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Summer Holiday 2015 Activities – Week 3 July 31, 2015

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Ok so the weather’s not been particularly brilliant this week but hopefully you’ve still been able to get out there and enjoy lots of fun activities with the kids. There’s another action packed week coming for you next week so here’s the lowdown:

Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August

It’s Creepy Critter week at Standalone Farm so join Ameyzoo’s reptile and bug show to meet some of the World’s creepiest critters! Build a bug home, help build a bug hotel and make your own bugs in the art and craft sessions. All this fab activity is on top of all the usual fun of the farm and included in the usual entrance fee.

11.15am: Daily 45 minute art and craft activity at the Secret Garden, Hitchin. £12 for one adult and one child which includes craft activity, play and lunch for both of you. Extra siblings at £3 each. £7.50 if no adult meal required. Suitable for 2yrs plus and older siblings welcome, different themed class each day.

2pm: Free film and popcorn at The Secret Garden.

Monday 3rd August

9.15-10.15 or 10.30-11.30am: Two more open gym sessions at Marriotts Gymnastics in Stevenage for kids walking to 5 years. For details see last week’s blog post.

10am-12pm: Just Babies at Chestnut Tree Children’s Centre for under 1s. Please no older siblings.

11am-12pm or 1-2.30pm: Gymnastics at Hitchin Boys School for ages 3-10yrs. Courses must be pre-booked and paid for in advance. To book a place, please call Ally on 07745 569184 or email.

Tuesday 4th August – Thursday 6th August

Dot to Dot in The Wynd, Letchworth will be running two workshops on each of these three days; one at 10.30am and one at 1pm. This week’s theme is graphics and Tuesday’s session will be monochrome collage and line drawing, Wednesday typography/fonts and Thursday poster making. The sessions are designed for aged 5 and over but if you have budding mini artists then please contact Dot to Dot and They will be able to give you more info re age suitability. To book a place please email Frances.

Tuesday 4th – Sunday 9th August

The Circus is at Frosts garden centre at Willington. £6.99 per ticket with shows at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm each day. To book tickets visit the website. Worth knowing that if you’re interested in the circus but not around this week, it will also be at Van Hage garden centre later in August. Details to follow on a later blog.

Tuesday 4th August

11am: The ever popular Frozen is the kids club film at Broadway Cinema, Letchworth today.

11am-1pm: Art workshop at The barn, Victoria Pub, Hitchin. £14 per child to include lunch. Suitable for 5-13 years. To book, phone Jules on 07796 134925.

2.30pm: Free Duplo Lego creative play session at The Secret Garden, Hitchin. A specially designed class for for parent and child aged 18 months – 5 years incorporating. Storytelling, creativity and imagination

Wednesday 5th August

9.15-10.15 or 10.30-11.30am: Two more open gym sessions at Marriotts Gymnastics in Stevenage for kids walking to 5 years.

10am-4pm: Flowerpot Fun at Frosts garden centre in Willington. Kids can paint a terracotta pot and learn how to plant a summer plant. Craft sessions are £5.99 per child and include a drink and chocolate treat! Don’t forget that the free giant sandpit is also there and this week the circus too. To book on to the craft session, visit the website.

11am-3pm: Family Fun Day at Hitchin Boys School. £30 for 4 people. Suitable for the whole family this is a great chance for adults and kids to join in and have fun together. Activities include trampolining, gymnastics, archery, tennis, football, ballet, cheerleading, under 5s area, badminton, hockey, judo, table tennis, games and more! For more details call Ally on 07745 569184.

11am-3pm: Discovery Day at British Schools Museum in Hitchin. This week’s theme is Educating Teddy. £3.50 per child aged 4 and above, adult admission free. For more details visit the website.

12.45-2pm: Jackmans Minibeasts play session at Jackmans Community Centre with the Children’s Centres. Aimed at 0-5s.

Thursday 6th August

10am-3pm: Free summer craft workshop at Garden Square Shopping Centre, Letchworth. These free summer craft sessions will be running every Thursday through August for kids 3 and above. This week’s activity is wooden spoon pals and all materials are supplied.

10am-1pm: The Beach at Icknield Children’s Centre. Outdoor play with sandpit.

10-11.30am: Dance Beat’s Princess School summer workshop at Pinehurst Community Centre, Birdie Way, Hertford, SG13 7SX. For Princesses aged 4-8 years to learn dance routines to Disney Princess songs, play princess games and crafts and much more. £8.50 per child, to book please email Laura.

11am: Mr Peabody & Sherman is Broadway Cinema’s Kids Club film.

Friday 7th August

9.15-10.15 or 10.30-11.30am: Two more open gym sessions at Marriotts Gymnastics in Stevenage for kids walking to 5 years.

12-2pm: Mini sports and picnic at Weston recreation ground, Maiden Street, Weston. Organised by the Children’s Centres and aimed at 0-5s.

12.30-1.30pm or 1.30-2.30pm: Trampolining holiday classes at Hitchin Boys School for ages 3+. £7 per hour or £5 for Sprung Loaded members. Places must be booked and paid for in advance so please call Ally on 07745 569184 or email.

Saturday 8th August and Sunday 9th August

10.30am: For all your Princes and Princesses Broadway Cinema have the magical new Cinderella film as their Kids Club film this weekend. Tickets only £1 each and I suspect this may be a popular one so book in advance.

And that’s that, have a good week!

 

Summer Holiday 2015 Activities – Week 2 July 24, 2015

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Hope everyone’s enjoying the start of the holidays? We’ve had an action packed week of play dates, soft play, horse riding and giant sandpits! Here we are about to embark on week two when most of the holiday activities start up fully so I’ll try my best to guide you through it all! Here goes…

Monday 27th – Friday 31st July

It’s Friendship Week at Standalone Farm. As well as all the normal activities they will be making a giant friendship bracelet so the kids can make a loop and add a hand made charm. There will also be arts and crafts sessions where you can make gifts for your friends as well as garden games, hay maze, storytime and pet-a-pet. All activities are included in the usual entrance fee.

11.15am: Daily 45 minute art and craft activity at the Secret Garden, Hitchin. £12 for one adult and one child which includes craft activity, play and lunch for both of you. Extra siblings at £3 each. £7.50 if no adult meal required. Suitable for 2yrs plus and older siblings welcome, different themed class each day.

2pm: Free film and popcorn at The Secret Garden.

Monday 27th July

10am-12pm: Just Babies at Chestnut Tree Children’s Centre. If you’ve got under 1s it is so fab the children’s centre offer somewhere to go during the holidays when most other places are busy with the older kids. Please no older siblings.

11am-12pm or 1-2.30pm: Gymnastics at Hitchin Boys School for ages 3-10yrs. Courses must be pre-booked and paid for in advance. To book a place, please call Ally on 07745 569184 or email.

Tuesday 28th-Thursday 30th July

Dot to Dot in The Wynd, Letchworth will be running two workshops on each of these three days; one at 10.30am and one at 1pm.  This week’s theme is paper and Tuesday’s session will be mono printing, Wednesday collage/cut-outs and Thursday mosaics. The sessions are designed for aged 5 and over but if you have budding mini artists then please contact Dot to Dot and They will be able to give you more info re age suitability. To book a place please email Frances.

Tuesday 28th July

10am-1pm: The Beach is back at Icknield Children’s Centre. Outdoor play with giant sandpit.

10-11am: Play Music Play on St Mary’s School field, Baldock followed by stay and play 11am-1pm. £5 per family. Aimed at 0-5s but older siblings welcome.

10.30am: The Lego Movie is Broadway Cinema’s Kids Club film today. With tickets only £1 each these are always popular so pre-booking is advised.

11am-1pm: Art Workshop in the barn at The Victoria Pub, Ickleford Road, Hitchin. Suitable for ages 5-13 yrs £14 per child which includes lunch. To book a space please contact Jules on 07796 134925 or by email.

12.15-1pm: Tots Tennis at Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club. For £5 per child aged 3-5 years they can learn the basics of tennis through fun activities. An adult must be with them in the court. Details here.

Wednesday 29th July

9.15-10.15am or 10.30-11.30am: The open gym sessions are back at Marriotts Gymnastics Club in Stevenage. These are great sessions for children from walking to 5 years, an adult must supervise and the children have to wear no jeans, belts, buckles, zips or jewellery. It’s £5 per child (non-walking children free) It is a drop-in session and first come, first served but now that they run two sessions there’s not normally a problem getting in. They’ll be running these sessions all through the holiday so I’ll list all the future sessions on here.

10am-4pm: T-Riffic Decorating Fun at Frosts Garden Centre, Willingdon. Kids can design and decorate their very own t-shirt. £5.99 per child. Don’t forget the garden centre have also got their beach back this summer which is a fantastic free activity – an absolutely enormous sand pit all under cover complete with copious amounts of buckets, spades, sand moulds, etc. there’s also garden games, play houses and ride-ons. Well worth a visit and I can thoroughly recommend the yummy restaurant in the garden centre. For more details and to book the craft workshops, visit the website.

10-11.30am: Toddlers and Babies Plus holiday session at St. Paul’s Church, Letchworth. If you’ve got toddler aged kids or babies St. Paul’s are running a couple of their Toddlers Plus sessions in the holidays.

10-11.30am: Summer Fun at the Grange Scout Hut. Aimed at 0-5s but older siblings welcome. 

10-11.30am: Dance Beat Princess School Summer Workshop for ages 4-8 years. Learn dance routines to popular Disney Princess songs, Princess games and crafts, party dances and much more. Sandy Village Hall, Medusa Way, Sandy, SG19 1BN. £8.50 per child, places must be booked in advance by email.

11am: Summer Singalong for 0-2 years at The Secret Garden, Sun Street, Hitchin. Fun songs, nursery rhymes and live music.

11am-3pm: Family Fun Day at Hitchin Boys School. £30 for 4 people. Suitable for the whole family this is a great chance for adults and kids to join in and have fun together. Activities include trampolining, gymnastics, archery, tennis, football, ballet, cheerleading, under 5s area, badminton, hockey, judo, table tennis, games and more! For more details call Ally on 07745 569184.

11am-3pm: Discovery Day at British Schools Museum in Hitchin. This week’s theme is Paper Play. £3.50 per child aged 4 and above, adult admission free. For more details visit the website.

1.30-3pm: Dance Beat Princess School Summer Workshop for ages 4-8 years. Learn dance routines to popular Disney Princess songs, Princess games and crafts, party dances and much more. Arlesey Village Hall, High Street, Arlesey, SG15 6SN. £8.50 per child, places must be booked in advance by email.

2-4pm: It’s the first of the popular Family Festivals of Fun run by the North Herts District Council today at Avenue Park, West Avenue in Baldock. These fab free events are fun for all ages with various sports activities, inflatables, beach area, creative arts and crafts area, face painting and an under 5s area.

Thursday 30th July

Baby sensory summer session at The Secret Garen. To book or for more info email Louise.

10am-12pm: Family Festival of Fun at Bancroft Gardens in Hitchin. See Weds 29th for details.

12-.15-1pm: Tots Tennis session at Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club. See Tuesday 28th for details.

1.30-3pm: Dance Beat Princess School Summer Workshop for ages 4-8 years. Learn dance routines to popular Disney Princess songs, Princess games and crafts, party dances and much more. Thalian House, Bridge Road East (opposite B&Q)’ W.G.C, AL7 1JU. £8.50 per child, places must be booked in advance by email.

2-4pm: Family Festival of Fun at Norton Common, Icknield Way, Letchworth.

Friday 31st July

9.15-10.15am or 10.30-11.30am: Open gym at Marriotts. See Weds 29th for details.

10-11.30am: Stay and Play at St Michael’s Church, Letchworth. Aimed at 0-5s but older siblings welcome.

10.30am-12.30pm: Lion King themed Theatre Train session at Jungle Jims Playland in Sandy for aged 4-6. A 2 hour session of dancing, singing and acting for £10 which includes entry to the playland. Call 01767 682808 to book a space.

12.30-1.30pm or 1.30-2.30pm: Trampolining holiday classes at Hitchin Boys School for ages 3+. £7 per hour or £5 for Sprung Loaded members. Places must be booked and paid for in advance so please call Ally on 07745 569184 or email.

1-3pm: Lion King themed Theatre Train session at Jungle Jims Playland in Sandy for aged 7-9. A 2 hour session of dancing, singing and acting for £10 which includes entry to the playland. Call 01767 682808 to book a space.

Saturday 1st August

10.30am: Two by Two is the Kids Club film at Broadway Cinema.

12-4pm: Try Tennis For Free at Norton Common as part of the Great British Tennis Weekend. There will be free tennis sessions for all ages from 3 to adult. To find out more or to book on to a session, click here.

Phew, that is an action packed week! Hope you all all enjoy and hear no cries of bored kids!!

 

Summer Holiday 2015 Activities -Week 1 July 17, 2015

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Another Summer holiday is nearly upon us so back by popular demand is my Summer Holiday activity blog! Each Friday (hopefully!😉) I’ll be publishing a blog post that lists all the upcoming activities for the following week. Even though most of your kids are still at school until the middle of next week there’s still a few things starting next week and Saturday 25th you’ll be spoilt for choice for fun family activities. So, without further ado, here’s the first week’s blog. I hope you find it helpful, but if you have any questions, suggestions or things you’d like to see listed here then please don’t hesitate to contact me through FB, twitter or by email.

11 July-5th September

2015 Summer Reading Challange. Collect a free starter pack from any Hertfordshire library. Children of all ages are challenged to read six library books of their choice and will be rewarded with stickers when they visit the library to talk to staff about the books they have read. After completing the challenge, children will be invited to attend a special presentation ceremony to receive a medal and certificate.

Tuesday 21st-Friday 24th July

11.15am: Daily 45 minute art and craft activity at the Secret Garden, Hitchin. £12 for one adult and one child which includes craft activity, play and lunch for both of you.  Extra siblings at £3 each. £7.50 if no adult meal required. Suitable for 2yrs plus and older siblings welcome, different themed class each day.

2pm: Free film and popcorn at The Secret Garden. See Website or facebook page for showings.

Tuesday 21st July

Stable day at Harley’s Junior Jox Riding School in  Pulloxhill, Beds. Suitable for kids aged 3 and above. Drop-off between 9 and 9.30 and collect at 2.30pm. £30 per child. Your child can spend a day at the stables to learn about looking after a pony. Feeding, mucking out, grooming, riding lesson, gymkhana and more. To book or for more info call Karen on 07740 564900 or Peter on 07738 640412 or 01234 381156.

Wednesday 22nd July

11am-1pm: Mini stable day picnic at Harley’s Junior Jox Riding School. Aimed at younger kids to build confidence around the ponies. Adults stay with the kids and they get to muck out, groom and ride the ponies and a do a treasure hunt. There’s also ducks, geese, cats, rabbbits, guinee pigs, goat and pigs at the stables. Bring a picnic. £20 per child. To book or for more info call Karen on 07740 564900 or Peter on 07738 640412 or 01234 381156.

11am: Summer Singalong at The Secret Garden. Fun songs, nursery rhymes and live music for 0-2 years.

11am-3pm: Ladybird Larks discovery day at the British Schools Museum, Hitchin. Celebrating 100 years of Ladybird Books. £3.50 for children aged 4 and above. Adult entry free. See the website for more info.

Thursday 23rd July

Baby Sensory summer session at The Secret Garden. Contact Louise on 07446 834072 or by email.

Friday 24th July

10.30am-12.30pm: Disney themed Theatre Train session at  Jungle Jims soft play in Sandy. For 4-6 years, this 2 hour session will teach the kids Disney themed dancing, singing and acting. £10 per child which includes entry into the Playland. Please pre-book your place by calling Theatre Train on 01234 782414 or email.

1-3pm: Disney themed Theatre Train session at Jungle Jims soft play in Sandy. For 7-9 years, this 2 hour session will teach the kids Disney themed dancing, singing and acting. £10 per child which includes entry into the Playland. Please pre-book your place by calling Theatre Train on 01234 782414 oremail.

Saturday 25th July

10am-4pm: Free Willy Wonka Party at the Garden Square shopping centre to celebrate their 40th birthday. Activities include a ‘Mouth-watering Marquee’ with chocolate fountains and fizzy fun, chocolate crafts, Willy Wonka hat making, face painting, selfie booth, golden ticket prizes and guest appearances from the Giant Candy Canes and Oompa Loompas!

10am-3pm: Open Day at North Herts Leisure Centre. A whole day of free family activities. FREE swimming (from 11am) free gym and classes, free children’s sports and activities, treasure hunt (with prizes from Cuthberts toys), bouncy castle, beat the goalie, BBQ, competitions and more.

10.30am: Book of Life is the kids club film at Broadway Cinema. Tickets are only £1 so booking recommended.

Enjoy the start of the holidays, see you next week!