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Summer holiday activities – week three July 31, 2014

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Hope you’re all enjoying this lovely weather and have managed to get out and about with your little ones this week? Here’s the lowdown on next week’s activities for you all:

Saturday 2nd-Sunday 3rd August Creepy crawly roadshow at Standalone farm. Shows at 11-12 and 2-3. Meet tarantulas, geckos, giant millipedes, scorpions and more. “A fun packed show full of comedy, music and get me out of here style challenges! You will also have the opportunity to hold some of the animals and learn interesting facts about them.”

Sunday 3rd August Royston Kite Festival 10.30-4.30 Therfield Heath, Royston. This looks like a great family event with stalls, rides, entertainment and of course, kites!

Monday 4th August

10, 11.15, 1.30 and 3 Children’s make and take sessions at Van Hage garden centre. One hour craft sessions and the theme today is ‘how does your garden grow’. Children can make Mini Model Houses, Gardens, Butterflies, Flowers, Birds and Bugs. Aimed at 5-10 year olds but they can accommodate younger and older children. Van Hage is an amazing garden centre well worth a visit this summer. They have a miniature train and an animal garden which is basically a mini zoo, it’s totally free and displays more than 300 animals from 33 different species of mammal, bird and reptile. You can also buy food for 20p to feed some of these animals. During the summer they have daily events where you can meet the various animals and learn more. See their website for details.

9.30-11am Marriotts Gymnastics open gym session for walking to 5s. For details see my last blog post.

9am-12pm The beach is back at Icknield Children’s Centre.

10.30-11am Creative painting at the Secret Garden, Hitchin for under 5s.

11am-12pm Dream catcher workshop for 6-10 yrs at the Secret Garden.

2pm – Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

2-3.15pm Football Fun this week is at Hillbrow Recreation Ground. If you haven’t yet been to this park then I really recommend checking it out – loads of fun equipment including a tube slide, large basket style swing and the star attraction – a zip wire great fun for kids and adults too!!! Also, if you happen to have a mini train fan in your family, just around the corner from the park is a train bridge where they can stand and watch the trains go by. I can confirm that most of the trains honk their horns when the kids wave, much to the delight of my three year old train geek!

Tuesday 5th August

10, 11.15, 1.30 and 3 Children’s make and take sessions at Van Hage garden centre. One hour craft sessions and the theme today is “Go Wild” – Children can make amazing Animal Masks and Puppets of Hedgehogs, Rabbits, Badgers, Birds and Butterflies.

11am-1pm Explorers Picnic at Woolgrove School, Letchworth. Run by the children’s centre this free drop-in includes wildlife activities. Just bring a picnic.

11-11.45am Teddy Bears Picnic at the Secret Garden for 0-5s

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

2pm Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

Wednesday 6th August

10am-4pm This week’s craft activity at Frosts Garden Centre, Willington is T-riffic decorating fun. Design and decorate your very own t-shirt with different coloured paints. Book a session online at Frosts Group.

10-11.30am Marriotts Gym session.

10.30-11am Discovery baskets at the Secret Garden.

10.30am-12pm Frozen Fun session at Grange scout hut. Frozen inspired song, dance and craft activities with a chance to meet some characters!! 50p per family and children 0-5 from the Grange and Icknield area will be prioritised. Something tells me that this will be a popular one so get there early!

10.30-11.15am Summer Singalong for 5-7 year olds at the Secret Garden.

11.30am-12.15pm Summer singalong for 8-10 yrs at the Secret Garden.

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

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

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

2pm Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

Thursday 7th August

10.30-11.30am Stay and play session at the Spring Road Scout hut. Story themed crafts and activities. 50p donation.

11-11.30am Craft session for 0-5s at the Secret Garden.

1-2pm Kindy Drama session for 3-5s at The Secret Garden.

2pm Free film and popcorn at the Secret Garden.

Friday 8th August

Head down to The Wynd in Letchworth today as The Craft Cocoon is opening. I’m really excited to see what’s going to be on offer here but on their opening day there will be pottery painting, t-shirt printing and glass painting. The kids can get their face painted or a glitter tattoo and there’s even a ice cream bar – what more could you want! Whilst you’re down in the Wynd pop in to Dot to Dot art gallery as they will have moved in to their new, bigger premises so loads more room for the kids to get arty!

10am-12pm Central Methodist Church Tea & Toddlers’ The Big Picnic. A special summer session for current Tea & Toddler families finishing with a bring and share teddy bears picnic. Although older siblings will be made welcome the activities and equipment are most appropriate for pre-school aged children. If you normally attend Tea & Toddlers and didn’t receive details of this session please contact Anita at andlatter@ntlworld.com if you would like to attend.

10am-12pm Baby sensory play at Chestnut Tree children’s centre. Messy play for under 1s with rhyme time. Bring a towel!

10.30-11.30am Play Music Play at Icknield Children’s Centre. £1 per family song, music and rhyme for under 5s. Please contact Icknield CC to book this session.

10am-2pm Icknield Beach.

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

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

Have fun everyone x


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