Although it wasn't mentioned in the Domesday Book, there is evidence that Warnham has been settled from the early 13th Century. Nowadays, it's a pretty West Sussex village with a village shop, church, two pubs, a direct line to London Victoria station and a short drive to Gatwick Airport.
If you're looking for things to do in or around Warnham this half-term, here are our top tips.
Warnham Nature Reserve
Warnham Nature Reserve is absolutely brimming with wildlife, with 400 species of plants and 100 species of bird. Your £2 entrance fee (free for under 16s) will gain access to the reserve's nature trail, boardwalks, hides and feeding stations - and there's a good chance of spotting a kingfisher!
To get a taste of what else you might see there, take a look at the Friends of Warnham Nature Reserve website. It's suitable for all the family, but you will need to leave the dog at home.
Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre, Horsham
Highly rated on Trip Advisor, Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre is a hidden gem, which is home to a huge variety of hawks, falcons, eagles, buzzards and owls. General admittance is very reasonably priced at £6 per adult, less for concessions, and will allow you to enjoy the birds and the park's beautiful gardens.
Huxley's also offers a number of experience days that allow you to really get up close and personal with the park's residents.
Gatwick Aviation Museum and Spitfire Experience
Warnham's close proximity to Gatwick is great news for plane enthusiasts - not only because of the international airport, but also because of the Gatwick Aviation Museum. It features examples of aircraft from Britain's Golden Age of aircraft manufacture, and you can learn about the key role Gatwick played in WWII.
If that's your kind of thing, you'll probably also want to visit The Spitfire Experience. It's pretty low key - we struggled to find booking details - but the reviews are amazing! Call Brian on 01403 700346 to make a booking.
Somewhere to Eat: The Greets Inn and Sussex Oak
After a busy day exploring the Warnham area, you'll want somewhere to rest up and have something to eat and drink. Fortunately, both Warnham's pubs have great reviews. The Greets Inn boasts unfussy food, plentiful options for vegetarians and… a ghost who's supposed to hang out by the fireplace!
Serving wholesome food, including freshly sourced fish and vegetarian dishes, the Sussex Oak is also a fantastic location to rest tired feet.
If you're looking for somewhere to live that's quintessentially English, yet with great transport links, Warnham might just be the place for you! Check out our lovely new apartments and houses situated in Church Street, Warnham.