Hertfordshire has some amazing activities to keep your family occupied this holiday. Here are a few of our personal favourites. Keep in mind that 2014 is going to be unseasonably warm, and perhaps pack some extra water. For longer trips, you may want to bring along a couple of books from our summer reading suggestions.
Herfordshire Sports Village includes a climbing wall, 25m pool and facilities that are both indoor and outdoor for children and families. There’s a Café Sport, for drinks and snacks. Features holiday courses like swim lesson crash courses, Multi Activity Day Camps, and Mini-Boots Football.
Go Wild at the Galleria is located on Comet Way in Hatfield. It features a safe environment for children to navigate slides, tunnels, rope walks, climbing frames, and more. There’s an area for toddlers as well.
Hatfield House and Park has been around for over 400 years. Find out more in Hatfield’s Horrible History, feed the animals at Hatfield Park Farm (ages 3-15,) or explore Stable Yard’s Toy Shop and Gift Shop. There’s a family restaurant, adventure playground (Bloody Hollow,) and a free tractor ride.
Hatfield Swim Centre is a great spot for swimming with outdoor areas for Football, Cricket, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Rugby and more. In terms of swimming, there’s a learner pool with a bubble machine, and a 33m main pool that allows for a full length to be swum in shallow and deep water.
Butterfly World hosts over 600 tropical butterflies. There’s a natural play area and a chance to experience life as an insect in the Through the Flower Pot Garden. Hands on handling takes place in the Insect Study Centre, workshops are available, and there’s a Nectar House Café and Gift Shop.
Warner Bros Studio Tour in London showcases behind the scenes magic of the Harry Potter Films. Open seven days a week and has a Studio Café.
Shepreth Wildlife Park has everything from tigers to bats. There’s also a café, a large soft indoor and impressive outdoor play area complete with pirate ship and zip wire. Outdoor picnic areas are there as well as a shop for souvenirs.
Paradise Wildlife Park has five adventure playgrounds and is known as Britain’s most interactive wildlife park. There are three locations to eat, and a gift shop. There are over 400 animals in the park, and some can be touched and fed.
Whatever holiday adventure you choose, stay safe, have fun, and make a positive contribution!