Places to visit on a budget

Hertfordshire's Green Flag Parks

Hatfield Park Farm

Van Hage Garden Centre

Cedars Park

Berkhamsted Castle

Photo credits to Visit Herts, Van Hage Garden Centre and English Heritage Site

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a fun day out with the family. To make things just that little bit easier we have put together some of our favourite budget-friendly days out.

Don’t forget, if you’re Tier 1 or above you get access to these great discounts!

» 10% off entry and purchases for all National Trust Sites

» Up to 45% off one day tickets at Alton Towers

» 10% off all purchases in-store and online at Halfords

 Tier 3 or above you can also enjoy:

»15% off National Express

 And for our top Tier 5 members:

» 10% off spa days and treatments and the Hertfordshire Spa

 Click here to visit the portal today and learn about all the discounts available to you!

Park life

Winter wanders, a morning run or just some fun with the family on a sunny day. There’s nothing better than taking a trip to the park for a spot of exercise or relaxation.

Many of Hertfordshire’s parks have been rewarded the Green Flag Award, making them some of the best to visit in the country.

» Check them out here

Hatfield Park Farm – Hatfield

Covering around 25 acres Hatfield Park Farm offers the opportunity to get up and close with an array of farm animals. Children can also enjoy sandpits, feeding stations, and lots to climb up and over as well as tractor and trailer rides for when those feet get tired.

Adults – £5

Kids – £2.50 (under 3’s free)

Van Hage Garden Centre – Great Amwell

Van Hage is more than just a garden centre and offers something for every member of the family. With over 1000sq Meters of shopping space, a Miniature Railway, a FREE Animal Garden and more it’s easy to see why it’s a popular place in Hertfordshire.

Entry – FREE (railway £1 per person)

Cedars Park – Waltham Cross

Cedars Park offers an oasis of calm with a landscape of lawns, woodland, and formal gardens, making it the perfect place for a leisurely stroll or picnic. There are things to keep the younger ones occupied too with a free play maze, play mound and duck pond. You can also pay to enter a small animal zoo.

Entry – FREE

Berkhamsted Castle – Berkhamsted

Take the family for an educational day out and wander the ruins of this former motte-and-bailey castle, built between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. Read all about the history of the castle and explore its surrounding walls, ditches, and earthworks.

Entry – FREE but a donation is suggested for guided tours