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New activities for the summer holidays

19 July 2021 / What To Do / Families /

Whilst our classic activities such as archery, segway’s and bikes are still favourites for keeping kids entertained during the summer holidays, we are always looking for new ways to give little ones a memorable summer! Take a look at the new activities running at The Grove, plus some more ideas in the local area…


1. Mud and Guts camps

Asher's Woodland Trails

Aiming to get children step away from screens and into the great outdoors, the Mud & Guts team will be joining us for Bush Craft and Survival Camps in Asher’s Woodland Trails. Think den building, fire lighting, game playing as kids are immersed in the nature for a real adventure. They’re guaranteed to leave inspired, replenished and  running wild and breathing in fresh air.

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2. Woodland Hawking’s Falconer’s Corner

Woodland Hawking

Whilst the Woodland Hawking team have been putting on breathtaking displays at The Grove for some time now, this summer gives you the chance to get up close and personal with magnificent birds at the new Falconer’s Corner, located in Asher’s Woodland Trails. Grant, from Woodland Hawking will be stationed in the woodlands, offering private Bird of Prey experiences for families. Private tours will be available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday  from 29 July to 28 August.

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3. Horse Riding at Shardeloes Farm

Located in nearby Amersham, our Guest Services team work closely with Shardeloes Farm, who run a quality riding school. Their instructors are driven by their love of horses and are all BHS accredited so they can provide a safe and fun learning experience.

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4. Zoorassic Park at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

If you’re looking to venture out for the day, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is just a half an hour drive from The Grove. This school holiday, as well as the chance to get closer to wildlife and see over 3,900 animals including their friendly penguins, don’t miss their immersive summer exhibition, Zoorassic Park. Time travel back more than 66 million years and discover life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, learning about why they went extinct and how to save their modern-day equivalents from a similar fate.

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5. Pottery Painting and exploring St Albans

If the weather isn’t playing ball, while away a morning at Pots of Art, an independent studio where little ones can partake in pottery painting and create an original work of art to take home. Located in the historic city of St Albans, when you’ve created your masterpiece, be sure to explore the area with a browse of the weekend market stalls and a stroll down to the cathedral.

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