If you are a student at the University of Hertfordshire or live in the Hatfield area, here are some day trip options for your spare days or weekends.

Hatfield House

If you appreciate a gorgeous setting or are a film and movie buff, you should visit Hatfield House. The current Netflix comedy and drama ‘The Great,’ as well as several other well-known movies and series such as ‘The Crown,’ ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ the ‘Batman Series,’ and ‘The King’s Speech,’ have all been filmed here. The Park & Woodland Walks will be open over the holidays; for further information, see their website.

University Of Hertfordshire | Day Trips To Go On In HertfordshireWarner Bros. Studio Tour In Watford, Hertfordshire

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you should certainly purchase tickets to the Warner Bros. studio tour in Watford. It’s only a 25-minute journey from Hatfield to Leavesden, jump in a car with your pals and head on down. You will be able to look around the sets, props, costumes, and special effects used in the production of the Harry Potter films.

Visit The University Of Hertfordshire’s Art Gallery

If you like art, then explore the art and design gallery for breathtaking shows. This is directly on your College Lane campus; check your website for opening times and further information.

Knebworth House

If you enjoy looking at historic English stately mansions while being immersed in a 250-acre garden and deer park, then Knebworth House is for you. Knebworth House, Stevenage offers guided tours or you may wander around with your friends. Stevenage is a 20-minute drive or a short trainĀ  It has seen the likes of Pink Floyd, Queen, and Oasis perform there throughout the years. Purchase tickets online here.

River Lea

Hertfordshire is known for its green spaces. Why not check out the River Lea which is right in the heart of Hatfield. If you want to see pristine waterways and greenery, this is a fantastic tourist spot. Why not enjoy a picnic with your friends in the green space? There are lots of places to walk, and it’s a very pleasant and wonderful bright day.


We hope this has given you some ideas for what you might do in your spare time as a student at the University of Hertfordshire. Have fun!