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Fun Things to Do in Hertfordshire for Children


Hertfordshire is renowned for its stunning garden cities and is packed with fun indoor and outdoor activities. If you're looking for ideas for where to take the kids, this article has got you covered. It includes a list of activities that are suitable for all weathers and interests, and even has some suggestions for adults.

Best indoor activities in Hertfordshire

Topgolf is an excellent option for a day out, with an 18-hole adventure golf course and well-equipped hitting bays for all weathers. It is a top choice for families, as kids and adults can enjoy their own bay and play together. They also have a junior zone and offer kids' golf training. Planning your visit is easy and can be done through the website.

Number: (01923) 222045

Warner Bros. Studio Tours
Harry Potter fans of all ages will love exploring the wizarding world at the Warner Bros. Studio in Hertfordshire. Guests can see original props and costumes, and visit magnificent sets like Diagon Alley, Platform 9 ¾, The Great Hall, and Forbidden Forest. Pricing details can be found on their website.


Planet Ice
This indoor ice rink is perfect for a fun day out with the whole family. There are deals for both peak and off-peak seasons, and discounts for those who have their own skates. Little penguins are also available to help younger children. You can book in advance through their website.


Berkhamstead Castle
This castle, once a Royal Palace where Elizabeth I spent part of her childhood, is a fantastic way to enjoy a day out. You can explore the ruins and let the kids run around, while setting up a picnic lunch on the grounds.


Best outdoor activities in Hertfordshire

Paradise Wildlife Park
This is a great way to spend a whole day in Hertfordshire, with so many exotic animals to see including big cats (which you can choose to hand feed, too!), meerkats, penguins and much more. The kids will love the Rex Express train ride that moves them through the wondrous world of prehistoric creatures, giving them the chance to learn and engage. Any keen palaeontologists will also have the opportunity to dig up dinosaur bones with the dino-dig excavation. 

Number: 01992 470490

Willows Activity Farm
This farm offers a Peter Rabbit and Friends theme, with farm animals onsite for kids to feed and pat. Younger children will love imaginative play in Cotton-Tail Village, where they can experience a vet, classroom, and shop. There are also Peter Rabbit shows and meet and greets available at no extra cost. Pricing details and the program can be viewed on their website.

Number: 0333 3312060

Teamworks Go-Karting
Ideal for families with older children, Teamworks Go-Karting offers an exciting racing experience. They also have a family track and junior karts available for younger children. You can book in advance through their website or by calling the number listed.

Phone: 0121 703 61 65

Vertigo Adventures

This adventure park offers high ropes, low ropes, a 165-foot flying fox and much more. There are activities for most age groups, starting from 5 years old to adults. This family-friendly day out will challenge you and your kids, and keep you busy all day long. There is also a cafe which provides hot and cold food, and drinks - but you can choose to pack a picnic, too.

Phone: 01707 328594

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.