Things to do in Orpington

Suburban town in south east London

“What is there to do in Orpington?” Well, this page is all about places to go in Orpington - but are we missing something? Let us know!


Quick links: Things to do      Children's Activities      Parks & Open spaces      

 

  Things to do

 
Petts Wood And Hawkwood FREE
National Trust - An oasis of peace and tranquillity only 13 miles south-east from the centre of London.
2 miles

 
Chislehurst Caves
The caves at Chislehurst are a labyrinth of man made tunnels forming a maze covering over six hectares thirty metres below ground.  Website 
Suggested by Andy Warren, Dover
3.3 miles
2: Poor
 
Home Of Charles Darwin (Down House)
English Heritage - Down House is a site of outstanding international significance. Here the famous scientist Charles Darwin lived.
3.4 miles

 
Lullingstone Castle And World Garden
Home of The National Collection of Eucalyptus & scene of BBC 2’s ‘Save Lullingstone Castle’ & 'Return to Lullingstone Castle'.  Website 
4.1 miles
3: Good
 
Swanley New Barn Railway
The SNBR is set in the picturesque Swanley park, which contains many attractions as well as the railway.  Website 
4.3 miles
3: Good
 
Eagle Heights
One of the UK's largest Bird of Prey Centres as well as being home to a whole host of wildlife animals.  Website 
Suggested by Paul Dunbar, Watford
4.3 miles
3: Good


 
Lullingstone Roman Villa
English Heritage - Among the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain.
4.5 miles

 
Eynsford Castle
English Heritage - The substantial stone walls of a very early Norman 'enclosure castle', begun c.1085-7.
4.9 miles

 

  Children's Activities

 
Lost Island Encounter Adventure Golf
Entertaining for all the family, why not test your skills on our stunning Lost Island Encounter adventure golf course.  Website 
4.5 miles
3: Good
 

  Parks & Open spaces

 
Goddington Park
Childrens play area, bowling, football, cricket, rugby, tennis, car park.  Website 
Less than a mile
3.5: Very good
 
Priory Gardens
Ornamental gardens with lake and childrens play area.  Website 
Less than a mile
2: Poor
 
Poverest Park And Covet Wood
Childrens play area, bowling, football, tennis, car park.  Website 
Less than a mile
3: Good
 
Darrick Wood And Common
Ancient, semi-natural and broad-leaved woodland, meadows, hedgerows and ponds.  Website 
1.5 miles
3: Good
 
High Elms Country Park
Open common and woodland with visitor facilities.  Website 
1.6 miles
3: Good
 
Farnborough Recreation Ground
Childrens play area, football, cricket, tennis, car park. outdoor gym.  Website 
1.7 miles
3: Good
 
Sandway Park
Childrens play area, football, teenage shelter, multi-use court.  Website 
1.9 miles
3: Good
 
Farnborough Common
Open common and woodland.  Website 
2.1 miles
3: Good
 
St Pauls Cray Hill Country Park
Open common and woodland.  Website 
2.2 miles
3: Good
 
Hoblingwell Wood Recreation Ground
Childrens play area, multi-use court, football, american football, rugby, car park.  Website 
2.3 miles
3: Good
 
Riverside Gardens
Ornamental gardens and boating pond.  Website 
2.5 miles
4: Very good
 
Padmall Wood
Diversity of habitats including wetlands, heathland, acid grassland and a variety of woodland.  Website 
2.6 miles
3: Good
 
Jubilee Country Park
Open common and woodland with childrens play area.  Website 
2.8 miles
3: Good
 
Keston Common
Diversity of habitats including wetlands, heathland, acid grassland and a variety of woodland.  Website 
2.8 miles
3: Good
 
Scadbury Park Nature Reserve
Open common and woodland.  Website 
3.3 miles
3: Good
 
Northumberland Heath Recreation Ground
Includes 3 football pitches, 2 rugby pitches, 2 hard tennis courts, basketball facilities, children's playground, bowling green.  Website 
3.7 miles
3: Good
 
Chislehurst Recreation Ground
Park with childrens play area and sports facilities.  Website 
3.8 miles
3: Good
 
Foots Cray Meadows
Foots Cray Meadows is situated in the less densely populated, south-east corner of the London Borough of Bexley.  Website 
3.9 miles
3: Good
 
Norman Park
Park with childrens play area and sports facilities.  Website 
3.9 miles
3: Good
 
Blackbush & Twenty Acre Shaw Woods
These two magnificent adjacent woods lie in the Downe Valley near the village of Cudham, in the London Borough of Bromley.
4.1 miles
3: Good

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We hope that you’ve found plenty of fun and free things to do in Orpington, if we’ve missed any of your local favourites then do let us know. We aim to be the best website to help adults, families and children find great new ideas for places to go and stuff to do in your free time. There’s hopefully something for everyone here of all ages and interests.

So if you’re looking for the best days out in your area, places to visit, things to do with the kids, free attractions, local restaurants, good hotels or even shopping centres, then check out Never Be Bored. There are so many interesting places to visit and things to see and do near Orpington across the UK and Ireland. This site aims to bring them all together in one place. We’ve got the best visitor attractions including National Trust and English Heritage sites, castles, museums, parks and gardens, heritage centres, steam railways, theme parks, zoos, aquariums, beaches, national parks and wildlife reserves.

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