Activities the whole family will love this Easter!

Bluebells. Picture: Tom Marshall.

The Easter holidays officially began this week and trying to keep everyone entertained is not always the easiest of tasks.

Vibe 107.6 FM has put together a list of fun activities happening in South West Hertfordshire, which families can enjoy over the next fortnight!

1. Wild Child

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust have launched an online resource in partnership with Herts County Council, enabling children to uncover wildlife living on their doorstep this Easter.

Aimed at 5-10 year olds, the Wild Child project encourages families to explore local wild spaces, and learn how to care for nature. 

Activity packs can be downloaded for nature reserves across Hertfordshire, including Stocker’s Lake in Rickmansworth and Tring Reservoirs.

The packs feature a map of your chosen nature reserve, alongside a wildlife spotter sheet of things to look out for on your walk.

Visit the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust website for further details.

2. Three Rivers Egg Decorating Competition

Picture: Three Rivers District Council. 

Three Rivers District Council are inviting children aged 10 and under, to take part in an egg decorating competition.

All you need to do is decorate a hard-boiled egg or egg shaped object. Entrants will then have the chance to win egg-citing prizes.

The competition is open to children who either attend school in Three Rivers or live within the district.

To enter email a photo of your child’s decorated egg/egg shaped object to along with the following information:

* Full name

* Age

* Parent/carers name

* Contact number

The competition closes on Tuesday 6th April. Full entry terms are available on the Three Rivers District Council website.

3. Park Event Herts Easter Trail (31st March - 4th April)

Picture: Hertsmere Borough Council. 

Celebrate the holidays by getting involved with Park Event Herts Easter trail. 

Letters and pictures will be hidden around three Hertsmere parks, which you must find to crack the secret code.

The locations are:

Bushey Rose Garden

Aberford Park - Borehamwood

Parkfield Park- Potters Bar

A clue sheet and map can be downloaded from here

The website also provides Easter themed activity sheets that children can complete at home.  

4. Eco Easter

Picture: Marlowes Shopping Centre. 

Marlowes Shopping Centre in Hemel Hempstead is offering free live eco-themed sessions on its Facebook page at 10.00am, this fortnight. 

The 30 minute online workshops involve a mixture of educational and light-hearted content, designed for every age.

Families will also be given the opportunity to get hands on by making arts and crafts, as well as participating in exciting experiments.

Sessions for next week include:

Tuesday 6th April – In The Jungle 

Wednesday 7th April - Earth Party

Thursday 8th April – Happy Earth VS Sad Earth  

Friday 9th April - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 

To learn more head over to the Marlowes Shopping Centre Facebook page.

5. The Strange Case of Harry Holywell

Picture: The Abbey Theatre St Albans. 

For those wishing to spend an entertaining few hours outdoors the Abbey Theatre in St Albans has created a murder mystery trail, called The Strange Case of Harry Holywell.

Suitable for the entire family, the whodunnit plot centres on the fictitious death of Director, Harry Holywell, after the company finishes rehearsing its latest production.

Children can play detective and work out who is guilty from a list of possible suspects, by following the 90 minute trail around central St Albans.

Your search will lead you to locations such as the Cathedral grounds, Romeland in addition to the city’s delightful backstreets.

The trail begins at the front of the Abbey Theatre with parking available at Westminster Lodge.

To download a trail booklet and for more information see the Abbey Theatre St Albans website.

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