Half-term with the kids
27th May 2016
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If you're looking for things to do with the kids over half-term, there's plenty going on in Hertford and Ware that'll keep them happily occupied.

Drop in to Hertford Museum on Saturday the 28th to help celebrate Oak Apple Day, the day King Charles II escaped from the Roundheads by hiding in an oak tree. Drop in any time between 10:30 and 3:30pm. It's free and there'll also be a craft activity lead by Mr & Mrs History. 

Who doesn't love an otter? In fact, they're so popular, they've got their own Otter Weekend at Paradise Wildlife Park on the 28th and 29th of May. There'll be events outside the otter enclosure, extra talks and feeds as well as competitions and fundraising for the International Otter Survival Fund. Learn everything there is to know about these very cute creatures.

If the kids are Nuts about Nature!, take them back to Hertford Museum on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for nature-inspired crafts. Drop in any time between 10.30 and 3, and it's only £1.50. 

What's a bank holiday without a ride on a steam train. Get yourself over to Van Hage's Garden Centre in Ware for a trip on the East Herts Minature Railway which is open every weekend, but in half term week will also be running on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 

One of the most traditional activities in a school holiday is swimming, and Hertford and Ware have three pools between them. If you want to make swimming more interesting, check the timetable for Hartham Swimming Pool's Wet & Wild sessions with huge, fun inflatables to play on...and slide off. General swimming sessions at Hartham or Fanshaw Swimming Pool will help keep the whole family fit and happy. And if the weather's hot, or you're feeling brave if it's not, the Priory Lido heated open air swimming pool's open for the summer. In the grounds of Ware Priory, it has a 30m main pool as well as a teaching pool. Open sessions are between 2 and 5.45. 

Check out our Events section for even more things to do in The Best of Hertford & Ware area. And keep an eye on the weather forecast so you know whether be indoors or out. 

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