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
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 – 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 – 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 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 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 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.
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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 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.
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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 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 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
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.