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Christmas parties at Willows Farm St Albans 2020

Amazing Christmas parties held at Willows Farm in St Albans 2020. Superb New York themed parties. Wonderful dinner in a stunningly decorated venue. Exhilarating entertainment between each course. Followed by a magnificent disco. Adrenaline pumping dodgems. Lively casino. Grand dance floor with a terrific DJ. A truly unforgettable Christmas party not to be missed. An outstanding event.

Knebworth House

Country house in Knebworth

Amazing country house. Host to some of the most spectacular events in history. Famous for rock concerts. Magnificent house and gardens. Steeped in history. Fantastic day out. Great for children including an outstanding playground and Dino trail. One of the best country houses in the UK. A stunning place to visit.

Warner Bros Studio Tours

Warner Bros Studio Tours in Leavesden

World class tour of Harry Potter studios. Amazing tour of film sets. Magnificent behind the scenes look at sets, props, costumes and much more. Spectacular scenery on display from the original films. Winner of numerous awards including Best Day Out for children and adults and Outstanding Achievement award. A truly amazing and wonderful experience for everyone.

Hatfield House

Country house in Hatfield

Amazing country house in Hatfield. Built in 1611. Open to the public. Magnificent building set in stunning English countryside. Superb tours available. Used for countless TV programmes and films. Amazing history. One of the most famous buildings in the UK. Magnificent park and gardens. A remarkable place to visit. Truly spectacular.

Ashridge House

National Trust Stately Home near Berkhamsted

Beautiful stately home near Berkhamsted. Owned by The National Trust. Set in tranquil 190 acre grounds. Magnificent house full of grandeur. Fascinating history. Rich heritage. Exquisite and elegant rooms. Award winning dining. 190 acres of tranquil grounds. 190 en-suite bedrooms. Award winning dining. An outstanding country estate and stately home.

The Alban Arena

Events arena in St Albans

Fantastic show and entertainment venue that's busy all year round. Part of the National touring circuit. Holds world class music and comedy shows. Superb auditorium with great acoustics. Very popular with adults and children. Also hosts popular theatre, pantomime and operatic productions. A terrific place to visit.

Moor Park Golf Club

Golf club in Rickmansworth

A magnificent golf club. Breath taking 17th century mansion steeped in history. 2 world class championship courses. Host of many world class events. Perfect for weddings, conferences, seminars and filming. Beautifully maintained architecture and paintings. Professional team on hand. Award winning venue. A stunning place to visit or hold an event.

Rye House Karting

Karting race track in Hoddesdon

Famous karting track. Place where Lewis Hamilton started his career as a boy. One of the UK's best karting centres. Lots of fun for adults and children. Amazing race track. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good value for money. Great place to turn up and race or hire out with friends. A truly exhilarating day out.

Tring Market Auctions

Auction house in Tring

Fantastic auction house in Tring. Superb general auctions held every 2 weeks. First class fine auctions held every 3 months. Friendly and entertaining atmosphere. Superbly run and organised with catalogues available beforehand. As seen many times on TV. Superb valuation service. Excellent delivery and collection service. Great fun day out.

Watford Colosseum

Entertainment venue in Watford

Fantastic entertainment venue. Host to many famous acts including music concerts, comedians, live talks, dance, tribute bands, orchestras and much more. Great night out. Excellent auditorium that holds 1400 people. Superb sound system. Very popular venue in Hertfordshire. Some of the world's finest music has been recorded there.

Watford Palace Theatre

Theatre in Watford

Beautiful theatre in Watford. Fantastic shows including theatre productions, stand up comedy, live music, musicals, films and pantomimes. Steeped in history. Stunning Edwardian Grade II listed property. Producing marvellous shows for over 100 years. 600 comfortable seats. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Perfect entertainment for adults and children.

Willows Activity Farm

Activities farm in London Colney

Wonderful award winning activities farm. Over 300 amazing farmyard animals for children to see. Over 40 great activities, shows and attractions for children. Superb for children's birthday parties. Tasty food and drink areas. Perfect adventure during holiday times. Brilliant indoor and outdoor facilities. Simply magnificent place for children to enjoy and explore.

Shendish Manor Golf Course

Golf course in Hemel Hempstead

Beautiful golf course set in rolling countryside. Peaceful and tranquil day out. Course open to everyone. Inexpensive green fees for outstanding course. Very welcoming golf club. Superbly testing golf holes. Good food and drink facilities. Set within lovely grounds of country house hotel. A great relaxing day out.

Paradise Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park in Broxbourne

Leading zoo and wildlife park in the UK. Amazing selection of wild animals. Great fun for children. A multitude of informative feeds, shows and talks every day. Many spectacular attractions. First class information on the history of dinosaurs. Countless animal experiences with all types of animals. Plenty of excellent and themed places to stop for food during the day. An unmissable day out for children.

Lee Valley White Water Centre

White water park in Waltham Cross

Exhilarating and fun day out for children and adults. Thrilling white water rafting. Exciting family fun. Adrenalized adventures on the water that also include canoeing and kayaking and much more. Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Activities for all skill levels from calm activities to thrill seeking. Lots of fun and an exciting day out.

Hadley Wood Golf Club

Golf club with outstanding course

Stunning golf course. Open to both members club and the public. This superbly designed golf course also has excellent clubhouse facilities. Outstanding par 72 golf course designed by Alister MacKenzie. Great venue for private functions and events. Super facilities including driving range, bar and restaurant. A beautiful place to play golf.

de Havilland Aircraft Museum

Aircraft museum in London Colney

Amazing historic aircraft museum. Beautifully preserved aircraft of yesteryear. Fabulous day out for all ages including very young to old. Educational experience regarding British aviation technology. An awe-inspiring place to visit with exceptionally knowledgeable people to help with any questions. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

Bushey Auctions

Auctions in Bushey

Excellent monthly auctions held in Bushey. Family owned and run business. Very friendly and professional. Great general auction that sell anything and everything. Many fine antiques, great art, collectables and jewellery. Great place to buy bargains. Exceptional place to sell goods. Fun day out.

Harpenden Golf Club

Golf club in Harpenden

A beautiful and picturesque golf course. Stunning golf holes. Very friendly staff. Amazing past history of events held. Excellent social events calendar. Members and non members are all welcome to play. Great restaurant and bar. 5 star food hygiene award for food. Excellent value for money to play on one of Hertfordshire's best and well known courses.

Henry Moore Studio & Gardens

Henry Moore's home in Much Hadham

Beautiful artwork on display by renowned artist Henry Moore. Set in the artist's former stunning home and gardens. Wonderful and relaxing day out. Fabulous iconic work displayed against amazing Hertfordshire countryside. See his fascinating studio also on display. Picturesque sculptures in the garden. A must see experience if you love art.

The Snow Centre

Ski centre in Hemel Hempstead

Great fun at UK's largest indoor ski centre. Superb facilities including real snow and 2 ski slopes. First class lessons taught to children, juniors and adults. Exhilarating fun with skiing, snowboarding and ringo rides. An immense amount of enjoyment for the whole family. Excellent cafe and restaurant facilities. A thrilling day out.

Watford Football Club

Football club with great history

Top flight football club. Welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Fun for all the family. Great club with fantastic history. Very reasonable match day ticket prices. Value for money season tickets. Excellent amount of charity work. Superb support for people with disabilities of all ages. Exciting days out on match days.

The Gordon Craig Theatre

Theatre in Stevenage

Wonderful theatre in Stevenage town centre. Vast array of great shows including theatre shows, comedy acts, films, music, talks and productions. Very popular venue on the showbiz circuit. 2 exceptional halls with capacities of 500 and 1200. Very comfortable seating. Easy viewing. Marvellous selection of entertainment all year round.

Gosling Sports Club

Leisure centre in Welwyn

Outstanding sports club with amazing facilities. Great fun for the whole family. Huge choice of activities including gym, trampoline park, sports hall, spa, cycling plus much more. Great value for money. Open to everyone as pay as you go. Very good membership option too. Great for children's parties. Exceptional place.

Hertford Theatre

Theatre showing many productions in Hertford

Busy and fun packed theatre. Large selection of shows including theatre productions, cinema, comedy acts, dance, live music, classes, and pantomimes. Superb 400 seater venue. Very comfortable and great acoustics. Other exceptional facilities available to hire out for classes and birthday parties. Fun for the whole family. Excellent theatre working for the whole community.

Panshanger Golf Club

Golf club in Welwyn

Lovely 18 hole golf course open to the public. Fun and enjoyable 9 hole pitch & putt. Very well maintained golf course. Great facilities including a golf simulator and golf coaching. Good value membership option. Very friendly and helpful staff. A superb day out on one of the UK's most highly regarded public courses.

St Albans Cathedral

Cathedral in St Albans

Stunning Cathedral in St Albans. Amazing history going back 100's of years. Fascinating and educational guided tours. Beautiful stained glass windows. Wonderful towers. Great for couples, families and group bookings. Outstanding acoustics and choir. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. A magnificent place to visit.

The Corn Exchange

Entertainment venue in Hertford

Fast growing into one of Hertfordshire’s leading entertainment venues. Great selection of music, comedy and dance. Friendly staff. Very popular music venue enjoying a resurgence from its glory days. Lots of recognised bands playing. Superb acoustics and marvellous sound system.

Bishops Stortford Escape Rooms

Escape rooms that are lots of fun

Lots of fun. Great escape rooms to test your knowledge. Designed and run by world renowned designers of escape rooms. Great for groups of friends. Owners are exceptionally friendly. Highly recommended. An extremely popular attraction. A truly brilliant, entertaining and enjoyable experience.

Odyssey Cinema

Cinema in St Albans

Independent art deco cinema. Extremely comfortable with spacious seating. Very relaxed. Drinks and food enjoyed at tables. The best new films and cult classics shown. Stunning interior. Great value for money. Community feel and very popular. A truly first class and exceptional cinema.

We absolutely loved the escape rooms. We went for a birthday party and there were 12 of us. We found them on Hertfordshire online and they had a special offer on. What a brilliant day out. We laughed our way through the games, but the pace of it all and the adrenaline rush at the end was perfect. We have played games all over the world and this was the best by far. Can highy recommend them.

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There are many varied leisure and attractions in Hertfordshire for everyone of all ages. Every town in Hertfordshire has unique attractions offering top class facilities. Here are some of very best options available.

Hertfordshire has a vast selection of cinemas ranging from multinational group cinemas to bespoke individual cinemas showing classic films throughout the week. 

For the budding racing drivers there are go karting tracks and driving tracks around the county, including the very karting track the current world champion started at. They are great fun and great value for money.

Golf ranges are a family favourite are the top-quality golf driving ranges and crazy golf courses all over the county. Great for the kids and an enjoyable day out. Often a favourite for Christmas parties and birthday parties. Always open 7 days a week with free parking.

Adventure parks, playgrounds, parks and activity centres for children are scattered across the county. Some include climbing activities that are perfect for the kids to get out and have an adventure. High rope courses are also available for the very bravest of youngsters. 

Animal attractions are in Hertfordshire, include zoos and wildlife parks, safari parks, aquariums, children’s farms and petting zoos. There are also countless horse riding and stables where you can learn to ride or hire ponies and horses.

For the water lovers we have many swimming pools and leisure centres across Hertfordshire.
As well as this, there are water parks, lakes, sailing and kayaking facilities. 

Ice skating and skating is available, numerous 10 pin bowling alleys are great fun or if you prefer something a little more daring then there are numerous paintballing centres. Or why not try a Laser fun day out for all the family.

If you love cycling there are many cycle paths and routes throughout the towns, villages, parks and along rivers and canals. There are some beautiful bicycle trips through woodland and forestry.

Theatres and Arenas host shows, events and performances for all tastes and all ages. Especially at Christmas with popular seasonal pantomimes.

How about bouncing with the kids at a trampoline park. Lots of fun for children and for some adults too.

Sports centres and gyms offer swimming, squash courts, tennis courts, badminton, aerobics, yoga, self-defence classes, athletics clubs and a whole lot more.

You can watch professional sports, including a premiere league team in Watford or watch professional cricket played in Radlett. You can also take part yourself in a multitude of sports in Hertfordshire with clubs including football, rugby, cricket, tennis, squash, hockey, bowls, golf, netball, athletics and many more.

There are Theme Parks and fun fairs within Hertfordshire, fun for all the family.

Or if you are looking for some culture, Hertfordshire has some superb Museums and Art Galleries, varying in a vast array of interests. Hertfordshire has world class theatres and hosts numerous different types of festivals throughout the year exploring culture, music, food and art all unique and all alive with artistic spirit.

Sightseeing days out can include a trip to one of the castles or palaces. Or how about one of the many tours or river cruises. 

The National Trust hosts many attractions in the county from Estates to Parks. There are Stately Homes and their gardens waiting to be visited and explored. 

Hertfordshire also boasts home to one of the most fantastic cathedrals in England. Set in superb grounds and a truly wonderful sightseeing experience.

Railway and aircraft museums remind us of the beauty of days gone by and show us many nostalgic modes of transport from a bygone period.

How about trying your hand at a Breakout or an Escape room? Or perhaps try your hand at an individual or team Virtual Reality game. 

Comedy clubs are a firm favourite. Come and see the stars of the future as they play one of the many venues on the circuit. Then when these stars are famous, come and see some of them as they play some of the lovely theatre venues Hertfordshire has to offer.

How about trying to learn a new craft or hobby such as pottery, woodwork, needlecraft or jewellery making or maybe even wine tasting, Hertfordshire is host to all these. 

What about a tour to one of the world-famous film studios? It is no secret that Harry Potter was made in Hertfordshire. As well as this, many television programmes are recorded in studios where you can be part of the audience. Highly recommended if you want to see how a television programme is made and join in the banter with your favourite television personalities. 

There are numerous markets to explore in every town in Hertfordshire. General markets are often held weekly, specialist markets, including antiques markets, farmers markets, French markets and many more are also held regularly

There is so much choice with leisure and attractions in Hertfordshire.

Happy exploring from the Hertfordshire Online. team