Unforgettable Half Term Activities at The XC

Give the kids a school holiday adventure at The XC, located in the heart of Hemel Hempstead, where we have the best half term activities Hertfordshire has to offer! From family events to holiday activities for kids, we cater for a wide age range, whether your kids are primary school age, older children, or just those that are still young people at heart.

Whether its tiring them out in the skatepark, or a mixture of all activities, your family can experience the ultimate school holiday activities at The XC activity centre, Herts, UK.

From Caving to Skating - Your Half Term Activities Sorted

Climbing Experiences

Experience a private taster session with a dedicated instructor just for your family or children from ages 3. You’ll take turns experiencing all the aspects of climbing, helping each other to progress, and building each others confidence as you go. Perfect for everyone from mums and dads to uncles and nans, grab the family and give it a try! 

Calling all families with a sense of adventure! If you’re looking for an activity with a difference to enjoy together, come and navigate our caves. You will be fully supervised on a private session by one of our Caving Instructors, who will guide you through one of the largest indoor caving systems in Europe!  

Kids Climbing

Take the first step with our range of activities for youngsters. From introductory sessions to NICAS courses, we offer a perfect opportunity for children to discover the joy of this sport. Whether you’re a novice or experienced climber, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Family High Ropes Session

Are you a family of thrill seekers? Harness up and join us on the XC high ropes course and enjoy a challenge 12 metres up in the air! Test your agility and bravery as you make your way through tricky nets, wobbly planks, and a whole host of other challenges designed to knock you off balance. 

XC Extreme Experience

When only one activity is not enough!

Join us for an action packed day including, High Ropes, Caving & Climbing! You will experience the thrilling heights of our High Ropes, explore one of the largest indoor Caving systems in Europe, and finally scale our climbing walls with friends or family in our 3 hour private experience. After your have conquered the ultimate rainy day adventure, you will relax in our XC Cafe with tasty Pizza.


skate park


High Ropes

Birthday Parties


What are the opening and closing times during school holidays?

We always aim to open earlier during school holidays. Please check out Google for the most up to date opening times during the holidays, as these can vary depending on the time of year.  

During school holidays, we like to make your visit to XC even more special. Make sure to follow us on social media for our special events and promotions that are tailored specifically for families during these times. Whether it’s discounted rates, themed activities, or exciting competitions, we have something in store for everyone to make your half term activities unforgettable.