Chartwell House, 30 minutes' drive from the hotel, was once the family home of Winston Churchill. It's also thought that Henry VIII stayed here while courting Anne Boleyn, who lived nearby. Now maintained by the National Trust, the house contains a permanent collection of books, furniture and other mementos of the Churchill family. Extensive hillside gardens feature lakes and charming woodland.
You can enjoy stunning views as far as the Isle of Wight from the circular glass viewing pod of the British Airways i360 in Brighton, 50 minutes by car from the hotel. The i360 was designed by the architects behind the London Eye, and at 138 metres, is the world's tallest moving observation tower. Up to 200 visitors at a time can take a ride on this, one of the area's newest attractions.
Thanks to the rescue efforts of a local farmer, you'll see a number of different sheep wandering around when you take the pretty Lake Walk at Hever Castle, 25 minutes' drive from the hotel. Suffolks, zwartbles, texels and mules are just a few of the breeds nibbling at the grass here. The grounds of the 13th-century country estate, once home to Anne Boleyn, also feature ducks and beautiful swans.
Create family memories to treasure at Chessington World of Adventures resort, a 50-minute drive from the hotel. You'll find plenty of thrill-seeking and kid-friendly rides, plus regular shows. A zoo and a SEA LIFE centre offer over 1,000 animals including lions, tigers and pandas. Meanwhile, you can let the tiny Tarzans in your family swing through the trees on the few Go Ape High Ropes courses.
Royal Tunbridge Wells, half an hour's drive from the hotel, is one of the "Seven Wonders of the Weald". The other six, Chiddingstone Castle, Biddenden Vineyard, Groombridge Place, Hole Park, Scotney Castle and the Kent & East Sussex Railway, are regarded as some of the High Weald area's finest attractions. They're all within a short drive of each other, so you can see several in one day.
East Grinstead Train Station, East Grinstead,
The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line running for 11 mi (17.7 km) along the border between East and West Sussex, England, run by the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society. It uses steam trains which operate between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead, with intermediate stations at Horsted Keynes & Kingscote.
Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 1PS
Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life. The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal momentos' evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of a great statesman, writer, painter and family man. Additionally, every winter we put on a new temporary exhibition to explore Churchill in more detail and draw items out of storage.
Hever road, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
700 years of history at the romantic double moated castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. rooms contain furniture, tapestries,antiques, tudor paintings and 2 prayer books inscribed by Anne Boleyn. Adventure playgrounds, water maze and 100 year yew Maze
Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Greater London KT9 2NE
Visit Chessington World of Adventures Resort for a family adventure! Spin on KOBRA in the heart of Wild Asia, soar on Vampire in Transylvania, see giraffe, rhinos and flamingos on ZUFARI: Ride into Africa!, and try not to get soaked on Scorpion Express and Rameses Revenge! Meet the lions, tigers and gorillas in the Trail of the Kings, hiss with the snakes in Creepy Caves and get lost beneath the waves in the SEA LIFE centre, before letting your little monkeys play in the AMAZU Treetop Adventure.
Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4PE
A seasonal family events venue running a variety of attractions throughout the year including Tulleys Easter Fun, Tulleys Maze, world famous Halloween event - Tulleys Shocktober Fest, and the family friendly Spooktober Fest, and finally ending the year with the ever growing Tulleys Family Christmas event. Tulleys have the famous Tulleys Tea Room and Animal Patch which is open for most of the year every day of the week serving a range of delicious hot and cold food, cakes and drinks.
West Hoathley Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4NE
Nestled in the Sussex countryside with views across the High Weald, James & Margaret Beale chose an idyllic location to build their rural retreat. Designed by Philip Webb, Standen is one of the most complete examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. interiors and a story of family life in 1925. Outside, Mrs Beales passion for gardening inspires a major restoration of her 12-acre hillside garden.
South of England Showground, Concerts, Craft events, Fayres