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Take your family for a day of adventure, fun and escapades at the brilliant Knebworth House, where you can enjoy a giant adventure playground, a dinosaur park and stunning formal gardens. Situated in Stevenage within the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, the red Tudor brick house has been the home to the Lytton family for over 500 years. Built by Sir Robert Lytton in 1490, Knebworth’s most famous resident was the Victorian novelist, playwright and politician Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton who lived at the property between 1803-1873.
Explore the house and marvel at the interesting blend of architectural styles and the wonderful decor of the Victorian Library, the Jacobean Banqueting Hall and the Edwardian Dining Parlour. Take a house tour and discover the long, fascinating history of Knebworth and the Lytton family from the knowledgeable guides and room stewards. The house has been visited by plenty of famous names, including Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, Queen Elizabeth I and Noel Gallagher.
There are 28 acres of formal gardens and grounds waiting to be explored. Spend hours discovering the rose garden, the Victorian bowling alley, the walled garden and the ponds. Little explorers will enjoy navigating the maze; how quickly can you find the exit? Plus, you can see 72 life-sized dinosaurs on the brilliant dinosaur trail, and learn fascinating facts about T-Rex, the Woolly Mammoth and many more.
Enjoy a family picnic and spot some Red and Silca deers at the beautiful Knebworth Park, which covers 250 acres of land. It’s one of the best parks in Hertfordshire! There is even a brilliant adventure playground to be found with an astro slide and drop slide, a zip wire and splash water play features.
The Wilderness area will be a hit with younger visitors, who can enjoy the brand-new bug hotel, the giant chair, the Willow house and bird-song box.
Highly recommended by Kidadlers as one of the best things to do in Hertfordshire, Wietz explains, "Went to Knebworth House today for the Dino trail. Worth every penny, also has a huge playground and (free) vintage bus service. Next weekend they are hosting a steam train event. Easy to get to from north London (40min drive). Lots of cafes, but we took own picnic (lots of ppl do) and lovely grounds to sit down. Good gift shop too if you want to spend a few extra pounds. Also has a few water things for the kids to run through if it is hot enough. Would recommend!"
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