Meadows and moats in Arlesey
With a history of brick making in this Bedfordshire town, you won’t be surprised to find Victorian yellow brick houses feature prominently here. Arlesey claims to be Britain’s longest town, stretching for three miles along the River Hiz.
Arlesey is well connected as it’s close to the A1, and the railway station gives you easy access to Stevenage, Peterborough and central London. Next to the station is Arlesey Old Moat and Glebe Meadows nature reserve, where you can find toads, dragonflies and walking trails.
Out and about in Hitchin
Hitchin is a short drive from Arlesey. At Hitchin Lavender you can walk along row upon row of the sweet-smelling purple plant, and you’re welcome to pick a bunch to take home with you. You can also buy products made with 100% lavender oil from the farm shop, a converted 17th-century barn.
The Nearby British Schools Museum takes you back to school, with interactive science classes and games to play with. You can even take part in a Victorian lesson, learning to write with real ink pens.
Meet the animals at Standalone Farm
Just outside Letchworth, you’ll find this delightful farm where you can introduce your kids to cows, sheep, pigs, ducks and alpacas. They can take part in pony grooming, watch a milking demonstration and enjoy a tractor ride around the grounds. It’s a great day out for families.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Arlesey? Travelodge Toddington M1 Southbound Hotel is a short drive from the town. Other options include Travelodge Bedford Goldington Road Hotel and Travelodge Bedford Wyboston Hotel.