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Cambridge Country Club Lodge Retreat

27 Miles from Hertfordshire
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
Hot Tub
Cambridge Country Club Lodge Retreat is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, offering luxurious lodge accommodation at Cambridge Country Club, the perfect place for breaks away to relax and unwind.
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Saxon Mound

29 Miles from Hertfordshire
Sleeps 6
Saxon Mound is a rustic lodge park nestled in the heart of rural Cambridgeshire.
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hertfordshire Park & Visitor Guide

Welcome to the enchanting Hertfordshire! This picturesque location is nestled just 20 minutes from London by train. This lush, green sanctuary is a world apart, where stunning stately homes, cultural escapes, and wild days out await to create unforgettable memories. Hertfordshire offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Explore the majestic St Albans Cathedral, the historic Hatfield House, or the adventurous Knebworth House. Harry Potter fans will want to head to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter promises a spellbinding journey into the world of wizardry. Hertfordshire is not just a place; it’s an experience, where every corner holds a story, and every moment is a chance to create magical memories with your loved ones.

Have You Discovered UK Holiday Parks?

UK holiday parks are essentially self-contained resorts offering a variety of accommodation options such as caravans, lodges, and sometimes tents or glamping pods. They're decked out with facilities like pools, play areas, and entertainment venues. Expect a community vibe with activities and amenities geared towards families.

Benefits over hotels: More space, self-catering facilities, and on-site entertainment. They're a home away from home, often cheaper, especially for larger families.

Benefits over flying abroad: No airports, no luggage limits, and you can bring the family pet. It's stress-free travel with the freedom to explore the local area at your leisure.

Why Take Your 2024 Family Holiday Park Break in Hertfordshire?

Imagine a place where adventure meets peace and tranquility and history comes alive. Hertfordshire is that place, offering a UK getaway experience like no other. At its holiday parks. families will revel in the joy of meeting friendly animals at Hatfield Park Farm, diving into the enchanting world of Harry Potter, and exploring Roman ruins.

The sculpture gardens provide a serene backdrop for afternoon strolls, while year-round snow activities offer exhilarating fun for all ages. From wild beast encounters to discovering traditional English villages, every day is an adventure. Your family will love the cultural scene, including theatre shows that captivate and entertain. In Hertfordshire, the promise of magical memories and exciting discoveries is around every corner, making it a must-visit for those seeking an extraordinary UK holiday experience.

If you're visiting Hertfordshire with kids

Hertfordshire has many kid-friendly activities with parks like Paradise Wildlife Park and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London for Harry Potter fans. Thanks to the many holiday parks you can book, children can relax and enjoy lots of space to play and make new friends.

Pet Friendly Getaways

Hertfordshire welcomes pets and you'll find plenty of pubs like The Black Horse at Frogmore and The Prae Wood Arms in St Albans that allow dogs.

Tips: Always check park pet policies and bring your pet's bed to help them settle in.

Dog walking ideas in Hertfordshire

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Verulamium Park 2 Lake and Roman ruins AL3 4SW
Ashridge Estate Variable Woodland and hills HP4 1LT
Lee Valley Park Variable River and meadows EN2 9HG
Heartwood Forest Variable New woodland AL4 9DQ
Panshanger Park Variable Historic landscape SG14 2WN

Outdoor Family Adventures

Hertfordshire has several outdoor centres like The Snow Centre for indoor skiing. Watersports are available at Lee Valley White Water Centre.

Price guide: Activities range from £20-£60. Seasonal times vary, so check ahead.

Nearby shopping

Name Type On Offer Postcode
The Galleria Outlet Centre Discounted brands AL10 0XR
St Albans Market Traditional Market Local crafts and food AL3 5DJ
Harpenden Farmers' Market Monthly Market Organic produce AL5 2SH
Marlowes Shopping Centre Indoor Mall High street brands HP1 1DX
Christopher Place Boutique Shopping Luxury goods AL3 5DQ

Top Parks for 2024 in Hertfordshire

Cambridge Country Club Lodge Retreat, Cambridgeshire

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 41 minutes | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? No

About this park: Cambridge Country Club Lodge Retreat is a luxurious sanctuary nestled in the outskirts of Cambridge, offering a serene escape with its championship golf course, state-of-the-art spa and wellness centre, two indoor swimming pools, and a variety of dining options, all set within stunning woodland.

For the kids - Children can revel in the open spaces, enjoy the swimming pools, and partake in golfing activities tailored for younger guests. The lodge retreat doesn't specifically cater to children with play areas, but the natural surroundings provide a great backdrop for family exploration.

What's on-site? The retreat boasts a spa and wellness centre, a well-equipped gym, sauna and steam room, and three dining experiences ranging from traditional fare to Michelin-starred fine dining. The two indoor swimming pools are a highlight, offering a relaxing or invigorating swim depending on your mood.

What's nearby? The historic city of Cambridge is just a short drive away, where punting on the River Cam and visiting the prestigious university colleges are popular activities. The Imperial War Museum Duxford is around 20 minutes away by car and offers a fascinating day out for all ages. Family tickets are available.

Accommodation options: The lodge retreat offers sophisticated lodges such as the Yaxley and Somersham Lodges, ideal for families or groups up to 4, with open-plan living spaces and private patios with hot tubs.

Warren Lodges, Essex

Driving Distance: About 1 hour | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Set within the Warren Golf and Country Club, Warren Lodges offers a tranquil retreat with beautifully appointed lodges, native deer, and access to a range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated pool, gym, and nature trails, all within easy reach of London.

For the kids - The park features a children's play area at Bunsay Downs and opportunities for nature walks, making it a delightful place for young explorers to enjoy the outdoors.

What's on-site? On-site amenities include an indoor heated pool, a gym, a period clubhouse, a sports bar with Sky TV, golfing facilities with tuition available, and nature trails for leisurely walks. The lodges also come with outdoor hot tubs for an extra touch of luxury.

What's nearby? Nearby Burnham on Crouch offers a vibrant yachting scene, while Chelmsford city centre is just 6 miles away, with direct trains to London. For beach lovers, the Essex coast is within driving distance, offering sandy beaches and marinas.

Accommodation options: Lodges like Orchard and Bassetts cater to families and groups, sleeping up to 6 guests. Pet-friendly options are available, and most lodges feature decking with hot bubbly private hot tubs.

Edgeley Holiday Park, Surrey

Driving Distance: About 1 hour and 11 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Edgeley Holiday Park is a peaceful haven set in 26 acres of beautiful Surrey woodland, offering a range of facilities including a heated indoor pool, fitness suite, and tennis court, perfect for a restorative family getaway.

For the kids - With a children's play area and plenty of woodland to explore, kids can enjoy the natural environment and outdoor activities, making it an ideal family-friendly destination.

What's on-site? The park's facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, fitness centre, tennis court, and launderette. While there is no on-site restaurant, the accommodation includes kitchen facilities for self-catering.

What's nearby? The surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers numerous walking and cycling opportunities. Guildford, with its historic castle and high street shopping, is a short drive away, and London is accessible for day trips.

Accommodation options: A range of holiday homes and lodges, such as the Comfort Lodge 6 and Classic Plus Holiday Home 4, provide comfortable accommodation for up to 6 guests. Pet-friendly options are available.

The Essex Golf and Country Club, Essex

Driving Distance: About 1 hour and 11 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: The Essex Golf and Country Club is set within an 18-hole championship golf course, offering a blend of relaxation and activity with its Aura Spa, indoor pool, and range of beauty treatments, making it an ideal choice for both golf enthusiasts and those seeking a pampering break.

For the kids - While the focus is on golf, children can enjoy the indoor pool and the open spaces of the club, as well as tennis facilities and fishing opportunities, providing a variety of activities for all ages.

What's on-site? The club features an indoor heated pool, spa and beauty treatments, gym, hairdressers, bar and restaurant, tennis courts, and golfing facilities. The lodges come with the added luxury of outdoor hot tubs on the verandah.

What's nearby? The local area offers picturesque countryside to explore, with the town of Colchester and its castle a short drive away. For families, Colchester Zoo is an excellent day out and is around 30 minutes by car.

Accommodation options: Lodges like the Stisted and Coggeshall provide contemporary luxury for up to 4 guests, with en-suite facilities and open-plan living areas. Larger groups can opt for the Chappel Lodge, and pet-friendly options are available here too.

Family Days Out In Hertfordshire

When you're planning a family getaway, holiday parks in Hertfordshire offer a great base to explore the county's top attractions. Here's a rundown of six must-visit spots that promise fun for the whole family.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

  • Opening Times: Varies, check website
  • Prices: Adults from £47, Children from £38
  • Postcode: WD25 7LR
  • Est. time required: Half a day to full day
  • Nearest parking: Onsite (free)

Step into the magical world of Harry Potter with this behind-the-scenes tour. Ideal for families and fans of the series, you'll see iconic sets, costumes, and props. The Gringotts Wizarding Bank expansion is a recent addition not to be missed.

Our Tip: Weekdays during term time are less crowded. Wear your comfiest shoes; there's a lot to explore!

Phone number: 0345 084 0900 | Web:

Paradise Wildlife Park

  • Opening Times: Daily, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Prices: Adults £22, Children £20
  • Postcode: EN10 7QA
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: Onsite (charges apply)

A family-run zoo that's home to an array of exotic animals. Kids will love the World of Dinosaurs and the splash pool. New exhibits and events pop up regularly. To avoid the crowds, visit on a weekday. If you're driving, get there early to nab a good parking spot.

Our Tip: Don't miss the animal feeding sessions!

Phone number: 01992 470490 | Web:

St Albans Cathedral

  • Opening Times: Daily, 8:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Prices: Free (donations welcome)
  • Postcode: AL1 1BY
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Nearby city car parks

This stunning cathedral is a slice of history and a peaceful retreat. It's perfect for families interested in architecture or history. The new welcome centre and exhibition areas provide an immersive experience. Visit on a sunny day to see the light stream through the ancient stained glass.

Our Tip: Check out the local park for a picnic afterwards.


The Snow Centre

  • Opening Times: Varies, check website
  • Prices: From £39 for adults and £34 for juniors
  • Postcode: HP3 9NH
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Onsite (free)

Hit the slopes whatever the weather at this indoor snow centre. It's great for families who fancy skiing or snowboarding. They offer lessons if you're new to the snow. The centre is less busy during school hours.

Our Tip: Dress warmly, even in summer, and if you're a beginner, consider booking a lesson package.

Phone number: 0344 770 7227 | Web:

Willows Activity Farm

  • Opening Times: Daily, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Prices: Adults £19.50, Children £20.50
  • Postcode: AL4 0PF
  • Est. time required: 4-5 hours
  • Nearest parking: Onsite (free)

A day at Willows Activity Farm is packed with fun. It's especially good for younger kids with its Peter Rabbit adventure playground. They've got seasonal events, so there's always something new. To get the most out of your visit, arrive early and check the schedule for shows and meet-and-greets.

Our Tip: Don't miss the tractor ride!

Phone number: 0333 331 2060 | Web:

Natural History Museum at Tring

  • Opening Times: Daily, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Prices: Free
  • Postcode: HP23 6AP
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Nearby pay and display car parks

This museum is a treasure trove for curious minds, with fascinating exhibits of animals from all over the world. It's educational and fun, perfect for a family day out. The museum is quieter during term-time weekdays.

Our Tip: Check out the interactive zones for kids, and don't forget to visit the gift shop for unique souvenirs.


Remember, when you're staying at one of the holiday parks in Hertfordshire, these attractions are just a stone's throw away, making them perfect for day trips with the family. Whether you're after adventure, education, or just some quality time together, Hertfordshire has plenty to offer.


What should I pack when visiting Hertfordshire?

Pack for the unpredictable British weather – bring layers, waterproofs, and comfortable walking shoes. Don't forget swimwear for pool days and a good book for relaxing evenings. Bring outdoor gear for nature trails and farm visits.

Is Hertfordshire a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely, Hertfordshire's charm isn't just for summer. Off-season visits mean fewer crowds and cosy evenings. Parks are generally open year-round, offering a peaceful retreat with the chance to explore local indoor attractions like Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, if your holiday park accommodation includes a hot tub, it will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before your arrival. UK holiday parks pride themselves on maintaining high hygiene standards.

Can we bring our pets to the holiday park?

Many holiday parks in Hertfordshire are pet-friendly, allowing you to bring your pooch along. Check the park's pet policy before booking just to be sure!

How do we book activities, and do they need to be booked in advance?

Booking activities varies by park. Some require advance booking, especially during peak times. Check the park's website or reception for activity schedules.

What are the dining options within the holiday parks?

Dining options can range from self-catering facilities to on-site restaurants and cafes. For example, Aldenham Country Park has a lovely café serving hot meals and snacks. Many parks also have BBQ areas, and local supermarkets are usually a short drive away for supplies.

Are there any discounts for local attractions?

Yes, holiday parks often have partnerships with local attractions and can offer discounted tickets. Ask at reception upon arrival. For instance, staying at Lee Valley Caravan Park might get you deals on nearby golf courses or wildlife parks.

What kind of entertainment is provided for children?

Entertainment for kids varies by park. Some have organised activities like treasure hunts, while others have playgrounds and sports courts. Theobalds Park Camping and Caravanning Club Site often has family-friendly events during peak seasons, so always check the current schedule.

Is there WiFi at the holiday park, and is it free?

Most holiday parks in Hertfordshire offer WiFi, with many providing it free of charge in communal areas. In some parks, like Highfield Farm Touring Park, you might need to pay for WiFi access at your pitch or accommodation. Always confirm WiFi details before booking if it's essential for your stay.

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