10 Things to Do in Bishops Stortford That You Shouldn't Miss

November 11, 2017 Hana Mouser

Discover the best top things to do in Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom (UK) including Cammas Hall Farm, Mountfitchet Castle, The Henry Moore Foundation, Hatfield Forest Nature Reserve, Tudor House Gallery, Pets' Corner, Vire, House on the Hill Toy Museum, The Green Room Sawbridgeworth, The Smart School of Cookery.
Restaurants in Bishops Stortford

1. Cammas Hall Farm

Cammas Hall Farm Needham Green | Hatfield Broad Oak, Bishops Stortford CM22 7JT, England +44 1279 718777
Excellent
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4.5 based on 169 reviews

Cammas Hall Farm

Open from May to December each year, Cammas Hall Farm is a great family day out where you can pick your own fresh fruit (ready picked also available), then come into the Tea Barn for some refreshments or lunch before browsing the local produce in our Farm Shop. Up to date information regarding fruit availability is available on our website but throughout the season we will have strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, gooseberries and cherries. In addition to the fruit we also offer sweetcorn, onions and sunflowers! Our Tea Barn has great teas, coffees and a selection of other drinks plus sandwiches, light lunches, ice creams and homemade cakes. The Farm Shop is full of goodies from local producers including fresh fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, oils, jams, chutneys and much much more. Nestled in the English countryside, we have plenty of indoor and outdoor Seating and a children's play area - so you can bring the whole family and make a day of it!

Reviewed By Aimee Pobporn M

Great day out with my 3 yr old and a new born. We went there to get a pumpkin for Halloween and a free tractor ride !! The playground also very nice and clean , the sand pit and slides are great and Keep my son occupied for hours ! Coffee and scone are very nice. And a free entry too!

2. Mountfitchet Castle

12 Grove Hill | Stanstead, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8SP, England +44 1279 813237
Excellent
58%
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4.5 based on 402 reviews

Mountfitchet Castle

Reviewed By Celtic Q - Rochester, United Kingdom

This is a great attraction; lots of deer, goats, fowl, lovely recreation of what it would have looked like in the 11th century. Lots of great detail panels explaining the different areas of the inner and outer baileys. Very good value. Largely outside so wouldn't be great on a rainy day though.

3. The Henry Moore Foundation

Dane Tree House Perry Green, Much Hadham SG10 6EE, England +44 1279 843333
Excellent
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4.5 based on 188 reviews

The Henry Moore Foundation

Sculptor Henry Moore's former home and studios. Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is now an art gallery & sculpture park showing the artist's iconic work. Moore's former family home & sculpture studios are also open to visitors. Opening is seasonal. Henry Moore Studios & Gardens will be open again from July 2016.

Reviewed By macham162 - Much Hadham, United Kingdom

Lovely countryside setting in East Herts .with Moore's varied design sculptures set out in garden setting or open fields. Relaxing to stroll around and enjoy the ambience and stunning sculptures. Henry Moore's house is also well worth a visit (guided tour in small groups when we last visited). The building and contents have been kept as when Moore lived there.
The new cafe/visitor centre(with shop) (opened in 2016) is a vast improvement on the previous building and offers outside Seating for coffee and cake.

4. Hatfield Forest Nature Reserve

Takeley, England +44 1279 870678
Excellent
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4.5 based on 169 reviews

Hatfield Forest Nature Reserve

Reviewed By Robert T - Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

I am really sorry but having left a negative review in the past, I was asked by Hatfield Forest to remove it and did so assuming it must have been a one off matte. I visited a few years back and found that the entrance car park was totally full. I used a lay-by to park my car and spent 10-15 minutes in the field next door to find I had been subsequently fined £60. Hatfield Forest were very vigorous in asking me to remove my review suggesting I should have driven further into the forest and used other parking solutions they have in place as they didn’t feel their reputation should be tarnished as they felt they had satisfactory parking provisions in place.
I visited again at the weekend with every intention to park in any of the parking provisions the forest proudly has to offer, however found chaos and confusion. Queues of cars backed up down both sides of the roads, vehicles abandoned on the verges and one vehicle stuck on the verge where the driver had attempted to execute a three-point turn in the traffic chaos and got stuck.
NT Staff/Volunteers were haplessly flapping their arms in the air at motorists to signal there was no more room.
There was no signage anywhere to state that they were closed/full and because of this poorly managed situation, there was nothing but chaos on the surrounding road. This is the second time I have been dumbfounded and actually really upset by my experience here. Once again, I had to leave without being able to visit the Forest, we simply had no choice but to turn around and head for home. How difficult is it to put some signs at either end of road leading to the forest explaining that the car park is full, and why is it that this National Trust venue seems to struggle so badly with parking?
Can someone at the National Trust please read these reviews and take action?

38 Knight Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AX, England +44 1279 600112
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5 based on 29 reviews

Tudor House Gallery

Set in a character 17 century building our retail art and craft gallery offers quality locally crafted jewellery, ceramics, glass and other crafts. We also have a fine selection of original art for sale and offer regular art & craft workshops in our vaulted 1st floor gallery space. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed By teresabishop - Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom

A beautiful building filled with gorgeous hand crafted jewellery, ceramics, glass, paintings and other works of art. A go to destination to be inspired for gifts and even a treat for yourself! Allow yourself plenty of time, there's loads to see. There's ample parking in...MoreThank you for visiting our shop and your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

6. Pets' Corner

Edinburgh Way | Town Park, Harlow CM20 2QG, England +44 1279 422790
Excellent
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4.5 based on 238 reviews

Pets' Corner

Pets' Corner is NOW OPEN after the Refurbishment works. We really appreciated your patience whilst the works were being carried out and hope you enjoy your visit with our new look.

Reviewed By 1981Nina1981 - Standon, United Kingdom

It’s free. It has animals. It has hand washing facilities. You can feed the birds. The turkeys are fabulous, sometimes a little stalky the way the follow you round, but thats ok. Pigs, goats, chickens, turkeys, mice, reptile things, rabbits, plenty to see. A small area and if your lucky you could spend 30 minutes is soninnhere. Leave a donation though, don’t be a cheap skate! That’s how it stays open and free. The setting is nice. Nearby is an outdoor adventure playground, plenty of space to run cycle and play. Great for kids. Cafe has been re done and is no frills and basic but good all the same.

7. Vire

10-12 Potter Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 3UL, England +44 330 303 0888
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Vire

Two exciting and challenging escape rooms to pit your wits against ESCAPE ROOM – NUCLEAR COUNTDOWN Solve clues to gain access to the nuclear laboratory & find the codes to prevent the countdown computer launching nuclear missiles. ESCAPE ROOM - INVADERS HOUSE The old city is overrun with subhuman creatures & you can only escape through the old house. 60 minutes to solve the clues and survive.

Reviewed By samphotography123 - Ware, United Kingdom

We were able to organise a short notice team building exercise last week at Vire and we were duly impressed. The VR games were great fun, especially the bomb game, which had us all laughing, shouting and panicking in equal measures. We also used the...MoreThanks Sam - it was a lot of fun hosting your team and lots of laughs were had by all. Our staff enjoyed the session so much they keep asking me when you are coming back! Thanks for the review. Ian

8. House on the Hill Toy Museum

Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8SP, England +44 1279 813237
Excellent
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

House on the Hill Toy Museum

Reviewed By Margaret D - Chesham

We arrived on a very rainy day and were not intending to visit the open air castle area. The entrance fee was over £10 for the combined ticket with no option of paying for one attraction separately. We reluctantly paid and were faced with a...Morenot sure why you and your husband above had to leave separate reviews ..somewhat a bit of over kill dont you think ? sorry you didnt like it here but as you can see below pretty much most that visit us do

9. The Green Room Sawbridgeworth

29 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AR, England +44 1279 726100
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5 based on 24 reviews

The Green Room Sawbridgeworth

Reviewed By sawbograham - Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom

This lovely little shop is great to look around and stocks loads of wonderful little pressies for old and young alike. Never fails to amaze and I usually walk out with something from a visit. Unique stuff as well making very thoughtful presents.

10. The Smart School of Cookery

9A New Town Road, Bishops Stortford CM23 3SA, England +44 800 756 6805
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

The Smart School of Cookery

Reviewed By Redleela

I attended the Sushi and Japanese class. Prior to attending this class I went to the cheese making class at the Smart School of Cookery in Essex. We enjoyed the cheese making class so much we booked another course.
The Bishop's Stortford Cookery School accomodates up to 10 people per class with 1 teacher. We had a smaller group on the day. As other have said the venue is small but there is enough space for a full class. There are 2 prep areas, hobs & ovens so there are usually 2 groups of 2 people cooking at a time. If you aren't up in the kitchen (hob side) you may be preparing vegetables etc. or watching & learning.
During the class we made vegetarian sushi, chilli squid & vegetable tempura. The chef also demonstrated how to make an incredible dipping sauce and chicken ramen.
I have made sushi at home before. The course is helpful if you want to learn how to make and roll sushi, then experiment with a wider range of fillings at home. The friend I went with made sushi at home the following day.
The chilli squid was delicious; better than the chilli squid I have eaten in many restaurants. I have wanted to make chilli squid at home for a long time but wasn't sure how to clean/prepare a whole squid. Now I feel confident that I can make it at home.
The vegetable tempura was tasty.
I learned enough from the chef demonstrating making chicken ramen to make it for my husband the following evening.
During the class the chef gave us lots of helpful tips and we had the opportunity to ask lots of questions.
At the end of the class we ate the food we made for lunch.
Recipes are sent to you by e-mail 1-2 days after the class so you can re-create them at home.
Thank you to the chef & his wife for a very enjoyable morning.

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