Top local listings for May events in Herts that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families!
Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do.

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May Events in Herts

 

Events: Fri 28th April – Friday 5th May 2017

Kimpton May Festival
Fri 28 April – Mon 1 May 2017, from 11.00am
Kimpton, near Harpenden
Kimpton is a village near Harpenden that hosts the largest village festival every year. “At the Movies” is the theme of the 53rd Kimpton May Festival in 2017. New to the festival and in keeping with the theme is the Outdoor Movie Night on Friday at 7.45pm. Come along to Kimpton School Field from 7pm and enjoy Mamma Mia on the big screen! Online booking is also available for Wine tasting on Friday, Kimpton Entertains on Saturday, Music Night on Sunday and the Fun Run on Monday.
www.kimptonmayfestival.co.uk
Cost: Various depending on activities

VE Day at the Gunpowder Mills
Sat 29 April – Mon 1 May 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
VE Weekend returns with fanfare to the Royal Gunpowder Mills April 29 – May 1 as the historic Waltham Abbey attraction welcomes back its flagship event, inviting visitors to join in Victory in Europe Day celebrations and remembrance. RAF flypass on Sunday.
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

May Day Fun at Hatfield Park Farm
Mon 1 May 2017, 10.00am-5.30pm
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB
More information coming soon on what we will have in store for the May Day bank holiday.
www.hatfieldparkfarm.co.uk
Cost: Normal farm admission prices apply, £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and under 3’s are free.

Bio-Blitz at Shepreth Wildlife Park
Mon 1 May 2017, 10.00am-6.00pm
Station Road, Shepreth, nr Royston, Herts, SG8 6PZ
Become a wildlife explorer for the day and be part of a real scientific expedition to document the wildlife living in our ponds and native species gardens around our grounds. Join us at the Bioblitz Discovery Centre to start our journey with activities including pond dipping, minibeast searching, bird watching and bat detecting.
www.sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission rates apply.

May Day at the British Schools Museum
Mon 1 May 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Come along and try your hand (and feet) at the following: Maypole Dancing; Country Dancing; Morris Men. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Refreshments available.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: FREE admission

Lemsford Fete
St John’s C of E Primary School, Lemsford, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 7TR
Mon 1 May 201, 12.00pm-4.00pm
First held in 1959, this splendid event provides a true English country fete experience which includes maypole dancing, coconut shy, merry-go-round, jazz band and Pimms tent. We hope you will come and enjoy an afternoon of great food and drink, music and games.
lemsfordfete.co.uk
Cost: Adults £2.00, Senior Citizens, £1.00 Children under 16 FREE. Parking is free

Aldbury May Fair
Mon 1 May 2017, 12.00pm-5.00pm
Aldbury Village, near Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5RT
A great day out with stalls and activities to keep everyone entertained!
www.facebook.com/AldburyMayFair
Cost: Charge for some activities. There’s plenty of parking available – the £3 charge goes to Ridgway Scouts and Friends of Adbury School and includes your programme with map and all the info on what’s on and where.

 


Events: Saturday 6th May – Friday 12th May 2017

The Hitchin Expectant Parent & Baby Event 2017
Sat 6 May 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-4.30pm
The Hitchin Expectant Parent & Baby Event 2017 will take place on Saturday 6th May from 9am-4:30pm at The Secret Garden, Sun Street, Hitchin. There will be a selection of local bump and baby businesses in attendance as well as the opportunity to take part in some free taster sessions. Stall holders consist of hypnobirthing, fertility and pregnancy nutrition, reflexology, baby sign, doulas, parenting classes, baby sensory and post-natal exercise among many others. The first 100 people through the doors will get a goodie bag containing exclusive offers and sample products.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/352694
Cost: Early Bird @ £3 per person or £5 per couple, On the Day @ £4 per person or £6 per couple, Children under 16 are free

Spring Fayre-FOTCH Family Fun Day
Sat 6 May 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
St Peter & St Paul Church, High St, Tring, HP23 5AE
The Spring Fayre concludes with this FREE family event around the church. Please see the enclosed flyer for all the details and remember to bring your teddy to brave the legendary zip wire from the top of the church tower to the ground.
www.tringtogether.org.uk
Cost: FREE

Stay and Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum
Sat 6 May 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

NCT Nearly New Sale at Presdales School
Sat 6 May 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm (10.30am for NCT members)
Hoe Lane, Ware, Herts, SG12 9NX
It’s time for another Nearly New Sale! The Hertford, Ware and District NCT Nearly New Sale is a great chance to pick up all those essentials you need for your baby (and older children too) at a bargain price.
www.nct.org.uk
Cost: Adult buyers £1 each

Sundays at the Gunpowder Mills
Sun 7 May – Sun 20 Aug 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Enjoy a relaxing Sunday set in 170 acres of science and heritage, no matter rain or shine; The Royal Gunpowder Mills opens its doors for a fantastic day out every Sunday between May 7th – August 20th and with 20% off the admission fee there’s never been a better chance to explore as much as you can for a great low price!
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: 20% off usual admission. *This offer does not apply to our Event Sunday’s (VE Weekend, Wild West Weekend, Victorian Days, Summer, October Half Term and Guy Fawkes Festival)

Hertford Castle Craft Market and Open Day
Sun 7 May 2017, 12.00pm & 4.00pm
To mark the end of the Hertford Arts Festival, Hertford Castle will open its doors to the public for the first time this year. Visitors are welcome to explore the Castle Gatehouse and grounds free of charge. Up to 50 craft stands will exhibit an array of handmade assortments from jewellery to homeware, homemade produce to vintage clothing. Children will be able to get creative with a variety of craft based activities on offer.
www.hertford.gov.uk
Cost: Free Entry, Charity Donations Welcome

The First Hippo on the Moon at Hertford Theatre
Sun 7 May 2017, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PS
From Number One best-selling Children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 …2 …1 …BLAST OFF! David Walliams has taken the literary world by storm and his brilliantly funny stories are adored by children the world over! Suitable for children aged 3+
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £13, Family ticket £48. Online booking fee of £2.50 per transaction.

Victorian Lesson at the British Schools Museum
Sun 7 May 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

The Mozart Question at Broadway, Letchworth
Sun 7 May 2017, 3.00pm
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3DD
Narrated by much-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo, this is a concert performance and dramatic reading with music by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Vivaldi. For ages 8+.
www.broadway-letchworth.com
Cost: £16.00, Conc £13.00

Messy Church at St. Francis Church, Welwyn Garden City
Sun 7 May 2017, 4.00pm-5.30pm
Church Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6QJ
Messy Church takes place once a month on a Sunday from 4pm to 5:30pm. The session will be tailored for two groups Key stage one and under and Key stage two and comprises of welcome, interactive story, arts and crafts session, team games and song time followed by high tea for all.
www.stfranciswgc.org.uk
Cost: £3 for 2 adults and child, 50p for any additional child.

The Railway Children at Gordon Craig Theatre
Mon 8 May – Weds 10 May 2017, 7.45pm (& 2.30pm Weds)
Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1LZ
This new production captures all the excitement and emotion of Edith Nesbit’s subtle critique of the English class system and aims to bring the delights of this literary classic to yet another generation.
www.gordon-craig.co.uk
Cost: Evenings £21.50, £19.00, £16.00; Concessions £2.00 off; Matinee £17.50 All Seats.

The First Hippo on the Moon at The Alban Arena
Tues 9 May & Weds 10 May 2017, (Tues 1.30pm & 4.30pm; Weds 10.30am)
Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD
From Number One best-selling Children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 …2 …1 …BLAST OFF! David Walliams has taken the literary world by storm and his brilliantly funny stories are adored by children the world over! Suitable for children aged 3+
www.alban-arena.co.uk
Cost: £14.50, Under 16 £13.50, Family (2 adults 2 Children) £50.00 (a transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases)

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum
Wed 10 May 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.

Dinosaur World at The Radlett Centre
Weds 10 May 2017 – Thurs 11 May 2017, (Weds 4.30pm; Thurs 10.30am & 1.30pm)
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 8HL
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new for show all the family (ages 3+).
www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Cost: £15 (Danger Seat – Front Five Rows), other seats £12.50

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at Rhodes Arts Complex
Weds 10 May 2017 – Thurs 11 May 2017, (Weds 1.00pm & 4.30pm; Thurs 10.00am & 4.30pm)
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Now the timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories. Suitable for ages 3+
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: £15, Concs £13, Family of 4 £52

 


Events: Saturday 13th May – Friday 19th May 2017

Bump Baby and Beyond Fair 2017 at Hitchin Centre
Sat 13 May 2017, 9.30am-1.00pm
North Herts College, Cambridge Road, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 0JD
Join us at our third pregnancy and baby exhibition showcasing your local NCT branch and a huge range of brilliant local businesses who are all here to help you…..you can expect baby and toddler activity providers, photographers, health and well-being, toys, clothes and baby gifts plus supporting services such as the Children’s Centre, Real Nappies Car seat safety and much more!
www.nct.org.uk
Cost: £2.00 entry fee includes a prize draw entry and fabulous goody bags for the first 100 visitors

Storytelling in Kids Cabin at Hatfield Park Farm
Sat 13 May 2017, 10.00am-5.30pm
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB
Come along to the Kid’s Cabin and listen to a story. Why not bring your favourite story with you to share and help us celebrate the start of the new season.
www.hatfieldparkfarm.co.uk
Cost: Normal farm admission prices apply, £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and under 3’s are free.

Bug Hunt on Stanmore Common
Sat 13 May 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 3HQ
Come and hunt for bugs on the Common… Search for bugs and the places they live in.Hunt for wasp beetles, Cardinal Beetles and our special ancient woodland woodlouse amongst other little beasties. Please bring pots and lenses if you have them. Meet in the Car Park in Warren Lane, opposite Stanmore Cricket Club, SatNav HA7 4LB. TQ 15972 93545. Please contact Simon Braidman on 0208 386 2502 or email [email protected]
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Cost: FREE

The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Broadway, Letchworth
Sat 13 May 2017, 2.00pm & 4.00pm
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3DD
A truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s new bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style (Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Pirate Gran) and promises wit, drama, and wedding bells! This performance has a 3+ age guidance.
www.broadway-letchworth.com
Cost: £14.00, Family £48.00

Herts Auto Show at Stanborough Park
Sun 14 May 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6DF
Herts Auto show are proud to support Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK. With your help supporting us we have helped to make children’s wishes come true. We have had a terrific response to the show and also have been very fortunate to have the help of many Super heroes and Villain impersonators from the big screen in raising awareness for the foundation such as Batman, Superman, Ironman, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and many more.
hertsautoshow.co.uk
Cost: Adults £5, Children £3, Family of 4 £12, Under 5s FREE

Mr Bowles Tulip Tea Party at Myddelton House Gardens
Sun 14 May 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG
A party held in Myddelton House Gardens to celebrate the renowned gardener E A Bowles’ birthday, often coinciding with the flowering of the tulips, has been a tradition dating back well over a hundred years. Edward Augustus Bowles was one of Britain’s well known self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists. Join a day of live music, children’s entertainment, a Mad Hatter’s crafty hat-making table, pond dipping, games, woodcarving, tombola, bric-a-brac and more to mark this special day!
www.visitleevalley.org.uk/myddelton
Cost: Entry to the gardens is free, however there are car parking charges. No need to book.

James and the Giant Peach at The Pump House
Tues 16 May – Sat 20 May 2017
Local Board Road, Lower Watford High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2JP
Who hasn’t wanted to join James as he escapes his horrible aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures? The NYRA Saturday youth group are proud to present this wonderful production.
www.pumphouse.info
Cost: £10 per ticket

Messy Welly Club for Under 5’s at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Wed 17 May 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)

HD&OS Young Idea: Bugsy Malone at Hertford Theatre
Wed 17 May – Sat 20 May 2017, 7.30pm (& 3.00pm on Sat)
Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PS
Splurge hits the stage in Alan Parker’s world-famous musical! A fantastically energetic production with slapstick galore. Set in 1920s Prohibition New York, rival gangsters Fat Sam and Dandy Dan wreak havoc with splurge guns and custard pies. Gangsters, dancers, great songs and music – a fun production for all ages, but most suited to children 7+.
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: Wednesday 17th £10* for all tickets; Thursday to Saturday £15.50* & concessions £13.50* for all performances. * Online booking fee of £2.50 per transaction.

James and the Giant Peach Workshop at Gordon Craig Theatre
Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1LZ
Thurs 18 May 2017, 11.30am
Exploring Roald Dahl’s classic tale this workshop will include drama games, performance techniques, development of costume design and ideas and characterisation. For 5 – 11 year olds.
www.gordon-craig.co.uk
Cost: £14.00. All orders will be subject to a fee of £2.00

 


Events: Saturday 20th May – Friday 26th May 2017

Enchanted Museum, Museums at Night at Chiltern Open Air Museum
Sat 20 May 2017, 4.00pm – 8.30pm
Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB
As part of the national after-dark experience ‘Museums at Night’ the Museum, in Chalfont St Giles, will open for a unique and exciting family evening event. Families can enjoy spending the evening exploring the Museum’s historic buildings lit up by candle, lantern and firelight, taking a magical walk through the woods and trying their hands at fairytale crafts and activities. Visitors are encouraged to join in the fancy dress competition with prizes for the best ones. Treat yourself to a yummy burger, hot dog or bacon roll from the BBQ on the Village Green. Jacket potatoes, sandwiches, snacks, cakes, ice creams and hot and cold drinks will also be available, along with a selection of premium local beer and tasty cider, as well as Pimms.
www.coam.org.uk
Cost: Adult £10.90, Conc £9.50, Child £6.50, Family tickets from £22.00, Under 4s go FREE

Rickmansworth Festival
Sat 20 May – Sun 21 May 2017, 10.30am to 10.30pm on Saturday and from 10.30am to 5.30pm on Sunday
Grand Union Canal between Batchworth and Stockers Locks and a significant part of the Aquadrome Park
The top attraction for many is the wonderful array of canal boats from across the country – a terrific spectacle, with at least 100 craft of many types and histories moored along the towpath up to four deep. But there are things to do, see and enjoy whatever your interests, and whatever your age.
www.rwt.org.uk/festival
Cost: We suggest that you might like like to donate £2 for each person coming in

Room on the Broom at The Radlett Centre
Tues 23 May to Thurs 25 May 2017, (Tues – 1.30pm & 4.30pm; Weds & Thurs 10.30am & 1.30pm)
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 8HL
Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories ’magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the Olivier-nominated show that’s toured Britain and the world! Running time 55 minutes (no interval)
www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Cost: £12.00

Horrible Histories: Live on Stage at Broadway, Letchworth
Tues 23 May to Thurs 25 May 2017, (Tues – 1.30pm & 7.00pm; Weds & Thurs 10.30am & 1.30pm)
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3DD
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories Live On Stage featuring all your favourite characters from Britain’s barmy past, based on the phenomenally popular series of books by Terry Deary. This performance has a 6+ age guidance.
www.broadway-letchworth.com
Cost: Standard £14.00, Conc £12.00, Family of 4 £48.00

Ben & Hollys Little Kingdom at Gordon Craig Theatre
Weds 24 May 2017 – Thurs 25 May 2017, (Weds 1.00pm & 4.30pm; Thurs 10.00am & 1.00pm)
Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1LZ
Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family!
www.gordon-craig.co.uk
Cost: From £14 Adults, £12 Children

Toddler Thursday at Lowewood Museum
Thurs 25 May 2017, 10.00am-11.00am or 11.00am-12.00pm
Lowewood Museum, High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8BH
These sessions are for our young visitors. Come along and learn a nursery rhyme, share a story and make a craft. Places need to be booked by calling the Museum on 01992 445596.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: FREE

Alice in Wonderland at Rhodes Arts Complex
Fri 26 May 2017, 7.30pm
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
Basing his ballet on Lewis Carroll’s much-loved children’s books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Ballet Theatre UK’s Artistic Director Christopher Moore has created a captivating piece, brimming with wit, humour and charm. With its whimsical flights of the imagination, eclectic music and joyful dance, Alice in Wonderland is delightful entertainment for all ages.
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: £16, £10 under 16s

 


Events: Saturday 27th May – Wednesday 31st May 2017

Sheep Week at Lee Valley Park Farms
Sat 27 May – Fri 2 June 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF
May half term is a very exciting time at Lee Valley Park Farms as it’s Sheep Week! Prepare for all our usual activities to be taken over with a sheep theme
www.lvfarms.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission charges apply

There and Back Again – An Odyssey at Rhodes Arts Complex
Sat 27 May 2017, 12.00pm
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
The Odyssey is the classic of classics, the mother of all stories, the ultimate source of myths and legends full of giants, ghosts, Greeks and great adventure. We’ll be adapting this epic narration to bring out the fundamental fable that everyone can follow – a thrilling ride across hostile seas and spooky islands to finally realise that no matter how far you roam, there’s no place like Homer. For ages 6+.
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: £9, £7 Conc, £28 Family of 4

Shark in the Park at Hertford Theatre
Sat 27 May 2017, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PS
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!?
From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ – see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on Stage! Suitable for children aged 3-8 years.
www.hertfordtheatre.com
Cost: £11, Family ticket £42. Online booking fee of £2.50 per transaction. Babes in Arms tickets are available for children under 18mths. Please ask the Box Office for your free ticket.

Hertfordshire Country Show
Sat 27 May & Sun 28 May 2017, 8.30am – 5.30pm
The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, St Albans, Herts AL3 7PT
Enjoy a great day out with the family and kids. Bringing Farming and Countryside to the Town. Two days of attractions, food and drink, shopping, cattle, sheep and horse showing, international show jumping and so much more!
www.hertsshow.com
Cost: ADVANCED – Adult £15.20, Child £7.20 (5yrs – 15yrs, under 5’s free), Family £37.60 (admits two adults and two children), Senior £13.60
ON THE DAY – Adult £19.00, Child £9.00 (5yrs – 15yrs, under 5’s free), Family £47.00 (admits two adults and two children), Senior £17.00 (Over 60)

Wild West Weekend at the Gunpowder Mills
Sat 27 May – Mon 29 May 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Experience life in the Wild West, with the reenactors on hand demonstrating their daily life and telling you how they worked and live. Throughout the day there’s a fantastic array of activities such as panning for gold! , Make your own cowboy hat, make a lasso, have a go at painting with straw and even dress up as a cowboy or cowgirl for a photo!
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Spring Special at Willows Activity Farm
Sat 27 May – Sun 4 June 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0PF
The Spring Special programme will include live sheep shearing demonstrations by Tuck the Shepherd – seeing our woolly friends getting their hair cut for the warmer weather. You will also enjoy new shows in the Peter Rabbit Theatre, Sheep Racing around the animal race track and all your Willows Favourites including Tristan the Runaway Tractor.
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

Explore and Art at Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Sun 28 May 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)

Love Your Zoo at Shepreth Wildlife Park
Mon 29 May 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Station Road, Shepreth, nr Royston, Herts, SG8 6PZ
Animal trails, feeds, presentations and craft workshops are just some of the fun activities we will be hosting to celebrate the BIAZA Love Your Zoo Day this May half term.
www.sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission rates apply.

Dino Experience at Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Mon 29 May 2017, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX
Experience the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs at Knebworth House Dino Adventure with amazing hands-on Dino Animal Encounters throughout the day. Aspiring palaeontologists and brave explorers can conquer our special dinosaur trail, travelling back in time to face the 72 life-sized dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures! Amongst the trees you might even spot triceratops having a snack, a long-necked giant reaching up for a leaf or maybe even the ultimate predator, T-Rex.
www.knebworthhouse.com
Cost: £9.50 per person (£8.55 advanced); Family of 4 £34.00 (£30.60 advanced)

Ancient Egyptians at Mill Green Museum
Mon 29 May – Thurs 1 June 2017, 10.00am, 11.15am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm
Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD
Make a stunning Egyptian collar on Tuesday. Write your name in hieroglyphics in a cartouche on Wednesday. Or make a clay mummy in its very own sarcophagus on Thursday. Sessions last for one hour. No booking required. Suitable for age 4+.
welhat.gov.uk/millgreenmuseum
Cost: £3.50 per session

Dodo Bookmark Making at the Natural History Museum, Tring
Tues 30 May 2017, sessions from 10.15am – 3.30pm
The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
Create your own dodo to take home. It will be as thin as a feather to slide between your book pages. Suitable for children aged five and older.
www.nhm.ac.uk
Cost: £2 per child

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum
Tues 30 May 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Drop in craft activities with a Roman theme. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult. Drop in activity.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: £1.50.

Secret Garden Themed Drama Camp at Gordon Craig Theatre
Tues 30 May – Fri 2 June 2017, 10.00am
Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1LZ
Ideal for 6 – 12 year olds we will explore drama, music, singing, dance, and visual art activities to bring musical stories to life. During each of the workshops we will devise and write a script that will be performed for parents, friends and families at the end of the week.
www.gordon-craig.co.uk
Cost: £110.00. £15 discount for siblings

Victorian Days at the Gunpowder Mills
Tues 30 May – Sun 4 June 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Step back in time at the Royal Gunpowder Mills this May Half Term and join us to explore life in Victorian times! Experience Victorian science in Professor Nitrate’s Mad Lab and discover our Victorian pharmacy where you can stir up your very own concoction. Try your hand at making a Zoetrope to amaze your family and friends. Learn about Morse code, make your own skipping rope, make a tea set, have fun with marble games and much more! Try our popular outdoor games arena to experience the games children played in Victorian times such as Hoopla, Quioits, the coconut shy and skittles!
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

May Half Term Activities at the British Schools Museum
Weds 31 May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Find out what life was like as a Victorian child. Get dressed up and try out some household chores, practise your pen and ink writing and play some traditional games.
www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
Cost: £4 per child (adults free)

Archaeology Fun Day at Verulamium Museum
Weds 31 May 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
St Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Discover the stories of Verulamium Museum’s history with a day of activities. Explore how the Roman town was excavated, listen to our storyteller bring museum founder Tessa Wheeler’s achievements to life, handle artefacts from the dig itself and take part in archaeology themed crafts. Drop in activity.
www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk
Cost: Free (£1.50 charge for craft activity).

Glastonbabies at Rhodes Art Complex
Weds 31 May 2017, 11.00am & 1.00pm
1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
Be delighted by a conga of crazy creatures that amaze and engage. The Glastonbabies unique interactive music jam begins and ends the show – turning into a full-on baby rave with the audience playing along!
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
Cost: £8, £6 Conc, £284 Family of 4

CJ Birds of Prey at Hatfield Park Farm
Weds 31 May 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.

Dick & Dom Live! at The Spotlight
Wed 31 May 2017, 2.00pm & 6.00pm
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8BE
Dick & Dom, the BAFTA award winning legends of kids TV are about to be unleashed on the nation in a brand new live show. The stars of such memorable shows as Diddy TV, Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom, The Legend of Dick & Dom, Splatalot!, Da Dick & Dom Diaries and of course Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow amongst many others, will be live on stage and bringing their very own brand of madness and mayhem to the stage.
www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Cost: Adults £12, Children £10, family of four (2+2) £40

Explore: Mystery Specimens at the Natural History Museum, Tring
Wed 31 May & Thurs 1 June 2017, sessions from 10.15am – 3.30pm
The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
Take on the role of a scientist and investigate which animals these specimens belong to. Suitable for children aged five and older.
www.nhm.ac.uk
Cost: £2 per child