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Things to do in Farnham

Updated: Jun 28

Birdworld


Set in 26 acres of landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the UK. In addition to birds from around the world, Birdworld also has an aquarium, Underwater World and the Jenny Wren farm featuring creatures great and small.During a visit there are lots of daily events including penguin feeding, animal encounters and the amazing Outdoor Flying Display (Easter- End October). Not to be missed is Penguin Beach, a fantastic walk through exhibit featuring a colony of African Penguins and new aviaries include’ Wings of Love’ the Lovebird aviary and ‘Outback Landing’ a walk through Budgie feeding exhibit. Birdworld has numerous catering outlets but also plenty of space for picnics and with two well-stocked gift shops you will find everything you need for a great day out.


Address: Birdworld, Farnham Road, Holt Pound, Farnham GU10 4LD England.


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Alice Holt Forest



Fancy an adventure the whole family can enjoy together? Take on the Treetop Adventure - suitable for anyone over 1 m tall, it gets even the tiniest tots involved. Plus, it’s packed with exciting obstacles, so you won’t be short on thrills. Up for a bigger challenge? Navigate your way across all 41 crossings of the Treetop Challenge. Are you ape enough?!


If you want something fun a little closer to the ground, explore the Alice Holt forest on a family adventure trail. Not only that but it’s a stone’s throw away from where they filmed scenes from box office smashes like Gladiator, Skyfall and Captain America. The location alone is worth a visit!


  • Treetop Adventure suitable even for tots

  • Treetop Challenge for bigger thrills

  • Beautiful Alice Holt Forest to explore.


Address: Bucks Horn Oak near, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LS, England


Taxi Cost: £14 from Farnham Station.

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Farnham Park



Farnham Park is a remarkable survival of a medieval deer park with a landscape of rolling grassland and veteran trees and a boundary that has remained unchanged for over 600 years. Its 320 acres (130 hectares)has retained much of its 17th Parkland character and has the feel of open countryside. It offers Avenues, hidden dells, hills, valleys, ponds and streams. It's elevated position provides panoramic views of Farnham and the surrounding countryside. Farnham Park is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI), an area of Historic Landscape Value (AHLV) a Grade 2 listed Historic Park and Garden (English Heritage designation), a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and has received Green Flag status for the second year running. Park facilities The Park is managed for wildlife and recreation and provides: a large adventure playground, a toddlers play area, a shared use path (suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists) limited access for wheelchairs cafe toilets a hole golf course cricket club two football pitches. The football pitches are available to hire. Where is Farnham Park? The southern end of the Park lies about 100m north of Castle Street, an easy walk from the centre of town. Farnham is well served by buses and trains, though if you are driving, the main car park is situated off Folly Hill (A 287) between Farnham and Upper Hale.


Address:Castle Street, Farnham GU9 0AU England


Taxi Cost: £7 from Farnham Station.

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Farnham Castle



Standing on the crest of a hill overlooking the town of Farnham are the impressive motte and 'shell keep' of a castle founded in 1138 by Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester and brother of King Stephen. In medieval times the diocese of Winchester was the richest in England, and Farnham was a favourite residence of the bishops. The castle was rebuilt in the late 12th and early 13th centuries, but a viewing platform reveals the buried remains of an earlier tower.Open daily from February to Christmas Eve - from 9am to 5pm, or dusk if earlier, on weekdays, and from 10am to 4pm at weekends and on bank holidays. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Closed between 25 December and 31 January.


Address: Farnham Castle Castle Street, Farnham GU9 0AG England


Taxi Cost: £5 from Farnham Station.

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Waverley Abbey



Waverley Abbey in Surrey was the very first monastery founded in Britain by the reforming Cistercian religious order. A small group of monks from France settled in this quiet spot by the River Wey in 1128, and Waverley soon became the springboard for Cistercian settlement in southern England. The impressive remains include the fine 13th century vaulted refectory or dining hall for the lay brothers, the Cistercians' labour force.


In more recent times, the abbey has been used as a backdrop to the films Elizabeth (1998) and Disney's Into the Woods (2014).


The ruins of Waverley Abbey are situated in a peaceful loop of the River Wey, and still give an impression of the solitude experienced by the monks who founded a monastery here almost 900 years ago.The monastery at Waverley, the first Cistercian house to be established in Britain, was founded by William Gifford, Bishop of Winchester, in 1128. It was colonised with 12 monks and an abbot from Aumone in France. By 1187 there were 70 monks and 120 lay brothers in residence.


In 1201 the abbey buildings were badly flooded. This became a common occurrence and as a result the abbey was substantially rebuilt during the 13th century.


It continued to grow in the 14th century. The monks and lay brothers farmed the surrounding land, were active in the Cistercian wool trade and provided shelter for pilgrims and travellers and an infirmary for the sick.


In 1536, with the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the site passed to Sir William Fitzherbert, treasurer of the king’s household. Much of the abbey was dismantled and some of the stone was reused to build Sir William More’s house at Loseley, a few miles to the east.


Address: Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8EP.



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The Antiques Warehouse



Established well over 20 years ago the centre has a large and constantly changing collection of beautifully presented antiques, collectibles and memorabilia. The displays are all aesthetically arranged in two stunning Elizabethan tithe barns within a relaxing tranquil farm location.

Located at Badshot Lea only 45 minutes by car south east of London by. The countryside is part of the lure for visitors, but we offer live piano music and home-made cakes and coffee weekend afternoons and bank holidays.


Address:Badshot Farm St George's Road, Farnham GU9 9HR England.


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The Sculpture Park



The Sculpture Park is Britain's most eclectic & atmospheric sculpture exhibition, and has been delighting those who discover it for over 15 years. We have over 300 renowned and emerging artists showcasing over 650 modern and contemporary sculptures. Our works are primarily situated outdoors, over a 2 mile woodland trail. There is also a smaller indoor gallery on-site at the park with more work available to view. Most of our collection is available to buy, and collectors travel from all corners of the globe all year round to view our unique and stunning collection of works.


Our collection is sited within ten acres of stunning arboretum and wildlife inhabited water gardens which have been developed with a series of landscaping projects and the introduction of thousands of new plants, bulbs and specimen trees. Taking advantage of the natural contours of the rolling Surrey Hills has resulted in the perfect haven for the display of sculpture. With over two miles of paths meandering through mixed heathland and woodland in a natural valley enhanced by three lakes fed by two natural springs, our park is one of Surrey's hidden gems.


Britain's most atmospheric sculpture park showcasing one of the world's finest and most extensive collections of 20th century, modern and contemporary sculpture for sale.


Address: Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham GU10 2LH England.


Taxi Cost: £16 from Farnham Station.

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