Things to Do in Addlestone

things to do in Addlestone

Find out more about things to do in Addlestone with the kids including local dance, drama and music classes plus fun physical activities like bowling and go karting. You can also discover quieter indoor pursuits such as STEM clubs and arts & crafts groups in the area.

Get directions to and from Addlestone using the Michelin guide to road maps. Find the route that best suits you by combining distance, travel time and cost.

Brooklands Museum

A world-famous attraction, Brooklands Museum is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation. The site, founded in 1907, played an important role during two world wars and the majority of the twentieth century, breaking speed records, launching new types of aircraft, and offering flying lessons.

Explore a collection of historic cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and aircraft including Concorde. The museum is also home to a number of period buildings that were used by drivers, engineers, and mechanics at the Brooklands race track.

Walk on the lower section of the original race track, following in the tyre tracks left by racing greats. You can also visit the Flight Shed to learn about the history of the site through the stories of pilots and navigators who flew at the site. Or, check out the Barnes Wallis Stratosphere Chamber, built in 1946 to investigate high-speed flight at very high altitudes.

RHS Garden Wisley

Whether you’re a horticultural enthusiast or just looking for a day out with the family, RHS Garden Wisley offers plenty of things to do. Wander through the beautiful gardens, admire the spectacular rose garden and visit the historic home of the Royal Horticultural Society. The 240-acre property is famous for its world-class collections, including exotic plants and jungle trees.

If you’re in the mood for a bit of shopping, check out the garden shop & garden centre. It’s the perfect place to pick up a few gifts for the green-fingered family members in your life.

The onsite restaurant serves delicious dishes from all over the world. You can also grab a lip-smacking cup of coffee and a treat from the bakery. There’s also a cafe that serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and salads. The garden also has a picnic area for you to enjoy your lunch. You can also rent a manual wheelchair from the garden entrance.

Addlestone Golf Club

Located in a secluded heathland and woodland setting the Addlestone Golf Club is a traditional golf club well known for upholding the traditions of the game. The course offers a great test of golf for the novice and experienced golfers alike. The course is open to members and visitors throughout the year.

A raft of new entertainment and activities for older people is set to be unveiled at the Addlestone Centre following a vote by Runnymede councillors. Activities and services will include games, speakers, events and opportunities to socialise with friends.

For children there are thousands of local dance, drama and music classes as well as fun physical pursuits like bowling, laser tag and paintballing. Quieter indoor pursuits such as STEM clubs and arts & crafts also exist to help beat boredom. If you’re looking for a unique way to spend time in the great outdoors then try this Footgolf Course that provides the correctly sized balls for you to play.

Addlestone Park

The town’s main road (Station Road) has local shops & small business offices. The nearby River Wey & Basingstoke Canal are popular for leisure pursuits. Foxhills Golf & Country Club and the newly refurbished Brackendene BMX track are also popular venues.

Nearby is the town’s oldest pub, The George (c1605) which has a rather tired appearance. More attractive c1800 cottages provide a window onto the former hamlets that merged into Addlestone as it grew.

A short distance away is Victory Park, a floral garden and football field opened in 1919 as the town’s dedicated First World War memorial. Two almost life size stone knights once stood on pedestals at the entrance from Church Road, but were moved to safety by Runnymede Borough Council in 1972. The imposing gatehouse was originally part of Captain’s Farm, owned by Lt. Col de Visme who fought in the Peninsula War. It is now a Grade II listed building.

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