Family events and activities


Throughout December: The Snow Queen, Claremont Landscape

The classic fairly-tale of good versus evil where Kai has been kidnapped by the Snow Queen and Gerda, his friend, embarks on an adventure to save him. Go and join Gerda on this extra special trail around the lake at Claremont on her quest to rescue Kai from the Snow Queen's winter palace. Visit the National Trust The Snow Queen webpage.

Fridays 1, 8, 15 December: Trails and Tales (am or pm), Gatton Park

Listen to a story with a craft activity, then explore a trail following clues around the garden. Ideal for children aged 2 to 4 years. 10 to 11.30am or 1 to 2.30pm. £7.50 per child. Booking is essential on the Gatton Park Trails and Tales webpage.

Monday 4 and 11 December (am or pm): Little Seeds Forest School, Gatton Park

Explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens, woodland crafts, pond dipping and lots of fun! Book for either the morning or the afternoon, and you can do that on the Gatton Park Little Forest School webpage.

Monday 18 December: Forest Fun 2 to 7 years (am or pm), Gatton Park

Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire. For children aged 2 and over. Book spaces on the Gatton Park Forest Fun webpage.


Surrey's libraries have tonnes of events going on daily, weekly and monthly which include Storytimes, workshops, activities, book launches and more. There really is something for everyone at your local library. Visit the find my library webpage to find your nearest library. Once you've found it, you'll find a list of events. Enjoy.

Read our top 10 events in Libraries this December guide for more ideas of things to do.