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Activities in Hertfordshire

Nov 25, 2022
Warner Bros Studios in Hertfordshire
If you're up for an adrenaline, fun-filled weekend in Hertfordshire, you'll be spoilt for choice. This county in the East of England has something to suit all tastes and age ranges, from wildlife centres to interactive museums and exciting adventure parks.

So, whether you want to take your kids on a trip during half-term or fancy a solo adventure, read on to find our list of best activities in Hertfordshire. 

Best adult activities in Hertfordshire

Planning a solo trip? A romantic getaway? Or a weekend with friends? No matter what you're up to, Hertfordshire brims with fantastic indoor and outdoor activities. Here are our top picks.

Berkhamstead Castle

Found a stone's throw from Berkhamstead city centre, Berkhamstead Castle encompasses centuries of history and is one of the county's main attractions. It was built in 1066 by Robert, Count of Mortain, to control a key route between London and the Midlands. Today, this Norman motte-and-bailey castle can be visited inside, along with its magnificent gardens.  

Open: Every day between 09:00-18:00

Find out more: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/berkhamsted-castle/

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Buckle up for an unforgettable day at Lee Valley White Water Centre. Located in Waltham Cross, it promises plenty of entertainment, from rafting and canoeing to paddleboarding and hydrospeeding. And if you're tired after all the effort, grab a bite at the Terrace Bar & Café on-site.


Open: Wednesday from 08:00-21:30; Thursday and Friday from 08:00-20:30; Saturday and Sunday from 08:00-18:30

Find out more: https://www.better.org.uk/destinations/lee-valley

De Havilland Aircraft Museum

If you have a passion for aviation, you can't miss De Havilland Aircraft Museum. Situated in London Colney, this fascinating gallery is the oldest in the UK and pays tribute to de Havilland Aircraft. It contributed to Britain's history of aircraft development during the 20th century by devising the Moth biplane, Fox Moth and WWII Mosquito multirole aeroplane, among many others.


Open: From Wednesday to Sunday between 10:30-15:30

Find out more: https://www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk/

Best family activities in Hertfordshire

If you're travelling to Hertfordshire with your whole family, you'll be pleased to know that there are many family-friendly activities here. Below we've rounded up our favourites.

Willows Activity Park

Sitting next door to St Albans, Willow Activity Park makes a great afternoon outdoors with your kids. Home to more than 300 farm animals and 40 activities, great fun abounds here. You can get up close with the animals, explore the local countryside on Tristan the Runaway Tractor or attend a children's show.


Open: From Monday to Friday between 10:00-17:30

Find out more: https://www.willowsactivityfarm.com/


Rye-assic Adventure Park

Located near Hoddesdon, Rye-assic Adventure Park is an indoor and outdoor entertainment venue suitable for children aged 0-12. The soft play area features three zones, The Soccer Cage, The Big Red Bus and the Giant Play Station, while you can also opt for a game of bowling, basketball or wall-climbing.


Find out more: https://www.rye-house.co.uk/

Warner Bros Studio Tour

Harry Potter fans, are you ready to embark on an adventure like no other? The Warner Bros Studio Tour will take you on a magical journey through the history of this best-selling saga. You'll find everything, from the original costumes and weapons to worldwide-famous sets, including the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley and Platform 9 ¾.


Find out more: https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/


It goes without saying that there is never a dull moment in Hertfordshire. If you're planning to stay longer in the county and are looking for a place to eat, make sure you read our guides to the best pubs and restaurants. Discover our thorough buying guides with all you need to know when buying a new house. We are here to help you through your house buying journey.