If you have… Three or More Days in Westerham
We’ve probably already given you ideas which will fill 3 days or more – but just in case, here are a few more suggestions for your Westerham stay.
Use Westerham as your base for a day in London, Westerham is equidistant fron Oxted (35 minutes to Victoria or London Bridge) and Sevenoaks (20 minutes) to Charing Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo) so getting up to town is easy. Then the sights and sounds of the capital city are your to explore.
Or alternatively, take the train and have lunch in Paris (or Brussels or Lille). Yes, Europe really is on our doorstep. With Ebbsfleet International Station just 20 minutes away, you can catch an early train and be in France in time for a leisurely lunch, a spot of sightseeing – and then home again in Westerham in time for bed. Ebbsfleet is also one of the official Park and Ride venues for London 2012 – travel to the Olympic Park takes just minutes…
Just a couple of miles north of Westerham, is the famous wartime RAF station of Biggin Hill. St George’s Chapel of Remembrance is open to the public.
From there drive to Downe, where you will find Down House the home of Charles Darwin. Recently restored, the house – including Darwin’s study, the gardens and the study.
Follow the road to Orpington and visit the Crofton Roman Villa. Alternatively visit Chislehurst caves,taking the lamp lit tour round caves used as air raid shelters during the second world war. Children love it!
Or you could simply shop till you drop at Bluewater; shop, eat and stay to see a film at the multiplex cinema – only 20 minutes away.
Beaver Water World Tatsfield, is an animal rescue centre for Beavers, Deer, Lemurs, Meerkats, Small Primates, Reptiles and Birds: Situated just 3 miles from Westerham it’s a great place to spend an afternoon.
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens. You might have seen the Country House Rescue programme featuring Riverhill. The home of the Rogers family since the 19th century, the grounds have been restored to provide the most exciting adventure garden for children of all ages. It’s easy to spend a (child length!) day here. Eat in the tea room – or take a picnic.
Godstone Farm and Playbarn situated off the A22 at Godstone, some 10 miles east of Westerham. Arrive early and leave when it closes! This venue has it all – animals, a huge playbarn (great on wet days) and an outdoor adventure playground. You can eat in the restaurant – or take your own picnic.