Posted: Friday 9th February 2018
Make the most of family time this half-term with our selection of fun things to do in Hertfordshire. Come rain or shine, the county has plenty of indoor and outdoor activities guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained.
Verulamium Museum, St Michael's, St Albans, AL3 4SW
Discover the incredible world of the Roman Empire right here in Hertfordshire at the Verulamium Museum. The museum takes its name from the third largest city of Roman Britain and stands on the site of the ancient Roman town.
This fascinating and popular destination boasts recreated Roman rooms, an impressive selection of roman mosaics and wall plasters and hands-on discovery areas to encourage children to bring learning to life.
When Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.30pm (last admission 5pm)
Sunday 2.00pm – 5.30pm (last admission 5pm)
Welcome the first sign of spring with your family this half term by attending one of the many lambing events happening across the county. There’s plenty to see and even opportunities to bottle feed the little lambs. Nature has never been so adorable.
Farms hosting lambing activities:
- Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, London Colney AL4 0PF www.willowsfarmvillage.com).
- Oaklands College, St Albans Campus, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0JA, www.oaklands.ac.uk
- Church Farm, Ardeley, nr Stevenage, SG2 7AH, www.churchfarmardeley.co.uk
- Foxholes Farm, London Road, Hertford SG13 7NT, www.foxholesfarm.com
- Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road, Letchworth SG6 4JN, www.standalonefarm.com
- Blow off steam on the East Herts Miniature Railway
The Van Hage Garden, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9RP, England
Introduce your family to the wonderful world of steam trains with the fully functioning miniature railway located in the grounds of the Van Hage Garden Company in Ware. The charmingly restored 7 and a quarter inch gauge miniature railway boasts well maintained hydraulic and locomotive cabs and a varied fleet of diesel, steam, and electric locomotives, all of which have a fascinating history to discover.
When: Saturday 11:00 - 17:00 Sunday 11:00 - 16:30, 13 and 15 Feb 11.00 – 17.00 www.ehmr.org.uk
- Explore Lea Valley Regional Park
If you’re looking for ways to entertain your family this half term then look no further than Lea Valley Regional Park. With 10,000 acres to explore and a wide selection of family- friendly activities available including bike riding, wildlife spotting, ice skating, boating and sport at the Lea Valley Athletics center, there is plenty on offer to keep your littles ones entertained.
For a more information on the activities, nature reserves and events taking place in the Lea Valley Regional Park this half term, visit their website www.visitleevalley.org.uk/
- Go Wild at the Paradise Wildlife Park
Paradise Wildlife Park is not only home to some of the world’s most exotic and endangered species, but with plenty of outdoor and indoor play areas to boot, it’s guaranteed to be a firm family favorite.
A daily schedule of feeds and talks allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of the 400 species who reside at this secluded wildlife park, and the many play areas (including an ‘all-aboard’ pirate ship), will mean a full day of entertainment for your little animals.