We spent a glorious afternoon at the Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park in Churt. We visited with an open mind, not really knowing what to expect. It turned out that even our excitable toddler and stroppy teenager could not spoil this experience!
We entered an enchanted woodland, following a meandering pathway through lush plants and trees, experiencing immediately the weird and wonderful. In excited anticipation we passed brilliantly positioned sculptures, popping up through the greenery, dangling from the sky, surprising you at your feet.
Strolling along criss-cross paths taking us around lakes filled with huge fish swimming amongst floating innovations, past trickling waterfalls and streams and up landscaped hillsides, our surroundings were breathtaking. Combined with the unexpected and unusual and often amusing exhibits, there was definitely something for everyone here.
Over 200 classical and modern sculptures are on display, created from all manner of materials: glass, wood, metal, bronze, stone even bric a brac. I loved so many of them but my absolute favourite was the four horses made entirely from plastic We stood for ages deciphering what each horse was constructed of - children's toys, TVS, mannequins, typewriters, shoes, telephones and kitchen equipment!
We would love to go back again maybe when the season changes in the Autumn and perhaps finish our day out at one of the local pubs hidden in Farnham's beautiful countryside.
The Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park is open every day from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Admission is reasonably priced at £6.00 for adults, £3.00 for children and under 5's Free – worth every penny.
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