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Family Days Out in Hertfordshire
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Teamworks Karting Letchworth
Letchworth Garden City
Teamworks Karting Letchworth For 8+. A fleet of karts are specially designed to allow youngsters to race at their own pace. They can limit the power for younger drivers as they learn how to drive, and teach all the skills needed to win on the track. They also do parties!
Rye House Kart Raceway
Hoddesdon
Rye House Kart Raceway One of the only kart circuits in the country to incorporate the under 8s, their Bambino Karts are suitable for ages 3+!
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Shepreth
Shepreth Wildlife Park See animals of all kinds, from tigers to creepy crawlies. Get hands on in our Discovery Centre. There are two indoor soft play areas and a cafeteria, as well as an outdoor adventure play with pirate ship and fort. Keeper talks run throughout the day.
Butterfly World
St Albans
Butterfly World - is a fun and educational place to see hundreds of Tropical Butterflies, watch colonies of leafcutter ants walk across ropes, hold creepy crawlies, and let off steam in the natural play area. Educational, environmental and great fun! Enjoy a full programme of school holiday activities.
Paradise Wildlife Park
Broxbourne
Paradise Wildlife Park The most interactive zoo in Britain with over 400 animals, the best collection of big cats in the UK, penguins, crocodiles, gibbons, wolves, anacondas, meerkats and more! Also, a large indoor soft-play area, 3 adventure playgrounds, Dinosaur Woodland Railway, Crazy Golf, Paradise Lagoon paddling pool and the...
Farmyard Funworld
Watford
Farmyard Funworld Small Farmyard with a selection of farm animals, many friendly and able to be handled, small pets, plus feeding sessions. Also Close Encounters sessions with reptiles and more. Plus several play areas and laser tag.
Willows Farm
St Albans
Willows Farm Farmyard animals adventure play, fun fair rides, children’s shows, falconry displays and tractor rides, indoor adventure soft play too and seasonal activities.
Church Farm
Stevenage
Church Farm Walk round the farm and visit with the variety of animals, plus enjoy the woodland play area with castles and slides, they're free! You can also buy animal feed and pick up a map of where you can offer it out.
Natural History Museum at Tring
Tring
Natural History Museum at Tring Visit the galleries and come face to face with a full-sized gorilla, a huge anaconda or an extinct giant moa, just a few of the 4,000 animals on display!
Verulamium Museum
St Albans
Verulamium Museum recreated Roman rooms - hands-on Discovery Areas - video presentations - touch screen databases - some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean
British Schools Museum
Hitchin
British Schools Museum A museum of education in a unique complex of historic classrooms. Children of all ages can dress up in period costume to explore the classrooms, practice their writing in sand trays and on slates, play with Victorian toys and visit the Headmaster’s House to experience Victorian domestic life. Limited...
The Henry Moore Foundation
Much Hadham
The Henry Moore Foundation A great visit for all the family to the beautiful former home of artist Henry Moore. A 70-acre estate including outdoor sculpture gardens, restored house and studios, gallery, refreshments and shop. Please book your visit.
Museum of St Albans
St Albans
Museum of St Albans Tells the story of St Albans from the departure of the Romans to the present day, with many fun special exhibits and a wildlife garden with children's trail.
Royston Museum
Royston
Royston Museum is a museum that celebrates local history and local people.
Hertford Museum
Hertford
Hertford Museum Come and explore Hertford Museum! Discover our play shop, handle fossils and see moving old toys! We also have gallery trails and discovery bags comprising of objects and activities available to use free of charge and to accompany your visit.
Mill Green Mill and Museum
Hatfield
Mill Green Mill and Museum We’re a working watermill and a local museum with lots to see and do. See how bread starts! Watch the mill grind wheat into flour. Exhibition galleries offer children’s activities, plus indoor and outdoor trails. Drop-in activities for children every school holiday plus special events through the...
Tring Local History Museum
Tring
Tring Local History Museum A lovely little museum that covers the local history of the small market town of Tring from its earliest days to the recent past. Dress up in Victorian costume and learn how to plait straw.
De Havilland Aircraft Museum
London Colney
De Havilland Aircraft Museum A small but interesting museum dedicated the de Havilland Aircraft, with a good selection of planes to investigate, including some made of wood. You can get pretty close to the planes and even inside the cockpit of some of them.
Hertfordshire Sports Village
Hatfield
Hertfordshire Sports Village Offers great family fun all year round! Our climbing wall, 25m pool, indoor and outdoor facilities host the perfect location to teach and develop skills through sport. Our successful holiday programme is complemented by a range of activities available all year round.
North Herts Leisure Centre
Letchworth
North Herts Leisure Centre Tropical Wave plus wacky Water Flume and Wave Machine pool. There is also a children's Swan Slide and Froggy Fountain Water Squirter.
Hatfield Swim Centre
Hatfield
Hatfield Swim Centre The uniquely designed 33m pool allows a full length to to be swum in either shallow or deep water. The separate Learner Pool and D Pool boast a bubble machine!
Hitchin Swimming Centre
Hitchin
Hitchin Swimming Centre Heated indoor and outdoor pools, with both types of toddler pool too plus custom Poolside Baby Seats! Lidos open May through September. Easy disabled access and disabled pool hoists.
Letchworth Outdoor Pool
Letchworth
Letchworth Outdoor Pool Open May to September, this is a pleasant outdoor heated swim facility plus separate toddler splash pool and fun floats.
The Priory Lido
Ware
The Priory Lido Heated outdoor main and teaching pools, with tennis and basketball courts adjacent.
Adventure Island Play Barn
Sawbridgeworth
Adventure Island Play Barn Indoor children's play centre incorporating an underwater themed toddler area for the under 3's, soft play, slides, an aerial runway and ball ponds plus seasonal outside features.
DJ's Jungle Adventure Soft Play Centre
St Albans
DJ's Jungle Adventure Soft Play Centre is a huge indoor play centre with separate play areas for toddlers and bigger kids, so you can have a sit down and a cup of tea while the kids run themselves ragged.
Adventure World
London Colney
Adventure World soft play area caters for children aged 6 months to 11 years with 3 dedicated areas of fun, under 2s, under 5s and 5 to 11 years. Warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer it's the perfect place to escape whatever the weather!
The Kidzone
Berkhamsted
The Kidzone Purpose built multi level play frame with highlights including giant Hamster Wheel and terrifying Drop Slide, plus giant dinosaur inflatable and recently refurbished toddler area.
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre
Royston
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre Children's Indoor Soft Play Centre based in Royston Leisure Centre
Big Space Indoor Play Centre
Harpenden
Big Space Indoor Play Centre Parent friendly equipment so you can join in or watch more easily - Over 300m2 of Adventure Play Equipment for kids up to 12yrs including Freefall and Wavy Slides - Coffee Bar and lounge - one of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with children in Hertfordshire
Gambado Watford
Watford
Gambado Watford A dodgems track, carousel, climbing wall (only open from 4pm Monday to Friday during term time), huge playframe, toddler sensory area, licensed Yum Yum cafe, serving healthy options or treats for all, adult lounge with free WiFi and internet access and the icing on the cake: fantastic party areas!
Cheeky Monkeys Jungle Adventure
Cheshunt
Cheeky Monkeys Jungle Adventure Indoor soft play area offering a warm welcome, delicious refreshments and a great place for kids to have fun. We also have a wonderful outdoor garden area with bouncy castle and slide. So come and join the adventure!
Jungle Mania Play Centre
Welwyn Garden City
Jungle Mania Play Centre A fab indoor play structure with three feature-packed levels and a separate toddlers area, containing a whole host of enjoyable and educational activities. Jungle Mania has over 65 play features
London Colney Recreation Centre
London Colney
London Colney Recreation Centre Includes Adventure World indoor playground, plus tots to teens multi sports training, a great range of activity camps, swimming and themed activity parties.
Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre
Hitchin
Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre Indoor Soft Play Centre with Multi-Zone Play Frame, Baby and Toddler area. Ball Pools, Wendy House, Slide and Lots of Toys. Term Time Activities, Birthday Parties, Discos and of course Coffee, Lunch, Snacks and Dinners too!
Birchwood Indoor Play Area
Hatfield
Birchwood Indoor Play Area A Softplay Centre on three levels for Toddlers and Children to enjoy. A variety of slides, tunnels and ladders to keep them entertained for hours.
Playzone at the Furzefield Centre
Potters Bar
Playzone at the Furzefield Centre Monster themed play area with many great and classic features for the under 8s, attached to a leisure centre and visible from the pool. Has separate toddler section, suitably equipped.
Space 2 Play
Hitchin
Space 2 Play - has a spectacular and excitingly challenging five level play frame that reaches over ten metres in height. This was specifically designed with both children and adults in mind and promotes all family members to get actively involved in play and is something that we strongly encourage.
Logans Den
Baldock
Logans Den Is Baldock’s cosy, fun filled soft play kids cafe. We welcome kids aged 0 to 9 to come and play in our indoor play area while parents and guardians relax in our cafe.
Adventure Castle
Hoddesdon
Adventure Castle Featuring 3 slides: small, medium and huge! Plus main frame assault course, aerial runway and all the classic fun features to entertain and exhaust the kids.
Tumble Tent
Letchworth Garden City
Tumble Tent A fun little play area for the under 6s with sturdy educational toys, soft play activities, sit on toys and more.
360 Play
Stevenage
360 Play Explore our huge indoor play centre, navigate the adventure play frame, drive the dodgems and ride the carousel. Visit 360 Street with Twizzles Garage, boutique and Luigis Pizza Parlour. Let your child be artistic, messy and mucky without it mattering. All included in one price, stay all day.
The Venue
Borehamwood
The Venue Underwater themed adventure soft play for under 8s including toddler zone, plus swimming elsewhere on site.
Woodys Play Barn
Ware
Woodys Play Barn offers multi level activity play frame with slides, balls and classic features, plus dedicated toddler zone with their own extras.
Partyman World Stevenage
Stevenage
Partyman World Stevenage is an indoor play centre which provides lots of fun and play for everyone on the huge themed play structures, arts and crafts zone, make a bear, fantastic slides and much more! There is also a specially designed toddler area for little guests who are under 3 years!
Go Wild at the Galleria
Hatfield
Go Wild at the Galleria Multi level climbing structure full of fun features, with toddler sized version besides.
Parents Paradise
Bushey
Parents Paradise Play centre that offers multi level play frames, a separate baby play area, go karting race track, a shooting gallery (on the main playframe) and private kids' party rooms.
Royston Cave
Royston
Royston Cave Unique in Europe, it is a man made cavern in the shape of a beehive. Its most remarkable feature is an extensive range of wall carvings: a knights templar cave in the middle of Hertfordshire?!
Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Knebworth
Knebworth House Gardens and Park A great day out for all ages! Enjoy the lovely Gardens, and explore the Maze, Dinosaur Trail, a House full of treasures, Adventure Playground, Gift shop and country park. Bring a picnic or visit our tea room. Special events throughout the year.
Rye House Gatehouse
Hoddesdon
Rye House Gatehouse Explore the Gatehouse and grounds, enjoy a picnic and visit the nearby Rye House Quay on the River Lee Navigation.
Shaws Corner
Welwyn
Shaws Corner Charming, National Trust maintained home of the famous author, now also hosting family days, craft days and more. By no means a full day, but a delightful and instructive stop off between thrills.
Welwyn Roman Baths
Welwyn
Welwyn Roman Baths Hidden in a steel vault under the A1M, discover the remains of a Roman villa complete with hot and cold baths and under-floor heating system. Activities including interactive displays, dressing up, and a range of quizes bring the site to life for children. Lots of roman objects on display, including our...
Berkhamsted Castle
Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted Castle A good spot for a picnic and opportunity to learn something of its history. The Visitor Room has panels telling of Castle’s history. Nearby canal shows working of locks and opportunity for brass rubbing of information panels. Excellent outside playground equipment at Canal Fields. Enjoyment for all ages.
The Snow Centre
Hemel Hempstead
The Snow Centre The perfect slope, the perfect snow, the perfect location; this is Britain's premier indoor Snowsports destination. Designed to deliver the alpine conditions every skier and snowboarder dreams of, you'll find a huge 160m main slope as well as the largest indoor lesson slope in the UK.
Gosling Sports, Ski and Board Park
Welwyn Garden City
Gosling Sports, Ski and Board Park Dry ski and nursery slopes with beginner sessions available and many courses to improve. Adventure soft play inside the sports centre, and many sporting opportunities.
Rollercity
Welwyn Garden City
Rollercity Large classic style rollerskating rink, offering loads of skate session types, including regular Family Jam sessions.
Planet Ice Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
Planet Ice Hemel Hempstead Family friendly ice skating facility with penguin skating aids for very little ones, and a special Ice Toddlers session with toys and games.
The XC
Hemel Hempstead
The XC Climbing, Bouldering, Skatepark, High Ropes and indoor caving system in this brand new extreme sports facility in Hemel Hempstead
Sportspace Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
Sportspace Hemel Hempstead is a sports centre with swimming pools, badminton courts, squash, and lots more. We have an extensive school holiday activities programme with sessions to suit all ages and abilities.
Lee Valley White Water Centre
Waltham Cross
Lee Valley White Water Centre Experience the freaky thrills of white water rafting, canoeing and paddling! Over 14s for the rafting; the paddling activities have no lower age but kids must be experienced already.
Pioneer Skatepark
St Albans
Pioneer Skatepark is the UK’s oldest indoor skate park, based in St Albans Hertfordshire, close to the M25 and 15 minute walk from the train station. Open every day for skateboards, scooters and in-liners. See opening times for sessions.
Rye House Laser Combat
Hoddesdon
Rye House Laser Combat is an indoor laser tag arena for kids aged 7 and up. We host parties and groups that can just turn up on the day. Booking or calling ahead is advised.
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre
Tillington
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre is a mountainboard centre in the centre of Herefordshire which offers tuition, boarder-x and freestyle riding to children and adults. It offers a giant foam pit for safe practice for mountainboards, BMX and dirt scooters.
Laser Kombat Stevenage
Stevenage
Laser Kombat Stevenage Action packed laser tag fun for all the family. A great chance for an exciting run around with hi tech kit that keeps score of hits made and received.
Paintball Bricket Wood
Bricket Wood
Paintball Bricket Wood Paintball fun at the largest field in the South East, with some wicked game zones such as Tyre Town and one with a space base station! There is also a good choice of weapons.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Stevenage
Stevenage
AMF Hollywood Bowl Stevenage Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Berkhamsted Treasure Trail
Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted Treasure Trail An imaginative and fun way for the family to explore somewhere new. An easy to follow route will enable you to solve the clues, whilst taking in some of the most fascinating sights and history along the way, includes a free outdoor play area, and is ideal for picnics.
Old St Albans Treasure Trail
St Albans
Old St Albans Treasure Trail is a fun, clue based walk around parts of the city, beginning and ending in the Roman museum car park. Follow directions in the booklet, solve clues to discover where the imaginary treasure is hidden on the treasure map!
Hertford Treasure Trail
Hertford
Hertford Treasure Trail is a clue based walk around parts of the town, beginning and ending in the car park adjacent to Hartham Common. Follow directions in the booklet, solve clues to discover who dunnit!
Hitchin Lavender
Hitchin
Hitchin Lavender Enjoy the sight and smell of lavender as you wander through over 15 acres of a plant that has been grown in Hitchin for hundreds of years. Free entry for under 14s.
Lee Valley Boat Centre
Broxbourne
Lee Valley Boat Centre In a week you can cruise into London on a narrow boats, or in just an hour you can navigate the river by electric pleasure craft, pedalos or rowing boats.
East Herts Miniature Railway
Ware
East Herts Miniature Railway A 7 and a quarter gauge miniature railway with several different train types lovingly maintained. Open weekends for family jaunts up and down the line.
Aldenham Country Park
Elstree
Aldenham Country Park Amazing adventure playground for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Plus rare breeds farm, woodland walks, sailing, fishing, meadows, reservoir, annual craft fairs and events, refreshments kiosk, picnic area.
Lee Valley Regional Park
Lee Valley Regional Park
Lee Valley Regional Park The 10,000 acre Park has hundreds of great days out for all the family. Whether it's a day out at the farms, athletics, golf, horse riding, ice skating, fishing, cycling, bird watching, camping or simply exploring the countryside, Lee Valley Regional Park has so much to explore.
Fairlands Valley Park
Stevenage
Fairlands Valley Park Activities include fishing, sailing bell boats and dragon boats, paddling pools and children's play area. New to the park is a state of the art climbing wall.
Hatfield House and Park
Hatfield
Hatfield House and Park A traditional breeds farm. Stroll through the paddocks and feed the animals. There is also an adventure playground complete with its own model of Hatfield House. Then visit Stable Yard, do some shopping and visit the restaurant. Or take a walk around Hatfield Park and visit Hatfield House.
Cassiobury Park
Watford
Cassiobury Park There is lots to do with children in Cassiobury Park and most of it will cost you absolutely nothing! Swings, numerous climbing frames and slides, a granite stone maze and even a trampoline and zip wire are all on offer, and there is a younger style play ground for the smalls.
Ashridge Estate
Berkhamsted
Ashridge Estate Wonderful landscape for walking (and running!), with splendid views and fun interactive games in their Visitor Centre for the kids.
Northaw Great Wood
Cuffley
Northaw Great Wood Enjoy the trails, the spectacular autumn colour and the chance of seeing a wide range of woodland wild life, including fungi and butterflies.
Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve
Rickmansworth
Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve 41 hectares of land, water, woodland and open space. A perfect spot to come for a picnic, fun in the play area, a drink at the cafe or just a run around in the sunshine.
Whippendell Woods
Watford
Whippendell Woods Get back to basics with a nature ramble through some ancient woodland, it's free, it's healthy, and if you've got picnic weather that's a whole day, there! It's famous for its stunning bluebells between the last week of April and the first week of May.
Howard Park and Gardens
Letchworth Garden City
Howard Park and Gardens Features a large adventure play area which includes a water play zone with fountains.
Warner Bros Studio Tour London
Leavesden
Warner Bros Studio Tour London is a walking tour that lets you explore the magic of the Harry Potter films: the most successful film series of all time. The tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props, as well as special effects and animatronics.
Pots of Art Ceramic Studio
St Albans
Pots of Art Ceramic Studio Pottery painting, hand and foot prints, decoupage, toddlers' messy sessions and build-a-bear facilities, plus Pots 2 Go home kits and super parties. Who can we make a present for today?
Pots of Art Ceramics Studio - Hitchin
Hitchin
Pots of Art Ceramics Studio - Hitchin Paint your own pottery studio, build a bear parties and decopatch. There is so much to do at Pots of Art - one of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Hertfordshire
Potstop
Knebworth
Potstop Our paint-your-own pottery studio is suitable for all ages: come and get creative! Choose from our range of pottery blanks â€" from mugs, jugs and flowerpots to animal collectibles and moneyboxes â€" there’s something for everyone! We’ve lots of ideas to get you started and...
Re Create
Berkhamsted
Re Create A variety of arts, crafts and creativity workshops and classes, pre-booking essential. Currently includes Kids' Drawing and GCSE Drama.
The Pottery Project
Berkhamsted
The Pottery Project is a child-friendly pottery painting cafe. We can help with birthday parties and baby prints or simply some creative fun. Choose from our selection of pottery; from plates to penguins or cups to cupcakes, there’s something for everyone! We also serve a range of food including delicious coffee and cake.
Glazed Creations
Royston
Glazed Creations is a paint-your-own pottery studio. We offer pottery suitable for children to paint, are able to teach basic techniques and encourage creativity, have a room for birthday parties and can assist with baby hand and foot printing on ceramics or in clay.
Scotts Grotto
Ware
Scotts Grotto A labour of love spanning thirty years of labour, some ten thousand pounds and an inestimable weight of shells and coloured glass adorning the walls of this 67ft set of charming underground tunnels. PLEASE NOTE the limited opening times.
TopGolf Watford
Watford
TopGolf Watford Featuring for families a striking 18 hole adventure golf course that features ponds, streams, rocks, plants, waterfall and daring water hazard! Formal golf available.
Jurassic Golf
Hatfield
Jurassic Golf 9 Hole Miniature Dinosaurs Adventure Golf Course.
Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf
Barnet
Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf 18 holes of adventure golf in lush surrounds with pleasing hazards, water features, tropical plants and oodles of dinosaurs, some of whom move!
Maple Pollard Riding Centre
Bishops Stortford
Maple Pollard Riding Centre BHS approved facility specialising in group children's riding lessons and BHS qualification training and feature a recognised Pony Club. Dry weather hacks by arrangement.
Rose Hall Farm
Rickmansworth
Rose Hall Farm BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 5 years, plus off road hacking. Jumping and cross country lessons by arrangement.
Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre
Bishops Stortford
Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons for all ages, plus cross country course, jumping paddock, post and rail grazing in park land setting. Nervous beginners very welcome.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Go Karting Tracks in Hertfordshire with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Hertfordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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