Aldenham Country Park makes the perfect destination for a fun day out with the family if you're staying at a Hertfordshire hotel or guesthouse in the neighbourhood of Elstree. You'll also have the famous film studios to see as a bit of variety, and the park itself has plenty of great attractions. It covers 175 magnificent acres of woodland and parkland, and has a huge lake that attracts visitors at all seasons.
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The park was created on green belt land back in 1971and is particularly popular with young families because of attractions such as '100 Aker Wood', a Winnie-the-Pooh theme area, with characters from the famous books hidden amongst the trees. On a more serious note, Aldenham Country Park has been breeding endangered animals since 1984 and its prized livestock include the famous Aldenham Longhorn Cattle. The Rare Breeds Survival Trust Centre in the park is certainly worth an educational visit from your Hertfordshire hotel base while you're in this area.
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There are various seasonal and time-limited attractions here too, including bottle-feeding goat calves and watching the cows being milked. During spring and summer you can enjoy activities like pony riding, and there are grooming sessions for beginners on offer too. The network of well-maintained pathways around the park make it suitable for wheelchair users, and the whole area around the lake is approved by RADAR, so everyone can have a great time here. If you're staying at a local Hertfordshire hotel, Aldenham Country Park is just the ticket for a leisurely stroll that takes in rare livestock and offers some insights into wildlife preservation in the county and the region at large.
For visitors interested in coarse fishing, permits are available from the Bailiff for fishing the park's stocks of bream, tench, roach, pike and perch, and sailing is also permitted through the auspices of Aldenham Sailing Club. Come along to Aldenham Country Park next time you're in this part of the county, and stay at a Hertfordshire hotel such as St. Michael's Manor Hotel in nearby St. Albans.