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Best things to do with Kids in watford

Looking for after-school or weekend activities in or around Watford? Or maybe you’d like to leave London and take the kids on an adventure? We’ve found some of the best options for you and your family to keep the young ones entertained! Some of the chosen activities are also sure to please the parents, with some great facilities.

Get Nostalgic At The Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour 

Located in Watford, the wizarding world awaits you and your family. This is obviously a must-do for Harry Potter fans as you’ll be taken to Hogwarts and be mesmorised by the Great Hall and Forbidden Forest. Most excitingly, ride the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 ¾, of course, and even take a ride in the flying car! They have many different ticket packages, and tickets are often sold in advance.

How Do I Get to Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour?

If you are a ticket holder, there is a free electric shuttle bus from Watford Junction every 30 minutes. If you’re driving, there is free parking with your ticket and the option to upgrade to priority parking for £10. 

Address: Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR
Price: Studio Tour from £51.50


Have A Hole Lotta’ Fun at Topgolf

The kids will love the 18-hole adventure golf course where they’ll encounter gurgling ponds, streams of water and large mountainous rocks. Be careful of the 14th hole though…the water might catch you by surprise!

This is not just a day out for the kids, there is plenty for the big kids (parents) to enjoy, too, including a bar, restaurant, big sport screen TVs and of course, the incredible Topgolf game itself. And there's no need to be concerned about unpredictable British weather - the Topgolf experience boasts all-weather facilities with covered hitting bays and heating in winter.

This is a great activity for either a weekday or at the weekend with kids because the venue is open from 9:00 am to 11:00pm on weekdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Keep an eye out for special offers, like the current 'buy one get one free' on games before 11am.

How Do I Get to Topgolf?

If you’re located in London, Topgolf Watford is conveniently located near the M25 and A41. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that they offer free parking, too.

Address: Bushey Mill Lane, Watford, Herts
Price: From £8 (Adults) and from £7 (Kids)


Picnic At Cheslyn House and Gardens

Escape London and pack a picnic, listen to the birds singing and let your young ones run wild in the beautiful gardens. This spot is often described as a hidden treasure where you’ll think you’ve been taken to a fairytale. You’ll likely spot a variety of wildlife, including squirrels, birds, fish in the ponds and plenty more. This is a great family spot, too, because there are conveniently located toilets and free parking, plus they're happy for you to bring your furry friends along.

How Do I Get to Cheslyn House and Gardens?

About a half-hour drive from Wembley, London, you’ll encounter Cheslyn House and Gardens. 

Address: Cheslyn House and Gardens, Nascot Wood Road, WD17 4SL
Price: Free


Run A’Muck at Oxhey Activity Park

Oxhey Activity Park is an ideal afternoon, morning or whole-day activity for the kids. This park offers endless fun for kids of all ages, from BMX, skate and scooter tracks to jungle trekking and tarzan-inspired rope climbing, this is one day that's sure to tire them out.

They’ve ensured there are activities that children with disabilities can take part in, too. But this park is not just for kids, extra attention has been paid to the facilities, so you can expect to find other features like clean toilets, ping pong and a place for parents to relax with a cup of coffee.

How Do I Get to Oxhey Activity Park?

Oxhey Acvtity Park is about half an hour from Wembley, London. There is a small, paid car park onsite. Some busses that run past the activity park are 142, 258, 306 and 8- Dalton Way bus stop is the closest and a 9-minute walk. 

Address: Wiggenhall Road, WD18 OHZ
Price: Free


Fun at Topgolf
So what is Topgolf? In short, we’re an entertainment experience, featuring a high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. With an outstanding food and beverage menu, climate-controlled hitting bays and music, every Topgolf has an energetic hum that you can feel as soon as you walk through the door.