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Easter Holiday in St Albans - April 2013

What's on, days out, events and activities for all ages

There's lots to do in and around St Albans this Easter for families with children of all ages. Please check details, availability and prices with the venue before you go and remember that pre-booking is often required. For more ideas, visit our children's, days out, museums and attractions and sport and fitness sections. Have fun!

When

Where

What

Daily

Butterfly World Project

Easter Activities: Choose from face painting, felt making, junior photography, interactive storytelling, making bird feeders and bug hotels, creepy crawly crafts, insect handlinh, Easter arts and crafts and more. See the full list of events.

Daily

Willows Farm Village

Easter Eggstravaganza: Enjoy a choc-o-bloc programme of indoor and outdoor activities including Easter Egg Hunt, Bunny Hunt, Pony Grooming, Rabbit Racers, the Farmyard Favourites area, Adventure Play, Woolly Jumpers indoor play barn, Puppet Show, Storytime and free chocolate treats for the kids.

Various

St Albans Cathedral

Easter Services: Visit the Cathedral's website for details of music and services during April, including the Easter Monday pilgrimage.

Various

Local parks

Play in the Parks: A free open access play and physical activity scheme organised by Active St Albans for children aged 5 to 12 including drama games, arts and crafts as well as a variety of physical activity and sport workshops. Find out more.

Daily

Bekonscot Model Village

The fabulous 80-year-old model village and railway is a great place to visit for all ages and the annual pass is excellent value. Open 10am-5pm. More.

29 Mar to 1 Apr

Harpenden Common

Easter Funfair

29 Mar to 1 Apr

Dunstable Downs

Easter Egghead Hunt: Complete a trail exploring the Downs and win a yummy Cadburys chocolate egg. Tickets £2. Egg and Spoon Race (1 April): races every half hour from 11am until 3pm, family obstacle race at 1pm.

29 Mar to 14 Apr

Knebworth House

Easter events: Enjoy an Easter Trail, Easter Jousting and the East of England Food Festival. See their website for details.

Sat 30 Mar

Wick Wood, AL1 4RQ

Easter Egg Hunt: Meet at the welcome table at the Marshal's Drive entrance. From 10am to 12noon. Admission 50p. Details

31 Mar to 1 Apr

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Country Fair: Enjoy rural life demonstrations, craft and gift stalls, farmers’ market stalls, animal petting farm, bouncy castle, charity stalls and children’s activities. Admission £3.50 per adult, £3 concessions. £2.50 per child, under 5s go free. Some activities within the site will incur an extra charge. 11am-4.30pm

2 to 12 April

Roller City, Welwyn

Easter Skates: Various sessions from 10.30 daily. See their special Easter Holiday timetable for details.

2 to 12 Apr

St Albans Museums

Children's Events: Enjoy a range of varied and creative Easter Holiday activities daily including Magical Mayhem (2-5 Apr) and Fabulous Pharaohs (8-12 Apr). Some sessions are drop-in, others must be booked and paid for in advance. See their website for details.

2 to 14 Apr

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Easter Fun: enjoy facepainting, trail packs, bouncy castle, rides and children's craft activities. Various times, prices vary according to the activity. Drop in.

4 to 6 Apr

Abbey Theatre

The Wiz: St Albans Youth Music Theatre present a fun andn funky retelling of The Wizard of Oz, guaranteed to get all the family dancing down the Yellow Brick Road. At 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee on 6 Apr. Info and tickets.

Sun 7 Apr

Trestle Arts Base

Blown Away: What if, one windy night a little girl arrives in your bedroom and tells you she is the wind? Join us as a small boy finds himself swept up and whisked away on an unforgettable journey. Flying through the air with the world so small below them, they feel big, and when you’re big you can do anything at all! We invite the audience to feel the wind as it blows them up to the top of the world. A beautiful and engaging show containing live music, shadow puppetry and movement. Suitable for age 3 – 6 years. At 11.30am and 2.30pm. Buy tickets.

Sun 7 Apr

Watford Palace Theatre

 

Monsters, Inc 3D: When a child mistakenly enters the monsters-only town where screams are processed to provide power, the secret world of ‘Monsters, Inc.’ is threatened. But when top scarers Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sully (voiced by John Goodman) hatch a plan to return the human back to her rightful place, they find their troubles have only just begun. Info & tickets

Wed 10 Apr

Radlett Centre

The Wind in the Willows: Beautifully written, played and produced this show in Image Musical Theatre’s immensely popular format gives the opportunity for everyone to take part. During the light hearted half hour rehearsal, some children are chosen and rehearsed into their parts as the rabbits, the ducks and the thieving weasels while the rest of the audience is taught the choruses of four songs. During the interval the actors and children are costumed and the show, lasting 1 hour, runs seamlessly with everyone taking part as rehearsed. Suitable for ages 5+, show runs 1 hour 50 mins inc interval. At 11am and 2pm. Buy tickets.

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