Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of RSPB Rye Meads Nature Reserve
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ, Tel: 08456 770 600, (6 miles, 10kms)
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.
Lee Valley Park Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 08456 770600, (4 miles, 6kms)
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.
Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770600, (8 miles, 12kms)
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.
Rye Meads Visitor Centre, Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12 8JS, Tel: 01992 708383, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms)
A fantastic day out. See some fantastic wildlife. Explore this lovely nature reserve, just 8 miles north of the M25/J25.
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 01992 892781, (4 miles, 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, (6 miles, 10kms)
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.
2-4 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG, Tel: 01992 660336, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY, Tel: 01992 707370, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
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, (4 miles, 7kms)
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.
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.
10 Market Place, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1DF, Tel: 01992 584322, (4 miles, 6kms)
Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG, Tel: 01992 767897, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
A Norman church, the reputed site of King Harold's tomb. There is a lady chapel with a crypt which houses a visitors' centre and a shop.
Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 4HN, Tel: 01707 654179, (7 miles, 12kms)
The museum of Potters Bar's history from pre-Roman times up to the present, plus temporary exhibitions which change twice a year. Admission is free.
High Street, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, SG10 6BS, Tel: 01279 843301, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
Set in a Grade II* Listed building. Houses Elizabethan wall paintings and the displays on blacksmithing, beekeeping. The Hadham's and the Page family who were blacksmiths for over 150 years.
Victoria Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1HE, Tel: 01992 702200, (6 miles, 10kms)
14th-century gatehouse, bridge and other remains of the abbey refounded by Harold, last Saxon King of England.
18 Bull Plain, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1DT, Tel: 01992 585720, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
A gem of a local history museum located in the centre of the historic market town of Hertford.
Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QS, (4 miles, 6kms)
Westmill Farm, Westmill Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0ES, Tel: 01920 466446, Email, (4 miles, 7kms)
A unique combination of gallery, ceramic/art supplies shop and studios, set in a remodelled leisure complex.