September What’s On
Events in Surrey to ease into Autumn
It's back to school and work season, but that doesn't mean the activities stop. Ease your way back to daily life with some of these great events taking place in Surrey. From forest listening, crafting, to outdoor cinemas, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Or if it's fresh air you are after, you can check out our Explore guide, which feature beautiful countryside walks perfect for all ages and abilities in Surrey. You can also check out the Visit Surrey website the county's official tourist board, who have picked out lots of great venues to recharge your batteries. Such as taking to the trees and tackling zip wires, obstacle courses and more at Wild Wood Adventure. Or if you're looking for something more restorative, The Sculpture Park is a magical sanctuary with stunning artwork at every turn.
Visit Surrey is supporting Visit England's Know Before You Go campaign which encourages the public to find out what is open and when, and any restrictions in place. So, before you head out for a wonderful day in Surrey, 'Know Before You Go' and check your favourite venue's website to see if it is open, or if you need to book in advance.
1 – 30 September: Guildford Walkfest, Guildford – Need to stretch your legs, get fit and enjoy the great outdoors? You will have the chance to explore the different areas around Guildford, enjoy great company and get some exercise while having fun. Free. Visit the Guildford Walkfest website to find out about walks in Guildford.
6 September: Dorking Artisan Market, St Martins Walk, Dorking – First Sunday of every month artisan market with an exciting collection of stalls including vintage clothing, artisan food, arts and crafts and flowers. 11am - 4pm. Visit the Dorking Town Partnership website for more details about the market. for more details.
7 September – 4 October: Forest Listening, Watts Gallery Artists' Village, Compton – Surrey Hills Arts presents the Forest Listening project by artist Liz K Miller, in collaboration with Watts Gallery Trust. Wander through the woodland and experience the hidden sounds of a rainstorm recorded from beneath the forest floor. Then find the display of blueprints, hanging from the trees, each one a visualisation of the forest rainstorm sounds. Free entry. Visit the Watts Gallery website for more information about the experience.
13 September – Dorking Craft Fair, Dorking Halls, Reigate – Marvelous afternoon shopping from talented local independent designers and makers. 2pm – 5pm. Visit the Dorking Halls Facebook page for more information about the craft fair.
16 September: Willow Bird Feeders, Priory Farm, Nutfield – Want to try your hand at making a bird feeder for your garden? Bird feeding is helpful at times when birds need the most energy, such as late winter or early spring. Get crafty and prepare to see feathered friends enjoy your garden while you feed them. Cost: £25. Wednesday, 10am –12pm. Visit the Ticket Tailor website for more information about making your own bird feeder.
20 September: Lingfield Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fair, Lingfield – Have you been itching to redecorate your house or flat? If so, you are in luck. Find special antiques or collectables fit for the living room or bedroom. You may even find something special as a Christmas gift for your loved one. Cost: £4 for Early Bird tickets and £3 for standard admission. Sunday, 9.30am. Visit the Love Fairs website to find out more details about the antique fair.
*Picture above from Wild Wood Adventure, Guildford.