Out and about in the UK: Watford and Chelmsford

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We now have cabs available in over fifty UK towns and cities in which there are some great attractions and events. In a week-long series of daily blogs, we aim to provide you with a guide to some of the best places to visit within the UK.

Watford

Cassiobury Park
Cassiobury Park stretches over 190 acres of open space and woodland from Watford centre to the west of the town. The park contains a wide variety of sports facilities, attractions for children and parts of the park are designated as a Local Nature Reserve. It is one of Watford’s most popular attractions, receiving around 800,000 visits per year and hosting a number of popular sporting and entertainment events.

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The Aquadrome Rickmansworth
The Aquadrome covers 41 hectares and is home to a wide variety of facilities from wooded walks, lakes, play areas, a cafe and lush green open spaces. As a Local Nature Reserve it is also home to a variety of wildlife and plants and within its diverse habitats is an ideal place for walks and picnics. It is often host to lots of sporting activities such as public runs, bike rides and watersports. The Aquadrome LNR is open 364 days of the year (24 hours a day) and there is no admission charge. With a large car park and easy access for all, Rickmansworth Aquadrome has something for everyone.

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King George Recreation Ground Bushey
The Park opened in 1912 to commemorate the coronation of King George V and has received a Green Flag Award, recognising park excellence, every year since 1999. There’s large open spaces for picnics, ball games or just lazing around. Recent additions to the park include fitness equipment, table tennis and challenging equipment for teenagers. A wide events programme continues, including the annual dog show, marathon, teddy bears’ picnic and family fun days. Regular activities are held with charities and local community groups such as Mencap and Herts Inclusive Theatre.

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Chelmsford

Hylands Park
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex has over 574 acres of parkland, including an ancient woodland, grassland, ponds, lakes and formal gardens. There is an ‘Adventure castle’ for the children to play in complete with a picnic area and much of the castle wall is wheelchair friendly.

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Tropical Wings Zoo
Tropical Wings Zoo is one of the best interactive zoo attractions in Essex.  They boast one of the finest tropical houses in the UK, an oasis where you can experience a tropical feel on any day of the year, allowing you to get up close and personal with our free flying butterflies and birds.  There’s fun for all ages with the interactive daily encounter programme of keeper talks and animal feeds.  With an indoor soft play and outdoor activity play area there are attractions for all ages.

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