Top 10 Things to do in Farnborough, United Kingdom (UK)

November 8, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Discover the best top things to do in Farnborough, United Kingdom (UK) including Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum, Basingstoke Canal, Fleet Pond, Frimley Lodge Park, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Aldershot Military Museum, Hogs Back Brewery, Brookwood Cemetery, Containment, Vue Cinema.
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1. Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum

Trenchard House 85 Farnborough Road | Trenchard House, Farnborough GU14 6TF, England +44 1252 375050
Excellent
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4.5 based on 241 reviews

Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum

Join us for our FREE children's Easter Treasure Hunt, Sat 31st March-Mon 2nd April. On Sun 1st April we are hosting an Air Cadet parade to celebrate the centenary (to the day) of the formation RAF. All are welcome but parking will not be available in the Museum compound or RAE Rd. Please park opposite the Museum in Church Road West & surrounding streets. Please note that the Museum is open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays only. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment. Group visits can be booked on Tuesdays or Thursdays for a small charge. Farnborough Air Sciences Museum is located on Farnborough's historic aviation site in North Hampshire and right next to Farnborough Airport. The museum is dedicated to Farnborough's proud aviation heritage and significant contribution to air science and research, and offers an important educational resource as well as an entertaining and stimulating day out for anyone interested in aviation history and scientific progress.

Reviewed By Big_Jeff_Leo - St Helens, United Kingdom

It is not the biggest or most impressive museum by any means but what it represents is so very important. There are some exhibits that you can interact with and you can actually sit in a Harrier!!!. This place was a very important centre for aviation development in the UK and this is what the museum does well to demonstrate. The staff are very competent and are only too happy to illustrate the exhibits. The Cody Flyer is an excellent exhibit and its worth a visit on its own!.
The museum is now actually free to visit as well.

2. Basingstoke Canal

Canal Centre Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett GU16 6DD, England +44 1252 370073
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Basingstoke Canal

Reviewed By Wendy H

£17 per night off grid.
We used as a base to visit family. Close for all our needs. This place has a cafe and a playground. Toilets and an elsan. The canal was lovely to walk by in the evening.
The field was large and easy to get on and off.
The staff were friendly and polite.
Thank you

3. Fleet Pond

Cove Road, Fleet, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Fleet Pond

Fleet Pond is the largest Freshwater lake in Hampshire and the nature reserve has 54.6 hectares (141 acres) of varied habitats. The pond itself occupies approximately half of this area. The surrounding land features heathland, woodland, reedbed and marsh, and is home for many species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wild flowers. Fleet Pond is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI.) The area is managed by the Hart District Council Countryside Ranger Service in partnership with the Fleet Pond Society which provides generous support to the Countryside Rangers as well as offering exciting volunteer opportunities for the local community. The Fleet Pond Restoration Project is run in partnership between Hart District Council, Fleet Pond Society, Natural England and the Environment Agency. To help restore Fleet Pond Nature Reserve to a healthier and more valuable amenity for wildlife and people. The sites main car park is situated just off of Cove Road (A3012) it is FREE to park here. There is a height restriction of 2.1m. Fleet Train Station car park can also be used and has quick access to the site. However this is charged Monday-Saturday. Fleet Pond also has a designated picnic area. Surfaced paths make access easy for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles. There is NO FISHING at Fleet Pond until the season opens on the 16th June. Please keep dogs under close control.

Reviewed By 585Rodney585 - Farnborough, United Kingdom

We use this area weekly to walk our young dog. There are various entrances where you are able to park and access the the area. The condition of the road is poor with many deep potholes but if you take it slow it is well worth the effort. There are several trails of varying length. Well worth a visit.

4. Frimley Lodge Park

Frimley Road, Frimley Green GU16 6HY, England
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Frimley Lodge Park

Frimley Lodge Park is a 24 hectare site that boasts a range of facilities for all ages, and hosts events for all the family. Its unspoilt natural beauty and character continues to attract large numbers of visitors with opportunities for families with, woodland and lots of open space, picnic areas, two children's Playgrounds, a trim trail, miniature railway and meadows. There are also football, cricket pitches and a pitch and putt course available to hire. Frimley Lodge Park is a very attractive venue for everyone looking for quiet recreation or organised activity.

Reviewed By Judy R - Liskeard, United Kingdom

Attended the live music weekend on Saturday and what an excellent venue. First came here 2 years ago and was really impressed, so we returned, unfortunately for one day only this time. Very good side stalls/tents, beer marque and food selections. The atmosphere was as before, excellent and people so friendly and in party mood! I would have given full marks but apart from Abba and Prince tribute bands, it wasn't in my opinion as good as the Saturday 2 years ago. But will hopefully return again.

5. Pine Ridge Golf Club

Pine Ridge Golf Centre Old Bisley Road, Frimley GU16 9NX, England +44 1276 675444
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4.5 based on 175 reviews

Pine Ridge Golf Club

We offer quality golf with a superb 18-hole course ranked in the country's top-10 public courses, and our Pro Shop stocks all the latest golf equipment at competitive prices. We have a floodlit 36-bay Driving Range, a great Bar and Brasserie open to the public, and we can cater for Meetings, Weddings, Parties and other Celebrations. A full Calendar of Events, including our ever-popular Tribute Nights, draws in both golfers and non-golfers. Whether playing golf, bringing the family together, looking for a great night out, planning a special event or simply coming up for a relaxing drink or bite to eat, you will always enjoy a friendly welcome

Reviewed By val_thatcher - East Molesey, United Kingdom

My husband and I have been four times before for a meal and tribute act or acts.always to a special valentines do. We last went in 2015 we enjoyed the experience. The food then was very good. But and it's a big but yesterday the food was very disappointing. The main which in the menu said roast leg of lamb greens butter mash plus some other veg. The meat was thinnest and tasteless. Very hot plate, small portion of mash also tasteless,little bit of green vegetable under lamb. Spots of some form of root vegetable.sweet was the only food which was OK. We choose a mushroom soup served in a mug. Not that good. We had to ask for butter/oil which was on other peoples tables by the time it came my husband had eaten his roll because it had taken so long to arrive.we were given milk, two cups but no coffee ever came to us. The plates from main plus glasses were still on table when we left at 11pm. Not enough staff to serve. Before this was not a problem. Such a shame for us as we were celebrating our 45th anniversary. The tribute act Marc Hockley was very good. We had seen him before. That saved our evening, we think it's such a shame that they have cut corners in staff and quality of the food. We will not be returning.

6. Aldershot Military Museum

Queens Avenue, Aldershot GU11 2JL, England +44 1252 314598
Excellent
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4 based on 102 reviews

Aldershot Military Museum

Reviewed By oldcyclist704 - Aldershot, United Kingdom

Took our 2 eldest grandchildren(8 & 10). They enjoyed handling a variety of rifles which we as grandparents also enjoyed. The weight of each was astonishing. We could not imagine even as grandparents having to carry these weapons along with full kit into battle in very challenging conditions. The replica barracks over the years also showed how austere conditions were: essential we believe for instilling discipline and hardening mentality for the tasks in hand. The interactive events whereby our 8 year old was 'barked at' by the RSM went down very well as did the video view from the cockpit of a light tracked vehicle.

7. Hogs Back Brewery

The Street, Tongham GU10 1DE, England +44 1252 783000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 190 reviews

Hogs Back Brewery

Welcome to the famous Hogs Back Brewery,Surreys largest independent brewery. We are a small craft brewery based in Surrey situated just north of the A31 Hogs Back road between Guildford and Farnham. A visit to the Hogs Back Brewery is a fascinating experience. We are open to the public for Brewery Tours most days of the week and weekends, but we can be flexible to suit individual tour group requirements so please contact us to check availability.Our brewery Shop and Off License is situated on the premises, we not only supply our own fine ales in both draught and bottled, but literally hundreds of other bottled beers from around the world. From notable Belgian beers to almost unknown types from South America to China and, don’t forget a big variety from many small UK Breweries. Pay us a visit...you’re bound to find something new!

Reviewed By RObbo60_11 - Ferndown, United Kingdom

Unfortunate we didn’t do the tour as we went to buy some strong festive beer for Xmas. My word I didn’t know where to start, what a choice both British beers and those from further afield including those from Belgium, one I bought was 11% so shall sip that one slowly. The guys serving were very knowledgeable and helpful, excellent place.

8. Brookwood Cemetery

Glades House Cemetery Pales, Woking GU24 0BL, England +44 1483 472222
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Brookwood Cemetery

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

Driving through Brookwood I noticed a small sign at the main crossroads advertising a short term exhibition which runs until mid November 2017, detailing the work and history of the Commission - it used to be called the Imperial War Graves Commission but changed it's name to reflect the fact a lot of former colonies became independent after WW2 (although funnily they're still happy to take our cash!). The exhibition is in the visitor centre and although small is interesting, especially the video showing different CWGC Cemeteries around the world and an original wooden grave marker. I was then taken for an hour or so tour of by an enthusiastic volunteer (Scott). Of course when you compare the CWGC element to the adjacent American Military Cemetery you'll appreciate the USA spares no expense in maintaining their military Cemeteries and even include toilets and a homely visitor centre - that having said, the CWGC gardeners do a great job in keeping the grounds immaculate. If you walk up directly behind the CWGC office you'll arrive at the area where Chelsea Pensioners are buried. You can also access the main Brookwood cemetery which is vast and at one time had its own railway spur from London.
Overall I spent over 2hrs at the cemetery and just think more effort could be made to advertise the exhibition and daily free tours (until end of exhibition).

Holly Lane | Merrist Wood College, Worplesdon, Guildford GU3 3PE, England +44 1483 220606
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5 based on 82 reviews

Containment

Containment is a fun, challenging live escape game just outside Guildford, Surrey. Designed for groups of 4 - 6 people. With 3 rooms running you can pick the challenge that most appeals. We lock you up in a themed room, and give you exactly 60 minutes to get out. In order to beat the live escape game you and your team must solve cryptic puzzles, complete physical challenges and identify clues. Can you and your team work together to escape the rooms?

Reviewed By Jamie B

This escape room was VERY well orchestrated. The host/instructor was very nice and explained things perfectly and the room itself was very interesting and challenging. I loved every minute of it. Will defo be returning soon! The FrigidsThanks for the review Jamie. We look forward to seeing you again at Containment.

10. Vue Cinema

The Meads Business Centre Kingsmead | Kingsmead Shopping Centre, Farnborough GU14 7SR, England +44 345 308 4620
Excellent
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Vue Cinema

Reviewed By G S - Fernhurst, United Kingdom

Wow, that's all I can say! Spotlessly clean, comfortable and ridiculously cheap! I am never going back to Cineworld that's for sure. £4.99 for a standard ticket on all films, £3.99 on mondays. Amazing! £2.00 extra for a super comfortable VIP seat is well worth the outlay. The first time in ages I've watched a film in it's entirety without my bum going numb. Definitely going back.

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