My Faves

Click the bookmark icon to save all the stuff you love.

Be the first to know

Your inside line on the new, unique and unmissable across Herts & Beds

Sign up to our newsletter

Days out

  • 10 Spring Walks in Herts & Beds

    Hertfordshire Northaw Great Wood, Cuffley Tree hugging’s still allowed, right? LOL. Fine we’re getting desperate. But, if you do fancy a bit of forest, why not head over to Northaw Great Wood, Nr Cuffley. This massive woodland (224 hectares) is an area of special interest thanks to its proliferation of snaggly split trunked hornbeam trees, […]

  • Fun on the Farm

    School's out and down on the farm there's a full programme of summer holiday fun.

  • Geronimo family ticket giveaway

    Is Knebworth House ready for the 'Glastonbury for Kids'? Are you?

  • The Berko Loop

    The Berko Loop is a map, a walk (or several walks), a cycle ride and a great read.

  • Herts’ best summer festivals 2018

    Film, music, art, lavender and mud. Here's a round up of some of the best summer festivals in Herts.

  • Best spots for bluebells

    Our local woodlands will be carpeted in brilliant blue blooms shortly, so here’s where to catch them while they last – with nearby pit stops thrown in for good measure!

  • Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A

    Weary of EasyJet? Transport yourself to this blockbuster at the V&A.

  • Top spots for snowdrops

    Time for a galanthus gadabout: the best places to see snowdrops in Herts, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

  • Hatfield House

    Jacobean gloriousness, friendly goats, gorgeous gardens with space to play. Hatfield House seems to have everything.

  • Sloping off to ski school

    Many thanks to Anna Lou at Muddy Northants for sharing her recent Hemel Snow Centre experience with me. Over to you, Annalou: Never let it be said that this Muddy isn’t willing to put her body on the line in the name of new experiences and fun times. This weekend we step inside from the […]

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

Read the reviews

Little Black Book

Our handpicked selection of best local businesses

View the businesses
Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Herts & Beds

Reader Treats Just For You!