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Where to go in October Half-Term 2020

There is so much on our doorstep right here in Hemel Hempstead. With so much to see, Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead would like to welcome you to our family-friendly hotel, which you can use as a base to explore our amazing city.

Family getaway to Hemel Hempstead

We welcome guests of all ages, and by booking one of our family rooms, you can enjoy the comfort of our beautifully refurbished hotel whilst kids stay and eat free when accompanied by a full paying adult*.

Save money on your stay

We have some incredible hotel room offers to save you money and give you more flexibility when you come and stay with us.

Get a night on us – book 3 nights and enjoy up to 34% off your stay*

Book now, pay later – reserve a room with our Best Flexible Rate, and amend or cancel your booking up to a day before your reservation*

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Family activities

Something for a rainy day

Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead

Only a short drive away from our hotel, those who are unable to go on their winter snow sports holiday this year need look no further! The 160-metre indoor slope at the Snow Centre has real snow; perfect for beginners or anyone who is craving their favourite snow sport, from skiing and snowboarding to tubing and snow play with the kids.

Group and private lessons are available to prepare anyone for their next winter snow holiday, or to brush up on their skills if they haven’t been in a while!

Distance from hotel: only a 6-minute drive.

An outdoor adventure

Whipsnade Zoo

Discover over 2,500 animals from around the world in this 600-acre zoo, home to many endangered species. Exhibits include the Wild Wild Whipsnade, Cheetah Rock, Rhinos of Nepal, In with the Lemurs, our Chimpnasium, Lions of the Serengeti and an elephant enclosure!

The zoo has made it possible to visit these amazing creatures while abiding by social distancing rules, which you can read more about on their website.

Distance from hotel: only a 20-minute drive.

Halloween activity for the kids

Halloween at Mead Farm

For a family-fun day out this Halloween, take a trip to the Freak FunFest at Meas Open Farm. Activities available include the Tiny Terrors Tractor Ride, Halloween shows, Bibbety and Bobberty’s Trick or Treat Training, a fancy dress competition, indoor play and playing with the farm animals! For a small extra cost, you can even buy a pumpkin to carve from the new Pumpkin Patch.

Distance from hotel: only a 25-minute drive.

Our favourite place

Woburn Safari

Our lion-lovers will be over the moon to find out that Dakota, one of Woburn Safari’s lionesses, now has a litter of cubs who can be visited this October half-term.

The great thing about this day out is that the safari is done as a drive-through, so you can enjoy the company of the animals without having to get out of your car.

Some of the animals you will initially meet on the Northern Planes include the bison, camels, Przewalski’s horses. Then you will enter the grasslands, with white rhinos, wildebeest, Ankole cattle, buffalo and antelope. Last but not least, you will find the tigers, wolves and lions! Look out for many more resident animals along the way.

Distance from hotel: only a 33-minute drive.

Book your stay today

There is no better time to get outdoors and experience the magic on your doorstep. If you have any questions or would like us to book the best package for your stay, please get in touch on 0144 220 6200 or leave us an enquiry.

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