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With winter on the horizon there's still time to enjoy the autumn colours with a guided walk in a landscape garden, festive fun runs through some of Surrey's beautiful countryside and a spectacular display of military vehicles. As Christmas is round the corner, we also have a festive guide featuring Christmas markets, light switch on events and smaller gift markets taking place in the county this month.

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.

29 September – 13 January 2019: Impressionism: The Art of Life, The Lightbox, Woking – Walk into the world of impressionism and view the rare paintings and sculptures by world renowned artists, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas and Pierre-August Renoir. The stunning works portray everyday life in France during the 1860s to the beginning of World War One. This is a must see for all who love art. Tuesday – Sunday, 10.30am – 5pm. Tickets: £5 adults Day Pass, children under 18 go free. Visit The Lightbox website for more details and to book tickets.

13 October 2018 – 6 January 2019: Elisabeth Frink: A Collector's Passion, The Lightbox, Woking – Explore nature and humanity with the personal collection of renowned printmaker and sculptor, Elisabeth Frink. Chris Ingram, the current owner will shed light on the key themes Elisabeth explored throughout her career. Saturday 2.30pm. Tickets: £5, children under 18 years old go free. Visit The Lightbox website for more details about Elisabeth Frink: A Collector's Passion.

6 – 25 November: Frank Finn: A Sense of Time and Place, The Lightbox, Woking – An exhibition featuring Guildford based artist Frank Finn which explores the rhythmic tensions and restless nature of the land and sea within the picture frame. If you love art and nature, then this exhibition is for you. 10.30am – 5pm, closes 4pm on Sundays. Free entry, however there is a suggested donation of £3. For more details visit Frank Finn on The Lightbox website.

14 November: The Children Act, Farnham Maltings, Farnham – Fancy a mid week movie afternoon? Adam (Fionn Whitehead) is 3 months away from turning 18 years old and is refusing a blood transfusion that will save his life. Fiona (Emma Thompson) a high court judge is tasked with presiding over Adam's case. Their meeting has a profound emotional impact on each other which changes their lives. Wednesday 2pm. Tickets: £7 for adults and £5 for children under 15 years old. For more details visit the Farnham Maltings website.

17 November: An Evening with David Plummer, Tandridge Village Hall, Oxted Come and join this exclusive and intimate presentation with photographer David Plummer as he shares his passion of wildlife and photography and his experiences of living with Parkinson's. Your tickets also include a glass of bubbly and canapés. Saturday 6pm – 9pm. Tickets: £12. For more details visit the Presentation with David Plummer Eventbrite webpage.

18 November: Military Vehicles Day, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge A very exciting display of over 80 military vehicles will surely be a treat for the whole family. Witness the vehicles come to life and put through their paces on the 4x4 course at Mercedes-Benz World. War time actors will also be stationed alongside the vehicles, re –enacting scenes that will take you to the past. Sunday 10am – 4pm. Tickets: £13.50 for adults and £7 for children between 5 and 16 years old. For more details visit the Brooklands Museum website.

20 November: Autumn colour walk, Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher Go on a guided walk and discover the beautiful autumn colours of the garden. Children and dogs on leads are welcome, but remember to wear sensible shoes as paths can be slippery. Tuesday 11am – 12.30pm. Normal admission charges apply for the venue. For more details visit the National Trust website.

25 November: Santa and Rudolph Fun Run, Hindhead Feeling festive yet? How about giving something back and join this entertaining and lively 3.5km fun run in the Devil's Punchbowl? Everyone is welcome, including your four legged friends, and the best part is you can go at your own pace. Once you register, a Santa suit will be given to adults, reindeer antlers and a red nose will be given to children. Sunday 11am. Tickets: £16 for adults and £9 for children under 14 years old. For more details visit the Phyllis Tuckwell website.

26 November: Jigsaw Run, Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh If you love running, why not run and raise money for the Jigsaw Trust who support children and adults with autism. This 10km race is perfect for those who want to gain a personal best or simply enjoy the competitive atmosphere of a race. Everyone will be given medals at the finishing line. There will be prizes for both men and women who finish at first place. Monday 8.45am – 2pm. Tickets: £23. For more details visit the Jigsaw Run website.

29 November – 2 December: Mary Hainline Open Studio, Bramley – Surrey artist Mary Hainline is once again opening the doors to her studio in aid of Kid's Kidney Research. There will be plenty of gifts and artwork to buy, and as Christmas is coming up this will be the perfect place to buy a very special gift for your loved ones. There will also be tea, cakes and a raffle draw with all donations going to charity. Thursday – Sunday.8.30am – 4pm. Free entry. Contact Mary at for more details.

30 November: Swan Lake, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with a lavish and spellbinding ballet production of Swan Lake. A tale of tragic romance featuring a beautiful moonlit lake and grand ballroom awaits to enchant you. This will be a lovely evening out for all filled with glamour, splendour as well as memories. Friday 7.45pm. Tickets: from £34 for adults and £23 for children under 16 years old. For more details and to book tickets visit the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre website.