Best Parks and Playgrounds In Essendon, Hertfordshire

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Essendon in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 190 Essendon parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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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...

Willows Activity Farm

  • St Albans
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Willows Activity Farm is a lovely way to share a little something special from your childhood, with tonnes of traditional fare and a healthy dose of...

River Lee Counrty Park

  • Cheshunt
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Take a deep breath in of the lovely fresh air at River Lee Country Park in Hertfordshire, a great place to spend a day with the little ones where the...

Lee Valley Regional Park

  • Broxbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Whatever the kind of day out you're looking for, Lee Valley Regional Park has something for everyone, with 10,000 acres to explore and a whole host o...

Royal Gunpowder Mills

  • Waltham Abbey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Immerse the children in fun exploration of science, history and nature at theRoyal Gunpowder Mills. Set in 170 acres of beautiful, unique landscape,...

Waltham Abbey Gardens

  • Waltham Abbey
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Waltham Abbey Gardens is a truly magical and award winning site steeped in history and set in the grounds of the old Abbey, founded by King Henry II...

Malibus Soft Play5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Barnet
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Family owned and run for a terrific 17 years, Malibus Soft Play within Oak Hill Park Cafe offers a neat adventure play experience for under 7s to get...

Knebworth House Gardens and Park

  • Knebworth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Visitors the  Historical Knebworth House,  take a walk on the wild side and visit the Deer Park and the Dinosaur Trail with 72 life size dinosaurs. H...

Fairlands Valley Park

  • Stevenage
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Activities at Fairlands Valley Park include sailing bell boats and dragon boats, fishing, swimming in the paddling pools and playing on the children'...

Aldenham Country Park2.75 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Elstree
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Aldenham Country Playground is a purpose built place especially for children and young people with special needs. This multi-sensory play facility is...

Parndon Wood Nature Reserve

  • Harlow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Recorded as a woodland for at least 900 years, the Parndon Wood Nature Reserve is a haven for flora, fungi, birds, minibeasts, small mammals and deer...

Epping Forest and Visitor Centre

  • Epping
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Epping Forest is, at 6,000 acres, the largest public open space in the London area and stretches a massive 12 miles from Manor Park in East London to...

Church Farm

  • Stevenage
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Church farm is an all-round outdoor adventure! There are lots of animals to see, including 250 sheep and rams, 30 cattle, 24 pigs, hens, turkeys, gee...

Harlow Town Park

  • Harlow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The 164 acre park is a lovely place to visit in any season. There are attractive scenic landscapes, river walks and views, plus the paddling pool (op...

Tottenham Marshes

  • Tottenham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Discover all sorts of wildlife at Tottenham Marshes, a great place for little adventurers to connect with nature and explore.  This large park i...

Canons Park

  • Edgware
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Enjoy your own little escape in nature with a fun day out at Canons Park. Spread across 45 acres of greenlands, on the borders of Edgware and Stanmor...

The Gibberd Garden

  • Harlow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At The Gibberd Garden the softly designed glades, pools, lawns and alleys provide settings for some eighty varying sculptures, large ceramic pots and...

Golders Hill Park

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Its main characteristic is an expanse of grass, but it also has a formal flower garden next to a duck pond with a small humpback bridge, butterfly ho...

Woodberry Wetlands

  • Stoke Newington
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Woodberry Wetlands is a haven for wildlife and people, created at the Stoke Newington East Reservoir in Hackney. It is 17 hectares of reed-fringed po...

Cassiobury Park

  • Watford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

You've all been there in the summer holidays when pennies are tight, yet the children need to get out of the house. It’s times like these that you re...

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