Croydon Camera Club
Croydon Camera Club

Things to Do. Where to Go.

You may wish to get out and about, but where is there to go?

Don't know where to go today?

Need Ideas?  Try the Photographers Resource Web Site for some interesting suggestions.

Visit The National Trust; Britain's national treasure.

Visit an English Heritage location; another of Britain's national treasures.

Visit Nerdy Day Trips for weird, wonderful, and truly exciting options!

Hairy Goat London tours; one of the best things to do in London.

Woods   The web site hosts information from many landowners about woods that are open to the public. Landowners represented include the Forestry Commission, National Trust, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, councils, organisations and individuals. VisitWoods is hosted by the Woodland Trust, and includes information on their woods, too.

There are over 11,500 woods in their database.

Planes Planes Planes

Gatwick Aviation Museum   The Gatwick Aviation Museum is an open-air aeroplane museum with over 20 big planes, mostly ex-RAF, all spread out just begging to be photographed.

Several planes you are able to enter. You may stick your head up the jet exhausts, and climb underneath. You are limited by only your photographic imagination.

The cost is a donation (£5) as the museum is run as a private charity.

They are not open most days, so check their web site. They will open by special request.

My experience: I spent all day there and felt there was still a lot to do. Take very wide angle lenses for inside planes, and those distorted close-up shots. Ashley


The British Wildlife Centre   The The British Wildlife Centre is privately owned organisation, well known for providing fabulous photographic conditions for shots that would take patience and an awful lot of luck to achieve in the wild! At the BWC enthusiastic amateurs and professional photographers alike will find all they need to get that perfect wildlife image.

It is on the Eastbourne Road (A22), Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6LF, about 20 miles south of CCC.

Beaver Water World   Try Beaver Water World; photographic days out at Tatsfield (near Westerham), Kent TN16 2JT. There are beavers, crocodiles, lizards, snakes, turtles, amphibians, and more.

Beaver Water World is also one of the club's sponsors.

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park   The The Port Lympne Wild Animal Park offer a range of experiences from short animal encounters to full day wildlife photography courses.

They have big cats, wild dogs, elephants, primates, bison, rhinoceros and tons more photogenic beasts.

It is at Lympne, near Hythe RH7 6LF, about 60 miles south east of CCC.

The Kent Wildlife Trust   The The Kent Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity in Kent and Medway, established in 1958.

They have over 61 nature reserves covering 3,000 hectares as well as 55 miles of roadside nature reserves. They have over 31,000 members and 1,000 volunteers supporting their work for wildlife.

Steam Trains

The Bluebell Railway   The The Bluebell Railway is a heritage Steam Railway running through the glorious Sussex countryside between Sheffield Park Station (TN22 3QL) and East Grinstead Station (close to Southern's station).

Keep an eye out for their special events which offer extra special excitement.

I note they also offer Fish and Chip Specials. Enough said...

The Watercress Line   The The Watercress Line runs the full 10 miles between the market towns of Alresford SO24 9JG, and Alton GU34 2PZ, in Hampshire. They are open every weekend from January through to the end of October, and also run midweek from May until September.

Have a look at their photograph gallery for a quick overview of their trains and the scenery you will enjoy.

Keep an eye out for their special events which offer extra special excitement.