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Family Days Out near to Hitchin
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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. Limited...
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 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.
Hitchin Lavender (2 miles)
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.
Howard Park and Gardens (3 miles)
Letchworth Garden City
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!
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 sunbathing areas. Lovely!
Teamworks Karting Letchworth (4 miles)
Letchworth Garden City
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!
North Herts Leisure Centre (4 miles)
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.
360 Play (4 miles)
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.
Hollywood Bowl Stevenage (5 miles)
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!
Logans Den (5 miles)
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.
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!
Laser Kombat Stevenage (5 miles)
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.
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!
Knebworth House Gardens and Park (6 miles)
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.
Luton Sports Village (6 miles)
Luton Sports Village 2 swimming pools plus separate world class diving pool
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.
The Hive (6 miles)
The Hive Indoor Activity Play Centre for children 0 to 10 years. Where they can escape & let their imaginations run away with them while playing and parents you can sit down, relax with your friends in the Honey Pot Cafe!
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.
Baulk Wood (7 miles)
Baulk Wood Wonderful stretch of reclaimed woodland and meadows festooned with mini beasts and boasting a large natural style play area with logs, boulders and stepping stones. Den building encouraged!
Potstop (7 miles)
Potstop 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€" there’s something for everyone!...
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)
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.
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...
Welwyn Roman Baths (9 miles)
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.
Cafe Kidz (9 miles)
Cafe Kidz Indoor play fun for under 7s with a main climbing maze and features plus an enclosed crawlers' domain. Crawl, hdd, run and slide your way to fun and fitness on loads of multi colour multi use play equipment. Parties too: hooray!
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.
The Shuttleworth Collection (10 miles)
The Shuttleworth Collection Aircraft hangers chocablock with a massive collection of aeroplanes, loads of events going on all year, a must for the budding wright brothers in your house!
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 3 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 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.
Rollercity (10 miles)
Welwyn Garden City
Rollercity Large classic style rollerskating rink, offering loads of skate session types, including regular Family Jam sessions.
Ampthill Spy Mission Treasure Trail (11 miles)
Ampthill Spy Mission Treasure Trail Can you and the kids solve the Ampthill self guided spy mission Treasure Trail? Follow the Trail as you hunt out the answers to solve the clues as you explore Ampthill and save the day!
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...
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!
Soft Play Centre (11 miles)
Soft Play Centre Multi level soft play centre, based in Dunstable Leisure Centre. Open daily, with plenty of features to keep the kids entertained for a couple of hours. They do birthday parties too.
Birds of Prey Centre (11 miles)
Birds of Prey Centre A centre with over 200 birds of prey from around the world with flying displays and other activities. Experience Days available, including some that are especially for kids.
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 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!
Brook Stables Riding School (12 miles)
Brook Stables Riding School is a Riding School and Pony Club Centre. We have a great team of horses and ponies to suit both children and adults of all abilities. Peaceful setting with direct access to miles of woodland trails.
The Lodge (12 miles)
The Lodge 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!
Dunstable Downs (12 miles)
Dunstable Downs 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. Their friendly experts pride themselves on welcoming absolute beginners.
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.
Birchwood Indoor Play Area (12 miles)
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.
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.
DJ's Jungle Adventure Soft Play Centre (13 miles)
St Albans
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 childrenâs activities, plus indoor and outdoor trails. Drop-in activities for children every school holiday plus special events through the...

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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