Hatfield House, 100% is a must see venue if you visit the area, OR, live near. A short journey from Kings Cross by train or around the M25, the house and the grounds offer great sites, a lovely walk and some good food too.
Try and time it, so it isn't raining all afternoon, like when we went. Even after the rain, the venue was fun for all the family and I will be happy to go back when the sun is shining.
For a family, a bit strapped for cash, day tours like this are a perfect way to get out of the house and see some fantastic sites. The UK has a lot of amazing sites similar to this and I have been recommended to get a National Trust pass to visit similar places near your hood.
Lastly, and purely because we did this on a Sunday of our weekend in Hatfield, was Heartwood Forest. A newly built (is that the correct term for a wild forest) conservation area managed by the Woodland Trust.
A bit about the Forest, from the Woodland Trust:
"Heartwood Forest’s 347-hectare (858-acre) site rises from what was once mainly agricultural land. It’s so big that it’s now the largest continuous new native forest in England; a place where everyone can find space, peace, wildlife and miles of beautiful woodland to explore.
Heartwood Forest is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust along with more than 1,000 sites all over the UK and supported by more than 250,000 members. Find out more about the Woodland Trust."
Go on, get out there and see the world and start with the UK.
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