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More Places to Visit BEKONSCOT MODEL VILLAGE & RAILWAY, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2PL. Model village comprises 6 towns set in the 1930s includes a model railway running through the 1½ acre site and Bekonscot Light Railway a 7¼’’ narrow gauge ride on railway (small additional charge). Open daily mid February-October, 10am-5.30pm. Admission charge Tel: 01494 672919 or view: www.bekonscot.co.uk BIRDWORLD, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LD Bird park comprises 26 acres of park and gardens with hundreds of species of birds, Jenny Wren farm and underwater world. Penguin feeding at 11am and 3.30pm, outdoor flying display (Easter-October half-term), safari train rides and owl prowl. Open all year, 10am-6pm (4.30pm in winter) although there are no shows weekdays November-February half-term. Admission charge Tel: 01420 22992 or 01420 22140 or view: www.birdworld.co.uk BLENHEIM PALACE, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP The 18th century baroque palace is set in 2000+ acres of parkland and features the Untold Story and Churchill’s Destiny exhibitions, miniature train, formal and pleasure gardens, Marlborough maze and butterfly house. Opening times: park open daily, 9am-6pm, palace and formal gardens open daily mid February-mid December, 10.30am-5.30pm (closed Monday and Tuesday during November and December) and the pleasure gardens open daily,10am-6pm. Admission charge Tel: 01993 810530 or view: www.blenheimpalace.com BOARSTALL DUCK DECOY AND NATURE RESERVE, Boarstall, near Bicester, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9UX. One of the few surviving 17th century duck decoys in working order on a picturesque lake with a nature reserve walk. Open weekends and Mondays, 11am-5pm mid March-October. Admission charge Tel: 01280 817156 or view: www.nationaltrust.org.uk for special events CHATLEY HEATH SEMAPHORE TOWER, Old Lane, Ockham, Surrey, KT11 1PQ Chatley Heath is the only restored surviving signalling tower in a line of signalling stations between London and Portsmouth. It is located 20 minutes walk from the car park. Open on a Sunday, 10am3pm once a month March-September. Admission Charge Tel: 01483 795440 www.surreywildlifetrust.org.uk CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE. Theme park, zoo and sea life centre with daily shows and activities. Open daily late March-early November, 10am-5pm, 6pm or 7pm. In winter only the zoo and sea life centre are open at weekends (daily mid-late December and February half-term) early November-March, 10am-3pm. Admission charge Tel: 0871 663 4477 or view: www.chessington.com CHILTERN OPEN AIR MUSEUM, Newlands Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB. A collection of buildings reflecting 500 years of life in the Chiltern area including an Iron Age house and shops. Special events and activities programme. Open daily late AprilOctober, 10am-5pm. Admission charge Tel: 01494 871117 or view: www.coam.org.uk COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK & GARDENS, Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JP. A large and varied collection of animals and birds set in gardens and parklands. Tropical reptile and insect houses and aquarium. Open daily, 10am-6pm (4pm or dusk in winter). Admission charge Tel: 01993 823006 or view: www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk HAMPTON COURT PALACE, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU Royal Palace adjacent to the River Thames. Palace, maze and formal gardens open daily, 10am-6pm (4.30pm winter) Magic Garden (summer only) for ages 2-13 years. Admission charge Home Park open daily, 7am-5.30pm (9pm April-September) but check for occasional closures Tel: 0844 482 7777 or view: www.hrp.org.uk 22

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