Easter Holiday Activities in St Albans

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By debbigg | Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 17:13

If you’re still looking for ideas to entertain the kids and fill the time during the Easter Holidays, then take some inspiration from this round-up guide to what's on offer in St Albans below:

Willows Farm Village

is offering it’s usual wide range of farm-based fun and activities.

Plus, over the holidays children can join in an Easter Egg Hunt and

Bunny Hunt for a free chocolate reward! The visitor attraction also has a

new JCB Young Drivers Zone, which opened for the holidays.

The Inn on the Park

are organising an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday 24th April. The Easter

bunny will be in residence and there is also arts and crafts and face

painting fun to be had. Tickets can be bought in advance.

Pots of Art

on Hollywell Hill give children and adults the chance to paint their

own pottery. Their unique designs are then glazed and fired ready for

collection a week later. If the weather forecast doesn’t look too

clever, you’re advised to book a table in advance!

The Maltings Arts Theatre

is showing Robin Hood (12A) on Thursday 14th April at 2pm and How To

Train Your Dragon (U) is being screened on Saturday 16th April at 2pm.

Tickets are available to book in advance .

Verulamium Museum is offering 2-hour Easter Holiday Activities sessions

until 14th April with the theme of ‘Ancient Worlds’. The sessions for

8-13 year olds cost £5 and are bookable and payable in advance. Plus,

there is a story time and Easter egg Hunt on Saturday 23rd April, from

3pm – 4pm, for those under 7. It costs £1and children must be

accompanied by an adult.

DJ’s Jungle,

the indoor adventure playground off St Albans Road, on the outskirts of

Sandridge is an option for rainy days. The soft-play facility has

recently been taken over and has already undergone some improvements to

the seating area. Plus they are now offering a healthy lunch box food


Butterfly World reopened its doors for the 2011 season last Friday, 8th April. There are a number of special events on for children throughout the Easter Holidays, and throughout April all admissions are reduced to £5, with under 3’s going in for free.

Head for Verulamium Park and check out the new adizone outdoor gym with your kids. It's opposite the swings and although it opened in December, the fair-weather crowd are only just discovering it. Have fun, keep fit and all for free!

Salisbury Tennis Club in the Fleetville area has Junior Easter Camps for 4-12 year olds on 14th, 19th and 20th April. See website for more details.

Lottery funding means that the Council-run ‘Play in the Parks’ events are once again at large across parks in St Albans, providing sports, drama, arts, crafts and games for 5-12 year olds. All the events are free, but under 8’s need to be accompanied by an adult. See the schedule at http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/playintheparks

Top Hat Stage School is giving 4-17 year olds the chance to put on a performance of Footloose, next week, Monday 18th – Thursday 21st April at St Albans Girls School. Click link for details.

If you’re running an Easter Holiday activity or camp, please add to the list below:

Or, tell us what activities your children are up to over the Easter Holidays? What local clubs or facilities do you use to make sure that there’s never a dull moment?





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    Opening of "Godspell" was a great success last night with lots of positive comments from the audience: "fantastic", "brilliant", "very well presented", "hugely entertaining".
    So forget the X-factor this show seems to have the WOW factor!
    St Albans youth at their best! Don't miss it! Three more chances to see it.
    Shows tonight, Friday 15th, at 8pm and, tomorrow,Saturday 16th at 3pm and 8pm.

    By jonstap at 14:08 on 15/04/11

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    St Albans Youth Music Theatre are performing Godspell, the amazing rock musical.
    Set in a school, watch as four very different groups are brought together by the new kid at school, Jesus, through the re-telling of some of the parables. Lots of singing and dancing with many great songs such as "Day by Day".
    Ideal for all the family, "Godspell" is at the Abbey Theatre, St Albans, on Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April at 8 pm with a Saturday matinee at 3pm. Tickets are from £7 and are available from the box office on 01727 857861 or

    By jonstap at 14:54 on 13/04/11

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