Best Things To Do & Days Out In Essendon, Hertfordshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1426 fun things to do in Essendon for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 962 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Essendon day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Essendon with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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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...

Go Ape Cockfosters

  • Enfield
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Trade the city centre in for a family forest adventure at Go Ape Cockfosters. As the highest Go Ape course in the South East, as well as part of Lond...

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...

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...

Northaw Great Wood

  • Cuffley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Northaw Great Wood is one of Hertfordshire's largest remaining historic wood pasture commons and should be enjoyed while it lasts! It comprises open...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Freddies Den

  • Hatfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Freddie's Den is a soft play area for children up to the aged of 8. Based in the Jim McDonald community centre the play frame is packed with obstacle...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hertford Theatre

  • Hertford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Hertford Theatre is your local family-friendly venue, right at the heart of Hertford. The location is convenient and easily accessible, so don’t hesi...

Hertford Museum

  • Hertford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Hertford Museum is a gem of a local history museum in the centre of the pretty county town of Hertford. At Hertford Museum there are lots to keep chi...

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...

The Hertford Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Hertford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Search high, low and just about everywhere on The Hertford Mystery Treasure Trail. You’re sure to see some fantastic sights as you sniff out buried t...

Furzefield Leisure Centre Soft Play

  • Potters Bar
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a lovely soft play area for your under-11s? From the heights of the giant spider tower to the wavy slopes of the spiral slides - your lit...

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