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Things to do in Hemel Hempstead

A large 'new town' with plenty of modern facilities, local attractions and things to do for all ages and interests.

Are you looking for things to do in Hemel Hempstead? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Kodak Tower, Snow Centre and Mr Stink


Did you know...

  • Hemel Hempstead has existed as a settlement since the 8th century and was granted its town charter by King Henry VIII in 1539.
  • At 6am on Sunday 11 December 2005 there was a major explosion in the town at the Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal, Buncefield. It was Europe's largest peacetime explosion.
  • Hemel claims to have the first purpose built multi-storey car park in Britain. Built in 1960 into the side of a hill in the Marlowes shopping district, it features a giant humorous mosaic map of the area by the artist Rowland Emett.



 

  Attractions

The Snow Centre

Indoor skiing and snowboarding.
St Albans Hill
Hemel Hempstead
HP3 9NH

08447707227

Recommended by Luke Glassford, Hemel Hempstead
“It's a fun day out”

 

Berkhamsted Castle

English Heritage - Visit the substantial remains of a strong and important motte and bailey castle dating from the 11-13th century.
Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire
HP4 1HD

 

Old Gorhambury House

English Heritage - The remains of a once immense mansion built in 1563-8 by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Queen Elizabeth’s Lord Keeper.
near St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 6AH

 
 

  Parks

The Forget Me Not Memorial Garden For Babies FREE

The garden was created by Hemel and St Albans SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) in partnership with Dacorum Council.
Gadebridge Park
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 3AQ

 

Adeyfield Adventure Playground FREE

We have four Adventure Playgrounds in Hemel Hempstead. The greatest adventure you’ll have in the Borough.
Turners Hill
Hemel Hempstead
Herts
HP2 4LD

 

Gadebridge Park FREE

32 acres of parkland and gardens.
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 3AQ

 

Bennetts End Adventure Playground FREE

We have four Adventure Playgrounds in Hemel Hempstead. The greatest adventure you’ll have in the Borough.
Rant Meadow
Hemel Hempstead
Herts
HP3 8EQ

 

Grovehill Adventure Playground FREE

We have four Adventure Playgrounds in Hemel Hempstead. The greatest adventure you’ll have in the Borough.
Redbourn Road
Hemel Hempstead
Herts
HP2 7BA

 

Chaulden Adventure Playground FREE

We have four Adventure Playgrounds in Hemel Hempstead. The greatest adventure you’ll have in the Borough.
Long Chaulden
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 2NX

 

Long Deans FREE

A picturesque valley of pasture and old parkland trees near Hemel Hempstead.
High Woodhall Lane
Nash Mills
Hemel Hempstead
HP3 8RW

 
 

  Bowling

Hotshots

Ten Pin Bowling.
Jarman Park
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 4JW

01442292208

 
 

  Cinema

Empire Hemel Hempstead

Multi-screen cinema.
Jarman Park
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 4JW

08714714714

 

The Rex

Beautifully renovated art deco cinema.
High St
Berkhamsted
HP4 2FG

01442877759

Recommended by Helen and Ben Ansell, Chesham

 
 

  Theatre

The Old Town Hall

Multi-purpose live entertainment venue.
High Street
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 3AE

01442228091

 
 

  Golf

Shendish Manor Golf Club

Golf Club.
Shendish House
Apsley
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP3 0AA

 

Little Hay Golf Complex

Little Hay Golf Complex is a public golf course located in the beautiful surroundings of the Hertfordshire Countryside.
Box Lane
Bovington
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP3 0DQ

 

Berkhamsted Golf Club

Berkhamsted Golf Course is one of those places that if you have never played before you will add to your list of golfing discoveries and one you must play again.
The Common
Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire
HP4 2QB

 
 

  Leisure centres

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead is the largest Sports Centre in Dacorum, offering the widest range of sports facilities and services.
Park Road
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 1JS

 

Sport Space

Swimming pool, fitness centre, indoor and outdoor sports and more.
Park Road
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 1JS

01442228188

 

The XC

Brand new, state of the art extreme sports centre.
Jarman Park
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 4JS

01442228799

Recommended by Ben O'Mara

 

Sportspace Longdean

Sportspace Longdean is a dual use sports centre situated in the grounds of Longdean School.
Rumballs Road, Bennetts End
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP3 8JB

 

Sportspace Berkhamsted

Sportspace Berkhamsted is the second largest Sports Centre in Dacorum and offers a full range of sporting opportunities.
Douglas Gardens
Berkhamsted
Herts
HP4 3QQ

 

Sportspace Kings Langley

Organises courses in a wide range of sports for all ages and abilities, using venues around Kings Langley, and Hemel Hempstead.
Charter Court, Vicarage Lane
Kings Langley
Hertfordshire
WD4 9HR

 

Virgin Active Hemel Hempstead

Health club and gym.
Orchard Fields
Mayland Avenue
HP2 7DF

01442282950‎

 
 

  Water sports

Aquasplash

Indoor water park.
Jarman Park
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 4JW

01442292203

 
 

  Sport

Planet Ice

Indoor ice skating arena.
Jarman Park
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 4JW

08458725799

 
 

  Laser

Quasar Elite

Laser tag fun.
179 Marlowes
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 1BB

01442213200

 

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