As part of the Greater London Urban Area, Hemel Hempstead is actually located approximately 24 miles just to the North West of the City. Due to its proximity, many visitors to London prefer to escape the main congestion of the downtown area by booking hotels in Hemel Hempstead. When travelling with kids, this is an ideal location because it is still just a short ride to London but there are plenty of exciting activities to keep the children entertained during your visit.
Sportspace Hemel Hempstead
This exciting sports centre actually holds attractions for kids of all ages. With a 25m indoor pool, an activity room, a fitness studio and other sports and fitness attractions, this is where you can take the kids to get some of the pent up energy out of them after they’ve been travelling and in a hotel room for a few days. It’s great fun, open all year and located right in Hemel Hempstead so it is a short distance from any hotel you happen to be staying in.
Old St Albans Treasure Trail
Located within the County of Hertfordshire along with Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Stevenage, St Albans is only about 5 miles from your hotel in Hemel Hempstead and if your kids are the outdoorsy type, they will enjoy the 2 mile hike along the trail whilst they view clues to guess the treasure. This is a themed self-guided path that leads kids to explore treasures that are hidden in St Albans and little children are especially delighted by what they find.
Watford is also close to Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire County and here is another attraction that children just adore. At Gambado Watford Play Centre kids can have the time of their lives every day of the week and it is even possible to book parties as well. Have you come to town to celebrate your child’s birthday with friends and family living in London? Gambado Watford provides the perfect venue!
Butterfly World is a spectacular kid’s attraction that is still developing along the way and one you won’t want to miss out on. What makes this such a great experience is that you can actually prepare your little ones for their journey through the world of these lovely winged creatures by downloading activity sheets prior to making your visit. The attraction is located just outside of St Albans in Chiswell Green, again just a few minutes’ drive from Hemel Hempstead.
With so many kid-friendly attractions in and very close to Hemel Hempstead, you will find that it is much nicer staying here than in the centre of such a busy city as London. Most attractions are within just a few moments’ drive and once you get the kids settled in to their adventures you can sit back and enjoy their delight. Whether you are visiting London, family in the area or simply looking for a holiday with the kids, Hemel Hempstead has plenty to offer to keep them occupied and totally thrilled.