Family events and activities


Wednesday 1 February: National Storytelling Week Storytime, Godalming Library

Come along for a special Storytime for National Storytelling Week. Godalming Library will be reading a special interactive Gruffalo story by Julia Donaldson and there will be Gruffalo themed colouring. Suitable for children aged under five. Just drop in from 10.30am at Bridge St, Godalming GU7 1HT.

Thursday 2 February: Three Little Pigs puppet show, Oxted Library

Come along to Oxted Library to celebrate National Storytelling Week with a puppet show. Just drop in for this free session, suitable for children aged under five. From 2.15pm to 2.45pm at 12 Gresham Rd, Oxted RH8 0BQ.

Friday 3 February and Friday 17 February: Watts Tots, Watts Gallery Artists' Village, Guildford

This multi-sensory early years programme is perfect for your toddler during half term. Inspired by a different artwork each month, your little one will explore art and nature through storytelling, music, movement and making. Speaking of making, they might even make a friend or two. Book a spot for your child on the Watts Gallery Artists' Village website.

Friday 3 February: Storytelling with Helen, Reigate Library

Come along to Reigate Library to celebrate National storytelling week and help create a story. Suitable for children aged three and up. No need to book, just drop in. Session is free. Drop in anytime from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Bancroft House, Bancroft Rd, Reigate RH2 7RP.

Wednesday 8 February: Adventures of an Ugly Duckling at Yvonne Arnaud Threatre, Guildford

An exciting and interactive adaptation based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, but this adaptation includes a sensory role-play perfect for little ones aged four and under. Visit the Yvonne Arnaud website for more information.

Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 February: Demon Dentist at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find odd things under their pillows! Alfie and Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. Can you help them? Purchase tickets via the ATG Demon Dentist web page.

Friday 10 February: Into the Woods Parent and Child Forest School, Cobham

Big adventures for you and your little ones this half term. Step into the great outdoors at Painshill Park. As well as a sensory free play in the woods, you can take part in craft making, fun forest games and exciting outdoor activities. Visit the Painshill website to see what's happening when and to book your session.

Saturday 11 February to Friday 31 March: Museum Mystery Trail, Ewell

Families will be able to go undercover and test their detective skills at Bourne Hall Museum, Ewell. as part of the national Montgomery Bonbon Museum Mystery Trail, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums. For more information visit the Best of Epsom and Ewell web page.

Saturday 11 February to Sunday 19 February: The Make Space, Watts Gallery Artists' Village, Guildford

Why not get the whole family involved this half term to make arts and crafts at The Make Space session at The Watts Gallery Artists Village inspired by a different artwork, exhibition or theme. What will this month's theme be? Head to the artsy village to find out! Book your spot on the Watts Gallery Artists' Village Make Space event webpage to book.

Saturday 11 February to Sunday 26 February: Mr Hamilton's Science and Curiosities Trail, Cobham

Discover how plants draw up water, how boats stay afloat, how rainbows are formed and lots of other scientific facts to encourage and inspire a curious mind. Head to Painshill this half term for a family walking trail full of amazing facts. Visit the Painshill event webpage to book and more.

Saturday 11 February to Sunday 19 February: Farming Week at Bocketts Farm, Leatherhead

Nothing like half term fun surrounded by some super cute farm animals! With over 80 new-born lambs due, Birds of Prey flying demonstrations, live shows and fun and games with the Giggle Company both parents and kids are in for a treat. Get booking on the Bocketts Farm website.

Monday 13, Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 February: Drop in and Draw at the Watts Gallery Artists' Village, Guildford

Free for all ages and part of the half term fun at the gallery, start your day from 10am to 12.45pm with some drawing and sketching supported by one of the gallery's artists. Make sure you collect materials and try the range of techniques to capture what you can see. Book a space for your child on the Watts Gallery Artists' Village drop in and draw event webpage.

Tuesday 14 February: 3D Self Portraits, The Lightbox, Woking

Your kids can get crafty and creative by layering up cardboard and other materials to make their own self portrait sculpture inspired by Lightbox's Freud exhibition. Parents, you might want to buy a frame! Head to The Lightbox website to book your child's space.

Wednesday 15 February: Children's Book Festival, Ewell Library

Book onto one of the fantastic sessions on offer. All tickets £4 and must be booked in advance via the Eventbrite web pages. You can find the links to each event below:

Library events

Surrey Libraries offer an extensive programme of events including activities and fun workshops with Dogs Trust dogs, virtual storytelling sessions, Rhymetime, art workshops, digital events and much more. More information about all library events and activities can be found on the Surrey Libraries web page.