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Take on our five challenges this summer

1 August 2018 / What To Do / Families /

We always enjoy a challenge. From learning new skills, to getting involved in a competition, it’s always rewarding to try something for the first time.

We’ve picked out five challenges for our young guests to take on this summer, including cycling, wildlife spotting and hunting for treasure. Take a look at our list below, and see how many you can tick off during your time at The Grove.

Learn to ride a Segway

Never set foot on a Segway? No problem. Our team of instructors are on hand to navigate you through your first go. They’re self-balancing, so it may not be as tricky as it looks, but it’s a great skill to learn and take home from your stay. Visit our activity centre and enjoy a unique trip through the woodland on these eco-friendly, two-wheeled vehicles (children aged 10 and above).

Complete a treasure hunt

children around the giant chess set, school trips and activities at The Grove

Put your detective skills to the test and follow a series of clues around the hotel’s grounds to unlock a hidden word. The hunt will take you on an exciting journey, both inside and outside, with successful explorers being rewarded at the end with some very special treasure. Pick up your first clue from reception on any day between 9am and 6pm.

Become a sand castle master

Unleash your creativity at our sandcastle competitions, held regularly at the beach in the Walled Garden. Competitors will have use of buckets and spaces, in a bid to create the most impressive sand structure throughout the summer holidays. Take a look at our activities schedule to see when these take place.

Cycle over a mile

Bike rides at The Grove hotel, Hertfordshire

We offer three different trails around our 300-acre grounds. The Musical Meander trail is almost exactly one mile long, so this is perfect if little ones are ready to take on the challenge of cycling the whole way. Our activity centre offers use of adult and kids’ bikes (including balance bikes) as well as plenty of helmets.

Spot wildlife at Cassiobury Park

Wildlife found around The Grove's luxury country estate

Take a trip to neighbouring Cassiobury Park. The park comprises almost 200 acres, with parts of it as a local nature reserve, managed by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.  The area is teeming with wildlife; over 46 bird species reside here, plus seven species of bat, so take a walk through and count how many you see along the way.

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