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To Do

in the area

There is lots to do in the local area of Down Hall, here are a few of our favourites:
Mountfitchet Castle is a unique open-air museum experience where the visitor can travel back in time over 900 years and truly witness life in a medieval Motte and Bailey castle. 

Distance from Down Hall: 9.6 miles (approx 22 minutes in the car)
Mountfitchet Castle
The House on the Hill Toy Museum has over 70,000 individual toys on display ranging from humble homemade toys, Victorian toys when they were mainly only purchased by the rich to the emergence of modern technology during the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Distance from Down Hall: 9.6 miles (approx 22 minutes in the car)
House on the Hill Toy Museum
Audley End House itself is a magnificent house, built to entertain royalty and includes a Victorian Service Wing complete with kitchen, laundries and a dairy. With beautiful grounds to explore, including an impressive formal garden and the working Organic Kitchen Garden, there’s so much to see and do at Audley End House.

Distance from Down Hall: 17.9 miles (approx 34 minutes in the car)
Audley End House
Visit the historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford with it’s charming boutiques, cosy pubs and excellent restaurants at only a 15 minute drive from Down Hall!

Distance from Down Hall: 7.2 miles (approx 17 minutes in the car)
Bishop’s Stortford
People the world-over have been enchanted by the Harry Potter films for nearly a decade. You’ll have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed!

Distance from Down Hall: 39.9 miles (approx 58 minutes in the car)
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Hatfield House, the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury, is an exquisite Jacobean jewel set in beautiful formal gardens and Great Park. Visitors can enjoy the 1000 acres of park with bluebell walks in the woodland and park trails. The Jacobean Hatfield House has a fine collection of pictures, tapestries, furnishings and historic armour.

Distance from Down Hall: 24.1 miles (approx 42 minutes in the car)
Hatfield House
Enjoy everything Cambridge has to offer from its historic University, excellent restaurants and some of the best shopping around.

Distance from Down Hall: 35.8 miles (approx 52 minutes in the car)
Cambridge
Come and visit Paradise Wildlife Park, the most interactive zoo in Britain. Based at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, they are open all year round, every weekday and weekend!

Distance from Down Hall: 20.3 miles (approx 34 minutes in the car)
Paradise Wildlife Park
Hatfield Forest is the only remaining intact Royal Hunting Forest from the time of the Norman Kings and is now maintained by the National Trust.

Distance from Down Hall: 7.2 miles (approx 17 minutes in the car)
Hatfield Forest
IWM Duxford is set within the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield. Lose yourself for a whole day wandering under and around some of the most iconic aircraft in the world and get hands-on with our award-winning interactive exhibitions. 

Distance from Down Hall: 25.9 miles (approx 35 minutes in the car)
Duxford Air Museum

This lavish Tudor stately home and gardens hosts massive rock concerts and is open in summertime.

 

Distance from Down Hall: 28.6 miles (approx 56 minutes in the car)

Knebworth House

A unique community-based wildlife park set within approximately 2 acres of grounds. The park is home to a variety of animals including zebra, emu, wallaby, red kangaroo, reindeer, lorikeets, lemurs, snakes and lizards as well as Madagascar's largest carnivore, the fossa, and the UK's only Cuban Hutia.

 

Distance from Down Hall: 13.7 miles (approx 25 minutes in the car)

Ventura Wildlife Park
Rye House are the pinnacle in karting in and around the Stansted area. We specialise in karting for ALL. whether you’re 5 years, 6 years, 7 years, 8 years or 90 years old, we promise you will have an awesome time. We even cater for youngster from 3 years old with our electric karts!

Distance from Down Hall: 12.6 miles (approx 26 minutes in the car)
Rye House Karting
For more suggestions on activities in and around Essex, please visit the link below
www.visitessex.com