HUB News - Easter 2017 - The Collett School

 
HUB News - Easter 2017 - The Collett School
HUB News – Easter 2017

      Hello to all parents / carers!

             Welcome to the 2018 Easter edition of HUB news, with information on activities and events running over the Easter
             Weekend and throughout the school holidays. We hope you will find this useful!

             The KIDS HUBs are information and support services for parents and carers of disabled children and young people across
             Hertfordshire. Our aim is to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for parents to help them find what they need.

      We are continuing to run our popular HUB Toy Library stay and play sessions - please see below for Easter holiday dates. You can
       find out more about us, browse the Toy Library catalogue and request to join our Facebook group from our website:
                                                      www.kids.org.uk/hub

                     If you have any queries relating to your disabled child, the HUBs are here to help!
                             East HUB: 01992 504013 and West HUB: 01923 676549
                                              hub.herts@kids.org.uk

Kind regards,
The KIDS HUBs Team
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                                                     Independent Support Service
                                Information and support with Education, Health and Care Plans and transfer reviews

                                The law for children and young people with special educational needs has changed.
                                Statements of SEN or Learning Difficulty Assessments are gradually being transferred to
                                Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).

Independent Supporters are trained to help families applying for a new plan or transferring from a statement to an
EHCP. We can:
    Explain the process
    Listen to you and your child/young person and ensure your voice is heard
    Talk to you about your child’s aspirations and what they would like to achieve
    Talk to you about outcomes for your child
    Provide support in meetings
    Assist with paperwork

Support is flexible to meet your family’s individual needs. The service is able to offer face-to-face support, telephone
advice and attendance at meetings in school or with other professionals.

                                        Contact KIDS Independent Support Service in Hertfordshire:
                                                          Call: 01923 676549
                                                      Email: is.herts@kids.org.uk

         = Parent/carer stays     = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
           *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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    Click on your area to see what’s going on locally:
 Broxbourne
 Dacorum
 East Herts
 Hertsmere
 North Herts
 St Albans
 Stevenage
 Three Rivers
 Watford
 Welwyn/Hatfield

     = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
       *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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             Broxbourne

Service                Venue                    Date/time                  Description                                             Contact                                     Cost
Herts Young            231 Windmill Lane,       Half day and full day      Mainstream group that aims to be inclusive,             01992 628403                                £10/session
Mariners Base          Cheshunt                 activities available:      unfortunately the club is not able to
                                                                                                                                   hymb@hertfordshire.gov.uk                   £110 for the
                       EN8 9AJ                  9:30am-12:30pm             accommodate wheelchair users. Outdoor
                                                12:30pm-3:30pm             activities for 9yrs+ such as sailing, canoeing,                                                     week
                                                                                                                                   http://www.hymb.com/
                                                                           kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, bell-boats.                                                     £5/yr.
                                                Weekdays in the
                                                                           HYMB recommend discussing your child’s needs                                                        membership
                                                holidays from              before attending.
                                                Monday 3th – Friday                                                                                                            Booking
                                                13th April                                                                                                                     required

The Laura Trott        The Laura Trott          Sundays, 4.15pm-           Exclusive use of the pool for people with special       01992 623345                                Free (also
Leisure Centre         Leisure Centre,          5.45pm (closed             needs and their families. Whole family                                                              free for one
special needs          Windmill Lane,           Easter Sunday).            welcome. Closed session – no spectators.                Linda.crisp@live.co.uk                      carer)
swimming
                       Cheshunt,
                       EN8 9AJ                                             Open to all ages.

             C                                                                                                                                                                 Drop-in
Pool chair
available

                = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                  *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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John Warner            The John Warner          Sundays, 3.30-5pm          Swimming session for disabled children and              01992 445375                                Free (also
special needs          Sports Centre,           (closed Easter             adults, coaches on hand to offer advice and                                                         free for one
swimming               Stanstead Road,          Sunday).                   assistance                                              https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/              carer)
                       Hoddesdon,                                                                                                  leisure-leisure-centres/special-
                       EN11 0QG                                                                                                    needs-activities

                                                                                                                                                                               Drop-in
C(+hoist)
Level Water            John Warner Sports       Pool will contact you      Free swimming lessons for disabled children.            Email contact@levelwater.org                Free
                       Centre,                  directly to book           They fund lessons for children:                         with your child’s home postcode,
- Getting Disabled     Stanstead Road,          lessons.                   With a physical, hearing or visual                      age and disability. You will then
Kids Swimming          Hoddesdon,                                          disability/Without a behavioral, social or              be sent an application form to
                       EN11 0QG and                                        learning difficulty/Who cannot swim ten metres.         complete.
                       The Laura Trott
         C             Leisure Centre,
                       Windmill Lane,
                                                                           Level water provides small group or one-to-one
                                                                           lessons until they are ready to join in
                                                                                                                                   07764 495713

                       Cheshunt,                                           mainstream classes. Ages 4-11yrs only.                  www.levelwater.org
                       EN8 9AJ.
Sarah and Duck’s       The Spotlight            Friday 30th March,         A blend of puppetry, storytelling and music.            01992 441946                                £14
Big Top Birthday       (formerly                1.30pm & 4pm                                                                                                                   Family £49
                       Broxbourne Civic         Saturday 31st March        Please note there is limited space for wheelchair       thespotlight@broxbourne.gov.uk              Babes in arms
                       Hall)                    11am & 2pm                 users so call to enquire about booking.                                                             £6
                       High Street,                                                                                                More info
                       Hoddesdon                                           Age 3+
                       EN11 8BE

                = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                  *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Easter Egg Hunt         Lowewood                 Saturday 31st March        Follow the trails to claim your chocolate prize.        01992 445596                                Free
                        Museum                                              Booking not required.
                        High Street              11 – 3 pm                                                                          Museum.leisure@broxbourne.go
                        Hoddesdon                                           Children must be accompanied by a responsible           v.uk
                        EN11 8BH                                            adult.
[Ground floor only                                                                                                                  More info
is wheelchair                                                               [Please note parking is a 2 minute walk away
accessible]                                                                 from the museum. Wheelchair accessible toilets
                                                                            are located on the ground floor.]
Weekend Stories         Hoddesdon Library        Saturday 7th April         Go along to Saturday Stories at a library near          0300 123 4049 (select option 2)             Free
                        98a High Street                                     you and enjoy listening to old favourites and
                        Hoddesdon                11.00 to 11.30am           discovering new stories too. This is a family           More info
                        Hertfordshire                                       event, and all ages are welcome!
                        EN11 8HD
                                                                    [Please note that unfortunately the lift is
                                                                    currently out of order so there is no upper floor
                                                                    or toilet access for wheelchair users.]
                                                   th        nd
Rye-Assic Park          Rye-Assic                30 March – 2 April Along with the usual activities there are Easter                For more information or to book:            £12.50 per
                        Adventure Park,                             Activities including a Dinosaur Egg Hunt, Easter                Phone: 01992 447888/ 460895                 Child (Adults
                        Rye House Kart                              Fancy Dress and much more.                                      Website: http://www.rye-                    Free)
                        Raceway, Rye                                                                                                house.co.uk/rye-assic-
                        Road, Hoddesdon,                                                                                            news/easter-rye-assic-2
                        EN11 0EH

                 = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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     Dacorum

Service               Venue                    Date/time                  Description                                             Contact                                     Cost
DJ’s Play Park –      Jarman Square,           9am to 10am                Soft play sessions catering for children of all         01442 232 580                               £3-£9.50 per
SEN session           Hemel Hempstead                                     ages.                                                                                               child
                      HP2 4JS                  Sat 21st April                                                                     http://www.djsplay.co.uk/hemel-             depending on
                                               (every 3rd Sat of the                                                              hempstead/                                  age.
                                               month)                                                                                                                         Adults free.
                                                                                                                                  info@djsplay.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                              Drop in.
Ashridge Estate       Ashridge Estate,         Friday 30th March to       Hop along to Ashridge Estate! Complete the              01442 851227                                £5 per child
Cadbury Easter        Moneybury Hill,          Monday 2nd April           Easter trail and receive a chocolate treat at the
Hunt                  Nr Berkhamsted                                      end. Accessible route for pushchairs and                https://easter.cadbury.co.uk/ashr
                      HP4 1LT                  10am to 5pm                wheelchairs.                                            idge-estate/
                                               (Drop in to start
                                               hunting between 10
                                               and 4)

NHM Tring –           Natural History          Friday 30th March to       Explore the galleries to help Kiwi find her lost        0207 942 6171                               £1 per child
That’s Not My Egg     Museum at Tring,         Sunday 15th April          egg and win a chocolatey prize!
Gallery Trail         The Walter                                                                                                  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/th              Drop in
                      Rothschild Building,     10am to 5pm                Meet some fascinating animals along the way,            at-s-not-my-egg-gallery-trail.html
                      Akeman Street,           (Except Sundays 1st        complete the trail and win an Easter chocolate.
                      Tring                    8th & 15th April when
                      HP23 6AP                 it is 2pm to 5pm)          Suitable for ages 5+

               = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Sapphire              Hemel Hempstead          Tues 3rd & Fri 6th         Mainstream but inclusive gymnastic sessions.            Book via website and pay on the             10:30am-
Gymnastics –          Sports Centre            April                      Children are grouped according to age and               day.                                        12pm is £7.00
Holiday Sessions      Park Road                Mon 9th to Thurs 12th      ability with no more than eight children per
                      Hemel Hempstead          April                      coach. Can support those with learning                  http://www.sapphiregymnastics.              Or 10:30am-
                      HP1 1JS                                             disability.                                             co.uk/holiday-booking-sport-                2pm is £14.00
                                               10.30am - 12.30pm          Gymnastics only sessions available or sessions          centre.html
                                               for gymnastics only.       also including arts & crafts (packed lunch
                                               10.30am - 2pm for          required for these).                                    01442 230 077 (option 1)
                                               gymnastics + arts
                                               and crafts.                Classes for 4+
Langleybury           Langleybury              Sat 31st March             Lots of themed activities including an Easter egg       01923 270603                                Child £2.50
Children’s Farm –     Children’s Farm,                                    hunt, BBQ and more.
Easter Open Day       Sarratt,                 11am to 5pm                                                                        admin@langleyburychildrensfarm Adult £4
                      Kings Langley                                                                                               .org.uk
                      WD4 8RW                                                                                                                                      Cash only.
                                                                                                                                  http://www.langleyburychildrens
                                                                                                                                  farm.org.uk/home.html
Sunnyside Rural       Hemel Food               4th. 5th, 11th & 12th      “Come and join us for some outdoor fun – grow           07539 339446                     £20 for 1 day
Trust – Easter Fun    Garden,                  April                      food, make crafts & find new friends!” Attend                                            £15 for
Growing Scheme        Two Waters Road,                                    for just 1 day or anything up to 4 days.                farida@sunnysideruraltrust.org.u subsequent
                      Hemel Hempstead          9.30am to 3pm              For teenagers with learning disabilities 16+            k                                days.
                      HP3 3BY
                                                                                                                                  http://www.sunnysideruraltrust.
                                                                                                                                  org.uk/easter-fun-growing-
                                                                                                                                  scheme/

                                                                                                                                  Booking will be confirmed via
                                                                                                                                  email. Limited places.

               = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Herts Inclusive        The Old Town Hall,       Thurs 5th April            A morning of drama, storytelling, games, arts &         01923 216951                                Free
Theatre – Family       High Street,                                        crafts and face painting. Refreshments available.
Fun Morning            Hemel Hempstead          10.30am to 12.30pm                                                                 admin@hit-theatre.org.uk
                       HP1 3AE                                             Book in advance.

Something Loud @       Hemel Hempstead          Every Thurs                Pre-school musical story telling sessions. Join in      0300 123 4049                               Free
Hemel Hempstead        Library,                 11.15am to 11.45am         with songs, games and try different musical
Library                The Forum,                                          instruments.                                            https://www.hertfordshire.gov.u
                       Marlowes,                                                                                                   k/services/libraries-and-
   nearby              Hemel Hempstead                                                                                             archives/events-and-things-to-
                       HP1 1DN                                                                                                     do/hemel-
                                                                                                                                   hempstead/something-loud.aspx
Dacorum Dolphins       Sportspace Hemel         Every Saturday             Swimming session for children and adults with           Contact Abigail:                            £8/yr per
                       Hempstead                5pm - 6pm                  any disability. All ages.                               01442 217470                                person
         (under 8s     Park Road                                                                                                   07806 484381                                £28/yr family
require                Hemel Hempstead                                     Carer goes free when accompanying a member                                                          membership
supervision in         HP1 1JS                                             of the club.                                            atheal.elmenyawi@yahoo.co.uk
pool)                                                                                                                                                                          Drop-in
XC Holiday             XC                       Various days and           Various activities including climbing, high ropes       Tel: 01442 507100                           Please
Activities             Jarman Park              times. Specific            and caving sessions.                                                                                contact for
                       Hemel Hempstead          activities or full days    Different age categories.                               https://www.thexc.co.uk/inside-             price
                       Hertfordshire            available to book.                                                                 xc/holiday-activities/                      information
                       HP2 4JS
                                                                                                                                   xcenquiries@sportspace.co.uk

                = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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             East Herts

Service                Venue               Date/time                      Description                                             Contact                                     Cost
Kids East Hub Toy      KIDS East Hub,      Thursday 5th and 12th          Join in with an Easter Egg hunt and lots of arts        Phone: 01992 504013                         Free
Library Easter Egg     Divot place, Hamels April                          and craft activities                                    Email: hub.herts@kids.org.uk
Hunt                   Drive, Hertford,                                                                                                                                       Booking is
                                                                                                                                                                              required
                       SG13 7SP

Disability splash      Hartham Leisure         Saturdays 12-1pm           For children and young adults with disabilities         Everyone Active, Hartham Leisure            Free for
and swim session       Centre                                             and their families to enjoy a ‘fun swim’ session        Centre: 01992 584000                        whole
                       Hartham Common,                                    with floats. All children under the age of 8 must       Centre details                              family/group.
                       Hertford
                                                                          be accompanied in the water.Need to register
                       SG14 1QR                                                                                                   Changing: individual cubicles and
                                                                          for first visit. Families can register at reception     group changing rooms for extra
C (+hoist)                                                                or by phone before attending.                           space, 2 disabled changing rooms
                                                                                                                                  with changing bed and hoist.
                                                                          All ages welcome.

7 2 10 Integrated      Zoo café,               Thursdays 7 to 10pm        The 7 2 10 Youth Project is an integrated group         Youth Connexions Hertfordshire,             Free
Group                  Ware Road,                                         for young people with and without disabilities          Tel: 01992 588220
                       Hertford                                                                                                   Email:                                      Drop-in
                       (next to Methodist                                 13-19 or up to 24 if you have a disability or           youthconnexions.eastherts@hert
                       Church)                                            learning difficulty                                     fordshire.gov.uk

                                                                                                                                  Click here for more info

               = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                    *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Easter Activities      Van Hage, Great          From 30th March –          Egg hunts every day                                     01920 870811                                Drop in.
Van Hage               Amwell, Pepper           15th April
                       Hill, SG12 9RP                                      Face painting 10am – 4pm : 10th, 11th, 12th April       gtamwell@vanhage.co.uk                      Miniature
                                                10am – 4pm                                                                                                                     railway £1
                                                                           Miniature Railway: every Tuesday and Thursday,          https://www.vanhage.co.uk/even
                                                [Closed Easter             Saturday and Sunday (except 1st April – Easter          t/easter-activities-2018-03-30-09-          Mini farm
                                                Sunday]                    Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Monday)                  00-00.html                                  free - bags of
                                                                                                                                                                               animal food
                                                                           Net an Egg Jacuzzi – Everyday                                                                       available for
                                                                                                                                                                               20p between
                                                                           Glitter Tattoo – 10am-4pm: 3rd, 4th, 5th April                                                      11am & 4pm
                                                                                                                                                                               for mini farm.
                                                                           Mini Farm – Open daily from 10am: Animal
                                                                           Talks on 3rdand 6th April: 11am Guinea Pigs and
                                                                           2pm Pigs.

Easter Egg hunt        Three Lakes at           Sunday 1st April           Easter Egg Hunt with Prizes and a Bouncy Castle.        http://threelakes.co.uk/events/e            £3 – for egg
                       Westmill Farm,                                                                                              aster/                                      hunt and
                       Westmill Farm,           9.30am – 11.30am           Refreshments for Adults and Children.                                                               Bouncy Castle
                       Ware, SG12 0ES                                      Tickets available from the Old Tack room on the
                                                                           day (no pre booking required)

                = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                    *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Foxholes Farm –          Foxholes Farm            March 30th – April         Help to bottle feed the baby lambs and goats.           Please book to feed the animals             £9.95 per
Lamb and Goat            Shop, Butchery and       15th                                                                               via the Farm shop.                          child
feeding                  Tea Room,                                                                                                                                               (price
                                                  11.30am and                                                                        01992 552 900                               includes
                         Foxholes Farm,
                                                  2.30pm: Baby Lamb                                                                                                              entry to the
                         London Road,                                                                                                http://www.foxholesfarm.com/e               farm park)
                                                  feeding
                         Hertford, SG13 7NT                                                                                          vents-hertfordshire/
                                                  1pm and 3pm: Baby
                                                  Goat Feeding

Art Shed Crafty          Arts Shed Arts and       6th – 11th April           Easter Holiday drop in crafts.                          enquiries@artshedarts.co.uk                 Prices start
Open Days                Craft Centre,                                                                                                                                           from £1 per
                                                  [closed Easter             No bookings required.                                   01920 466446                                activity
                         Westmill Farm,
                         Westmill Road,           Monday]
Free parking                                                                                                                         www.artshedarts.co.uk
                         Ware, SG12 0ES

Multi Sports Camp        Wodson Park,             Week 1:                    A fun, action packed day of sports activities for       For more information or to book:            Full day £22
Adventure                Wadesmill Road,          Tuesday 3rd April –        Children aged 4-14 Years.                               Phone: 07932 246309                         Half day £14
                         Ware, SG12 0UQ           Friday 6th April           Throughout the camp Children will do a variety          Email: office@uplaysports.co.uk             Early drop
                                                                             of activities such as Obstacle courses,                                                             off/late stay
                                                                             Gymnastics, Trampolining, Archery, Badminton,           Or Website:                                 £4
                                                  Week 2: Monday 9th         Table Tennis, Basketball, Football, Athletics,          https://www.uplaysports.co.uk/u
                                                  April – Friday 13th        Hockey, Dodgeball, Parachute games and more.            playmultisports-home/                       10% sibling
                                                  April                                                                                                                          discount
                                                                                                                                                                                 available
                                                  9am to 4pm
                                                  (9am-1pm or 1pm-
                                                  4pm for half day)

                  = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                    *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Soccer Schools          Wodson Park,             Week 1: 3rd, 4th & 5th     Boys and Girls aged 5-14Years of all abilities          For more information:                       1day: £16
Ware                    Wadesmill Road,          April                                                                                                                          3days: £45
                                                                            Fun and Friendly environment, small sided               Phone: 01438 223223 (option6)
                        Ware, SG12 0UQ
                                                 Week 2: 10th, 11th &       games, Inflatable challenge
                                                 12th April
                                                                            FA Qualified & DBS coaches
                                                 9am – 4pm

Soccer Schools          Hartham Leisure          Week 1: 3rd, 4th & 5th     Boys and Girls aged 5-14Years of all abilities          For more information:                       1day: £16
Hertford                Centre, Hartham          April                                                                                                                          3days: £45
                                                                            Fun and Friendly environment, small sided               Phone: 01438 223223 (option6)
                        Lane, Hartham
                        Common, Hertford,        Week 2: 10th, 11th &       games, Inflatable challenge
                                                 12th April
                        SG14 1QR                                            FA Qualified & DBS coaches
                                                 9am – 4pm

Find Magic in           Panshanger Park,         Wednesday 4th April        For Children aged 2-7                                   For more information and to                 £6 Per Child
Pangshanger Park        Thieves Lane,
                                                 10am – 12pm                Discover all things Magical about the woodlands         book a place: events@hmwt.org
                        Hertford,
                                                                            build an elf house and make a magic potion and
                                                 1pm – 3pm                  a wand.

                                                                            Weather permitting – finish off with a campfire
                                                                            and tasty snacks

                 = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Muddy Playtime        Panshanger Park,         Wednesday 11th             For Children aged 2-7                                   For more information and to                 £6 Per Child
in Pangshanger        Thieves Lane,            April
                                                                          Get Muddy, play in a mud Kitchen, build mud             book a place: events@hmwt.org
Park                  Hertford,
                                               10am – 12pm                castles and make mud paint, borrow one of the
                                                                          splash suits and little ones can get messy from
                                               1pm – 3pm                  head to toe.

                                                                          Weather permitting – finish off with a campfire
                                                                          and tasty snacks

     Hertsmere

Service               Venue                    Date/time                  Description                                             Contact                           Cost
Story Time at the     Sparrows Herne           Every Saturday             Bushey Library – Story Time for under 8’s.              Phone: 0300 123 4049 Option 2     Free
Library               Bushey                   11-11:30am                 Access for people with disabilities                     for enquiries
                      WD23 1FA                                            •disabled parking nearby                                libraries.information@hertfordshi
                                                                          •wheelchair access                                      re.gov.uk
                                                                          •hearing induction loop
“Puppet making        Borehamwood              Wednesday 4th April        Age 8-11                                                Phone: 0300 123 4049 Option 2     £2 per child
workshop”             Library                  10:30am – 12.30                                                                    for enquiries
                      96 Shenley Road          noon                       Booking required.                                       libraries.information@hertfordshi
   (dependent on      Borehamwood                                                                                                 re.gov.uk
support needs)        WD6 1EB
                                                                                                                                  Booking and info

               = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                 *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Herts Inclusive          The Old Town Hall        Thursday 5th April         Arts and crafts, storytelling, games, face              For more info and booking call:             Free
Theatre                  Hemel Hempstead          10.30 – 12.30              painting and lots more family fun.                      01923 216951
Family Fun               HP1 3AE                                                                                                     Or email:
                                                                                                                                     admin@hit-theatre.org.uk

                                                                                                                                     More info
                                                                  th
Herts Inclusive          Aldenham School          Wednesday 4 April          Calming and creative workshops for children             For more info and booking call:             £6/child
Theatre                  WD6 3AJ                                             and young people with additional needs.                 01923 216951
Hit Be Drama Yoga                                                            Mindfulness games, movement yoga, breathing             Or email:
and Wellbeing                                                                exercise, drama and lots of fun.                        admin@hit-theatre.org.uk

                                                                                                                                     More info

Otters Swimming          The Venue                Saturdays 4.30-            Swimming session for children and adults who            Mrs Brown: 0208 207 6521                    Free
                         Elstree Way              5.30pm                     have any disability.
                         Borehamwood                                         All ages.                                               Booking required
        may need to      WD6 1JY
be in water                                                                                                                          Please call ahead if requiring
dependent on needs                                                                                                                   hoist.
of child

Hoist for main pool
only
Barracuda                Furzefield Centre        Sundays                    Swimming group for disabled children and                Tel: 01707 664400                           £5/yr
                         Mutton Lane              11.30am-12.30pm            adults including support from instructors.              secretary.barracuda.sc@hotmail.
                         Potters Bar                                                                                                 co.uk
          (but does      EN6 3BW                  *No session Easter
not have to go in the                             Sunday
water)

                  = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                    *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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The Jungle Book          The Radlett Centre,      4th April 11 am &          A wild musical for all the family!                      Box Office 01923 859291                     £12
                         1 Aldenham               2.30 pm                                                                                                                        £40/family
                         Avenue,
                         Radlett
                         WD7 8HL
Teddy Bear’s             The Radlett Centre,      6th April 11 am &          Songs, games, stories, fun and laughter for             Box Office 01923 859291                     £9.50
Picnic                   1 Aldenham               2pm                        under 5s.                                                                                           £32/family
                         Avenue,
                         Radlett
                         WD7 8HL
Pop Diva’s Live          The Radlett Centre,      8th April - 6 pm           Tribute acts featuring songs from Little Mix,           Box Office 01923 859291                     £16
                         1 Aldenham                                          Katty Perry, Adele, Meghan Trainor, Ariana
                         Avenue,                                             Grande, Taylor Swift and Rhianna
                         Radlett
                         WD7 8HL
What the Ladybird        The Radlett Centre,      19th April 1.30 & 4.30     Stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia           Box Office 01923 859291                     £13
Heard                    1 Aldenham               pm                         Monks’ farmyard adventure.
                         Avenue,                  20th & 21st April
                         Radlett                  10.30 am & 1.30pm
                         WD7 8HL
Milkshake! Live:         Wyllyotts Theatre,       7th April – 12 & 3.30      Enjoy your favourite fairytales. With Milkshake!        01707 645005                                £16, £14.50
The Magic                Wyllyotts Place,         pm                         Favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess,                                                        Family £57
Storybook                Darkes Lane,                                        Noddy and Fireman Sam                                   www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk                  Babes in arms
                         Potters Bar                                                                                                                                             under 12mths
                         EN6 2HN                                                                                                                                                 £5

                  = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                    *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Aldenham Country       Aldenham Country         30th March – 15th          Lots of family fun activities                           http://aldenhamcountrypark.co.uk/           Easter Egg
Playground             Park                     April                      Lamb bottle feeding                                                                                 hunt booking
Easter Family Fun      Dagger Lane                                         Meeting Pooh Bear                                                                                   required
                       Elstree                                             Easter Egg Hunt – 30th March – 2nd April 11.30                                                      £2/child
                       WD6 3BA                                             am £2/child                                                                                         Farm entry
                                                                           Egg collecting                                                                                      and cap park
                                                                                                                                                                               prices on
c   +hoist                                                                                                                                                                     website

               North Herts

Service                Venue                    Date/time                  Description                                     Contact                                             Cost
Daisy Chains           Christchurch             Wednesdays 1pm-            A group for families with Children with         Please call Nessa: 07747686324 for                  Free
                       Bedford Road,            2.30pm                     Additional needs                                booking and more information
                       Hitchin,
                       SG5 1HF
North Herts            The Priory School        Wednesdays 7pm-            For young people with a disability. The         For more information or to book                     £2 per
Wheelchair             Bedford Road,            8pm                        young person must be able to propel             contact: Ros Cramp                                  session
Basketball Club        Hitchin,                                            themselves in a manual wheelchair.              Email: hertsdisabilitysport@yahoo.co.uk
                       Hertfordshire                                                                                       Phone: 07817 756143
                       SG5 2UR

                = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                  *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Pisces Swimming         North                    Fridays, 7.30pm-9pm        Swimming club for children and adults           Mrs Ann Nightingale 01462 679311                    £5 annually
Club                    Hertfordshire                                       who have disabilities
                        Leisure Centre                                                                                      http://www.mogozout.org/Activity/Det
                        Baldock Road                                        For Children aged 11-19 Years                   ails/Pisces-Swimming-Club-Letchworth
                        Letchworth Garden
                        City
                        SG6 2ER
Snappy G’s Youth        Bancroft Centre for      Mondays                    Youth group for young people who have           Gary Leask                                          Free
Club (Youth             Young People             6pm – 8pm                  special needs.                                  garry.leask@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Connexions)             29 Bancroft              13-17 Year olds            For Young people aged 13 – 24years                                                                  Drop in
                        Hitchin                                                                                             http://www.mogolistings.org/Activity/D
                        Herts                    6.45 – 9.30pm                                                              etails/Snappy-Gs-at-the-Bancroft-
                        SG5 1JW                  18-24 Year Olds                                                            Centre-for-Young-People-Hitchin

Soccer Schools          The County               Week 1: 3rd, 4th & 5th     Boys and Girls aged 5-14Years of all            For more information:                               1day: £16
Letchworth              Ground, Baldock          April                      abilities                                                                                           3days: £45
                                                                                                                            Phone: 01438 223223 (option6)
                        Road, Letchworth
                        Garden City, SG6         Week 2: 10th, 11th &       Fun and Friendly environment, small
                        2EN                      12th April                 sided games, Inflatable challenge

                                                 9am – 4pm                  FA Qualified & DBS coaches

Breakfast or Tea        Wyevale Garden           Every day until the        Children can enjoy a delicious meal with        For more information:                               £10.95 per
with the Easter         Centre, Canbridge        15th April                 the Easter Bunny, take part in a Bunny          Phone: 0844 2885 182                                child
Bunny                   Road, Hitchin, SG4                                  hunt, receive a cuddly toy and a fun
                        0JT                      9.30 am & 3pm              activity sheet and decorate their own
                                                                            Easter Cookie.

                 = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Multi Sports Camp     Hitchin Boys School      Week 1:                    A fun, action packed day of sports               For more information or to book:                    £22 full day
Adventure             Tennis Club,             Tuesday 3rd April –        activities for Children aged 4-14 Years.         Phone: 07932 246309                                 £14 half day
                      Fishponds Road,          Friday 6th April           Throughout the camp Children will do a           Email: office@uplaysports.co.uk                     £4 early drop
                      Hitchin, SG5 1NR                                    variety of activities such as Obstacle                                                               off/late stay
                                               Week 2: Monday 9th         courses, Gymnastics, Trampolining,               Or Website:
                      Wilshere Dacre           April – Friday 13th        Archery, Badminton, Table Tennis,                https://www.uplaysports.co.uk/uplaym                10% sibling
                      Junior Academy,          April                      Basketball, Football, Athletics, Hockey,         ultisports-home/                                    discount
                      Fishponds Road,                                     Dodgeball, Parachute games and more.                                                                 available
                      Hitchin, SG5 1NS         9am to 4pm
                                               (9am-1pm or 1pm-
                                               4pm for half day)
Easter Egg Hunt at    Station Road,            30th March – 2nd April Annual Easter Egg Hunt                               For more information:                               Free
Shepreth Wildlife     Shepreth, Nr                                                                                         Phone: 01763 262226                                 (normal entry
Park                  Royston, SG8 6PZ         11am – 3pm                                                                  Website:                                            prices apply)
                                                                                                                           https://sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk/even
                                                                                                                           t/easter-egg-hunt-2/
Easter                Mary Exton School,       Saturday 31st April        Easter activities, egg hunt, enjoy the           For more information visit the website:             Adults £1
Eggstravaganza        St Michaels Road.                                   animals and crafts, games and more.                                                                  Children £4
                      Hitchin, SG4 0QA         10am – 1pm                                                                  http://www.hitchinherts.com/events?id
                                                                                                                           =22&month=3&event=1677
Easter Egg Hunt       North                    Saturday 31st April        A Family Event – find the eggs hidden            For more information visit the website:             Free
                      Hertfordshire                                       around the museum                                http://www.hitchinherts.com/events?id
                      Museum, Brand            10.30am – 4.30pm                                                            =22&month=3&event=1658
                      Street, SG5 1JE

Easter Bunny Hunt     Hitchin Market           Saturday 31st March        Pick up a form and find the knitted              For more information visit the website:
                      place, SG5 1DR                                      bunnies in various shops around the              http://www.hitchinherts.com/events?id
                                               10.30am – 3.30pm           town.                                            =22&month=3&event=1659
                                                                          Plus make an Easter Bonnet at the Make
                                                                          and Take workshop.

               = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site    = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                  *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Easter at the          British Schools          Wednesday 4th and          Suitable for Children aged 4-11 Years           For more information or to book:                    £5 per child
Museum                 Museum, Queen            12th April                 Easter crafts, games and an egg hunt.           Phone: 01462 420144
                       Street, Hitchin, SG4     10am – 12pm                                                                Website:
                       9TS                      1pm – 3pm                                                                  http://www.hitchinherts.com/events?id
                                                                                                                           =22&month=4&event=1666
Easter Egg Hunt        Standalone Farm,         Friday 30th March –        Boris the Bunny has hidden eggs all over        For more information visit the website:             Entry prices:
                       Wilbury Road,            2nd April                  the Farm. Help find the eggs to receive a       http://standalonefarm.com/events/                   Adult £7
                       Letchworth Garden                                   chocolate treat.                                                                                    Child £5.50
                       City, SG6 4JN                                       An Arts and crafts session will run at          01462 686775                                        Registered
                                                                           11.30 – 3pm                                                                                         disabled Free
                                                                                                                           info@standalonefarm.com                             Under 2’s
                                                                                                                                                                               Free
                                                                                                                                                                               Family £24
                                                                                                                                                                               (2x adults 3x
                                                                                                                                                                               children)
Easter Fun at          Standalone Farm,         2nd – 6th April            Easter and Spring time fun including craft      For more information visit the website:             Entry prices:
Standalone Farm        Wilbury Road,            9th – 13th April           activities – making bunny ears and fluffy       http://standalonefarm.com/events/                   Adult £7
                       Letchworth Garden                                   pompom chicks                                                                                       Child £5.50
                       City, SG6 4JN                                                                                       01462 686775                                        Registered
                                                                                                                                                                               disabled Free
                                                                                                                           info@standalonefarm.com                             Under 2’s
                                                                                                                                                                               Free
                                                                                                                                                                               Family £24
                                                                                                                                                                               (2x adults 3x
                                                                                                                                                                               children)
Pop Dance Easter       Ickleford Primary        Tues 3rd & Fri 6th         Dance camp including fun and games,             ciara@popdanceworld.com                             £20 per child,
Camp                   School,                  April                      Easter egg hunt & a mini performance at                                                             per day
                       Hitchin                                             the end of the day.                             https://www.netmums.com/northherts
                       SG5 3TG                  9am to 3.15pm                                                              /whats-on/view/popdance-easter-
                                                                           For boys and girls aged 5-12 years.             camp-1

                = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                  *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Family Arts Studio    Broadway Studio &        Sun 8th April              Artist Vanessa Stone leads a hands-on           01462 476110                                        Free
– Watercolour &       Gallery,                                            craft activity, inspired by the artwork on
Wax                   2 The Arcade,            10am to 1pm                display.                                        broadway@letchworth.com                             Drop in
                      Letchworth Garden                                   Open to all but aimed at children 3+ and
                      City                                                families.                                       https://www.broadway-
                      SG6 3EW                                                                                             letchworth.com/studio-gallery/whats-
                                                                                                                          on/family-arts-studio-watercolour-wax

            St Albans

Service               Venue                    Date/time                  Description                                     Contact                                             Cost
Willows Farm          Willows Activity         Saturday 24th March        Range of activities all day including Easter    Contact telephone: 0870 129 9718                    Tickets
Easter                Farm,                    to Sunday 15th April       egg hunts, meeting baby animals, pig            www.willowsactivityfarm.com                         purchased on
Eggstravaganza        Coursers Road,                                      racing, feeding the animals and shows           info@willowsactivityfarm.com                        the day:
                      London Colney            Daily 10am-5:30pm          featuring Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny                                                              Child £12
                      St. Albans                                          and more.                                                                                           Adult £20
                      AL4 0PF                                             Also available all day: under 5’s play area,
                                                                          indoor play barn, JCB young driver’s zone,                                                          Tickets
                                                                          woodland play trail.                                                                                purchased
                                                                                                                                                                              online:
                                                                                                                                                                              Child £11
                                                                                                                                                                              Adult £17

               = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                 *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Harpenden Easter      Harpenden Cricket       Friday 30th March          Easter egg hunt around Harpenden                https://foha.ecwid.com/Easter-Egg-                  £5 per child
Egg Hunt              Club Pavilion,                                     Common, starting at the Cricket Club.           Hunt-per-child-ticket-p99822458
                      Harpenden               1pm to 4pm                 Ticket price includes hunt prize, craft                                                             [must
                      Common,                 (start hunting any         activity and meeting the Easter Bunny!          fohashop@icloud.com                                 purchase
                      Harpenden               time between 1pm           Face painting, café and raffle.                                                                     online or
                      AL5 1DT                 and 3pm)                                                                                                                       from Thorns
                                                                         [Please note: there is no parking at the                                                            on high
                                                                         cricket club, but parking available in the                                                          street]
                                                                         town centre & Southdown carpark.]
Easter Petting        Christopher Place       Sat 31st March             Meet animals such as rabbits, hedgehogs,        For more information:                               Free
Farm at               Shopping Centre,                                   guinea pigs and goats.                          Phone:01727 832889
Christopher Place     Upper Dagnall St,       11am to 3pm                They will be on the Mall from 11-3 along        Email: enquiries@christopher-                       Drop in
                      St Albans                                          with Easter Bunnies giving out goodies &        place.co.uk
                      AL3 5DQ                                            ponies from the Blue Cross.
                                                                                                                         Website:
                                                                                                                         https://www.christopher-
                                                                                                                         place.co.uk/events/easter-petting-farm-
                                                                                                                         saturday-31st-march-11-3pm/
St Albans             St Albans               Thursday 12th April        Themed activities for children, including       Contact telephone: 01727 890 210                    Free
Cathedral             Cathedral,                                         hot cross bun tasting and a chocolate           mail@stalbanscathedral.org                          [Donations
Family Discovery      St Albans               10am                       fondue fountain.                                https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/wha               welcome]
Morning               AL1 1BY                                                                                            tson/family/family-discovery-morning-
                                                                         Suitable for ages 3-11.                         easter                                              Drop in

                                                                         [Cathedral has one disabled parking
                                                                         space via Sumpter Yard.]

              = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Woodland Trust       Wick Wood,                Saturday 31st March        Collect tokens scattered throughout the         Pam Farley 01727 864871                             50p per
Easter Hunt at       Marshals Drive,                                      woods in exchange for a chocolate treat!                                                            person
Wick Wood            St Albans                 10am to 12pm               Suitable for toddlers to early teens. Dress     pdecamarjj@gmail.com                                (all proceeds
                     AL1 4RE                                              for muddy paths!                                                                                    go to The
                                                                                                                                                                              Woodland
                                                                                                                                                                              Trust)

Batchwood Easter     Batchwood Golf            Saturday 31st March        Family fun day with various activities          https://www.facebook.com/events/168                 Free
Eggstravaganza       Course & Sports                                      available: woodland Easter egg trail;           086373836190/?active_tab=about
                     Centre,                   11am to 2pm                creative crafting; bouncy castle; circus
                     Batchwood Drive,                                     skills; races; tennis and face painting.        01727 844250
                     St Albans
                     AL3 5XA                                              No entrance fee but donations welcome:          Batchwood@1life.co.uk
                                                                          donate Easter eggs to go to St Albans &
                                                                          District Foodbank or give money for the
                                                                          local Rennie Grove Hospice.

Highfield Park       West Lodge,               Weds 4th April             Follow a nature trail around the woods –        Richard Bull 01727 847242                           £3 per child
Trust Easter Bunny   Hill End Lane,            10.30am - 2.30pm           find the hidden animals which lead to the
Hunt                 St Albans                 (Last entry 2pm)           mysterious blue Easter bunny! There is          http://www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk/ev
                     AL4 0RA                                              also a questionnaire to do about the            ent/easter-bunny-hunt/?instance_id=32
                                                                          animals you find on the trail.
                                                                          Return your questions to the Visitor
                                                                          Centre, win a chocolate egg and take part
                                                                          in a colouring competition.

              = Parent/carer stays    = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                 *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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St Albans Museum    Verulamium               Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd         Crafts in the Colonnade: crafts inspired by 01727 751810                                            £1.50
Activity Sessions   Museum,                  April 2pm-4pm              the museum’s collections.
                    St Michaels Street,                                                                              http://www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/w
                    St Albans                Thurs 5th & 12th April     Museum Explorers: borrow items from          hats-on/                                               Free
                    AL3 4SW                  All day                    the explorer’s kit to help you investigate
                                                                        the museum – what will you discover?         Please note: Non-residents will need to
                                                                                                                     pay museum admission prices.
                                             Thurs 5th April            Meet Queen Boudicca: meet the queen          Residents will need to bring proof of                  Free
                                             2pm and 3pm                of the Iceni tribe, who led a revolt against address.
                                                                        the Romans in Verulamium!
                                             Fri 6th April
                                             11am to 1pm (last          Family Fridays – Iron Age Houses: drop in                                                           £2.50
                                             entry 12.40pm)             craft & learning session. Handle artefacts
                                                                        and make a souvenir to take home.

                                             Weds 11th April
                                             Sessions 1 hour:           Tots Tales: story, craft activity and a                                                             £3
                                             10.30am, 11.45am &         museum hunt inspired by Lost and Found                                                              Please book
                                             1.30pm                     by Oliver Jeffers. Aimed at ages 2-4.                                                               in advance.

Burston Garden      Burston Garden           Weds 4th April             Cookie Decorating and Face painting: all        http://www.burston.co.uk/events/                    £2.50 cookie
Centre - April      Centre,                  11am to 3pm                proceeds go towards charity CRY (Cardiac                                                            £5 face paint
Activities          North Orbital Road,                                 Risk in the Young).                             01727 832444
                    Chiswell Green,
                    St Albans                Weds 11th April            Story Telling and Pot & Plant a Seed:                                                               Stories – Free
                    AL2 2DS                  1.30pm to 2pm              popular stories brought to life and re-                                                             Pot & Plant a
                                             2.15pm to 2.45pm           enacted in rhyme. You can also get                                                                  Seed - £2.50
                                                                        creative, designing your own pot & plant
                                                                        a seed to watch grow!

             = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                 *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Dinosaur World            The Alban Arena,         Mon 9th April              Join intrepid explorers and discover a          01727 844488                                        £14
Live                      Civic Centre,            2pm & 4.30pm               prehistoric world of astonishing                                                                    (£1.25
                          St Albans                                           dinosaurs…including the Tyrannosaurus           aaboxoffice@1life.co.uk                             transaction
                          AL1 3LD                  Tues 10th April            Rex, Triceratops, Microraptor & more!                                                               fee for online
                                                   11am & 2pm                 Plus a meet & greet gives the chance to         https://www.alban-                                  purchases)
[Blue badge holders
can park on yellow
                                                                              make a new dinosaur friends.                    arena.co.uk/events/dinosaur-zoo/
lines adjacent to                                  50mins + 15mins for
theatre for up to 3hrs]                            meet & greet               For ages 3+                                     Wheelchair spaces in auditorium limited
                                                                                                                              – please enquire when booking.

Peppa Pig’s               The Alban Arena,         Fri 30th March             “Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an       01727 844488                                        £17
Adventure                 Civic Centre,            4pm                        exciting camping trip to the woods with                                                             U16’s £15
                          St Albans                                           George and her school friends… “                aaboxoffice@1life.co.uk                             Family £60
                          AL1 3LD                  Sat 31st March                                                                                                                 (£1.25
                                                   1am, 1pm & 4pm             Wheelchair spaces in auditorium limited         https://www.alban-                                  transaction
[Blue badge holders
can park on yellow
                                                                              – please enquire when booking.                  arena.co.uk/events/peppa-pigs-                      fee for
lines adjacent to                                                                                                             adventure/                                          online)
theatre for up to 3hrs]

Salmon Swimming           Westminster Lodge        Saturdays                  Swimming session exclusively for disabled       http://www.salmon-club.org.uk/                      £5/yr per
Club                      Holywell Hill            4-5.50pm                   children and adults and their families. No                                                          person
                          St Albans                                           age restriction.                                Chris Bowles: 07956 340720
                          AL1 2DL                                                                                             chris.bowles@salmon-club.org.uk                     Drop-in
       in pool
                                                                                                                              For membership info contact Alan
             C                                                                                                                Redlich: 07775 710822
                                                                                                                              membership@salmon-club.org.uk

                   = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                     *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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DJ’s Jungle            DJ’s Jungle              Sunday 1st April           Adventure soft play session exclusively         01727 844 991                                       £3-£7 per
Adventure –            Adventure, Unit          4 to 6pm                   for children with additional needs and          enquiries@djsjungleadventure.co.uk                  child
special needs          2/7,                                                their families.
session                156 St Albans            (1st Sunday of the         Suitable for ages 12yrs and under.              http://www.djsjungleadventure.co.uk/                Adults free.
                       Road, Sandridge          month)
                       St Albans                                                                                                                                               Drop in.
                       AL4 9LP

DJ’s Jungle                                     30th March to 2nd          “Lots of fun to be had & eggs to be
Adventure Easter                                April                      found!” Normal play entry applies. Not
Egg Hunts                                       10.30am & 2.30pm           SEN specific sessions.
St Albans City         Nicholas                 9th to 13th April          Holiday course open to all abilities.           https://www.cityyouthfc.co.uk/book/in               Pre-booked:
Youth FC               Breakspear School,                                  Includes mini tournaments, skill                dex.php/easter-coaching-camp-2018                   £12 a day
Easter Holiday         Colney Heath Lane,       9.30am to 3pm              challenges and penalty shoot-out                                                                    £50 for the
Coaching Camp          St Albans                [Early drop off can        competitions.                                   To Pre-book you can make payment                    full week
for boys and girls     AL4 0TT                  be arranged if             The course will take place on 3G astro          online or by cheque; Please make
aged 5-13                                       needed]                    pitch. Football boots and shin pads             cheques payable to ‘SACYFC’ and send                Turn up on
                                                                           needed. Recommended to dress                    to 33 Claudian Place, St Albans, AL3 4JF            the day:
                                                Can attend for a day,      appropriately for the weather and have a        quoting players name, date of birth,                £15
                                                several days or the        change of clothing. Packed lunch                dates requested, emergency contact
                                                whole week.                required.                                       number and special needs (if any).
                                                                           For ages 5-13.

                = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                  *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
27

               Stevenage

Service                Venue                    Date/time                  Description                                      Contact                                             Cost
Easter Trail           Knebworth house,         Friday 30th and            Children can follow the Easter Trail             For more information visit the website:             £9.50 per
                       Old Knebworth            Saturday 31st April        Symbols hidden around the Garden                                                                     person entry
                       Lane, Knebworth,                                    Spring Flowers within the maze.                  http://www.knebworthhouse.com/even                  to the park.
                                                11am – 5pm                                                                  ts/easter-trail/
                       SG1 2AX
                                                                           (Last admission 4pm, last trail sheet sold                                                           £1 for trail
                                                                           3pm)                                                                                                 sheet

                                                                           Also enjoy a day at the fort, exciting
                                                                           adventure playground, new bouncy
                                                                           castle, and the trail of 72 life sized
                                                                           dinosaurs

Farm Trail             Church Farm,             Open everyday              A farm pass enables you to enjoy access          For more information:                               £3 per adult
                       Ardeley, Nr                                         to the farm trail, horticulture garden,          Phone: 01438 861447                                 or child for
                       Stevenage, SG2                                      woodland area, home field and vicarage                                                               the day
                                                                                                                            Visit the website:
                       7AH                                                 field animals and the use of the indoor
                                                                                                                            http://www.churchfarmardeley.co.uk/
                                                                           play room (subject to availability)

                                                                           You are also able to feed the animals

Breakfast or Tea       Wyevale Garden           Every day until the        Children can enjoy a delicious meal with         For more information:                               £10.95 per
with the Easter        Centre, North            15th April                 the Easter Bunny, take part in a Bunny           Phone: 0844 2885 182                                child
Bunny                  Road, Stevenage,                                    hunt, receive a cuddly toy and a fun
                       SG1 4AH                  9.30 am & 3pm              activity sheet and decorate their own
                                                                           Easter Cookie.

                = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site    = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Easter Egg Hunt         Westgate Shopping        30th March – 11th          Join in the free Easter Egg Hunt. Pick up       Tina/Frances 01438 740606                           Free
                        Centre, Stevenage,       April                      an entry form from one of the
                        SG1 1QR                                             participating stores or by the leaflet rack     http://www.westgateshopping.co.uk/ev
                                                                                                                            ents/
                                                                            by the scenic lifts to the center.

                                                                            Simply spot 6 Easter Pictures in the 6
                                                                            different stores and post your entry into
                                                                            one of the boxes.

Easter Cookie           Westgate Shopping        10th April                 Freshly baked delicious cookies shaped as       Tina/Frances 01438 740606                           Free
decorating              Centre, Stevenage,                                  Easter eggs and rabbits can be decorated
workshop                SG1 1QR                  10am – 4pm                 with a variety of toppings including icing,     http://www.westgateshopping.co.uk/ev
                                                                                                                            ents/
                                                                            chocolate drops, melted chocolate and
                                                                            sprinkles etc.

Face painting and       Westgate Shopping        6th April                  Face painting and festival glitter               Tina/Frances 01438 740606                          Free
Festival Glitter        Centre, Stevenage,
                        SG1 1QR                  10am – 4pm                                                                 http://www.westgateshopping.co.uk/ev
                                                                                                                            ents/
360 Play                Unit 6, Six Hills        Sunday 1st April           360 Play center along with messy play           01438 365744                                        Adult £3.50
Easter Fun              Way, Stevenage                                      and Easter themed crafts and games.             stevenage@360play.co.uk                             1-3yrs £7.75
                        Leisure Park,            9.30am to 5.30pm                                                                                                               4-12yrs £9.75
                                                                            There is a one off registration payment of                                                          Under 1’s
                        Stevenage, SG1
                                                                            £5 per family group.                                                                                Free
Parking nearby          2UA

                 = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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360 Play                360 Play,                6.30pm - 8.30pm,           Session for children with additional needs      For more information:                               £6.00 per
                        Stevenage Leisure        (1st Friday of the         and disabilities, family friends and carers.    Phone: 01438 365744                                 child
                        Park, Six Hills Way,     month)                     No age limit.                                   Email: stevenage@360play.co.uk                      Adults free
                        Stevenage SG1 2UA        Next date: 3rd April       Drop in.
Parking nearby                                                              There is a one off registration payment of      http://360play.co.uk/schools-and-
                                                                            £5 per family group.                            clubs/special-needs-children/

Sleeping Beauty         Gordon Craig             29th March – 2nd April Sleeping Beauty the Musical                         For more information:                               Check
Gordon Craig            Theatre, Stevenage                                                                                  Phone: 01438 363200                                 website for
Theatre                 Arts &Leisure            Check website for                                                          Website: https://www.gordon-                        prices
                                                 show time                                                                  craig.co.uk/sleeping-beauty-a-new-
                        Centre, Lytton
                                                 preference                                                                 musical-i1739
                        Way, Stevenage,
                        SG1 1LZ

Phoenix Early           Hydeout Centre,          Thursday 5th April         For children aged 0-7.                          For more information and to book:                   Free
Birds Easter Bunny      The Hyde,                                                                                           Phone: 01438 722142 or
Party                   Stevenage,               10.30am to 12.30pm                                                         07748 690989
                        SG2 9SE                                                                                             Email: info@phoenixgroup.org.uk
                                                                                                                            https://www.phoenixgroup.org.uk/phoe
                                                                                                                            nix-early-birds
Dolphins                Stevenage                Sundays                    Disability swimming club for all ages and       For more information please contact:                £5 per year
Swimming Club           Swimming Centre,         4pm- 5.30pm                abilities. All ages                             Phone: 01438 811631                                 per person
                                                                                                                            Email: stevenagedolphinsclub@gmail.com
                        St Georges Way,
                        Stevenage SG1 1XY        *No session Easter                                                         Website: www.stevenage-dolphins.org
                                                 Sunday

                 = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Sensory Friendly         Cineworld,               Monthly on Sundays         Mainstream films shown in a sensory                More info and other participating
Film Screening           Stevenage Leisure        11am                       friendly environment. Lights are on low,           cinemas:
                         Park,                                               sound is turned down, trailers are                 http://www.dimensions-
                         Six Hills Way            (see website for           omitted and people can bring their own             uk.org/support-services/autism-
                                                  dates)                     food, make noise and move around the               care/autism-friendly-screenings/autism-
                                                                             cinema as they feel comfortable.                   friendly-screenings-at-cineworld-/

     Three Rivers

Service                  Venue                    Date/time                  Description                                        Contact                                             Cost
Get Set Splash           Sir James Altham         Thursdays                  Swimming sessions for those with a                 Sir James Altham Pool                               £1 per person
disability swim          Swimming Pool            11am – 12pm                disability of all ages and their family,            Tel: 0208 421 0211                                 + carer free
sessions                 Little Oxhey Lane,                                  friends, parents or carers.                        sjareception@hertsmereleisure.co.uk
                         South Oxhey,
                         Watford                                             All ages welcome (children must not be             Or Lisa Cook
                         WD19 6FW                                            left unsupervised by parents/carers).              01923 776611
                                                                                                                                lisa.cook@threerivers.gov.uk

                                                                                                                                http://www.threerivers.gov.uk/page/ge
                                                                                                                                t-set-splash

William Penn             William Penn             Saturdays: 3-4pm           Swimming session for disabled children             Phone: 01923 771050 or email:                       £1 per person
disability swim          Leisure Centre                                      and adults and their families                      williampenn.comments@hertsmereleis                  + carer free
sessions                 Shepherds Lane           Wednesdays: 10:30-                                                            ure.co.uk
                         Mill End                 11:30am
                         Rickmansworth                                                                                          Or Lisa Cook
      in pool with       WD3 8JN                                                                                                01923 776611
under 8’s                                                                                                                       lisa.cook@threerivers.gov.uk

     C                                                                                                                          http://www.threerivers.gov.uk/page/ge
Parking across road                                                                                                             t-set-splash

                  = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own    = Disabled parking on site     = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                     *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Bird Boxes and          Leavesden Country        Wednesday 5th April        “Come along and learn how to make bird          To book: 01923 776611                               £2 per bird
Bug Hotels              Park                     10am-12pm                  and mini-beasts havens for your garden.                                                             box
                        WD5 0GN                                             We’ll show you how to make a bird nest          For more info:
                                                                            to take home for your garden that will          leisure@threerivers.gov.uk                          Booking
                                                                            encourage birds to nest.”                                                                           required.

                                                                            All ages welcome.
Photography                                                                 Please take your smartphone or camera           For more information or to book:                    £3 per person
Walks                                                                       to either session.                              01923 776611
                                                                                                                            www.threerivers.gov.uk
All ages and
abilities               Leavesden Country        Monday 9th April           “Capture scenery, nature, wildlife and
                        Park                     10.30am-1pm                more on a photography walk led by
                        WD5 0GU                                             knowledgeable guides.
                                                                            Learn techniques such as basic
                                                                            composition, resolution and how to use
                                                                            lighting. Have your work featured in an
                        Chorleywood                                         online gallery!”
                        House Grounds,
Family Session          Chorleywood              Friday 13th April          Sessions led by photographer Pete
                        WD3 5SL                  1pm - 4pm                  Stevens from Creative Empathy, who will
                                                                            guide you and help you get the most out
                                                                            of your equipment.
Welly Walk              Rickmansworth            Tuesday 11th April         “Explore Rickmansworth Aquadrome and            01923 776611                                        Free
                        Aquadrome,               10am – 12pm                see what birds, mini-beasts and early           leisure@threerivers.gov.uk
                        Frogmoor Lane,                                      flowering plants you can find. Walk                                                                 Booking
                        Rickmansworth,                                      around with the Park Ranger, who will           http://www.threerivers.gov.uk/notice/               required.
                        WD3 1NB                                             talk about the wildlife you see along the       welly-walk-at-rickmansworth-
                        (meet by the Café)                                  way.”                                           aquadrome
                                                                            All ages welcome.

                 = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                   *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Weekend Stories      Rickmansworth            Saturday 7th April,        Enjoy listening to old favourites and           0300 123 4049                                       Free
at the Library       Library                  11.00 - 11.30am            discovering new stories too. This is a
                     High Street                                         family event, and all ages are welcome          http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/lib             Drop in
                     Rickmansworth                                                                                       raries/childyng/weekendstories/
        (nearby)     Hertfordshire
                     WD3 1EH
Booster Cushion      Rickmansworth            Wednesday 4th              A fast and funny show with lots of              01707281533                                         £2/ person
Theatre              Library                  April,                     opportunities to help
Hansel and Gretal    High Street              10.30 - 11.30am                                                            http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/litfest             Booking
                     Rickmansworth                                                                                                                                           required
        (nearby)     Hertfordshire
                     WD3 1EH

            Watford

Service              Venue                    Date/time                  Description                                     Contact                                             Cost
Easter Free and      The Parade (by the       Easter Monday 2nd          Launch event for Watford Council’s              01923 226400                                        Free
Fun Family Day       pond),                   April                      activities programme for children/young
                     High Street,                                        people aged 5-15.                               https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/watf Drop in
                     Watford                  12pm to 5pm                Lots of activities including face painting,     ord/events/feature/free-and-fun-family-
                     WD17 1NA                                            an Easter egg hunt & quidditch! Meet &          day/
                                                                         have your photo taken with the Minions,
                                                                         Winnie the Pooh and more.

                                                                         [Children can be supervised but only
                                                                         whilst they are on site and participating
                                                                         in activities.]

              = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                  *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Cassiobury Park          Cassiobury Hub,          Easter Monday 2nd          Complete the Easter trail and win mini          Cassiobury@watford.gov.uk                           Free
Easter Egg Trail         Cassiobury Park,         April                      chocolate eggs!
                         Cassiobury Park                                                                                     01923 727072                                        Drop in
                         Avenue,                  1pm to 4pm                 Meet at Cassiobury Park Hub.
                         Watford
                         WD18 7LB

Easter Floating          Grand Union Canal        Friday 30th March to       Floating market in Cassiobury Park by the       01923 226400                                        Free
Market                   Towpath,                 Monday 2nd April           Roving Canal Traders.
                         Between Iron                                                                                        https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/watf              Drop in
                         Bridge Lock &            10am to 5pm                Diverse range of traders selling from their     ord/events/feature/cassiobury-park-
                         Cassiobury Park                                     canal boats. Short walk through the park        rcta-easter-floating-market/
                         Locks,                                              from the main car park and over the
                         WD17 3TX                                            bridge – look for lots of colourful bunting!

Big Word Fest –          Waterstones,             Saturday 31st March        Themed activities for children, based on        01923 634724                                        Free
Peter Rabbit and         122 High Street,                                    Peter Rabbit & friends.
Friends                  Watford                  10am to 5pm                                                                https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/watf              Drop in
                         WD17 2BJ                                                                                            ord/events/feature/big-wordfest---
                                                                                                                             peter-rabbit-and-friends/

Big Word Fest –          Watford Central          Tuesday 3rd April          Puppet workshop for children at the             0300 123 4049                                       £2 per child
Puppet Workshop          Library,                                            Watford Central Library.
                         Hempstead Road,          10.30am to 12pm                                                            https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/watf
                         Watford                                                                                             ord/events/feature/big-wordfest---
                         WD17 3EU                                                                                            puppet-workshop/

                  = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                    *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Big Word Fest –        Waterstones,             Sat 14th April             “We’re going on a bear hunt and we want         01923 634724                                        Free
We’re Going on a       122 High Street,                                    you to join us!”
Bear Hunt              Watford                  10am to 5pm                Lots of themed activities.                      https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/watf Drop in
                       WD17 2BJ                                                                                            ord/events/feature/big-wordfest---bear-
                                                                                                                           hunt/

Adventureland          Harebreaks               Tuesday 3rd April          Themed adventure play activities aimed          01923 226400                                        Free
                       Recreation Ground,                                  at ages 5 to 15, including:
                       1 Woodside,              9.45am to 12pm             Swashbuckling Adventure, Wild West              https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/watf
    [only whilst on    Watford                                             Fun, Superhero Adventures and Minion            ord/events/feature/adventureland/
site and               WD24 6QT                                            Mayhem.
participating in
activities]                                                                [Children can be supervised but only
                                                                           whilst they are on site and participating
                                                                           in activities.]

Random Café            Holywell                 Sat 31st March             Variety of skills including raffle, face        07961 534275                                        £2 per person
Spring Fair            Community Centre,                                   painting, books, super hero accessories,        randomcafeuk@gmail.com
                       Chaffinch Lane,          12pm to 3pm                games, live music, lots of prizes to be
                       Watford                                             won & more!                                     www.randomcafewatford.com
                       WD18 9QD                                            The Random Café is a pop up café & part
                                                                           of The Real Junk Food Project, diverting        https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/watf
                                                                           food destined to be thrown away.                ord/events/feature/random-cafes-
                                                                                                                           spring-fair/

                = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own   = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                  *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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Sea Lions            Watford Leisure          Sessions run weekly        Disability swim for all ages and abilities.      0845 6216600 (local call                            £50/yr for
Swimming Club        Centre (central),        on Saturdays:                                                               rate)                                               family
                     Hempstead Road,          5pm - 6pm                  No age restrictions.                             info@sealionswimmingclub.org.uk
    (for under 8s)   Watford                                                                                                                                                  £25/yr for
                     WD17 3HA                                                                                             http://www.sealionswimmingclub.org.u                individual
                                                                                                                          k

C (+hoist)
                                                                                                                                                                              Drop-in

Gambado Watford      Woodside Leisure         Friday 13th April          Exclusive use of Gambados for children           01923 892140                                        £5 per child,
                     Park,                    6:45- 8:15pm               with Autism and their friends and                                                                    adults free
                     North Orbital Road,                                 families. Parents/carers allowed to use          Watford@gambado.com
                     Watford                                             soft play to support young people.                                                                   £1 for
                     WD25 7JZ                                                                                             https://www.gambado.com/events/wat                  additional
                                                                         Age 0-19yrs                                      ford/autism-friendly-sessions/                      adult ticket
Watford Mencap       Watford Mencap           Every Wednesday            For under 5s with learning disabilities and      01923 220816                                        Free
Bumble Club          Centre                   10:30am-12:30pm            their families. The sessions offer: Parent                                                           (refreshment
                     LeMarie Centre for                                  Support, Crèche,                                 http://www.watfordmencap.org.uk/par                 contribution)
                     Charities                                           Specialist Advisor, Fully Trained Staff,         ents_and_carers/children/bumble_club
                     524 St Albans Rd                                    Parent Volunteers, a Stimulating                 _under_5s                                           Drop in
                     Watford                                             Environment and Building Support
                     WD24 7RX                                            Networks.
Weekend Stories      North Watford            Saturday 31st March        Enjoy listening to old favourites and            0300 123 4049                                       Free
at the Library       Library,                                            discovering new stories too. This is a                                                               (contribution
                     St Albans Road,          11.00-11.30am              family event, and all ages are welcome           http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/lib             of £1 per
                     Watford                                                                                              raries/childyng/weekendstories/                     family
                     WD17 3EU                                                                                                                                                 welcome)

              = Parent/carer stays   = Child/young person can attend on their own    = Disabled parking on site   = Venue is Wheelchair accessible   C = Changing bed available
                  *NB We are unable to recommend any of the services included, this newsletter is intended as an information source only
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