Month Flat Week Day

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Bat Walks at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Discover these wonderful creatures on our ranger-guided walks. See the bats dart and dive and hear their 'silent' nocturnal calls with special detectors.

Spend an evening with the rangers at Polesden Lacey discovering all that is hidden in the dark. The majority of the evening will be spent looking and listening out for bats swooping across the night sky. We also hope to set up a moth 'trap' to enable us to see what sort of soft winged beasties are out in Polesden during the evening. Weather permitting there may be opportunities to do some simple star gazing.

Saturdays from 21 Jul-25 Aug and Wednesdays from 1-29 Aug 2018, 9.30-11.30pm. Adult £8, child £4 plus normal admission. Call 01372 452048 to book.

Luna Cinema for kids at Priory Park, Reigate

All day

Going to the cinema with young children can be stressful; getting little people to sit still for over an hour, negotiating constant snack and toilet breaks whilst also trying to stay quiet can be tough. That is why this year the UK’s leading open air cinema company The Luna Cinema is launching Luna Kids Cinema, the UK’s first and only open-air cinema experience designed specifically for families and children of all ages.

 

Priory Park, Reigate

                  15 August / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

                  16 August / The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

                  16 August / Despicable Me 3 (2017)

                  16 August / Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

                  17 August / Tangled (2010)

                  17 August / Paddington 2 (2017)

                  17 August / Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

                  18 August / Lion King (1994)

                  18 August / The Incredibles (2004)

                  18 August / Cinderella (2016)

                  19 August / Finding Dory (2016)

                  19 August / Cars 3 (2017)

                  19 August / Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

                  20 August / Moana (2016)

                  20 August / Zootropolis (2016)

                  20 August / Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

 

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Wiggly Weekend at Fishers Farm

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This family favourite encompasses a full weekend of fun, entertainment, and hands-on encounters with a selection of fascinating reptiles, bugs and amphibians from around the world. These captivating creatures will be presented by our very own expert ‘Nicky’ from ‘Animal Extravaganza’ who will share her passion for these wonderful ‘wigglies’ with live participation sessions throughout your day. She brings creatures such as snakes, tarantulas, lizards, geckos, cockroaches, you name it, Nicky’s probably got it!

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Guildford-on-Sea 2018

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Enjoy all the fun of the seaside again this August as Guildford transforms the banks of the River Wey into Guildford-on- Sea, a pleasure beach for all the family slap bang in the centre of town.

Located next to The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford’s urban beach is free to enter and will be open daily from 10am – 6pm, 16 to 18 August 2018. 

Complete with bucketfuls of sand, deck chairs, balloons, Punch & Judy shows, free face painting and candyfloss, it’s the ideal place to have fun with the kids after a busy day at the shops. Guildford-on-Sea promises to make waves throughout the town, with a great selection of summertime entertainment.

 

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

Minibeast Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In summer, Winkworth comes alive with all sorts of interesting creatures. Follow the trail and see what you can spot. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Carnivorous Plant Society Show at RHS Wisley

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:15 am - 4:30 pm

Fascinating displays of carnivorous plants from around the world. Talks on the planting, care and use of these plants in the garden. Unusual plants and books for sale. 

Tiny Explorers at Hampton Court Palace - activities for under 4s

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Tiny Explorers Under 4's activities at Hampton Court Palace Explore and play in the palace together! Discover the stories of Hampton Court Palace in our multi-sensory sessions for under 4s. Through music, movement, messy play and more, you and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories. Come and discover the palace together guided by a specialist facilitator. Our spring terms runs on selected Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 February – 24 March We run three sessions on each day: Babies (non-walkers) 10.30 – 11.30 Walkers (up to 4yrs) 13.00 – 14.00 Walkers (up to 4yrs) 14.30 – 15.30 Prices £6 per session (£5 for members) Each ticket allows entry for one child and up to two adults. Tiny Explorer tickets do not include full palace entry. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Find out more here: http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-pal ... explorers/ https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-pa ... and-times/ Or for more information please call 020 3166 6000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vintage and steam at Weald and Downland

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Take a step back in time and experience the nostalgic sights and sounds of an era when steam and world class engineering powered the country!

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Minibeast Crafts at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Build a portable hotel for the minibeasts in your garden to live in. Normal admission applies, £1.50 per craft.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Weyfest Music Festival nr Farnham

All day

Weyfest is a premium boutique-style festival which has been held in Tilford, Surrey in August each year since 2007. At Weyfest you will experience fine foods, wines, ales, ciders and lagers, cocktails and champagne bars - all at reasonable prices.  There are plenty of posh CLEAN toilets that are topped up with supplies all weekend, a beautiful camp site with wonderful hot showers and great sound quality from the 4 stages, all set in 10 acres of stunning woodland of the Rural Life Centre museum - home to 40,000 fascinating artefacts of country life. There's plenty to entertain all ages, quite apart from the fabulous music! 

 

Treasure Island - Open-Air Theatre at Squire's Milford

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Squire’s Garden Centre in Milford (Surrey) is hosting an open-air theatre production of “Treasure Island” on Saturday 18th August and Monday 27th August.
 
Bring a picnic, and a blanket or chair, and soak up the atmosphere in the stunning garden setting at Squire’s in Milford. Entrance is 6pm, and the show is 7-9pm with a short interval.
 
Tickets are £14 for adults and £9 for children (under 4’s are free), or £40 for a family of 4. Book at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Open Air Cinema at Guildford Lido

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Three much loved family classic films are showing at Guildford Lido this summer. 

  • Finding Nemo - Friday 17 August
  • Pitch Perfect - Saturday 18 August
  • The Fast and the Furious - Sunday 19 August

Swimming and slides available from 7-8pm. Film from 8.30pm. Deck chairs £13 / Standard £10.

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018

Train rides at Great Cockrow Railway

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 1:30 am - 5:00 am

The Great Cockcrow Railway is open every Sunday from 6th May until 28th October. We operate from 1.30pm till 5.00pm with the booking office closing at 4:45pm.

We will also be running on Wednesdays from 1st to 29th August. Trains run from 1:00pm till 4:00pm, with the last tickets being sold at 3.45pm.

 

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Luna Cinema for kids at Priory Park, Reigate

All day

Going to the cinema with young children can be stressful; getting little people to sit still for over an hour, negotiating constant snack and toilet breaks whilst also trying to stay quiet can be tough. That is why this year the UK’s leading open air cinema company The Luna Cinema is launching Luna Kids Cinema, the UK’s first and only open-air cinema experience designed specifically for families and children of all ages.

 

Priory Park, Reigate

                  15 August / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

                  16 August / The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

                  16 August / Despicable Me 3 (2017)

                  16 August / Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

                  17 August / Tangled (2010)

                  17 August / Paddington 2 (2017)

                  17 August / Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

                  18 August / Lion King (1994)

                  18 August / The Incredibles (2004)

                  18 August / Cinderella (2016)

                  19 August / Finding Dory (2016)

                  19 August / Cars 3 (2017)

                  19 August / Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

                  20 August / Moana (2016)

                  20 August / Zootropolis (2016)

                  20 August / Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

 

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Wiggly Weekend at Fishers Farm

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This family favourite encompasses a full weekend of fun, entertainment, and hands-on encounters with a selection of fascinating reptiles, bugs and amphibians from around the world. These captivating creatures will be presented by our very own expert ‘Nicky’ from ‘Animal Extravaganza’ who will share her passion for these wonderful ‘wigglies’ with live participation sessions throughout your day. She brings creatures such as snakes, tarantulas, lizards, geckos, cockroaches, you name it, Nicky’s probably got it!

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

Minibeast Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In summer, Winkworth comes alive with all sorts of interesting creatures. Follow the trail and see what you can spot. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Surrey Classic Vehicle Club display at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Come and see these wonderful vehicles from the Surrey Classic Vehicle Club in the glorious setting of Polesden Lacey.

Sun 19 Aug 2018, 10am-4.30pm. Free with normal admission.

Carnivorous Plant Society Show at RHS Wisley

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:15 am - 4:30 pm

Fascinating displays of carnivorous plants from around the world. Talks on the planting, care and use of these plants in the garden. Unusual plants and books for sale. 

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

The Make Space at Watts Gallery

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

No space at home to be messy? Drop in to the Make Space. From printmaking to painting and sewing to sculpture, families can explore different kinds of materials and making.

Florabundance at Watts Gallery

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Thursday & Sundays throughout August, 11am – 4pm

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop.

Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings.

Minibeast Crafts at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Build a portable hotel for the minibeasts in your garden to live in. Normal admission applies, £1.50 per craft.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Pony Magic at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pony rides for children. A truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. Children are led on a 3-5 minute ride, suitable for 2-11 year olds.

Teddy Bears Picnic at Mizens Railway

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

No booking required, just drop in.

Train rides at Mizens Miniature Railway in Knaphill

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mizens Railway is now open every Sunday afternoon, 2-5pm, until 30th September, plus Thursday afternoons (also 2-5pm) during August.

Open Afternoon at Guildford Model Engineering in Stoke Park

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks. Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor "garden" railways will be running, as will our OO gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available.

Lazy Jazz Sundays at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a lazy afternoon listening to live music every Sunday this summer as well as August Bank Holiday Monday. 

Spread out your rug on the South Lawn, take time to peruse the Sunday papers and relax with a picnic listening to wonderful live music every Sunday from June into September and also August Bank Holiday Monday.

In the case of wet weather, the musicians will play inside the house for you to enjoy their music as you explore Mrs Greville's country home.

Sundays from 22 Jul-16 Sep 2018, 2-4pm. Free with normal admission.

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Weyfest Music Festival nr Farnham

All day

Weyfest is a premium boutique-style festival which has been held in Tilford, Surrey in August each year since 2007. At Weyfest you will experience fine foods, wines, ales, ciders and lagers, cocktails and champagne bars - all at reasonable prices.  There are plenty of posh CLEAN toilets that are topped up with supplies all weekend, a beautiful camp site with wonderful hot showers and great sound quality from the 4 stages, all set in 10 acres of stunning woodland of the Rural Life Centre museum - home to 40,000 fascinating artefacts of country life. There's plenty to entertain all ages, quite apart from the fabulous music! 

 

Open Air Cinema at Guildford Lido

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Three much loved family classic films are showing at Guildford Lido this summer. 

  • Finding Nemo - Friday 17 August
  • Pitch Perfect - Saturday 18 August
  • The Fast and the Furious - Sunday 19 August

Swimming and slides available from 7-8pm. Film from 8.30pm. Deck chairs £13 / Standard £10.

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Luna Cinema for kids at Priory Park, Reigate

All day

Going to the cinema with young children can be stressful; getting little people to sit still for over an hour, negotiating constant snack and toilet breaks whilst also trying to stay quiet can be tough. That is why this year the UK’s leading open air cinema company The Luna Cinema is launching Luna Kids Cinema, the UK’s first and only open-air cinema experience designed specifically for families and children of all ages.

 

Priory Park, Reigate

                  15 August / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

                  16 August / The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

                  16 August / Despicable Me 3 (2017)

                  16 August / Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

                  17 August / Tangled (2010)

                  17 August / Paddington 2 (2017)

                  17 August / Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

                  18 August / Lion King (1994)

                  18 August / The Incredibles (2004)

                  18 August / Cinderella (2016)

                  19 August / Finding Dory (2016)

                  19 August / Cars 3 (2017)

                  19 August / Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

                  20 August / Moana (2016)

                  20 August / Zootropolis (2016)

                  20 August / Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

 

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Summer Holiday Fun at Brooklands Museum

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Thursday this summer holiday (from 30th July – 23rd August) our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4pm (subject to weather). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill or along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team. This event does not run on Friday.

Monday - Friday this summer holiday. Look out for Bertie the Brooklands Bear, who will be making guest appearances, pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old, have a go on our Pedal Planes or join in with our family workshop. Also, London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area.

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

50 Things Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whether it’s rolling down a hill, building a den or making a grass trumpet, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for mini adventurers to tick 50 Things activities off their list. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This post natal exercise program 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.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Great British Woodshop summer workshops

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 4:00 pm

At the Great British Woodshop we have a variety of classes starting from age 8 and also several classes for 11-16 year olds to keep them occupied during the summer. Children age 8-10 will need to be with an accompanying adult. All classes are bookable online at www.greatbritishwoodshop.co.uk or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 26th July - Computer Game Rack (age 11-16) 10.30am–3pm
  • 27th July - Vintage BiPlane Shelf (age 11-16 and adults) 10.30-3pm
  • 2nd August -Wooden Pencil Case/Bits and Bobs Box (age 11-16) 9.30am-12.30pm
  • 3rd August - Games Console Holder/Cradle (age 11-16) 10am-12.30pm
  • 4th August - Parent and Child Build a Car Challenge and Race (age 8-16) 10am-12.30pm
  • 8th August - Boomerang Challenge (age 8-16)10am-12.30pm
  • 8th August - Make a boat that floats (age 8-16 ) 2pm-4pm
  • 9th August - Propeller Clock (age 11-16) 10.30am – 3.30pm
  • 10th August - Personalised door plaque (age 11-16) 10am–12noon
  • 10th August - Lap tray (age 11-16) 2pm-5pm
  • 20th August - Floating shelf (age 11-16) 9.30am-12noon
  • 21st August - Make a Birdhouse (age 11-16) 10 am-1 pm
  • 21st August - Secret book hiding place (age 11-16|) 2pm-4.30pm
  • 22nd August - Jewellery Box (age 11-16) 10am-1pm
  • 22nd August - Personalised door plaque (age 11-16) 2pm-4pm

Woodwork Saturday Club - £25 per session for 11-16 year olds. (Maximum of 6). Students will learn a wide range of valuable skills including respect for tools and carpentry and construction skills such as measuring, sawing, drilling, sanding, shaping, assembly, and painting. Next sessions:  11th Aug (Personalised bookends) 10am-12 and 2-4pm 8th Sept (Group project – learn to build a pallet chair together) 10am-12 and 2-4pm  

Early Birds at Haslemere Museum

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Family Drop-in Event

Monday 20 August | 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Special opening for families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition to come along and enjoy the Museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public. The galleries will be open and there will be an opportunity to handle special objects

By donation | Booking Essential

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown this summer.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Magic Monday's at The Swan Shopping Centre, Leatherhead

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Swan Centre in Leatherhead are putting on Magic Monday's every Monday in August. With a chance to walk a tight rope, have a go on a unicycle and spin plates to watch a fantastic magic show. Free entry from 11 am to 3pm.

Storytime at RHS Wisley

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 11:30 am - 11:50 am

Bring your children along to our weekly Storytime sessions in the Wisley Garden Library where they can get lost in the natural world of creepy-crawlies and garden adventures.

Sessions last around 20 minutes and run every Monday (except Bank Holidays). Suitable for under 5yrs accompanied by an adult.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Storytelling at Winkworth Arboretum

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Fun filled teddy bears’ picnic with storytelling and songs to delight young and old. Please bring your own picnic, and don’t forget your teddy bear! Normal admission applies, plus £3 per child, accompanying adults free.

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018

Great British Woodshop summer workshops

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 4:00 pm

At the Great British Woodshop we have a variety of classes starting from age 8 and also several classes for 11-16 year olds to keep them occupied during the summer. Children age 8-10 will need to be with an accompanying adult. All classes are bookable online at www.greatbritishwoodshop.co.uk or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 26th July - Computer Game Rack (age 11-16) 10.30am–3pm
  • 27th July - Vintage BiPlane Shelf (age 11-16 and adults) 10.30-3pm
  • 2nd August -Wooden Pencil Case/Bits and Bobs Box (age 11-16) 9.30am-12.30pm
  • 3rd August - Games Console Holder/Cradle (age 11-16) 10am-12.30pm
  • 4th August - Parent and Child Build a Car Challenge and Race (age 8-16) 10am-12.30pm
  • 8th August - Boomerang Challenge (age 8-16)10am-12.30pm
  • 8th August - Make a boat that floats (age 8-16 ) 2pm-4pm
  • 9th August - Propeller Clock (age 11-16) 10.30am – 3.30pm
  • 10th August - Personalised door plaque (age 11-16) 10am–12noon
  • 10th August - Lap tray (age 11-16) 2pm-5pm
  • 20th August - Floating shelf (age 11-16) 9.30am-12noon
  • 21st August - Make a Birdhouse (age 11-16) 10 am-1 pm
  • 21st August - Secret book hiding place (age 11-16|) 2pm-4.30pm
  • 22nd August - Jewellery Box (age 11-16) 10am-1pm
  • 22nd August - Personalised door plaque (age 11-16) 2pm-4pm

Woodwork Saturday Club - £25 per session for 11-16 year olds. (Maximum of 6). Students will learn a wide range of valuable skills including respect for tools and carpentry and construction skills such as measuring, sawing, drilling, sanding, shaping, assembly, and painting. Next sessions:  11th Aug (Personalised bookends) 10am-12 and 2-4pm 8th Sept (Group project – learn to build a pallet chair together) 10am-12 and 2-4pm  

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Powerful plants at Butser Ancient Farm

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

As part of the Summer of Science & Sorcery, have a go at textiles and nettle fibres, cooking, making wooden pendants, woodwork, making nettle pesto and thatching.

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Summer Holiday Fun at Brooklands Museum

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Thursday this summer holiday (from 30th July – 23rd August) our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4pm (subject to weather). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill or along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team. This event does not run on Friday.

Monday - Friday this summer holiday. Look out for Bertie the Brooklands Bear, who will be making guest appearances, pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old, have a go on our Pedal Planes or join in with our family workshop. Also, London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

50 Things Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whether it’s rolling down a hill, building a den or making a grass trumpet, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for mini adventurers to tick 50 Things activities off their list. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Recycles plastic jelly fish workshops at WWF’s Living Planet Centre

All day

Did you know that our oceans cover over 70% of our planet? This summer we will be travelling into the deep blue ocean to celebrate some of the special marine wildlife that lives there and to find out practical things we can all do to help protect our seas. Families will create beautiful arts & crafts inspired by the big blue ocean which you can take home or add to our summer artwork in the learning zone. Workshops take place across August, see website for dates Suitable for ages 4+. Free, suggested donation £3 per child.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Special Stamps at Haslemere Museum

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

For ages 5-11years.

Tuesday 21 August | 10.30 am – 12.00 noon

See how stamps are used to commemorate people and events and design a commemorative stamp for the Museum’s 130th anniversary      

Members £5 | Non-members £7 | Booking Advisable

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Florabundance at Watts Gallery

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Thursday & Sundays throughout August, 11am – 4pm

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop.

Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings.

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown this summer.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Bat Walk at RHS Wisley

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us at RHS Garden Wisley for an evening walk organised by The Surrey Bat Group to discover the secret world of bats. Please book in advance on 020 3176 5830 by 17th August. Tickets are £10 adults, £6 children.

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018

Great British Woodshop summer workshops

Mon. 20 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 4:00 pm

At the Great British Woodshop we have a variety of classes starting from age 8 and also several classes for 11-16 year olds to keep them occupied during the summer. Children age 8-10 will need to be with an accompanying adult. All classes are bookable online at www.greatbritishwoodshop.co.uk or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 26th July - Computer Game Rack (age 11-16) 10.30am–3pm
  • 27th July - Vintage BiPlane Shelf (age 11-16 and adults) 10.30-3pm
  • 2nd August -Wooden Pencil Case/Bits and Bobs Box (age 11-16) 9.30am-12.30pm
  • 3rd August - Games Console Holder/Cradle (age 11-16) 10am-12.30pm
  • 4th August - Parent and Child Build a Car Challenge and Race (age 8-16) 10am-12.30pm
  • 8th August - Boomerang Challenge (age 8-16)10am-12.30pm
  • 8th August - Make a boat that floats (age 8-16 ) 2pm-4pm
  • 9th August - Propeller Clock (age 11-16) 10.30am – 3.30pm
  • 10th August - Personalised door plaque (age 11-16) 10am–12noon
  • 10th August - Lap tray (age 11-16) 2pm-5pm
  • 20th August - Floating shelf (age 11-16) 9.30am-12noon
  • 21st August - Make a Birdhouse (age 11-16) 10 am-1 pm
  • 21st August - Secret book hiding place (age 11-16|) 2pm-4.30pm
  • 22nd August - Jewellery Box (age 11-16) 10am-1pm
  • 22nd August - Personalised door plaque (age 11-16) 2pm-4pm

Woodwork Saturday Club - £25 per session for 11-16 year olds. (Maximum of 6). Students will learn a wide range of valuable skills including respect for tools and carpentry and construction skills such as measuring, sawing, drilling, sanding, shaping, assembly, and painting. Next sessions:  11th Aug (Personalised bookends) 10am-12 and 2-4pm 8th Sept (Group project – learn to build a pallet chair together) 10am-12 and 2-4pm  

Train rides at Great Cockrow Railway

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 1:00 am - 4:00 am

The Great Cockcrow Railway is open every Sunday from 6th May until 28th October. We operate from 1.30pm till 5.00pm with the booking office closing at 4:45pm.

We will also be running on Wednesdays from 1st to 29th August. Trains run from 1:00pm till 4:00pm, with the last tickets being sold at 3.45pm.

 

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Bat Walks at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Discover these wonderful creatures on our ranger-guided walks. See the bats dart and dive and hear their 'silent' nocturnal calls with special detectors.

Spend an evening with the rangers at Polesden Lacey discovering all that is hidden in the dark. The majority of the evening will be spent looking and listening out for bats swooping across the night sky. We also hope to set up a moth 'trap' to enable us to see what sort of soft winged beasties are out in Polesden during the evening. Weather permitting there may be opportunities to do some simple star gazing.

Saturdays from 21 Jul-25 Aug and Wednesdays from 1-29 Aug 2018, 9.30-11.30pm. Adult £8, child £4 plus normal admission. Call 01372 452048 to book.

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Summer Holiday Fun at Brooklands Museum

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Thursday this summer holiday (from 30th July – 23rd August) our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4pm (subject to weather). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill or along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team. This event does not run on Friday.

Monday - Friday this summer holiday. Look out for Bertie the Brooklands Bear, who will be making guest appearances, pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old, have a go on our Pedal Planes or join in with our family workshop. Also, London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

50 Things Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whether it’s rolling down a hill, building a den or making a grass trumpet, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for mini adventurers to tick 50 Things activities off their list. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Wonderful Wednesdays at Weald and Downland

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fun-packed activity days for families every Wednesday in August. An activities list will be uploaded to the website the day before and will be available on arrival. Some activities have a small charge, which will be clearly indicated on the flyer. There are lots of opportunities to get hands-on and activities will vary every week. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear clothes suitable for playing outdoors.

Craft: Plan it, Build it, Test it at Petworth House

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Drop in for some science and technology inspired craft to take home. 

Suitable for children aged 4-12 years.

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Florabundance at Watts Gallery

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Thursday & Sundays throughout August, 11am – 4pm

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop.

Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings.

Train rides at Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

School holiday service 11 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm.

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown this summer.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

CATS Club at Bourne Hall Museum

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Bourne Hall Museum Club In partnership with CATS Club - Craft Art Technology Science
Make a bath bomb and create pictures with Epsom Salts
Two sessions:

  • 11am-12.30pm 
  • 1pm-2.30pm

Each session £7.50 per child

Fancy Dress Disco at Denbies (AM)

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Traditional children’s disco including party games & dancing.

11.30am & 2.30pm

£7.50 per child / Accompanying adults free of charge.

 

Classic story telling at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Enjoy classic Victorian animal stories. Join us for an afternoon of classic Victorian animal stories brought to life by our friendly story teller Emma Smyth.

Wed 25 Jul and 822 Aug, 1.30–2.30pm

NAA plus £3 per child for story telling.

Wild Wednesday - Archery and Orienteering at Sayers Croft

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This week we will be unleashing our inner Robin Hood and doing some archery. After that we will learn how to read a map and do some orienteering. Each session is delivered by experienced instructors on our secure 56 acre site. Parents are welcome to drop their kids off or stay and join in! Cost is just £4 per session. Booking is required, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who Stole the Pie? Science Workshop at Dorking Library

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Can you use science to discover the mystery of the Whodunit? This fun science workshop uses scientific techniques to solve crimes. From finger prints to chromatography and chemical testing of mystery substances. We will slowly eliminate our funny faced suspects through the process of elimination! Wednesday 22 August from 2pm to 3pm at Dorking Library Suitable for children aged 5–12 years. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets cost £3 per child and must be booked online

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Fancy Dress Disco at Denbies (PM)

Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Traditional children’s disco including party games & dancing.

11.30am & 2.30pm

£7.50 per child / Accompanying adults free of charge.

 

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Summer fun with Stagecoach in Cobham

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come and join us this Summer in the Dome for exciting Stagecoach themed workshops, throughout August!

The hosts will be in character throughout the event. They will wear lovely colourful, themed costumes, with exciting props and prizes, and a wide range of party games, storytelling, dancing and singing will commence.

The sessions give parents an opportuity to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee in the garden.

There will be two sessions held every Thursday during August.

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Summer Holiday Fun at Brooklands Museum

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Thursday this summer holiday (from 30th July – 23rd August) our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4pm (subject to weather). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill or along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team. This event does not run on Friday.

Monday - Friday this summer holiday. Look out for Bertie the Brooklands Bear, who will be making guest appearances, pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old, have a go on our Pedal Planes or join in with our family workshop. Also, London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

50 Things Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whether it’s rolling down a hill, building a den or making a grass trumpet, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for mini adventurers to tick 50 Things activities off their list. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This post natal exercise program 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.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Patterned starfish workshops at WWF’s Living Planet Centre

All day

Did you know that our oceans cover over 70% of our planet? This summer we will be travelling into the deep blue ocean to celebrate some of the special marine wildlife that lives there and to find out practical things we can all do to help protect our seas. Families will create beautiful arts & crafts inspired by the big blue ocean which you can take home or add to our summer artwork in the learning zone. Workshops take place across August, see website for dates Suitable for ages 4+. Free, suggested donation £3 per child.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Tiny Explorers at Hampton Court Palace - activities for under 4s

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Tiny Explorers Under 4's activities at Hampton Court Palace Explore and play in the palace together! Discover the stories of Hampton Court Palace in our multi-sensory sessions for under 4s. Through music, movement, messy play and more, you and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories. Come and discover the palace together guided by a specialist facilitator. Our spring terms runs on selected Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 February – 24 March We run three sessions on each day: Babies (non-walkers) 10.30 – 11.30 Walkers (up to 4yrs) 13.00 – 14.00 Walkers (up to 4yrs) 14.30 – 15.30 Prices £6 per session (£5 for members) Each ticket allows entry for one child and up to two adults. Tiny Explorer tickets do not include full palace entry. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Find out more here: http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-pal ... explorers/ https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-pa ... and-times/ Or for more information please call 020 3166 6000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Activity Thursday at the Rural Life Centre

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet the Home Guard Warden with his stirrup pump. Find out old-fashion clothes washing with a mangle! There will be period toys to play with and of course the very popular rocket launching! The giant dolls’ house and period toys fascinate the youngest children, while others tackle the pole lathe and ‘milk the cow’. Normal Museum admission charges apply

 

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Florabundance at Watts Gallery

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Thursday & Sundays throughout August, 11am – 4pm

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop.

Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings.

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown this summer.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Robin Hood - in Surrey? at Dapdune Wharf

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

'Feared by the bad, loved by the good...' Robin Hood and his merry mend are spending their summer holiday on Dapdune Island.  Come and join them in Robin hood-inspired activities and crafts every Thursday in August.

Spotlight talks: Women of Substance at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A series of short talks by one of our costumed interpreters, each spotlighting one of the many fascinating and accomplished women who have been entertained here at Polesden, as part of Margaret Greville's social circle. 

Each of the women featured was a woman of power and influence in her own right, making her mark in a man's world, using her bravery, intellect, position, wealth, charm, beauty ... or a combination of them all. These women all made a difference to society, and history, in different ways . The talks will be outdoors (covered) in the tea room loggia, by the west lawn.

Thursdays from 19 Jul-27 Sep 2018, 1-1.30pm. Free with normal admission.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Haslemere Museum

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Drop-in Event

Thursday 23 August | 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm                

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with a traditional picnic and mini fete in our beautiful garden. There will be games, face painting, stalls and more. Bring your teddy for a photo with the Museum's famous mascot Arthur the bear and enter our competition for 'Best Victorian Dressed Teddy'                   

Free entry | Children’s tea and goody bag £4.00 | Book picnic tea in advance | Tea at 3pm

Train rides at Mizens Miniature Railway in Knaphill

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mizens Railway is now open every Sunday afternoon, 2-5pm, until 30th September, plus Thursday afternoons (also 2-5pm) during August.

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

'The Princess and the Giant' at Hatchlands Park

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thu 23 Aug, 6-8.30pm

A colourful family show with music, puppetry and wonderful characters based on the best-selling book by Caryl Hart.

Adult £12, child £8, family £32. To book call Guildford TIC on 01483 444334 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands-park

Family twilight tale trail at Weald and Downland

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 6:30 pm

Listen to folklore and historical tales of mysterious places, magnificent creatures and magical adventures. Suitable for ages 7+, accompanied children will join a small group, guided by one of the museum team, to walk to different spaces to hear five twilight tales.Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. 

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Victorious Festival in Portsmouth

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Victorious takes place in Portsmouth but since it has been named one of the best family festivals, we thought it was worth a mention.

The line-up this year includes Paul Weller, The Libertines, the Kaiser Chiefs, Paloma Faith and Brian Wilson and The Prodigy.

The kids’ arena includes a stage featuring Mr Bloom, Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol. There will also be an adventure zone, science tent, parkour performances, a nerf arena and more.

Website: http://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Secretts Scramble Obstacle Course in Milford

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

'Secretts Scramble' obstacle course aimed at children aged 5-12 years. There will be climbing and scrambling over and under different types of obstacles. £5 per child.

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

50 Things Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whether it’s rolling down a hill, building a den or making a grass trumpet, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for mini adventurers to tick 50 Things activities off their list. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown this summer.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Pony Magic at Hatchlands Park

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 12:01 pm - 3:00 pm

Pony rides for children. A truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. Children are led on a 3-5 minute ride, suitable for 2-11 year olds.

Meet the Author - Grant Koper at Farnham Library

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Meet the Author - Grant Koper at Farnham library Friday 24th August at 13:30 Author of the children's book The Day Granny's Knickers Blew Away Listen to the story and have a chance to buy a signed copy of the book Free to attend.

Sweetcorn Festival at Secretts Milford

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Take a tractor rides to our fields to pick fresh corn to cook at home (last ride 5pm).

Children's activities include mini tractor rides, cookie decorating, face painting, photo booth and dance. (Please note not all events are on each day).

 

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

Surrey Sculpture Society Trail at RHS Wisley

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contemporary or traditional, find your favourite from a variety of inspirational sculptures by some of the South East’s finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures are available to buy. Free with normal Garden admission.

Wings and Wheels in Dunsfold

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Five hour air show and two hour motor show each day plus plenty of other entertainment.

On the ground, Brooklands Museum mastermind an array of iconic motoring classics over two hours on the runway and Top Gear track. All eyes then lift skyward to see five hour flying displays led by a crowd thrilling assortment of RAF legends, which have included The Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, as well as civilian aircrafts such as the Jet Provost Pair, de Havilland Vampires and Blades.

A jam-packed 32-acre arena boasts a host of activities and entertainment, including the popular Military Zone, Wheels Zone, live music, themed retail outlets, military outlets and displays, static aircraft, fairground and emergency services demonstrations.

 

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Bat Walks at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Discover these wonderful creatures on our ranger-guided walks. See the bats dart and dive and hear their 'silent' nocturnal calls with special detectors.

Spend an evening with the rangers at Polesden Lacey discovering all that is hidden in the dark. The majority of the evening will be spent looking and listening out for bats swooping across the night sky. We also hope to set up a moth 'trap' to enable us to see what sort of soft winged beasties are out in Polesden during the evening. Weather permitting there may be opportunities to do some simple star gazing.

Saturdays from 21 Jul-25 Aug and Wednesdays from 1-29 Aug 2018, 9.30-11.30pm. Adult £8, child £4 plus normal admission. Call 01372 452048 to book.

Royal Egham Show

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Egham Royal Show is an ever popular annual event which collates together a diverse variety of horticultural and agricultural themes, along with many other entertaining features, to help celebrate and enjoy a key aspect of British history. 

The 160th Show will take place on Saturday 25th August 2018, 10am till 6pm and Sunday 26th August 2018, 10am till 5:30pm on Mrs Caddey's Field, Whitehall Lane, Egham, TW20 9NW.

Victorious Festival in Portsmouth

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Victorious takes place in Portsmouth but since it has been named one of the best family festivals, we thought it was worth a mention.

The line-up this year includes Paul Weller, The Libertines, the Kaiser Chiefs, Paloma Faith and Brian Wilson and The Prodigy.

The kids’ arena includes a stage featuring Mr Bloom, Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol. There will also be an adventure zone, science tent, parkour performances, a nerf arena and more.

Website: http://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Beach Party at Fishers Farm

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Head on down to Fishers Farm this Bank Holiday Weekend, as we’re hosting the biggest Beach Party that Wisborough Green has ever seen! We’ve got traditional beach games such as volleyball and a tug of war competition – and see how low you can go with our Beach Limbo game! Cool down in our Splash Attack Zone and brace yourself for our slippery water slide! It’s gonna be rad!

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

50 Things Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whether it’s rolling down a hill, building a den or making a grass trumpet, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for mini adventurers to tick 50 Things activities off their list. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Tiny Explorers at Hampton Court Palace - activities for under 4s

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Tiny Explorers Under 4's activities at Hampton Court Palace Explore and play in the palace together! Discover the stories of Hampton Court Palace in our multi-sensory sessions for under 4s. Through music, movement, messy play and more, you and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories. Come and discover the palace together guided by a specialist facilitator. Our spring terms runs on selected Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 February – 24 March We run three sessions on each day: Babies (non-walkers) 10.30 – 11.30 Walkers (up to 4yrs) 13.00 – 14.00 Walkers (up to 4yrs) 14.30 – 15.30 Prices £6 per session (£5 for members) Each ticket allows entry for one child and up to two adults. Tiny Explorer tickets do not include full palace entry. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Find out more here: http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-pal ... explorers/ https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-pa ... and-times/ Or for more information please call 020 3166 6000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Charcoal and woodyard weekend at Weald and Downland

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visitors to the museum over the Bank Holiday weekend can experience a traditional charcoal burn and a whole host of demonstrations in the working woodyard.

Costume Encounters at Petworth Park

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hear what life was like below stairs in the early 1800s as our costume team bring the Historic Kitchens to life carrying out daily tasks just as the servants would have done.

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

The Incredibles 2 at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Incredibles 2 is showing as part of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre's Film Season The 14 year wait is over! What happens when the world’s most incredible family are stretched to the limit?  Whilst Mrs Incredible joins a mission to bring superheroes back, Mr Incredible must manage family life in Incredibiles 2. 01483 44 00 00 www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Sweetcorn Festival at Secretts Milford

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Take a tractor rides to our fields to pick fresh corn to cook at home (last ride 5pm).

Children's activities include mini tractor rides, cookie decorating, face painting, photo booth and dance. (Please note not all events are on each day).

 

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Wings and Wheels in Dunsfold

All day
  • 5 Hour Airshow
  • 2 Hour Motoring Show
  • Wheels Zone & Parade
  • Military Zone & Parade
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Craft Marquee
  • Open 9am to 8pm
  • Free Parking
  • Kid's Zone
  • Fairground, Meet the Pilots
  • 80 Different Retail Outlets
  • Disabled Access

Bat Walk at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

See if you can track down the brilliant bats of Winkworth on an evening adventure, led by an expert guide. This event is not suitable for children under 10 years. Booking essential. Adult £10, child £5.

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018

Train rides at Great Cockrow Railway

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 1:30 am - 5:00 am

The Great Cockcrow Railway is open every Sunday from 6th May until 28th October. We operate from 1.30pm till 5.00pm with the booking office closing at 4:45pm.

We will also be running on Wednesdays from 1st to 29th August. Trains run from 1:00pm till 4:00pm, with the last tickets being sold at 3.45pm.

 

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

Trust10 10K runs at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Are you a regular runner looking for a challenge? Our 10k trail runs give you the opportunity to train for the next big event, or keep fit whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of some of our special places.

The route at Polesden Lacey will consist of a variety of terrains and will take the runners through Ranmore Common - it will be a real treat for experienced runners and beginners alike! It is not a competitive event and is not timed. Just turn up with friends, family or on your own to run with other like-minded runners.

Sun 26 Aug 2018, 8.30-11am. Free.

Surrey Sculpture Society Trail at RHS Wisley

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contemporary or traditional, find your favourite from a variety of inspirational sculptures by some of the South East’s finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures are available to buy. Free with normal Garden admission.

Wings and Wheels in Dunsfold

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Five hour air show and two hour motor show each day plus plenty of other entertainment.

On the ground, Brooklands Museum mastermind an array of iconic motoring classics over two hours on the runway and Top Gear track. All eyes then lift skyward to see five hour flying displays led by a crowd thrilling assortment of RAF legends, which have included The Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, as well as civilian aircrafts such as the Jet Provost Pair, de Havilland Vampires and Blades.

A jam-packed 32-acre arena boasts a host of activities and entertainment, including the popular Military Zone, Wheels Zone, live music, themed retail outlets, military outlets and displays, static aircraft, fairground and emergency services demonstrations.

 

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Royal Egham Show

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Egham Royal Show is an ever popular annual event which collates together a diverse variety of horticultural and agricultural themes, along with many other entertaining features, to help celebrate and enjoy a key aspect of British history. 

The 160th Show will take place on Saturday 25th August 2018, 10am till 6pm and Sunday 26th August 2018, 10am till 5:30pm on Mrs Caddey's Field, Whitehall Lane, Egham, TW20 9NW.

Victorious Festival in Portsmouth

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Victorious takes place in Portsmouth but since it has been named one of the best family festivals, we thought it was worth a mention.

The line-up this year includes Paul Weller, The Libertines, the Kaiser Chiefs, Paloma Faith and Brian Wilson and The Prodigy.

The kids’ arena includes a stage featuring Mr Bloom, Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol. There will also be an adventure zone, science tent, parkour performances, a nerf arena and more.

Website: http://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Beach Party at Fishers Farm

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Head on down to Fishers Farm this Bank Holiday Weekend, as we’re hosting the biggest Beach Party that Wisborough Green has ever seen! We’ve got traditional beach games such as volleyball and a tug of war competition – and see how low you can go with our Beach Limbo game! Cool down in our Splash Attack Zone and brace yourself for our slippery water slide! It’s gonna be rad!

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

50 Things Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whether it’s rolling down a hill, building a den or making a grass trumpet, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for mini adventurers to tick 50 Things activities off their list. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Charcoal and woodyard weekend at Weald and Downland

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visitors to the museum over the Bank Holiday weekend can experience a traditional charcoal burn and a whole host of demonstrations in the working woodyard.

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

The Make Space at Watts Gallery

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

No space at home to be messy? Drop in to the Make Space. From printmaking to painting and sewing to sculpture, families can explore different kinds of materials and making.

Florabundance at Watts Gallery

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Thursday & Sundays throughout August, 11am – 4pm

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop.

Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Pony Magic at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pony rides for children. A truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. Children are led on a 3-5 minute ride, suitable for 2-11 year olds.

Open Day at Plantpassion in Clandon

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our open days are our chance to welcome in the public, show you what we are growing, and let you know about our Style and Ethos of growing Seasonal, Scented and Sustainable Flowers here in the Surrey Hills.

Train rides at Mizens Miniature Railway in Knaphill

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mizens Railway is now open every Sunday afternoon, 2-5pm, until 30th September, plus Thursday afternoons (also 2-5pm) during August.

Sweetcorn Festival at Secretts Milford

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Take a tractor rides to our fields to pick fresh corn to cook at home (last ride 5pm).

Children's activities include mini tractor rides, cookie decorating, face painting, photo booth and dance. (Please note not all events are on each day).

 

Lazy Jazz Sundays at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a lazy afternoon listening to live music every Sunday this summer as well as August Bank Holiday Monday. 

Spread out your rug on the South Lawn, take time to peruse the Sunday papers and relax with a picnic listening to wonderful live music every Sunday from June into September and also August Bank Holiday Monday.

In the case of wet weather, the musicians will play inside the house for you to enjoy their music as you explore Mrs Greville's country home.

Sundays from 22 Jul-16 Sep 2018, 2-4pm. Free with normal admission.

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Wings and Wheels in Dunsfold

All day
  • 5 Hour Airshow
  • 2 Hour Motoring Show
  • Wheels Zone & Parade
  • Military Zone & Parade
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Craft Marquee
  • Open 9am to 8pm
  • Free Parking
  • Kid's Zone
  • Fairground, Meet the Pilots
  • 80 Different Retail Outlets
  • Disabled Access

Open Day at Busbridge Lakes

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:30 pm - Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 5:30 am

Over 80 different species of birds in a picturesque heritage garden. Discover Busbridge Lakes, with its exotic birds, beautiful gardens and tranquil scenery.

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018

Open Day at Busbridge Lakes

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 10:30 pm - Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 5:30 am

Over 80 different species of birds in a picturesque heritage garden. Discover Busbridge Lakes, with its exotic birds, beautiful gardens and tranquil scenery.

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

Family Fun Day on The Watercress Line

All day

Come along to our Family Fun Days.

Your standard travel ticket will allow you unlimited travel, enabling you to explore all four period stations. As well as access to hands-on and creative activities in the Viewing Gallery and mini tours of the workshops and yard, at Ropley.

Activities include:

  • Guided tour behind the scenes
  • Children's activities in the Viewing Gallery at Ropley

Come have a go at building a 3D train!

It's fun for all ages!

Surrey Sculpture Society Trail at RHS Wisley

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contemporary or traditional, find your favourite from a variety of inspirational sculptures by some of the South East’s finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures are available to buy. Free with normal Garden admission.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Beer, bread and bees at Butser Ancient Farm

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The finale of our Summer of Science & Sorcery will celebrate all things beer, bread and bees! Try homebrewed nettle beer, grinding wheat for flour, learn about early wheats, taste local honey mead, bake bread in our oven and over the fire, watch a beekeeping demonstration and try local beers.

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

Community Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pick up a trail and discover our wild animal communities. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This post natal exercise program 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.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Charcoal and woodyard weekend at Weald and Downland

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visitors to the museum over the Bank Holiday weekend can experience a traditional charcoal burn and a whole host of demonstrations in the working woodyard.

Have a go archery at Hatchlands Park

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Think you're the next Robin Hood? Exciting, safe archery classes for ages six and above with H&H Archery. £2 for 6 arrows.

Godstone Fete and Donkey Derby

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event includes lots of family fun including Punch & Judy, bouncy castle, coconut shy, dog show, gymnastics displays, stalls and more.

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Train rides at Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday 27 August 2018 11 am to 5 pm.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Magic Monday's at The Swan Shopping Centre, Leatherhead

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Swan Centre in Leatherhead are putting on Magic Monday's every Monday in August. With a chance to walk a tight rope, have a go on a unicycle and spin plates to watch a fantastic magic show. Free entry from 11 am to 3pm.

Family Fun Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An action packed day of racing with FREE family entertainment.

Pony Magic at Hatchlands Park

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 12:01 pm - 3:00 pm

Pony rides for children. A truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. Children are led on a 3-5 minute ride, suitable for 2-11 year olds.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Storytelling at Winkworth Arboretum

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Fun filled teddy bears’ picnic with storytelling and songs to delight young and old. Please bring your own picnic, and don’t forget your teddy bear! Normal admission applies, plus £3 per child, accompanying adults free.

Open Day on Malden DSME Railway in Thames Ditton

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The railway is open for train rides from Easter till October. Trains run on the the first Sunday of each month, on Bank Holiday weekends we also run the trains on the Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday. Trains run 2.00pm - 5.30pm.

Sweetcorn Festival at Secretts Milford

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Take a tractor rides to our fields to pick fresh corn to cook at home (last ride 5pm).

Children's activities include mini tractor rides, cookie decorating, face painting, photo booth and dance. (Please note not all events are on each day).

 

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Treasure Island - Open-Air Theatre

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Squire’s Garden Centre in Milford (Surrey) is hosting an open-air theatre production of “Treasure Island” on Saturday 18th August and Monday 27th August.
 
Bring a picnic, and a blanket or chair, and soak up the atmosphere in the stunning garden setting at Squire’s in Milford. Entrance is 6pm, and the show is 7-9pm with a short interval.
 
Tickets are £14 for adults and £9 for children (under 4’s are free), or £40 for a family of 4. Book at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Open Day at Busbridge Lakes

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:30 pm - Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 5:30 am

Over 80 different species of birds in a picturesque heritage garden. Discover Busbridge Lakes, with its exotic birds, beautiful gardens and tranquil scenery.

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018

Open Day at Busbridge Lakes

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 10:30 pm - Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 5:30 am

Over 80 different species of birds in a picturesque heritage garden. Discover Busbridge Lakes, with its exotic birds, beautiful gardens and tranquil scenery.

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

Surrey Sculpture Society Trail at RHS Wisley

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contemporary or traditional, find your favourite from a variety of inspirational sculptures by some of the South East’s finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures are available to buy. Free with normal Garden admission.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Fantastic Forests Craft Club at Alice Holt Forest

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Groundwork in the magical surroundings of Alice Holt Forest for a craft club with a difference! We combine guided outdoor exploration and games around the forest with indooor seasonal craft sessions using our gathered natural materials.  As a result, your child will learn about nature and wildlife, as well as creating some beautiful and unique crafts to take home at the end of the day.  Crafts may include, for example: woven willow ornaments, pinecone animals, dream catchers, bark rubbings, leaf collages and handmade 'nature books'. Suitable for ages 5-12. BOOKING REQUIRED. Contact Jennifer Law at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07736 132 692.  

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

Community Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pick up a trail and discover our wild animal communities. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Charcoal and woodyard weekend at Weald and Downland

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visitors to the museum over the Bank Holiday weekend can experience a traditional charcoal burn and a whole host of demonstrations in the working woodyard.

Get Buzzing! at Haslemere Museum

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Family Drop-in Event

Tuesday 28 August | 10.30 am – 1.00 pm               

Come along and learn about our bees, visit the observation hive and take part in some bee related craft activities     

Members £2 | Non members £4 | No need to book

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Florabundance at Watts Gallery

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Thursday & Sundays throughout August, 11am – 4pm

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop.

Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Flip Book Animation with James Parsons workshop at The Lightbox

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1.00pm – 2.30pm (8 – 11 year olds), 3.00pm – 4.30pm (12 – 16 year olds)). Booking essential.

Design and make your very own carousel from decorative papers adding your own animals or characters which move around when you spin the top.

All materials included. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult goes free. Advance booking required.

Sweetcorn Festival at Secretts Milford

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Take a tractor rides to our fields to pick fresh corn to cook at home (last ride 5pm).

Children's activities include mini tractor rides, cookie decorating, face painting, photo booth and dance. (Please note not all events are on each day).

 

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018

Train rides at Great Cockrow Railway

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 1:00 am - 4:00 am

The Great Cockcrow Railway is open every Sunday from 6th May until 28th October. We operate from 1.30pm till 5.00pm with the booking office closing at 4:45pm.

We will also be running on Wednesdays from 1st to 29th August. Trains run from 1:00pm till 4:00pm, with the last tickets being sold at 3.45pm.

 

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

Surrey Sculpture Society Trail at RHS Wisley

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contemporary or traditional, find your favourite from a variety of inspirational sculptures by some of the South East’s finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures are available to buy. Free with normal Garden admission.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Bat Walks at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Discover these wonderful creatures on our ranger-guided walks. See the bats dart and dive and hear their 'silent' nocturnal calls with special detectors.

Spend an evening with the rangers at Polesden Lacey discovering all that is hidden in the dark. The majority of the evening will be spent looking and listening out for bats swooping across the night sky. We also hope to set up a moth 'trap' to enable us to see what sort of soft winged beasties are out in Polesden during the evening. Weather permitting there may be opportunities to do some simple star gazing.

Saturdays from 21 Jul-25 Aug and Wednesdays from 1-29 Aug 2018, 9.30-11.30pm. Adult £8, child £4 plus normal admission. Call 01372 452048 to book.

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

Summer Family Fun at Guildford Cathedral

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Drop into the Nave for a morning of free crafty fun, activities, treasure hunt and exploring this beautiful building. Bring a picnic and enjoy the Cathedral grounds. Free parking, Shop, exhibitions and Treasury open. Seasons Cafe open for tasty refreshments.

Community Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pick up a trail and discover our wild animal communities. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Wonderful Wednesdays at Weald and Downland

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fun-packed activity days for families every Wednesday in August. An activities list will be uploaded to the website the day before and will be available on arrival. Some activities have a small charge, which will be clearly indicated on the flyer. There are lots of opportunities to get hands-on and activities will vary every week. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear clothes suitable for playing outdoors.

Craft: Plan it, Build it, Test it at Petworth House

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Drop in for some science and technology inspired craft to take home. 

Suitable for children aged 4-12 years.

Henfold Birds of Prey at Denbies

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

11am until 3pm with a main display at 12.30pm.

FREE of charge.

 

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Florabundance at Watts Gallery

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Thursday & Sundays throughout August, 11am – 4pm

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop.

Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings.

Train rides at Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

School holiday service 11 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Colourful Paper Pinwheels workshop at The Lightbox

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop-in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm

These simple, paper pinwheels are a classic craft to make for summer. Create your own to see all the bright colours whirling together. 

Suitable for children aged 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials included. Please note you may be required to wait if the Education Studio is full.

Wild Wednesday - Minibeasts and Compass Trail at Sayers Croft

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This week we will be discovering all sorts of creepy crawlies that live in the woods. After that we will learn how to use a compass and explore the compass trail. Each session is delivered by experienced instructors on our secure 56 acre site. Parents are welcome to drop their kids off or stay and join in! Cost is just £4 per session. Booking is required, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 29 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

Surrey Sculpture Society Trail at RHS Wisley

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contemporary or traditional, find your favourite from a variety of inspirational sculptures by some of the South East’s finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures are available to buy. Free with normal Garden admission.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Summer fun with Stagecoach in Cobham

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come and join us this Summer in the Dome for exciting Stagecoach themed workshops, throughout August!

The hosts will be in character throughout the event. They will wear lovely colourful, themed costumes, with exciting props and prizes, and a wide range of party games, storytelling, dancing and singing will commence.

The sessions give parents an opportuity to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee in the garden.

There will be two sessions held every Thursday during August.

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

Community Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pick up a trail and discover our wild animal communities. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This post natal exercise program 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.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Build a Minibeast Lego Challenge at Haslemere Museum AM

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Thursday 30 August | 10.15 am -11.30 am or 12.00 noon -1.15 pm           

Join Brilliant Bricks to design and build a Lego minibeast – what type of invertebrate will you build, maybe a completely new species?   Please note Models cannot be taken home & numbers in the room may be limited for Health & Safety reasons        

Members £3 | Non members £5 | No need to book

Tiny Explorers at Hampton Court Palace - activities for under 4s

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Tiny Explorers Under 4's activities at Hampton Court Palace Explore and play in the palace together! Discover the stories of Hampton Court Palace in our multi-sensory sessions for under 4s. Through music, movement, messy play and more, you and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories. Come and discover the palace together guided by a specialist facilitator. Our spring terms runs on selected Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 February – 24 March We run three sessions on each day: Babies (non-walkers) 10.30 – 11.30 Walkers (up to 4yrs) 13.00 – 14.00 Walkers (up to 4yrs) 14.30 – 15.30 Prices £6 per session (£5 for members) Each ticket allows entry for one child and up to two adults. Tiny Explorer tickets do not include full palace entry. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Find out more here: http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-pal ... explorers/ https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-pa ... and-times/ Or for more information please call 020 3166 6000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Activity Thursday at the Rural Life Centre

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet the Home Guard Warden with his stirrup pump. Find out old-fashion clothes washing with a mangle! There will be period toys to play with and of course the very popular rocket launching! The giant dolls’ house and period toys fascinate the youngest children, while others tackle the pole lathe and ‘milk the cow’. Normal Museum admission charges apply

 

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Florabundance at Watts Gallery

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Thursday & Sundays throughout August, 11am – 4pm

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop.

Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Robin Hood - in Surrey? at Dapdune Wharf

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

'Feared by the bad, loved by the good...' Robin Hood and his merry mend are spending their summer holiday on Dapdune Island.  Come and join them in Robin hood-inspired activities and crafts every Thursday in August.

Build a Minibeast Lego Challenge at Haslemere Museum PM

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Thursday 30 August | 10.15 am -11.30 am or 12.00 noon -1.15 pm           

Join Brilliant Bricks to design and build a Lego minibeast – what type of invertebrate will you build, maybe a completely new species?   Please note Models cannot be taken home & numbers in the room may be limited for Health & Safety reasons        

Members £3 | Non members £5 | No need to book

Spotlight talks: Women of Substance at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A series of short talks by one of our costumed interpreters, each spotlighting one of the many fascinating and accomplished women who have been entertained here at Polesden, as part of Margaret Greville's social circle. 

Each of the women featured was a woman of power and influence in her own right, making her mark in a man's world, using her bravery, intellect, position, wealth, charm, beauty ... or a combination of them all. These women all made a difference to society, and history, in different ways . The talks will be outdoors (covered) in the tea room loggia, by the west lawn.

Thursdays from 19 Jul-27 Sep 2018, 1-1.30pm. Free with normal admission.

Kaleidoscopes workshop at The Lightbox

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

1.30 – 3.00pm (4 – 8 year olds). Booking essential.

Be inspired by colour and texture to make your very own kaleidoscope. Which patterns will you create?

All materials included. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult goes free. Advance booking required.

Train rides at Mizens Miniature Railway in Knaphill

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mizens Railway is now open every Sunday afternoon, 2-5pm, until 30th September, plus Thursday afternoons (also 2-5pm) during August.

Visit Oakhurst Cottage at Winkworth Arboretum

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

See how local people lived without hot water or electricity. Booking essential. Free for NT members. Adult £6, child £3. 

 

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

Surrey Sculpture Society Trail at RHS Wisley

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contemporary or traditional, find your favourite from a variety of inspirational sculptures by some of the South East’s finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures are available to buy. Free with normal Garden admission.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.

 

50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

Community Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pick up a trail and discover our wild animal communities. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Beano Science Workshop at Farnham Library

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Beano Science Workshop at Farnham Library Friday 31 August from 10.30am to 11.30am Gnasher has been dognapped! Join Dennis and friends as we become detectives and try and track him down. Learn about the science of chromatography, experiment with invisible ink and fingerprinting! Suitable for children aged 6 upwards. Tickets cost £3 and can be purchased from Farnham Library.

Exploring the Arboretum at Winkworth

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at the kiosk for a guided walk around the Arboretum. Well behaved dogs on a short lead welcome.

Woking Food and Drink Festival

All day

A FREE festival dishing up days of live cookery demonstrations, celebrity chefs, family activities, workshops, live music and street entertainment.

All the activity takes place in Woking town centre.

Website: https://www.wokingfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk/

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown this summer.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Pony Magic at Hatchlands Park

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 12:01 pm - 3:00 pm

Pony rides for children. A truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. Children are led on a 3-5 minute ride, suitable for 2-11 year olds.

Flying Spaceships workshop at The Lightbox

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop-in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Blast off! Make a colourful spaceship out of paper and card and see whether it will shoot off to the stars.

Suitable for children aged 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials included. Please note you may be required to wait if the Education Studio is full.

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

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