Summer holiday fun in Surrey
Published: 30 July 2019
Places to picnic, woods to explore and history to discover
Come rain or shine there's plenty to do in Surrey over the summer holidays so the kids need never be bored. Here's a roundup of some of the fun activities and places you can visit around Surrey. And don't forget to check out our What's On guide to events going on across the county including food festivals, garden shows, theatre and music.
Get the kids active
Looking for something active? Why not head out and explore the great outdoors and swing about from tree to tree at The Adventure Zone (TAZ) in High Ashurst, an adventure playground in a stunning woodland setting just outside of Dorking. If the kids prefer to splash about then they can enjoy fun water activities at the Thames Young Mariners site in Richmond.
Speaking of water sports, Thorpe Lakes in Chertsey offers fun day outs for the whole family from water skiing, wake surfing and a fun obstacle course on the water. Guildford Lido is also a great option, bring your picnic lunch along or buy something scrumptious from the cafes on site.
Picnic places and sleeping under the stars
Surrey has some of the most beautiful woodland and countryside where you can relax and unwind and get your picnic blanket out. Here's our pick of some of the places to explore this summer…
Why not sleep under the stars in the beautiful and historical grounds of Polesden Lacey. Not into camping? Then spend a day out with your picnic blanket in some of Surrey's beautiful meadows and hillsides like Newlands Corner, Box Hill, Gatton Park, Arbinger Hammer Green, Gostrey Meadow and Reigate Hill. Visit Explore Surrey for a comprehensive list of walks and picnic spots in Surrey suitable for children.
Rainy days? No problem
Don't let the weather spoil your fun head to Guildford Spectrum near Stoke Park and get stuck in with the activities on offer. There's an indoor swimming pool complete with fun water slides for the kids or put on your ice skates and sing to the tunes of Frozen.
Looking for something different?
If you've always wanted to skateboard or if your kids like in line skating or BMX biking then head to Skaterham in Caterham. It's open for people of all ages including adults so if you wanted to skate alongside with the kids then this is for you.
Surrey libraries also have a plethora of activities for kids and adults to choose from. From interactive story times, a relaxing Pilates session to events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
If any of that doesn't pique your interest, dive into the history of Surrey. You can visit Brooklands museum, Chertsey, Haslemere or Runneymede museum or head to the Surrey History Centre in Woking. You could also visit the WWF Living Centre in Woking and discover everything about our natural world.
Here's just a taster of some of the things going on in Surrey this summer, we hope you find something to keep everyone entertained.
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