Splash Parks

Whilst the hot summer sun rages on, there’s nowhere better to cool off for free than a splash park. We have our local splash parks in Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Stevenage, but if you want to make a day of it, why not look further afield? 

We visited Cassiobury Park and Pools last Summer and had a great time. Check out my review for more information.

Play Areas

We have loads of love parks to choose from in the local area. Parks are the perfect summer holiday outing – free, great place for the kids to meet friends (or make new ones!) and if you take a picnic along you can even make day out of it!

My current favourites in Hitchin are St John’s Road Play Area for it’s shady afternoons under the trees and Walsworth Common for the sandpit and zip wire.

A little further afield there are plenty more playgrounds to choose from – many with the option to buy refreshments to keep your energy levels up whilst pushing the swings! My new favourite is Shuttleworth after an awesome trip there last year. There’s also the added bonus of watching planes take off and land…

Our feathered friends can also make a fab day out – although make sure you have duck friendly treats to offer them (not bread!)

Summer Reading Challenge at your local library

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

Find out more at the Summer Reading Challenge website.

Museums & Heritage

We love visiting museums and heritage sites. Better still when it’s free! Here are some of my favourites:

The Great Outdoors

You don’t get a better vista for flying a kite than at Dunstable Downs. It’s totally free to access and a great place to get out and explore. The National Trust website has lots of suggested walks and activities for all ages and abilities. There is also the spectacular Kite Festival on the last weekend in July.

Visit Pooh Corner at Aldenham Country Park. Explore Aker Wood, play “Pooh Sticks” at Pooh Bridge and even meet the bear himself every day at 2.00pm. There is also a fantastic adventure playground. Entrance is free although there are additional paid for activities. 

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Free Events this Summer

There are also free events on this Summer too. This list will be updated as I find them…

May 2018

July 2018

  • Movie Monday @ Garden Square Shopping Centre
    30/07 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Movie Monday @ Garden Square Shopping Centre
    30/07 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

August 2018

  • Movie Monday @ Garden Square Shopping Centre
    06/08 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Movie Monday @ Garden Square Shopping Centre
    06/08 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Movie Monday @ Garden Square Shopping Centre
    13/08 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Movie Monday @ Garden Square Shopping Centre
    13/08 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Movie Monday @ Garden Square Shopping Centre
    20/08 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Movie Monday @ Garden Square Shopping Centre
    20/08 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Movie Monday @ Garden Square Shopping Centre
    27/08 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Movie Monday @ Garden Square Shopping Centre
    27/08 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm