Innovate Guildford Science & Arts Festival at G Live

If you are looking for events and activities for families in Surrey this week, you have come to the right place. Our what's on calendar has something for all ages. We've picked out the main ones here but please check the calendar for more ideas and information.

The weekend starts here

The Innovate Guildford Science and Arts Festival takes place at G Live on Saturday. This is a free, one-day festival, showcasing advanced technologies, giving an insight into the amazing knowledge, innovation and creativity in the region.

Guildford Fire Station open day on Saturday will include rescue demonstrations, Surrey Police, Secamb, Surrey 4X4, CPR demonstrations, refreshments, fire service vehicles, children's activities and more.

Discover what it was like to be a Roman soldier, learn about the weapons and tactics and listen to tales from a legionary of how he trained and fought during the Ruthless Romans workshop at Bourne Hall Museum on Saturday.

Let your little ones get creative in a Paint a Pot session at Chessington Garden Centre on Saturday or Sunday. This is ideal for children aged four and over and should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

The annual Brooklands Mini Day takes place on Sunday. From the oldest to the newest, this year’s event will see some of the earliest examples nestling among hundreds of Minis and their variations including vans and pickups.

The Make Space is open at Watts Gallery on Sunday. From printmaking to painting and sewing to sculpture, families can explore different kinds of materials and making, with a new activity every week.

See one of the best-loved musicals of all time, Bugsy Malone, at Cranleigh Arts Centre on Sunday. Sing along to Fat Sam’s Grand Slam and Bad Guys and follow the unlikely hero as he gets mixed up in the gangster world – along with their famous splurge guns!

All week

Wellness Walks at Polesden Lacey aim to help you reflect and recharge, guiding you to stunning viewpoints around the estate. Or, you can take part in an Unseen Spaces Tour at the estate, where you can see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

The History Walk at Claremont Landscape Gardens this week takes you on a journey through time in a garden that was once the playground of royalty.

Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey on Monday is a post natal exercise program that aims to help strengthen and stabilise the post pregnancy body, specifically targeting those weaker muscles. Classes vary each week to always keep exercises interesting and fun in the fabulous fresh air and beautiful grounds of Polesden Lacey.

On Tuesday morning, there will be some storytelling for the under-fives at The Lightbox Museum in Woking. This session will include stories, rhymes and some hands-on creative fun.

Join in with a dog walking social group at Claremont Landscape Garden on Wednesday - a chance for you and your four-legged companion to make some new friends and enjoy some fresh air and exercise.

If your toddler likes the outdoors, why not try Wild Tots at Nower Wood on Thursday or at Newlands Corner on Friday morning. These are sessions of Forest School inspired adventures, stories and discoveries in the woods. Booking is essential but can be on a pay as you go basis.

A Mother's Day planting weekend begins at the Squire's garden centres on Friday. Children can plant a beautiful gift for their mum and enjoy a flower maze activity sheet. Money raised from the plants will go to a children's hospice charity.

Hatch, Egg, Hatch! is an Early Years session taking place at Haslemere Museum on Friday. Children can listen to a story and get hands-on with a craft activity.

It looks like a nice sunny week here in Surrey according to the weather forecast, so enjoy the spring sunshine. We hope you enjoy your week, whatever you get up to.