Have a sizzling school summer holiday in Herts
Whether you’re looking for something to entertain the kids or dreaming of a delightful day out for the whole family, there's plenty to do over the Summer Holidays in Hertfordshire.
From Theatrical treats to dinosaur discoveries and outdoors adventures in the sumptuous sun, this holiday is packed full of ways to step away from phone screens and enjoy an adventurous six weeks of summer!
Spectacular shows at Hertford Theatre
Take the kids to enjoy a theatrical treat this summer as two popular books come to life onstage. Set your place to watch a musical adaptation of ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ or buckle in and transport to outer space to enjoy ‘Aliens Love Underpants Live’. Why not take it further? You can book a meet and greet the aliens from the show or get creative and join in the family dressing-up competition for an out-of-this-world experience. Curtains up
Natural History Museum: Dinosaur Displays
Delve into the pre-historic ages at the National History Museum’s Dino Display at Tring. Explore the diverse dinosaur species that used to roam the local land and find out about the species that might still live among us. If your little ones are dinosaur-crazy, they can even create their own armour inspired by their pre-historic pals and discover dinosaur teeth in the eerily exciting exhibition. Summer at the museum
Paradise Wildlife Park
If you’re looking for animal experiences, the Paradise Wildlife Park might attract your attention. Whether you’re tempted to try your hand at zookeeping or photographing the animals there are plenty of experience packages to explore. Encounter wolves, red pandas, sloths at the park to make exciting new memories with all the family. Feeling brave? Why not channel your inner adventurer and book a meet and greet with some amazing animals? Or, if you’re in the mood for food, you can always pop into the Tiger Treetops café or the Safari Diner for something to eat. Let's go to the zoo!
The Camping and Caravanning Club
Looking for dog-friendly places to explore this Summer? Why not go camping at a secluded setting such as Theobalds Park. With designated dog walks and key facilities such as showers, toilets and a shop, camping could be your calling. Added perks like wifi and electric hook ups provide some home comforts for the calm campsite, which is easily within reach of bustling London. If you love to bag a good bargain, they also have offers of up to 30% off grass pitches so get the tent in the car and prepare to pitch up. A night under the stars
Get Active at Stevenage Town Centre
So much is happening at Stevenage Town Centre this Summer: enter a hub of animal activity including a farm experience, donkey rides, demonstrations from birds of prey and rare reptile encounters. Why not get creative with face painting and sand art too? Or, if you are looking for ways to expend your little one’s never-ending energy, why not get active with the Health and Wellbeing Festival? Conquer the climbing wall and overcome the heat hanger by browsing healthy food stalls. Or dance away at Stevenage International Day with an extravaganza of music, dance and cuisines from all cultures. Round up the family
Enticing Events at Knebworth House
There are lots of events going on at Knebworth House over the holidays including a country, crafts & steam fair, ghoulie ghost tours and classic car show. Alternatively, pack a picnic full of goodies and bring a blanket to chill out at the open-air Luna Kid’s Cinema, offering a range of child–friendly films. Whether you’re swinging by to watch Spider-Man, or bringing the family together for The Incredibles 2, there are lots of marvellous movies to see. Events for your calendar
Watford Big Beach 2019
Want to experience the sand without travelling to the coast? Go to town on this exciting experience. Watford is bringing the beach to town, transforming the Parade into a seaside paradise. Children can have the chance to build sandcastles, burn energy at exercise classes and spark their creative talents with arts and crafts. So, grab your bucket and spade, get ready to recline on the deck chairs to experience the seaside’s serene sunlight… in the centre of town. Sand in your toes
Willows Activity Farm
Do your little ones love Peter Rabbit? Press paws on your hectic summer and hop over to Willows Activity Farm to join Peter and his pals for an action-packed day that will surely satisfy. Tackle the ‘a-maize-ing’ maize, explore the adventure playground, sprint through summer sports day races and watch live shows from Peter Rabbit and his friends. You can even book a VIP experience to meet Peter himself to complete the spectacular day. Down on the farm
Ashwell’s attractions are a unique way to have a day full of family fun and under 5s go free. From camel racing, ponies grazing, archaeological digs with a local historian and fascinating falconry displays, the show is not one to miss. If you’re looking to be entertained, there’s an interactive circus ring, classic Punch and Judy shows and vintage cars and tractors for the motor fanatics. It's show time!
Become one with nature at Cassiobury Park, with paddling pools, sports facilities and a bandstand, take your time to amble along the Heritage Trail. You can always drop in the Cha Cha café for a chilled beverage and be sure to book onto the guided bat-spotting walk with a local expert, suitable for all the family.