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Outdoor Activities in Hertfordshire 


Looking for some fun outdoor activities to do in Hertfordshire? Then, look no further. Read our guide below and discover the best outdoor activities to do in Hertfordshire - free fun outdoor activities, budget-friendly activities for kids, toddlers, teens and adults too! We’ve also got some great fun outdoor family activities in Hertfordshire. 

Come rain or shine - there’s lots of exciting new things to get up to in Hertfordshire! 

Take a Spin at Go Karting

For an exciting day out at an affordable price, give go karting a spin in Hertfordshire. There are lots of tracks available in and around Hertfordshire, including Rye House or Karting Nation in Hoddesdon or TeamSport Go Karting in Watford. 

Usually, venues will cater to all ages, so you can even take your little ones along for an thrill-seeking day out. Plenty of go karting venues have facilities built for mixed age groups - so parents can get competitive with kids - don't let them win! 

Topgolf: A Top Hit for All Ages 

Of course, Topgolf also has a venue in Watford, and makes for a great rainy day activity to do in Hertfordshire. Again, all ages are welcome at Topgolf Watford - so it's a great day out for families, as well as couples looking for something a little different.

All skill levels are welcome at Topgolf. The climate-controlled bays mean whether it’s raining or sunny, cold or hot, it'll tick the box as a perfect outdoor activity in Hertfordshire. Topgolf Watford also has plenty of other facilities available, such as a full menu of food and drinks, a sports bar as well as an adventure golf course. If you're looking for an activity to keep them entertained in the school holidays, there's plenty to keep them entertained for a few hours. 

Visit the Zoo for a Classic Family-Friendly Day Out 

Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire makes for an interesting and educational family day out on the weekend or in the school holidays. All ages and guests are welcome at the zoo, and it is truly an exciting day out with plenty of animals to see and learn about.

They also have a World of Dinosaurs to explore, either by foot or train, featuring over 30 lifelike dinosaurs. A visit to the zoo in Hertfordshire is certainly one of the best outdoor activities to get up to in Hertfordshire. 

Discover the History of Hertfordshire at the Castle 

For another educational outdoor activity,  discover the history of Hertfordshire at Berkhamsted Castle. Dating back to the 11th century, Berkhamsted Castle is a must-see if you live nearby Hertfordshire or are visiting for a day. 

Something else that makes this a trip not to miss - entry is free! The 'motte-and-bakery' castle is a great local attraction located in the picturesque outdoors of Hertfordshire. Let the little ones run wild, enjoy a cup of tea at the cafe and go for a lovely walk in the surroundings. A trip to Berkhamsted Castle is a must! 

Hit the High Ropes Course 

Want a more adventurous and active outdoor activity to do in Hertfordshire? Then why not consider hitting the ropes. There are TONS of high rope courses available to visit at budget-friendly costs in and around Hertfordshire. However, The Edge course is one of the highest (great if you’re a thrill-seeker!). 

Those aged 7 - 65 years are welcome to take part in the course at The Edge, and get stuck into challenges and courses for everyone. Both adults and children are welcome at the high ropes course, so it makes for the perfect couples or family day out activity.

Take a Walk at Heartwood Forest 

If you’re looking for a more peaceful outdoor activity, then a trip to Heartwood Forest might be a good idea. Boasting lots of new walking trails, Heartwood Forest is one of the largest continuous new native forests in England. 

With four woods to explore, Heartwood Forest is great for kids to go exploring and makes for a lovely day out. There’s lots of seasonal wildlife to see - so a great outdoor activity for the nature-lovers. There are also natural playgrounds for the kids.

Walk, cycle or even horse-ride on one of the Heartwood Forest trails. There’s plenty of space for everyone to explore, and natural sights to see. 


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.