FOR WALKING ENTHUSIASTS

Epping Forest
Where: Greater London Area 
Epping Forest represents one of the most beautiful, ancient woodland regions of the UK. It has been designated as both a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. These markers of prestige denote the forest’s status as a protected area of global significance. The forest is composed of more than fifty areas of woodland, grassland and other habitats, and remains a rural monument of the area’s rich cultural history.

The forest is committed to providing access for everyone. There are several centres and open woodland expanses that are accessible for everyone, including the elderly, people with disabilities and families with young children. The various trails contained within the forest’s vast rural topographies will also appeal to enthusiastic walkers and cyclists seeking a more active scenic retreat.

Lee Valley Regional Park
Where: Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield EN2 9HG

Welcome to Lee Valley – the ultimate in nature, sports and recreation. Choose from hundreds of great days out and things to do in the Lee Valley. Start your adventure now with attractions to visit, events and places to stay across London, Essex and Hertfordshire.
From London 2012 venues to heritage sites, cycling, walking, white water rafting, ice skating, horse riding, nature reserves and wide open spaces – your next adventure is waiting for you in the Lee Valley.

 


FOR THEATRE LOVERS

Gangsta Granny, 22nd-24th March
Where: Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford. SG14 1PS

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny!
Granny is a r serve up a variety of cabbage-based dishes; there will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake. The only thing that Ben can predict with more certainty than the presence of cabbage on his plate is that it’s going to be SO boring! Little does Ben know that Granny has a secret …
Friday nights are about to get more exciting than Ben could ever imagine as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.
From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the award-winning West End production of Gangsta Granny, a dynamic new comic creation from the mind of best-selling children’s author, David Walliams.

Tickets from £16.

 

Cinderella, 12th-15th April
Where: Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow CM20 1LS

The magical rags-to-riches tale, Cinderella, comes to the stage at Harlow Playhouse. Cinderella’s life with her cruel Stepmother and Stepsisters is filled with hardship until, on the night of the Royal Ball, her Fairy Godmother transforms her tattered clothes into a beautiful gown, allowing her to attend.
Cinderella and the Prince dance and fall in love but, as midnight strikes and her Fairy Godmother’s magic disappears, returning her to a ragged state, Cinderella is forced to run away, losing a shoe, and the Prince is left to begin an elaborate search for the mystery girl.
Harlow Ballet Association’s latest presentation is a must-see dance show for the whole family. Book your tickets now and you shall go to the ball.

Tickets start from £13.50.

 

The Gruffalo, 29th-30th June
Where: Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford. SG14 1PS

A Gruffalo? Why don’t you know? There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo … or is there? Venture through the deep, dark wood this Spring, as the treasured tale from the minds of former Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson, and illustrator Axel Scheffler, is brought to life on the Hertford Theatre Stage.
Marvel at the exploits of one little brown mouse engaged in a courageous quest to cross the deep dark wood in search of lunch. Along the way, Mouse will encounter some of nature’s most dangerous predators, including Snake, Fox and Owl. Nothing, however, can prepare Mouse for his final encounter with a new adversary; “His eyes are orange, his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all over his back”.
The Gruffalo introduces one of the most wonderful creations in children’s literature to a new generation of young people. Tickets from £13.