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!
Gullivers Land 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.
Bekonscot Model Village The Village depicts rural England in the 1930s and is a miniature wonderland which delights children of all ages. Buy a quiz (over 5s and under 5s) from our shop and enjoy answering the questions as you wander around.
Wicksteed Park over 35 rides and attractions including Rocky River Falls, our famous Waterchute, Train, Double Pirate ship and adventure playground! Plus new Wicky's Play Factory indoors, too!
Legoland Children aged 3 to 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. Heartlake City...
Thorpe Park With over 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events, THORPE PARK Resort is an island like no other and the must visit destination to scream louder, laugh harder and share endless fun!
Chessington World of Adventures With 9 themed lands, over 1000 animal species and a safari themed hotel, Chessington really is Britain's Wildest Adventure! New: Pandamonium Show, Penguins of Madagascar and Amazul Monkey Climb!
Dickens World is a 90 minute journey of discovery. Your personal guide will walk and talk you through the amazing life and story of Charles Dickens as well as the tales of Victorian England. It is a chance to meet all of the nice and nasty characters that Charles Dickens loved and wrote about in his novels and short...
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.
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!
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.
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...
Royston Museum is a museum that celebrates local history and local people.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Letchworth Outdoor Pool Open May to September, this is a pleasant outdoor heated swim facility plus separate toddler splash pool and sunbathing areas. Lovely!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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 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.
Welwyn Garden City
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!
Birchwood Indoor Play Area 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.
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.
Go Wild at the Galleria Multi level climbing structure full of fun features, with toddler sized version besides.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Venue Underwater themed adventure soft play for under 8s including toddler zone, plus swimming elsewhere on site.
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 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.
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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