This Hitchin Mummy’s Guide to Summer 2018

Welcome to my BUMPER Summer Holiday Guide!

This is a day-by-day guide to what’s on for families this Summer. You might also want to check out my guide to Summer Clubs too.

If you are just after some ideas of new places to go, or a reminder of some old favourites, take a look at my Days Out Section too.

It includes where you can get a coffee whilst pushing a swing, the best day tripper beaches and outdoor splash parks and swimming pool information plus LOTS more!

If you want to save some pennies, check out my guide to Summer fun for free! And when the rain finally arrives, there’s my guide to what to do in Hitchin on a rainy day too

Saturday 26th May

The Beach at Frosts

Frosts Garden Centre, Willington
26/05 - 02/09 @ All Day
Free beach all summer at Frosts Garden Centre. An undercover sandpit plus toys to entertain the little ones. Read More
Science & Nature | Just Turn Up

Saturday 21st July

Beautiful Butterfly Competition

Natural History Museum at Tring, Tring
21/07 - 02/09 @ All Day
Create a butterfly masterpiece inspired by the Museum and College Lake. Visit the two sites to see the wide array of beautiful wildlife and animals. Let your creativity run wild [...] Read More
Science & Nature | Just Turn Up

Saturday 28th July

Great & Small: Animals In Craft

Broadway Studio + Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
28/07 - 14/10 @ All Day
An exhibition for ALL THE FAMILY selected from the Crafts Council Collection Animals have been represented in craft for as long as humans have been making, shaping and creating decorative objects. [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Just Turn Up

Saturday 1st September

Coffee+ @Christchurch

Christchurch, Hitchin
01/09 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Runs on the 1st Saturday of the month. FREE play space for 0-5s, refreshments and home made cakes and jams on sale for charity and a warm welcome. Also a Traidcraft [...] Read More
Community | Just Turn Up

Herts at War Exhibition

The British Schools Museum, Hitchin
01/09 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Herts at War is a community led project to commemorate the diverse experiences of Hertfordshire during the First World War. Open Friday & Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm and Sunday 2-5pm. Read More
History & Heritage | Just Turn Up

Broadway Cinema Kids Club

Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth Garden City
01/09 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Broadway Cinema in Letchworth have regular screenings on Saturday and Sunday mornings with tickets at just £1 per person. Book ahead to avoid disappointment! Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Baby Rhyme Time

Stevenage Central Library, Stevenage
01/09 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
A half-hour session of rhymes for babies and their parents/carers! Two half-hour sessions are run every Friday at 10:30am and 11:30am plus a session is held every other Saturday at [...] Read More
Story & Rhyme | Just Turn Up

Saturday Stories

Hitchin Library, Hitchin
01/09 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
We're hosting Saturday Stories on Saturday 1st September and giving you the chance to win a family ticket to two fantastic shows upcoming at Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Stick Man [...] Read More
Story & Rhyme | Advance Booking

Churchyard Day

Church/yard, Hitchin
01/09 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roll up, roll up! Join us on Saturday 1st September for a day of family-friendly fairground themed stalls and activities to celebrate the brilliant businesses and services in and around [...] Read More
Community | Advance Booking

Secrets from the Stores

North Hertfordshire Museum, Hitchin
01/09 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Saturday, staff will search through our museum stores and select objects normally hidden from public view, which they will bring to the new museum. Get your hands on with [...] Read More
History & Heritage | Just Turn Up

Slime Workshop

Christchurch, Hitchin
01/09 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Join the award winning Creation Station for a fun Slime workshop. We will be making our own Slime and then visiting the Slime Bar to customise it - will you [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Advance Booking

The Amazing Bubble Man

Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth Garden City
01/09 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favorite, he has sold out there for [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Sunday 2nd September

Parkrun: Pinehill Juniors

Pinehill Park, Hitchin
02/09 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds) held every Sunday. The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! It's [...] Read More
Sport | Just Turn Up

Herts at War Exhibition

The British Schools Museum, Hitchin
02/09 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Herts at War is a community led project to commemorate the diverse experiences of Hertfordshire during the First World War. Open Friday & Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm and Sunday 2-5pm. Read More
History & Heritage | Just Turn Up

Broadway Cinema Kids Club

Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth Garden City
02/09 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Broadway Cinema in Letchworth have regular screenings on Saturday and Sunday mornings with tickets at just £1 per person. Book ahead to avoid disappointment! Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking