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Things To Do & Days Out in Hertfordshire
Ryeassic Adventure Park This is a great full day aimed at under 9s with indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds, crazy golf, dinosaur mini maze, bouncy castle and trampolines, electric quads and racing boats! Woo Hoo!
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! Plus Keeper talks run throughout the day.
Paradise Wildlife Park is most interactive Zoo in Britain. We have 3 outdoor adventure play areas, indoor soft play ‘Tumble Jungle’, Paradise Lagoon, Crazy Golf, Go Karting, Crazy Sands, loads of shows and talks to keep the whole family entertained.
Farmyard Funworld where children can meet and interact with our variety of friendly animals in our farm and also enjoy energetic, indoor soft play fun, whatever the weather. Also Close Encounters sessions with reptiles and more. Plus several play areas and laser tag.
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.
Willows Activity Farm is an all-inclusive family day out. Acres of activities including farm animals, tractor rides, funfair and seasonal events. The Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground offers hoppity fun plus enjoy Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail shows and daily character meet and greets!
Foxholes Farm is an award-winning farm shop with an Animals Barn for children and special childrens' workshops!
Cammas Hall Farm is a pick-your-own farm that comes with a maize maze, a play area, and walks that the whole family will enjoy!
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! 2015 welcomes Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea!
Verulamium Museum Explore recreated Roman rooms and discover the hypocaust, get hands on with artefacts and use the touch screens, study fine mosaics and every second weekend hear a real Roman tactics talk! Plus natural wildlife garden with kids' trail.
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 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.
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 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;Â¢s activities, plus indoor and outdoor trails. Drop-in activities for children every school holiday plus special events...
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 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 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 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 Swim and fitness centre with uniquely designed main pool, plus 2 splash pools, and a diving area with 2 springboards and a 5m platform. Birthday parties catered for. Numerous other activities available here for all ages and abilities.
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.
The Priory Lido Heated outdoor main and teaching pools, with tennis and basketball courts adjacent. A pleasing summer afternoon's worth!
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 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 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!
Big Space Indoor Play Centre Boasting 300sqm of adventure play space plus a dedicated toddler zone and art wall, this is a great location to let the kids get energetic and imaginative, while enjoying fun exercise.
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!
Jungle Mania Play Centre A massive 65 individual play features are involved in this epic 3 level play frame and they welcome kids up to 16 years old! Finally a play experience for literally the whole family!
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 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!
Hatfield Kids Funzone A Softplay Centre on three levels for Toddlers and Children to enjoy. There are slides, swings, climbs, giant balls, cargo nets and a hamster wheel to entertain them. Based in Birchwood Leisure Centre.
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 We offer a spectacular and excitingly challenging 5 level play frame that reaches over 10m in height that is specifically designed with both children and adults in mind, as we strongly encouraging family members to get actively involved in play.
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.
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 Underwater themed adventure soft play for under 8s including toddler zone, plus swimming elsewhere on site.
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 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 Multi level climbing structure full of fun features, with toddler sized version besides.
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.
Bury Lane Fun Barn Welcoming kids up to 13 years old, thus is a richly detailed farm themed finland with hoof print and tomato trails, cow print slides, duck pond ball pit, giant fruits and veg, balance beams, a sing-a-long Old Macdonald and loads more! Ooh-arr!
Freddies Den is an indoor soft play area suitable for up to 8 years old. Let the little ones explore our ball pit, crawl tube and infinity step, whilst you relax with an illy coffee and cake from Freddie’s Coffee Shop.
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 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 Explore the Gatehouse and grounds, enjoy a picnic and visit the nearby Rye House Quay on the River Lee Navigation.
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 Discover the secrets of the past, hidden in a steel vault deep under the A1(M) motorway! Here you will find the unique remains of a fascinating and once luxurious Roman bath house! Family activities, including dressing-up, bring the site to life.
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 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 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 Large classic style rollerskating rink, offering loads of skate session types, including regular Family Jam sessions.
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 features include a high end skate park, a 14m climbing wall, organic indoor caving systems, bouldering walls and a challenging high ropes course! Bring your energy!
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 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 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.
Hollywood Bowl Stevenage offers 26 lanes of classic family tenpin, with leagues for the clever types, ramps and bumpers for the beginners and the time of their lives for everyone else! Good luck!
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 One of the only kart circuits in the country to incorporate the under 8s, their Bambino Karts are suitable for ages 3+!
Old St Albans Treasure Trail The kids will love solving the clues on this self guided Treasure Trail around Old St Albans. It’s great fun for the whole family with everyone working together to solve the mystery behind the missing treasure.
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.
Cheslyn House and Gardens A peaceful venue to take the kids, often called ‘Watford’s best kept secret.’ Lots of plants and animals to see. Great place for a picnic. Dogs welcome. Free to visit.
The Berkhamsted Mystery Treasure Trail There’s a mystery to solve in Berkhamsted on this self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. Follow the Trail and solve the clues to put your detective skills to the test.
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 A 7 and a quarter gauge miniature railway with several different train types that are lovingly maintained. Located in the Vane Hage Garden Company grounds. Open weekends for family jaunts up and down the line.
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 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.
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 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 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 too!
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 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 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 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 Features a large adventure play area which includes a water play zone with fountains! Enjoy the splash pad, nest and tractor swings, climbing forest, clambering boulders, sand snake, wobble dish and bouncing flowers!
Warner Bros Studio Tour London Explore the magic of the Harry Potter films! The tour goes behind the scenes with beautiful sets, costumes and props, as well as special effects and animatronics. New: Dark Arts feature and Platform 9 and 3/4 extension!
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 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 Our paint-your-own pottery studio is suitable for all ages: come and get creative! Choose from our range of pottery blanks âÂÂ" from mugs, jugs and flowerpots to animal collectibles and moneyboxes âÂÂ" thereâÂÂÂÂs something for...
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 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.
The Little Arts Workshop is a paint your own pottery and clay sculpting venue! For the teeny tiny ones out there we do footprints, handprints and finger prints on pottery. Booking usually required.
The Painted Pot is a paint your own pottery cafe, located in Barnet, North London. At our Studio you can create your own unique hand painted colourful ceramics and other crafts. It's fun, easy and great for all ages!
CreArtIvity is a pottery painting and craft studio aimed at all ages and abilities. We want you to relax, create, make memories and most of all have fun.
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.
Royston Leisure Centre Modern swimming facility with a regular giant inflatable session, plus Creepy Crawly Club programming for under 5s offering games, musical sessions and baby gym.
Footgolf Rickmansworth The principles of golf with the applied sports play of football, this is simple but addictive and a gentle par 3 course so great for beginners and adults fearing shame! Kids' holiday camps too!
Apollo Archery An archery activity day out for all the family. Onsite training available to challenge children and parents alike. Set in beautiful private grounds, there's an outdoor practice range and another course featuring 3D-targets of different distances, set over rough terrain.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.