What's On in Hertfordshire

What’s On in Hertfordshire – April

What’s on in St Albans and Hertfordshire in April is a huge one for me! Spring arrives, Half Term, Easter, – it is all change. I love it! We have a break on family birthday’s until the Summer now so I’ll focus on planning a couple of local activities a month around the children’s usual clubs.

There are so many thing’s on, lot’s of which is bookable so be sure to get planning early. I will also include some Half Term activity camps that mine have tried and enjoyed. Please do check all events are on as sometimes things change after I have posted.

Have a great April – Karen x

Oakland's College
Lambing Weekend

Oaklands College – AL4 0JA

25th – 26th March | 10-4.00pm

 Lot’s of family-friendly activities taking place on the day, including: Lambing, visit the farm animals, a steam train and arts and crafts. Also food & drinks stalls.

Bill's Restaurant
Kid’s Eat FREE

Bill’s Restaurant – AL1 3XZ

3rd – 14th April 2023

Up to two kids can eat free ALL DAY from Monday 3rd April – Friday 14th April (excluding weekend 8th & 9th), if one adult orders any main dish. 

St Saviour's Church
Children’s Activity Workshop

St. Saviour’s Church – AL1 4DF

Friday 7th April | 10-12.00pm

Reception to Year 6 welcome, lot’s of activities including crafts. Email to book before 31st March as places are limited. A shoe box is suggested to bring home craft.

Audley End Miniature Railway
Easter Special

Audley End Railway – CB11 4JB

1-16th April 2023 | Train Times apply

 Ride deep into the enchanted woods to visit the Easter bunny in Wonderland and receive a special gift. Also enjoy the adventure play area and story stage. 

Harpenden Common Fair
Easter Fun Fair

Harpenden Fun Fair – AL5 1DT

6th – 10th April 2023 | 2-9.00pm

The annual Easter Fun Fair returns with rides suitable for all ages. Parking can be tricky so be prepared to walk or park and walk. Times may be subject to change.

The Hollybush Pub
Family Easter Fun

The Hollybush Pub – AL2 3NN

Friday 7th April | 12-4.00pm

Hog roast, music, ice cream and lots of activities! Garden games, penalty shoot out, face painting and the chance to ride the Fuller’s shire horses.

Tewinbury Farm
Tiny T’s Theatre

Tewinbury Farm – AL6 0JB

5th, 6th, 12th, 13th April | 12-4.00pm

Listen to the story of Thumbelina or The Frog Princess with Tiny T’s Rainbow Fairies. Each slot lasts 1hr, including a 30min show and craft. Suitable for age 3+

Tewinbury Farm
Scavenger Hunt & Disco

Tewinbury Farm – AL6 0JB

Friday 7th April 2023 | From 11.00am

Scavenger hunt – find all of the clues hidden throughout the Farm and claim a prize! 2-hour children’s disco & entertainment, with fantastic Fizz Kids.

The Hub on Verulam
Easter Fun Friday

The Hub Verulam – AL3 4DA

Friday 7th April 2023 | 10.00am

Egg hunt, crafty card making and Peter Rabbit on the big screen. Adults will enjoy a continental breakfast and hot drink. Suitable for children up to 12.

The Prae Wood Arms
Petting Farm

Prae Wood Arms – AL5 1DT

Monday 10th April 2023 | 10-11.30am

Basil and Crew will have their donkeys, goats, sheep, guinea pigs and rabbits to pet and feed. Tickets include complimentary drinks for the children and grown ups.

Ashridge House
Vintage Fayre

Ashridge House – HP4 1NS

1st – 10th April 2023 | 10.00am

The first-ever Ashridge Vintage Fayre! You can expect favourites such as; Helter Skelter, Dodgems, the Big Wheel and more! Also, food and drink pop-up stalls.

Harpenden Farmers Market
Farmers’ Market

Harpenden – AL5 1DT

Sunday 23rd April | 10-2.00pm

70 stalls offering produce including: meats, pies, fish, jarred pickles, jams and honey. Fresh cheeses, bread and eggs. Wine and liqueurs and much more.

The Alban Arena
Tales from Acorn Wood

The Alban Arena – AL1 3LD

1st – 2nd April 2023 | Various times

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Tales from Acorn Wood stories are brought to life on stage for the first time in an enchanting lift-the-flap experience.

Aldenham Country Park
Easter Eggstravaganza

Aldenham Country Park – WD6 3AT

1st – 16th April 2023 | Various times

So much to do! Lamb bottle feeding, animal petting, Easter egg hunt, Hoppy Hay tractor rides and full use of the adventure playground. Booking essential.

Helping Herts
Hertfordshire Coronation Walk

Helping Herts Charity

29th April- 13th May 2023

The Coronation Walk follows the amazing Hertfordshire Way. The route will be walked in 14 sections and you can join for one pr more sections.

St Albans Clock Tower
Easter Egg Hunt

The Clock Tower – AL3 4EL

Sunday 9th April 2023 | Various times

Celebrate Easter Sunday with an Easter Egg Hunt in the Clock Tower that dates back to 1405, for a chance to win a bag of chocolate coins. Booking required.

St Albans Museum
Crafts in the Colonnade

St Albans Museum – AL1 3DH

1st – 16th April 2023 | 10-4.00pm

Learn about the Roman goddess, Cybele. Make your own miniature chariot pulled by lions to take home with you. All resources and instructions are provided. Age 3+

The Little Gym
Easter Party

The Little Gym – AL5 2JQ

Thursday 6th April | Various times

Non members welcome – 4 months to 12 years. Animal feeding and petting PLUS awesome gymnastics course in the gym and egg hunt with a gift to take home.

Courtyard Arts Centre
Exploring Art Course

Courtyard Arts Centre – SG14 3AA

Monday’s from 15th April | 4.15 – 6.15pm

For 12 yrs+ Explore the art world, learn new skills, interact with other students and build a body of work that can be used for a portfolio. Tutor, Sue Wagstaff.

Herts Community Kitchen
Easter Baking Workshop

Herts Community Kitchen – AL3 6DB

3rd & 4th April 2023 | Various Times

Ages 6+ learn how to bake Hot Cross Biscuits and a Rocky Road classic. All ingredients provided and a tutor to teach the skills. Non-for-profit cookery school.

Highfield Park Trust
Easter Bunny Hunt

Highfield Park – AL4 0RA

Wednesday 5th April 2023

Start at the Visitor Centre, follow the trail and answer twenty thumper questions. Then head back to claim your Easter prize. Cash/card accepted on the day.

Watford Football Club
Football Courses

Watford FC Community

3rd – 14th April | Various Times

Ages 6-13 can enjoy a skill based kick about in either Watford or Harpenden. 1-2-1 session are also available to pre book after the main course, from 3.10pm.

St Albans BID
The Springtopia Trail

St Albans City | Various Locations

24th March – 24th April 2023

Grab your smartphone, download a map and hop around St Albans finding QR codes and get your Easter selfies. Prizes to be won and a free EBook.

Burston Garden Centre
Easter Crafts

Burston Garden Centre

5th & 12th April 2023

There will be Easter hat making or wooden bunny decorating using  pom-poms, colour and ribbon. All proceeds of the event going to Brain Tumour Research.

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