Check out activities for children in Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 11:00 25 October 2018

Melissa and Kate run Monkey Music. Picture: Monkey Music

Melissa and Kate run Monkey Music. Picture: Monkey Music


At The Harpenden Collective, our core ethos is to embrace business diversity.

We are not just an 80 plus strong membership community of designers, consultants, creatives, professional services (and the list goes on), we also have some amazing businesses whose passion is to keep your children educated and entertained.

Whether your kids enjoying hanging upside down, cooking, music or taking photos, these businesses have got it covered – and they are all local.

Check out below Showkids Circus, Jeanette Lendon Smartphone Safaris, Monkey Music, FizzBug, EMGZ Photography Club and Wildchild Adventure.



Age range: Three years to teens (adult classes coming soon)

What’s it all about: Showkids Circus is unique to Harpenden and provides a safe and controlled environment for kids to learn all the tricks of the circus, including aerial hoop and silks, acrobatics, juggling, stilt walking and so much more. All of our teachers are current professional performers and know exactly how to inspire the children with their expertise and help them to learn whilst having amazing fun!

Location: Harpenden

Term time/holidays: Yes both (check out website for dates)

More info:

Instagram: @showkidscircus


+44 795 6050 925



Age range: Teens and families

What’s it all about:

Do you have a smartphone and thirst for taking good photos? Want to learn how to make the most out of your smartphone camera? Smartphone Safaris is a great way to spend a few hours as a family activity, or for a group of teens. These are run locally, Harpenden and St Albans and further afield in London.

Location: Local Herts/London

Term time/holidays: Yes both (check out website for dates)

More info:

Instagram: @jeanettelphoto


+ 079000 84147



Age range: Three months to four years

What’s it all about:

Award winning music classes for babies and young children, combining education value in a magical class format. We understand how music is fundamental to early development. Our weekly music classes are hosted by specially trained teachers who love music because of the joy it brings to the children that they teach.

Location: Harpenden and St Albans/UK

Term time/holidays: Yes both (check out website for dates)

More info:

Instagram: @monkeymusicuk


01582 767146



Age range: Four years plus

What’s it all about:

From Cookery Schools to Sing Camp, Holiday Club to Yoga, Dance to Trapeze Circus!! Fizzbug have a host of activities for children during term time and holidays. Our mission is to enthuse, encourage and educate, using simple and enjoyable programmes. In a fun and nurturing environment, we naturally use and encourage the positive benefits of physical activity and good nutrition – enabling better achievement and a healthier life.

Location: Harpenden

Term time/holidays: Yes both (check out website for dates)

More info:

Instagram: @fizzbug


+44 (0)7973 358703



Age range: Eight to 15 years

What’s it all about:

Through photography we aim to enhance skills like confidence, public speaking and creativity. In classes we create photo journals, enter competitions and explore our community.

Location: Harpenden

Term time/holidays: Yes both (check out website for dates)

More info:

Instagram: @emgzphotography


+44 (0)7850 048068



Age range: Four to 14 years

What’s it all about:

A Wildchild Adventure gives school pupils from KS1 upwards the opportunity to engage in immersive outdoor activities that really connect young people with the great outdoors. We work with teachers and support pupils to build confidence, develop independence and learn resilience, through fun, active and teambuilding activities. Situated just outside St Albans in an outdoor centre offering acres of natural woodland, children sleep under canvas in the summer in our camping village, or in cosy woodland lodges in the autumn/winter. Through a combination of outdoor adventure activities like zipwire, kayaking and abseiling, and bushcraft survival activities like campfire building, water filtration and den building, our focus is on providing children with an outdoor experience that will inspire a lifetime of adventure.

Location: Outside St Albans

Term time/holidays: Term time - school residential trips

More info:


0845 371 7099

Once half-term is over and kids are back to school why not give The Harpenden Collective workspace a try? Standard membership is from £25 a month, and you’ll get a creative coworking space, inspirational company, and a host of other benefits including:

Members directory of over 80 local businesses

Prestigious Harpenden business address

Free business events

Vibrant work social scene

Collaboration opportunities

Complimentary use of meeting room

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