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Welcome to the go-to guide for you and your child in St Albans and Harpenden!!

St Albans, Harpenden and the surrounding villages are some of the most amazing places to live for families, with loads going on for mums, dads, grandparents, nannies and carers to take children to!  

For the last ten years Raring2go! has shared them all with you, from day trips to rainy morning suggestions, in and around St Albans and Harpenden!  This season we have some great local family events, children's activities and parenting features as well as brilliant new craft activities, recipe ideas and games on this site.  You can also have a flick through the online issue or check out other areas if you are travelling elsewhere this holiday!

Please let us know if there is something you are organising that needs local publicity - a school event, some interesting news, community days, family fun days, educational courses - we love to hear from you!  You can also send in your own stories and you never know, they may be published!  To keep updated, please follow us on facebook and twitter or sign up for our monthly newsletter so we'll send you all the details!

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Upcoming Event

Barracudas Summer Holiday Club

High quality Ofsted inspected activity camps for children and young people aged 4 ½ - 14 years

Latest Feature

Nit Not

Did you know a third of all UK school children under 16 were treated for head lice last year? 

Visit our KidsZone

Our KidsZone is packed full of activities for indoors and out, plus loads of colouring in and activity sheets to download and print off.
Pets at Home

Pets at Home

Head down to your local Pets at Home store during the summer holidays for a fantastic My Pet Pals activity workshop! Our My Pet Pals workshops help to teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them responsibly. There's a truly hands-on approach to pet care, as well as loads of goodies..and the best bit is, it's all FREE! Book now

Back to School Must Haves

Back to School Must Haves

The end of one school year means preparing for the next! New uniform, new shoes, new water bottle...the list can feel endless! Our Back to School Must Have List will help you get organised. Every school is different in their requirements but hopefully this will go some way to ensuring that the summer holidays are not all about shopping & labelling!


De Havilland


Lots to do for all the family at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at Salisbury Hall, London Colney.


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Great Days out for free this summer


Back due to popular demand!  Check out loads of fab stuff that won't cost the earth this summer


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Review of Book Monster


Find out what 1 mum and her daughter thought of the Book Monster book holder by Thinking Gifts.


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Instant Ice Cream


This delicious science recipe will give you ice cream in under 10 minutes!      


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