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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Watford

Watford is a place like no other - with farmyard animals, outdoor paddling pools and even a little magic, you’ll find plenty of great things to do in Watford any time of the year!

In the summer, head out to Cassiobury Park. With 190 acres of green space to explore it’s the largest public open space in Watford, and with a giant Paddling Pool Playground for the little ones to splash about in, it’s a seasonal must.

Fancy a day away from city life? One of the best things to do in Watford is meeting the friendly animals at Farmyard Funworld or go for a walk through ancient woodland at Whippendell Woods

Weather’s up against you? Keep your little ones active all year round at Cloud 9 Leisure. Home to a Ninja Warrior Course, Total Wipeout and special SEN sessions, it’s a great place to keep fit and burn off some energy.

Looking for something a little tamer? Take your next family day out to Hollywood Bowl Watford  - they’ve got classic tenpin, arcades and good food. What more could you want from an indoor attraction!

We promised you some magic at the start, so magic wands at the ready - time to visit The Warner Bros Studio Tour London! Step into the world of Harry Potter. Go behind the scenes and see your favourite artefacts, storylines and characters. Practice your spells and catch the train on platform 9 and ¾. It’s a recipe for a bewitching day out with the kids!
Need some help with your planning? Here’s a list of the UK school holiday dates - it might come in handy.

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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...

Cineworld Watford

Cineworld Watford

  • Watford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the world of classic movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Watford. Share the magic of the big screen with you...

Rock Up Watford

Rock Up Watford

  • Watford
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Take on the heights of Rock Up Watford and tackle 27 incredible fun climbing walls towering over 8m. Get creative and explore multiple routes to the...

Hollywood Bowl Watford Intu

Hollywood Bowl Watford Intu

  • Watford
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Looking for a place where the whole family can have fun together? Head to Hollywood Bowl at Watford Intu Shopping Centre for heaps of indoor entertai...

Lazer tag equipment at Laser Planet Watford

Laser Planet Watford

  • Watford
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Don your light vest and laser phasor and step into the future, today! A high tech version of tag where one is 'tagged' with the full blast of a drama...

Kids on slide at Parents Paradise in Bushey

Parents Paradise2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Bushey
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Keeping children entertained, active and safe is what you get at Parents Paradise. This play centre is for children up to the age of 11. The main pla...

Wide shot of water area at Cassiobury Park in Watford

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...

Kids on golf range in TopGolf Watford

TopGolf Watford

  • Watford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Crazy adventure is encouraged as you make your way around the 18 hole adventure course at TopGolf Watford. Surrounded by bubbling ponds, flowing stre...

Cheslyn House and Gardens

  • Watford
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Cheslyn House and Gardens is a beautiful place to relax and perhaps have a picnic. Kids will love running on the grass, looking at fish, newts, frogs...

Bluebells at Whippendell Woods in Watford

Whippendell Woods

  • Watford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Whippendell Woods is 165 acres of woodland, believed to be more than 400 years old, on the edges of Watford. Due to its variety of woodland habitats...

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...

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...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

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 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...

Young person playing football at Footgolf Rickmansworth

Footgolf Rickmansworth

  • Rickmansworth
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Footgolf is a rather addictive new sport combining the best of golf and football for a surreal sporting experience that quickly becomes your new favo...

Mum and son at Bentley Priory Museum in Stanmore

Bentley Priory Museum

  • Stanmore
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bentley Priory Museum celebrates the men and women of WWII in a history lesson like no other. Bring the past to life through interactive exhibits, in...

Walking path at Aldenham Country Park in Elsetree

Aldenham Country Park3 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...

Geese in lake at Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve

Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve

  • Rickmansworth
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

It can be hard to find a bit of tranquillity in life, which is why places like Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve are so important. This local na...

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...

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