Places to Visit with Kids

Below are a selection of local activities which you might like to do if visiting Eardisland (and the surrounding area) with children:

Eardisland Play Area

Eardisland has a well maintained childrens play area, with zip wire, climbing wall and goal / basketball hoop.
This is situated behind the Village Hall

The Old Ford

Situated 200m up Broome Lane (between the Dovecote and the River).
A pebbly beach for paddling, stone skimming etc.

Pembridge River

3 miles up Broome Lane (a nice quiet cycle ride) is the river Arrow at Pembridge. Popular in the summer for paddling, swimming and picnics.

Leominster Play Area

There is a  larger play area set within a The Grange, a large open space in Leominster, which can be accessed from Grange Walk or Etnam Street car park.

Queenswood Country Park

103 acres of semi natural ancient woodland designated. Licensed Cafe in restored timber framed building, serving snacks, ice creams and hot meals.
Easy access paths and waymarked trails. Giant redwoods and carved wooden animals.
Pay and display car park.

Credenhill Park Wood and Iron Age Fort

Impressive Iron Age fort set within woodland.
Free Parking.

Woodland Trust website

Wapley Hill Fort

Forestry Commision woodland with hill fort on the top.
Great view and free parking.

Forestry Commission website

Shobdon Airfield and Cafe

Small airfield with a great cafe with outside seating.
Watch small planes and helicopters.

Airfield website

Swimming Pools

Halo leisure provide swimming pools at Leominster and Hereford. Hereford has a wave machine and slide.
Please click here for the Halo website.

Hereford Museums and Art Gallery

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. Although the exterior of the building has changed very little the museum and gallery have kept up with the times.

Details of exhibitions and opening times here.

Hampton Court Gardens & Maze

Beautiful gardens with an impressive backdrop of a late medieval castle.
Hampton Court offers two walled gardens, innovative water features,herbaceous borders, a maze, a secretive underground tunnel, sunken garden and woodland play area.

www.hamptoncourt.org.uk

Shortwood Farm

Open the gates to family fun and fresh air. Visit the baby animals in the barn, join in with the animal feeding tour, or let off steam in the play area.
Walk the trail, admire the spectacular views across four counties, see the benefit to the environment of organic farming, and on dry days take a trailer ride around the farm.

www.shortwoodfarm.co.uk

Small Breeds Centre

A magical place to experience animals, birds, and owls. 

www.owlcentre.com

Play Planet

Indoor children’s play centre, offering a three tier space themed soft play experience.

www.playplanethereford.co.uk

Court Farm PYO and Mountain Boarding

Pick your own fruit in season, children's play area and farm animals. Also the first mountain boarding course in Herefordshire.

www.courtfarmleisure.co.uk

 

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