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Things to do with children in Hertfordshire during the Christmas holidays

The countdown to Christmas has begun, so we wanted to put together a list of Hertfordshire events and activities for children and families to do during the 2021 Christmas holidays. 

We have tried to keep the Christmas events local to our schools around Watford and Hemel Hempstead. 

Not all activities have been tried and tested by us, so please do read more detail about them on their own websites and keep an eye on any updates, as things could change due to COVID-19 restrictions.

 

> Sun 21st Nov - Sun 2nd Jan | The Nutcracker Christmas Trail | St Albans | Free
Follow the nutcracker trail map to find the names of the fifteen Nutcracker Soldiers located in and around St Albans. Once completed, you can enter the free draw to win a £250 gift card.

> Fri 26th Nov - Sun 9th Jan | Enchanted Woodland Walk at Ashridge House | Berkhamsted | Adult £16.50, Child £10.50
The Enchanted Woodland Walk is a spectacular light trail experience in the magnificent gardens at Ashridge House. As the light falls, see the magical light installations bring the sparkling grounds to life in their winter wonderland.

> Nov & Dec | Christmas Wonderland at Springtime Nurseries | Enfield | Children £12, Adults £4
No pre-booking required. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday,10am to 4pm. Their new train ride takes you to see Santa in his magical Ice Kingdom at the North Pole! All children also get to choose a Christmas gift from the Elves toy shop.

> Thu 2nd Dec - Fri 31st Dec | Christmas Roller Disco at atria | Watford | Free
The Roller Disco is open from 11am-6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sundays and can be found on the upper mall in the unit next to Tailor & Co/ WH Smiths. Sessions are free and skate hire is included, however they advise you to pre-book to avoid disappointment. 

> Fri 3rd Dec - Thu 23rd Dec | Light Trail at Stockwood Discovery Centre | Luton | Children £4, Adult £6
Weave your way on a self-guided trail through the illuminated pathways at Stockwood Discovery Centre, set against the backdrop of the lush greenery.

> Sat 4th Dec - Mon 3rd Jan | Winterfest at Aldenham Country Park | Elstree | From £6.50pp
Offering a variety of activities at different prices including a Festive Farm, 100 aker wood Winnie the Pooh walk through and drive through grotto.

> Sat 4 Dec - Mon 3 Jan | Winter Wander Trail at Ashridge Estate | Berkhamsted | £2
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Ashridge on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Step into Percy's wellies and help him complete his winter tasks as he is busy on site with activities, games and clues along the way.

> Sat 18th Dec - Fri 24th Dec | Santa's Post Office | St Albans | Free
Visit their wonderful Christmassy Post Office and meet their elves who will help you write and post your letter to Santa. Watch as it is magically transported all the way to Lapland.