Things to do at Home Farm
There is a croquet lawn and ping pong tables for everyone's use and plenty of space for football or softball etc., and lots of lovely walks around our beautiful lake and woodland.
If you want to fish there is a pontoon available curtesy of Tykes Water Angling Club (you will need to bring your own equipment) which may incur a small fee at busy times of the season. Please given us plenty of notice if you want to fish.
If you are in a group why not arrange some kind of activity. Examples of popular activities are wine tasting sessions, yoga classes, dance classes, life drawing classes, mug decorating and flower garland making. All these activities are provided through external providers or by your group internally and should be arranged separately with them, we can help with recommending suppliers and logistics where we can. We have a lovely indian tent which you can hire for a few hours if the activity would be better indoors.
Things to do near Home Farm
The following list includes links to several nearby attractions and activities, but there are plenty more in the area.
Home Farm Wildgoose Treasure Hunt is a great way to explore the whole farm and see our beautiful woodland area. It adds a good level of competitiveness to the weekend and requires all kinds of silly behaviour. The treasure hunt is an app based game which will be set up for your group for the day of your event. It costs £200 to set up and an additional £60 if you would like to include up to 5 personalised questions. Ask Jess@homefarmglamping.com for more details.
Yoga With Jaina will come to the site for a yoga class for your group, tailored to all levels and as fun or as serious as you want it. (Tel: 07834994902, web: www.yogawithjaina.com)
Wine Tasting David from Hertfordshire Wine School will organise a wine tasting session personalised to your group. (Tel: 01582621139, web: www.hertfordshirewineschool.com)
Power of Uke Why not write a comedy song about the special person in your group?! Much better than just singing happy birthday, or if its a hen do create a ballad for the bride and groom! You'll learn the ukulele, sing some favourite anthems (they'll do pretty much any song you want) and then write your own hit all about the birthday boy or girl or how your couple met and all the things you love about your bride. Some hens have even performed their song at the wedding! Sarah is a comedian and experienced facilitator and will have you all in stitches as well as surprising yourselves at your hidden musical genius! (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.powerofuke.com)
Make do and mend: Helen designs and runs relaxing, fun and engaging sewing workshops for groups and can create activities based on your preferences. From collectively creating a beautiful quilt or cushion that will act as a lasting reminder of your time at home farm, to learning some make do and mend techniques like how to sew on a button properly and take up your own trousers - Helen can help you come up with a project to suit you. Get in touch to discuss your options email@example.com
Life Drawing Classes Fancy yourself as a bit of an artist? Nothing breaks the ice quicker in a group than donning a beret and unleashing your inner Picasso in front of a naked model. There are lots of companies in London that do these sessions like this, a popular one is http://henandstaglifedrawing.co.uk
London Elstree Aerodrome
Elstree Aerodrome provides flying lessons and flying experiences in helicopters, fixed wing planes and microlights.
Private helicopter charter for trips over London and the surrounding area are also available.
Aldenham Country Park has a lovely 55 acre reservoir you can walk round, free entry on foot it is within easy walking distance of the glamping site. There is a petting farm where you can feed the animals, Whinnie the Pooh World, and a large adventure playground. There is also a Park Run every Saturday morning at 9am and husky racing every other weekend! (http://aldenhamcountrypark.co.uk)
Radlett Park Golf Club (http://www.radlettparkgolfclub.com)
South Medburn Equestrian Centre (http://www.southmedburn.co.uk)
Harry Potter World at Warner Bros Studios is a 15 min (6mile) drive away (http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk)
Battlers Green Farm Shop has an organic butcher and fishmonger and an amazing deli with cheeses and craft beer. There is also a tea shop - the Bullpen (http://www.battlersgreenfarm.co.uk)
Inspirations Health & Beauty Clinic at the Mercure Hotel London is 10 mins away is a great place to book beauty treatment packages, and they will arrange personalised packages including massages and manicures on site if you contact them (www.inspirationshealthwatford.co.uk)
Sopwell House Hotel and Spa (http://www.sopwellhouse.co.uk)
The historic town of St Albans is about 20 minute drive away.
There are several pubs within walking distance: The Fishery and The Waggon and Horses are the closest, both about 10 minutes away. If you want a longer walk then The Three Horseshoes in Letchmore Heath is a lovely pub in a picture perfect village about 40 minutes walk away across the fields. They have a new gorgeous covered garden area and often have live music on a saturday night. Even better the landlord Danny will usually be happy to drop you (nearly) at your tent if you can't face the walk back.