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Around Milberry Green


From walks in the sunshine to ways to while away rainy days, here are our top picks of what our local area has to offer

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Surrey Artists Open Studios 

This opportunity to visit artists' studios around Surrey runs for two weeks in June, with over 170 studios and 280 artists taking part. You can easily plan to visit several studios in one day with the help of their online interactive map or follow a preplanned artist trail, also on the website. (We are in the East of the county.) 

Various, from within a 10 minute drive. 

Caterham Festival 

This volunteer-run festival is actually a number of events held over a few weeks in May, with a free street party at its heart. Fun for all the family with food, music, buskers, stalls and much more. Central Caterham is closed to cars for the event and it does get crowded. Check the festival website for details and dates. Entry is free. About a 10 minute drive. 

Cowpie Country Show, Lingfield 

Held in May, this country fair features such delights as lawnmower racing, falconry, motorcycle stunts, farm food, crafts and many other stalls. Tickets from £14 for adults and £6 for children. Book in advance for discounts.  About a 22 minute drive. 


Walks & Cycles

North Downs Way 

This 156-mile National Trail stretches from Farnham in Surrey to Canterbury or Dover in Kent. The trail passes close to Millberry Green Glamping, passing though the Titsey Plantation before crossing over the Kent border towards Biggin Hill Airfield going East and to Oxted heading West. It’s a pleasant walk taking in the woods and countryside. We can pick you up from nearby Bottley Hill Farm (a six-minute walk from the trail) by prior arrangement.  About a 40-minute walk or a 5-minute drive to the trail at Titsey.


Greenwich Meridian Trail  

A long-distance walk of approximately 273 miles which follows the line of the Prime Meridian. The walk begins at Peacehaven in East Sussex and ends on the coast at Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire. This takes the walk through the counties of East and West Sussex, Surrey, Greater London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. A good day’s walk is the 2.5 hours or so amble to The Grumpy Mole in Oxted for lunch and back again.  A 5-minute walk to the trail at Chelsham. 

Circular walk from Milberry Green Meadows

Approx 1 hour walk through farm fields, taking in sheep, cows, bunnies and fantastic views of the London skyline. Head straight across Beech Farm Road down the public footpath at Broombank Cottage. At the place where there is a crossroads in the path take the stile to your right diagonally across the field. Follow the waymarkers for the Greenwich Meridian Trail until you come out at Washpond Lane. Take a sharp right and cross Beech Farm Road. Take the stile into the field behind Milberry Green Meadows and hop the fence to return back. Alternatively, you can walk along Beech Farm Road to return back to the glampsite.

Places to Eat

The White Bear 

Recently refurbished English country pub dating back to the 16th Century. Wood fires on colder days and large pub garden/terrace for the summer. Food is good quality with vegan options. For atmospheric charm sit in the first room on your left. Cashless.  30 minute walk or 4 minute drive 

Spaghetti Tree 

Italian Wood Fired Homemade Sour Dough Pizza in large outdoor eating area. Space heaters make it comfy even in chilly weather. Great family choice - ask about their £10 kids menu. Good parking. Book online.  35 minute walk or 3 minute drive  CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURB


Botley Hill Farmhouse 

Excellent pub food supporting local producers. The most atmospheric of our local pubs. Also has a café serving tea and cake. Close to the North Downs Way if you fancy a walk afterwards. Booking recommended. 35 minute walk or 3 minute drive 


Flavours Coffee Bar

A favorite with the locals where the proprietor knows everyone by name. Cooked breakfasts made fresh from scratch, milkshakes, smoothies, and an impressive range of sweet treats. Also good for lunches with a range of sandwiches and a keenly priced kid's lunchbox. Grab a coffee and drink it on the Green.  45 minute walk or 5 minute drive.


La Verde

Inventive Italian food, with a good value kids menu.  45 minute walk or 5 minute drive 

White Lion 

Part of the Ember Inns chain, this is a cheap and cheerful pub with an excellent value kids menu. Lively at the weekends with a DJ on Friday evenings. Pub garden. 45 minute walk or 5 minute drive 


The Harrow Inn 

Country pub and restaurant, part of the Vintage Inns chain. Pub garden. Good stopping point for a walk such as the Warlingham Circular walk, but if you are looking for atmosphere, nothing can beat the White Bear.  45 minute walk or 5 minute drive 

The Horseshoe

Part of the Baron's Chain in central Warlingham. Popular with locals.  Well lit with a large outdoor terrace. Sunday carvery. 45 minute walk or 5 minute drive.

Warlingham Tandoori

Warm and welcoming Indian restaurant/takeaway with a typical menu. Cash preferred. 45 minute walk or 5 minute drive.


Middle Eastern menu. Lively atmosphere, young crowd, extensive cocktail menu (that can all be made alcohol-free by request).45 minute walk or 5 minute drive.

Gardens & Estates


This National Trust property was the family home of Winston Churchill. You must have a ticket to enter the house, and although there are a few available on the day it is best to arrive early or book in advance via the website.  A Family Guide is available with activities for primary school-aged children. The Arts and Crafts gardens have a fantastic view and are packed with butterfly-attracting flowers. The woods have several children's play areas and there is a small café. A pleasant place to while away an afternoon and have a picnic.  Under 5’s and National Trust members go free. About a 12 minute drive.  

Reigate Hill 

This National Park trail takes you over a section of the North Downs Way. With breathtaking views over Reigate itself, it can be very windy. There is an 1890s fort to explore and the site of a WWII plane crash. It has a snack stand and toilets. A great place for a picnic. On a fine day the car park is very busy. Free entry and parking.  About a 20 minute drive.  

Hever Castle 

A beautiful medieval castle with 125 acres of award-winning gardens. Castle and garden tickets include a 1-hour audio tour of the interior, although you can just buy garden tickets if castles aren’t your thing. Lots of fun activities for children with an adventure playground and a water maze. Plenty of eating options make this a full day out if you wish. During the summer pop up craft markets and an outdoor theatre add to the fun, check the website to see what’s on. Pre-book online for a 10% discount. Under 5’s are free.  About a 25 minute drive.  

Nonsuch Park 

This large park is the site of the Tudor palace of Nonsuch and its accompanying gardens. The Nonsuch Pantry Cafe adjoins the Mansion House, providing refreshments and ice creams. A public toilet is also located next to the cafe. Entry and parking is free. Lots of space to roam and the walled garden is worth a visit. Entry to the park is free.  About a 35 minute drive. 

Emmet's Garden

Emmet’s Garden is a National Trust site that is perfect for small children. It is located in Kent and you need to book in advance. Cricket bats, balls, bowling pins and other toys are provided if you want to use them. There is a lake with a mini waterfall which is perfect for kids to play in. there is also a café with a play area outside it and many trees to climb! During the spring and summer, is an abundance of flowers like snowdrops and bluebells. Nearly all their walks through the forest have easy access – smooth paths for buggies and wheelchairs, so it is a perfect place to visit. About a 22 minute drive.

Family Activities

British Wildlife Centre 

A collection of native animal species with over forty different species on display including otters, Scottish wildcats and pine martens, as well as foxes, deer and owls. The Centre includes a coffee shop, picnic areas, a play area and free on-site parking.  The keeper talks are every half hour and well worth attending as the sometimes shy animals come out to be fed. Open at weekends, bank holidays & during state school holidays. Pre-book online up to 9am on the day for a small discount. Adults £14 on the day, Children (3-15) £8 on the day. About a 25-minute drive. 

Godstone Farm 

Over 500 animals plus indoor and outdoor play areas. Godstone Farm is a whole day out with a huge adventure playground, indoor soft play areas, ride on toys, sand pit and plenty of animals to look at and pet. There is a snack shop and don’t forget to buy some food at the gift shop to feed to the animals. You must pre book via the website. Plentiful free parking. Adult and child 2-16 years from £11.95, Child (1 year)  from £5.25, under 1s are free.

About a 15 minute drive 

Tandridge Leisure Centre 

25m fitness pool and an adjoining lagoon pool with wave rides, 70m flume, cannons, pirate mast, bucket of doom, small pirate peril slide and a pool inflatable. Check the pool schedule in advance. Swimming is £5.80 for adults and under 4s are free.

About a 10 minute drive 


Go Laser Tag 

Fun family event – outdoor laser tag from age 6 and up. No impact. Unique laser guns, great hosts, fun location. Pizza is included. Coffee hut and toilets. Pre-booking is a must. £29.99 per player for laser tag. Paintball (ages 10 and up) at the same location from £14.99 + paintballs..


St Christopher's Church

A friendly C of E church with a modern feel located near the centre of Warlingham. Sunday service is at 11 am, but services vary so do check the Facebook page (link above). Holds monthly brunch church service which is great for little ones. A member of the inclusive church network. 36 minute walk or 4 minute drive.


St Leonard's Church

13th century C of E church although largely (but sympathetically) rebuilt. Well worth a visit for the atmospheric churchyard and interior with beautifull stained glass and oak carvings. The churchyard contains the grave of the famous Thomas Kelly, Lord Mayor of London who left money to support the poor of the parish. Once a year Chelsham's own Dick Whittington is remembered at the Kelly service, where the Kelly bread is handed out. Services are held twice a month, check the Facebook page (link above) for details. 22 minute walk or 3 minute drive

For other faith groups in the area please visit Surrey Faith Links.

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