Our top 10 picks for a fantastic Father's Day in Herts
Are you stuck on what to get your dad this Father's Day? Are collectable mugs cluttering up your cupboard and the Father's Day fudge still in its packaging from last year?
It may be time to start getting creative and find that perfect present, whether it be a big cat experience or a pint in one of the oldest pubs in England, a visit to the wizarding world of Harry Potter, or even a day of relaxation and pampering. The choice is yours, and we are here to help you find the most magical way to say Happy Father's Day this week in Hertfordshire.
Missed the snow season this year? Fear not, as we have snow for all seasons at The Snow Center in Hemel Hempstead. Get your skis on and get out on the slopes to enjoy real snow without having to leave the county. Try your hand at skiing or snowboarding with expert instructors, then chill out afterwards with a mulled wine, or hot choc in The Lodge for that perfect après ski experience. Boards at the ready.
Did you know that Mad-Eye Moody and Bill Weasley are actually real-life father and son? Find your spellbinding similarities as you sip a Butterbeer at Warner Bros Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter in Watford. Explore the sets of the film and make a pit-stop for the gift shop to stock up on everything from Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans to wands. Make this Father's day magical.
Just a stone's throw away from St Albans Cathedral and steeped in history, a place often frequented by monks, Ye Old Fighting Cocks,is a traditional pub like no other. Reputed to be ‘the oldest pub in England’ by Guinness Book of Records, the award-winning pub dates back to the 8th century. What a perfect place to take the old man to treat him to a pint and a bite to eat this Father's Day. A pint, a pie and a trip to the pub.
For the adventurous Dad why not try the ropes at Vertigo Adventures in Welwyn Garden City this Father's Day? Climb to the top of the Hawkes View High Ropes or watch as Super Dad attempts the 165ft Flying Fox zip-wire to the bottom. After flying through the sky, cool off with a well deserved drink in the main centre and compare jumps. Zip on down to Vertigo Adventures.
For one day only, the pastry chefs at Sopwell House are serving a Father’s Day themed afternoon tea. A sumptuous spread of savoury treats, home-baked scones and intricate cakes will be paired with a choice of a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve, a classic G&T or the Signature 1896 whiskey cocktail. G&T for dad and me.
Step back in time this Father's Day and check out Knebworth House’s new Jurassic attraction in the Wilderness Garden - your very own slice of Jurassic World! With over 70 hidden dinosaurs to be discovered, the kids will love exploring the grounds, whilst Dad separates the T-Rex from the Triceratops and conquers the land before time. Bringing cinema to life this Father's Day.
Book the ultimate wild day out this Father's Day and treat Dad to a Big Cat Experience in one of Paradise Wildlife Park’s enclosures in Broxbourne. Feed an ostrich, see a white lion, have breakfast with the snow leopards or enjoy a few rounds of golf at the Safari Adventure Golf Course. With hundreds of exotic animals and even an adventure playground, bring out the big kid in him and book your tickets today! Have a grrrrrreat Father’s Day!
The spa at Sopwell House near St Albans will be offering a relaxing spa day package for those wishing to treat their dad to some well-deserved pampering. The package includes a 50 minute treatment, access to the leisure facilities and a delicious three-course buffet lunch in the Brasserie. Or if you just fancy some lunch, there's a special Father's Day buffet available. Spa offer from 11 until 17 June 2018. Treat your Dad this Father's day.
Take a walk on the wild side this Father's day and visit Ventura Wildlife Park in Ware for the chance to experience rare and exotic animals up close. A great place to take the kids, and with entertainment for all the family, you wont be disappointed. Walk on the wild side this Father's Day.