Hitchin Swimming Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Pots of Art Ceramics Studio - Hitchin (< 1 mile)
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
British Schools Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre (< 1 mile)
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 (1 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.
Tumble Tent (3 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.
Howard Park and Gardens (3 miles)
Letchworth Garden City
Letchworth Outdoor Pool (3 miles)
Letchworth Outdoor Pool
Open May to September, this is a pleasant outdoor heated swim facility plus separate toddler splash pool and fun floats.
Teamworks Karting Letchworth (4 miles)
Letchworth Garden City
Teamworks Karting Letchworth
For 8+. 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!
North Herts Leisure Centre (4 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.
360 Play (5 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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Stevenage (5 miles)
Logans Den (5 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.
Partyman World Stevenage (5 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!
Fairlands Valley Park (5 miles)
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.
Luton Sports Village (6 miles)
Hoo Hill Maze (6 miles)
Hoo Hill Maze
30 metre square 6 foot high maze with paths suitable for wheel and push chairs so no-one is left out of this gentle family adventure.
Knebworth House Gardens and Park (6 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.
Sunshine Riding School (6 miles)
Sunshine Riding School
is an approved and licensed horse riding and experience day centre at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. It offers horse riding lessons, horse interaction events and teaches riding qualifications every weekend and daily throughout the school holidays for new and experienced riders.
Potstop (7 miles)
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" thereâs something for everyone! Weâve lots of ideas to get you started and refreshments to keep you going!
Futures Fun Factory (8 miles)
Futures Fun Factory
Our indoor soft play centre is an ideal place for children to have fun in a safe and exciting environment, packed with creative play equipment with dedicated areas for toddlers and babies. Adults can relax in a warm and friendly environment while enjoying some light refreshments from Futures Cafe.
Shaws Corner (8 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.
Church Farm (8 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.
Stockwood Discovery Centre (8 miles)
Stockwood Discovery Centre
With interactive display, variety of gardens, children play area, special events and activities, bee gallery and much more, it is a wonderful visitor attraction and museum.
Collection highlights include the Wenlok Jug, the Shillington gold coin hoard and the Mossman collection Ãâ" Britain's largest public collection of horse-drawn vehicles.
Welwyn Roman Baths (9 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.
Cafe Kidz (9 miles)
Indoor play fun for under 7s with a main climbing maze and features plus an enclosed crawlers' domain.
Jubilee Play Centre (9 miles)
Jubilee Play Centre
High activity equipment for older children, plenty of adventure play fare for kids and much has designed to be suitable for every level of physical ability or disability.
Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre (10 miles)
Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre
One of the UK's Largest Bird of Prey Centres, with over 200 birds and displays throughout the day it's a fascinating trip for kids. After each flying display there will be the opportunity to handle some of the owls!
Summerfields Miniature Railways (10 miles)
Summerfields Miniature Railways
On public running days children and parents alike can come and watch and ride on real miniature steam trains. There are three separate outdoor tracks for different gauges of train. It is run by the Bedford Model Engineering Society.
Big Space Indoor Play Centre (10 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
Fancott Miniature Railway (10 miles)
Fancott Miniature Railway
7¼ inch Miniature Railway based within the grounds of The Fancott Pub and Restaurant. The railway is ¼ mile in length and circles around our playing field; we also have a small play area on site.
Rollercity (10 miles)
Welwyn Garden City
Large classic style rollerskating rink, offering loads of skate session types, including regular Family Jam sessions.
Ampthill Treasure Trail (11 miles)
Ampthill 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.
Snakes and Ladders (11 miles)
Snakes and Ladders
is a huge indoor playground filled to the brim with climbing frames, ball ponds, cargo nets and slides. Plus there's electric motor bikes, and for younger visitors a Home Corner, Water Play and Construction Zone. Kids can really let off steam while parents relax on comfy leather sofas in our comfortable cafÂ©.
Go Bowling Dunstable (11 miles)
Go Bowling Dunstable
Has 32 bowling lanes, a superb bar, an excellent cafe menu, amusement machines, pool tables, a pro shop and 2 children's party rooms. We also offer learn to bowl lessons free of charge for children between 6 and 12 please contact the sales team to book your child in!
Dunstable Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Dunstable Leisure Centre
Leisure centre offering loads of facilities: some of the sports available include swimming, tennis, trampolining, gymnastics, soccer, golf and cricket.
Soft Play Centre (11 miles)
Soft Play Centre
- the perfect place for your kids to have fun and just be kids. The Centre is full of activities for kids up to 4 foot tall to have fun and learn through creative play.
The Stables Equestrian Centre (11 miles)
The Stables Equestrian Centre
offers friendly tuition in general riding, show jumping, dressage and cross-country. Lessons begin at 4 years but pony rides are available for over 2s.
Gosling Sports, Ski and Board Park (11 miles)
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.
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
The Lodge (11 miles)
An RSPB reserve with minor exhibitions and seasonal, child oriented events in The Lodge itself, as well as outdoor trails and bird or wildlife spotting. Be sure to pick up an RSPB Explorer Backpack!
RSPB Nature Reserve (12 miles)
RSPB Nature Reserve
RSPB HQ has two nature trails (the heath trail and the quarry trail), which are 3.5 km long in total. Butterflies, birds and local wildlife are prolific, with the occasional dragonfly thrown in too. Pick up an Explorer Backpack with binoculars, bug viewers, wildlife guides and activity booklets.
Dunstable Downs (12 miles)
Stunning elevated views and perfectly suited for kite flying make this site popular with families. Rambling, mini beast spotting and picnics are welcome, plus guided walks available. Visitor centre has facilities.
Dunstable Riding School (12 miles)
Dunstable Riding School
BHS approved lessons, livery and scenic hacks of varying length. Pride themselves on welcoming absolute beginners.
Pioneer Skatepark (12 miles)
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.
The Roman Sandy (12 miles)
The Roman Sandy
is an open exhibition free to all which displays locally discovered Roman artefacts in an interesting fashion.
Chilterns Gateway Centre (12 miles)
Chilterns Gateway Centre
The rare chalk downland is home to a huge variety of wildlife. It's a fantastic place for kite flying, walking and views over the vale of Aylesbury.
Birchwood Indoor Play Area (12 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 (13 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.
Mill Green Mill and Museum (13 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Hitchin 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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