Based on the fact our Campervan Hire is in Hertfordshire, we get asked a lot for ideas of things to do and places to stay locally. In this article, we will suggest a few of our favorite campsites in Hertfordshire. And suggest a few places to visit. Hertfordshire is a big country spanning 634.366 square miles with a population of 1.4mil. It borders Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, and Essex, and has some wonderful countryside. Because of its location situated north of London, nestled in the home counties, it’s an ideal destination for anyone wanting to get away from the city.
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When I speak to people planning a campervan trip to Hertfordshire, there are a few places I always recommend.
A family-run working farm Campsite with modern facilities, beautiful open spaces, and views. Fire Pit rental, BBQ’s allowed, electric hookup available, and disabled facilities on site. This campsite clearly has everything you need to set up shop and use as a base for your holiday. I have even based some of my DofE trips from hear because of the easy access to Beacon Hill.
When you rent your van through us you get access to camping and caravan club sites. This one is based in Hertford in the south of Hertfordshire. A few miles east is Much Hadham, former home to pioneering sculpture artist Henry Moore where you can visit his studio and see some of his sculptures for yourself!
Located in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. This farm offers it all, from rented huts to minimal basic fields for you to pitch up in. Bring a Tent, or a campervan, or rent a beautiful hut to spend a carefree weekend in the countryside!
When is it best to go to Hertfordshire?
Like anywhere in the UK temperatures are best between the months of May and September, however, March and April have been known to provide more than acceptable weather for camping! (clearly, if April showers are a concern then not many camping solutions will be dryer than a Campervan!)
School holidays will be busy but some parts of Hertfordshire will have more than enough events going on to keep the whole family entertained! The visit Hertfordshire website will have plenty of events.
Recommendation on things to do in Hertfordshire
As mentioned earlier you have the Henry Moore sculptures and studio to visit which could give you and your family an insight into some real art history.
Hertfordshire is also home to the Harry Potter studio tour at Leavseden studios. The attention to detail on each of the film’s props and all the sets will blow you away! This spellbinding experience will keep you and your family entertained with stories and memories for years!
Whipsnade Zoo, just outside the border of Hertfordshire is a Zoo that specialises in conservation and education. Have a fun day out with friends and family at the zoo and meet the penguins, giraffes, and lions!
Just north of Whipsinade zoo are the Dunstable downs. Popular for its strong winds, people commonly rediscover the enjoyment of kite flying as the strong winds make it easy and more exciting than your average park!
Heartwood forest is a beautiful woodland landscape in Sandridge, just outside of St Albans of transformed former farmland. spanning 347 hectares it’s really perfect for walking and cycling through fields and hills or just a picnic! Walk across it and end up at one of many pubs in the area, a personal favorite of mine would be the Elephant and Castle in Wheathampstead!
How to get to Hertfordshire
Depending on where you want to take your Campervan in Hertfordshire you can get into and around very easily. Road links from London come Via the A1M and the M1 as well as the M25 which meanders its way through the south of Hertfordshire.
Watford is accessible via the overground and the Metropolitan line as well as a direct rail link from Euston, so keeping with the theme of Hertfordshire being very easy to navigate with public transport!
Overground rail links in and out of London are from Euston and Kings Cross/St Pancras. Both Train stations here in Hemel run from Euston. If you travel by train to pick up a campervan, let us know and we will pick you up from the station.
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