Family Life at Ockford Park
In a quintessential Surrey village on the outskirts of the charming market town of Godalming sits our Ockford Park development. Family life at Ockford Park is made enviable by the countless attractions to suit both kids and adults within easy reach, not to mention the area’s famed schools, rolling countryside, and convenient commute from London.
From museums to parks to wildlife encounters, here are some of the top family attractions in and around Godalming.
For a family day out that is equally fun-filled and educational for all ages, the Godalming Museum is a must-visit destination for the whole family to learn about the history of the town and its rich heritage. Exhibits cover a wide range of topics, from local industry to notable residents, and there are special kids’ events throughout the year, such as craft workshops and historical re-enactments. Providing entertainment during most school holidays, the whole month of August each year is devoted to a special summer holiday family-based exhibition with many activities on a particular theme.
Winkworth Arboretum is a stunning National Trust property located just outside of Godalming. Home to over 1,000 species of trees and shrubs set in beautiful woodland with a picturesque lake, it is a perfect place for a family nature walk, particularly in spring when visitors can enjoy the stunning display of bluebells throughout the woods. There are also several trails for hiking and a playground for children, though children can delight in exploring the various paths, playing hide and seek among the trees, and having a picnic on the lush green lawns.
Loseley Park is a magnificent historic house and estate set in breath-taking gardens and parkland. Steeped in over 500 years of history, it is the perfect place for families to explore and relax in the great outdoors while taking in the grandeur of the manor house. The estate features a beautiful walled garden, plenty of open lawn space for children to run around, a café, and adults with older children will love the guided tour of the stately home.
Located just a short drive from Godalming, Birdworld is a popular family attraction that is home to over 2,000 birds from around the world, including penguins, flamingos, parrots, owls and birds of prey. Whether you’re a bird enthusiast or not, you’re sure to be amazed by the various demonstrations, including bird shows, feeding sessions and even interactive experiences. A fun-filled and memorable day out for the whole family, there is also an outdoor play area and a train ride that young children will love.
The Rural Life Centre
A fascinating open-air museum that celebrates the rural life of Surrey in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Rural Life Centre takes you on a journey of nostalgia and discovery suitable for all the family. It features a unique collection of over 40 historic buildings, including farmhouses, barns, and workshops, preserved as though in a time capsule. Children will love exploring the old-fashioned schoolroom and taking a ride on the miniature railway, while any age can enjoy the special feeling of stepping back in time, complete with interesting events, workshops and demonstrations.
Godalming and its surrounds offer a range of family-friendly attractions that will easily keep everyone entertained. Whether you're interested in history, nature, wildlife, or simply love to get into the great outdoors for a picnic and some fresh country air, family life in our Ockford Park development is sure to offer something for everyone.
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