With Father’s Day fast approaching, it always poses the questions of what we can do to celebrate the wonderful men in our lives. For residents living at The Clarendon, they’ll be pleased to know Watford offers a variety of activities for families to spend the day together. From a day spent in Cassiobury Park, to the thrilling escape room experience of Escape Hunt, or perhaps a meal in one of Watford’s great restaurants, Watford has activities to cater for all families (and weathers!).

Here are some of our recommendations for the best ways to spend Father’s Day in Watford and create great memories:

Cassiobury Park

Just a short walk from The Clarendon, residents will find Cassiobury Park. This green space is the perfect spot for families to enjoy the outdoors this summer. Whether it is going for a long walk, enjoying a picnic, making use of the newly refurbished paddling pools, or grabbing lunch at one of the two cafes in the park, this 250-acre park offers so much. What’s more – it is also home to a miniature railway, tennis courts, croquet club and bandstand, providing something for all ages of the family.

Escape Hunt Watford

Escape Hunt in Watford is a great way to challenge the whole family and it is just a stone’s throw from The Clarendon.

This exciting escape room offers families the choice of several adventures including, Curse of the Pharaoh, Blackbeard’s Treasure, Alice in Puzzleland, Our Finest Hour, The Fourth Samurai, or Escape the Wild West. Why not create a memorable experience this Father’s Day with the whole family, as you work together to decipher the clues and unlock the answers.

Cheslyn House & Gardens

Less than a ten-minute drive away is Cheslyn House & Gardens – a 3.5-acre area of beautifully designed gardens and woodlands. Designed by architect Henry Colbeck and his wife, the gardens contain exotic plants from across the world. Families can spend the day wandering around the ponds, aviaries, woods, and landscape gardens, taking in the beautiful nature.

It is also worth checking out the selection of exhibitions put on at Cheslyn throughout the year!

Explore Watford’s Restaurants & Pubs

While a simple suggestion, a meal out is always a sure bet when it comes to a Father’s Day present. And there are some great options for foodies to enjoy within Watford.

The Grove – a renowned hotel and spa – is home to The Glasshouse, where residents can enjoy one of the world’s finest buffets and The Stables, which serves up British Classics. The Florist – conveniently located in Watford’s town centre – is also a popular choice for families

and best known for its hearty roasts and live music. There are also a host of great pubs within the Watford area, which are sure to go down well. Some of our favourites are The Prince George and the Little Alpine at The Three Compasses.

Warner Bros. Studios

Last but not least is Warner Bros. Studios – an activity we could not miss off the list when looking for family days out in Watford. Visited by tourists worldwide, the Warner Bros. Studios is an incredible day out for Harry Potter fans.

Visitors can check out the breathtaking sets (including the Great Hall, Forbidden Forest, and Diagon Alley), explore the authentic props up close, and see the original costumes worn by the Harry Potter cast. The Warner Bros. Studios is currently celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Up until September, visitors can discover new filmmaking secrets and sets during this magical day out.