10 things to do halfway through Aldershot, Farnborough and Fleet

Fleet Pond Nature Reserve (Photo: Rachel Swabey)

The half term school holidays are almost upon us and families in Aldershot, Farnborough and Fleet will be looking for things to do together.

The break from Monday 21st to 25th February is an opportunity to break away from the daily routine and spend some quality time enjoying what the region has to offer.

Fortunately, Rushmoor and Hart have plenty to do, so whatever the weather, there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

10 things to do halfway through Aldershot, Farnborough and Fleet

Princes’ Gardens

11 High Street, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 1HB

Nothing beats a bit of fresh air and Princes Gardens in Aldershot is a great place to take the family and enjoy nature.

Built on land that was part of the town’s first military camp, it is recognized as the gateway between the military and civilian sides of Aldershot and is the perfect place for a family picnic.

A statue of an airborne soldier which was unveiled on July 6, 2019, in recognition of the special relationship between the Parachute Regiment and the Airborne Forces and the town of Aldershot between 1946 and 2000. It is mounted on a block of stone of the Falkland Islands.

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Farnborough Air Science Trust Museum

85 Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6TF

Farnborough has a long history of aviation and the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum is a great place to learn all about it.

The museum features aircraft, aircraft parts, nose sections and cockpits of historical and scientific interest that are on display.

Admission is free and the museum is open to the public on bank holiday Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

For more information, click here.

Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum (Photo: Surrey Advertiser)

Fleet Pond Nature Reserve

23a Wellington Ave, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2RR

Fleet Pond is Hampshire’s largest freshwater lake and has 54.6 hectares (141 acres) of varied habitat.

The terrain includes moorland, woodland, reedbeds and steps, and is home to several species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers.

There are several benches around the site and a designated picnic area near the parking lot.

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Aldershot Military Museum

Queen’s Ave, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LG

Housed in the only remaining brick barrack blocks in Aldershot, the museum tells the story of daily life for soldiers and civilians since 1854.

There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained, including taking on the challenge of a WWII-inspired assault course, trying out a remote-controlled tank track, and learning the basics of a driver training unit.

The Obstacle Course challenges toy soldiers to jump, leap, climb and swing through an action-packed course inspired by real obstacle courses used in training during WWII.

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TeamSport Indoor Karting

28 Invincible Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7QU

The perfect place for thrill seekers, TeamSport Go Karting in Farnborough boasts an impressive 800m track with two levels of action to enjoy.

Minimum age is eight years and over and there are plenty of on-site facilities such as food and drink and free parking.

This unique experience is a perfect opportunity for a day out with the whole family.

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Southwood Wood

Kennels Lane, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0LL

This 80 acre area of ​​woodland in Farnborough is the perfect place to relax.

Southwood Woodland is a natural environment for families to enjoy activities such as walking and biking away from the bustle of the city.

The woodlot includes large expanses of regenerating birch, as well as field boundaries of mature oak. Holly and hazel are other common species. Alder, grassland and heathland areas form important habitats for a number of animals.

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VR Chimera

165 to 167 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PD

With a huge selection of activities to choose from, including virtual reality, escape rooms and races, Chimera VR in Fleet is a great way to entertain the whole family.

First-time visitors are recommended to play the arcade section as it offers more choices in the games they want to play.

Those who don’t wish to try it themselves can still watch their friends and family enter the virtual world. There is also a lounge area with hot and cold drinks for sale.

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Aldershot Alpine Snowsports

Gallwey Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2DD

This winter sports center in Aldershot offers a mix of pistes and is guaranteed to have fun for all guests.

Experienced visitors or complete novices can indulge in skiing, snowboarding and donut Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Experienced staff are on hand to support all clients and help them enjoy all the center has to offer.

For more information, click here.

Aldershot Alpine Snowsports

St. Michael’s Abbey

280 Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7NQ

The magnificent St. Michael’s Abbey in Farnborough is a monastic community that has been a place of Benedictine life since 1895.

Located on the Hampshire-Surrey border, it has a church and crypt which are open for visits by visitors provided they are booked in advance.

Individuals or groups can arrange a visit by contacting the church by email or phone Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Edenbrook National Park

Brambles, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 5DW

This beautiful park has a circular loop trail and a number of ponds to enjoy.

It is located behind the Hart Recreation Center and is dog friendly with benches to rest on and an active area.

You have the choice of two free parking areas and viewing platforms to take in all the natural scenery.

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