With the summer holidays coming up, children are going to be off school for six weeks, which can feel like a very long time for parents but can be made easier by getting out and doing things with little kids.

Here is a list of places to visit and actvities to do with children in Watford, according to Tripadvisor, over the summer holidays to get their energy out and have fun.

Cassiobury Park

This is one of Watford's most loved public spaces, with many events going on there over the summer, including Hertfordshire Pride (August 20) and Colourscape (August 20 to 29), it is a great place to kill an hour or two with children in the summer. 

There are two cafes as well as a splash pad for children when the weather gets warm as well as places to play football and tennis. 

The address for Cassiobury Park is: Cassiobury Park Avenue, Watford WD18 7LG.


This is located a short drive out of Watford town centre and is a great way to spend a day. 

You can play a normal game of driving range golf, with space for up to six people in one booth or you can play a game of TopGolf's crazy golf.

Watford Observer:

The prices start at £9 plus a £2 membership fee if you are not already a member. 

TopGolf is located at: Bushey Mill Lane, Watford WD24 7AB.

The Forties Experience 

This attraction is open on the last Sunday of every month and focuses on what it was like during World War II.

It teaches children what it was like growing up during the war and gives them the chance to dress up in war time clothes. 

The Forties Experience is based at: The Lincolnsfields Centre, Bushey Hall Drive, Bushey WD23 2ES.

Oxhey Woods 

This woodland walk is full of sculptures and statues for children to spot and interact with whilst out. 

Oxhey Woods has picnic tables and a car park so is a great place to get out and about in if children need to get their energy out. 

The address for the woods is: Oxhey Dr S, Watford HA6 3EX.

Cheslyn House and Gardens

This attraction is 3.5 acres of land, including a pond and woodland area.

It is run by Watford Borough Council and dogs are allowed in the gardens on a lead.

Cheslyn House and Gardens are open from 9am to 8pm May to August.

Watford Observer:

The address is: Nascot Wood Road, Watford WD17 4SL

D20 Board Game Café

This is a quirky café based in Watford, offering the chance to play over 900 board games.

It has food and drink offerings as well as regular events to attend.

It costs £2 per adult per hour and £1 for concessions per person per hour. 

Watford Observer:

The address for the café is: 87 Queens Road, Watford, WD17 2QN.

Rock Up Watford 

This is situated inside the atria Watford and is an indoor climbing centre where children can climb whilst parents enjoy a coffee.

The prices are £15 per child for a climbing session, with adult spectators going free. 

Watford Observer:

The address is: Atria shopping centre, Watford, WD17 2UB