Exploring TV-Inspired Adventures in Farnham

From the screen to real life, we share some of the best locations around Farnham to take your favourite telly fan.

When it comes to spending quality time with your elderly loved one, creating meaningful and enjoyable experiences can be a heartwarming endeavour. If your loved one is a fan of certain TV programmes, why not take them on a journey inspired by their interests? Here’s a guide to exploring Farnham and its surroundings through the lens of their favourite shows.

For fans of…Downton Abbey – Loseley Park

For those who can’t get enough of the elegance and grandeur of Downton Abbey, a visit to Loseley Park is a must. Nestled in the heart of Surrey, Loseley Park boasts Tudor architecture, stunning gardens, and a historical ambiance reminiscent of the show’s setting. Stroll through the beautifully landscaped grounds and marvel at the intricate details of the mansion, transporting your loved one back to the early 20th century.

The house and gardens are open during the summer, with the house only available to visit via guided tour. You can find Loseley Park not far from Guildford, a 20-minute drive from Farnham.

For fans of…The Antiques Roadshow – Bourne Mill Antiques

Fans of The Antiques Roadshow will find themselves in treasure-hunting heaven at Bourne Mill Antiques. This charming antiques emporium offers a wide range of unique items, from vintage furniture to collectibles, and everything in between. Your loved one can relish the thrill of uncovering hidden gems and hearing the stories behind them, just like on the show.

With over 60 dealers, a tearoom, and even their own ghost, there’s more than enough to keep them busy! Bourne Mill Antiques is at the far end of town, across from the recycling centre.

For fans of…Blue Planet – Frensham Great Pond

Nature enthusiasts who are captivated by the underwater world of Blue Planet will be delighted by a visit to Frensham Great Pond. It may not quite be the sea, but this serene natural haven features a picturesque pond, sandy beaches, and stunning vistas. Stroll along the shoreline, enjoy a leisurely picnic, and watch the local wildlife in their element – a perfect opportunity to connect with the beauty of the natural world.

With refreshments and toilets on site, as well as a sailing club and angling society, it’s a great choice for a soothing day out. You can visit Frensham Great Pond in Frensham, a 15-minute drive south of the town.

For fans of…Crimewatch – Guildford Crown Court

If your loved one has a fascination with crime and justice, a visit to Guildford Crown Court might intrigue them. Even if the purpose of your visit isn’t to witness a trial, the impressive architecture, and the weight of history within the court’s walls can evoke the atmosphere of Crimewatch. It’s a chance to explore the legal system and engage in thought-provoking conversations.

As a Crown Court, it is possible to attend the public gallery to watch a trial, however it is worth calling first to find out what is taking place on the day. You can find Guildford Crown Court in the middle of Guildford, only 20-minutes from Farnham.

For fans of…Countryfile – Farnham Park

For those who find solace in the countryside, Farnham Park offers a tranquil escape that could have come straight from an episode of Countryfile. With vast green spaces, walking trails, and picturesque views, this medieval deer park invites you and your loved one to reconnect with nature, enjoy the fresh air, and perhaps even spot local wildlife.

With play areas for children, a café, a golf course, and a cricket club, it’s a great place to take the whole family. Within walking distance of the town centre, you can find Farnham Park just north of the castle.

For fans of…Who Do You Think You Are? – Museum of Farnham Library

Uncover family history and cherished memories with a trip to the Museum of Farnham library and archives. Just like the show Who Do You Think You Are?, this local studies library is a treasure trove of records, maps, and photographs related to Farnham, that can help your loved one piece together their own ancestry puzzle. Delve into the past and create new connections while exploring local history.

Although the museum cannot take on research requests at this time, you are welcome to contact them to arrange a self-guided visit. The Museum of Farnham can be found right in the heart of town, on West Street.

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Taking your elderly loved one on a TV-inspired adventure in and around Farnham is a wonderful way to bond, create lasting memories, and share in their passions. Whether you’re strolling through historical estates, searching for hidden antiques, or simply basking in the beauty of nature, each experience will leave a lasting impression on both of you. Embrace the opportunity to connect through shared interests and make this journey a cherished episode in your relationship.

If you’re interested in hearing more about home care in Farnham for yourself or a loved one, you can contact us online or give us a call on 01252 758716.

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