Fun for Families in Hereford

Looking for some fun family activities to enjoy together during half terms, holidays and long weekends? Hereford has you covered!

Days off are made for adventure and Hereford City Life is here to help you find tons of great activities to keep kids (and parents) entertained over the holidays.

To help you keep an eye on budgets, we’ve assigned all activities with a rating:

FREE = no charge for children or adults // £ = £6 or less // ££ = £20 or less

City Centre Trails

FREE | Suitable for ages 3-12

Download Hereford's free app, LoyalFree, to discover family-friendly trails that are tons of fun. From Easter Egg hunts to Dinosaur discovery, there are lots of different seasonal themes to enjoy throughout the year.

Please check the app or our events page to discover the latest trails available to complete. 


Image: Gordon Taylor

Climb the Cathedral Tower

£ | Suitable for ages 8+

An adventurous climb, stunning views and fascinating history is what’s on offer with a Tower Tour at Hereford Cathedral. You’ll visit the Lantern Gallery and Ringing Chamber, and up 218 steps you will find some of the finest views of the city and beyond. Certificates are issued to explorers who manage the climb to the top.

The cathedral ask that children be accompanied by an adult and advise that the climb is only suitable for children aged 8 or over.


Space-themed Mini Golf

£ | Suitable for ages 4+

When the weather’s not on side, take the family for an indoor adventure at Matrix. This fantastic entertainment venue’s mini-golf course has a fun glow-in-the-dark space theme and we’re positive this will be a huge hit for all the family.

Matrix also have other great activities including Laser Tag (AGES) and Axe Throwing (AGE).


Children's Craft Workshops

££ | Suitable for ages 7-12

A perfect indoor activity for crafty kids! Join Make-it Happen in their studio for one of their many creative workshops, including Needle Felting, macrame and tie-dye. 

Head to Make-it Happen's website to find and book upcoming sessions. 


Book-lovers Paradise

£-££ | Suitable for all ages

Any bookworm will be guaranteed to adore this store and we would be surprised if even the most reluctant reader didn’t find a great book at The Children’s Bookshelf. They are specialists in children’s books and sell a whole host of both fiction and non-fiction books with an array of genres, themes and topics to suit any ages. 

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Little Lofties Films

££ | Suitable for ages 4+

Who fancies a movie? Join The Loft Cinema for their Little Lofties showings - new and well-loved family-friendly films, with ratings from U to PG, that make perfect daytime viewing. At The Loft you book by the sofa and have delicious food options to enjoy too, including pizza, nachos and burgers.   


Hereford History at Black & White House Museum

£ | suitable for ages 4+

Also known as the Old House, this timber-framed Jacobean building has a fascinating history. There are hands-on activities for children to enjoy, including puzzles and replica clothing, plus lots of fascinating features to learn about.

Children under 16 go free but must be accompanied by a paying adult (adult tickets £3.50)

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I-Spy in Hereford

FREE | Suitable for ages 4+

When the weather’s warm, there’s nothing better than taking in the sunshine on a beautiful walk. With its green spaces, beautiful architecture and local history, walking around our city is a must for visitors. Kids can keep busy by searching for items on our i-spy sheet as you stroll. 

This walk takes approximately 25 minutes but there are plenty of benches and stopping points.