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With summer in full swing, there are many exciting things to do in Surrey. A wild sleep out, open air cinema, a tribute to the glory days of Brit pop, there is something for everyone to make the most of the season. If you prefer something quiet or relaxing, have a look at our Explore Surrey this summer article with lots of self-guided walks featured.
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 – Archaeology 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.
1 – 30 August: Summer Holidays: Florabundace, Watts Gallery, Compton – As part of the Florabundace exhibition that is currently running, families and children are invited to escape to a woodland playground and flower gardens this summer at Watts Gallery. Create flower or sun prints, draw designs on acetate that you can hold up to the light and it will be added to a giant flower installation that will be on display. Tuesday – Thursday and Sundays 11am – 4pm. Tickets: £6.25 for adults, children go free. Visit the Watts Gallery website for more details.
2 – 30 August: Robin Hood August Thursdays, Dapdune Island, Godalming – Dress up as Robin Hood or one of his merry men for fun activities and crafts every Thursday of the month. Every Thursday 11am – 5pm. Tickets: £4.20 for adults, £2.50 for children. Visit the National Trust website for more details.
8 August: Falconry Display at Haslemere Museum, Haslemere – Want to get up close and personal with birds of prey? There will be live demonstrations and you can learn about how these amazing birds live and hunt. Guaranteed to be a fantastic day out for all animal enthusiasts. Wednesday 2pm – 4pm. Tickets: £5. Visit the Haslemere Museum website for more details.
10 – 11 August: Big Wild Sleepout, RSPB Reserve Farnham Heath, Farnham – Bring your friends, family and tent for a special weekend camping out beneath the stars in Farnham Heath. You'll be going on a guided night walk, then having a BBQ with everyone before having a twilight wander looking for creatures that go bump in the night. Friday or Saturday from 5pm. Visit the Eventbrite website for more details and to book tickets.
11 August: Okewood, Ockley and Forest Green Summer Fair, Dorking – A traditional rural summer fair for all ages and interests. There will be plenty of fun things for the whole family or friends to do including a dog show with categories such as 'dog with the waggiest tail' and a beautiful flower show for garden enthusiasts and veterans alike. Saturday 12pm – 5pm. Tickets: £3 for adults and children under 16 go free. Visit the Okewood Summer Fair website for more details.
11 – 12 August: Chertsey Agricultural Show, The Meads, Chertsey – An annual event of farmers and landowners from Chertsey displaying their cattle, horses, pigs and sheep. Come and see how farmers sell their prize animals and how the farming industry works. There will be more fun things for all such as a dog agility show, horse show, crafts, food and more. Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm. Tickets: £9 for adults and children under 14 go free when accompanied by an adult. Visit the Chertsey Show website for more details.
16 August: Remember the Fallen, G Live, Guildford – This special performance by South of England Festival Chorus accompanied by a live orchestra will be commemorating the end of World War One's centenary. Thursday 7.30pm. Tickets: £22. Visit the G Live website for more details.
17 August: Open Air Cinema: Finding Nemo, Guildford Lido, Guildford – Want to do something different with the family? Come and watch the underwater adventures of Nemo in Guildford Lido's open air cinema. You can come for an evening swim before settling down for the film from 8.30pm. Cocktails and Mexican snacks are available, but you can also bring your own food as well. Friday 7pm. Tickets: £10. Visit the Guildford Spectrum leisure complex website for more details.
25 – 26 August: Wings and Wheels, Dunsfold Aerodrome, Cranleigh – A fantastic summer event for all to attend during the long weekend. Look to the sky and watch thrilling demonstrations from the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Red Arrows to name a few. Then back on the turf for a spectacular display of power and speed of the supercars including the McLaren 12C, Aston Martin Rapide and more. Saturday and Sunday 9am – 8pm. Tickets: £25.50 for adults and £8.50 for children under 15 years old. Visit the Wings and Wheels website for more details.
27 August: Godstone Fete and Donkey Derby, The Green, Godstone – If you haven't been to a derby, then you will not want to pass this opportunity up. The famous Donkey Derby will begin at 1.30pm where you can cheer your favourite donkey to the finish line. There will be other stalls, games, refreshments and more for the whole family to have a wonderful bank holiday day out. Monday 11am – 5pm. Visit the Godstone fete website for more details.
27 August: Peaslake Summer Fair, Peaslake Village – Come and enjoy a slice of village life at the picturesque village of Peaslake at the heart of the Surrey hills. There will be a coconut shy, stalls, refreshments, a BBQ and more. Monday 1pm – 4.30pm. Visit the event Peaslake Summer Fair Facebook page for more details.
30 August: Joke in the box, The Lightbox, Woking – Fancy going to a comedy night show? The popular series of stand-up nights is set to continue at the Lightbox. Featuring the best up-and-coming and well known acts on the stand-up circuit. Need some food to go along with the show? Reserve or buy a burger on the night. Tickets are limited so make sure to book yours in advance. Thursday 8pm – 10pm. Tickets: from £8. Visit The Lightbox website for more details.
31 August: The Churchfitters, Grayshott Folk Club, Grayshott – Great entertainment guaranteed as the Churchfitters will be returning to play their Summer Show, featuring local talent from Guildford. If you love folk music, be sure not to miss this show. Friday 7.30pm. Contact Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 for more details.