Southborough Common at night
Southborough Common in the day
Explore

Explore

Get your walking boots on and explore the delights of one of the oldest common spaces in the UK.

Discover

Discover

Reveal the animals and plants on a family wildlife adventure walk or find clues about the Common Windmill on an archaeological dig.

Learn

Learn

Study the ground beneath your feet and bring fun into fungi or learn about the 135 million year old dinosaur that was found.

Plan your visit

Southborough Common offers a fantastic wealth of opportunities to discover and learn, no matter what the season. You can take your pick, either choosing your own exploration around the Common or joining one of our guided activities.

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What's on...

Wednesday 30th May

Wildlife Walk

Come and join us for a half term wildlife ‘safari’ through Southborough Common. Find out about the different animals and plants that call the Common their home whilst enjoying a spring walk through a diverse area of natural beauty.

Thursday 19th July

Bat Walk

Learn about the bats that come and visit the Common at night and listen to their calls on our bat detectors. See if you can spot a pipistrelle or brown long-eared bat as they fly around the trees.

Friday 27th July

Archaeological Taster Day

Come and learn about archaeology on the Common for a couple of hours on this popular event. You can have a go at digging to reveal some hidden artefacts or scan the area with a metal detector. Try sieving identifying. recording and cleaning your finds. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary as all tools and instruction are provided