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6 things to do in Farnham

  • places to visit
July 29, 2015

A guide to the perfect day out! From family fun days to couples outings, Farnham has something for everyone! Find out more in my top 6 things to do in Farnham…

1. sculpture park

5 minutes away from Tilford Woods: 2.2 miles – Jumps Rd, Churt, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2LH

A great family day out, with something for everyone. I have researched Trip Advisor reviews for The Sculpture Park and they are full of positive feedback “I really can’t praise this magical place enough!” and “lovely way to spend an afternoon”. The 4.7 star sculpture park which is located over 10 acres of land containing water gardens and arboretums is perfect for a fun day out. It is a great location for spending quality family time, or a day with your partner. Having over 600 modern and contemporary sculptures, an idyllic location and year round opening times, this is a must visit for all ages whatever the weather.

2. alice holt forest

17 minutes away from Tilford Woods: 5.0 miles – Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LS

The Animal friendly Alice Forest, encourages nature lovers to experience the true outdoors. The stunning location provides a fantastic day out ideal for walking, running or cycling! There is also the opportunity to “Go Ape” by spending a day in the trees, or if you want a unique experience you can rent Segways. If you’re after a family activity why not hire bikes? They come in all different sizes, making them accessible to everyone. Reviews from the public that have been here are full of praise “Lots to do here for all the family” and “A lot more than just a forest”. The café is placed just before the forest begins, as are the toilets. The new car parking system has been implemented, making it much easier to find spaces and cheaper! Overall, Alice Holt Forest is an ideal day out and suitable for all ages.

3. bourne mill antiques

12 minutes away from Tilford Woods: 4.8 miles – 39-43 Guildford Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9PY

A Trip Advisor certificate of excellence winner, being described as “My new favourite place” and “A quirky building filled with wonderful treasures”, Bourne Mill Antiques is a perfect place to find specialist antique items. The four floors full of collectables, antiques and vintage home wares are bound to keep you busy. There are over 70 dealers placed around the Mill, explaining the history of the items. The Bourne Mill Tea-Room is ideal for lunch, with the home made food created from local produce. Bourne Mill Antiques is a lovely way to spend your day with a partner. I wouldn’t recommend taking children, as there are many things to break!

4. birdworld

16 minutes away from Tilford Woods: 5.5 miles – Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LD

Bird World is home to over 100 species of bird and an ideal day out for young and old. Known as being one of the biggest bird parks in England, Bird World covers just over 26 acres, with hundreds of exotic birds. This family attraction also contains an aquarium, and a farm which is home to a pair of reindeer. The family friendly park allows you to plan your day around show times, meaning you don’t miss out on meeting the birds and interacting with them. Bird World has something for everyone regardless of age and this is reflected in their amazing reviews, “Fab day out!” and a “Day out to remember”.

5. amida spa farnham

18 minutes away from Tilford Woods: 5.8 miles – David Lloyd, Monkton Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9ND

Located in the heart of Farnham, Amida Spa offers a variety of different packages, ranging from “Mum-To-Be” treatments, to full “Relaxation Day” offerings. Containing steam rooms, saunas and a range of swimming pools, Amida Spa offers the ultimate relaxation sanctuary. After a day of pampering why not enjoy hot beverages and light lunches which are served in the Spa’s Café. Treatment prices range from high to low, depending on which packages you choose. Overall, whatever package you decide on, you are in for a lovely day of relaxing.

6. baruba cocktail lounge

13 minutes away from Tilford Woods: 4.6 miles – Baruba, Cambridge Place, East St, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7RX

An independent cocktail bar, which focuses on the drinks, music and good times. Local fresh ingredients are used to produce the cocktails, they also give you the chance to get involved and learn how to make them. After looking at its reviews on Trip Advisor, they have impressive service skills and friendly staff. Baruba Cocktail Lounge offers a chance to hire out the bar for events such as hen do’s and parties. They also have lessons in cocktail making, at £50 for two people, it’s a good chance to learn the science behind your favourite drinks in a relaxed, fun environment. Obviously this isn’t a family friendly place, making it ideal for couples.

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