A Day Out In And Around Uxbridge – For Over 50s
Set in 530 acres of stunning woodland with a beautiful lake at its heart, our Black Park Country Park course is in good company with Uxbridge just down the road. Here’s our favourite places to go, and things to do, if you’re in the area:
Where to go?
Dorneywood Garden, Burnham
Dorneywood house is an official residence for a secretary of the state or a minister of the Crown. Its gardens, however, are open to the public and are a wonderful example of 1930s garden design. As a visitor to the Gardens you can stroll around its rose garden and kitchen gardens as well as taking in the lily pond, stylish conservatory and herbaceous borders. The garden is open all year round and as a National Trust member you can enter for free.
What to do?
Walk along the Grand Union Canal
The mighty Grand Union Canal runs through the town of Uxbridge and makes for a pleasant waterside stroll. Join the canal at any point and walk for as long as you fancy. You will pass a number of pubs along the way so there is ample opportunity to stop off for a pint (or coffee if you prefer). Think of it as a well-deserved reward after your tree-top dare-devil antics! Head towards central London and it is easy to hop on the tube back to Uxbridge.
Where to eat?
Palm Suite Restaurant, Iver Heath
Palm Suite has been serving delicious meals to customers for more than 30 years. With its open grill, diners are able to see their food being prepared before their very eyes. Meals range from home-made burgers and fresh steaks to slow-cooked ribs, fish pies and veggie wraps. It is just round the corner from the famous Pinewood Studios, and many a star has been known to pop in to the restaurant for a bite to eat. As well as the possibility of a celebrity spot, another feature of Palm Suite is that they offer Go Ape customers 10% off their bill. It makes perfect sense.
And if you’re feeling adventurous?
Tree Top Adventure or Forest Segway
Before embarking on your tree-top adventure you will be fully briefed on safety, but it won’t be long before you find yourself flying down a zip wire, leaping from a Tarzan swing or making your way across a high rope crossing. Alternatively, explore the forest floor on our epic Forest Segways for a new experience with a down-to-earth twist. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or just fancy doing something you’ve never tried before, then Go Ape will help you release your inner Tarzan – and it’s never too late for that to happen.