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6 reasons why Horsham is the perfect UK staycation spot

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The growing popularity of ‘staycations’ or holidaying in the UK has led to more and more people discovering the UK’s hidden gems and choosing to stay rather than go to the cost and effort of booking holidays abroad. Continue reading to discover our 6 top reasons why Horsham is the perfect place if you are looking for your next staycation spot!

1. Fun activities

With activities all the family will enjoy, Horsham is a fantastic location to visit if you have children. With plenty to see and do, including Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens you will never run out of things to keep the kids entertained! Huxley’s Birds of Prey Centre is featured in the grounds of the Hillier Garden Centre, so after getting up close and personal with eagles, hawks and owls, you can enjoy picking out a new plant for your garden!

2. Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is hands-down one of the best things ever invented, so if you are going to be in Horsham for any length of time, having afternoon tea has to be on your to-do list! Leonardslee House is a haven of peace and quiet. You will be able to have a leisurely walk in the tranquil surroundings of the Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, before indulging in a spot of afternoon tea.

3. Relaxation

If you are in need of some pampering and restoration, The Chapel at Horsham is the place to do it. Offering a unique, multi-award-winning approach to guests, and instead of telling you what you should look like, our expert hair stylists will sit down and have a real, lengthy conversation with you over a coffee, wine or soft drink and listen to how you feel about your hair and the style you would like. Providing a tailored experience to each guest, we are a quiet refuge only an hour away from the hustle and bustle of London.

4. Historic town centre

Horsham’s town centre is known for its mediaeval architecture and Sussex heritage, but it also offers a diverse array of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. You will be able to peruse modern, shopping staples such as John Lewis and Waitrose; as well as smaller boutiques offering artisanal and handcrafted items.

5. Interesting walks

Warnham Local Nature Reserve is a fantastic place to visit if you love nature and wildlife. The reserve is a 2-acre piece of land which is abundant with wildlife as it contains more than 100 species of bird and more than 400 plant species! There are several bird hides scattered throughout the reserve, so this is a great place to take children if you want to teach them about the various bird species. There are also over 21 varieties of dragonfly living in the park, so you should definitely keep your eyes peeled!

6. Theatre

There are plenty of things to do in Horsham even if it is raining, so if you get caught in a shower, why not visit The Capitol? This entertainment complex houses a 410-seat theatre, two cinema screens, a gallery and a café. So, watch a film or attend the latest play, and then you can enjoy some lunch or a well-deserved cake!

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