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Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

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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. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. California Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Finchampstead

    One-hundred-and-fifty acres of beautiful and varied countryside, Longmoor Nature Reserve, 6-acre lake, public coarse fishery, paddling pool, play area, and cafe.

  4. 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…

  5. Haysden Country Park

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    Type:

    Fishing

    Tonbridge

    Short Description is not available

  6. 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.

  7. Wellington Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Riseley, Reading

    Wellington Country Park, ‘The Biggest Outdoor play in Berkshire’, was established in 1974 by the Eighth Duke and Duchess of Wellington. Set in 350 acres of beautiful parklands off the A33 between Basingstoke and Reading, Wellington Country Park…

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Kilkenny Lane Country Park

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    Type:

    Country / Royal Park

    Carterton

    Set within 50 acres Kilkenny Lane Country Park is an ideal location for playing, walking, jogging, or simply relaxing with a picnic. There are 2.5km of paths (suitable for wheelchair access) and bridleways, as well as an adventure play area

  12. Staunton Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Havant

    Discover tropical glasshouses, gardens, friendly farm animals and 1000 acres of parkland with follies. Walks and cycle trails, all in Sir George Staunton's 19thC Regency landscape.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Southwater Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Horsham

    This 90 acre (36 ha) site, created from a former brickworks, has level surfaced paths which provide an easy-going lakeside walk. Offering a selection of outdoor activities including an adventure-style play area.

  16. 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…

  17. Brickfields Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Aldershot

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

  18. Capstone Farm Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gillingham

    Capstone Farm Country Park is one of Medway's finest green spaces, offering wonderful opportunities for walking, running, cycling and more in 114 hectares of former farmland on the North Downs.

  19. 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…

  20. 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.