Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Weirs to Woods
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 01992 892781, (2 miles, 3kms)
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.
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ, Tel: 08456 770 600, (4 miles, 6kms)
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.
Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770600, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770 600, (4 miles, 6kms)
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, (2 miles, 4kms)
A fantastic day out. See some fantastic wildlife. Explore this lovely nature reserve, just 8 miles north of the M25/J25.
Lee Valley Park Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 08456 770600, (2 miles, 3kms)
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.
Port Vale, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3AA, Tel: 01992 509596, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY, Tel: 01992 707370, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
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.
2-4 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG, Tel: 01992 660336, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 6LX, Tel: 01992 462085, Email, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms)
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, (5 miles, 7kms)
Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG, Tel: 01279 446438, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
A permanent collection of 20th century British watercolours and drawings as well as a changing exhibition programme featuring the work of both local artists and artists of the world-renown.
Coopersale, Epping, Essex, CM16 7RJ, Tel: 01244 572026, (8 miles, 12kms)
39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EL, Tel: 01992 716882, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
Located in a Tudor house dating back to 1520, this vibrant family friendly museum offers an exciting temporary exhibitions programme and free events and activities for children and families.
Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA, Tel: 01279 442112, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
An ideal venue for small conferences, away days and client meetings and that special occasion. The Barn has an extensive garden with sculptures, and seats 40+ people. Kitchen facilities or catering facilities are also available.
Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3GP, Tel: 08456 770 600, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
Open since 2004, Gunpowder has been reclaimed and regenerated from its former use as a Royal Ordnance munitions testing facility.
Theobalds Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 8RS, Tel: 01992 785555, Email, (3 miles, 4kms)
Steeped in history, this magnificent park hosts the remains of Theobalds Palace, first visited by Elizabeth I in 1564.
Off Ware to Hertford (A119) road, Ware, Hertfordshire, Tel: 01727 858901, Email, (4 miles, 7kms)
One of the largest wetlands remaining in Hertfordshire - consituting of floodmeadows and chalk grassland bordered by a canal and river and incorporating large pools.
Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4SF, Tel: 01279 430005, Email, (4 miles, 7kms)
Ancient woodland with a fine variety of birds, mammals and insects. Facilities include two nature trails with hides for observing wildlife and a study centre. School visits welcome by appt.
The Priory Lodge, 89 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL, Tel: 01920 487848, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
An independent museum featuring the Story of Ware, including the Roman town and malting industry. Also a World War II command bunker and changing exhibitions.
High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL, Tel: 01920 460316, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
Grade I Listed, the Priory stands in 7 acres of picturesque riverside grounds. Founded as a Franciscan Friary in 1338.
Victoria Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1HE, Tel: 01992 702200, (4 miles, 6kms)
14th-century gatehouse, bridge and other remains of the abbey refounded by Harold, last Saxon King of England.
Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QS, (5 miles, 9kms)
Hertford Heath, Hertford, Hertfordshire, Tel: 01727 858901, Email, (3 miles, 5kms)
Rare Hertfordshire open heathland and 'heathy' pools attract dragonflies, butterflies and heathland birds.
Park Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9AL, Tel: 01992 785508, (3 miles, 5kms)
Cheshunt Park is a picturesque setting for most types of formal and informal recreation. Visitors can enjoy a walk or cycle along the historic Roman Road, Ermine Street or a picnic in one of the conservation areas or wildflower meadows.
Paul's Nursery Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AE, Tel: 0208 5296681, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)