WHAT’S ON NEAR OUR HOTEL….
Birdworld is a world of bird and so much more. It also includes an underwater world, Jenny Wren childrens farm and a pedestrian link to Forest Lodge garden centre. Penguin feeds twice daily and special talks in the heron theatre. Children can enjoy animal encounter sessions at the farm. The park and gardens are a must for keen gardeners. Located 6.9 miles and 12 min drive from the hotel.
Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of Adventures offers something for all the family. We are the south’s ’number one’ theme park, situated near London, offering everything from the spine-tingling rides and attractions to the exotic animal encounters and crazy comedy capers. Indeed, Chessington’s new themed animal enclosures allow you to get closer to the real thing than you would have believed possible with huge viewing windows providing an ’up close’ experience for the visitor. Located 28 miles and 40 min drive from the hotel.
The Tussauds Group, one of Europe’s largest operators and developers of visitor attractions bought Thorpe Park. Covering over 500 acres, Thorpe Park is today one of the UK’s best theme parks and offers amusements for young people, families and groups. It is divided into a number of theme areas, each with its own rides and attractions. The park is within easy reach of London, being sited between junctions 11 to 13. Located 25 miles and 35 min drive from the hotel.
Manor Craft Centre
The Manor Farm Craft Centre is in a tiny, picturesque village called Seale near Farnham in Surrey. The old farm buildings house a variety of interesting crafts with items on sale or just on show. There is a Spanish guitar centre, a calligraphy workshop, a press which sells limited edition etchings and drypoints, letter carving in stone and slate, a knitwear shop, a beauty clinic, and a cosy, traditional tea room where visitors can cakes and scones over a hot cup of tea. Located 0.9 miles and 10 min drive from the hotel
The Hog’s Back Brewery
The Hogs Back Brewery is a traditional English brewery, dating back to 1768. Come on a brewery tour and experience the ancient skills of brewing real ale… “the taste of yesteryear still enjoyed today”. Free samples for visitors; see you all soon. Located 1 mile and 10 min walk from the hotel.
Jane Austen’s House & Museum
In a tiny village called Chawton in Hampshire Jane Austen penned the novels that are now famous for their sharp irony and complex exploration of human interaction. The seventeenth century house and museum houses the very table Austen used to write her novels on and some first editions of her works are kept on the bookcase in the museum. There is an Old Bakehouse adjacent to the house that holds a donkey carriage that Austen used and, if you are seeking refreshment, there is a tea shop just across the road. . Located 15 miles and 20 min drive from the hotel.
The Watercress Line
The Watercress Line used to be part of the national railway network during the age of the steam train and is now run by volunteers. The line, which travels between Alresford and Alton, stops at Ropley and Medstead & Four Marks along the way. Each station has been historically preserved so it is like stepping back in time. For those who want to have a go at driving a steam train there is a course available to learn how, and for real ale drinkers, there is a special Real Ale Train for you to sample Hampshire’s finest ales. There is also a dining train for something extra special. Located 25 miles and 35 min drive from the hotel.
Alice Holt featuring Go Ape
There’s so much to do! You can walk, cycle, play or just have a picnic in these lovely woods. Experience life in the trees with Go Ape, take a relaxing break in our café and finish your visit with a quiet stroll in one of the more remote parts of the Forest. Go Ape!
Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set up to 120 feet above the forest floor. Located 8 miles and 15 min drive from the hotel.
Farnham Historical Town
Farnham is of historic importance, having many notable buildings, including Farnham Castle, which overlooks the town. The former Bishops’ Palace is used as a conference centre and the medieval keep is under the control of English Heritage. Also worth viewing are the ruins of Waverley Abbey, Moor Park House and Mother Ludlam’s Cave. Located 3 miles and 10 min drive from the hotel.
RHS Wisley Gardens
The Royal Horticultural Society was given Wisley in 1903, although at that time only a small part of the 60-acre estate was actually cultivated as a garden, the remainder being wooded farmland. Today the garden covers over 200 acres and offers a fascinating blend of the beautiful with practical and innovative design and cultivation techniques. For many, it is the beauty and tranquility of the garden that captures the imagination, with its richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and the exotica of the glasshouses. Wisley is also a leading experimental garden however where many cultivation techniques are tried and tested. Located 18 miles and 25 min drive from the hotel.
Legoland consists of 150 acres of gorgeous parkland with over 50 different rides, shows and attractions, and offers an ideal day out for families with children aged 2 to 12. If you are visiting on a busy day, visit the most popular attractions like the Dragon Ride, the Driving School and the Pirate Falls, at the start of the day, or later on in the afternoon. Legoland’s award-winning facilities allow guests with disabilities and special needs the best possible enjoyment and accessibility. Located 21 miles and 35 min drive from the hotel.