The World's First Garden City

Bring the kids

Bring the Kids

With award-winning playgrounds, fabulous parkland and a fine range of family-friendly shops, Letchworth Garden City is the perfect place to bring the kids on a weekend or during those long school holidays.

The fun starts at Leys Square, where water fountains shoot gently upwards as children race in and out. Close by is Howard Park and Gardens, home to a brand new play area and a paddling pool with interactive splashpad, while just minutes away is one of the few remaining outdoor swimming lidos in Hertfordshire.

If you’re shopping with the children, light up their eyes with visits to one of the best toy shops in Hertfordshire, a book store where the staff really know their Enormous Crocodiles from their Elmer the Elephants, and a traditional confectioner that still serves sweets in a paper bag.

If you need to kit out your kids for school, we’ve a children’s footwear specialist, a uniform shop serving almost every school in North Herts, and a selection of familiar high street names selling everything from stationery to sportswear.

Enjoy a family lunchtime treat at any of our top eateries – and be sure to cap your day with a short drive to see the animals at the 125 acre Standalone Farm, open from March to October.