It’s the weekend, and your kids say they are bored and nothing to do or you yourself would like to go out. The question you then ask, is what can I do in Croydon? That’s why we have put this article together to give you a few ideas, with a little help from TripAdvisor.
Croydon Airport Visitor Centre
Style: Museums, Traveller Resources, More
Purley Way, Airport House, Croydon CR0 0XZ
Barry of Croydon gives his review about the visit to Croydon Airpoty Visitor Centre:
A marvelous visit to the UK’s first commercial airport! Open on the first Sunday of each month is the original control tower at Croydon airport. With the help of a volunteer workforce a guide will take you around the inside and out of the control tower which includes a museum. Upto 2 hours on a tour and then a sit down and drink makes for a wonderful insight into the first commercial airport in the UK.
Style: Shopping, Shopping Malls
George Street, Boxpark Croydon, Croydon CR0 1LD
According to their website, Boxpark “utilises a unique position in being able to offer affordable and flexible conditions for lifestyle brands, cafes, restaurants and galleries to trade and succeed.” Collab of Crawley gives their thoughts about Croydon’s Boxpark:
Nice experience but could improve in reducing waste! So much choice of food all under the same roof. No recycling though. Luckily one (Kothu Kothu) filled my container instead. Another (The Noodle Bar) recycled the box for us. The last (can’t remember the name) let us sit in and so the fries and shake were in real kitchenware.
Museum Of Croydon
Style: Museums, Speciality Museums
Central Library 1 Croydon Clocktower Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
This particular review comes from Karen of Croydon:
Love this local museum! I am a regular visitor to this Museum which never ceases to delight me. It highlights social history through the use of personal and well collated items from people and companies in the area and goes through the decades.
Style: Fun & Games, Nature & Parks, Playgrounds
Cornwall Road, Croydon CR0 4JS
Belle of Croydon got out and about in Croydon and visited Wandle Park, and here is what she thought:
Lovely! Such a great park. Lots of trees and different areas to explore. They have a skateboard area, get fit area and lots of children’s places too. Great for all ages.
Croham Hurst Woods
Style: Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Upper Selsdon Road | (also accessible from Croham Manor Road), Croydon CR2 7BL
Here are a couple of reviews about Croham Hurst Woods in Croydon:
DP of London:
Unparalleled place to walk the dog! I live very close to here, and walk my dog there as often as I can. But it took me a year to realise just how huge it is, and how it’s not just the woods. I’ve not been on a weekend, but it seems to be mostly adults, and their kids, most walking dogs, so it feels really safe as a single dog-walker, unlike many other places. Definitely worth the steep walk up for amazing views.
Howard of Croydon:
Lovely views! A wonderful place to enjoy a walk. Quiet, peaceful. Wonderful views. Dog friendly. Clean. Free parking.
Style: Animals Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Foxearth Road, Croydon CR2 8DW
Here is what Allan of Croydon has to say about his visit to Littleheath Woods in Croydon:
Brilliant in all seasons! As someone who used to be a part of the friends of these woods I can assure people that huge amounts of work go on behind the scenes.
Many of the seats are manufactured on the spot from local wood that is felled sensitively. Huge efforts to manage the woods goes on to keep them as they would have been for a hundred years or so.
They sparkle in winter and the spring and autumn colours are marvelous. There is one of the largest badger sets in the country and the opportunity for seeing birds of all sorts is high.
Signs at all entrances are informative and give a good representation of the layout. They are not easy to find as they are surrounded by houses and have small footpaths as entrances.
Style: Animals Nature & Parks
Farm Lane (Also entrance via Shirley Way), Croydon
Jennifer of Croydon talks about her experience at Miller’s Pond in Croydon:
Well kept little local park. This is a pretty little park with a large pond, all of which is lovingly maintained by local residents. Children love to come and see and feed the ducks and geese and wander over the board walk.
Style: Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
80 Tamworth Road, Croydon CR0 1XX
Ray of Ashford talks about his night out at Mecca Croydon for some bingo:
Bingo fun! A good night out and such a laugh with some old friends, we didn’t win anything but it was so much fun amongst mates. Food and drinks are very reasonably priced. Toilets onsite were clean. Staff friendly.
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