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From music in a transport museum, a big blue monster to a garden show and a chilli eating competition, there's certainly a variety of things to do in Surrey this Summer. If it's fresh air you're after don't forget to check out our Summer walks and Strolls in Surrey article.

4 May - 29 November: Polesden Lacey presents Power Play - Power Play explores the social power of inimitable Edwardian socialite Margaret Greville. From quiet beginnings as the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy Scottish brewer, Maggie rose up the social ladder to become an influential member of high society, counting the likes of King Edward VII among her close friends. Visit the National Trust Polesden Lacey website for more details.

3 July – 1 September: Gifted Exhibition, Haslemere Museum, Haslemere – Archeology and history buffs will not want to miss this intriguing exhibition of rarely displayed artifacts from Ancient Egyptian objects to taxidermy birds. Admission by donation. Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Visit the Haslemere Museum website for more details.

13 July: Painting for Under fives, Lightbox Gallery and Museum, Woking – Dress for mess and have some painting fun at the Lightbox Gallery and Museum. Tickets: £4 for children. Adults go free when bringing a child. Friday 11am. Visit the Lightbox Gallery and Museum website for more details and to book tickets.

14 July: Brooklands in Sound, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge – Surrey Arts will be premiering their new commissioned work No Sound Ever Dies at Brooklands in Sound, an evening festival of music, poetry and sound at Brooklands Museum. The museum will come alive with the sound of live music performed by choirs, bands and ensembles embedded within garages, on balconies and among the exhibits. Tickets £14 for adults, seniors and students £12, children aged five to 16 £9, under five's free. Book tickets on the Brooklands Museum website.

14 July: Ewhurst Carnival, Ewhurst Recreation Ground, Ewhurst – This year, the circus themed carnival kicks off with a colourful procession from the local cricket club to the recreation ground at 11.45am. You are encouraged to come dressed up in your best circus outfit and enjoy fairground rides, a fun dog show, music from a jazz band and more. Saturday 11.45am – 4.30pm. Visit the Ewhurst Carnival website for more details.

14 July: Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Open Day, Surrey Fire and Rescue HQ, Reigate – Meet the firefighters, see the new and old fire engines and rescue boats. There will be thrilling demonstrations of what firefighters do when there is an emergency, you'll even get to experience what it's like being one. Saturday 10am – 4pm. Visit the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council websitefor more details.

15 July: Music in the Park, the Walled Garden, Sunbury on Thames – If you want to have a relaxing Sunday, head to the Walled Garden, lay down your picnic rug and listen to the Staines Lammas Band. The event is free to attend. Sunday 2pm – 4pm. Visit the Spelthorne Borough Council website for more details.

21 – 22 July: Cheese and Chilli Festival, Shalford Park, Guildford – Enjoy a hot cheesy day out with the family while sampling spicy chillies and watching a fun pig race. If you're feeling brave enough you can even take part in a chilli eating competition. Tickets: £6.30 for adults, £4.20 for seniors, children under 16 go free. Saturday 10am. Visit the Guildford Online Ticket website for more details.

21 – 22 July: Go Fest, Surrey Sports Park, Guildford – GoFest is about trying something you haven't done before and pushing your comfort zone. There will be fun 30 – 45 minute sessions of dance and fitness classes throughout the day guided by professional coaches. With main stage music and dance acts, a talent competition, tournaments, food outlets, bars, massage and a brilliant exhibition and retail area there is something for everyone. Saturday – Sunday, 8.30am – 6pm. Tickets: £19.50 for adults, £14 for children. Visit the Eventbrite website for more details and to book tickets.

22 July: Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster, Priory Park, Reigate – This outdoor performance is a must see for all kids and families. A heartwarming adventure story about a little girl named Pearl who always imagines she's sailing the seven seas on a swashbuckling pirate adventure with her Grandpa Bert. The interactive play promises live music, puppetry, songs for all families to join in and have fun. Sunday 1pm and 3pm. Tickets: £11.50. Visit the Harlequin Theatre website for more details and to book tickets.

25 July: Fantastic Forest Craft Club, Alice Holt Forest, Farnham – A craft club set in the Alice Holt Forest will sure to be something special for children. Children will learn about nature and the wildlife around them as well as creating unique crafts they can take home with them. Tickets: £20 for children. Wednesday 10am -3pm. Visit the Forestry Commission website for more details.

27 – 29 July: The Garden Show, Loseley Park, Guildford – The perfect event to find all you need to enhance your home, help your garden grow and give all the family a fun day out. If it's not plants you're after there's fashion, toys, food, wine and more on offer. Tickets: £7 for adults, £5 for seniors, £3 for children. Friday – Sunday, 10am -5pm. Visit the Garden Show website for more details and to book tickets.

29 July: Prudential Ride London, Surrey – Come out and support one the UK's biggest sporting events and watch the cyclists pass through towns and villages of Surrey. There will be places along the route to watch from and some places will have supporter hubs. Visit the Prudential Ride London website for more spectator information.