If you’re studying in Hertfordshire and looking for great places to visit in your free time, then you certainly won’t be short of options. Hertfordshire is one of the UK’s best counties for days out and has a mix of great cultural learning experiences and beautiful days out in nature. Here are 10 of the best days out for students in this beautiful county.
1. Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum in Tring offers one of the best days out in Hertfordshire with a fantastic array of stuffed birds, reptiles, mammals and insects. It provides a fascinating insight and close up view of some of the most beautiful animals in the world. Best of all – it’s completely free!
2. Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf
Whilst you couldn’t exactly call it a cultured day out, Dinosaur Safari AdventureGolf offers a golfing experience like no other. The cascading waterfalls and lush greenery that surround the course make it the perfect setting for a round of dinosaur themed golf.
3. Warner Bros Studio Tour
If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter films then the Warner Bros Studio Tour provides an experience that’s hard to beat. Walk round Hogwarts and you’ll get the chance to see the props, costumes and sets that were used in the movies up close. Visit www.wbstudiotour.co.uk for more information.
4. Paradise wildlife park
With a collection of over 400 animals, Paradise Wildlife Park is the perfect place to explore your wild side. Boasting one of the biggest variety of big cats on display in the UK as well as a veritable ark of exotic mammals, birds and reptiles, you’re sure to have an exciting day out.
5. Lee Valley White Water Centre
Pretty much the opposite experience of Church Farm – Lee Valley White Water Centre gives you the opportunity of the thrill of white water rafting on the same course used at the 2012 London Olympics.
6. Hertfordshire Fire Museum
It might not everyone’s cup of tea, but the Hertfordshire Fire Museum provides a great story on the history of firefighting in the region. History students in particular, would find this to be a great day out as you can see the different types of fire engines that have been used over the years, including a horse-drawn, steam-powered fire engine.
For high octane fun, RollerCity is a great day out and has many public sessions for people of all ages. Even if you’ve never been roller skating before, it’s a great way to get exercise and learn something new. Be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
8. Knebworth House
Knebworth House has a fascinating history. It was the home of the Lytton family since the late 15th centuryand today its grounds are open to the public and they include a maze, adventure playground and Edwardian gardens. There are few more enjoyable and scenic walks to be found in the country.
9. Mill Green Museum
A fully operational 17th century mill, Mill Green Museum gives you the chance to see the entire milling process in action as well as the opportunity to speak to the millers who work there. The cottage attached to the mill is now a museum that includes three galleries.
10. Fairlands Valley Park
Fairlands Valley Park is one of the best free visitor attractions in Hertfordshire and is somewhere that everyone should visit at least once. The 120-acre park is located in the heart of Stevenage and boasts a sailing lake where kayak, dinghy and windsurfing courses take place. There’s also a boat hire, aqua playground and fishing.
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