It can be tricky to find things to do with the family over the Easter break.

Who needs to go abroad when there are so many hidden gems within a few hours of Watford. 

Here we list some of the places you can head to for a day trip this Easter.

But before you go, check the places’ websites to see the costs and opening times.  

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Leavesden

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Why not visit the set where all eight of the movies were filmed.

The walk-through exhibition has been a hit with fans ever since it first opened in 2012.

Visitors get to see some of the famous sets and original costumes from the Harry Potter films.

There is even a chance to take part in a green screen experience and fly on a broomstick.

St Albans

Watford Observer: Aerial picture of St Albans including Cathedral and Verulamium ParkAerial picture of St Albans including Cathedral and Verulamium Park (Image: Pete Stevens / Firecrest Aviation Elstree)
The city has an abundance of sights to see with great historical importance.

Perhaps the city’s most famous place is the St Albans Cathedral. It is said that a monastery was founded on the site in 793.

Roman ruins can also be seen in the Verulamium Park and when you have finished sightseeing, you can head into the city centre and eat at one of its many restaurants.

Aldenham Country Park, Aldenham

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A firm favourite with families, the not-for-profit country park and farm is based on 100 acres of beautiful countryside.

The attraction houses a farm that has a wide range of animals that can be visited.

Families can go on a Winnie the Pooh and friends wood trail and there is also an adventure playground to enjoy.

Hatfield House Park and Gardens, Hatfield 

Watford Observer: The grounds of Hatfield HouseThe grounds of Hatfield House (Image: Pete Seaward)

Fancy stepping back in time to see how the Tudors lived?

It won’t be quite the same, but the house and grounds offer a unique look into examples of medieval brickwork in the country.

The palace is perhaps most famously associated with Elizabeth I who was said to be sitting under an oak tree in the park when she learnt she would be Queen in 1558.

The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Watford Observer: The Snow Centre The Snow Centre (Image: Google Street View)

The ski season might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out.

It’s suitable for adults and children.