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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Hemel Hempstead

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1376 fun things to do in Hemel Hempstead 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 – 934 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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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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...

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...

Young adults playing at Quasar Hemel Hempstead

Quasar Hemel Hempstead

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Up for a game of laser tag? Head out to Quasar Hemel Hempstead and have a go at the world's only multi-theme Quasar laser tag arena! With great futur...

Kids in swimming lesson at Sportspace Hemel Hempstead

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead is the main sports centre and has a varied and exciting programme. You can book a badminton court or squash court for a fa...

DJs Play Park role play area

DJ's Play Park

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for indoor fun? Try DJ’s Play Park - a colourful, inviting soft play centre in Hemel Hempstead. Kids can run wild in a large multi-level soft...

Girl snowboarding at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead

The Snow Centre

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Indoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead is the newest Snowsports destination in the UK. Home to a 160m main slope and the largest indoor lesson slope in t...

Cineworld Hemel Hempstead

Cineworld Hemel Hempstead

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

How about a day at the movies? Enjoy the best of new kids' films and family movies at Cineworld Hemel Hempstead. Share the magic of the big screen wi...

Kids ice skating at Planet Ice Hemel Hempstead

Planet Ice Hemel Hempstead

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Planet Ice Hemel Hempstead is a welcoming ice rink that's ideal for active families to come get their skate on! With dedicated family sessions as wel...

Skate board at The XC in Hemel Hempstead

The XC

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Features at The XC include a super modern skate park, a 14m indoor climbing wall, one of the biggest organic indoor caving systems in the world, mult...

Kids looking for clues on The Berkhamsted Mystery Treasure Trail

The Berkhamsted Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Berkhamsted
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Can you solve the mystery on the Berkhamsted self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail? An easy to follow route will lead you around as you search fo...

Ruins at Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted Castle

  • Berkhamsted
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Berkhamsted Castle has opportunities for enjoyment for all ages. Pre-school children can run about safely in the bailey and play games. Older childre...

Family reading displays at Warner Bros Studio Tour London in Leavesden

Warner Bros Studio Tour London5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Leavesden
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Warner Bros Studio Tour London provides an amazing opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. This unique walking tour takes you beh...

Girl in ball pit at The Kidzone in Berkhamsted

The Kidzone

  • Berkhamsted
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The elaborately themed Kidzone is a dinosaur extravaganza with bonus underwater and pirate zones! Packed full of colourful characters and all the cla...

Mother's Day craft at The Pottery Project in Berkhamsted

The Pottery Project

  • Berkhamsted
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The Pottery Project in Berkhamsted is a great place to meet friends, bring the kids, or just indulge yourself in creativity. We have an extensive ran...

Outside view of Verulamium Museum in St Albans

Verulamium Museum

  • St Albans
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Verulamium Museum you can study some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean and explore recreated Roman rooms, wa...

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Vue Watford

  • Watford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Have a great day out, regardless of the weather! Jump into movie magic at Vue Watford, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting action fi...

Kids in ball pit at Gambado Watford

Gambado Watford5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Watford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Gambado offers acres of play and fun for children to explore! This huge indoor soft play has three levels full of slides, swings, cargo nets and gian...

Family bowling at Hollywood Bowl in Watford

Hollywood Bowl Watford

  • Watford
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Get a generous serving of good-hearted family fun with a game of tenpin bowling at Hollywood Bowl Watford Woodside. Kids, grandparents and anyone els...

A group of kids playing Paintball at KidsPaintball in Watford

KidsPaintball Watford

  • Bricket Wood
  • Outdoor
  • Paintballing

Got mini adventurers? Then head down to KidsPaintball in Watford, where little ones (from age 8) can experience this super fun low impact paintball w...

Girls painting at Pots of Art Ceramic Studion in St Albans

Pots of Art Ceramic Studio

  • St Albans
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

With special messy sessions for under 5s, an available pallet of 28 (lead free!) colours, 100 items to choose from and free refreshments, you're not...

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