There are some lovely places to visit in Woking when the sun is out, which might not be feel for a while as we approach Christmas. A beautiful, bright, crisp Winter’s day would do the trick too so let’s take a look at some of the best places to go to when you need a breath of fresh air. To stay warm this winter, make sure you look after your boiler. For Woking Boiler installations, visit http://www.rjplumbingandheating.co.uk/
RHS Wisley is a stunning garden and the perfect place to go for a walk and enjoy the seasonal flowers and plants. There are various events throughout the year including flower shows. Blow the cobwebs away and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
The Basingstoke Canal is another good walking destination. Just a short distance from the town centre, the canal has some of the best wildlife found by a waterway in the whole country. A completely free activity and a wonderful chance to explore and see what wildlife you can spot.
Fancy a kick about with the kids? Goldsworth Park and Lake is a large spot for a walk and some great exercise and with shops nearby, you can even have an impromptu picnic. If the weather is not on your side then there are still plenty of things to see and do in Woking. Head to The Lightbox and uncover the story of Woking in an interactive museum for all ages. The galleries offer new exhibitions monthly and also feature contemporary art and some fascinating loans from other national and international museums and galleries.
Head to the Big Apple Bowling Centre if the heaven’s open for some good old-fashioned competitive family fun. Also available is Laser Quest and an indoor soft play area for your smaller ones. Pirate Island Adventure Golf sounds like a lot of fun with a course set around a giant pirate ship with streams, rafts and even crocodiles! Fancy a dip? Pool in the Park has a lazy river, flumes and rapids. Sounds like paradise for keeping the children amused for hours!
If a little retail therapy is in order then you won’t disappointed with what Woking has to offer. The town has 170 individual shops set in a vast retail, leisure and restaurant complex in the centre. All the big high street names are there and so are great restaurant names like Las Iguanas, Ed’s Diner and Bill’s. There are two shopping centres, the Peacocks Centre and Wolsey Place and these are linked by a Market Square.
Woking celebrated the Queen’s 60 year reign by designing a new public space called Jubilee Square which offers an attractive outdoor seating area, great eateries and fresh landscaping. The New Victoria Theatre also boasts the latest shows from the West End and can be found close by. Heritage is strong here too and you can visit the ruins of Woking Palace, King Henry VIII’s former country retreat, Brookwood Cemetery and even the UK’s first purpose built mosque, the Shah Jahan.