Head East to Hertfordshire’s largest district. Comprising five historic towns, East Hertfordshire has a delightful market town and beautiful rural environment that is sure to please all visitors – and boast some incredible attractions to boot.
Active & Outdoors
The Lee Valley Leisure Trust has a phenomenal choice of sporting facilities including the White Water Centre at Waltham Cross, as well as cycling and boating. With stunning parkland and nature reserves Lee Valley has something for everyone.
A true jewel in Hertfordshire’s crown is The Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green. Established to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts (in particular the works of Henry Moore) this incredible exhibition space, studio and sculpture garden is a joy for people of all ages. Comprising a visitor centre, café, regular events, and fantastic exhibitions, the space at Perry Green is well worth a visit.
Wild Days Out
For a wild day out and an exotic experience, the impressive Paradise Wildlife Park offers families and animals lovers a sensation day out. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Broxbourne Woods, it is one of the leading zoos in Europe, offering over 30 different pre-bookable exotic animal experiences from feeding big cats, shadowing a keeper and tickling a tapir!
Or for something more pagan, a visit to Celtic Harmony Camp will give you first-hand experience of how the people of the Iron Age lived over 2000 years ago – it’s one of the largest reconstructed Iron Age settlements in the UK, and the camp teaches about the food, clothes and activities of our Celtic ancestors and is a renowned centre for archery.
Hertford Theatre is another real crowd pleaser and is one of the region’s most popular arts venues. Experience an evening of world-class theatre, cinema, comedy or music in one of the auditoriums. Alternatively, if you’re feeling arty yourself, why not join in one of the hugely popular classes or courses? Take a look at the Theatre’s calendar to narrow down your top picks for this year.
If you’re looking for accommodation in East Hertfordshire, look no further than the Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Ware. Situated on over 200 acres of lush Hertfordshire parkland, this Jacobean country manor is a spectacular sight. Every one of the 161 tastefully appointed suites features unique personal touches and state-of-the-art amenities. Play a round of golf on the 18-hole championship course, treat yourself to an afternoon of tranquillity at the hotel’s signature spa, or enjoy exquisite dining options from a collection of hotel restaurants.
For more information on East Herts, visit the East Herts Council website