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

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January Events in Herts

New Year activities at Bandley Hill Play Centre
Tue 3 Jan and Wed 4 Jan 2017, 9.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Featherston Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 9PP
Fun activities for children aged 5 – 14 years old’s who live in Stevenage. Calendar making (Tue AM), Obstacle Course (Tue PM), Wheelie Races (Wed AM), and You Choose (Wed PM).
www.stevenageplay.org
Cost: FREE

New Year activities at Pin Green Play Centre
Tue 3 Jan and Wed 4 Jan 2017, 9.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Hampson Park, Webb Rise, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 5QU
Fun activities for children aged 5 – 14 years old’s who live in Stevenage. Cooking 20p
Chocolate Crispies (Tue AM), Team Dodge Ball (Tue PM), Giant Junk Model Snowmen (Wed AM), and Pin Greens 40 years of the play centres (Wed PM).
www.stevenageplay.org
Cost: FREE

New Year activities at St Nicholas Green Play Centre
Tue 3 Jan and Wed 4 Jan 2017, 9.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 5.00pm
St Nicholas Park, Pilgrims Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4PT
Fun activities for children aged 5 – 14 years old’s who live in Stevenage. What is it?
Picture quiz (Tue AM), Paper plate calendars (Tue PM), Cooking 20p
Happy New Year Pretzels (Wed AM), and Board games competition (Wed PM).
www.stevenageplay.org
Cost: FREE

Nature Tots at Panshanger Park Forest School
Wed 4 Jan 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am
Panshanger Park, Nr Welwyn, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA
Six-week Forest School activity programme aimed specifically at pre-school children aged three to five. Become a wild explorer, search for minibeasts, make mud-pies in our mud kitchen, and much more! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: 6 sessions for £24. (£4 per child, per session)

Wizard of Oz at the Chickenshed
Until Sat 7 Jan 2017, various
Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PE
In this dazzling production, we will meet familiar faces like Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man, and we will also be introduced to new and memorable characters such as the incredible Patchwork Girl and Ojo the Unlucky Munchkin. Chickenshed’s famously large and diverse cast will wow and entrance audiences in this musical spectacle! For ages 5+.
www.chickenshed.org.uk
Cost: Tickets £5 – £22.50

Stay and Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum
Sat 7 Jan 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

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum
Wed 11 Jan 2017, 10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Join the Verulamium Museum their first Tots Tales of the year and enjoy stories, a craft activity and a museum hunt. 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.

Crafty Chefs Toddler Cooking Workshop
Wed 11 Jan 2017, 10.00am -11.00am
Irkdale Avenue, Enfield, EN1 4BD
One hour cooking workshop for preschoolers. Make and bake a different recipe and then have a snack and a drink whilst we read a story, taste and talk about the incredients we are using. Please contact organiser to confrim availabilty, before booking as there are only 6 places.
www.craftychefs.co.uk
Cost: £8 per child

Peter Pantomime at The Bull Theatre
Thurs 12 Jan – Sun 15 Jan 2017, various times
68 High Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 5SJ
Peter Pantomime tells the story of Peter’s magical trip with Wendy Darling and her brothers to Neverland. All the best-loved Peter Pan characters will be here for the kids to enjoy, including Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys and, of course, Peter’s nemesis Captain Hook – all mixed up with a good sprinkling of Warren cheekiness and humour. Following in the footsteps of last January’s superb Warren Pantomime The Snow Queen, this all-time favourite story is shaping up to be yet another all-ticket sell out – tickets are going quickly, and matinees are nearly sold out already, so be sure to order yours soon!
www.thewarren.info
Cost: Adults £13, Children £8.50

Crafty Chefs Toddler Cooking Workshop
Fri 13 Jan 2017, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Irkdale Avenue, Enfield, EN1 4BD
One hour cooking workshop for preschoolers. Make and bake a different recipe and then have a snack and a drink whilst we read a story, taste and talk about the incredients we are using. Please contact organiser to confrim availabilty, before booking as there are only 6 places.
www.craftychefs.co.uk
Cost: £8 per child

Family Ukulele Course at Mid Herts Centre for Music & Arts

Sat 14 Jan 2017, 1.30pm – 3.30pm (4 week course)
Birchwood Avenue, Hatfield , Hertfordshire, AL10 0PS
Get together with family and friends for a course of 4 uplifting sessions of music-making. For ages 7+. No unaccompanied children. No experience necessary. All instruments will be provided (or bring your own!)
www.musicnet-east.org.uk
Cost: £15 per course

Crafty Chefs Toddler Cooking Workshop
Wed 18 Jan 2017, 10.00am -11.00am
Irkdale Avenue, Enfield, EN1 4BD
One hour cooking workshop for preschoolers. Make and bake a different recipe and then have a snack and a drink whilst we read a story, taste and talk about the incredients we are using. Please contact organiser to confrim availabilty, before booking as there are only 6 places.
www.craftychefs.co.uk
Cost: £8 per child

Wonderful Wings at Natural History Museum, Tring
Thur 19 Jan 2017, 11.00am & 2.00pm
Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
Thirty minute messy play craft session for under 5s.
www.nhm.ac.uk
Cost: £2 per ticket

Crafty Chefs Toddler Cooking Workshop
Fri 20 Jan 2017, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Irkdale Avenue, Enfield, EN1 4BD
One hour cooking workshop for preschoolers. Make and bake a different recipe and then have a snack and a drink whilst we read a story, taste and talk about the incredients we are using. Please contact organiser to confrim availabilty, before booking as there are only 6 places.
www.craftychefs.co.uk
Cost: £8 per child

Wow! Said the Owl at The Radlett Centre
Fri 20 Jan & Sat 21 Jan 2017, 11.30am & 2.30pm
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8HL
WOW! Said the Owl, the acclaimed children’s book by award winning author Tim Hopgood, is brought to life through a blend of beautiful story-telling, puppetry and music. Show runs 35 mins, no interval. Suitable for ages 2-5 years
www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Cost: Tickets £8

Family Fun: Winter Nature Detectives
Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm
College Lake Nature Reserve, Tring, HP23 5QG
Wrap up warm and explore College Lake – can you pass the Nature Detective Challenges? There are six Secret Agent missions to complete out on the reserve. Get out and about, use your senses, and discover more about being a great Nature Detective! Suitable for the whole family to enjoy together.All children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.bbowt.org.uk
Cost: £4 per child, accompanying adults free.

Brambleton Model Railway Club Exhibition
Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10.30am – 5.30pm
Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1PD
The exhibition will cater for both families and model railway enthusiasts with the usual mix of layouts, preservation stands and traders. In addition, there will be the ever popular refreshements area.
www.brambleton.org.uk
Cost: Adults £4.00, Children & Senior Citizens £3.00

Frost and Snow at Stevenage Museum
Sat 21 Jan 2017, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
St George’s Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1XX
Sparkling wintry arts and crafts for children under 11 and their parents and carers.
www.stevenage.gov.uk
Cost: FREE

The Stars Above:The Solar System @ Natural History Museum, Tring
Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
Discover the solar system with this special talk & observation event, 7+yrs, advance booking required.
www.nhm.ac.uk
Cost: Adult £6, Child £4.50

Winnie the Pooh Day at Aldenham Country Park
Sun 22 Jan 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
Dagger Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AT
For under 10s. Meet Winnie the Pooh, learn about his favourite food and the bees that make them. Take part in Pooh activities, listen to stories and visit 100 Aker Wood. Indoor event – please bring indoor shoes to keep the room nice for everyone. If you also bring your wellies you can visit 100 Aker Wood at your own pace and do the trail.
aldenhamcountrypark.co.uk
Cost: £4.50 per child, plus parking charges

Crafty Chefs Toddler Cooking Workshop
Wed 25 Jan 2017, 10.00am -11.00am
Irkdale Avenue, Enfield, EN1 4BD
One hour cooking workshop for preschoolers. Make and bake a different recipe and then have a snack and a drink whilst we read a story, taste and talk about the incredients we are using. Please contact organiser to confrim availabilty, before booking as there are only 6 places.
www.craftychefs.co.uk
Cost: £8 per child

Aladdin the Pantomime at The Radlett Centre
Wed 25 Jan 2017, 7,00pm – 9.30pm
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 8HL
Join us for an all singing, all dancing, inclusive Theatre Pantomime experience this January and sample some of our groups best work this season. With lot’s of “he’s behind you’ and ‘over there’s’ we know you and Wishee can help him save the day, end up with the girl and have himself a Christmas Boogie all before Santa can get his boots back from the dry cleaners!
www.hit-theatre.org.uk
Cost: £9.50/ £6.50 Concessions

The Hurst Children’s Theatre Group Present Beauty and the Beast at The Public Halls
Wed 25 Jan – Sun 29 Jan 2017, various times
Southdown Rd, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1PD
The Hurst Children’s Theatre Group are ready to make you laugh, cry and quite frankly scream for more; with their rendition of the classic story: Beauty and the Beast.
www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk
Cost: £10 for Adults and £7 for Concessions

Snow Day: Toddler Mornings at Mill Green Museum
Thurs 26 Jan 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am
Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD
Join us once a month for our relaxed and fun packed toddler workshops. Listen to stories, make something together, visit the Mill and Museum. Drink and biscuit provided. Coffee or tea for adults.
www.welhat.gov.uk/familyfun
Cost: £3.00 per toddler (includes entrance to mill/museum)

Crafty Chefs Toddler Cooking Workshop
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Irkdale Avenue, Enfield, EN1 4BD
One hour cooking workshop for preschoolers. Make and bake a different recipe and then have a snack and a drink whilst we read a story, taste and talk about the incredients we are using. Please contact organiser to confrim availabilty, before booking as there are only 6 places.
www.craftychefs.co.uk
Cost: £8 per child

St Albans Mum2mum Market
Sun 29 Jan 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Homewood Rd United Reformed Church, Homewood Rd, St Albans, Herts, AL1 4BH
The nationally acclaimed, award winning, mum2mum market nearly new baby and children’s market event is back! Nearly new ‘almost everything’ – maternity, baby and kiddies (up to around aged 6) will be on sale.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: Adults £2, Children FREE

Stevenage Mum2mum Market
Sun 29 Jan 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
The Oval Community Centre, Vardon Rd, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 5RD
The nationally acclaimed, award winning, mum2mum market nearly new baby and children’s market event is back! Nearly new ‘almost everything’ – maternity, baby and kiddies (up to around aged 6) will be on sale.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: Adults £2, Children FREE