20 Best Things To Do In Hertfordshire Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Hertfordshire

Armed with our list of great things to do with kids in Hertfordshire, you’ll never run out of ideas for what to do with the kids ever again! 

 

Feel like a king of the jungle at Paradise Wildlife Park, one of the best family days out in Hertfordshire. It’s not just a zoo, they actually have an epic World of Dinosaurs area which is home to 30 life-sized moving and roaring dinosaurs. What kid wouldn’t go crazy about that?! 

How about snow all year round? Visit The Snow Centre with the kids and you’ll be sledging, skiing and snowboarding in the July heat if you want to, no problem! While we’re talking about unique family attractions in Hertfordshire, let’s get a little cheeky and add one a bit further out - Warner Bros Studio Tour London, the home of everything Harry Potter. It’s worth travelling to!

One of our absolute favourite days out in Hertfordshire is Willows Activity Farm. If you love Peter Rabbit, you’ll soon be won over too. There’s a whole Peter-themed adventure playground full of funfair rides and farmyard friends! 

There’s so much to talk about - from exploring the beautiful estate of Hatfield House and Park to getting soaked at Lee Valley White Water Centre, but we’d better stop chatting about and let you explore all the amazing things to do in Hertfordshire. 

By the way, here are the UK school holiday dates for you, in case you need them.

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Mr Mulligan's Stevenage

Mr Mulligan's Stevenage

  • Stevenage
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Think you know golf? Think again as at Mr Mulligan's Stevenage, it comes served with dinosaurs, deep sea beasties and UV lights. Good luck! Explore t...

Kids jumping at Cloud 9 Leisure, Watford

Cloud 9 Leisure

  • Watford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bounce sky high on all sorts of inflatable fun at Cloud 9 Leisure. A Ninja Warrior Course, Total Wipeout and special SEN sessions make it the best wa...

A group of adults in the Nets Adventure at Go Ape Black Park

Go Ape Black Park

  • Wexham
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Fancy a truly memorable day out? With high ropes, nets, trampolines and even a forest segway experience to share with your tiny adventurers, at Go Ap...

Bath house at Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn Roman Baths

  • Welwyn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Welwyn Roman Baths... tunnel below the A1(M) motorway, and through time, to the world of the Romans, with a visit to this fascinating archaeological...

Baby Play area at Soft Play City in Welwyn Garden City

Soft Play City

  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Soft play is your kids’ favourite? Time to take them to Soft Play City - a bright, clean and spacious centre where your little ones can play safely w...

Kids in roller disco at Rollercity in Welwyn Garden City

Rollercity

  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Have you ever seen someone sad whilst roller skating? Of course not! Let the good times roll while all the family get fitter at Rollercity! Think of...

Outside view of Shaws Corner in Welwyn

Shaws Corner

  • Welwyn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Shaw's Corner Home to the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw for over 40 years, Shaw's Corner is a 1902 Arts and Crafts house set in a quintessent...

Entrance to Gosling Sports, Ski and Board Park in Welwyn Garden City

Gosling Sports, Ski and Board Park

  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Gosling Sports, Ski and Board Park is all about keeping families fit but making things fun in the process. This isn’t your average fitness centre. Af...

Baby in ball pit at Jungle Mania Play Centre Welwyn Garden City

Jungle Mania Play Centre Welwyn Garden City

  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jungle Mania Play Centre has a 65 individual play features involved in an epic 3 level play frame offering a full and extravagant play experience tha...

A family doing a treasure trail

St Albans Treasure Trail

  • St Albans
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Who doesn’t love a bit of buried loot? See what you can dig up on the Old St Albans Treasure Trail. It’s a great way to work as a team and get outdoo...

Mead Open Farm

Mead Open Farm3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Billington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

As well as adventure play and all sorts of action, Mead Open Farm is home to some of the cutest creatures around. Prepare for your heart to melt! Str...

Seating area at Hatfield Kids Funzone

Hatfield Kids Funzone

  • Hatfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Hatfield Kids' Funzone based in Birchwood Leisure Centre, is a brilliant soft play centre offering 3 levels of fun for toddlers and children (up to a...

Sign at Mill Green Mill and Museum in Hatfield

Mill Green Mill and Museum

  • Hatfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Mill Green Mill and Museum is a fascinating place for children and adults. There has been a mill on our site for a thousand years, and we still work...

Crafts at Potstop in Knebworth

Potstop

  • Knebworth
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Potstop paint-your-own pottery studio is a light and airy space where you can come with your children to have some creative fun. Come and choose from...

A little boy feeding a camel at Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife Park

  • Broxbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Enjoy an award-winning day out at Paradise Wildlife Park, home to over 800 exotic animals and over 30 animatronic dinosaurs at World of Dinosaurs. It...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Hatfield

  • Hatfield
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Take your pick of the latest indie darlings, animated adventures or the biggest blockbusters coming out of Hollywood, all at ODEON Hatfield. With 9 s...

Sisters swimming at Hatfield Swim Centre

Hatfield Swim Centre4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hatfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Hatfield Swim Centre is a perfect place for families to get fit while having lots of fun! The centre’s three swimming pools, including a teaching poo...

Soft play area at Go Wild at the Galleria in Hatfield

Get Wild at the Galleria

  • Hatfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

We’ve heard something through the grapevine about Get Wild at the Galleria, Hertfordshire; it’s a fantastic day out in a jungle themed soft play cent...

Outside view of Hatfield House and Park

Hatfield House and Park

  • Hatfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Does your family love animals? Then Hatfield Park Farm is the place for you! Meet new animals, have great fun in the adventure park or simply stroll...

Girl in swimming pool at Hertfordshire Sports Village in Hatfield

Hertfordshire Sports Village5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hatfield
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

There are loads to keep the whole family fit and healthy at Hertfordshire Sports Village. With a gym, pool, indoor and outdoor facilities and activit...

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