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Local Attractions

When visiting Fanhams Hall, there are a number of local attractions to explore, whether you are looking for something fun for the family, want to get adventurous with white water rafting or enjoy walking around historic houses and beautiful gardens.

East Herts Miniature Railway

Established for over 35 years, we are a 71/4” Gauge independent Miniature Railway located in the Hertfordshire countryside. Located within the grounds of Van Hage Garden Centre in Great Amwell, we are open to the public every weekend for complete family enjoyment.

Distance from hotel: 2.9 miles | 10 minutes approximately


Hertford Museum

Hertford Museum is a charity reliant on grants and donations from visitors and supporters to meet weekly running costs of around £4,000. The Museum cares for in excess of 100,000 objects. Our collections include archaeology, paper ephemera, ethnography, fine art, geology, natural history, photographs, social history and the Hertfordshire Regiment collection. We also hold the Addis company archive, including the largest collection of toothbrushes in the UK.

Distance from hotel: 4.1 miles | 15 minutes approximately


Panshanger Park

Panshanger Park is made up of a mosaic of habitats including woodlands, wetlands, grasslands and reedbeds making it a fantastic refuge for a huge variety of wildlife. The park opened to the public on 31 March 2014 and comprises a country park and nature reserve. Photo courtesy of Jen Gilbert.

Distance from hotel: 5.4 miles | 16 minutes approximately


Paradise Wildlife Park & Speedway Museum

Paradise Wildlife Park is voted Hertfordshire’s No.1 Outdoor Attracion by Trip Advisor and set in the beautiful surrounding of Broxbourne Woods in the Heart of the Hertfordshire Countryside. Set in 30 acres of woodland, this award winning zoo has something for everyone. Home to over 500 exotic wild animals, with a full programme of daily animal shows and events including On Safari Adventure Golf, National Speedway Museum, Animal Resource Centre plus the Jungle Theatre, Woodland Railway, 3 adventure playgrounds, Tumble Jungle & Paradise Lagoon.

Distance from hotel: 8.6 miles | 23 minutes approximately


Hatfield House

Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean house and garden in a spectacular countryside setting. You can visit the Hatfield House itself, its Garden, Parks and Woodland walks, as well as Stable Yard Shops, River Cottage Kitchen & Deli and Hatfield Park Farm and Bloody Hollow.

Distance from hotel: 12.1 miles | 29 minutes approximately


Knebworth House

Set in 250-acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, Knebworth House has been home to the Lytton family for 19 generations, making for an extraordinary walk through 500 years of local and British history. There is plenty to do for all the family: enjoy the 28-acres of delightful Formal Gardens, discover the trail of 72 life-sized dinosaurs and play in the Adventure Playground with Fort Knebworth.

Distance from hotel: 13 miles | 27 minutes approximately


Lee Valley White Water Centre

You’ll find gallons of fun at Lee Valley White Water Centre, from white water rafting on the Olympic course to family paddling on our lake. Choose from a range of activities or sit back and watch the action at The Terrace Bar & Café; you’re guaranteed an unforgettable day out at this London 2012 venue.

Distance from hotel: 14.9 miles | 25 minutes approximately