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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Hereford

Welcome to a rural paradise with great family attractions and discover all brilliant things to do in Hereford that will make your next day out with the kids truly unforgettable.

Teach your little explorers the secrets of orienteering and the great outdoors at The Herefordshire Trail; it’s a whopping 150 mile route through the spectacular countryside. Another great Hereford family attraction is Haugh Woods Butterfly Trails. There you can wander through 350 acres of ancient woodland as butterflies and moths flutter around your head on one of the many trails. There are information boards along the way to tell you all about the species you’ll discover so you can learn to spot your favourite.

Fancy an educational day out? Learn about how cider has been made over the years at The Cider Museum Hereford or try The Waterworks Museum where you can look at the history of drinking water in the area.

For more indoor fun in Hereford, check out Play Planet Soft Play, go roller  skating at The Core, or simply go for a swim at Hereford Leisure Pool.  There are lots more things to do in Hereford for you to discover, so go ahead and take a look!

Oh, and before you go, here are the UK school holiday dates to help you plan ahead.

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Hen party at Manic Ceramics in Hereford

Manic Ceramics

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

At Manic Ceramics whether you want to make a unique and special gift, a baby keepsake or just to spend a relaxing time together with the family, they...

Tudor building at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the family friendly Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, some of the cooler exhibits include a hive of live bees, a two headed calf, a two metre long...

Walking trail at The Herefordshire Trail in Hereford

The Herefordshire Trail

  • Hereford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Herefordshire Trail is great for families into orienteering and map reading as well as the hiker types, being basically is a long distance path t...

Hereford cathedral on Curious About Hereford trail

Curious About Hereford

  • Hereford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Hereford: two self guided walks to help you (re-) discover the city. Enjoy them separately, or join them together to form a longer walk...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Hereford

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From the biggest blockbusters coming out of Hollywood to those hidden indie darlings, fans of all ages can find something to love at ODEON Hereford....

Families on train at Broomy Hill Miniature Railway in Broomy Hill

Broomy Hill Miniature Railway

  • Broomy Hill
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Entirely hand built by a local society since 1962, the Broomy Hill Miniature Railway is a charming treat for your little trainspotters, provided you...

People swimming in Hereford Leisure Pool

Hereford Leisure Pool5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Hereford Leisure Pool features a wave machine and a water slide (available at certain sessions only so be sure to check!) plus a beach area and a...

Staff on soft play frame at Play Planet Soft Playcentre in Hereford

Play Planet Soft Playcentre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Play Planet offers a nice big 3 floor play space with loads of lightly outer space themed features to exercise and entertain the kids, including iter...

Smocks dress and cap at The Cider Museum Hereford

The Cider Museum Hereford

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Cider Museum Hereford provides an interesting look at how cider has been made over the centuries, and has an extensive collection, which includes...

People bowling at MFA Bowl in Hereford

MFA Bowl Hereford

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

MFA Bowl Hereford Tenpin bowling is a great family activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family in all weathers! A really simple but addictive ga...

Sign at The Waterworks Museum in Hereford

The Waterworks Museum

  • Hereford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Waterworks Museum is based in a Victorian pumping station that served Hereford for 120 years, and tells the story of drinking water throughout th...

Roller skate arena at The Core in Hereford

The Core5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

The Core is the new name for Herefordshire Roller Skating club and is primarily a Roller Rink, but also offers laser tag games, an Archery Club, and...

Swimming pool at Hereford Leisure Centre

Hereford Leisure Centre

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Hereford Leisure Centre: you name it, they’ve got it covered. Sports, soft play and a sure bet for a day out with the kids. Their indoor soft play ar...

Visitors at Herefordshire Nature Trust in Tupslet

Herefordshire Nature Trust

  • Tupsley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Herefordshire is often described as England's most rural county, with a rich mosaic landscape of small fields, ancient hedgerows and wooded hills. Fr...

Instructor teaching kids at Green Spider Climbing in Hereford

Green Spider Climbing

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Enjoy climbing no matter the weather at Green Spider Climbing - Hereford’s only indoor climbing wall! Anyone from 4 to adults can have a go, so it’s...

People with horses in The Equestrian Centre at Holme Lacy

The Equestrian Centre at Holme Lacy

  • Holme Lacy
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved The Equestrian Centre at Holme Lacy welcomes beginners to competition riders over 10 years old. You can choose your preference from priv...

Caravans at Bishops Meadow in Hereford

Bishops Meadow

  • Hereford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bishops Meadow This parkland on the banks of the River Wye right in the centre of Hereford is great for quiet recreation whatever the time of year an...

Wood butterfly in Haugh Woods Butterfly Trails in Hereford

Haugh Woods Butterfly Trails

  • Hereford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Haugh Woods Butterfly Trails are 2 trails through the ancient Haugh Woods, that have been set up by the Forestry England and Butterfly Conservation t...

HS Activities

  • Hereford
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Come to HS Activities, in Herefordshire, and let your little warriors enjoy the thrill of paintball without the mess or the bruises. Take part in a g...

Aerial view of Queenswood Country Park in Leominster

Queenswood Country Park

  • Leominster
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

The glorious Queenswood Country Park is a classic location for an outdoor family adventure with lots of natural delights to see as you explore, plus...

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