An ever-popular destination, Watford – at just eight square miles – is a town which punches above its weight.

From a thriving town centre with fantastic shopping, nightclubs and restaurants to a Premiership football team, theatres, award-winning parks – including Cassiobury, one of the nation’s top 10 parks – there is something for everyone in this Herts-come-London town.

  • Cassiobury Farm & Fishery is a rare breeds centre on the edge of Cassiobury Park.  Encompassing a rare breeds farm, an exotic animal collection, a kitchen garden and fishing lakes, Cassiobury Farm & Fishery is a nature-lovers paradise.  Spread over 15-acres on the site of historic watercress beds dating back to 1820, the site is rich in wild, farmed and exotic birds and animals.  

  • Often described as Watford’s best kept secret Cheslyn House and Gardens is another of Watford’s Green Flag Award winner. The house and gardens were originally owned by Henry and Daisy Colbeck who created the gardens. The gardens comprise 3.5 acres of formal, open area to the front and a semi-natural woodland area which features an aviary, a pond, a rock garden with a large herbaceous borders and semi-formal woodland.   

  • Breakout Rooms is the first and only escape room in Watford equipped with different scenarios to test your ability to crack codes and work as a team. It is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to escape. You are invited to have 2-6 people in your game but we also welcome parties, corporate events and larger groups as we have a series of identical rooms where you can race each other as part of the game.

  • At the LP Cafe, they pride theirselves on excellent coffee, tea, homemade cakes, freshly prepared sandwiches and a wide selection of new and used records. 

    An independent hub for local and international creativity since 2013, they use their versatile space to regularly host events ranging from live music, film screenings, stand up comedy, art and photography exhibitions to second hand clothes sales and album launch parties. 

  • Whether you are a seasoned golfer or have recently been inspired by seeing Tiger Woods or Georgie Hall on television, you may not know that there is a fabulous golf course on your doorstep!

    Situated in what was the Cassiobury Estate across the canal from Cassibury Park West Herts Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in Hertfordshire being established in 1890. The Club’s membership is now far more modern and inclusive with thriving ladies and junior sections to compliment a very competitive men’s section. The course is varied and interesting, with every hole presenting a new vista and a new challenge. The greens are renowned for their quality and are a delight to play on and receive near-universal praise from members and visitors.

Sign up to our newsletter

A few words from Visit Watford during #COVID19

We know that the reason you usually come to our channels is for a dose of inspiration, a hint of escapism, and ideas on the very best ways to spend your free time across Watford. We also know that there is a huge amount of uncertainty right now though.

Making a trip out of the house to explore over the coming weeks is not recommended by the government and we want you to stay safe. However, here at Visit Watford we are still committed to sharing with you everything that’s great about our town.

You may see some changes to the content we’ll be posting; with more of a focus on supporting our local businesses, sharing a few things to look forward to, and providing a little distraction during times where you may be stuck indoors.

We’ll be championing Watford’s independent businesses, keeping you up to date with great stories from our community – and above all else – continuing to share incredible photos from across the area which we hope will put a smile on your face.

Got ideas of content you’d like to see from us? Maybe a local hero you think deserves a special mention? Get in touch at

Stay safe,
Visit Watford team