|Boredom busting guide to the summer|
|Written by Lisa Walker|
Let's see if we can get through the summer holidays this year without hearing the words 'I'm bored'.
We're sure you've got a few tricks up your sleeves, and our what's on calendar shows events for children every day at Surrey's attractions, but we've picked out a few to get you started.
Running throughout the holidays:
The Great Garden Adventure at RHS Wisley is running throughout the holidays, with different activities taking place every day, including storytelling, music workshops, garden games, art activities, a safari trail and more. Children under 16 also get in free from July 21 to August 31 when accompanied by an adult.
Learn all about the Victorians at the Surrey History Centre in Woking. Activities for all ages will be taking place throughout the holidays and include making a Victorian toy, playing a Victorian board game, reading a 19th century newspaper and colouring in.
Every Wednesday in August:
Wiggly Wednesdays at Fishers Farm Park throughout August give children a chance to meet snakes, geckos and other slimy things.
Wild Wednesdays at Polesden Lacey offer a different activity every week, from den building to bug hunting.
Wonderful Wednesdays at the Weald & Downland Museum invite children to have a go at some countryside skills, traditional crafts, activities and games; these are held undercover in wet weather.
Every Thursday in August:
Activity Thursdays at the Rural Life Centre will take children back in time with demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Every Friday in August:
Birds of prey will be at Fishers Farm Park every week for Flying Fridays. There will be live demonstrations, photo sessions and even a chance to hold a bird.
Fun Fridays at Hatchlands Park include children's trails, activities and garden games. Why not take a picnic and stay there for the day.
Teddy Bears' Picnics:
The annual Teddy Bears' Picnic at Birdworld on August 1 includes fun, games, dancing and prizes.
The Teddy Bears' Picnic at Hollycombe Steam Museum on August 12 should be a fun day out, with a teddy trail, Punch & Judy, bouncy castle and face painting.
Denbies is holding its teddy picnic on August 20, when there will be train rides and storytelling.
A Teddy Bears' Picnic will take place at Leith Hill on August 26. Children are invited to drop by with their teddy and food and take part in crafts, face painting and storytelling.
One off events:
Peppa Pig will be popping up at Fishers Farm Park during the weekend of July 21 and 22. There will also be plenty of pig-related activities taking place including pig racing and a name the piglet competition.
Children should love hunting for insects and creating their own bug hotels duirng the Mini Beast Safari at Leith Hill on July 29.
Llama Open Day takes place at The Merry Harriers in Hambledon on August 15, where people of all ages will be given a chance to meet the friendly Surrey Hills Llamas herd and walk a llama for 20 minutes.
And finally, if you fancy travelling just slightly further afield, the Lollibop Festival in London sounds amazing. This event, from August 17-19, is billed as the big bash for little people and includes live entertainment on 10 stages as well as interactive zones such as the Enchanted Forest and the Science Lab. Big names on the bill include the ZingZillas, Dick and Dom, Mister Maker, The Gruffalo, Horrible Histories, Transformers Optimus Prime and Moshi Monsters.
We'd love you to tell us about your days out on chit-chat, or maybe you could review a local attraction you have visited, for other parents to read.
Have a great summer holiday, whatever you decide to do.