Leisure & Attractions | Hertfordshire

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Christmas in New York at Willows Farm St Albans 2020

Christmas in New York at Willows Farm in St Albans 2020. Dinner in a stunningly decorated dining room with exhilarating entertainment between each course. Followed by a disco with adrenaline-pumping dodgems, casino open to the crowd and dance floor with a DJ. Making an unforgettable Christmas party.

The Corn Exchange

Entertainment venue in Hertford

Hertford's Corn Exchange is fast growing into one of Hertfordshire’s leading entertainment venues.  With Music, Comedy & Dance, this popular venue is enjoying a resurgence from its glory days.

Rye House Karting

Karting race track

Rye House Kart Raceway is now a famous venue because it is where Lewis Hamilton started his career as a boy. It has quickly become the UK’s foremost karting centres and offers the perfect introduction into the world of motorsport.

Paradise Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park in Broxbourne

Paradise Wildlife Park is a leading UK zoo giving you a unique opportunity to get close and personal with wild animals.

Hadley Wood Golf Club

Golf Club in Hadley Wood

Hadley Wood Golf Club is both a members club & open to the public. This superbly designed golf course also has excellent clubhouse facilities.

de Havilland Aircraft Museum

Aircraft museum in London Colney

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum’s mission is to preserve and communicate the de Havilland Heritage to ensure that current and future generations of all ages will understand de Havilland’s contribution to innovative British Aviation technology. An amazing place to visit and see aircraft of old.

Watford Football Club

Football Club in Watford

Watford Football Club is a premiership team. Founded in 1881 it has seen ups and downs throughout the years. They welcome your support. Come on you Hornets!

Moor Park Golf Club

Stunning Golf Club

The golf club is both a members golf club and open for the public to play. The club is also happy to welcome visitors to Moor Park Golf Club and show them the sights, with specially designed tours to unlock the charm of our beautifully maintained architecture and paintings.

Bushey Auctions

Monthly auctions in Bushey

Bushey Auctions hold monthly auctions. This is a family owned and run business of auctioneers and valuers specialising in antiques, fine art and collectables. Great fun to attend, buy & sell items.

Panshanger Golf Club

Golf club near Welwyn

Panshanger Golf Complex is located in Welwyn Garden City. The complex has an 18 hole golf course a 9 hole pitch & putt  & Footgolf.

Gosling Sports Club

Leisure centre in Welwyn

Gosling Sports Club is an amazing leisure centre with outstanding facilities. The Park is for everyone of all ages and you can pay as you play or join as members.

Bishops Stortford Escape Rooms

Escape rooms in Bishops Stortford

We love making amazing Escape Rooms! We have three venues across Hertfordshire and Essex, and are a family run business which focuses completely on Escape Games!  Come and Escape Stortford’s Number 1 Escape Room Attraction.

Henry Moore Studio & Gardens

Artist Henry Moore's former house

Visit artist Henry Moore's former home & experience his iconic work against the backdrop of the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. You can also visit to the artist's former home, studios and sculpture garden. The home is closes in Winter but reopens in April every year. The gardens showcase Moore's iconic sculptures in a beautiful setting.

Lee Valley White Water Centre

White Water Rafting, Family Rafting, Rodeo Rafting Water Park.

White Water Rafting, Family Rafting and Rodeo Rafting experience for the whole family. This is a fun activities and white water action park in Lee Valley. Lee Valley White Water Centre offers a range of water activities including white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking and much more!

Tring Market Auctions

Auctioneers & valuers in Tring

Our experienced Hertfordshire based auctioneers help provide a friendly and entertaining atmosphere on sale days making it an enjoyable venue for both business and pleasure.

The Snow Centre

Ski Centre in Hemel Hempstead

Whether you’re a beginner, ready for the main slopes ready, expert or anything in between, The Snow Centre has a Ski Lesson suitable for you. Get advice and have fun at the same time at the Snow Centre in Hemel.

Ashridge House

National Trust Stately Home near Berkhamsted

An amazing stately home near Berkhamsted. Set in tranquil 190 acre grounds this magnificent house is a taste of grandeur and historic ambiance. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the house and explore the elegant reception rooms.

Shendish Manor

Golf at Shendish Manor

Escape the hectic pace of the city and play a round or two in peace and tranquillity on Shendish Manor’s Golf Course. Whether you are a hotel resident, visiting golf society, corporate client, pay and play visitor, we look forward to welcoming you.

Hertford Theatre

Busy & fun packed theatre in Hertford

This busy & fun packed theatre in Hertford has so much to offer. With contantly changing events please see the theatre's website for full details of who's in town.

Willows Activity Farm

Activities Farm in London Colney

Activities Farm near St Albans. Farmyard animals, funfair rides, tractor rides, adventure play and indoor softplay area.

Warner Bros Studio Tours

Warner Bros Studio Tours in Leavesden

Warner Bros Studio Tours in Leavesden. World famous studio where Harry Potter was made. Sets, Props, Costumes and much more.

Hatfield House

Country House in Hatfield

Amazing country house in Hatfield. Built in 1611 and open to the public. Magnificent building set in the countryside. Tours open to the public. Used for TV & Films.

Knebworth House

Country House in Knebworth

Amazing country house in Knebworth. Host to many famous rock concerts. Open to public. Magnificent House and Gardens.

Odyssey Cinema

Cinema in St Albans

Independent Art Deco cinema in St Albans. Relaxed seating. Drinks served to tables. Cult films as well as modern classics.

Watford Colosseum

Event Venue in Watford

The Colosseum in Watford is host to many events, music concerts, talks, tribute bands, orchestras and much, much more.

We were very impressed by the number of activities available after reading about it on Hertfordshire Online. The friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness of all the areas also made a difference. We will definitely return soon.


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