Things To Do
From stately homes to skate parks, there is no end to fun days out to be had on your doorstep!
Warner Bros Studio Tour
Hertfordshire is famous for its links to the film industry! So why not explore the magical world of wizardry and witchcraft at Hogwarts with a day out at the Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter!
Explore actual sets from the Harry Potter film series alongside props, costumes and art that appeared in the extremely popular franchise. An exciting new expansion was also revealed in March 2017 – the Forbidden Forest. Make sure to grab some Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans or a Chocolate Frog afterwards.
Natural History Museum
If history is more your thing, then check out the Natural History Museum in Tring. Once the private museum of victorian MP and zoologist Lionel Walter Rothschild, this is one of the country’s finest collections of stuffed mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. Entry is free of charge although donations are very welcome.
Paradise Wildlife Park
To see all your favourite animals, there is no better place than Paradise Wildlife Park located in Broxbourne. It’s the only place in the UK where you can see all big five cats in the same place! You can even enjoy tea with the tigers in the Tiger Tree Tops Cafe.
As well as rolling countryside to explore, there are some truly gorgeous parks spread throughout the county. Why not spend the day exploring Cassiobury Park in Watford. An ideal spot for a picnic as well as a safe space to let little legs burn off some energy.
The Gothic Manor, Knebworth House is more than just a stately home. Surrounded by 250 acres of beautiful grounds, there is an Edwardian garden, a maze as well as a life size dinosaur trail.
Surely there is no better day out in the summer than an outside swimming pool! Letchworth, Hitchin and Ware boast their own outside lidos. Open May through to September, they even offer swimming lessons to build your water confidence.
During the summer months you can harvest and pick your own fruit and veg at Cammas Hall Farm near Bishop's Stortford. Afterwards you can enjoy tea and cake in the Tea Barn while the kids enjoy the outside playground and sandpit. It's open Tuesday - Sunday through the open season.
For a spooky day out then a visit to Royston Cave is a must. This cave was stumbled upon quite by accident. However, its origin remains a mystery. On discovery human bones and trinkets were found within. The cave walls depict scenes of Christian symbology such as the crucifixion of Christ.
For upcoming events across the county visit: http://www.visitherts.co.uk/whats-on/find-events/