Family Breaks In Herefordshire

If you are looking for child friendly holidays then you are in for a treat, with beautiful gardens & parks to explore, take aim with paintballing or rediscover history, it is all possible when choosing family breaks in Herefordshire.

Great Ideas To Include In Your Holiday Itinerary Whilst Enjoying Family Breaks In Herefordshire

Whatever pastime you are looking for to entertain the whole family whilst on summer holiday, we are sure you will find great activities for kids in Herefordshire. Find a wild and wonderful assortment of slippery slides, extra-long zip wires, muddled mazes, huge rope bridges, magical treehouses, secret dens, and lots more outdoor activities during child friendly holidays in Herefordshire.

With acres of parkland to run wild, taking the little ones to one or all of the National Trust properties is a must on your Herefordshire family breakHerefordshire is a major centre for the arts, check out the Courtyard events who offer a diverse programme of music, comedy, dance, film & workshops.

There are so many family-friendly events and attractions in Herefordshire, from the finest breeding collections of owls in Europe at the Owl Centre to the most fascinating history to educate and inspire at The Black & White House, and even ghost walks in Ledbury, you will be spoilt for choice on your Herefordshire family break.

What is more, with plenty of family-friendly accommodation, you are sure to find the perfect night’s sleep for the whole family after filling your days with unforgettable family experiences.

Start planning your family break in Herefordshire using our top suggestions below.

So much play, so child friendly, from toddlers to teenagers to adults. It is a great day out for the kids, totally setup for child friendly holidays.

An awesome adventure playground, giant sandpits, swings, zipwire, hay bale barn, and more! Animal lovers will enjoy feeding the ponies and goats. Tractor rides run every day giving everyone who wants one the opportunity to enjoy our fast and bumpy tractor ride!

Perfect location for a day out with the kids or a great starting point for those child friendly holidays. Set in a glorious rural environment you and the family will have an opportunity for a close encounter with many rare and miniature friendly animals. Pet and feed pygmy goats, Ouessants and the Valais Blacknose sheep which are one of the largest and most friendly breeds of sheep in the world.

The miniature horses and donkeys have frequently been featured on television over the past few years.

The landscaped waterfowl enclosure is a tranquil place where you can sit and view some of the world’s most delightful ducks, geese and swans. You must also visit the owl garden which is home to the finest collection of owls in Europe.

After visiting several times over the years with my children and now my grandchildren it is a definite for our list of child friendly holidays.

Take a trek with a Llama at this unique and fun attraction in Ewyas Harold. It is a full experience, with guests able to call in, catch, halter, groom and walk the llama through countryside. There are no mixed groups so this can be an experience you can do as a family. Your children will love it.

Why not enjoy a farm-stay break in their beautiful Four Star and Five Star self-catering holiday cottages.

Ideal location for a walking holiday.

Remarkable clay and pottery experiences designed to explore and develop creativity in all ages and abilities. Experience ‘hands on’ real clay and an exciting variety of hand modelling making techniques.

If you are looking for a memorable and unique family-friendly activity, then look no further! Small group sessions ensure maximum attention from their experienced staff who are always on hand to guide and offer advice.

There is a big emphasis on having fun and learning through enjoyment.

Battlelands is located in Ewyas Harold on the Welsh border between the towns of Hereford and Abergavenny. A beautiful site with great views of the surrounding hills especially the Black Mountains.

A fantastic 60 acre playing area of woodland, grasslands, and marshes for paintball, splatmaster and laser clays. Splatmaster is great for the younger children.

Become a true warrior at the Viking Games and take part in Viking inspired group activities. Experience Nordic games like archery, axe throwing, bullrings, kubb, molkky and stige. Great for groups and familes.

We would recommend putting this on your itinerary as a place that is a perfect activity location for child friendly holidays. Why not stay on site in one of their Belle Tents or at nearby holiday accommodation.

Glazydayz is the largest pottery-painting studio in the region, seating up to 30. Full disabled access, with plenty of room for wheelchairs to move around.

Great facility and completely child friendly. They also serve hot and cold drinks, snacks, and light bites.

A premier outdoor activities and glamping centre located in an idyllic woodland setting on the Herefordshire, Shropshire border, and only 20 minutes from Wales.

Make summer holidays in Herefordshire adventurous ones with paintballing, quad trekking, high ropes, raft building, clay pigeon shooting, low ropes assault course, team building activities, target shooting, It’s a Knockout, and much more.

They now offer two individual glamping villages, each set amongst mature trees and positioned in a beautiful secluded spot. Designed to give a wilderness feel without removing too many of your creature comforts. This makes perfect family-friendly accommodation or a location for large groups of friends, the glamping village can be exclusively hired, so no sharing.

The Waterworks Museum is a thriving industrial heritage museum and one of Hereford’s leading attractions, with something for visitors of all ages; toddlers through to adults. The Museum tells the story of drinking water from early times to the present day.

The attraction is worth a visit whether visiting from afar or on a staycation. Enjoy the Play and Learn Water Park where children can learn about water, operate pumps, lift water from a well, push pumps and learn about water filtration.

For younger children there is a follow the Frog Trail, don’t miss any of the Waterworks Museum events

Explore the rich history and treasures of the cathedral from its Saxon origins to the present day with knowledgeable guides. Your journey will take you in and around the cathedral to enjoy architecture, artefacts and anecdotes and learn how it has developed through time to the church it is today.

Garden tours last between 60 and 90 minutes where you explore the beautiful gardens with experienced gardeners and guides.

Located in the historic environment of the 15th-century Bishop’s Cloister, Cathedral Cafe offers home-made hot and cold meals, seasonal soups, sandwiches, and a tempting array of hand-crafted cakes.

The Wye Valley Visitor Centre is at the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You will find a friendly community with famous attractions, exciting activities, specialty shopping, and great food.

The Jubilee Maze is one of Britain’s most famous traditional hedge mazes, with a romantic temple at the centre and over a kilometre of hedges. Find your way then play! This maze is a great place to play tag with all the family.

An outdoor all-weather miniature golf course has a roman ruin theme, retro minigolf style and adventure golf features for ultimate playability for all ages.

For older children there is Wye Valley Warfare Laser Ops with laser tag missions on their purpose-built battleground.

Experience the delight of the insect world’s most serene and beautiful beasts at the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo! Your family can walk amongst free flying tropical butterflies in the indoor hot house and see them sipping nectar, finding a mate, and laying eggs. Every stage of a butterflies’ existence is either displayed, documented, or happening in front of you!

Personally this is one of my prefered family breaks in Herefordshire. The children always love looking at the smaller green house filled with cocoons ready to hatch. Tom my toddler is nearly three and his favourite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

A beautiful venue which treats you to a fabulous golfing, bowling as well as a dining experience. Grove Golf & Bowl is totally setup for the family and ranks high on our list of family-friendly holidays list.

When it comes to golf, they have a brand new 12-hole Mini Adventure Golf Course which really tests your putting skills with slopes and obstacles to challenge even the most accomplished player.

For bowling enthusiasts, they offer 8 state-of-the-art bowling alleys which calculate accurate scoring and bowling speeds.

After a game of bowling and golfing, just unwind and eat to your heart’s content at The Hickory Stick Restaurant.

Challenge yourself to a family climbing adventure that will test and thrill you! Whether you are hoping to get your kids more active, or fancy trying something new this is a great way to get your children doing something out of the box.

They have a wonderful cafe serving hot food and drinks and plenty of seating.

Be mesmerised as you wander through 12 incredible family orientated gardens tucked away in Bromyard. These magical gardens will transport you from Italy to Africa with a range of features from across the globe.

With tree top walking, water jets, a pirate garden, an Alice in Wonderland Garden, an Italian Piazza with a church and bell tower and there is a resident dragon, Edwina.

For younger members of your group there is a garden quiz that takes the whole family on a quest to solve the clues and return to collect a prize.

Enjoy fresh ingredients grown a minute from their kitchen. Daily seasonal special, soup, cakes, scones, and biscuits.

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Swimming is always in the itinerary on all child friendly holidays. Get your swimming fins on and go for a dip in the pool, or perhaps slide and climb at the indoor soft play centre, there’s even trampolining and gymnastics for energetic kids and adults!

Zoom your way round this 600-metre outdoor Go Karting track in Hereford with plenty of fun turns to keep the run exciting. Get ready for a thrill as you whiz your way around trying to beat your friends and family.

They offer Arrive & Drive sessions which are ideal for small groups and families. However, this is extremely popular so booking a slot is essential to avoid disappointment.