Whether you’re in town for a day, week or month, there’s always something to do in Woking. Shopping and dining are close to the town’s centre, while nearby parks give visitors a place to escape the stresses of life.
Here are some of the top things to do in Woking:
It’s rare for cemeteries to make it to the top of a must-visit list, but Brookwood is an exception. At the time of its opening in 1854, it was the largest cemetery on the planet. Now, it’s the largest in Western Europe.
About 250,000 people are buried within the cemetary’s beautiful grounds.
Several well-known people have been laid to rest in Brookwood, including John Lynch, Charles Bradlaugh, Horatia Nelson Johnson, St Edward the Martyr.
A number of Grade II and Grade II* listed monuments are also within the grounds of Brookwood, including Lord Edward Pelham-Clinton, Vickers family memorial, Columbarium, De Morgan memorial, Elaine Falkiner, Sir E. W. Moir, and more.
Walks and events are planned throughout the year.
Brookwood Cemetery offers a peaceful, quiet place to relax and appreciate the beautiful grounds. A number of impressive monuments and statues can also be found throughout this famous cemetery.
Located on Chobham Road, The Lightbox is an art museum that features three main collections: The Joan Hurst Collection, The Ingram Collection, and the Heritage Collection.
Works from Elisabeth Frink, Jacob Epstein, Haroon Mirza, Aleah Chapin and more are on display.
Exhibitions, workshops and talks are also hosted throughout the year to educate and inspire visitors.
Admission is just £3, and the museum is open:
Tuesday-Saturday from 10:30am-5pm
Sunday from 11am-4pm
After perusing the collections on display, stop in to the cafe for coffee and cake, and visit the Lightbox Shop to grab a souvenir.
Mr. Mulligan’s Pirate Golf
For a fun family adventure, head over to Mr. Mulligan’s Pirate Golf. The 18-hole golf course is great for parties or just an outing with the kids.
From hungry crocodile jaws to treacherous streams, the adventurous course will keep both kids and adults on their toes.
All are welcome on the golf course, which offers easy access for wheelchairs and buggies.
After a tiring round on the course, guests can enjoy a meal at the Hoebridge Café Bar & Grill.
Adults play for just £9.25, while kids play for £6.25. Special packages are available for families to make this an affordable way to enjoy quality time together.
Lightwater Country Park
Spanning 59 hectares, Lightwater Country Park features heathland habitat, ponds, lowland bog and shrubs.
With a wide range of habitats, visitors can catch a glimpse of a wide range of wildlife, including birds, mammals and insects.
Whether you’re traveling alone or with the family, the park offers respite from the stresses of traveling and everyday life. There are several trails to explore along the park, which allow you to observe the wildlife without disturbing it.
A children’s playground is also nearby, which features rope trails, swings, a space net and balancing beams. Kids of all ages will enjoy playing in the park.
Anglers can fish during open season with a permit, and guests can take advantage of educational services as well as walking events.
Nature lovers should put Lightwater Country Park at the top of their must-see list.
Travelers in need of some rest and relaxation should head to Pyrford Lock, where you can observe the canal boats moving along at a leisurely pace.
Offering stunning scenic views, this pleasant place will allow you to rejuvenate after a busy day.
Located on Kingfield Road, Woking Park offers 43 acres of green space for visitors to enjoy. Along with landscaped gardens, the park offers a pool and leisure centre.
The leisure centre has a gym, health suite, fitness classes, outdoor activities and indoor activities. A cafe is also on-site for hungry visitors.
The Pool in the Park facility is a large swimming complex in the middle of the park, which is one to three metres deep.
A number of sports pitches are also at the park, including cricket square, football, hockey, bowls lawn, tennis courts, and more.
For guests who want to enjoy nature, there are several wildlife ponds that are home to all kinds of wildlife.