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Summer Holiday 2015 Activities – Week 4 August 8, 2015

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Can’t believe we’ve come to week 4 already, so we must be half way through the holidays! Therefore I believe congratulations are in order for all those parents who haven’t managed to lose any of their children (acidentally or otherwise!) and who have made it to at least 5pm each evening before cracking open the wine bottle! Extra bonus points to anyone who has managed not to shout at their small people or gaze whistfully at September on the calendar! So, hang on in there people, only three more weeks to go and here’s all the fab stuff to keep the kids occupied next week:

Monday 10th – Friday 14th August

This week’s fab free activities at Standalone farm are all about Digging For Victory. Head back in time with Cookery Eatery who will be making the popular wartime recipe potato and carrot jam. Dig in the mud pits and search for rations that can be used in the potato painting arts and craft sessions. All of these activities on top of all the usual fun and included in the entry 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 10th 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-12pm: Just Babies at Chestnut Tree children’s centre. A fun morning for under 1s, no older siblings please.

11am or 2pm: A Dragon’s Tale puppet show and workshop at Frosts garden centre in Willington. See Theatrix Arts perform this magical story based on the legend of the Lambton Worm through puppets, changing scenery, music and sound effects. You can then meet the puppets and create your very own dragon puppet. This is suitable for children aged 4+.Pre-booking is required. The activity lasts approximately 1 and ½ hours and children must be accompanied by an adult. Book your tickets here.

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 11th – Thursday 13th 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 painting and Tuesday’s session will be biros and watercolour, Wednesday portraits and Thursday abstract. 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. Sessions are £5 each, £8 for two and £12 for three. To book a place please email Frances.

Tuesday 1th August

10am-12pm:  Another fantastic Family Festival of Fun at Bancroft Park, Hitchin. Organised by NHDC with beach area, sports, games, inflatables, crafts, face painting and more and all completely free!

10-11am: Play Music Play at St Marys Infant School field, Baldock. £5 per family.

11am-1pm: Stay and Play session at St Marys Infant School field, Baldock. Free session run by the children’s centres.

11am: Big Hero 6 is the Kids Club movie at Broadway Cinema.

12.15-1pm: A Tots Tennis holiday session today at Letchworth Sport and Tennis Club. Fantastic session to introduce 3-5 year olds to the basics of tennis. £5 each, for details and to book a space, visit the website.

2-4pm: Another free Family Festival of Fun at Norton Common, Letchworth.

Wednesday 12th 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.

10-11.30am: The second of the Toddlers and Babies Plus holiday sessions at St Pauls church, Letchworth.

10am-4pm: Notebook and Keyring Fun at Frosts garden centre in Willington. Kids can decorate a notebook, pencil case and fun animal keyring, ready for going back to school 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. 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 Crafty Capers. £3.50 per child aged 4 and above, adult admission free. For more details visit the website.

12.45-2pm: Under the Sea play session at Jackman’s Community Centre organised by the Children’s Centres.

Thursday 13th 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 frisbee decorating and all materials are supplied.

12.15-1pm: Another Tots Tennis session at Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club, Muddy Lane, Letchworth for 3-5 year olds. £5 each, for details and to book a space, visit the website.

2-3pm: Play Music Play session at Mrs Howard Hall (by the paddling pool), Letchworth. £5 per family.

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

Friday 14th 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-1pm: The beach is back at Icknield Children’s Centre, on the field of Icknied Infant School outdoor play with giant sandpit.

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 15th August

1-5pm: A Day of Nostalgia in Letchworth town centre. Live 40s and 50s music, military object handling, collectors market, vintage market stalls and VJ day children’s tea party.

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th August

10am-5pm: Knebworth Country Show at Knebworth House. If you haven’t been to this country show before I can thoroughly recommend it, there are loads of great activities including Sheep Show, ferret racing, birds of prey, working dogs, children’s entertainment with Devilstick Peat plus Circus Skills Workshop, Knights of Honour medieval village & as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees. Loads to keep the whe family entertained and even better, it is all included in the usual admission fee to Knebworth so not only can you go to the show but also the dinosaur trail and gardens, the fort and the adventure playground. Enough for a day’s entertainment alone. Entry in to the house can also be purchased on the day for a small supplement. Tickets will be available on the day but there is a 10% discount if you book in advance through the website.

10.30am: Night at The Museum Secret of the Tomb is the kids club film this weekend at Broadway Cinema.

That’s all for the week, have a good one!


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