Fun Things to Do in Byfleet & New Haw

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We’ve found 1691 fun things to do in Byfleet & New Haw for you and the family. From free to cheap, you’ll find something for all budgets.

On a typical weekday, there are 39 scheduled train journeys between Byfleet and New Haw Station. Journey times vary.

The Basingstoke Canal runs through Byfleet and West Byfleet. It’s a great place to walk, cycle and boat.

1. Brooklands Museum

If you’re looking for a day out that’s full of history and excitement, then head to Brooklands Museum, the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation. This open air attraction is set around period buildings from the original motor racing circuit and includes exhibits on cars, aeroplanes and bicycles. There are also several museums, including the Concorde Experience where you can take a virtual ride inside the supersonic jet!

Step back in time and discover the people who broke records, forged new paths, and made the world a better place. Hear their stories at this thriving museum on the site where it all happened.

Parking at Brooklands Museum is easy when you use JustPark, where you can book your space in advance. That way, you don’t have to worry about finding a space on the day and avoid parking fines. Plus, you can relax knowing you’re close to your destination! You can even park and ride to West Byfleet station, which is just a short walk from the museum. The Basingstoke Canal and Wey Navigation are both close by, so you can enjoy some wonderful walks too!

2. Byfleet Heritage Society

The society has a collection of old maps, books and other items related to the village’s history. They also do a great job of recording oral histories with local people. They are a must-visit in the town. The village has several historic buildings and attractions. St Mary’s Church has a few rare wooden grave markers from the continent and a war memorial commemorating those who lost their lives in the two world wars at Byfleet.

The village has three pubs, a Lloyds TSB bank (which closed in November 2018) and several other local shops and businesses including a Co-op supermarket on Royston Road. There are also two small cafes, a bakery and an Alchemy gift shop specialising in vintage and recycled gifts.

Dr Peter Wiley, an expert on Dame Ethel Smyth (composer, author and suffragette) gave a talk to the society in November 2019. He spoke about her life and music in a fascinating presentation illustrated by musical excerpts. The village has a lively community and many local events such as a farmers market on the village green and the traditional Byfleet Parish Day in July.

3. St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s church is an architectural gem. Its eye-catching white dome resembles St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and the Renaissance Revival interior is equally stunning. Parishioners financed the church with generous donations and even by mortgaging their homes to ensure its restoration.

The village also boasts a range of local shops and pubs including the Dapdune Wharf, the Station pub (previously the Claremont, then the Catherine of Aragon) on Woodham Lane at Scotland Bridge Road roundabout and the New Haw Road / Wey Navigation junction at April House. There’s plenty of open space too, with Heathervale Park, the Basingstoke Canal and New Haw Lock all nearby.

There are 16 possible journeys between Byfleet & New Haw Railway Station and Meols Cop, with ticket prices varying depending on the time of day and route you take. Moovit will help you find the best way to get there.

4. The White Hart

Originally a coaching inn, this 15th-century property has since been transformed into a contemporary hotel. Choose from a range of rooms featuring high-end furnishings and en-suite bathrooms. There’s a choice of single, double and twin options plus family rooms perfect for large groups.

The White Hart is a great base for exploring Coggeshall. It’s within easy reach of local attractions including the National Trust’s West Park. Wander through the woods and admire the giant Duke’s Vaunt Oak or lose yourself in the majesty of Savernake Forest, a “Site of Special Scientific Interest”.

A short drive away are historic cathedral cities like Winchester and Salisbury. Alternatively, spend time at the nearby Watermill Theatre, where high-quality productions are on offer.

If you’re planning on visiting the area, getting around Byfleet & New Haw is made simple with Moovit. This all-in-one app lets you plan your trip, compare routes and times, and even find directions. Plus, you’ll be able to see real-time updates, so you know exactly when your ride will arrive. All that’s left to do is enjoy your getaway!

5. Heathervale Park

The village of New Haw is home to a huge park with a lake at its heart, Heathervale Park. It’s popular for picnics and often hosts community events like bake sales and BBQs. It also hosts a large playground for the kids and is a short stroll from the shops in Woodham and West Byfleet. It’s also home to the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, which is responsible for testing all of Britain’s poultry.

There’s also a golf club that’s synonymous with the village, West Byfleet Golf Club. It’s located less than a ten-minute walk from the train station and is a highly-rated venue among those who know their pitch from their putt. Of course, golf in Surrey goes hand in glove with a lot of hyper-exclusive clubs and estates so you’ll need to network like a masters green jacket champion to gain membership.

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