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Close to Dacorum you will find other places to visit and to explore.

 Go Ape, Wendover Woods

Set high up on the Northern crest of the Chiltern escarpment, at Go Ape Wendover Woods you can enjoy the spectacular and idyllic views and wild landscape across Aylesbury Vale from high up in the trees.  With a smattering of tree-top high wires, high ropes crossings and a wind-in-your-face zip wire, you’ll want to swing by this outdoor adventure.

For further information please visit;
http://goape.co.uk/days-out/wendover

Wendover Woods Café, Wendover Woods

The café in the woods was voted the best café in the Chilterns in 2012 by walking and cycling groups.  Open every day all year round serving fine local Chilterns meals, snacks and handmade cakes.

For further information please visit;
http://www.cafeinthewoods.co.uk/aboutus.html

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind the scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series.  Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley.  Located at the studios where all 8 films were produced.

For further information please visit;
http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/ 

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London

The capital and all its attractions are on our doorstep, with the M25 and M1 only a stone’s throw away.  Alternatively taking the train couldn’t be easier as we have direct routes from Dacorum’s five train stations to London Euston which is only 30 minutes away.

For further information please visit
http://www.visitlondon.com/

Willows Farm Village, St Albans

Willows Farm Village – where acres of fun begin! Farm animals, adventure play, fun fair rides, indoor play barn and seasonal events make this a great family day out whatever the weather. 

For further information please visit
http://www.willowsfarmvillage.com/

Wobburn Abbey and Gardens

Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Woburn

Set in a 3000 acre deer park, Woburn Abbey has been made home to the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years.  Discover the history of the Russell Family, see where a Prime Minister wrote his speeches and find where Queen Victoria stayed.  Esplore the award-winning gardens, inspired by Humphry Repton.

For more information please visit
http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/

St Albans Cathedral, St Albans

This is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago – more than 200 years before St Augustine arrived in Canterbury.

For further information please visit:
http://www.stalbanscathedral.org/

St Albans,

St Albans, Hertfordshire’s only city, has been welcoming visitors from far afield for over 2,000 years. First known as Verlamion, the Romans changed the name to Verulamium. By the early Middle Ages the city had become known as St Albans, after the first British Christian martyr, St Alban, who is reputed to be buried on the site where the Cathedral & Abbey Church now stands.

For further information please visit;
http://enjoystalbans.com/ 

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ZSL Whipsnade, Dunstable

Enjoy a wild day at the UK's largest zoo.

For further information please visit:
http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo

Knebworth House, Gardens and Park, Knebworth

One of England’s most beloved stately homes, Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer.  This beautiful gothic mansion is situated 29 miles north of London off the A1 (M) at Stevenage.

Knebworth Park offers a great day out for all the family, with fun activities for kids, and lots to do for all ages including Adventure Playground, Dinosaur Trail, a walk through history in Knebworth House and Gardens and special events throughout the summer.  Our licensed self- service restaurant offers a delicious selection of home made and locally sourced lunch and teatime treats.

For further information please visit:
http://www.knebworthhouse.com/

Hatfield House, Gardens and Park, Hatfield

Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years. Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout the House.

In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne. Visitors can enjoy extensive walks in the park with woodland trails and a wonderful spring bluebell display.

The garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. Tradescant was sent to Europe where he found and brought back trees, bulbs, plants and fruit trees, which had never previously been grown in England.

For further information please visit
http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/

Hazeldene Farm, Chesham

They rear native Cattle, Pigs, Sheep, chickens and sell the meat through their farm shop.  Opening hours are Thursday to Sunday from 10.00  – 4.00. Customers can come and buy joints, chops, sausages, burgers and can see the animals at the same time.

For further information please visit
http://hazeldenefarm.co.uk/
hatfactory

 Hat Factory

Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.

The Hat Factory is a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.

To find out whats on please click here

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Stockwood Discovery Centre
 
Stockwood Discovery Centre is a paradise for garden enthusiasts and one of the few places in the country where the work of acclaimed artist Ian Hamilton Finlay can be seen on permanent display. Each area in the garden has a special focus and even in winter visitors can enjoy the grounds.

For further information please click here