science behind things that go whizz, bang and boom – not to be missed.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, Child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Guess How Much I Love You at Hertford Theatre
Sat 10 Feb to Sun 11 Feb 2018, 11.00am & 2.00pm
The Wash, Hertford SG14 1PS
Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare, from the bestselling ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ and ‘I Love You All Year Round’ collection, as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this magical journey through the seasons. For ages 3 and up.
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £12.00 per ticket or £44.00 family ticket. Babes in Arms tickets can be obtained from the Box Office free of charge.

 


Events: Monday 12 Feb 2018

Den Building at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Build an amazing den with your friends and family. This is a self led activity, so will require careful supervision by adults (as well as taking part and having fun themselves of course!). While you’re there, why not take part in the interactive nature trail and head for a walk around the reserve. Finish off with a hot cup of tea and a cookie to warm you up!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Family Conservation Day Harpenden Common
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1DT
Spend the morning working outside as a family, carrying out a range of practical conservation tasks to help with habitat management on the Common. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Hot drinks and biscuits provided to keep you warm! Suitable for all ages – booking essential (book online).
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: FREE

February Frolics: Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
February Frolics is the cutest event of the year and runs from 10th-18th February 2018.Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out. Online tickets can be purchased up to midnight before the day of visit and used once on any date during the event. Online tickets cannot be used on day of purchase.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £15.00 (£12.00 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £17.00 (£14.00), Senior Citizen £14.00 (£11.00), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £10.00 (£9.00 online). Under 2’s require a ticket but are free of charge.

Mayhem in the Mad Lab at the Gunpowder Mills
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry 3.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Visit the Mills February Half Term as Professor Nitrate kicks off 2018 with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 10 to February 18 for awesome activities and super cool science. As well as these great activities there are interactive science shows with the Professor at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where children and adults alike can learn about the science behind things that go whizz, bang and boom – not to be missed.
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: Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

Den Building at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Tues 13 Feb 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Build an amazing den with your friends and family. This is a self led activity, so will require careful supervision by adults (as well as taking part and having fun themselves of course!). While you’re there, why not take part in the interactive nature trail and head for a walk around the reserve. Finish off with a hot cup of tea and a cookie to warm you up!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Little Love Bugs at Panshanger Park Forest School – Fully Booked
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 12.00pm & 1.00pm – 3.00pm
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.

Monsters! at Mill Green Museum
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 10.00am, 11.15am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm
Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD
Make a scary mask of your favourite Monster. 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

February Frolics: Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
February Frolics is the cutest event of the year and runs from 10th-18th February 2018.Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out. Online tickets can be purchased up to midnight before the day of visit and used once on any date during the event. Online tickets cannot be used on day of purchase.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £15.00 (£12.00 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £17.00 (£14.00), Senior Citizen £14.00 (£11.00), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £10.00 (£9.00 online). Under 2’s require a ticket but are free of charge.

Mayhem in the Mad Lab at the Gunpowder Mills
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry 3.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Visit the Mills February Half Term as Professor Nitrate kicks off 2018 with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 10 to February 18 for awesome activities and super cool science. As well as these great activities there are interactive science shows with the Professor at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where children and adults alike can learn about the science behind things that go whizz, bang and boom – not to be missed.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, Child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Baby Rhyme Time – Hatfield Library
Fri 13 Feb 2018, 10.30am-11.00am and repeated 11.30am-12.00pm
Hatfield Library, Queensway, Hatfield, AL10 0LT
Children love being bounced and tickled, and rhymes are a great way of entertaining babies and toddlers. They help your child’s language development too. Baby Rhyme Times are a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages .There is no need to book in advance, however for the comfort and safety of you and your child, they may limit numbers at popular sessions.
www.hertfordshire.gov.uk
Cost: £1 voluntary donation per family.

February 1/2 term holiday drop off workshops at Manic Ceramic
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm
22 Port Vale, Hertford SG14 3AB
These workshops run for two hours and this holiday they will be making gifts for Mothers day, perfect for Mummy or Nanny. Morning sessions are between 10.30am-12.30pm and afternoons are 2.00pm-4.00pm, with a break in the middle for juice and a snack. Children must be old enough to be happily left alone.
manicceramicsherts.co.uk
Cost: £15 which includes all refreshments and materials.

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum
Tues 13 Feb 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Simple crafts inspired by the museum’s collections. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £1.50, but normal museum admission applies to non-residents

 


 

Events: Wednesday 14 Feb 2018

Den Building at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Build an amazing den with your friends and family. This is a self led activity, so will require careful supervision by adults (as well as taking part and having fun themselves of course!). While you’re there, why not take part in the interactive nature trail and head for a walk around the reserve. Finish off with a hot cup of tea and a cookie to warm you up!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Monster Collage at Mill Green Museum
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 10.00am, 11.15am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm
Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD
Create a collage picture and design your very own Monster. 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

February Frolics: Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
February Frolics is the cutest event of the year and runs from 10th-18th February 2018.Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out. Online tickets can be purchased up to midnight before the day of visit and used once on any date during the event. Online tickets cannot be used on day of purchase.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £15.00 (£12.00 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £17.00 (£14.00), Senior Citizen £14.00 (£11.00), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £10.00 (£9.00 online). Under 2’s require a ticket but are free of charge.

Mayhem in the Mad Lab at the Gunpowder Mills
Weds 14 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry 3.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Visit the Mills February Half Term as Professor Nitrate kicks off 2018 with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 10 to February 18 for awesome activities and super cool science. As well as these great activities there are interactive science shows with the Professor at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where children and adults alike can learn about the science behind things that go whizz, bang and boom – not to be missed.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, Child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

February 1/2 term holiday drop off workshops at Manic Ceramic
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm or 2.00pm-4.00pm
22 Port Vale, Hertford SG14 3AB
These workshops run for two hours and this holiday they will be making gifts for Mothers day, perfect for Mummy or Nanny. Morning sessions are between 10.30am-12.30pm and afternoons are 2.00pm-4.00pm, with a break in the middle for juice and a snack. Children must be old enough to be happily left alone.
manicceramicsherts.co.uk
Cost: £15 which includes all refreshments and materials.

Paint Your Own Bird Feeder at Burston Garden Centre
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11.00am – 3.00pm
North Orbital Road, Chiswell Green, St. Albans, Herts AL2 2DS
Children can get creative by painting their very own wooden bird feeder, ready to take home and hang in their garden All money goes to our charity CRY Cardiac Risk in the Young – Preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.
www.burston.co.uk
Cost: £2 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wild Wednesdays: Step into the Stone Age at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1XQ
Experience life in the Stone Age with activities to include fire lighting, mini shelter building, up close with Stone Age artifacts, foraging and cave painting. Please note push chairs and wheelchairs will need to navigate grass areas. All children must be accompanied by an adult, but adults go free.
visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson
Cost: £4.50 per child advanced booking, £5 on day. Pre-booking recommended.

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum
Weds 14 Feb 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Simple crafts inspired by the museum’s collections. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £1.50, but normal museum admission applies to non-residents

 


 

Events: Thursday 15 Feb 2018

Den Building at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Thurs 15 Feb 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Build an amazing den with your friends and family. This is a self led activity, so will require careful supervision by adults (as well as taking part and having fun themselves of course!). While you’re there, why not take part in the interactive nature trail and head for a walk around the reserve. Finish off with a hot cup of tea and a cookie to warm you up!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

Family Fun at Lowewood Museum, Broxbourne
Thurs 15 Feb 2018, all day
High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8BH
Fun family art and craft activities to make together and take home. No need to book; just drop in and allow approximately 20 minutes for the activity. All ages welcome.Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost £1.50 per child

Clay Model Monster at Mill Green Museum
Thurs 15 Feb 2018, 10.00am, 11.15am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm
Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD
Make a clay Monster model. 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

Wild Families: Brilliant Birds and Birdbox Building at Panshanger Park Forest School – Fully Booked
Thurs 15 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 12.00pm & 1.00pm – 3.00pm
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.

February Frolics: Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Thur 15 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
February Frolics is the cutest event of the year and runs from 10th-18th February 2018.Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out. Online tickets can be purchased up to midnight before the day of visit and used once on any date during the event. Online tickets cannot be used on day of purchase.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £15.00 (£12.00 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £17.00 (£14.00), Senior Citizen £14.00 (£11.00), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £10.00 (£9.00 online). Under 2’s require a ticket but are free of charge.

Mayhem in the Mad Lab at the Gunpowder Mills
Thurs 15 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry 3.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Visit the Mills February Half Term as Professor Nitrate kicks off 2018 with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 10 to February 18 for awesome activities and super cool science. As well as these great activities there are interactive science shows with the Professor at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where children and adults alike can learn about the science behind things that go whizz, bang and boom – not to be missed.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, Child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

February 1/2 term holiday drop off workshops at Manic Ceramic
Thurs 15 Feb 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm
22 Port Vale, Hertford SG14 3AB
These workshops run for two hours and this holiday they will be making gifts for Mothers day, perfect for Mummy or Nanny. Morning sessions are between 10.30am-12.30pm and afternoons are 2.00pm-4.00pm, with a break in the middle for juice and a snack. Children must be old enough to be happily left alone.
manicceramicsherts.co.uk
Cost: £15 which includes all refreshments and materials.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum
Thurs 15 Feb 2018, all day
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum. What will you discover as you venture into Verulamium Museum?
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: FREE, but normal museum admission applies to non-residents

Dear Zoo at Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford
Thurs 15 Feb 2018, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
1-3 South Rd, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3JG
Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book makes its stage premiere. This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: Adults £10, Children £7, pre-walking infants free

 


 

Events: Friday 16 Feb 2018

Den Building at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Build an amazing den with your friends and family. This is a self led activity, so will require careful supervision by adults (as well as taking part and having fun themselves of course!). While you’re there, why not take part in the interactive nature trail and head for a walk around the reserve. Finish off with a hot cup of tea and a cookie to warm you up!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

February Frolics: Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
February Frolics is the cutest event of the year and runs from 10th-18th February 2018.Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out. Online tickets can be purchased up to midnight before the day of visit and used once on any date during the event. Online tickets cannot be used on day of purchase.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £15.00 (£12.00 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £17.00 (£14.00), Senior Citizen £14.00 (£11.00), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £10.00 (£9.00 online). Under 2’s require a ticket but are free of charge.

Mayhem in the Mad Lab at the Gunpowder Mills
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry 3.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Visit the Mills February Half Term as Professor Nitrate kicks off 2018 with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 10 to February 18 for awesome activities and super cool science. As well as these great activities there are interactive science shows with the Professor at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where children and adults alike can learn about the science behind things that go whizz, bang and boom – not to be missed.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, Child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

February 1/2 term holiday drop off workshops at Manic Ceramic
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm or 2.00pm-4.00pm
22 Port Vale, Hertford SG14 3AB
These workshops run for two hours and this holiday they will be making gifts for Mothers day, perfect for Mummy or Nanny. Morning sessions are between 10.30am-12.30pm and afternoons are 2.00pm-4.00pm, with a break in the middle for juice and a snack. Children must be old enough to be happily left alone.
manicceramicsherts.co.uk
Cost: £15 which includes all refreshments and materials.

Family Fridays: Time for Tea at Verulamium Museum
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm (last entry 12.40pm)
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Explore our collections with a drop-in craft and learning session.  Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £2.50, but normal museum admission applies to non-residents

Dear Zoo at Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 11.00am & 2.00pm
1-3 South Rd, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3JG
Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book makes its stage premiere. This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: Adults £10, Children £7, pre-walking infants free

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass at Watford Palace Theatre
Fri 16 Feb & Sat 17 Feb 2018, (Fri 2.00pm)
20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Herts WD17 1JZ
When Flinn is in the middle of his school play his old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps his friends forcing them to hunt for the Magic Cutlass; a sword that grants any wish! The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages! Suitable for ages 3+.
watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Cost: £8.50 (card handling fee applies)

 


 

Events: Saturday 17 Feb 2018

Den Building at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Build an amazing den with your friends and family. This is a self led activity, so will require careful supervision by adults (as well as taking part and having fun themselves of course!). While you’re there, why not take part in the interactive nature trail and head for a walk around the reserve. Finish off with a hot cup of tea and a cookie to warm you up!
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

February Frolics: Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
February Frolics is the cutest event of the year and runs from 10th-18th February 2018.Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out. Online tickets can be purchased up to midnight before the day of visit and used once on any date during the event. Online tickets cannot be used on day of purchase.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £15.00 (£12.00 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £17.00 (£14.00), Senior Citizen £14.00 (£11.00), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £10.00 (£9.00 online). Under 2’s require a ticket but are free of charge.

Mayhem in the Mad Lab at the Gunpowder Mills
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry 3.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Visit the Mills February Half Term as Professor Nitrate kicks off 2018 with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 10 to February 18 for awesome activities and super cool science. As well as these great activities there are interactive science shows with the Professor at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where children and adults alike can learn about the science behind things that go whizz, bang and boom – not to be missed.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, Child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass at Watford Palace Theatre
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 11.00am & 2.00pm
20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Herts WD17 1JZ
When Flinn is in the middle of his school play his old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps his friends forcing them to hunt for the Magic Cutlass; a sword that grants any wish! The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages! Suitable for ages 3+.
watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Cost: £8.50 (card handling fee applies)

Theatre of Widdershins: Three Billy Goats Gruff at Hertford Theatre
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 11.00am & 2.00pm
The Wash, Hertford SG14 1PS
Are you really sure what happened to the wolf and those three little pigs?What about Goldilocks? Why was she walking in those woods?And as for the three Billy Goats Gruff, how did they really deal with that troll?All will be revealed in this beautiful show using puppets and props.It’s full of fun and laughter and has an exciting gypsy soundtrack that you won’t be able to stop singing. Suitable for ages 3 and up.
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £9.00 per ticket.

Meet a Roman Soldier at Verulamium Museum
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 2.30am & 3.30pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
In 61AD, Boudicca led an uprising against the Romans in Colchester, London and Verulamium. Discover what life was like as a Roman Soldier at Verulamium during the Boudican revolt! 
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: FREE, but normal museum admission applies to non-residents

 

 


 

Events: Sunday 18 Feb 2018

Den Building at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, SG12 8JS
Build an amazing den with your friends and family. This is a self led activity, so will require careful supervision by adults (as well as taking part and having fun themselves of course!). While you’re there, why not take part in the interactive nature trail and head for a walk around the reserve. Finish off with a hot cup of tea and a cookie to warm you up8
www.rspb.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child (£3 parking charge for non-members and cash only)

February Frolics: Lambing Event at Willows Activity Farm
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
February Frolics is the cutest event of the year and runs from 10th-18th February 2018.Live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out. Online tickets can be purchased up to midnight before the day of visit and used once on any date during the event. Online tickets cannot be used on day of purchase.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £15.00 (£12.00 online), Child Ticket 2-16 yrs £17.00 (£14.00), Senior Citizen £14.00 (£11.00), Disabled Visitor (includes free carer) £10.00 (£9.00 online). Under 2’s require a ticket but are free of charge.

Mayhem in the Mad Lab at the Gunpowder Mills
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry 3.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Visit the Mills February Half Term as Professor Nitrate kicks off 2018 with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 10 to February 18 for awesome activities and super cool science. As well as these great activities there are interactive science shows with the Professor at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where children and adults alike can learn about the science behind things that go whizz, bang and boom – not to be missed.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, Child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Theatre of Widdershins: Three Billy Goats Gruff at Hertford Theatre
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 11.00am & 2.00pm
The Wash, Hertford SG14 1PS
Are you really sure what happened to the wolf and those three little pigs?What about Goldilocks? Why was she walking in those woods?And as for the three Billy Goats Gruff, how did they really deal with that troll?All will be revealed in this beautiful show using puppets and props.It’s full of fun and laughter and has an exciting gypsy soundtrack that you won’t be able to stop singing. Suitable for ages 3 and up.
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £9.00 per ticket.

 

Remember, if you know of any other February half term events in Herts, you can add the event here.