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Places to visit and things to do in South Downs, Hampshire

There is a wide variety of exciting places and attractions to visit in Hampshire.

Alice Holt Forest, Forestry Commission, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LS- Gateway to the South Downs National Park
There is something for everyone at Alice Holt Park, from cycle hire, adventurous play and den building to wildlife watching and weekend strolls.

Following the huge sell-out success of Cinderella in the forest last year, Chapterhouse is back to perform ' A Midsummer Night's Dream' and ' Beauty and the Beast" this summer.
Allow yourself to be spirited away to a romantic comedy in the forest with the very best of Shakespeare's theatre, alive with magnificent costumes and wonderful sets.

A big hit with the children last year Milky-White the pantomime cow will also return in the classic fairytale, Beauty and the Beast. It's a heart-warming story of fun and friendship with the fairytale fancy dress parade during the interval - a Chapterhouse tradition! Bring a picnic and enjoy a wonderful family evening of theatre under the stars in magical forest surroundings.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Saturday 26th June at 6.30pm
Beauty and the Beast - Wednesday 4th August at 5.30pm

Bring out our Inner Ape!
Take to the trees and experience an exhilarating tree-top adventure of rope bridges, Tarzan Swings and zip slides high above the forest floor.

Minimum age: 10 years
Minimum height: 1.40m. Under 18 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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Directions: From A31 turn off at the Farnham Bypass and Alton Road roundabout onto the A325 going south. At the mini roundabout turn right. Stay on the A325 for approximately 3 miles until you enter Bucks Horn Oak. Turn left onto 'Dockenfield Street' and follow signs to the Woodland Park. Please allow plenty of time for your journey.

Rural Life Center, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DL
The largest village museum collection in the south of England. It is set in wooded parkland and includes a prefab, chapel, village hall, pavilion, laundry, schoolroom and playground. A narrow gaufe light railway operates on Sundays.
Telephone: 01252 795571
Open from March 10th to October 31st
Admission: From 10/03/2010
Adults: 8.00
Over 60s/Concessions: 7.00
Children (5-16 years old) 6.00
Family 25.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

Watercress Line - Let off Steam!
Watch the wonderful Hampshire countryside drift by as you take 20 mile round trip over one th the steepest graded preserved lines in the country. Locomotive crews don't call it ' Going over the Alps' for no reason.
Opening times: Weekends January to November, public holidays, half-terms ans selected mid-week days from May to September.
Telephone: 01962 733 810
Directions: Follow the Watercress Line signs on the A31 Guildford to Alton Road or sat nav Alresford Station, SO24 9JG

Gilbert White's House and Garden and The Oates Collection, High Street, Selbourne, Hampshire GU34 3JH
Enjoy the tranquillity of an 18th century country house in the heart of the picturesque village of Selborne. Home of the Rev.Gilbert White, the author of the world famous 'Natural History of Selbourne". WHile studied and meticulously recorded the natural world around him, keeping detailed journals and corresponding with other leading naturalisiss of the day. He was also keen and experimental gardener, and his home is set in a magnificent parkland, with gardens that have been largely restored and plants of his time displayed in 'Six Quaters'.
Telephone: +44 01420 511 275


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