Some places to visit around Headley



Alice Holt Forest and Forest Food Caterers

The facility was formerly run by the Forestry commision run as a visitors centre over a year ago, but now is an independently run, thriving coffee shop offering locally produced fare including fresh baguettes/sandwiches, home made soup, fair trade bean to cup coffee, an arrangement of other hot/cold drinks including herbal teas and fresh juices, hot snacks, lollies and ice cream.  We provide for all so you can happily come to the park and feed yourselves without worry as we are open 364 days a year. Also we can arrange catering for groups, parties, picnics, events and corporate functions.  Visit us at or call on 01420 521267.

Gilbert White's House and Titus Oates Museum

Come and enjoy a special day out at this fascinating and most original museum commemorating important individuals in the exploration of the natural world, set in an historic village in beautiful countryside. View the House and Museum, go for a walk around the delightful gardens and through the Park to see the follies, take tea in the Parlour and shop in the old billiard room.
Time and energy permitting, walk up the famous Gilbert White's Zigzag through the hanging beechwoods, return and tour the grounds. Or just sit and look at one of the most delightful views in the South of England.

Hollycome Steam Collection

Hollycombe is a unique collection of working steam powered attractions providing fun and entertainment for the whole family. The centre-piece is a complete Edwardian Fairground where you can experience all the fun of the fair from the 1870's; from the gentle "Golden Gallopers" to the first "White Knuckle" rides.
The fun continues as you experience our steam railways, and traction engine rides. Other attractions include period farming demonstrations, farm animals, sawmill and spectacular historic woodland gardens including azaleas and rhododendrons which are in bloom during May.

Mid Hants Railway - Watercress Line

The Alton, Alresford and Winchester Railway Company, which later became the original Mid Hants Railway, opened the line in 1865.
Following closure by British Railways in 1973 the Winchester and Alton Railway, later to become the present Mid Hants Railway, was formed between Alresford and Ropley.. After the lifted track was reinstated services were re-established to Medstead in 1983 and to Alton in 1985.

Updated 23 March, 2008