Alice Holt Forest
A mere 3 miles from our pub. You can walk, cycle and play family games in these lovely woods. There are giant Gruffalo sculptures to find.
Experience GO Ape – the high life up in the trees, or hire a bike from Alice Holt Activity Centre.Bucks Horn Oak
Visit the Alice Holt Forest website
Birdworld is home to over 2,000 creatures – bugs, parrots and penguins spread across 26 acres. Visit the Jenny Wren farm for animal encounters with cute guinea pigs, rabbits and reindeer.Hold Pond
Visit the Birdworld website
Farnham Craft Town
Farnham are proud to be England’s first World Craft Town. There is an astonishing number of craft makers, with regular craft festivals, pop up events, culminating in a month-long celebration and activity each October.
Farmers’ Markets give shoppers the chance to buy seasonal produce direct from the producer and food is noticeably fresher and tends to be tastier because it has been grown, raised, caught, baked, picked or processed all within 50 miles of the market. The Farmers’ Market takes place in Central car park on the fourth Sunday of every month, between 10am and 1.30pm.
For 40 years, the Maltings’ Monthly Market has been an established part of the town’s life. It has grown to encompass everything from antiques and jewellery, to craft and local handmade produce, restored furniture and unique cards. With the café open to provide hot food and drinks, it’s the perfect way to spend the first Saturday of each month.
Cycling - Shipwrights Way
This is a long-distance route linking villages and towns in East Hampshire through beautiful countryside.
Starting at Alice Holt Forest, you can walk or cycle as short or as long as you like – up to 50miles, finishing in Portsmouth at this historic Dockyard.
Mid-Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’
A truly magical day awaits, travel on a restored stream train from Alton or Alresford. There are special Days out with Thomas!https://watercressline.co.uk/
Jane Austen’s House
One of the most famous writers of English literature retired in Chawton (near Alton). Visit the house to view a collection of first editions of her books, jewellery and furniture.https://janeaustens.house/