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10 local tips to keep the kids busy this half term

If you’re stuck for ideas this half term, then look no further! We are on hand with some great local recommendations…

Rickmansworth Aquadrome

Here you will find beautiful wildlife trails surrounding natural lakes, an adventure playground for the big and little kids. Finish off your walk by warming up in The Café in The Park – from sweet treats to yummy lunches, enjoy a hot cup of something while your little one plays in the mud kitchen!

The Kitchen, Croxley

A child friendly café offering biscuit decorating, afternoon teas and bespoke cakes. You may also spot some local Ales on sale for the grown ups! The helpful team at The Kitchen can cater for all your needs.

William Penn Leisure Centre, Rickmansworth

They have a range of sporty indoor activities on offer over half term and the swimming pool with fun inflatables or 1 to 1 lessons. There is plenty to keep your child active and happy! Click here to find out more.

Oxhey Activity Park, Oxhey

This vibrant skate park is accessible for all ages and abilities and is located in the heart of Watford, walking distance from Bushey Station. Busy parents can relax with a drink and snack in the Riverside Café, whilst children can discover the play trails, which are suitable for disabilities.

Woodland Walks

Get your wellies on and go and explore some of the beautiful woodland areas in WD3. Croxley Hall Woods and Chorleywood Common both have some great trails, with lots of wildlife to spot and carpets of snowdrops, your little ones are sure to be kept busy and active. Both woodlands are close by to cafes, shops and local pubs.

Cassiobury Park, Watford

Covering 250 acres, Cassiobury park is one of the most loved parks in southern England. In fact, it frequently wins awards and is celebrated in national top ten lists. You will find an array of activities to keep your children occupied, including a miniature railway, two large adventure playgrounds and two cafes where you can enjoy hot drinks, cakes and food while relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the park.

Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth

Enjoy a variety of live shows and family films at this local theatre. Below are some examples but you can have a look at what’s on here:


Family film –Boss Baby 2:  Family Business (PG) (Wednesday 16 February  11am, 2pm & 5pm)

Peter Rowell present: Cartoon Circus (Friday 18 February 2022 at 11am & 2pm) All the fun of the circus comes to Watersmeet when the laughter-packed stage show “Cartoon Circus Live” combines the comedy of pantomime with the thrill of the circus.

Rock Up, Atria Watford

This rock-climbing and adventure centre inside Atria Watford shopping centre has become a firm favourite in recent years. It includes 27 climbing walls towering over eight metres tall with climbing sessions available for all ages, including toddlers.

Ninja Warrior UK, Watford

Inspired on the family entertainment show Ninja Warrior UK, this exciting venue at Woodside Leisure Park in Garston is perfect for the whole family. Whether you start as a Ninja in training, or you’re a bit more of a master, you are faced with a variety of obstacles and challenges to get the heart racing! Or if you would prefer to just observe your little (or big) ones, there is a café where you can enjoy a hot drink and treat.

Rickmansworth High Street

In Rickmansworth you will find an array of cafes, restaurants and shops. With the metropolitan line station taking you in to central London and the Aquadrome and Canal within walking distance there are plenty of options here. Why not pop in to our office whilst you’re there for a chat about current market. We are a family friendly office and will offer you & your little ones a warm welcome!

Click here to find out other activities going on in Hertfordshire.

There are plenty of things to get involved in so make sure you make the most of all the above local activities & spots on our doorstep this half term.