hitchin in spring

Spring is coming! Honest…

The days are getting longer and (slighter) warmer so here are some ideas for where to go in these early Spring days.

Park life

We have lots of lovely parks in and around Hitchin, let alone further afield. For a quick guide to our local parks, read my article here.

Yes, the splash park is awesome but before it gets started in May, the splash park area in Howard Park, Letchworth makes a fantastic scooter park! There’s also a great playground when little legs get tired too.

Animal magic

Spring means fluffy baby animals right? So get your fix of the cute critters at one of our local farms…

Open year round:

While you’re at it, why not feed the ducks? Here’s what to feed them and where.

And ok, they’re not alive exactly but you can still visit the Dinosaurs at Knebworth House from 25th March 2017 too! Dinosaur Trail, Gardens, Park and Adventure Playground are open over the Easter holidays and then every weekend (check website for details)

Walks

There are lots of lovely local walks – watch out for my article about where to catch the Bluebells later this Spring too…

Oughtonhead

A regular haunt for us. Mostly buggy friendly and with the fab Garden Gate Cafe too (call to check winter opening 07969 621 223).

Hitch Wood

Home to gorgeous bluebell woods in the Spring. Dens to explore all year round.

Wymondley Woods

Forms part of the Letchworth Greenway and is great for walks, picnics and exploring minibeast and pond areas. Click here to see a map.

Pegsdon & Telegraph Hill

Always a great walk for us – relatively flat and quiet (especially important with our boisterous Labrador!) Lots of walks to explore but this route is manageable for us with little ones.

Sharpenhoe

This place is stunning – perhaps even more so in winter. Well worth exploring.

Danish Camp, Willington

Offers plus a tasty (licensed) place for refreshments after fantastic walks suitable for buggies, scooters and little legs too. Don’t forget to visit Ozzie the Owl!

Salcey Forest, Northants

A bit of a drive but a beautiful place to visit on a crisp winter’s day – especially to climb the Tree Top Way that rises to 15m above the ground (or 20m if you head up the Crow’s nest!) From 24th February 2017 you can go Gruffalo spotting here too.