Local Attractions

Local Attractions in the Broxbourne Area

Danemead is located in Hertfordshire and when visiting the site, you are ideally located to
take advantage of all the leisure and sightseeing attractions in and around the Lee Valley Park and the surrounding areas.

Paradise Wildlife ParkParadise Wildlife Park is a fantastic, fun filled, destination for all the family. There is an amazing range of animals including tigers, lions, monkeys, zebras, camels and wolves and what makes them really unique is the fact that you can get up close and personal, meeting and feeding many of the animals. It’s also just a short hike away from Danemead.

Lea Valley Regional ParkThe Lee Valley Regional Park stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin. Regional sports centres, urban green spaces, heritage sites, country parks and nature reserves provide a unique leisure experience for everyone. Whether it’s athletics, golf, horse riding, ice skating, fishing, cycling, bird watching, camping or simply exploring the countryside, the Lee Valley Regional Park is a gem waiting to be discovered.

walthamabbeyWaltham Abbey was the last in the country to be dissolved by Henry VIII in 1540. There had been a church on the site for hundreds of years, although the building had been rebuilt several times. A settlement existed here in Saxon times, but the earliest recorded history of the town dates back to the reign of King Canute when a member of the royal court, Tovi the Proud, brought a miraculous stone crucifix from his estate in Somerset to Waltham. From this is derived the old name for the district, Waltham
Holy Cross.

The Gazebos at WareWare is one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Western Europe and has a fascinating history. The Ware Visitor Information website gives lots of information about things to see and do.

 

The White House at GilwellThe ‘home of Scouting’, Gilwell Park boasts a superb range of activities and accommodation facilities for all ages.