At The Harpenden Collective, we have lots of working parents who take advantage of our workspace between school runs.
This half-term gives you a great opportunity to beat winter blues and have fun with your family. There’s a plethora of fantastic things to do, performances to see and free events happening around Hertfordshire to suit all ages. Read on for the Harpenden Collective top pick of family-friendly half-term activities, round up the kids and go!
Harpenden Mayor’s Film Matinee: Despicable Me 3
Enjoy the adventures of mischievous Minions and their villainous good guy Gru in this third installment of popular movie series. Harpenden Town Mayor Cllr Rosemary Farmer is putting on a matinee showing of Despicable Me 3 at the Harpenden Public Halls on 10 February at 15.00 in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care and the Harpenden Hopper with thanks to the support of the Public Halls.
If you have a little big Harry Potter fan running around the house they will absolutely love this day out! With breathtaking sets you can walk through, authentic props and costumes on display you are invited to discover the magic of film and stories bound together. This half term, the Studio Tour will be home to some of the original members of the Art Department who will be on hand to demonstrate some of the wide range of film-making techniques that went into bringing your favourite scenes to life, including live wand-making demonstrations!
Whether you’re into cycling, ice-skating, canoeing or simply like walks in beautiful gardens and grounds of Lee Valley Park, there’s plenty going on for all to enjoy.This half-term marks the opening of a special Conservation Week (10th-18th February) with birds of prey exhibitions, meeting the meerkat family, nature crafts and even whizzing down the Alpine Adventure toboggan slope! Wrap up warm, embrace the great outdoors and head to Lee Valley.
Mayhem in the Mad Lab - Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Ever wondered how the waterproof sand is made? Or maybe what makes bicarb bombs fizz? How exactly does the ferrofluid change shape so quickly? For a dose of explosive fun and super cool science, head down to Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey. Professor Nitrate has plenty of experiments and demonstrations on hand to ensure hours of entertainment for the young scientists and enthusiasts, like the air powered rocket you can take home with you!
Alice in Wonderland presented by Rickmansworth Youth Theatre, Pump House Theatre, Watford
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”The award winning Rickmansworth Youth Theatre presents a theatrical treat for all family with their performance of Alice in Wonderland. Join them for a magical journey down the rabbit hole and follow Alice’s adventures in weird and enchanting Wonderland, making new friends and fighting enemies along the way. This innovative and creative production stays true to the favourite tale and characters.
Once half-term is over and kids are back to school why not give The Harpenden Collective workspace a try? Standard membership is from £25 a month you’ll get a creative coworking space, inspirational company, and a host of other benefits including: