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Country Parks are ideal low cost days out for encouraging the kids to get outside with an array of outdoor activities to discover.

South East England's rural geography means there are dozens to choose from, each with their own attractions and natural features.

Top ten country parks in South East England

  • Staunton Country Park, Havant, Hampshire 
    With a farm full of friendly animals, the south coast’s largest ornamental glasshouses, beautiful gardens and 1,000 acres of country park to explore there’s something for everyone.
     
  • Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight 
    Featuring attractions including an archaeology discovery centre, planetarium, reptilarium & terrapin sanctuary and model railway. Not to mention great views across the Solent.
     
  • Queen Elizabeth Country Park, South Downs National Park 
    Fourteen hundred acres of downland and woodland situated in the South Downs National Park with a Green Flag Award. Waymarked trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. Play trails, barbecues for hire. Look out for an extensive programme of events and activities.
     
  • Wellington Country Park, Reading, Berkshire
    The largest outdoor play space in Berkshire, set in 350 acres of beautiful parkland. The park has several adventure play areas, a toddler’s area, sand pits, slides, miniature railway (£1.50 extra), animal farm and petting barn (seasonal), nature trail maze, enchanted forest, water play and 12 holes of mini golf.
     
  • Seven Sisters Country Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex
    Seven Sisters Country Park comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland. It is a popular place for a number of outdoor activities including walking, birdwatching, cycling and canoeing and named after the seven rolling chalk cliffs on the Sussex Heritage Coast.
     
  • Black Park, Buckinghamshire
    Comprising woodland trails, horse riding, orienteering, nature reserve, arboretum and sites of historical interest.
     
  • Capstone Farm Country Park, Gillingham, Kent
    114 hectares of former farmland ideal for walking, cycling and children's activities. There's also day tickets available for fishing in the freshwater lake.
     
  • Robin Hill Country Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
    Robin Hill boasts a fantastic blend of rides and adventure play for fun, loving families & children and relaxing woodland gardens, ponds and sculpture walks for discerning adults to enjoy.
     
  • Lepe Country Park, New Forest, Hampshire
    Coastal beach walks with historic D-Day remains, wildflower meadows and children's play area. There's also an excellent sensory garden with sights and sounds perfect for stimulating the minds of babies and toddlers.
     
  • Hastings Country Park, East Sussex
    Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve has over 267 hectares of ancient woodland, heathland and grassland together with 3 miles (5km) of dramatic cliffs and coastline, all within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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  1. White Horse Wood Country Park

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Maidstone

    The White Horse Country Park is set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The park offers beautiful countryside, local history and panoramic views and hosts the medieval ruins of Thurnham Castle.

  2. Riverside Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gillingham

    Riverside Country Park is an excellent site for Winter birdwatching.
    Situated alongside the Medway Estuary at Gillingham, the park is made up of many different habitats, including ponds, reedbed and grassland.

  3. Royal Victoria Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Southampton

    Once the home of the biggest military hospital in the Victorian Empire, this 200-acre site is now ideal for relaxation and leisure. Offering fantastic views across Southampton Water, Royal Victoria Country Park is a great place to watch the busy...

  4. Lakeside Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Eastleigh

    Sixty acres of lakes, meadow and young woodland situated between Eastleigh and Southampton with easy access.

  5. Chiltern Open Air Museum

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    Museum

    CHALFONT ST. GILES

    Discover 2000 years of Chilterns history by exploring over 30 historic buildings that were the workplace or homes of ordinary people. Learn about traditional skills, farming, lifestyle and local history while taking in the beautiful scenery of the...

  6. Lepe Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Beaulieu

    Lepe Country Park, with a mile of beach, pine fringed cliffs and historic D-day remains, has stunning views across the Solent from Hurst Castle to Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower.

  7. Dinton Pastures Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Hurst

    A 350-acre site with meadows, fishery, watersports and conservation lakes. Three bird hides, orienteering course, children's play area, cafe.

  8. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

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    Natural Feature

    Hastings

    Please note Ecclesbourne Glen is not accessible from the East Hill because of serious, and ongoing, landslips.
    This route is likely to be closed for some time, so access to Ecclesbourne Glen is only viable from the car park in Barley Lane, or...

  9. Crowborough Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Crowborough

    Crowborough Country Park is a 16 acre local nature reserve set within the Jarvis Brook area of Crowborough entranced from Osborne Road.

  10. Seven Sisters Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Seaford

    Situated in the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Seven Sisters Country Park comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland.

  11. Tilgate Park and Nature Centre

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Crawley

    Beautiful parkland surrounds the Nature Centre with its rare animals, ornamental walled garden, Shire stables and craft units. A public golf centre adjoins.

  12. Trilakes Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Sandhurst

    Trilakes Country Park incorporates an animal park, nationally renowned fishing lakes, cafe and a new indoor children's adventure playworld.

  13. Brickfields Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Aldershot

    Brickfields Country Park, possibly the smallest country park in the UK.

  14. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Horndean

    With over 2000 acres of downland and woodland, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located in the South Downs National Park and makes for a great day out for all. Enjoy the views at the top of Butser Hill, the highest point on the South Downs, or let...

  15. The Vyne

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    Castles & Stately Homes

    Basingstoke

    he Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, which later passed into the hands of the Chute family, who cared for the house and estate for over 300 years. It was remodelled to...

  16. Haysden Country Park

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    Fishing

    Tonbridge

    Short Description is not available

  17. Teston Bridge Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Maidstone

    Three meadows nestling beside the River Medway. This is an edial loction to watch boats cruising or to fish. With a nicnic area, new childrens' pay area and easy access routes this Country Park is a great day out - naturally.

  18. Lightwater Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Lightwater

    The Country Park is predominately heathland habitat, but there are also ponds, woodland, shrubs and lowland bog

  19. Snelsmore Common Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Newbury

    Heathland, valley bog and woodland. Suitable for most quiet recreational activities such as walking and picnicking. Walking distance to Donnington Castle.

  20. Yateley Common Country Park

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    Type:

    Country / Royal Park

    Yateley

    476 acres of heathland, woodland, grassland and ponds providing walking, cycling and fishing in natural surroundings.

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