We are looking at places in Farnham at the moment, but it's about an hour away from where we're currently based. Feeling a bit scared about moving to a new place we don't really know, even though it seems really nice when walking around. Will have one toddler 2.8 ish by the time we move, and one newborn. Are there nice places to take little ones, and places for new mums on maternity leave to pass the time in relative sanity? Recommended parks, playgrounds, cafes, soft play places, parent groups etc?
Also, does anyone commute into London from there and what's it like doing that on a daily basis?
We just moved here, been here 3 months and loving it. My kids are older but my friend has little ones. She goes to soft play area, also spends a lot of time outdoors in Alice Holt Forest. Very pretty with great fenced in swings etc. Farnham Park, where Castle is located is also great. Some garden centres have small animals and cosy area for small kids where you can sit and chat. Starbucks and Costa are child friendly. I went to an amazing garden with Sculptures. There is Birdworld. Leisure centre with pool. Gostrey Meadow is lovely with stream.
hi both I too am looking to move into the area from London and have an offer on a property on Arthur Road that I have my fingers crossed on. Can anyone tell me anything about this area and whether it would be a good choice or is there another area in Farnham that we should be looking at? We have a 5month little girl. Is it quite easy to meet people/other mums? thanks nikki
Farnham is a lovely town and you and your family will love it. I know lots of friends who have moved from London to farnham and have not looked back. Arthur Road is in South Farnham where you can walk into the town and the train is a 5/10 minute walk, which goes to London. It has some fantastic schools one being the best in the country (south farnham school). You will make great friends and find lots to do with your daughter now and as she grows up. any other questions please feel free to ask and i will try and answer them for you.
Was the offer accepted Muesli? We moved to Upper Hale from London last year and absolutely love it.
Sniffy types don't seem to rate this end of Farnham but there is an amazing amount of things to do with kids, everyone's really friendly and you can walk into town through Farnham Park in less than half an hour which is lovely lovely. I get the bus back because it's steep and I'm lazy!
Today was Hale Carnival Day with a fair on the rec - it was great. We've only been here a few months and said hello to so many people we knew. Small children definitely help you meet people!
No, we could only make a low offer and someone else made a better one. Obviously wasn't to be. Looked at another place in the centre of town, but in the end, went for a cottage in Hersham and was accepted last week - v exciting, even though Farnham would have been lovely too.