Outdoor events and activities

Visiting Surrey's countryside

We own more than 6,500 acres of Surrey's wonderful countryside available for you to explore and enjoy whatever the time of year. We also have access agreements with private landowners to provide public access to a total of over 10,000 acres. We call this Surrey's Countryside Estate. For ideas on where to enjoy Surrey's beautiful countryside visit the our countryside visitor information web pages.


Ongoing until Saturday 1 October: Guildford Walkfest 2022, Guildford

The annual celebration of walking in and around the beautiful borough of Guildford has returned! With at least one walk organised everyday in September, the focus of this years festival is the positive benefits of walking for mental and physical health. Many of the walks are considered family and dog friendly, with a variety of short and long walks. For more information visit the Guildford Walkfest web page.


Saturday 8 October: Cyclamen Autumn Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

View some of the best cyclamen grown by the most experienced growers in the country through floral displays, talks, botanical art and photography. To find out more visit the Cyclamen Autumn Show RHS Garden Wisley web page.


Wednesday 12 October to Sunday 16 October: Festival of Flavours at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

RHS Garden Wisley will host a five-day food spectacular featuring flavours from around the world, tips for growing the best ingredients, and cooking demonstrations from international chefs. Taste your way around the world with a delicious array of food and drink, browse 35 food stalls, enjoy tours of the edible gardens, and learn from celebrity chefs. The fabulous autumn food event just got even better! To find out more visit the Festival of Flavours RHS Garden Wisley web page.


Friday 16 and Saturday 24 October: Stoke Park Railway Open Day, Guildford

All aboard! Visit the Stoke Park Railway with ground-level miniature railways and raised-track miniature railways available for train rides. To find out more visit the Stoke Park Railway Open Day web page.


Saturday 22 October until Sunday 13 November: Fairy Door Trail at Painshill, Cobham

At Painshill you will discover a series of wooden fairy doors hidden throughout the woodlands and lake, waiting to be discovered by you and your family. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy some stunning trees, collect autumn leaves, and celebrate the season. To find out more visit the Fairy Door Trail at Painshill web page.


Thursday 20 October to Sunday 6 November: Ignite returns to Polesden Lacey, Dorking

Visitors will be able to take a walk through the gardens at night guided by flickering flames and glowing tunnels of trees, with magical illuminations along the way. To find out more visit the Ignite returns to Polesden Lacey National Trust web page.