Things to do and places to visit in Watford
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ArrivaClick is a bookable, ‘street to street’ service. Passengers will no longer have to wait at the bus stop, and instead will be picked up at an agreed time within a near by pick-up point, and dropped off as close to their final destination as possible.
Our revolutionary service allows passengers to seamlessly share their journey with others going their way. Book a journey in under a second and our powerful algorithm matches you with a premium minibus that will pick you up in around 5 minutes.
Our normal opening times are
- 6am - 10pm Monday to Thursday
- 6am - 11pm Friday and Saturday
- 8am - 9pm Sunday
An open space of over 190 acres, Cassiobury Park is the largest in Watford and the busiest with around 800,000 visitors a year.
It stretches from Watford Town Centre to the west of the town.
There is plenty to do whilst you are there too, including football, cricket, fishing, trampolines, miniature railway, nature reserve and much more.
Harwoods Adventurous Playground
Keep the kids entertained with a zip wire, play tower with mid-air tunnel, slide and climbing wall.
All of the equipment is not just for fun - they have special panels or sounds to create a sensory experience. Best of all, it's free to use.
Terra Brazil Rodizio
A Brazilian all-you-can-eat menu of grilled meat expertly cooked and carved at your table located in central Watford near High Street Station.
Oxhey Activity Park
Oxhey Activity Park is designated as a County Wildlife Site and sits beside the River Colne.
It is great for walks, cycling or relaxing with a drink and snack at the café.
Whilst adults relax, children have access to a play area. Most of the equipment is also designed for children with disabilities.
There is a skate park for those daredevils, along with BMX and skateboard coaching.
Your local burrito and taco joint, serving up wholesome Mexican dishes from California.
Tortilla Watford is the perfect place to bring family and friends before or after a day of shopping!
Keep an eye on their social media channel @tortillauk for promotions, special offers and freebies.
Watford Leisure Centre
Watford Leisure Centre with its two locations in central Watford and Woodside have state-of-the-art gym and fitness classes for all levels.
Swimmers of all ages and abilities have four pools to choose from and swimming lessons are available if needed.
Two sports halls play host to table tennis, badminton and five-a-side football. You can also play squash at Woodside.
There is even an indoor climbing wall at central Watford.
King George V Playing Fields
Located off Tolpits Lane with a playing area, multi-use sports court, five football pitches, cricket pitches, an outdoor fitness trail, cycle hub and café.
Whether you're taking part or just watching the many sports on offer, there is plenty to do here.
It's your meal, so they believe that you should get exactly what you want.
They have more than 250,000 possible topping combinations for your burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches.
Plus, 1,000 different shake mix-in combinations and their famous ‘boardwalk style’ fries - delicious!
Enjoy fresh Latin American flavours, awesome cocktails and Rio vibes.
Expect your senses to spring to life as soon as you step inside with a delicious fresh menu and all the energy of the carnival.
Make sure you check out their bottomless brunch too for all your prosecco, draught beer or cocktail needs.
Atria Watford is home to over 140 brands, including a variety of shopping, dining and leisure facilities.
In the centre, you’ll find top names such as Apple, Zara, Cineworld, Hollywood Bowl and YO!
It's the perfect destination for the whole family to enjoy a day out.
The Cineworld exclusive state-of-the-art Screen X offers atmospheric experience that surrounds you in your seat with innovative 270° projection.
Or, watch films to the fullest in the immense IMAX auditorium for the most immersive cinema experience that will truly blow you away.
This Visit England accredited museum is housed in the former offices of Benskins Brewery. It has displays of local history, industry and archaeology.
These include Watford at War, Print and Brewing and a display on Watford Football Club, which includes some fabulous Elton John memorabilia.