Some of us just love to keep busy and explore new things on the on the weekends. The good news is that if you’re based in Hertfordshire, you don’t have to travel far as there are plenty of opportunities right on your doorstep!
So, in no particular order, here are our top ten things to do in and around Welwyn Garden City:
1. Activities at Gosling Sports Park
Gosling Sports Park offers gym facilities, fitness classes, racket sports and more. With a health suite and spa, the Gosling Sports Park covers all bases and is perfect for the active and outdoorsy type.
With a variety of payment options including membership and pay as you play, enjoying Gosling Sports Park doesn’t have to be a long term commitment. Take a look at their list of activities, and make the most of your local sports centre today. Don’t forget to book a sports massage before you do, and make sure you have that edge when you take to the court.
2. Running through Stanborough Park
Stanborough Park is ideal for families looking to stretch their legs and see some wildlife this summer. A 126-acre park with lakes and a cafe/restaurant, it is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the town.
With a number of paths and open space, it is also the ideal place to incorporate within your running route. Try introducing some interval training around the lakes, and get yourself fit ahead of your next running event.
3. A trip to Welwyn Garden City FC
There’s nothing quite like getting involved with your local sports team, and Welwyn Garden City FC is a great local club with a lot of history.
With league matches running through the season, if you haven’t got in to non-league football before, now is your chance! Pack a flask and get yourself down to Herns Way. With a number of pre-season friendlies taking place, there’s a huge amount of action to get your teeth into, and after a couple of promising performances against Luton and MK Dons, it looks to be an exciting season for The Citizens.
4. Panshanger parkrun
Everybody loves a parkrun, and with numbers growing across the country, if you haven’t signed up yet you are definitely missing out!
Panshanger Park is a gorgeous place to visit any day of the week, but if you’re looking for something to do on a Sunday morning, the parkrun could be just what you need. A 5km run, the event is accessible for experienced runners and beginners alike, and there’s an opportunity to grab a coffee and catch-up on the week’s news from your fellow runners at the same time!
The perfect balance of fitness and social, we love parkrun and can’t recommend it highly enough.
5. An afternoon at Rollercity
Running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained during the holidays? Looking for something active but fun? If this sounds like you, then Rollercity should be at the top of your list.
Situated at Campus West, Rollercity offers skate parties, beginners sessions, and has facilities selling snacks as well. Just outside the town centre, it is the perfect addition to a family day out in Welwyn Garden City.
6. Breakfast at Bill’s
Nothing says Saturday morning quite like a breakfast at Bill’s. With a variety of options to chose from, Bill’s is one of our favourites and we can’t recommend it enough. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s a great way to kick-start your day, leaving you feeling full and ready to face the day ahead.
7. Dinner at Auberge Du Lac, Brocket Hall
If breakfast out isn’t your thing, perhaps a special dinner is what you are looking for.
Boasting an AA rosette and up for The Good Food Guide’s Best Local Restaurant Award 2019, Auberge Du Lac offers fine dining in the stunning surroundings of Brocket Hall, a golf, dining and residential country estate.
Okay, so we know there’s a hefty price tag associated with this one, but you need to make sure you treat yourself from time to time! The perfect way to end a busy week, Auberge Du Lac never fails to impress, so don your best attire and leave the car at home. Then, grab a taxi and enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience this summer.
8. Hatfield House
A country estate with plenty of parkland, Hatfield House is a great place to spend the day.
Pack a picnic and lounge in the beautiful surroundings of the house and grounds, or get yourself along to one of their many events, including open air Shakespeare and classical music concerts.
There are a number of cycle routes around Welwyn Garden City. With ample countryside on the outskirts of the town, why not take to the road and cover some serious mileage on the bike? There are plenty of options to chose from and it’s a good chance to get fit and have fun at the same time.
If you’re new to cycling, there are plenty of shops in the town centre that can get you kitted out with everything you need, from helmets and accessories to the bike itself.
So, what are you waiting for? Pump up those tyres and get cycling!
10. A walk through Lemsford Springs
If you’re looking for something relaxing to do with the family, why not take a stroll through Lemford Springs?
A four hectare nature reserve in Lemsford, Lemsford Springs offers idyllic escapism and is home to a number of different types of wildlife. Perfect for winter birdwatching, suss out the area during the summer months and get your binoculars ready for some sites later on in the year.
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