As schools break for half-term, parents will be wondering what to do with the kids this week.

Pupils in Hertfordshire have the week off from February 19 to 23, which may be daunting especially with rain forecast on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

But don't worry, we've rounded-up 10 fun events for children and parents alike in Watford this week.

Atria Silent Disco

Atria is organising a silent disco for your little ones from 11am to 4pm daily, starting Monday February 19.

Head to the ‘Happy House’ in Charter Place to let them get some energy out and dance the day away.

There are headphones for the children to wear, as well as funky glasses and fun props for them to play with.

Wizards of Watford Treasure Hunt

Why not take a trip around town with the self-guided Wizards of Watford Treasure Hunt?

The adventure trail will take you on a two mile walk around town’s main streets and alleyways with directions to guide you and an entertaining backstory. 

The tour is available to download and print immediately from the Treasure Trails website, and is aimed at ages seven to 11, but kids as young as four can get involved.


This high-tech mini-golf venue on the ground floor of atria Watford is a hit with all of the ages.

Visitors can enjoy a range of crazy interactive courses with shots recorded electronically and even prizes up for grabs on certain holes.

Watford Observer: Children are welcome, although the venue becomes strictly over-18 after 9pm.

Escape Rooms

Escape Hunt, at the atria, has six options for adventures which are all appropriate for children ages eight upwards, including a samurai-themed story and 'The Curse of the Pharaoh'.

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The Enigma Escape Room off High Street currently has two stories to try out.

Families with kids spend the day solving the mystery outlaw One Tooth Tex's missing treasure in 'Gold Rush'.

While in 'The Chapel', your team must enter an abandoned chapel and cleanse its evil presence, which is only suitable for children aged 12+.

Boom Battle Bar

Sometimes parents need a rest as much as their kids, so the Boom Battle Bar at atria is a great place to let off some steam this week.

The games bar has recently added ‘BOOM BOX Karaoke’ to its roster of activities, which also includes axe-throwing, shuffleboard, augmented reality darts, beer pong and American pool.

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Entry to bar is 18+ so you can enjoy a cocktail or a bite to eat at the newly revamped venue which reopened on February 7.

Team Sport Karting

An industrial unit just outside Watford, in Greatham Road, Bushey, homes a 500-metre multi-level karting track, with plenty of hairpin turns and challenging ramps for racers to master.

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It also includes a trackside bar and casual dining area where customers can enjoy a selection of food and refreshments. There is also a crazy golf course.


This family-run golf course has 14 illuminated holes in the underground basement of the Glow in One centre in The Parade in Watford, from a funky and urban layout to a glowing galactic course.

The 14-hole venue is owned by Sandra and Craig Hawkes, from Ruislip, with charming handmade structures by Mr Hawkes and striking glow-in-the-dark colours on the walls.

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Ninja Warrior

This exciting venue at Woodside Leisure Park is based on the family entertainment show Ninja Warrior UK.

There are obstacles the whole family can enjoy whether you start as a Ninja in training, or you’re a bit more of a master.

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This rock-climbing and adventure centre inside the atria Watford shopping centre has become a firm favourite in recent years.

It includes 27 climbing walls towering over eight metres with climbing sessions available for all ages, including toddlers.

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Parents Paradise

The soft-play area is appropriated named as it means parents will get some well-earned rest this week as their kids enjoy themselves in a safe environment.

The venue features slides, climbing frames and swings with areas for different age groups up to age 12.

It is located on the Greatham Road Industrial Estate, Greatham Road between Watford and Bushey.