Butterfly World (5 miles)
- 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 (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!
Shepreth Wildlife Park (33 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.
Farmyard Funworld (8 miles)
Small Farmyard with a large selection of animals, many friendly and able to be handled, plus feeding sessions.
Also Close Encounters sessions with reptiles and more. Plus several play areas and laser tag.
Willows Farm (9 miles)
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 (20 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.
Verulamium Museum (5 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
Museum of St Albans (6 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.
Natural History Museum at Tring (9 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 (9 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.
Mill Green Mill and Museum (11 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.
British Schools Museum (16 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.
Hertford Museum (17 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.
The Henry Moore Foundation (25 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.
Royston Museum (28 miles)
is a museum that celebrates local history and local people.
Aquasplash at Leisureworld (< 1 mile)
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.
Hertfordshire Sports Village (9 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.
Hatfield Swim Centre (10 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!
Hitchin Swimming Centre (16 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 (19 miles)
The Priory Lido
Heated outdoor main and teaching pools, with tennis and basketball courts adjacent.
Letchworth Outdoor Pool (19 miles)
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 (19 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.
The Kidzone (5 miles)
Purpose built multi-level play-frame with Rope Bridges, Hamster Wheel and Drop Slide., plus giant dinosaur inflatable and toddler area.
Gambado Watford (5 miles)
A dodgems track, carousel, climbing wall (only open from 4pm Monday- 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!
DJ's Jungle Adventure Soft Play Centre (7 miles)
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.
Big Space Indoor Play Centre (7 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
Adventure World (8 miles)
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!
Go Wild at the Galleria (10 miles)
Birchwood Indoor Play Area (11 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.
The Venue (11 miles)
Underwater themed adventure soft play for under 8s including toddler zone, plus swimming elsewhere on site.
Jungle Mania Play Centre (11 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
Playzone at the Furzefield Centre (12 miles)
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.
Partyman World Stevenage (15 miles)
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!
360 Play (15 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.
Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre (16 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!
Space 2 Play (17 miles)
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.
Cheeky Monkeys Jungle Adventure (18 miles)
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!
Woodys Play Barn (18 miles)
Woodys Play Barn
offers multi level activity play frame with slides, balls and classic features, plus dedicated toddler zone with their own extras.
Tumble Tent (19 miles)
Letchworth Garden City
A fun little play area for the under 6s with sturdy educational toys, soft play activities, sit on toys and more.
Adventure Castle (20 miles)
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.
Logans Den (20 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.
Adventure Island Play Barn (27 miles)
Adventure Island Play Barn
Indoor children's play centre incorporating a toddler area for the under 5's, soft play, slides, an aerial runway and ball ponds plus other exciting children's play modules.
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre (29 miles)
Royston Cave (28 miles)
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?
Berkhamsted Castle (4 miles)
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.
Shaws Corner (11 miles)
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 (12 miles)
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, dressing up, and a quiz bring the site to life for children. Lots of roman objects on display, including our mystery skeleton.
Knebworth House Gardens and Park (14 miles)
Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Spend the day exploring extensive Gardens, Maze, Dinosaur Trail, a House full of treasures, Adventure Playground, (includes thrill slides, bouncy castle, Tarzan trails and more) Miniature Railway, Gift shop. Bring a picnic or visit our tea room. Special events throughout the year. All set in a 250 acre country park.
Rye House Gatehouse (20 miles)
Rye House Gatehouse
Explore this once fortified manor house. Built in 1443 by Sir Andrew Ogard and restored by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Rye House Gatehouse is one of the finest medieval moated sites in Hertfordshire and has a vibrant history: including an attempt to assassinate King Charles II.
The Snow Centre (< 1 mile)
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. Both our slopes are over 30m wide and maintained with the perfect snow surface.
Thanks for all the great things to do and animal near Hemel Hempstead 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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