What’s On This Bank Holiday Weekend: 26th -28th May

The late May Bank Holiday is nearly here – let’s hope it’s as sunny as the last!

Whatever the weather, my what’s on guide has something for everyone – or check out my blog posts for lots of Days Out ideas too.

Saturday 26th May

Outdoor Pools Open in North Herts

Hitchin Swimming Centre, Hitchin
26/05 @ All Day
Summer must be here because the outdoor pools in both Hitchin and Letchworth open this weekend! Read my guide for more information. Read More
Sport | Just Turn Up

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

Hitchin Craft & Farmers Market

Hitchin Markets, Hitchin
26/05 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hitchin Craft & Farmers Market is on the last Saturday of the month (except December) and it runs alongside the main market in front of St Marys Church and down [...] Read More
Shopping | Advance Booking

Herts at War Exhibition

The British Schools Museum, Hitchin
26/05 @ 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

Hitchin Lavender Opens

Hitchin Lavender, Hitchin
26/05 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Whilst the lavender may not be in bloom yet, Hitchin Lavender opens today for the season. Come along and check out the cafe, shop and new play fort! Flowering season [...] Read More
Science & Nature | Just Turn Up

Letchworth Food and Drink Festival

Letchworth Town Centre, Letchworth Garden City
26/05 - 27/05 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Letchworth Food & Drink Festival is back! Returning for another year to bring us world food, festivities, refreshments, celebrity chefs, cookery demonstrations, live entertainment and children’s activities for friends [...] Read More
Food & Drink | Just Turn Up

The Great Moggerhanger Gnome Hunt

Moggerhanger Park, Moggerhanger
26/05 - 03/06 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us over half-term for The Great Moggerhanger Gnome Hunt and find the Secret Stones. Pick up your Free Trail Sheet from the Garden Rooms Cafe. Check out the adventure [...] Read More
Science & Nature | Just Turn Up

Wooden Spoon Pals Craft Workshop

Garden Square Shopping Centre, Letchworth Garden City
26/05 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Little ones can transform a wooden spoon into an exciting character using a variety of paints, glitter, shapes and other accessories during this FREE workshop. All materials are provided and [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Just Turn Up

Broadway Cinema Kids Club

Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Letchworth Garden City
26/05 @ 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
26/05 @ 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

Elmer Day: Stories and Activities

Hitchin Library, Hitchin
26/05 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join in with our colourful Elmer Day Celebrations as we share stories of everyone's favourite patchwork elephant and have fun with some special Elmer Day activities 🌈🐘 This event is [...] Read More
Story & Rhyme | Just Turn Up

Hitchin Creative Fair

Hitchin Town Hall, Hitchin
26/05 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
We are back for the 3rd edition of Hitchin Creative Fair!   A fair bringing together local creatives to sell their wares   Art - Prints - Textiles - Fashion [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Just Turn Up

Market Music Mayhem

Hitchin Markets, Hitchin
26/05 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Free music all day as well as monthly craft market. Read More
Music & Movement | Just Turn Up

Secrets from the Stores

North Hertfordshire Museum, Hitchin
26/05 @ 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

Whatever the Weather

Luton Library Theatre, Luton
26/05 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
M6 Theatre Company in association with Polka Theatre presents The imaginary world of an Alpine Weather House is brought to life in this inventive, comical and highly visual show for [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Sunday 27th May

Parkrun: Pinehill Juniors

Pinehill Park, Hitchin
27/05 @ 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
27/05 @ 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
27/05 @ 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

Liver Cottage Mobile Kitchen Show

Garden Square Shopping Centre, Letchworth Garden City
27/05 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Comedy chefs Hugh Fearn and Lee Whittingstall present a cookery demonstration like no other. Lick your lips as the mobile kitchen garden moves through the Square with its fusion food [...] Read More
Food & Drink | Just Turn Up

Totfest 2018

Hitchin Priory, Hitchin
27/05 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TOT Fest 2018 - The ultimate baby and toddler festival - is coming to Hitchin this May half term! Lined up is a jam-packed schedule of activities aimed specifically at [...] Read More
Baby & Toddler Group | Advance Booking

Monday 28th May

Don’t Forget the Bacon Story Treasure Trail

Luton Central Library, Luton
28/05 - 09/06 @ All Day
Luton Culture presents Half term fun with a free children's trail activity based on the book Don't Forget the Bacon by Pat Hutchins. Follow the trail as a young boy [...] Read More
Community | Just Turn Up

Handa’s Surprise Story Trail

Lewsey Library, Luton
28/05 - 09/06 @ All Day
Luton Culture presents Half term fun with a free children's trail activity based on the book Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne. Follow the map and hunt for the exotic fruits [...] Read More
Community | Just Turn Up

Handa’s Surprise Story Trail

Marsh Farm Library, Luton
28/05 - 09/06 @ All Day
Luton Culture presents Half term fun with a free children's trail activity based on the book Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne. Follow the map and hunt for the exotic fruits [...] Read More
Community | Just Turn Up

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Trail

Leagrave Library, Luton
28/05 - 09/06 @ All Day
Luton Culture presents Half term fun with a free children's trail activity based on the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Follow the map and hunt for the [...] Read More
Community | Just Turn Up

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Trail

Stopsley Library, Luton
28/05 - 09/06 @ All Day
Luton Culture presents Half term fun with a free children's trail activity based on the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Follow the map and hunt for The [...] Read More
Community | Just Turn Up

Happy House @ Hartbeeps

The Greenacre Centre, Stotfold
28/05 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Hartbeeps puts your child at the heart of our magical musical adventures.  Offering innovative, multi sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young.  Run to an original sound track with [...] Read More
Music & Movement | Advance Booking

Happy House @ Hartbeeps

Secret Garden, Hitchin
28/05 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Hartbeeps puts your child at the heart of our magical musical adventures.  Offering innovative, multi sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young.  Run to an original sound track with [...] Read More
Music & Movement | Advance Booking

Hartbeeps - Hitchin

Secret Garden, Hitchin
28/05 @ 9:45 am - 12:45 pm
Hartbeeps puts your child at the heart of our magical musical adventures.  Offering innovative, multi sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young.  Run to an original sound track with [...] Read More
Music & Movement | Advance Booking

Hartbeeps - Stotfold

The Greenacre Centre, Stotfold
28/05 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Hartbeeps puts your child at the heart of our magical musical adventures.  Offering innovative, multi sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young.  Run to an original sound track with [...] Read More
Music & Movement | Advance Booking

Bounce & Giggle Stay & Play

Fairfield Park Hall, Fairfield Park
28/05 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Stay and play sessions at Fairfield Community Hall take place every Monday and Tuesday. Sessions often run in the school holidays too! Read More
Baby & Toddler Group | Just Turn Up

Creepy Critter Week at Standalone Farm

Standalone Farm, Letchworth Garden City
28/05 - 01/06 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
They may not be your typical farmyard friends but our little farmers simply love Mark and his creepy crawlies! The fantastic Ameyzoo Roadshow is BACK and we cannot wait! With [...] Read More
Science & Nature | Just Turn Up

Half term trail and crafts

Ashridge Estate, Ringshall
28/05 - 01/06 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Follow honey bee's trail through the woods and create a buzz with your own matching bee craft in the Visitor Centre. Crafts take place in the Visitor Centre. All children [...] Read More
Science & Nature | Just Turn Up

Marvellous May trail

Dunstable Downs & Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable
28/05 - 01/06 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Follow the trail along the Downs to spot the Orange Tip and other butterflies amongst the wild flowers. Read More
Science & Nature | Just Turn Up

Hartbeeps - Hitchin

Space2Play, Hitchin
28/05 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Hartbeeps puts your child at the heart of our magical musical adventures.  Offering innovative, multi sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young.  Run to an original sound track with [...] Read More
Music & Movement | Advance Booking

Baby Beeps @ Hartbeeps

The Greenacre Centre, Stotfold
28/05 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am
Hartbeeps puts your child at the heart of our magical musical adventures.  Offering innovative, multi sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young.  Run to an original sound track with [...] Read More
Music & Movement | Advance Booking

Baby Beeps @ Hartbeeps

Secret Garden, Hitchin
28/05 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am
Hartbeeps puts your child at the heart of our magical musical adventures.  Offering innovative, multi sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young.  Run to an original sound track with [...] Read More
Music & Movement | Advance Booking

Baby Beeps @ Hartbeeps

Space2Play, Hitchin
28/05 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Hartbeeps puts your child at the heart of our magical musical adventures.  Offering innovative, multi sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young.  Run to an original sound track with [...] Read More
Music & Movement | Advance Booking

Baby Bells @ Hartbeeps

Secret Garden, Hitchin
28/05 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Hartbeeps puts your child at the heart of our magical musical adventures.  Offering innovative, multi sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young.  Run to an original sound track with [...] Read More
Music & Movement | Advance Booking

Stories through Arts & Crafts

Secret Garden, Hitchin
28/05 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tiny T's Storytelling & Drama Stories through Arts & Crafts Each week a story will be read and the children will make one or two crafts to go with the [...] Read More
Baby & Toddler Group | Advance Booking

NCT Baldock Bumps and Babies

Tapps Garden Centre, Baldock
28/05 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
This is a friendly group for expectant / new mums (bumps to prewalkers) . If you would like to get to know other new or expectant mums in the area, [...] Read More
Baby & Toddler Group | Just Turn Up

Also this weekend…

Splash Parks open in North Herts!

The splash park at Fairlands Valley is every weekend now until opening fully for the summer at May half term. If you’ve not been before, there’s also a great playground, lots of space to run, play and picnic as well as a kiosk for ice cream and drinks next to the splash park.

The splash parks across North Herts including Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston are now open for the season too. For info on all our local splash parks visit my guide here.

Beautiful Bluebells


From now until mid May, our local woods are filled with carpet of stunning blue blooms. Find out where you can see bluebells near you in my guide. Tread carefully and don’t forget your camera!

Elsewhere on This Hitchin Mummy…