Outdoor events and activities


Monday 20 and 27 November: Little Seeds Forest School – am or pm, 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 (10am to 11.45 am) or the afternoon (12.45pm to 2.30 pm) session. Cost is £10. Book a spot for your child on the Gatton Park Little Forest School webpage.

Wednesday 29 November: Woodland Wonder: Surrey Hills Symposium 2023

Discover Woodland Wonder at this year's Surrey Hills Symposium and help the team at the Stag Hill University of Surrey Campus uncover the future of our trees in a changing climate. This will take place from 5pm to 8pm. Visit the Eventbrite Woodland Wonder webpage for more information.

Thursday 30 November: Why we need Swifts - Why we need Wildlife!, Frimley

As part of the launch of the "Frimley Green Swifts", Edward Mayer, one of this country's leading experts on the Swift, a bird which has been added to the Red List of endangered species and for which the Frimley Green Swifts has been taking action to help our local population. His talk will be inspirational and is one not to miss! From 7pm at Frimley Green Learning Hub, Wharfenden Way. Frimley Green. GU16 6PJ. Refreshments will be available at the interval.

If you are interested in attending, please email LIFE@surreycc.gov.uk to book your place.


Visiting Surrey's countryside

We own more than 6,500 acres of Surrey's wonderful countryside available for you to explore and enjoy. From Newlands Corner and Box Hill, to Chobham Common and the Basingstoke Canal, there's something for everyone. Visit the visitor information on countryside sites web page or more information.

Ongoing throughout October: National Trust events in Surrey

From exhibitions and crafts to walks and trails, there's lots going on at National Trust properties across Surrey. Find out more on the national trust web page.

Ongoing until October: Basingstoke Canal boat trips, Basingstoke Canal

The Basingstoke Canal Society runs two trips boats, one based in Odiham, Hampshire and one based right here in Surrey, in Woking town centre.

The John Pinkerton II which operates from Odiham hosts up to 50 guests and the Kitty, operating from The Town Wharf in Woking, up to 12 guests.

Public trips run on weekdays and weekends so are perfect for something to do over the summer holidays! If you're looking for an adult evening, there are also themed trips, including Cream Teas, Murder Mysteries or even a Thai Dinner cruise!
All tickets are available to purchase in advance online or for regular trips you might be lucky enough to get a spot on the day.

For more information visit the Basingstoke Canal Society web page.

Walks and runs

Every Saturday and Sunday, Parkrun, locations across Surrey

Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. Saturday morning events are five km and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are two kilometre junior parkruns for children aged four to 14. Find your nearest parkrun using the parkrun events map website.

Every first Friday of the month: Wellbeing walk, Runnymede

All weathers, all welcome! No need to book, simply just join for a relaxing walk and a chat. There are two walks which alternate each month, walk two is on 7 October:

Walk 1: Easy 20 minutes round trip walk. Meet at 2pm at the Gogmore Farm Park car park area, Curfew Bell Road, Chertsey, KT16 9JW. This route is wheelchair accessible.

Walk 2: Intermediate one hour walk. Meet at 2pm outside the Castle Inn, Brox Road, Ottershaw, KT16 0LW.

Led by the Social Prescribing team from Crouch Oak Family Practice Chertsey Health Centre and Ottershaw Surgery. For more information call Dawn 07818 110467 or Gemma 07503 626227.

Healthy families

Various dates on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: free healthy family programme, via Zoom

Do you need help to achieve a healthy weight for your child? Be Your Best is a free service for Surrey families with children aged 0 to 12 who are above the healthy weight range.

Families will be offered 6 one-to-one sessions and 6 online group sessions which include live cooking workshops, meal planning for the whole family, managing screen time and tips to reduce anxiety.

Group sessions can take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4pm to 5.30pm via Zoom and the family fit sessions take place on Saturdays 10am to 10.40am via Zoom.

For more information visit the Be Your Best Surrey web page.