Outdoor Cinema this Summer with Sundown Cinema

Summer’s here! The perfect time for getting the family together outdoors with a great family film at Hitchin Priory.

Tickets are now on sale for a special family friendly event – ideal for younger children. We’ll have wood-fired pizzas and a bar on site, plus free popcorn and plenty of space to picnic and run around in the fresh air!

Where to Pick Your Own this Summer

The strawberries in my garden are making great progress (if I can keep the slugs away, that is…!)

If you want someone else to do the dirty work though, why not just pick them? The fruit picking season starts in June (weather depending) and here’s where to go in our local area…

Beach Day Trips from Hitchin

Whilst Hitchin is a wonderful place the one thing we don’t have is a coastline nearby! I love going to the beach and if you’re prepared to drive for a couple of hours there are lots of beaches available to you. Here are a selection to get you started..

Family Friendly Places To Eat Around Hitchin

We have lots of lovely places to eat in Hitchin and the surrounding area. Some of them I reserve for child free times. Some I will save for when the kids are older (or I’m braver). Here is my list of tried and tested places to take the kids for a meal out. Good luck!

Family Friendly Pubs with Play Areas

Just because we started a family doesn’t mean we don’t still enjoy eating out! When the sun is out, there’s nothing we love more than heading to a pub with a nice outside space and play area too. Here are some local ones I’ve uncovered…

Great FREE playgrounds where you can get a coffee…

There are lots of great playgrounds in and around Hitchin – see my guide to find your local one, or try somewhere new.

Sometimes you want to make more of a day of it though, so I’ve written this guide to where the kids can play and, more importantly, you can get coffee or cake as well!

Your local Play Areas in Hitchin

We have lots of fantastic play areas in Hitchin with a range of play surfaces and equipment meaning there is somewhere for all ages and all weathers!

This guide includes a handy Google Map of our local parks – a perfect free day out with the kids. A brief description and images of the parks are below too – where will you visit first?

Rainy Day Ideas Around Hitchin

Rainy today? Don’t panic! Obviously you can always don your wellies and head out for a splash, but if you want to try and stay out of the rain, here are some ideas for you! From soft play to museums and even pet shops, This Hitchin Mummy has you covered!

Best Sledging Spots Around Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Whilst the snow is still white and crisp, dust off those sledges and hit the slopes of Hitchin and beyond! Here’s where you can go to sledge in and around Hitchin, Hertfordshire. If you’re favourite isn’t listed, let me know at hello@thishitchinmummy.co.uk