The Rural Life Centre
The Rural Life Centre is a country life museum, founded by the late Mr & Mrs Henry Jackson and is now run by a charitable trust. It is pleasantly distributed over ten acres of field, woodland and barns. The centre exhibits a large number of implements and devices marking over 150 years of farming. Many aspects of village and rural life are also displayed in realistic individual settings. There is so much to explore!
Distance From Springwood: 47 miles
Find Out More: www.rural-life.org.uk
Denbies Wine Estate
Family owned since 1984, Denbies has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK and now competes on an international level. Denbies offers visitors an insight into wine production in the UK. With indoor and outdoor tours, a restaurant, a gift shop and year round events, Denbies offers something for everyone.
Distance From Springwood: 12 miles
Find Out More: www.denbies.co.uk
Runnymede Air Force Memorial
A stunningly peaceful site with great views from Windsor to Heathrow if you climb the steps to the top of the memorial. A real hidden gem! Get on the top of Coopers Hill overlooking Runnymede, the birthplace of modern democracy, and the River Thames it affords wonderful views from Windsor in the west with its magnificent castle to the city of London and beyond in the east. Dedicated to the WW2 Aircrews who were lost fighting for Britain and whose remains have no known grave, this is a memorial of immense gravitas. The setting is serene and totally lacking any hint of commercial exploitation. If you are in the area don’t miss it.
Distance From Springwood: 40 miles
Post Code: TW20 0LB
If you are looking for something a bit more active Southern Pursuits is the ultimate destination for outdoor activities across West Sussex covering a 450 acre site. The centre is aimed mainly at adults and you don’t need to hold a driving license either. Each activity lasts about an hour, including 15 minutes training, and there’s something for everyone including All terrain quad biking, Rage buggies, Argo cats, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and a Hovercraft experience. And whilst you’re there there’s bound to be time to dip into the on-site Restaurant for a bite to eat and recharge your batteries ready for more fun.
Distance From Springwood: 6 miles
Find Out More: www.southernpursuits.co.uk
Blubell Railway Station
Often featured in films and television, most recently as “Downton” in the popular Downton Abbey series. The station was built in 1882 by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. The Bluebell Railway has restored the station to the Southern Railway period – mid 1920s. The railway offers a range of year round events on their steam hauled trains.
Distance From Springwood: 9 miles
Find Out More: www.bluebell-railway.com
Set in a series of historic buildings just a couple of minutes’ walk from Guildford High Street, the Museum is full of charm and interest. Browse displays of archaeology, local history and textiles, learn about Guildford’s links with celebrities such as Lewis Carroll and Gertrude Jekyll. There’s always something new to see with changing exhibitions and the gift shop for a range of local history books, unusual gifts and cards.
Distance From Springwood: 34 miles
Find Out More: www.visitsoutheastengland.com/things-to-do/guildford-museum-p55373
The British Wildlife Centre
Started in 1197 by David Mills, the Centre gives visitors plenty to see and learn about Britain’s fascinating wildlife and helps people learn more about our native wildlife in the hope that they too will want to protect it for future generations to enjoy.
Distance From Springwood: 7 miles
Find Out More: www.britishwildlifecentre.co.uk