Local restaurants where you can eat for half price

From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Read more about it…Continue readingLocal restaurants where you can eat for half price

Review: Splashlands At Stanborough Park

Hertfordshire’s newest splash park has opened at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City, in Hertfordshire. The pirate themed splash pad covers 600m2 and includes a large wooden pirate ship, swings…Continue readingReview: Splashlands At Stanborough Park

Farms and Zoos Around Hitchin

There are lots of farms and zoos around Hitchin – here are some of our favourites.Continue readingFarms and Zoos Around Hitchin

What’s On October Half Term 2019

October Half Term is here in Hertfordshire and so is my guide to what’s on this week. If there are no events that take your fancy, check out my Days…Continue readingWhat’s On October Half Term 2019

Review: Potato Shindig at Willows Activity Farm

Great day out with the kids this Autumn at Willows Activity Farm with a Potato Shindig until 29th September too! Willows Activity Farm is a jam-packed family attraction just down the…Continue readingReview: Potato Shindig at Willows Activity Farm

Review: Aldenham Country Park

Aldenham Country Park is just down the A1 from Hitchin and has lots to offer to entertain the whole family. We started our day at Aldenham Park Farm, a small…Continue readingReview: Aldenham Country Park

What’s On Summer Holidays 2019

The Summer Holidays can feel long – here’s my guide of what’s on to keep the whole family entertained! You might want to check out one of my Days Out…Continue readingWhat’s On Summer Holidays 2019

What’s On May Half Term 2019

May Bank Holiday Weekend and May Half Term are here and so is my guide to what’s on this week. Seeing as it looks sunny – for now at least…Continue readingWhat’s On May Half Term 2019

Review: The Beach at Bury Lane Fun Barn

Bury Lane Farm Shop and Fun Barn have long been favourite destinations of ours – soft play for the kids that is well maintained, spacious and super fun plus delicious…Continue readingReview: The Beach at Bury Lane Fun Barn

What’s On in Hitchin – Easter Holidays 2019

The Easter holidays have arrived so here’s my guide to what’s on up to the 22nd April 2019!  [events_list_grouped scope=“future” date_format=”l jS F” tag=“Easter” limit=”0″] #_EVENTLINK #_LOCATIONNAME, #_LOCATIONTOWN #_EVENTDATES @…Continue readingWhat’s On in Hitchin – Easter Holidays 2019

Review: Lee Valley Park Farms

Lee Valley Park Farms are situated just outside Waltham Abbey, around 45 minutes from Hitchin. Lee Valley Park Farms hosts all the usual family favourites – pigs, cows, sheep, goats…Continue readingReview: Lee Valley Park Farms

What’s On February Half Term 2019

The holidays have arrived once more so here’s your guide to where to take the kids and what’s on to entertain the whole family! [events_list_grouped scope=”2019-02-16,2019-02-24″ tag=“half-term” date_format=”l jS F”…Continue readingWhat’s On February Half Term 2019

Review: Enchanted Stockwood

A magical show of light has taken over Stockwood Discovery Centre this December! This magical installation from Ulf Pedersen transforms the beautiful gardens by night with an array of colour.…Continue readingReview: Enchanted Stockwood

Review: Santa’s Grotto at Wyevale Garden Centre, Hitchin

New for this year, Wyevale Garden Centres in Hitchin, Stevenage and Royston all have a Santa’s Grotto ready to bring a little bit of Christmas to your family this year!…Continue readingReview: Santa’s Grotto at Wyevale Garden Centre, Hitchin

Christmas Events around Hitchin – Winter 2018

With everything from Christmas Fairs, to Christmas Light Switch Ons and Christmas Markets and more, here’s my guide to the festive season around Hitchin, Hertfordshire With Santa’s Grottos running across…Continue readingChristmas Events around Hitchin – Winter 2018

Fireworks Displays and Bonfire Night around Hitchin 2018

Looking for Hertfordshire firework displays and bonfire nights near you in 2018? Check out our listings below and follow the links for more details. All information was correct at the…Continue readingFireworks Displays and Bonfire Night around Hitchin 2018

Where to see Father Christmas around Hitchin 2018

My guide to where to see Father Christmas in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire this Christmas.Continue readingWhere to see Father Christmas around Hitchin 2018

Review: Discover – Children’s Story Centre

Discover – Children’s Story Centre is the UK’s first Story Centre for children aged 0-11 and their families. I visited Discover with my children, aged 2 and 4, on one…Continue readingReview: Discover – Children’s Story Centre

Review: Hatfield Park Farm

Hatfield Park Farm Hatfield Park Farm is situated in the beautiful grounds of Hatfield House – a glimpse of which is visible when wandering around the farm itself. There are…Continue readingReview: Hatfield Park Farm

Free Summer Fun in and around Hitchin

The cost of entertaining the family during the Summer holidays can quickly add up – six weeks is a very long time to do nothing though! Here are This Hitchin…Continue readingFree Summer Fun in and around Hitchin

This Hitchin Mummy’s Guide to Summer 2018

Welcome to my BUMPER Summer Holiday Guide! This is a day-by-day guide to what’s on for families this SummerContinue readingThis Hitchin Mummy’s Guide to Summer 2018

Outdoor Cinema this Summer with Sundown Cinema

Summer’s here! The perfect time for getting the family together outdoors with a great family film at Hitchin Priory.

Tickets are now on sale for a special family friendly event – ideal for younger children. We’ll have wood-fired pizzas and a bar on site, plus free popcorn and plenty of space to picnic and run around in the fresh air!Continue readingOutdoor Cinema this Summer with Sundown Cinema

Great FREE playgrounds where you can get a coffee…

There are lots of great playgrounds in and around Hitchin – see my guide to find your local one, or try somewhere new.

Sometimes you want to make more of a day of it though, so I’ve written this guide to where the kids can play and, more importantly, you can get coffee or cake as well!Continue readingGreat FREE playgrounds where you can get a coffee…

Starlets – Performing Arts Club in Hitchin

Starlets offer Hitchin based performing arts classes for children aged between 4 and 9 years old. This after school club is designed to introduce young children to the world of…Continue readingStarlets – Performing Arts Club in Hitchin

Review: Easter Eggstravaganza at Willows Activity Farm

Perfect entertainment for the whole family this Easter at Willows Activity Farm with an Easter Egg Hunt PLUS two new attractions for 2018! Willows Activity Farm is already home to…Continue readingReview: Easter Eggstravaganza at Willows Activity Farm

Best Sledging Spots Around Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Whilst the snow is still white and crisp, dust off those sledges and hit the slopes of Hitchin and beyond! Here’s where you can go to sledge in and around Hitchin, Hertfordshire. If you’re favourite isn’t listed, let me know at hello@thishitchinmummy.co.ukContinue readingBest Sledging Spots Around Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Review: Bec Rural Retreat in Hertfordshire

Bethnal & Bec are set in the pretty village of Cottered, less than a 20 minute drive from Hitchin, but it could have been a world away… We started our…Continue readingReview: Bec Rural Retreat in Hertfordshire

Family Friendly Places To Eat Around Hitchin

We have lots of lovely places to eat in Hitchin and the surrounding area. Some of them I reserve for child free times. Some I will save for when the kids are older (or I’m braver). Here is my list of tried and tested places to take the kids for a meal out. Good luck!Continue readingFamily Friendly Places To Eat Around Hitchin

Review: Bootyfit – Female fitness in Hertfordshire

What is Bootyfit? Bootyfit offers outdoor exercise classes and a combined exercise and weight loss programme that you can do from home. It’s for women and although you can take your…Continue readingReview: Bootyfit – Female fitness in Hertfordshire

Review: Magic of Christmas @ Lee Valley White Water Centre

Until Sunday 24 December, Lee Valley White Water Centre has been transformed into a Bavarian themed winter destination complete with an ice rink, Santa’s grotto, festive food and drink, Christmas…Continue readingReview: Magic of Christmas @ Lee Valley White Water Centre

Review: The Owl and the Pussycat at Luton Library Theatre

Full House Theatre in partnership with Luton Culture present The Owl and The Pussycat The Owl and the Pussycat is a heart warming tale about a creature called Owly-cat who…Continue readingReview: The Owl and the Pussycat at Luton Library Theatre

Review: Better Extreme Trampoline Park – Welwyn Garden City

This week, This Hitchin Mummy was lucky enough to check out the brand new trampoline park in Welwyn Garden City! Address: Gosling Sports Park, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8…Continue readingReview: Better Extreme Trampoline Park – Welwyn Garden City

Review: The Ugly Duckling at Broadway Theatre

Hans Christian Andersen’s well known tale, The Ugly Duckling was brought to life by tutti frutti this November in the wonderful Broadway Theatre in Letchworth Garden City. The last time I…Continue readingReview: The Ugly Duckling at Broadway Theatre

Review: Shopping & Play at The Galleria, Hatfield

My little family and I were invited along to spend the day at The Galleria in Hatfield. We shopped, we ate and we played. Here’s my review… About The Galleria…Continue readingReview: Shopping & Play at The Galleria, Hatfield

Review: Standalone Farm, Letchworth

It is my go to place on a sunny Summer’s day, the perfect end-of-the-day sanity preserver and meeting place for play dates galore. For those of you who’ve not been before…Continue readingReview: Standalone Farm, Letchworth

Review: Eve Daniels Photography

Eve invited my daughter and I to her mini studio in Stevenage for a Princess and Superhero photo shoot. Here’s how we got on… Armed with a stash of fancy…Continue readingReview: Eve Daniels Photography

Review: Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne

I have fond memories of Paradise Wildlife Park as it is somewhere I visited with my family when I was little. Over the years, however, lots of new attractions have…Continue readingReview: Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne

Review: Natural History Museum, Tring

The Natural History Museum in Tring has been on my to do list for a while. Here’s what we thought when we finally got there! Throughout the Summer holidays NHM…Continue readingReview: Natural History Museum, Tring

Review: Toddler Tales & Move

Toddler Tales & Move is one of the newest preschool classes on offer in Hitchin. Run by Lucy Harrigan, it’s summer residence has been at the stunning Hitchin Lavender which…Continue readingReview: Toddler Tales & Move

Review: LEGO Brick Wonders at Stockwood Discovery Centre

Stockwood Discovery Centre is already a firm favourite in my family – whether rain or shine. On the day of our visit to the Lego Brick Wonders exhibition we got…Continue readingReview: LEGO Brick Wonders at Stockwood Discovery Centre

8 Great Walks With Kids Around Hitchin

Here are lots of lovely local walks in Hitchin and beyond. From Oughtonhead to Sharpenhoe and Danish Camp, here are some of our favourites!Continue reading8 Great Walks With Kids Around Hitchin

Beach Day Trips from Hitchin

Whilst Hitchin is a wonderful place the one thing we don’t have is a coastline nearby! I love going to the beach and if you’re prepared to drive for a couple of hours there are lots of beaches available to you.Continue readingBeach Day Trips from Hitchin

Family Friendly Pubs with Play Areas

Just because we started a family doesn’t mean we don’t still enjoy eating out! When the sun is out, there’s nothing we love more than heading to a pub with a nice outside space and play area too. Here are some local ones I’ve uncovered…Continue readingFamily Friendly Pubs with Play Areas

Review: Cassiobury Park Paddling Pool, Watford

Cassiobury Park Paddling Pools and Hub opened on 1st July 2017 after extensive redevelopment work at a cost of £2.8m.  This Hitchin Mummy went along to check it out! Paddling…Continue readingReview: Cassiobury Park Paddling Pool, Watford

Toddler Tales & Move at Hitchin Lavender

New to the awesome offering of preschool classes in Hitchin is Toddler Tales and Move, starting on the 22nd June. Lively stories, music and dancing for toddlers and parents /…Continue readingToddler Tales & Move at Hitchin Lavender

Review: Red Velvet Clothing, St Albans

Red Velvet Clothing is a clothing brand based in St Albans.  Their aim is to offer unique knitwear with eye-catching hand embellishment, within an affordable price range. They got in…Continue readingReview: Red Velvet Clothing, St Albans

Rainy Day Ideas Around Hitchin

Rainy today? Don’t panic! Obviously you can always don your wellies and head out for a splash, but if you want to try and stay out of the rain, here are some ideas for you! From soft play to museums and even pet shops, This Hitchin Mummy has you covered!Continue readingRainy Day Ideas Around Hitchin

Review: Y Spa at Wyboston Lakes

Y Spa and me Y Spa and I have become very good friends in recent years. Since becoming pregnant with my first child, it has been my little bit of sanctuary…Continue readingReview: Y Spa at Wyboston Lakes

Review: Squashbox Theatre at Stockwood Discovery Centre

After a week of glorious sunshine I was really looking forward to an outdoor theatre performance in the beautiful grounds at Stockwood Discovery Centre. However, this was half term, so…Continue readingReview: Squashbox Theatre at Stockwood Discovery Centre

Where to Pick Your Own this Summer

The strawberries in my garden are making great progress (if I can keep the slugs away, that is…!)

If you want someone else to do the dirty work though, why not just pick them? The fruit picking season starts in June (weather depending) and here’s where to go in our local area…Continue readingWhere to Pick Your Own this Summer

Where to see the Bluebells near Hitchin

The are many places around Hitchin to see Bluebells in bloom from mid April to May. Here are some of my favourite places in Hitchin and across the rest of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire too.Continue readingWhere to see the Bluebells near Hitchin

Review: Belton House, Grantham

About Belton House Belton House is a National Trust property just outside Grantham featuring an English country home, formal Italian and Dutch gardens and an historic 1300 acre deer park.…Continue readingReview: Belton House, Grantham

Your local Play Areas in Hitchin

We have lots of fantastic play areas in Hitchin with a range of play surfaces and equipment meaning there is somewhere for all ages and all weathers!

This guide includes a handy Google Map of our local parks – a perfect free day out with the kids. A brief description and images of the parks are below too – where will you visit first?Continue readingYour local Play Areas in Hitchin

Days out ideas this Spring around Hitchin

Spring is coming! Honest… The days are getting longer and (slighter) warmer so here are some ideas for where to go in these early Spring days.Continue readingDays out ideas this Spring around Hitchin

Review: Personal Shopping and Styling Day with Marika

For my husband’s birthday this year, I paid for him to spend a day with another woman. They even had lunch together. All whilst I looked after the children at…Continue readingReview: Personal Shopping and Styling Day with Marika

Hitchin’s hidden play areas

You may be aware that there are currently proposals to remove or provide limited funds for some of the play areas in Hitchin. Sadly this is also reflected across North Herts……Continue readingHitchin’s hidden play areas

Days out ideas this winter around Hitchin

It’s winter and most of the places you usually go to are shut. Or it’s too cold/wet/windy/snowy to go there… Here’s my list of places I like to visit in the wintry months.Continue readingDays out ideas this winter around Hitchin

Review: The Pilates Pod

When Michelle asked if I wanted to come along and try out what The Pilates Pod had to offer – by taking part in a 1:1 and a group session…Continue readingReview: The Pilates Pod

Nick Sharratt at Hitchin Town Hall

Last Saturday (3 December), over 200 families flocked to Hitchin Town Hall to meet Nick Sharratt and have their favourite books signed by the award winning children’s book writer and…Continue readingNick Sharratt at Hitchin Town Hall

Is your local Hitchin play area going?

This is Brook View. Under current plans it will be closing in 2018/19 – all equipment will be removed and it will be returned to grass. I read earlier this…Continue readingIs your local Hitchin play area going?

Review: Wimpole Hall and Home Farm

Wimpole Hall and Home Farm are a firm favourite in my family. We’ve been visiting for a couple of years now and used to go so often that we invested…Continue readingReview: Wimpole Hall and Home Farm

Review: Emma Fletcher Photography

This Hitchin Mummy and family had a photoshoot with Emma Fletcher Photography in the gorgeous bluebells of Hitch Wood. Here’s how it went… How many REALLY nice photos do you have…Continue readingReview: Emma Fletcher Photography

Review: Hartbeeps Baby Beeps in Baldock

I’ve been to one Hartbeeps class before with my (now) toddler a couple of years ago. In hindsight I think I was a bit miserable at the time and being faced…Continue readingReview: Hartbeeps Baby Beeps in Baldock

Splash Parks and Outdoor Pools around Hitchin

Your definitive guide to the outdoor swimming pools and splash parks of Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth and beyond. Happy splashing!Continue readingSplash Parks and Outdoor Pools around Hitchin

Where to feed the ducks around Hitchin

Did you know that bread can be harmful to our feathered friends? Here’s a guide to where and what to feed them…Continue readingWhere to feed the ducks around Hitchin