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Fairlands Valley Park is home to a great sailing club that is more like a water sports centre. The centre uses the 11 acre lake set in 120 acres of parkland to provide a number of different activities such as Sailing, windsurfing, kayaks. Powerboats, Power Kiting and Climbing.
The lake is used for the centre's dinghy, kayak, windsurfing and powerboat courses. All the courses are staffed by qualified instructors whose aim is to ensure that you enjoy the courses and learn in safety.
The park is also ideal for other activities. The lake waters are well stocked with fish and are popular with anglers although I'm sure the powerboats aren't popular with anglers. For joggers there is a Trim Track should they wish to use it. Anyone interested in taking a Hot air balloon flight from Fairlands Valley Park can arrange this through Adventure Balloons.
Snow Centre -
Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities are
welcome. The centre offers a wide range of lessons and passes, making sure theres
something for everyone even if you only want to zoom down the slope on a sledge
or make a snowman in the snow play area. The centre even hires clothes to wear,
except socks and gloves that can purchased -
Paradise Wildlife Park is one of the most popular things to do in Hertfordshire and a fantastic fun day out for families. Visitors can see over 240 different species of animals, listen to talks from keepers and unlike most zoos you can actually touch and feed many of the animals in its vast collection. New additions to the Park in recent years include a rare white lion, a white tiger and a beaver colony.
Apart from the animal collection there are 3
adventure playgrounds where children love the Pirates Cove installation, the
popular Thomas the Tank Engine and the Special Place. Other popular fun activities
include Tumble Jungle, Tractor Trailer Rides, a Woodland Walk, Paradise Lagoon
paddling pool, bouncy castles, helter-
In the summer months a very popular activity for family members is a swim in the Paradise Lagoon, where entry is free of charge and complementary swimming nappies are supplied for babies.
Sports Park is a 50-
Planet Ice has one of the most successful 'Learn to Skate' courses in the UK. The program teaches fundamental movement and basic ice skating skills for skaters of all ages in 10 stages. Courses are tailored to suit age groups so there are adult, junior and toddler groups. There are toys such as penguin supports that are designed to encourage toddlers to show an interest in ice skating.
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Knebworth House is famous worldwide as a venue for rock concerts and has had over 100 major artist such as the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Oasis and Robbie Williams perform here since the first artist in 1974.
Knebworth house is also famous as a film location and has featured in films such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire, Batman, The Kings Speech, The Canterville Ghost and many other films.
The grounds include an adventure playground, mini railway and dinosaur park and as well as rock concerts hosts other events such as classic car rallies.
Explore the house, enjoy the gardens, stroll around the park, visit the stable yard shops and cafe, see the old Palace with the walls peppered with gunshots.
Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre is a volunteer-
This small man-
Welwyn Roman Baths are a small part of a bigger complex known as Dicket Mead villa. The other building that formed Dicket Mead villa were never fully excavated as shortly after the remains were discovered, plans for a new motorway were released that ran through the site.
A protective cover was built over the baths but the remainder of the site was bulldozed. The remains of the baths now sit 9 metres below junction 6 of the M1. Only about half of the original baths is on display. Visible parts on display include the hypocaust, the tepidarium (warm room), caldarium (hot room) and the frigidarium (cold room) floor and cold bath, constructed from opus signinum.
Today the baths are open to the public every day during Herts school holidays from 14:00 to 17:00 or (dusk if earlier), and outside school holiday periods at weekends and bank holidays 14:00 to 17:00 (or dusk if earlier). Check the website for details.
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Lee Valley Park Stretches 26 Miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee from Ware in Hertfordshire through Essex to the Thames at East India Dock Basin! Plenty of space to do almost anything here, lots of scenic paths to follow.
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