Another busy weekend of events in Hitchin and beyond!

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

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

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

Saturday 9th June

Bedford Kite Festival 2018

Russell Park, Bedford
09/06 - 10/06 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
As in previous festivals the event will showcase kites from the four corners of the globe including America, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium as well as flyers [...] Read More
Community | Advance Booking

Herts at War Exhibition

The British Schools Museum, Hitchin
09/06 @ 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
09/06 @ 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
09/06 @ 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

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Place Theatre, Bedford, Bedford
09/06 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PRESENTED BY: FULL HOUSE THEATRE  SATURDAY 9TH JUNE TIME: 11.00AM & 2PM TICKETS: £7.50 / £5 RUNNING TIME: 55 MINS VENUE: THE PLACE, BEDFORD RECOMMENDED AGE: 3+ Join Owly-cat and fellow family members Jumblie and Quangle [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

William Ransom Primary School Summer Fete

William Ransom primary school, Hitchin
09/06 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
William Ransom Summer Fete is a great family day out. Highlights include Go karts, bouncy castles, performances from local groups, BBQ and amazing raffle prizes. Come along and support your [...] Read More
Fairs & Fetes | Just Turn Up

Hitchin Fire Station Open Day

Hitchin Fire Station, Hitchin
09/06 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
At a fire station open day you can have a look round a fire engine, watch a 'cooking oil fire' demonstration or see someone rescued from a car. Read More
Community | Just Turn Up

Tilehouse St Pre-school & Nursery 50th Birthday Fête

Smithson’s Receation Ground, Hitchin
09/06 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us to help celebrate the 50th birthday of Tilehouse St Pre-school & Nursery. Entry is free and entertainment includes Creation Station, Busy Hands Messy Play as well as Toddler [...] Read More
Fairs & Fetes | Just Turn Up

Secrets from the Stores

North Hertfordshire Museum, Hitchin
09/06 @ 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

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Place, Bedford, Bedford
09/06 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PRESENTED BY: FULL HOUSE THEATRE  SATURDAY 9TH JUNE TIME: 11.00AM & 2PM TICKETS: £7.50 / £5 RUNNING TIME: 55 MINS VENUE: THE PLACE, BEDFORD RECOMMENDED AGE: 3+ Join Owly-cat and fellow family members Jumblie and Quangle [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Babies Love Books: Family Learning Activity

Hitchin Library, Hitchin
09/06 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Celebrate National Bookstart Week with us on Saturday 9th June at 2.30pm for a Black and White Bookmaking session. Come along to find out more about why even newborn babies [...] Read More
Story & Rhyme | Just Turn Up

Sunday 10th June

Parkrun: Pinehill Juniors

Pinehill Park, Hitchin
10/06 @ 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

Family Arts Studio

Broadway Studio + Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
10/06 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Family Arts Studio is a free drop-in activity from on the second Sunday of each month. Led by professional artists, the sessions involve a hands-on craft activity inspired by the [...] Read More
Art & Craft | Just Turn Up

Herts at War Exhibition

The British Schools Museum, Hitchin
10/06 @ 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
10/06 @ 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

Triangle Community Garden Open Day, Fun Dog Show and Bake Off

Ransom’s Recreation Ground, Hitchin
10/06 @ 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Cost: FREE (Dog show £2 per entry, Bake Off 50p per entry) Location: Ransom's Recreation Ground, off Grove Road Hitchin A fun day out for all ages in aid of your local [...] Read More
Community | Just Turn Up

Pirton Open Gardens

Pirton Open Gardens, Pirton
10/06 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Enjoy the gardens plus owls, tea and cakes, pants, train rides and grand raffle. Around 16 gardens open for you to enjoy. All proceeds are pledged for the fabric renovations [...] Read More
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A Square World

The Higgins, Bedford, Bedford
10/06 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
PRESENTED BY: DARYL BEETON SUNDAY 10TH JUNE TIME: 3PM TICKETS: £4 RUNNING TIME: 50 MINS VENUE: THE HIGGINS RECOMMENDED AGE: 3+ A Square World is an honest, touching and quirky story of three friends and what happens [...] Read More
Cinema & Theatre | Advance Booking

Elsewhere on This Hitchin Mummy…

 

 
 
  • We have some lovely playgrounds in town. Why not pack a picnic and head to a new one. Here’s my guide to where to find them: Hitchin’s local play areas
 
  • The splash parks across North Herts including Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston are now open for the season as are the outdoor pools in Hitchin and Letchworth. For info on all our local splash parks visit my guide here.