Top local listings for October events in Hertfordshire 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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Mum2Mum Market – Watford
Sunday 2nd October – 12pm -2pm
Leavesden Green Community Hub, Hertfordshire, WD25 0B
Buy top quality baby and children’s goods at our award winning pop up indoor market.
http://www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/
Cost: Adult £2 Child FREE

Family Fun Day –  Southgate
Sunday 2nd October – 11pm -4pm
Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PE
With games and performances to ensure a brilliant day out for all of our supporters and their families!
http://www.chickenshed.org.uk/family-fun-day-2016-0
Cost: FREE

Grandparent Day – Hatfield
Sunday 2nd October – 10am -5pm
Hatfield Park Farm, The Estate Office , Hatfield Park,  Hatfield,  Hertfordshire,  AL9 5NB
Take your Grandparents out for a day on the Farm and see how their faces light up at the sight of all the lovely animals!
www.hatfieldparkfarm.co.uk  
Cost: Adult £5 Child £2.50

Highfield Park Apple Day – St Alabans
Sunday 2nd October – 2pm -4pm
YMCA Watford @ St Albans Health Club, Russet Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0DB
Enjoy a great day  out at the Apple Cafe, watch the Apple Juicing Display and listen to music from the St Albans City Band. There will also be Children’s games and you will have the chance to purchase some Highfield Park Apple Juice.
http://www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk/
Cost: FREE ENTRY

Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave – St Albans
Wednesday 5th – Thursday 6th October – 10am & 2pm
Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DL
This hour-long show combines live theatre, original music and magical projections to tell the tale of Mrs Armitage, her faithful dog Breakspear and their custom-made surfboard as they enjoy the Californian sunshine while waiting for the next big wave. For children aged 4-7 years.
http://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/whats-on/mrs-armitage-and-the-big-wave/
Cost: £10

Hertford Food and Drink Festival – Hertford
7th-9th October 
Hertford Town Centre
If you’re a ‘foodie’, then Hertford Town is the place to be. See the town come to life with farmers and charter markets, live cookery demonstrations, free tasters and even a few celebrity chefs!
http://www.hertford.gov.uk/events/hertford-food-and-drink-festival-235/
Cost: FREE ENTRY

Apple Day at Tewin Orchard – Welwyn
Sunday 9th October – 12pm -4.30pm
Tewin Orchard, 1 Upper Green, Tewin, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 0LX
Visit Tewin Orchard for an afternoon event for all the family and packed with children’s activities.
http://visitherts.co.uk/plan-your-visit/whats-on/apple-day-tewin-orchard/
Cost: FREE ENTRY

Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs – Hertford
Saturday 15th October – 2pm
Hertford Theatre Box Office, The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS
The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs and deep seas. Suitable for children aged 3+
http://loveletchworth.com/event/letchworth-beer-and-world-food-festival/
Cost: £14 Family £48

Letchworth Beer and World Food Festival – Letchworth
15th & 16th October – 8am -5pm
Letchworth Town Centre, Hertfordshire SG6 3BB
Experience a wide range of drink from Real Ales to Cocktails and a host of cuisines from around the world!
http://loveletchworth.com/event/letchworth-beer-and-world-food-festival/
Cost: FREE ENTRY

Pumpkin Festival – St Albans
Saturday 22nd October to Wednesday 30th November
Willows Activity Farm. Coursers Road, London Colney, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0PF
FREE pumpkin for every child from Willows Pumpkin Patch with a pumpkin-tastic time for all the family.
www.willowsactivityfarm.com
Cost: Adult £13.85 Child £14.60

Owl Pellet Dissection – Tring
Monday 24th October – 10.15, 11.05, 14.30 & 15.20
Natural History Museum Tring, The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street, Tring Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP 
Investigate what barn owls have been eating by dissecting their pellets. Suitable for children aged 5+
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring/what-s-on-at-tring.html
Cost: £4.00

Apple Bird Feeders – Tring
Tuesday 25th October & Thursday 27th October – 30 min workshops all day
Natural History Museum Tring, The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street, Tring Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP 
Treat the birds in your garden to a delicious apple feeder. Suitable for children aged 5+
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring/what-s-on-at-tring.html
Cost: £2.00

Pumpkin Trail and Treats – St Albans
Wednesday 26th October to Friday 28th October
Willows Activity Farm. Coursers Road, London Colney, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0PF
Pumpkin activities and trail around the gardens – spooky fun and games for children.
http://www.knebworthhouse.com/
Cost: Adult £3.50 Child £6.75 (Trail only) or £12.00 (Trail +Disco)

Pumpkin Trail and Treats, Pumpkin Disco – Knebworth
Wednesday 26th October to Friday 28th October
Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY
Pumpkin activities and trail around the gardens – spooky fun and games for children.
http://www.knebworthhouse.com/
Cost: Adult £3.50 Child £6.75 (Trail only) or £12.00 (Trail +Disco)

Make it spooky- Halloween Crafts Workshop – St Albans
Thursday 27th October – 10am – 3.30pm (1 hour session slots)
The Sandpit Theatre, Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans, AL4 9NX
Make Fabulously Freaky Halloween Masks and Puppets. Suitable for 3-7 yr olds – Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
www.sandpittheatre.co.uk
Cost: £4 per child

Apple Bird Feeders – Tring
Friday 28th October – 5pm – 8pm
Natural History Museum Tring, The Walter Rothschild building, Akeman Street, Tring Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP 
Dress up and bring your torch for a spooky time in the galleries where you can add to your costume with ghostly animal face paint. – See more at: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring/what-s-on-at-tring.html#sthash.J96q3GK3.dpufSuitable for children aged 5+
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring/what-s-on-at-tring.html
Cost: £2.00

Dotty The Dragon
Saturday 29th October – 11.30m – 2.30pm
The Sandpit Theatre, Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans, AL4 9NX
Blunderbus is proud to present this enchanting fairytale adventure with a very happy ending. This clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling.Little people aged 3 – 7 will love this funny, heartwarming tale. But big people will have lots of fun too. 
www.sandpittheatre.co.uk
Cost: Adult £8 Child £6

Peppa Pig’s Suprise Sow
Saturday 29th October –  1 & 4pm
Sunday 30th October –  10am & 1pm
Alban Arena, St Peters Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JE 
Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in a live stage show. 
http://www.alban-arena.co.uk/events/peppa-pigs-surprise/
Cost: Adult £16 Child £14 Family Ticket £56

Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave – St Albans
Saturday 29th October –  – 10am, 12noon & 2pm
Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DL
This hour-long show combines live theatre, original music and magical projections to tell the tale of Mrs Armitage, her faithful dog Breakspear and their custom-made surfboard as they enjoy the Californian sunshine while waiting for the next big wave. For children aged 4-7 years.
http://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/whats-on
Cost: £10