Activities

On Site

The Westmill Farm site has a great range of attractions for all age groups.

There is a welcoming restaurant which serves home cooked food and overlooks the 3 fishing lakes. You can pop in for a 3 course meal, a slice of cake and a coffee or anything in between. To make a reservation please use the below or call 01920 468668.

http://www.threelakes.co.uk/

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A 9 hole par 3 golf and foot golf course which also overlooks the 3 fishing lakes. There is no need to book a tee off time, simply turn up to the restaurant and pay on the day.

http://www.westmillfarmgolf.co.uk/

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The lakes which are stocked with coarse and game fish are great for both beginners or experienced fishermen. Rib Valley Fishing Lakes comprises of three still-water lakes; Rib Lake, Millennium Lake, and Westmill Lake. The three lakes are situated in the picturesque Rib Valley immediately adjacent to the River Rib.

http://www.ribvalleyangling.co.uk/

http://ribvalleyfishinglakes.co.uk/

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For our younger guests, there is Woody’s play barn.

They have a 2,000sq foot children’s soft-play area split across 2 levels with a separate toddlers’ play area which includes shapes, puzzles, rockers and games. They also have a small dining area which offers a range of hot and cold snacks and two large party rooms. Make sure you don’t miss the jam packed programme of events running throughout the year!

http://www.woodysplaybarn.co.uk/

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Zorb Strike, which is located on the campsite, offers Zorb football, archery tag and foot pool. It is ideal for children’s parties, stag and hen dos or just a bit of fun. If you fancy trying something new whilst staying with us then Zorb Strike is the place to go! Booking is not vital but is certainly recommended.

http://zorbstrike.co.uk/

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The Edge offer a variety of outdoor activities for you to try. From high ropes to Segway’s, laser clay to mountain boarding they really do have it all. There is also a small café where they serve fast food and drinks. Give them a visit and find your Edge!

http://www.edgeoutdooractivities.co.uk/

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Top Pots garden centre can cater for all your gardening needs! Located just as you arrive on site it is perfect for everything from small potted plants to landscaping whole gardens.

http://www.toppots.co.uk/

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The Art Shed offer lots of events and workshops from glass fusing to pottery they do it all! Perfect for the cooler months when you want to be in the warm but still keep busy!

http://www.artshedarts.co.uk/

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In The Surrounding Towns

WARE AND HERTFORD MUSEUMS

Ware museum was founded in 1986 and is set in a grade 1 listed building dating back to the 14th century. The museum is run by volunteers. During building works in 2001 a medieval well was discovered that supplied water to the monks, a glass cover was recently fitted that allows visitors to walk above the well! It is situated on the High Street near the entrance to Ware Priory. For more information please call 01920 487848.

Hertford Museum offers Displays on two floors as well as things to touch and play with, a temporary exhibition space with changing exhibitions, a Jacobean knot work garden and much more! It is located in Bull Plain. For more information please call 01992 582686.

HERTFORD FARMERS MARKET

Hertford’s market is every 2nd Saturday of the month and takes place throughout Bircherley Green, Maidenhead Street and Salisbury Square. Ware also host has a small market which takes place every Tuesday in Tudor Square and along the High Street.

Both markets are small and friendly and have a wide range of stalls including meat, fruit and veg, bread, sweets, honey and other preserves.

WARE LIDO

Built in 1934, the Ware Lido is a heated outdoor pool. It is open seasonally, usually from mid May to early September.

The Lido is situated in the grounds of the ware priory and has a 30m main pool as well as a small children’s pool.

There are both paved and grassed areas around the pool which are great for picnics.

The Lido has recently been refurbished and now has brand new male, female, and family changing rooms with lockers, showers, toilets and hair driers. The new family changing area includes disabled facilities.

There is access from the Lido to a refreshment kiosk that sells hot and cold food, drinks and ice cream. This can also be accessed from the nearby Priory park.

SCOTTS GROTTO

Scott’s Grotto is a series of six interconnected underground chambers built in the 1760s. It is decorated with thousands of shells, flints and coloured glass and extends 20 metres into the hillside.

It is located on Scott’s Road, Ware, SG12 9JQ and is open from the April 1st to September 30th from 2pm to 4.30pm on Saturday’s and Bank Holiday Monday’s.

The entrance is free but a suggested donation of £1 is appreciated to help with the upkeep and maintenance. There is a pay and display car park next to the train station which is a 3-5 minute walk to the grotto.

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LOCAL PUBS AND BARS

Brewery Tap, Ware

Jacoby’s Tavern and Kitchen, Ware

The Snug, Hertford and Ware locations

Punch House, Ware

Sloppy Joes, Hertford

Plus many many more

 

Further Afield

LONDON

Being only 25 miles away from London makes us the perfect place to stay if you wish to explore the city! From the London Eye to the Shard to the Tower of London, there is just so much to see both old and new! London is also home to some great shops, head to Oxford Street or Westfield for a great day of shopping!

Trains run every half hour from Ware station to London Liverpool Street and take approximately 45 minutes. The average price for a ticket is £10 for adults.

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CAMBRIDGE

There is something for everyone in Cambridge, from art galleries to punting on the River Cam to a theatre show. Explore the University of Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum for free! It hosts world class collections of art and antiques. During summer months Cambridge is buzzing with outdoor performances of music and plays in the parks.

We recommend taking an official tour of Cambridge so you don’t miss a thing!

Three Lakes Campsite is 33 miles from Cambridge, approximately an hour’s drive along the A10. Parking in Cambridge can be expensive but Trumpington park and ride is located just outside of the city and costs only £3 per person for the bus into the centre.

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ST ALBANS

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City. The city’s history can be seen in the beautiful medieval architecture. There are huge green parks, many interesting attractions and lots of ancient history. St Albans is also home to some great shops including both small independent shops and well known high street brands.

St Albans Cathedral, the clock tower and the Roman theatre of Verulamium are just some of the many sights in the area.

Three Lakes Campsite is just 19 miles from St Albans, a short drive on the A10 and A414 sees you there in about 30 minutes depending on traffic. Buses run every hour from Ware regional college (approx. 7 minutes away by car/taxi) to St Albans train station journey time is roughly 1 hour.

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For other days out in and around Hertfordshire there’s Paradise Wildlife Park, Knebworth House, De Havilland air craft museum, Stanborough Lakes and many more. Check out Trip Advisor for some more ideas! https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186304-Activities-Hertfordshire_England.html