With its captivating blend of history, natural wonders, and cultural treasures, Hertfordshire promises an unforgettable journey. History comes alive in Hertfordshire, home to ancient sites and stately homes. Explore the majestic Hatfield House, a Jacobean mansion with beautiful gardens, or step into the grandeur of Knebworth House, steeped in centuries of history. Discover the remains of Roman Verulamium in St Albans or wander through the medieval streets of Hertford. Discover the tranquil beauty of the Lee Valley Regional Park, perfect for cycling, walking, or boating along its serene waterways. Explore the stunning Ashridge Estate, with its ancient woodlands and rolling hills, or marvel at the colourful displays in the renowned gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley. Immerse yourself in Hertfordshire's vibrant cultural scene. Visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour to experience the magic of the Harry Potter films or indulge in world-class art at the prestigious Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.
If you are looking for something to do that won't break the bank then we have some suggestions of free activities that you can do with all of the family in the area. Top of our list is Cassiobury Park, located near Watford. With 200 acres of green space, the park is home to a playground, splash pool, a miniature railway and various events held throughout the year.
If you have a history buff or culture vulture in your group, then head out to the Natural History Museum at Tring. Here there is everything from tiny beetles to huge bears, and why not treat yourselves to a slice of cake in the cafe afterwards? Likewise, the Stable Yard at Hatfield House has a large range of seasonal activities from beer festivals, face painting and live music throughout the year. Both are free to visitors.
Paradise Wildlife Park, is a paid attraction, but well worth a visit as it is one ofthe leading zoos in Europe, with over 400 exotic wild animals. Here you can meet the largest anaconda in the UK or try to spot small monkeys. With over 30 different pre-booked exotic animal experiences on offer, there is defintly something for everyone.