The Top 10 things to do in Hertfordshire and Broxbourne


Our B&B is close to many popular attractions such as Paradise wildlife park, gunpowder mills museum, Waltham Abbey, Churches and historic sites. Cycle and motor boat hire are also available.

1. Paradise Wildlife Park


Paradise Wildlife Park is a family-run animal park located in Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, England. Paradise Wildlife Park is home to over 400 animals, which include small mammals, paddock and farmyard animals, birds, primates, reptiles, and big cats. They house tigers, Cheetahs, snow leopards, ocelot, a jaguar and an African leopard. They also house white lions. Read more about paradise wildlife park.

Things to do in Hertfordshire and Broxbourne

2. Lee Valley White Water Rafting


If you're looking for a fun filled day suitable for individuals or family, then look no further than the Lee Valley white water rafting centre.  The centre will give you white water action! Set in the River Lee Country Park, this unique visitor destination in Hertfordshire is easily accessible from London and offers a range of water activities including white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking. Read more about Lee Valley white water rafting and their activities.

Lee valley white water rafting

3. Outdoor Go Karting - Rye House Speedway


As you may well know, Rye House is one of (if not!) the country’s oldest established tracks with racing going back as far as 1961. The track is regarded by many as one of the most technical tracks to master! Rye House has seen many greats grace the circuit including Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Lewis Hamilton and Ash Sutton! Read more about Rye House Speedway.

Outdoor Go Karting - Rye House Speedway

4. Broxbourne Boats - Lee Valley Boat Hire


The Lee Valley Boat Hire centre (a.k.a Broxbourne boats) is on the River Lee and is a short walk where one can take cream tea trips along the canals on a narrow boat. You can hire passenger and self driven boats. Read more about Lee Valley Boat Hire.

Broxbournet boats and Lee valley boat hire

5. Gunpowder Mills Waltham Abbey


The mission of the charity is to preserve, manage, research, conserve and display for the benefit of the general public and of the nation at large the historical and archaeological heritage of the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey in the form of ancient monuments, listed buildings and the natural aspect features and bird, animal, tree and plant life. Read more about the gunpowder mills.

Gunpowder mills Waltham Abbey

6. Broxbourne Walks - Tow-path


Why not take a scenic walk along the tow-path. Cycle trails extending some 15 miles into London along the picturesque Lee Valley Canal tow-path, New River and Broxbourne Woods provide the weekend visitor with a wide variety of interesting pastimes.

Broxbourne walk along tow-path

7. Hertfordshire Golf Course


The Hertfordshire golf course was designed by Jack Niklaus II. The golf course is situated in ancient parkland between trees and water and has lush beautiful fairways. The course caters for golfers of all levels. Parts of the course are wooded and hilly. There are three main lakes on the course and bunkers. Read more about the Hertfordshire golf course.

Hertfordshire Golf Course and Club

8. Broxbourne Sports Club


The Broxbourne sports club provides a number of facilities for sports such as tennis, squash, hockey, cricket, running, health and fitness and croquet. The club’s facilities are very well maintained and available to members and for hire. Read more about the Broxbourne sports club.

Broxbourne Sports Club

9. The Spotlight Theatre


The Spotlight theatre caters for 1360 standing and 566 seated guests. The theatre is a short 10 minute walk from our B&B. A bar service is available and you can purchase snacks and drinks. The theatre boasts different types of productions that cater for all types of audiences. Read more about The Spotlight Theatre.

The Spotlight Theatre Hoddesdon

10. The Hertford Regional College


The Hertford Regional College is a short 5 minute drive by car and 13 minutes bus ride from our B&B. It was formed from the merger of Ware College and East Herts College in the early 1990s. Today, the College is based at two sites in Hertfordshire at Turnford and at Ware. HRC offers a range of courses including Diplomas, BTEC awards, Higher Education Programmes, apprenticeships and Access courses. Read more about the Hertford Regional College

Stay at our B&B and explore Hertforshire and Broxbourne

Our full English breakfast will ensure you get a good start to your day full of activities.