Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Otter Discovery Trail
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 01992 892781, (0.4 miles, 0.7kms)
Go wild at Lee Valley Park Farms! Meet all the animals from cuddly sheep to the loveable meerkat family. Explore the fantastic indoor and outdoor adventure play areas where the kids can go whooshing down the slopes on our toboggan run.
Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770 600, (2 miles, 3kms)
Enjoy a picnic, hop on a bike, explore the countryside, take a boat trip along the River Lee, discover wondrous wildlife or enjoy one of the many family events throughout the year.
Rye Meads Visitor Centre, Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12 8JS, Tel: 01992 708383, (4 miles, 7kms)
A fantastic day out. See some fantastic wildlife. Explore this lovely nature reserve, just 8 miles north of the M25/J25.
Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770600, (4 miles, 6kms)
Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.
Lee Valley Park Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 08456 770600, (0.7 miles, 1kms)
Enjoy and invigorating walk, run or cycle ride along miles of surfaced pathways, explore the River Lee by boat, watch the wildlife go by or simply relax and unwind with a picnic.
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ, Tel: 08456 770 600, (2 miles, 3kms)
Set in the grounds of the Abbey, you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Rose Gardens and Orchard, explore hundreds of years of history, enjoy a picnic or take a stroll along Cornmill Stream.
2-4 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG, Tel: 01992 660336, Email, (2 miles, 3kms)
Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY, Tel: 01992 707370, Email, (2 miles, 2kms)
A spectacular 170-acre location for a day of family fun. Experience Prof. Nitrate's Mad Lab, the Test Range and Rocket Vault! Plus, guided land train tours, interactive exhibitions, wildlife walks and an extensive special events programme.
Port Vale, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3AA, Tel: 01992 509596, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
Contemporary gallery, art, clay and craft workshop, outreach programme. Gifts, refreshments, children's parties and studio space. Tues - Sat 10-4pm, Fri 10-5pm. Admission free.
10 Market Place, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1DF, Tel: 01992 584322, (7 miles, 11kms)
Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 6LX, Tel: 01992 462085, Email, (2 miles, 4kms)
Lee Valley Boat Centre operates two passenger vessels on the River Lee for hire for private functions. Also public cruises - plus day boats, hourly boats and holiday hire boats.
Ad Astra House, Hurricane Way, North Weald, Essex, CM16 6AA, Tel: 01992 523010, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
A ‘House of Memories’ and a striking memorial telling the story of this historic airfield and its people from 1916 to 1964. Full educational programme available for schools.
Great Amwell, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12, Tel: 01727 858901, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
Former gravel pits which have been restored to a diverse wetland nature reserve which is now internationally important to nature conservation on account of the numbers of wintering water birds which visit the reserve.
Coopersale, Epping, Essex, CM16 7RJ, Tel: 01244 572026, (6 miles, 10kms)
Theobalds Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 8RS, Tel: 01992 785555, Email, (2 miles, 3kms)
Steeped in history, this magnificent park hosts the remains of Theobalds Palace, first visited by Elizabeth I in 1564.
Broadlands, Broadley Common, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2DH, Tel: 01508 481000, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
Meet rescued horses and ponies in beautiful surroundings. Gift shop and cafe and information centre on site. Plus guided tours and re-homing demonstrations.
Ferny Hill Farm, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 0PZ, Tel: 07917 672839, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
Come and join the fun at Ferny Hill Farm's Amazing Maize Maze - fun for everyone on the summer cornfield adventure! Your challenge is to find your way through a 6acre corn maze by finding all the map pieces.
Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS, Tel: 0207 267 1679, Email, (3 miles, 5kms)
Copped Hall was the burnt-out shell of a fine Georgian mansion but now being restored. Superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation.