11 Sep Down Hall
Down Hall is a beautiful historic country house hotel and spa located in the gorgeous Hertfordshire countryside. It is a wonderful place to visit with the whole family as it offers a range of activities to keep both adults and children amused and entertained. The range of activities include a wonderful spa for adults and mini-golf, archery, a woodland walk, giant games and a lovely playing field and playground for children. Paradise Wildlife Park is also close by so you can add a fun-filled day out to your visit.
I visited Down Hall with my husband and two children and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. My children especially liked playing mini-golf and archery. My son also enjoyed playing chess with giant pieces on a giant chess board.
When visiting, the first thing we noticed was how exquisite the grounds of Down Hall are. The historic house is absolutely charming and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and fields. We visited on a sunny day and the water features and flowers looked stunning in the sunlight.
We also had Afternoon Tea during our visit which was loved by all four of us. Down Hall offers an adult option and a children’s option for Afternoon Tea. The adult option included a selection of sandwiches (Ham, Cucumber and Dijon mustard, Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese, Smoked Cheese and Garden Chutney and Cucumber and Chive Cream Cheese), a courgette, tomato and chive tart, 2 scones, chocolate and beetroot cake, carrot cake and a strawberry flower pot. This afternoon was really good and we thoroughly enjoyed every part of it.
The Children’s Woodland Adventure Afternoon Tea was also lovely. Included in this Afternoon tea was Honey Roast Ham and Jam finger sandwiches, Buttermilk plain scones with Tiptree preserves, a chocolate flower pot (with an edible pot!), Carrot Cake and a Bunny Rabbit shortbread. Soft drinks were also included. The presentation of this afternoon tea was gorgeous. The sandwiches, scones and cakes were all presented on a wooden board and the chocolate pot was placed on its side with chocolate shavings spilling out of it which looked like mud. The cost of these afternoon teas were £30.00 per person for the adult option and £15.00 per person for the children’s option.
Down Hall is an ideal place for families to visit as both adults and children’s needs are catered for and everyone will enjoy their visit. Down Hall are currently offering packages for families including a Paradise Wildlife Package which includes Bed and Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children and entrance to the park. The cost of this package is £159.00 Monday to Thursday and £199.00 Friday to Sunday. Another great package includes children staying and eating for free. This package is £179.00 and is based on 2 children (under 12) sharing with parents.