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Welwyn Garden City

With open green spaces, art galleries and fun things for the kids, Welwyn Garden City offers the very best of both town and country.

Celebrating its centenary in 2020, Welwyn Garden City was founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard, making it the second garden city in the country, after Letchworth. Named a new town in 1948, this beautiful destination offers a mix of both urban and rural factors.

A mere 20 miles from central London, getting to Welwyn Garden City is as easy as A,B,C! Once you’re there you’ll find plenty of attractions worth visiting. The lush Stanborough Park – spread across a vast 126 acres with two lakes – is home to an outstanding activity centre, with fun for all the family. Not visiting with children? There are plenty more things to do in Welwyn Garden City. If you’re after a culture fix, the New Maynard Gallery and the Barn Theatre offer a full programme of exhibitions and theatre.

We’re here to help you make the most out of your trip, so read on for more great ideas on things to do, and how to save money on your train tickets.

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Getting to Welwyn Garden City

When you head for a day out it should be filled with fun and excitement, not stress or worry about your travel. That’s why we’re committed to delivering an excellent service, designed to get you there as smoothly as possible.

And, because we want to make sure you have enough cash left in your pockets to spend on all the fun things to do in Welwyn Garden City, there are a number of ways you can save. For example, if you’re spending the day with friends, you could take advantage of our GroupSave tickets – applicable to parties of 3-9 adults when travelling Off-Peak. Or, if it’s more of a family affair, why not consider our kids for £2 offer? You can take up to four children between the ages of 5 and 15, meaning getting to Welwyn Garden City with the little ones doesn’t have to cost the earth!

Things to do in Welwyn Garden City

For the thrill-seekers heading to this beautiful destination, Vertigo Adventures at Stanborough Park should be right at the top of your list. With everything from zip wires to trapeze walks, this fun-filled activity centre has it all.

Longing for a more cultural activity? Welwyn Garden City days out can be packed full of education and enlightenment. Why not take a trip to the New Maynard Gallery which boasts a host of fine work from local artists.

Whatever your reasons for visiting Welwyn Garden City, we’re here to make your trip as enjoyable and stress free as possible; starting with your train travel! So, book your tickets today throughout site and save on your booking fees.

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