Things to do
Since 2010 we have developed the Folly Tower and woodland to be a place that offers a good deal of interest and fun whether the tower is open or not.
The Folly woodland hides many sculptures for you to seek out.
Children love to look for the hare, the mole, the bat, the buzzard as well as the ‘sing a song of sixpence’ giant willow pie and 22* big blackbirds perched in the trees.
* 2 blackbirds live in the tower.
If you look carefully you will find Lord Berners himself, high in a tree. If he continues to saw the branch, he is bound to fall. The troll is keeping watch.
Lord Berners, when asked what the tower was for said ‘it is entirely useless’. Our fairly useless bridge was created with the same thought. However, children love to play on it and small animals could be living beneath it. Some children think it is a fairy bridge, others a troll bridge and trip trap over it.
The wooden cannon commemorating Oliver Cromwell in the Civil war points at Faringdon. Good for clambering on too
There are 2 sitting areas among the trees, as well as benches round the outside of the woodland. You could bring a picnic and enjoy the peacefulness and the views while children play on the logs and balances nearby.
You’ll find it easy to obey the ‘do not feed the giraffes’ sign as there are no giraffes in the woodland- yet.
Download and print our book mark with pictures and a list of all the Folly sculptures.
Faringdon and the surrounding area offer many places to visit and things to do.
You can find out about these on Faringdon.org things to do page.