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5 things to do in Great Amwell this winter

We really enjoy bringing our quality home improvements to across the historic East Anglian county of Suffolk and the neighbouring southern county of Hertfordshire. With the October Half Term only a month away, followed by a long winter season to get through we thought we’d take a look at some things you can do if you’re ever near Great Amwell this winter.

  1. Winter wildlife

If you’re an animal lover looking for somewhere fun to spend a couple of hours this winter, why not visit Great Amwell’s unique wildlife park; ‘Ventura Wildlife Park’? Open all year round, with the exceptions of Easter Sunday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day, get up close with over 45 different species of wild animals from around the world; including zebras, reindeer & an array of reptiles, as well as species that can’t be found anywhere else in the UK other than Great Amwell.

  1. Wetland wonderland

Get your winter wellies out and head down to the Amwell Nature Reserve, open every day of the year and completely free to access. Once a former quarry, winter is the perfect time of year to spot secretive Bittern nestling in the reeds, as well as the many ducks that come here to escape their freezing northern European breeding grounds. Stretching for 27 miles through the Lee Valley Regional Park to the River Thames, a wide range of wildlife is just waiting to be discovered here.

  1. Fine Dining

If you’re a tad peckish, head towards Great Amwells’ George IV pub and fine dining. Overlooking the New River, this exceptional restaurant offers delicious cuisine snugly set in a warm and welcoming atmosphere that only a real country pub can provide – you won’t be disappointed!

  1. Hillside Farm

Another Great Amwell family favourite is Hillside Animal Sanctuary. Opened in 1995, helping and campaigning for animals in need, Hillside is now home to a staggering 3000 animals! Open every Sunday, this is a fun and friendly day out for the whole family to enjoy.

  1. River Lea

Just over a mile away is the scenic River Lea, running from rural Hertfordshire right through to the heart of London. This winter why not take a picturesque walk or bike ride alongside the entire length of the river? Or get adventurous and hire a boat and really experience the beauty and tranquillity that the River Lea has to offer.

Revitalising homes across Great Amwell, Hertfordshire and Suffolk

This winter, why not address that home renovation project you’ve been putting off for years? Long-term neglect of your windows, doors and/or conservatory could be causing irreparable damage to the structure of your home which, in turn, could also impact on any future plans you may have. But don’t worry! Simply visit your local show centre or arrange a home visit with us and you won’t even have to venture out into the cold to add value to your home this winter!

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