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  • Arnold 5
    Waterlooville, UK72 contributions
    We had a super day out with our 2 Granddaughters at Birdworld. They really have some stunning birds there to look at (& listen to!) They all look really well cared for & the site itself if great for smaller children to burn off some energy. There are 3 play areas catering for different age-groups. We particularly loved the penguins, pelicans & of course the magnificent & beautiful owls. The Kookaburra gave us an amazing rendition of his unique call too.
    I would say the entry prices are very expensive, although under-3's do get in for free, with one over 3, 1 concession & 1 adult it was about £50, chuck Food on + a couple of small gifts & petrol & we were up to nearly £100 for 5 hours.
    I think next time we'll take a picnic to save money, tho the food there was good. There's plenty of picnic tables around the site to sit at & eat.
    There was a lot of single-use plastic evident in the canteen/restaurant, which we thought was something that needed to be remedied, given that they are all about conservation & ecology. NT, WWT & RSPB would be good examples to follow with their plant-based single use items.
    A lot of expensive tat on sale in the Gift shop, tho they do have things like bamboo products also. The hand-held water-games we opted for to keep the girls happy on the car journey home at £3.99/each pretty much self destructed in 20 minutes. We've let them know so they can be taken off the shelves hopefully.
    Positives more than outweighed any minor gripes however & we will definitely take the girls back for another treat sometime in the near future.
    Written April 7, 2022
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  • Strongey89
    9 contributions
    We decided to visit Alice Holt due to our 2 year old being absolutely obsessed with the Gruffalo, so we decided to go on a "Gruffalo Hunt". Upon arrival, we noted that the parking charges were relatively high, but this wasn't really an issue for us as of course the trails etc are free of charge. We paid £7 for just under 3 hours', but a full days parking is £12 so not entirely unreasonable when no "entry fee" is charged.

    The Gruffalo trail itself is very short and at adult speed I would say you could probably walk it in around 10 - 15 minutes, depending on how fast you're walking. Toddler speed, more like 30 minutes +. Definitely helped to encourage our non-confident 2 year old walker to walk more than usual!

    We then went on to the playpark near to the visitors centre, which was very good and had plenty for little ones to play on.

    We then decided to go and do the Superworm Trail. We didn't actually do the trail as such - we just did the walk. This was a much longer walk for which we took the buggy, but our girl did mostly walk and there was lots of stopping points for little ones which I thought was great. There was a few parks, some tunnels, a tree to climb up inside, an owl structure with a pole to slide down. Not much for our little one, but perfect for those with probably 4 or 5 + year olds.
    Written January 30, 2022
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  • Travellerclass
    Farnham, UK834 contributions
    We walked through the park from Hale to get down to Farnham today and it was just beautiful. The park has so much space to walk and relax and really gives you an uplifting positive feeling. Excellent for families with activities to keep the young ones happy.
    Written August 16, 2021
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  • Shaun L
    Clanfield, UK1,513 contributions
    Wandered around the streets of Farnham on a Sunday morning taking a stroll up the hill to the castle. It’s free to visit and although it’s not large it does have some nice viewpoints over the town and the next door park. There are a number of information boards and points to look through, pretty good for a freebie.
    Written April 26, 2022
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  • MarkMahoney
    Aldershot, UK1,755 contributions
    Beautiful ruins in a picturesque area by the river wey. Once you park you walk along the water to the ruins itself. Step into history and explore.
    Written March 26, 2022
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  • HampshireJellybelly1
    Basingstoke, UK187 contributions
    The centre is being refurbished at the moment, the building is very old and quite stunning, it will be superb when the work is finished but right now the centre is absolutely rammed with stock, the quality of items is excellent and I was sorely tempted by many lovely things, the prices are not cheap but these are quality items so it’s entirely reasonable to expect to pay a fair price for what you are getting. The best antique centre in the area and hopefully will soon be even better.
    Written February 25, 2022
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  • Jan
    2 contributions
    I'm so glad we found The Sculpture Park, hidden away in the countryside. It was a most entertaining and unusual activity for my grandchildren, they were amazed and excited by so many different statues and sculptures. They particularly enjoyed following the routes indicated by coloured arrows, trying not to miss anything. It was also good value for money, there is a picnic area so bring your own food and drinks.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Mark P
    Hampshire, UK1,462 contributions
    This is a small but interesting museum that tells the story of Farnham, going back to Roman times.

    Free to enter and the volunteers are very helpful.

    COVID protocols in place - NHS track and trace check in, sanitiser on entry and one way system in place.

    Garden is worth looking around too.

    Free entry.
    Written October 3, 2020
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  • HampshireJellybelly1
    Basingstoke, UK187 contributions
    The centre is very close to the A31, it does have a car park but it’s not a large one and may require a few manoeuvres to get parked, the centre itself is in a charming old building and has many floors and little rooms to explore, there are some lovely items and the prices seemed very reasonable. The age of the building does mean you have to be careful when moving about as there are lots of steps and low ceilings but don’t let it put you off this place is definitely worth a visit. We didn’t eat in the cafe but it was busy and smelled lovely.
    Written February 25, 2022
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  • Steve B
    Farnham, UK17 contributions
    Great centre, plenty of activities, cafe/restaurant and a shop. Also put on craft shows and beer festivals from time to time.
    Written November 6, 2019
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  • John R
    Farnham, UK401 contributions
    The Bishops Meadow Trust are doing a splendid job in encouraging walkers around the meadows and school children to go on nature trails. A most enjoyable area on the edge of Farham to just "get-away-from it all"
    Written August 19, 2020
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  • Christine R
    26 contributions
    We did this trail and enjoyed walking in some beautiful areas. However, it is remote in many areas and not many villages and accommodations on the route so you often have to deviate to get a meal or lodging, until the latter part of the trail. It does follow some urban paths in certain areas, but overall, typical English countryside. Pretty but not spectacular. Would do South Downs or Cotswold instead.
    Written January 26, 2020
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  • Travellerclass
    Farnham, UK834 contributions
    We walked through Gostrey Meadows today and stood on the bridge which goes over the River Wey. There is plenty of wildlife, Ducks, Moorhens and we saw several very large fish which looked like rainbow trout. It is nothing like Farnham Park but is still a great place to go with families to relax and unwind. There is a bandstand in the centre but as yet I have not seen anyone using it. The river is an attraction as the water is quite clear and flows quite slowly. It must be tempting on a really hot day to take a dip. There is pay and display parking in the central car park just across the road from Gostrey Meadows and there are places to eat and drink within easy walking of the Meadows area.
    Written August 1, 2019
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  • Sheila504171
    Farnham, UK33 contributions
    This is a craft gallery featuring art and craft. Lots of variety from jewellery to pottery, photography and paintings
    Written October 15, 2018
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  • mattfuneralcare
    Hook, UK96 contributions
    Todays visit.... A Village At War................ absolutely awesome, im into the 40s/50s lifestyle and the detail here was second to none, even the folk who dressed up in period costume, A mini Goodwood Revival. A mate was an exhibitor with his vehicles so went along to see him whilst there, loved the 40s prefab house... mind blowing.
    The sun shone all day alot of fun and happy faces, so much to see and do.Bargains to be had at stalls, main tea room/cafe was very overpriced, but all in all a fantastic weekend/day out would definitely recommend to anybody. Beautiful woodland surroundings and steam train to ride on too. will be returning for the Vintage Revival show early in September
    Written May 8, 2022
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