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A Weekend Of Fun at The Grove

Pack your bags and join us for a long weekend of adventures in the countryside. We’ve got an endless roster of activities and things to do with the kids, from tree-climbing and family golf camps, to building sandcastles on Ralph’s Beach and exploring the woodland in miniature 4x4s. If you’re visiting us over the second bank holiday weekend, why not stay a little longer into half term? If you’ve got little footie fans in the house they won’t want to miss our Football Escapes camp led by ex-Premier League players.

A Day at Whipsnade Zoo

Embrace your wild side at the UK’s largest zoo. Experience thousands of amazing animals, from cheetahs and African lions, to wolverines and red pandas, and discover how the ZSL conservation zoo is protecting their future on Earth. For an extra special day out, treat the kids to one of Whipsnade’s animal experiences, where they can get up close and meet the giraffes, elephants, tigers and hippos.

Return to Azkaban at The Making of Harry Potter

Pull on your Hogwarts robes, grab your wand and enjoy a magical day out in the Wizarding World. At the Warner Bros. Studio Tour you’ll be able to experience the real sets, costumes and props used in the eight spellbinding Harry Potter films. And launching just in time for the May bank holidays is the new Return to Azkaban exhibition, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Prisoner of Azkaban film. Here, you’ll be able to uncover new filmmaking secrets and discover never-before-seen sets, including the Divination classroom, with the set dressed for the scene where Harry, Ron and Hermione attend their first lesson with Professor Trelawney. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the original Grim teacup!

Waddesdon Manor: Escape From the Aviary

Just a hop, skip and a jump from The Grove is Waddesdon Manor. Between 25 and 27 May the grounds and gardens will come alive with the sound of birdsong for a special weekend celebrating the feathered creatures. Little ones can meet the birds of prey and even have the chance to handle them, plus there will be ample opportunity for bird-spotting around the grounds. Also on the agenda is face-painting, a carousel and plenty of creative art and craft sessions so get ready for a memorable day out with all the family!

For adults

A countryside escape

Switch your out of office on and enjoy some time doing what you love, whether it’s relaxing in the spa with friends, taking a swing on the golf course or floating across the sky over Hertfordshire in your own hot-air balloon.  If you’re thinking about joining us for the first bank holiday weekend, make sure you don’t miss our trip to the Emirates Stadium to see the Gunners take on Bournemouth F.C.

A trip to Bicester Village

Treat yourself to a day of designer shopping in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. Browse over 150 boutiques that line the Village’s landscaped streets, making the most of discounts from luxury brands such as Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Paul Smith. Don’t forget to refuel between purchases at Bicester Village’s many restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy all-day dining and on-the-go culinary treats. Plus, if you’re staying at The Grove, you’ll get exclusive VIP hospitality and personal shopping services, with those staying in the Mansion receiving complimentary return transport.

An Evening at The Rex

Enjoy quality time with friends or your partner and be transported to a bygone era of glamour and cinematic magic at the Rex in Berkhamsted. Housed in a 1938 art-deco theatre hall, the cinema plays an eclectic mix of films each day, from Hollywood’s latest releases to quirkier, lesser-known titles. Whatever takes your fancy, make sure you stock up on snacks and wine from the bar, and settle in for an unforgettable cinema experience.

Make it a weekend to remember with a stress-free break at The Grove.

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