27 Apr Top 5 Things to do in Hoddesdon
Here at Spark Bar & Kitchen we are proud to be located in the center of Hoddesdon. During the recent downtime we have been reflecting on why we love the town so much and how we cannot wait to have the restaurant back up and running, welcoming back lots of familiar faces, as well as those who have come into town for the day.
There are a range of things to see and do in Hoddesdon (once life is back to normal of course!), many of which are perfect for the whole family! If you find yourself with a spare afternoon, why not try some of our top 5 things to do in the area.
1. Surround Yourself With Nature
Springtime is a great season to enjoy a walk along the river Lynch. Ducklings are learning to swim and beautiful flowers bloom alongside the river. The river is used for kayakers and rowers, and there are plenty of stunning sunspots and pubs to enjoy a drink as you go!
If it’s a nature walk that you would prefer, Danemead Nature Reserve is ideal. It’s located amidst extensive wooded areas, perfect for an afternoon walk. Sign posted with different trails to take, this nature reserve is great for adventure and exploring wildlife.
2. A Drink By The River
You can find many loved pubs and bars in Hoddesdon. One of the most popular spots to enjoy a drink is The Fish and Eels. The Fish and Eels is a cosy, atmospheric pub located besides the river, and therefore is a beautiful location to relax at this time of year and wind down with family and friends.
Surrounding the pub is acres of greenery and stunning views, so take a walk around the beautiful Hoddesdon area before coming to Fish and Eels for a pint by the water! The pub is also dog friendly, meaning none of the family gets left behind!
For those with a love for performance, or looking to experience something different of an evening, Hoddesdon is home to two great theatres, ‘The Spotlight’ and ‘Mayhem’. Both theatres are only a short walk from the city centre and showcase an eclectic array of drama, music, dance and comedy.
With a great ambience Mayhem theatre also provides performing arts tuition and studio hire. If you or your kids love performing, they offer group lessons and holiday courses to help develop drama skills!
4. Fun For The Family
Hoddesdon is a child friendly town with many places to have fun and spend days as a family. Rye-assic Adventure Park is something different to try for families with kids ages 3-7. With soft play areas, a mini bowling duplex, mazes and bouncy castles, kids will be entertained the whole day!
Nearby lies Paradise Wildlife park, offering opportunities to shadow zookeepers, feed and pet the animals and see the big cat enclosure, enjoy a day out creating unforgettable memories for all of the family.
5. Spark Bar & Kitchen
After enjoying the delights of Hoddesdon there’s really only one way to complete your day – with a visit to Spark Bar & Kitchen! Offering authentic Turkish dishes across our extensive menus, join us to share and enjoy with friends and family.
Once we are back open we look forward to seeing an array of regular and brand new faces join us for a delicious evening of dining (and cocktails!) Make sure to follow us on social media where we will keep you updated on when we will be back open and check out our full menus in advance!