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7 Fun Things To Do In Hertfordshire This February Half Term

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.

More info here.

Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios Tour

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!

More info here.

Half Term Fun at Lee Valley

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.

More info here.

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!

More info here.

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.

More info here.

February Frolics at the Willows Farm


Visit Willows Farm for the “Cutest Event of the Year” - start of the lambing season! Plenty of fleecy fun to be had, including live lambing session making for an exciting day out for whole family.

More info here.

Mummification Madness at Hertford Museum

Hertford Museum is hosting a half term crafts and learning activities inspired by the Ancient Egypt exhibition. Design a sarcophagus, make a stylish necklace and many more!

More info here.

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:

  • Members directory of over 70 local businesses

  • Prestigious Harpenden business address

  • Free business events

  • Vibrant work social scene

  • Collaboration opportunities

  • Complimentary use of meeting room

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