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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Outside view of Freddies Den within Jim McDonald Centre in Hatfield

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...

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at DJ's Jungle Adventure Soft Play Centre in St Albans

DJ's Jungle Adventure Soft Play Centre

  • St Albans
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

DJ's Jungle Adventure is a warm and welcoming soft play experience with a complex multi-level play frame and a host of exciting features inside like...

Toddler soft play area at Big Space Indoor Play Centre in Harpenden

Big Space Indoor Play Centre

  • Harpenden
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

With a whole day of deep sanitisation every week this must be one of the squeakiest cleanest places to play in Hertfordshire! Big Space Indoor Play C...

Partyman World & Laser Kombat Stevenage

Partyman World & Laser Kombat Stevenage

  • Stevenage
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun-packed parties are an everyday occurrence at Partyman World Stevenage, with ball ponds, face painting and plenty of family-friendly activities. G...

Kids playing dodgeball on trampolines at Air Space Stevenage

Air Space Stevenage

  • Stevenage
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

At Air Space Stevenage, Powered by Oxygen Freejumping, kids are free to tumble, leap and play over 20,000 sq ft trampolines. Hopefully it’ll keep the...

Cineworld Stevenage

Cineworld Stevenage

  • Stevenage
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Treat yourself to a cinematic adventure; thrills, action, romance, or laughs - it's all in store at Cineworld Stevenage. Share the magic of the big s...

Family bowling at Hollywood Bowl Stevenage

Hollywood Bowl Stevenage

  • Stevenage
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Love bowling? Even if you didn't say "Yes" straight away, you're guaranteed a cracking time at Hollywood Bowl Stevenage. Both kids and adults are wel...

Roleplay city in 360 Play Stevenage

360 Play Stevenage

  • Stevenage
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Do your kids love rides and role play? Bring them to 360 Play Stevenage where they can enjoy both in a safe and stimulating environment. All inclusiv...

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

If you think The Postal Museum is just about getting your letters sent, think again! With a train ride, an adventure play zone and even a lion (?!),...

People skating at Pioneer Skatepark in St Albans

Pioneer Skatepark5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • St Albans
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Pioneer Skatepark is a fun place to be for all ages, young and old. The indoor area has a range or ramps to suit everyone's ability. The skatepark al...

Man on zip wire at Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage

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'...

Auditorium at Hertford Theatre

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...

Outside view of Hertford Museum

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...

Boy on zip wire at Go Ape Woburn

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...

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...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

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...

Kids on swing at Willows Activity Farm in St Albans

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...

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...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Make new discoveries on the St Katherine Docks self guided themed Treasure Trail as you hunt for the long lost treasure! Can you solve the clues and...

Girl in ball pit at Woodys Play Barn in Ware

Woodys Play Barn

  • Ware
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Woodys Play Barn is an all weather wonderland ideal for keeping kids happy and busy. The indoor play area covers 2000sq ft of space spread over 2 lev...

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