Cheshunt Park Golf Centre is within easy reach of Waltham Cross and an essential visit for those who love to golf. It has a driving range and practice area and a picturesque 18 hole course that accommodates all abilities.
2. A festival site (Farr Festival)
Taking place from 5th – 8th July, Farr Festival is a boutique electronic music and arts festival that has quickly grown in popularity thanks to some awesome line-up choices. It is located in Bygrave Wood, less than an hour’s drive from Waltham Cross.
3. A lavender farm (Outdoor Cinema)
An outdoor cinema is a quintessential summer experience and the Hitchin Lavender venue is quite unique. Watch your favourite films, from The Greatest Showman to Moulin Rouge, in the beautiful setting of a Hertfordshire lavender farm.
4. A local knowledge spot (Epping Forest District Museum)
The fascinating Epping Forest District Museum has a grand total of six galleries and programme of events throughout the summer. You’ll also be able to explore the history of this part of the world throughout the ages and get to know the heritage and landscapes of the local area.
5. A sunny pub courtyard (The Vine Pub)
There’s nothing quite like a pub garden to make the most of warm summer days. The Vine on the high street in Waltham Cross is the ideal spot for a few drinks in the sunshine – choose from hand-crafted local real ales and fine wines and enjoy in the family friendly outdoor space.
6. Drinking coffee in the sunshine (The Gatehouse Café)
If you’re not much of a beer drinker then coffee in the sunshine is another wonderful way to pass the time – and there are plenty of options for those who love their grind in this part of the world. The Gatehouse Café is very accessible from the Abbey grounds and serves everything, from coffee and tea to a full English.
7. A picnic in the park (Cedars Park)
There are a number of great picnic options for summer days in this area. Cedars Park has history – it was once the location of Theobalds Palace, a favourite of Elizabeth I. Its grounds, ponds, maze, woodland trails and play areas cover an impressive 19 acres and it was awarded Green Flag status again in 2015.
8. Taking a dip (Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool)
Whether you’re looking to exercise, relax or cool off on a hot day, the Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool is the ideal place to do it, just a short hop from Waltham Cross.
9. Hang out with the animals (Lee Valley Park Farms)
Learn about the animals, enjoy the adventure play or take part in the activities – you and your family will have a lot to enjoy together down on this Hertfordshire farm.