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Things to do in Watford

Lively town with great links into London and plenty of round the clock entertainment and things to do. Located just inside the M25 and within easy reach of the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and Chiltern Hills for a great family day out. Rich in local history, including royal connections to local estates and landowners, the town grew rapidly during the industrial revolution on the back of its national transport links by canal and railway.

Whatever your age or interests, there will be something to keep you happy in Watford. Make the most of everything the town has to offer while you're there!

Known for...   Elton John, Grand Union Canal, Cassiobury Park, Watford Football Club, Intu Shopping Centre, The Grove and Watford Junction


Did you know...

  • Watford has it's own London Underground stop...Watford Met.
  • Sir Elton John is a long time supporter of Watford Football Club and was once the club chairman.
  • Many of the Harry Potter Films were made at the Leavesden Film Studios near Watford.



 

  Attractions

Watford Skate Park FREE

The Derby Road skate park was designed by Watford’s youngsters.
Lower Derby Road
Watford
WD17 2NB

Recommended by Phil Goole, Watford
“Great park for skaters and bmx”

 

Cheslyn House And Garden FREE

Green Flag award winning attraction. An oasis from a busy town.
Nascot Wood Road
Watford
WD17 4SL

Recommended by Katie, Watford

 
 

  Children's Activities

Laser Planet

Futuristic laser tag game experience.
127 The Parade
Watford
WD17 1NA

01923800270

 

Langleybury Children's Farm

Small children's farm with petting corner, play areas, cafe and more.
Langleybury Lane
Nr Kings Langley
WD4 8RW

01923270603

Recommended by Becky Hall, Watford

 
 

  Museums

Hertfordshire Fire Museum

The fascinating museum is now based in a purpose built building at the new Watford Fire Station.
223-229 Lower High Street
Watford
WD17 2AG

 

Watford Museum FREE

Fascinating local history museum.
194 Lower High Street
Watford
WD17 2DT

01923232297

 
 

  Parks

Cassiobury Park FREE

Watford's largest open space.
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD18 7HY

01923278333

 

Walking In Hertfordshire FREE

Watford walks to download and print FREE.
Watford
WD17 1NA

 

Woodside Playing Fields FREE

Watford Borough Council's premier site for organised sports, and Green Flag award winner 2012 - four years in a row.
Horseshoe Lane
Watford
WD25 7HH

 

Cassiobury Park Nature Reserve FREE

Discover, in a corner of Cassiobury Park, a wildlife haven close to the heart of a bustling town.
Cassiobury Park
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 3BD

 

Whippendell Wood FREE

160 acres of ancient woodland on the outskirts of Watford.
off Rousebarn Lane
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 3TX

 
 

  Theatre

Watford Palace Theatre

Popular city centre theatre.
20 Clarendon Road
Watford
WD17 1JZ

01923225671

 

Pump House Theatre And Arts Centre

Drama, music and comedy.
Local Board Road
Watford
WD17 2JP

 
 

  Live Music

Watford Colosseum

Well known and historic concert venue.
Rickmansworth Road
Town Hall
WD18 7EA

01923888320

 
 

  Comedy

Jongleurs Comedy Club

Popular city centre comedy club.
76 The Parade
Watford
WD17 1AW

 
 

  Golf

Top Golf

State of the art golfing experience. Ideal for groups.
Bushey Mill Lane
Watford
WD24 7AB

01923222045

Recommended by Becky Hall, Watford

 
 

  Leisure centres

Watford Leisure Centre

Swimming, indoor and outdoor sports and much more.
Peace Prospect
Watford
WD17 3EW

01923296750

 

YMCA Gym

Affordable gym and fitness centre.
Chater House
Charter Place
WD17 2RT

01923353600

Recommended by Paul Clarke

 

Fitness4less

Watford's best value fitness centre.
Caf� Quarter
46 The Parade
WD17 1AY

01923210345

 
 

  Climbing

Rock Up Watford

Fancy an introduction to climbing.
Unit 106/108, Intu Shopping Centre
The Harlequin
Watford
WD17 2UB

01923521000

 

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