Gullivers Land (22 miles)
A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.
Wicksteed Park (34 miles)
- attracting one million visitors a year with 147 acres of lakes, parklands, over 35 rides and attractions including Rocky River Falls, our famous Waterchute, Train, Double Pirate ship and largest free playground in the UK offering a perfect day out for young and old. New for 2010 - Robert Brothers Circus shows every day! Also, come to see our Christmas Panto in the Big Top!
Legoland (41 miles)
Children aged 3-12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety. With over 50 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention over 55 million LEGO bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland
Chessington World of Adventures (45 miles)
Chessington World of Adventures
With nine themed lands, over 1000 species of animals and a safari themed hotel, Chessington really is Britain's Wildest Adventure with too much to explore in just one day!
Dickens World (52 miles)
is an exciting indoor attraction where you can learn all about the life, books and times of the famous author Charles Dickens. It will take you on a fun journey through Dickens lifetime as you step back into the streets, sounds and smells of the 19th century.
The Hop Farm Family Park (61 miles)
The Hop Farm Family Park
Outdoor action... Indoor fun... It's for everyone! Visit The Hop Farm for maximum fun at Kent's biggest and No 1 family attraction. The family park is packed full of new features and undercover wonders to entertain and fuel imaginations: come and enjoy a farm day out!
Twinlakes Park (62 miles)
Discover fun round every corner at Twinlakes, the beautiful park tucked under the wolds. Packed with acres of action, rides, indoor playcentres an outdoor waterpark and animals galore. Guaranteed great day out for the whole family whatever the weather.
Shepreth Wildlife Park (14 miles)
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.
Paradise Wildlife Park (18 miles)
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 National Speedway Museum!
Butterfly World (20 miles)
Fantastic array of butterflies and lovely grounds. Some stunning features include the garden when you seem to shrink and go through a giant flowerpot! Much to see and a good educational slant is applied.
Church Farm (7 miles)
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 Farm (18 miles)
Farmyard animals adventure play, fun fair rides, children’s shows, falconry displays and tractor rides - indoor adventure soft play too and seasonal activities
Farmyard Funworld (24 miles)
Small Farmyard with a large selection of animals - many friendly and able to be handled. Feeding sessions.
Also Close Encounters sessions with snake, lizard spider etc.
British Schools Museum (4 miles)
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.
Royston Museum (9 miles)
A significant and varied collection of exhibits, especially glass and ceramic work. Kids are welcome but best behaviour is appreciated.
Hertford Museum (15 miles)
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 (15 miles)
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 year.
The Henry Moore Foundation (17 miles)
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 (17 miles)
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.
Verulamium Museum (17 miles)
recreated Roman rooms - hands-on Discovery Areas - video presentations - touch screen databases - some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean
Natural History Museum at Tring (23 miles)
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!
Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum (23 miles)
Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum
A fascinating trip for children incorporating exhibits on dinosaurs, creepy crawlies, whales and treasure, accompanied by hands-on games, books, crafts and drawing materials.
Letchworth Outdoor Pool (< 1 mile)
Letchworth Outdoor Pool
Open May to September, this is a pleasant outdoor heated swim facility plus separate toddler splash pool and fun floats.
North Herts Leisure Centre (1 miles)
North Herts Leisure Centre
has a Tropical Wave Pool perfectly designed to relax and unwind in. Slide on down our wacky Water Flume or enter the super Tropical Pool, which boasts a fun Wave Machine. There is also a children's Swan Slide and 'Froggy Fountain' Water Squirter.
Hitchin Swimming Centre (4 miles)
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 (15 miles)
The Priory Lido
Heated outdoor main and teaching pools, with tennis and basketball courts adjacent.
Hatfield Swim Centre (16 miles)
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!
Hertfordshire Sports Village (16 miles)
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.
Aquasplash at Leisureworld (20 miles)
Aquasplash at Leisureworld
An exciting Indoor Water Theme Park with a total of six exhilarating rides and slides and extensive tropical themed Aztec jungle features, it's the best waterpark for miles around.
Tumble Tent (< 1 mile)
Letchworth Garden City
A fun little play area for the under 6s with sturdy educational toys, soft play activities, sit on toys and more.
Logans Den (1 miles)
Is Baldock’s cosy, fun filled soft play kids cafe. We welcome kids aged 0-9 to come and play in our indoor play area while parents/guardians relax in our cafe.
Space 2 Play (2 miles)
Space 2 Play
Boasts a 5 level play frame and one of the first indoor zip wires in the country! Plus CCTV, separate toddler and baby areas and Go Karts. They even do Sunday roasts!
Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre (4 miles)
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!
360 Play (6 miles)
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.
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre (10 miles)
Woodys Play Barn (13 miles)
Woodys Play Barn
offers multi level activity play frame with slides, balls and classic features, plus dedicated toddler zone with their own extras.
Big Space Indoor Play Centre (14 miles)
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
Jungle Mania Play Centre (14 miles)
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
Birchwood Indoor Play Area (15 miles)
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.
DJ's Jungle Adventure Soft Play Centre (16 miles)
DJ's Jungle Adventure Soft Play Centre
- huge inddor 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 - job done!!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Theme Parks near Letchworth 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
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