Facilities

This page is designed to introduce the facilities that are available within Onslow Village, whether they be available for hire, such as the Village Hall and Church Hall, or free to use, such as the Arboretum and Recreation Ground.

 

All Saints Church Hall

All Saints Church Hall is located at the end of Vicarage Gate, and is used by a number of clubs and societies as well as being available for individual bookings. There is a well equipped kitchen, with cutlery and crockery, oven and microwave. There are recently refubished toilets and there is an area of parking immediately in front of the hall. The hall backs onto the Church playing field, making it a good venue for Summer events. The Church has its own website which is shown in the links section to the right.

Clubs and societies, directly or indirectly related to the church, that may be found here include:

  • Mothers' Union
  • Pause for Thought
  • Mother and Toddler Group
  • Play Group

Details for these may be found on the Clubs and Societies page.

 

Arboretum

Planted in 1995 by Guildford Borough Council and based on an idea from Merrist Wood College, Onslow Village Arboretum is located between the Recreation Ground, Manor Way and the A3. It is a wonderful collection of trees from around the World, brought together by wild-flower meadows and good paths. Access for wheelchairs and pushchairs is possible, probably most easily from Manor Way, where there is also a stop for the Number 18 bus (Mon-Sat).

The Arboretum has been designed around the theme of Around the World in Eighty Trees, including trees native to the continents as you would expect. The Aroretum is managed by Guildford Parks Service, including pruning and replacements. Sponsorship of trees is possible via the GBC Tree Sponsorship Scheme (see links to the right).

 

Playground/ Playarea

The Onslow Village playground is located with the Recreation Ground, next to the Arboretum, Tennis Courts and Scout Hut. It is fenced in with a low (about 3 foot tall) metal fence with a gate at either end. It's suitable for toddlers and juniors, with about 7 pieces of equipment including swings, slide and see-saw etc. There is a basketball hoop just outside the play area, suitable for slightly older children.

 

Public Toilets/ Conveniences

There are public conveniences located at the Recreation Ground, which are apparently open from 7am til 7pm, though this is not guaranteed. There are no specific baby changing facilities.

 

Recreation Ground

Bounded Manor Way, Farm Walk, Onslow Arboretum and Powell Close/ Onslow Infants, Onslow Village Recreation Ground includes a football pitch, Playground, Tennis Courts and Public Conveniences. It may be accessed from all sides, and set as it is within the conservation area, is a good place to relax.

 

Tennis Courts

There are four floodlit all weather tennis courts located next to the Onslow Village Recreation Ground. They are accessible from Farm Walk/ Wilderness Road, as well as from Manor Way, via the football pitch.

 

Onslow Village Hall

Located opposite the parade of shops at The Square on Wilderness Road, next to the junction with Orchard Road, Onslow Village Hall is centrally located and available for hire for a variety of uses.

There is a main hall, which can accommodate 220 people as an audience or 130 people dining or dancing, and also a smaller hall that can hold 30 people. There is a full kitchen with ovens, cutlery and crockery. There is a stage with lighting, black-out blinds, toilets and central heating. Many clubs and societies use the hall on a regular basis. Please see the link in the right-hand panel for more details, including hire-fees, booking contact details and activities for which the hall may be booked.

There is a good sized car park for those arriving by private transport, or stops for the Number 18 bus service at Farm Walk or Powell Close.

 

If you are the owner, manager or administrator of any of the above, and would like contact details to be added, please drop me an email (Contact Us) and I would be more than happy to add these. I'd only ask in return that you let me know when these details change in order that the site is up to date.

Omissions are not intentional.

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