Salad Days

Salad Days is a printed and on line magazine containing local information for parents, teachers and carers of children in Saffron Walden, Bishop's Stortford, Great Dunmow and surrounding Villages.

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Summer Half Term 2019

Summer Half Term 2019

April 19

The summer term! So what’s inside this issue? Learn how to run, and how to do a handstand - they’re not just for children! Read the guide on treating bites and stings using many items already on your kitchen shelves, see reviews on some brilliant books for children to read during those precious gaps in their schedule just to chill! Cook flowerpot bread or pizza. If you’re separated, its definitely worth reading about planning trips abroad with your children. Check out the lists of activities, clubs, toddler groups, health clinics, schools, sports and so much more.


Published Articles

World Environment Day - at Hatfield Forest

World Environment Day - at Hatfield Forest

April 19

Helen Hooker & Elizabeth Reeve
Visitor Welcome Team
Hatfield Forest


Outdoor learning - so many benefits

Outdoor learning - so many benefits

April 19

Provide by Matthew O’Reilly, Head of Junior School, St Mary’s School, Cambridge


Salad Days publishes articles on health, books, music, sport, lifesyle, science, art and more.

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Running Course

Monday, 29 April to Wednesday, 29 May

Want to learn to run? 4 week course with Jane Hartley and Liz Carter starts on 29th April.

Hartbeeps at Littlebury Village Hall - Wednesdays!

Monday, 29 April to Wednesday, 26 June


Littlebury Village Hall, Littlebury

Baby Bells (babies from newborn-sitting): 10:30am
Baby Beeps (babies who can sit unaided): 11:45am
Happy House (confidant walkers and their siblings): 12:45pm

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Saffron Screen

Saturday, 04 May to Sunday, 30 June

Dumbo (PG) Sat 4th, Sun 5th, Sun 12th & Thurs 30th May 15.00
Tim Burton’s live-action remake expands on the classic Disney animation as Danny De Vito’s circus owner works out how to look after the baby elephant with enormous ears.

Shazam! (12A) Mon 6th May 15.00; Sat 18th May 16.30
A hugely enjoyable, family-friendly comic book adaptation about streetwise teenager Billy Batson who is unexpectedly granted super powers.

Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (U) Sat 11th & Sat 18th May 14.00; Sun 16th June 11.00 (Cinema for Tinies) Join Peppa and George as they embark on brand new adventures, dancing in the mud at a children’s festival, celebrating Grandpa Pig’s birthday and heading to the cinema.

Wonder Park (PG) Sun 26th 14.00; Mon 27th & Tues 28th 15.00; Sat 8th June 15.00
An entertaining family animation about June who discovers an incredible amusement park populated by talking animals and must use her imagination to save it.

Avenger: Endgame (12A tbc) Fri 31st May 15.00 & 19.30; Sun 2nd June 15.00
Can the remaining Avengers use their skills and powers to restore their lost friends from the dust-like state they were left in after Avengers: Infinity War and save the world?

The Princess Bride (PG) Sun 2nd June 14.00
Join us for a special outdoor screening of this much-loved adventure comedy and bring the whole family along for a fun afternoon of film in the magnificent grounds of Saffron Walden’s Castle.

Detective Pikachu (12A) Sat 15th June 14.00; Sat 22ndJune 15.00; Sun 23rd June 14.00
This live action / animated film features Ryan Reynolds voicing the detective, on the hunt for missing detective Harry Goodman and trying to save the Pokémon detective.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG tbc) Sat 29th June 15.00; Sun 30th June 14.00
This hilarious sequel continues the story of Jack Russell Max and his furry buddies, following their secret lives in New York City after their unsuspecting owners depart for work or school each day.

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