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Half Term Activities October 18, 2014

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Lots of things going on in and around Letchworth this half term so definitely no time for the kids to get bored! (parents might need kids to go back to school so they can get a rest but that’s a different matter!) So here we go:

Saturday 25th October -Saturday 1st November

Spooktacular half term horror trail. Follow the trail around participating retailers in Letchworth town centre to collect stickers and trick or treats along the route. A list of the participating stores will be available at shop Letchworth.

Saturday 25th October

10am-4pm Haunted Houses at Dot to Dot, the Wynd, LGC. Create spooky houses for a window display. This is a free activity but please email venice@rhapsode.org.uk to reserve a spot.

10.30am-12pm Halloween ‘dress-up and dance’ disco at Icknield Infant & Nursery School. £1 per family and tickets need to be booked in advance from Icknield children’s centre. Aimed at families with 0-5 yr children but older siblings are welcome. Icknield and Grange families prioritised.

2-4pm Creation Station Crafty Saturday at the Secret Garden, 10 Sun Street, Hitchin. Help raise funds for Lister Hospital’s Magic of Play appeal and Rays of Sunshine. Create 3d models, mini canvas masterpieces, funky glasses or noodle doodle pictures. Tickets £8 per family please book at the Creation Station.

5.30-8.30pm Baldock Halloween Party & Fireworks Display at Hartsfield School. This looks like a great event with fun fair rides, family disco, children’s halloween fancy dress competition, food court, bar and live music. Tickets are £5 per adult, £3.50 per child or £15 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) and can be purchased online at Badock town or from Tapps garden centre and M-Viron.

Sunday 26th October

10.30am-3.30pm Big Art Sunday at Dot to Dot, The Wynd, LGC. Create a Halloween montage – lots of paint, printing and sticking. Please contact corina@rhapsode.org.uk for details.

Monday 27th October

10.30am-12pm Baby sensory play at Chestnut Tree Children’s Centre. Pre-crawling babies only, no older siblings. 50p donation, no need to book.

11am Free Halloween crafts at the Secret Garden, Sun Street, Hitchin.

2pm Free Spooky film screening at The Secret Garden.

2-3pm Explorer’s Walk – Spooky Advenure! Take a spooky Halloween hunt through Norton Common. Meet at the park by the outdoor swimming pool. Free activity for 0-5s but older siblings welcome.

2.30-3.30pm or 3.30-4.30pm Trampolining at Hitchin Boys School Sports Centre. Trampolining sessions for age 3+, £7 for non-members and £5 members. Call Ally on 07745 569184 for details.

Tuesday 28th October

9.30am Daisy Bakes at The Secret Garden. Halloween themed cupcake decorating for ages 2+. £7 per child.

10.45am Daisy Bakes at The Secret Garden. Halloween themed cupcake decorating for ages 5+. £15 per child.

11.30am The Lego Movie. Broadway Cinema kids club, tickets are only £1 so book early.

11.30am or 2pm Kids Do the Funniest Things at Letchworth Arts Centre. Fun workshops for kids aged 6-14 to delevop their own comedy stand up routines ending with a performance for their friends and family. Tickets are £15 and can be booked here.

1.30-3.30pm and 2-3pm Gymnastics sessions at Hitchin Boys Sports Centre. £14 for 4-16 yrs. These sessions need to be booked and paid for in advance by contacting Ally on 07745 569184 or ally21hbs@hotmail.co.uk

2-2.45pm Creating Halloween Heads craft activity at he Secret Garden. £5/£7.

Wednesday 29th October

9.30-11am Parent & Child open gym session at Marriotts Gymnastics Club, Stevenage. These open sessions were really popular over the summer so I’d recommend getting there close to the start. £5 per child for walking – 5 years. No more than 2 children per adult and children must not wear jewellery, jeans, buttons, belts or zips.

10am-2pm Arts, crafts and creative fun at Icknield Children’s Centre with activities to take home. Free drop-in for 0-5s but older siblings welcome.

11am Free Halloween colouring at the Secret Garden, Hitchin.

12.45-2pm Jackmans Stay & Play at Jackmans Community Centre. Play session with active and messy play fun. Aimed at 0-5s but older siblings welcome. 50p donation, no need to book.

1.30-2.30pm Mama Sugar Shakes at the Secret garden. Carribean dancing and singing for 0-5s.

2pm Free spooky film at the Secret Garden.

2.30-3.30pm or 3.30-4.30pm Trampolining at Hitchin Boys School Sports Centre. Trampolining sessions for age 3+, £7 for non-members and £5 members. Call Ally on 07745 569184 for details.

6-8pm Halloween disco at Space2Play in Hitchin. Disco, fancy dress competition and party games. Tickets are £8 per child, £1.50 for under 1s and adults free. Book tickets now at the venue or by calling 422354.

Thursday 30th October

10-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm and 2-3pm Horrid Histories. Free storytelling of local myths and legends and a chance to create your own horrid histories. 10am for 6-9yrs, 11.30am for 9-12yrs and 2pm for all 6-12yrs. Part of Letchworth’s fire and fright festival.

10-11.30am Autumn Crafts at St Michael’s Church Hall. Aimed at 0-5s but older siblings welcome. 50p donation, no need to book.

10am-4pm Spookyrumpus with Guy Parker-Rees (the illustrator of Spookyrumpus and Giraffes can’t dance) at Dot to Dot. Booking essential so please email venice@rhapsode.org.uk (at the time of writing this blog, I think this session is fully booked but please check with Dot to Dot)

10.30am-2pm Bats, Cats and rats at British Schools museum in Hitchin. Drop-in to join fun make and play activities. £4 per child, adults free. Booking recommended http://www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk

11.30am Frozen Singalong at Broadway Cinema Kids Club. Tickets are only £1 and this will be a popular one so book now!

1-2pm Kindy Drama at the Secret Garden. Really fun drama class for 3-5 yrs. £5.

2-2.45pm Halloween Mucky Pups at the Secret Garden. Find the bugs in squidgy jelly and slimy spaghetti. £5/£7.

4-6pm Halloween Party at The Secret Garden. All ages welcome (even over 5s) £10 per ticket includes party food, fun, games, dancing and prizes for the best Halloween costume.

Friday 31st October

9.30-11am Parent & Child open gym session at Marriotts Gymnastics Club, Stevenage. These open sessions were really popular over the summer so I’d recommend getting there close to the start. £5 per child for walking – 5 years. No more than 2 children per adult and children must not wear jewellery, jeans, buttons, belts or zips.

10am Buggy walk to Standalone Farm. Meet at the entrance to the outdoor swimming pool in Norton Common. Free entrance in to the farm but please call 681334 to book a place.

10am-1pm Halloween photo booth at the Secret Garden. Bring your little ones along in their favourite Halloween outfits and the photographer will be there to capture them.

10.15-11.30am Learn It storytelling session at the Secret Garden. £4 includes session, refreshments and play.

10am-3pm Horrid Histories Animation at Letchworth Arts Centre. Free drop-in session to create your own Horrid History animation, suitable for age 5+.

10.30am Note to Note Halloween and Birthday Fancy Dress Party at Dot to Dot. A fun singing and stories session for little ones and their parents. £3 contribution and prizes for costumes.

11am and 2.30pm Trick or Treat – the great Halloween Hunt at the Secret Garden with apple bobbing, colouring scary masks and hunting for treats!

2-3pm Gymnastics sessions at Hitchin Boys Sports Centre. £7 for 3-6 yrs. These sessions need to be booked and paid for in advance by contacting Ally on 07745 569184 or ally21hbs@hotmail.co.uk

2-3.30pm Halloween arts, crafts and creative fun at the Grange Scout Hut. 50p per family for families from the Grange and Icknield area. Tickets must be booked in advance from Icknield Children’s Centre.

2.30-4.30pm Halloween Horrors at Howard Park & Gardens (Letchworth paddling pool). Free activities including potion making, wizard wands, goo making, rodeo pumpkin, bobbing for apples, pumpkin activities, scary games and more. All welcome and a fancy dress competition.

3-5pm Trick or Treat Halloween Party at Little Rascals. Tickets are £8.50 for one child and one adult There’s a disco, halloween activities and games, candy floss, bouncy castle and fancy dress. Tickets are available now so book asap if you want to go.

4-6pm Spooky Spectacular Halloween Party at Jungle Jims Playland in Sandy. Spooky fun and games, costume competition and Halloween dances. Tickets are £7.50 (includes one free adult) and include a hot snack and a party bag to take home. Call 01767 682808 to book tickets. I think this seems one of the best value of all the soft play Halloween discos.

5-6.30pm Light Party at St. Paul’s Church Hall, Pixmore Way, LGC. If all the Halloween activities this week are getting a little dark and sinister for your kids’ liking then why not try this Light Party instead? Open to all children in school years 1-6, it’s an evening of fun, games, crafts and activities and includes dinner and an ice cream factory! Book your place on St. Paul’s website.

Saturday 1st November

Day of the Dead crafting all day at Dot to Dot. Dontation only, drop-in.

10am-3pm Frankenstein Toy making at Letchworth Arts Centre. Free drop-in for ages 5+. Reuse, recycle and twist together old toys to make a new one.

Sunday 2nd November

7pm (doors open at 5.30pm) Letchworth & Baldock Lions Club Fireworks display at he Herts FA County Ground, Baldock Road, LGC. Book tickets in advance from David’s Bookshop at a special rate of £4 for adults and £3 for U16s. (on the night, tickets are £6 and £4 so well worth booking.)

Phew, I’m exhausted just writing that lot! But if you still want more, you’ll find details of holiday camps and activities for older kids here.

 

Hungry Conker Caterpillars! October 2, 2014

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So it is apparently Autumn (despite this gorgeous sunny weather we’re having!) and Autumn means one important thing in my three year old’s World – conkers!! She absolutely loves collecting them and has now even taken to bringing home at least three conkers every single day from the tree at her nursery so we, quite literally, have conkers coming out of our ears!!

With this glut of conkers beginning to take over the house I’ve started to think of things we can actually do with them. So with a little help from Pinterest I came up with The Very Hungry Conker Caterpillar based on one of Roxy’s favourite books. If anyone else is suffering with excessive conker hoarding then I thought I’d share this idea.

Firstly collect the conkers!

Then choose a large one for the head and the rest will be the body.

Squeeze some red paint into an old plastic tub and roll the large conker around in it to coat it. Use a paintbrush also to get it all over the conker.

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Repeat the process with a few different shades of green and yellow. My daughter particularly enjoyed mixing blue and yellow paint to make the different shades.

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Then leave all the conkers to dry.

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Tip: if you’ve got any fancy crafty acrylic type paints then they would be much better as I just used normal kids paints and a lot of it cracked off when it dried!

Once the paint has dried drill holes through all the conkers and thread them on to a piece of string.

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Once you’ve threaded all the conkers on stick on some googly eyes and pieces of pipe cleaner for antennae and that’s it – one hungry caterpillar and one happy child!!!

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Summer Holiday Activities – Week Six August 22, 2014

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Well here we are – the final week of the holidays, hope you’ve all had a good summer? Here’s the final list of summer activities – enjoy!

Saturday 23rd-Monday 25th August

Teddy bears’ picnic at Standalone Farm. Another fab summer activity by the guys over at Standalone with all activities included in the normal admission fee. There’s an interactive story trail and scavenger hunt, garden games and craft activities.

Saturday 23rd-Sunday 31st August

The Summer circus is at Van Hage Garden Centre in Great Amwell.

Monday 25th August

It’s the annual Ashwell Show a great fun filled family day with loads of stalls, shows, activities and rides.

Tuesday 26th August

10.30-11.30am Stay and play at Lime Tree Children’s Centre. Free drop-in for under 5s.

10.45-11.30am Messy play for 0-5s at the Secret Garden.

11am-12pm Loom band workshop for 6-10yrs at the Secret Garden.

12-12.45pm Tots Tennis at Letchworth Tennis club, see my previous blog posts for details of this.

2pm Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

2-2.45pm messy play at the Secret Garden for 0-5s.

Wednesday 27th August

10am-4pm Paint your own flowerpot at Frosts Willington garden centre. £5.99 per child but you can enjoy the free beach and outdoor games while you’re there.

11am and 2pm Usborne story time at the Secret Garden.

11am-12pm Arty session for 6-10yrs at the Secret Garden.

1-2.30pm Messy play session at Jackmans Community Centre. Drop-in, 50p donation.

2-2.45pm Messy play for 0-5s at the Secret Garden.

2-2.30pm Toddler yoga for 3-5s at the Secret Garden.

2pm Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

Thursday 28th August

10-10.30am Daisy Cakes session for 3-5s at the Secret Garden. £5.

10.45-11.30am water play for 0-5s at the Secret Garden.

11am-1pm Explorers picnic at Woolgrove school. Free drop-in with the children’s centres. Enjoy wildlife activities and bring a picnic.

12-12.45pm The last Tots Tennis session for the summer at Letchworth Tennis club.

1-2pm Kindy drama session at the Secret Garden. £5.

1.30-2.30pm Krazy Kelly at the Grange Scout Hut. Fun activities, music and dance for under 5s. 50p. Icknield and Grange families will be prioritised.

2-2.45pm water play for 0-5s at the Secret Garden.

2pm Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

Friday 29th August

10-11.15am Daisy kids for 6-10yr olds at the Secret Garden. £10.

10am-12pm Baby sensory play at Chestnut Tree Children’s Centre. Messy play for under 1s. Free drop-in, bring a towel!

10am-2pm Last day for the beach at Icknield.

11-11.30am Summer sing along for 0-2s at the Secret Garden.

2-2.45pm Secret Garden party for 0-5s.

And that, is that!! (Stealing Topsy and Tim lines now, it must be time for a glass of wine!!!)

 

Gulliver’s Land review August 16, 2014

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Last week we had a fantastic but exhausting day at Gulliver’s Land in Milton Keynes so I thought I’d pen a little review for you.

My friend and I took our 3 and 5 year old and they both absolutely loved it. There’s something for all ages but I would say that it’s really best suited for 3-7 year olds, any older than that they may find the rides a little tame and if they are shorter than 90cm there’s not all that many rides they can go on (under 90cms do however go free). Also good to bear in mind is that if your child is less than 120cm you will have to accompany them on most of the rides. This is fine as most of the rides are really fun just don’t talk to me about the teacups!!!

There’s absolutely loads of rides to keep the family entertained all day but the good thing is everything’s really close together so there’s not loads of walking to do. (It is really buggy friendly though if you have a little one or you can hire cool little cars to push them around!)

I recommend buying tickets online before you go. Not only are they cheaper but also saves you having to queue to get in. Tickets are pretty reasonable: £15 each regardless of adult/child (under 90cms go free). Bear in mind you do have to book these at least two days in advance to get this rate. There are also all inclusive tickets for £22 which we bought. They include entry to the park and lunch, drink, ice cream and £1 off in the shop. We thought these seemed like really good value but actually the food there is really cheap (makes a nice change!) so I’m not entirely convinced we got our money’s worth. I think if you’re planning on having big hot meals then it’s probably worth it but if you just want a sandwich then don’t bother. The kids lunch bags are only £2.85 and they get a good amount in them but all we got for our adult’s meal ticket was one little sandwich and a drink!

As for the rides themselves there was a really good selection of roller coasters, chair swings, pirate ship, log flume etc. and there weren’t loads of long queues either. I think the longest we waited for any ride was about 10 minutes which for the middle of the summer holidays is really good! The favourites in our group were the log flume, runaway train roller coaster and the pirate ship.

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My three year old is a bit of a daredevil so it’s hard to tell but I think a few of the rides might be a bit scary for some 2-4 year olds even though they meet the height criteria.

The staff were all fantastic – we found everyone to be really friendly and good with the kids but also seemed thorough with all the safety and height checks.

If you need a break from the rides there are a few little playgrounds, a ball pit, a place called Gully’s town which has play shops, garages and cars, a castle which has a fairy tale academy and princess play area and a selection of little Western style two-storey play houses. If the weather’s not great, there’s also a couple of indoor play areas. We spent such a long time on the rides and we were lucky with a dry day that we didn’t actually get in to these but I think they were for under 5s.

During the day there were lots of dressed up characters walking round to keep the kids entertained and take photos with. I think these are possibly characters from Gulliver’s Travels but I’m ashamed to say I’ve never read it so I actually have no idea! Kids seemed to love them though!!

All in all it was a fantastic family day out for young kids and we’ll definitely be back. (They do some good themed events for Halloween and Christmas.) In fact, as we got in the car to drive home Roxy asked to come back again the next day!!

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Summer Holiday Activities – Week 5 August 15, 2014

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Happy Friday everyone, here’s next week’s activities for you:

Saturday 16th-Sunday 17th August

The Great Outdoors weekend at Standalone Farm. All weekend they have a 24ft rock climbing wall to try out, Saturday sees a static birds of prey show and Sunday try your hand at archery. All activities included in the standard admission fee.

Monday 18th August

9am-12pm Another chance to hit the beach at Icknield School.

10.45-11.30am Creative painting at the Secret Garden, Hitchin for 0-5s.

10-11.30am Gymnastics at Marriotts School, Stevenage.

11am-12pm craft making for 6-10yrs at the Secret Garden. £5.

2-2.45pm creative painting at the Secret Garden for 0-5s.

2pm Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

2-3.15pm Football fun this week is at Lordship Farm school.

2-4pm Family festival of fun in Norton Common. If you missed the last one of these then get yourself down here to this fantastic free session run by NHDC. They have inflatables, craft activities, sand play area and loads outdoor toys and games. The best thing of all – it’s all completely free!

Tuesday 19th August

10.30am-12pm Explorers Walk in Norton Common. Join Icknield Children’s Centre for an explorers walk and woodland story and bring a picnic.

10.45-11.30am Messy play at the Secret Garden for 0-5s.

11am-12pm Loom band workshop for 6-10 yrs at the Secret Garden. £5.

12-3pm Teddy Bear’s Picnic in the Broxbourne Civic Hall Gardens. Suitable for 3-7 year olds, bring your teddies and your picnic, there will be a teddy bears show full of songs, games and stories plus there will be music, arts and crafts, competitions and more. Tickets can be booked in advance here.

12-4pm head down to Avenue Park in Baldock for a Family Fun day. Bouncy castle, arts and crafts, face painting and more free activities.

2pm Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

Wednesday 20th August

10-11.30am Marriotts gymnastics. This is the last opportunity this holiday to try this open gym session.

11am and 2pm story time with Usborne books at the Secret Garden for 0-5s.

11am-12pm Arty sessions for 6-10yrs at the Secret Garden. £5.

1-2.30pm Messy Play at Jackmans Community Centre. Drop in, 50p donation.

2-2.45pm messy play at the Secret Garden for 0-5s.

2-2.30pm Toddler yoga at the Secret Garden for 3-5yrs. £5.

2pm Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

Thursday 21st August

10-10.30am Daisy Cakes at the Secret Garden for 2.5-5yrs. £5.

10.30-11.30am Stay and play session with the Children’s centres at Spring Road Scout Hut. Drop in, 50p donation.

10.45-11.30am Water play for 0-5s at the Secret Garden.

1-3pm Den building with Icknield CC. Free drop in session on Icknield School field – building dens and playing camping!

1-2pm Kindy Drama class at the Secret Garden for 3-5 year olds. £5.

2-2.45pm Water play at the Secret Garden.

2pm Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

2-4pm Family Festival of Fun at Avenue Park, Baldock.

Friday 22nd August

10.30am-12pm The Beach at Ivel Court, Jackmans Estate. Sand and water play with themed arts and crafts for 0-5s. Free drop-in.

10.30-11.30am Play Music Play session at Icknield Children’s Centre. £1 per family, booking required.

10am-2pm The beach at Icknield School.

11-11.30am Summer singalong for 0-2yrs at rhe Secret Garden £5.

2-2.45pm Secret Garden party for 0-5yrs.

Phew, that lot should keep you busy next week! Enjoy x

 

Rainy Day Activities August 13, 2014

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So perhaps the weather may be a bit on the turn now, not quite as hot and sunny as it was!? I’m still optimistic for a return but in the meantime if you’re looking for some inspiration of things to do with young kids when the weather’s not great then here’s my top five:

1. Cooking

Now my three year old is absolutely obsessed with the Cbeebies programme I Can Cook and as irritating as it is to have the “roll up your sleeves, give your hands a wash….” song stuck on permanent repeat in your head, this programme has actually been a bit of a Godsend. Roxy is a very fussy eater and most dinner times are an endless battle of whining and bribery but after watching an episode of I Can Cook Roxy asks if she can make the recipe too. Reluctantly I agreed to cook one of them with her (magic mini fishcakes!) and not only was it a really enjoyable activity to do together, she actually happily ate the thing too! So now we make at least one of their recipes every week and I can’t recommend it enough. Some of them were not so popular (the vegetable samosas didn’t go down all that well) but still her joy of seeing the outcome of our cooking is definitely worth it. If you can be bothered to prepare everything before hand and put all the ingredients in little person friendly pots then they can actually do everything themselves but if, like me, you’re a bit more lazy then just do everything together as you go along and if I don’t want too much mess to clean up after I tell her that there are some parts I need her to watch me do and that seems to work! You can find all the recipes on the Cbeebies website and the great thing about them is the quantities stated in the recipes make fairly small portions so if the kids don’t really like them you’re not left with loads of unwanted food!

2. Initial letter collages

Ok, I am still yet to actually do this activity but it is definitely at the top of my list for the next rainy day. All it basically involves is drawing a large letter on a piece of card (makes sense to use the first letter of their name for encouraging recognition) and then letting them stick items on to the letter in a collage. You could use ripped up bits of tissue paper, bottle lids, dried rice or pasta, cotton wool, foam shapes, stickers, the list is endless. Or my favourite idea incorporates a nature walk. Take your child and a bag/basket in to the woods, common, park or just the garden and let them collect all those annoying items that they usually want to pick up and insist you put in your handbag such as leaves, twigs, acorns, seed pods, daisies, etc and use those to stick on the collage.

3. Puddle jumping

I guess we all have Peppa Pig to thank for our children’s obsessions with muddy puddles but actually put the kids in one of those puddle jumpers or a raincoat and waterproof trousers and wellies and watch their joy as they splash about in the puddles! A sure-fire hit with most kids!

4. Painting

Let’s face it we all have the paints lurking at the back of the cupboard somewhere dreading that time when our child asks “can I do some painting?” Which always seems to be at the most inconvenient times: when you’ve just woken up and haven’t even had your first cup of tea, 5 minutes before you’re about to leave the house or while you’re cooking the tea so we say “not right now, maybe later..” and hope they forget about it! But actually if it’s a wet afternoon and you’ve got enough time to do it then I do recommend a bit of painting and our favourite ones are cutting a butterfly shape, painting one side of it then folding it in half so the paint is spread over the butterfly and painting one hand one colour, one hand another, rubbing hands together and seeing what colour the handprints are (yes, I did steal this idea from Cbeebies Time For School but still!!…)

5. Dried rice play

Word of warning – this one is a bit of a messy one so we actually cheat and play it at my friend’s house (sorry Becca!) All you need is a roasting tin full of dried rice (you can buy multicoloured rice apparently, which is pretty cool!) then just give the kids some spoons, little pots, etc. It’s even better if you have some little digger vehicles that they can brum round the rice and scoop it up in the scoops. You will need to do a bit of sweeping/hoovering afterwards but the kids seem to love it!

There you go, some rainy day activities to keep the little ones entertained!

 

Summer Holiday Activities – Week Four August 7, 2014

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Well here we are, half way through the holidays already! Don’t know about you guys but I’m finding it’s actually going really quickly. So here’s my pick of next week’s activities for you:

Friday 8th-Monday 11th August

Alice in Wonderland Adventures at Standalone farm. Alice themed activity all four days with giant garden games, hands and knees maze, sack races and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! On Friday and Saturday there are craft activities between 1-3pm and on Sunday and Monday between 11am-3pm storytelling. This is all included in the normal admission fee.

Monday 11th August

10-11.30am Marriotts Gymnastics open session.

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9am-12pm The Beach is at Icknield School.

10.30-11.30am – Music With Hannah session at Chestnut Tree Children’s Centre. You need to book on to this session so if you’re interested in it please contact the centre. It’s a 50p donation.

2-3.15pm – Football Fun session with the Children’s Centres. This week is at Pixmore Junior School.

Tuesday 12th August

10-11.30am – People who help us and bouncy castle! This is a great idea by Icknield Children’s Centre introducing kids to fire brigade, police and first aiders with a chance to see the fire engine and play on a bouncy castle. £1 per family and those in the Icknield and Grange areas will be prioritised. Taking place at Icknield Infant and Nursery school field.

11am-2pm Summer Holiday Art Workshops in the barn of the Vitcoria Pub in Hitchin. These run every Tuesday through the holidays for 5-8 year olds. £22 per session but include a pub lunch.

12-12.45pm – Tots Tennis at Letchworth Tennis Club. These classes are fab, even if you don’t think you have a future Wimbledon champion on your hands they are brilliant at improving skills like coordination and balance and they’re just great fun!

Wednesday 13th August

10am-4pm The craft activity at Frosts Garden Centre, Willington this week is bugs and butterflies. Decorating a bug mask, making a bug windmill for your garden and building a bug or butterfly glider. Don’t forget they still have the beach and all the outdoor games here too.

11am-2pm Summer Holiday Art Workshops in the barn of the Vitcoria Pub in Hitchin. These run every Wednesday through the holidays for 9-13 year olds. £22 per session but include a pub lunch.

10-11.30am Toddlers Plus Summer session at St Paul’s Church, Letchworth. A one-off ‘toddlers in the holidays’ session for current Toddlers and Babies Plus families. Aimed at Toddler aged children but older siblings will be made welcome.

10-11.30am Marriotts open gym session.

1-2.30pm Messy Play at Jackmans Community Centre, 50p donation run by Chestnut and Lime Tree Children’s Centres.

Thursday 14th August

10.30-11.30am Stay and Play at Spring Road Scout Hut. Story themed crafts and activities, 50p donation.

10.30-11.30am Dinky Dancers with Icknield Children’s Centre at Icknield Scout Hall, Icknield Way. 50p per family but you need to book on to this session so please contact Icknield CC if you are interested.

12-12.45pm Another opportunity for a Tots Tennis class at Letchworth Tennis Club.

Friday 15th August

10-11.30am Marriotts Gym session.

10am-2pm The beach at Icknield.

10am-12pm Tummy Time at Chestnut Tree Children’s Centre for pre-crawling babies.

10.30-11.30 Play Music Play with Icknield Children’s Centre. Please contact the centre to book.

That’s about all for next week. If you’re interested in some toddler friendly days out then watch out for a future blog post where I’ll be reviewing some of our favourite ones.

 

 
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