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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Visitors at Colchester Castle Museum

Colchester Castle Museum

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Colchester Castle Museum follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, Norman invaders, the Witchfinder General and the devastation of Queen Boudica!...

Man resting in gardens at Castle Park and Gardens in Colchester

Castle Park and Gardens

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Castle Park and Gardens is a town centre oasis: terrific to retreat to with the family for an afternoon, featuring loads of things to see and do with...

Riders in go karts at Whilton Mill in Daventry

Whilton Mill

  • Daventry
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

The friendly but professional Whilton Mill circuit is an ideal place for kids to experience the thrills of karting within their own age group in a re...

Outside view of Hollytrees Museum in Colchester

Hollytrees Museum

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A rather highlight of the Hollytrees Museum is the little Hollytrees Museum! What a delight for any child to nose through a dolls house that's a thor...

Toddler soft play area at Mini Mayhem in Crawley

Mini Mayhem Soft & Role Play1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Crawley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Mini Mayhem Soft & Role Play is a clean and friendly soft play area for children aged from 0 to 10 years, located in the County Mall in Crawley....

Tenpin Colchester

Tenpin Colchester

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Like trips to the seaside or football in the park, bowling is a classic day out. Bring it bang up to date with UV lights, neon pins and one groovy so...

Black carrion crow at High Woods Country Park in Colchester

High Woods Country Park

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Covering woodland, marshland, lake and wildflower meadows, High Woods Country Park boasts a wealth of explorable terrain with intriguing nature walks...

Kids playing zorb football at Colchester Leisure World

Colchester Leisure World4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Fitness and fun make the perfect combination for an afternoon at Colchester Leisure World. The fitness pool is 25m long with six lanes for slow, medi...

Lazer tag room at Lazer World in Crawley

Lazer World

  • Crawley
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Lazer World is a great example of the modern classic of live gaming: Lazer Tag! Use a deadly looking harmless phasor to stalk friends and family thro...

Exhibition of Top Secret base in World War II at Harrington Aviation Museum

Harrington Aviation Museum

  • Harrington
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Harrington Aviation Museums comprise the Carpetbagger Aviation and Secret War Museum. These museums offer a rare look at life on this Top Secret...

Outside view of Bourne Mill in Colchester

Bourne Mill

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century. Bourne Mill is set in tranquil...

Millpond Adventure Playground

  • Crawley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Millpond Adventure Playground is an extensive but free to use public playspace with a Castle theme, offering indoor and outdoor facilities, parents'...

Sunset at West Mersea Beach

West Mersea Beach

  • West Mersea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

There’s nothing like the feeling you’ve discovered something new, which is exactly what you’ll get from a visit to West Mersea Beach. Set in an islan...

Waterlea Adventure Playground

  • Crawley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Waterlea Adventure Playground with an Adventure Cove theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports,...

Garden at Coton Manor in Northampton

Coton Manor

  • Northampton
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Coton Manor has a beautiful 10 acre garden set in the peaceful Northamptonshire countryside, originally laid out in the 1920s, with pleasing landscap...

Historic bus at Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums in Witney

Oxford Bus Museum and Morris Museum

  • Witney
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Oxford Bus Museum and Morris Museum is a great place for the family, with something for everyone to enjoy. 100 years ago, William Morris started the...

Clare Park

  • Maidstone
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Clare Park is Maidstone's first Green Flag awarded green space and with good reason: there are well landscaped swathes and mature scenic woodland wit...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Odiham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Odiham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ahoy there! Today your pirate hat is going to have to double up as a thinking cap, as the Odiham Treasure Hunt Trail demands code cracking, clue bust...

Toddler soft play area at Cheeky Dino Play Centre in Maidstone

Cheeky Dino Play Centre

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Dinosaurs are usually scaly, maybe scary, but cheeky?! Well, at the Cheeky Dino soft play centre, there’s plenty to keep a smile on your little lizar...

People rollerskating at Rollerworld Quasar Colchester

Rollerworld Quasar Colchester

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Get your skates on at Rollerworld Quasar and enjoy a family-friendly skating experience with catchy music, disco lights and plenty of room to show of...

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