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Things to do in Hertfordshire

If you fancy venturing out for the day then there are lots of local attractions to keep everyone entertained on your family activity break together. Our top favourites are listed here to help you.

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Warner Bros Studio Tour. The Making of Harry Potter

5 minutes
The secrets behind Harry Potter will be revealed at our closest neighbours, the Warner Bros Studios.
http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

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Watford Palace Theatre

8 minutes
Opened in 1908, this Edwardian Grade II listed, 600-seat theatre was refurbished in 2004. Theatre offers modern and accessible facilities.
http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/

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Cassiobury Park - Discover a wildlife haven

10 minutes
Roam through 77 hectares of green space and enjoy the sports facilities and nature reserve.
http://www.cassioburypark.info/

The Rex

the rex cinema

15 minutes
A stunning art deco cinema in the town of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. The Grade II listed building was saved by a local entrepreneur and re-opened to the public in 2004.
http://therexberkhamsted.com/

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Butterfly World Project

15 minutes
The Butterfly World Project is a developing visitor attraction near St Albans, Hertfordshire, dedicated to showcasing and promoting learning about butterflies.
http://www.butterflyworldproject.com/

Tring Museum

natural history museum, tring

21 minutes
Part of the world famous Natural History Museum, discover the fascinating animals collected by Lionel Walter Rothschild, in this beautiful Victorian Museum.
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/tring/

Ashridge Estate

ashridge estate

25 minutes
Ashridge Estate is a 2,000 hectare (5,000 acres) area of the Chilterns Hills. These very different landscapes each support a rich variety of wildlife, including carpets of bluebells in spring, rare butterflies in summer and the fallow deer rut in autumn.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate/

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Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

30 minutes
One of Europe's largest wildlife conservation parks with 2,500 animals - many of which are endangered species.
http://www.zsl.org/

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Thorpe Park, Chertsey

35 minutes
One of Europe's most exhilarating theme parks - right here in Hertfordshire.
http://www.thorpepark.com/

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Knebworth House, Gardens and Park

40 minutes
This beautiful gothic mansion is a national treasure. There's also a maze, adventure playground and life-size Dinosaur trail - meet a T-Rex and more in the bushes!
http://www.knebworthhouse.com/

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