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Ellie Graham
19th March 2024

The winter cobwebs are being dusted off, the sun is making its re-appearance, and we’re getting ready to get out and about once more in Hertfordshire as spring arrives! With the new season comes the Easter holidays and, this year, we’re getting ahead of the game and letting you in on some of the top spots where you can spend your time off. Whether it be an Easter egg hunt or diving into the history of the area, there’s fun for the whole family right here on your doorstep. So, what are you waiting for? Read on and start planning your next day out, safe in the knowledge that you won’t be hearing any cries of “I’m bored”…

The Grove

Now’s the perfect time to book in for a Herts staycation, and we’ve got somewhere in mind that’ll bring you all you need to relax. At The Grove, you’ll find an incredible range of family experiences, including a pop-up petting zoo, Wonka-themed Easter trail, hot-air balloon rides, and on-site Anouska’s Kids Club - perfect to keep the kiddos occupied while you slip away to Sequoia Spa! Rested, relaxed, and entertained…what more could you need?

Hertfordshire Family Easter Festival

If you’re looking for a roundup of all the Easter fun you could possibly ask for, the Hertfordshire Family Easter Festival does exactly what it says on the tin. This weekend-long egg-citement will have the whole family smiling, as you spend the day enjoying live music, games, rides, as well as delicious street food. Book your tickets today and get ready for a day out to remember.

Knebworth House

An Easter bonanza is ready and waiting to kick into action this Easter bank holiday weekend. We all know and love Knebworth House and Gardens for its stunning architecture, fascinating history, and glorious greenery, and now there’s one more thing to add to the list. Pick up your own Easter Trail Sheet, grab the family, and head off on your Easter adventure, finding characters throughout the grounds, solving puzzles, and getting your very own prize at the end!

Treasure Maps in Welwyn Garden City

As one of the country’s few garden cities, a day out in Welwyn is a must on any Easter bucket list. Explore the beautiful area through a whole news lens, taking the kiddos out on a treasure hunt with Treasure Map Trails. Grab your own fantasy themed map and head out for an adventure, finding statues, clues, hidden sculptures, and plenty more.

St Albans Cathedral

Join the members of St Albans Cathedral this year for a variety of events across the Easter period. Whether it be a candlelit Easter eve service, Easter Sunday services joined by the Cathedral Choir, or an Easter Monday pilgrimage into the town, you can enjoy the Cathedral in all its wonder this holiday.

Aldenham Country Park

Lamb bottle feeding, small animal petting, easter egg hunting, and much more is coming to you from Aldenham Country Park’s Easter Egg-stravaganza. Come along to this community-led park, found in the middle of the Herts countryside, with the option to stay the night on their scenic campsite too! And if you’re feeling peckish afterwards, book yourselves in for a lunch at Pizza Express in Radlett, where there’s something for everyone in the group.  

Hatfield Park

Embark on a journey as one of Hatfield House’s ‘Easter Explorers’ this spring. With each day bringing with it a new activity, join in for your chance to hunt easter eggs, sow seeds, decorate chocolate eggs, or even create a wooden bunny! Surrounded by the grounds’ iconic beauty, where better to spend an Easter afternoon?

Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

There’s no time like spring to treat yourself and loved ones to some delightful food and drink, awakening the senses and bringing to life the tastebuds. Lucky for us, you can find exactly what you’re after at Hanbury Manor, where the timeless English afternoon tea will be brought to you for an Easter celebration. Earl Grey cake with rose frosting, chocolate and hazelnut cheesecakes, hot smoked salmon sandwiches... pair that with picturesque countryside views, and you’ve got yourself a pretty idyllic afternoon.

Celtic Harmony

With a visit to Celtic Harmony this spring, you’re in for an Easter Egg Hunt with a difference as they’re no ordinary eggs you’re on the lookout for…they’re Dragon Eggs! You and the little ones can spend a sunny day within the beautiful native woodland near Hertford, searching for eggs, making your own clay, and looking out for the woolly mammoth in the forest. Keep an eye out as tickets will be released soon…

Natural History Museum

Pop on your explorer’s hat and set off to help find 12 eggs around the Natural History Museum, each one from a different animal. Learn as you go, uncovering facts about the natural world and its fabulous flora and fauna. Bring the cameras and curious minds, we’ll see you there this Easter.