If you are looking for things to do with your children in Surrey and its neighbouring counties this coming weekend, we have a great range of family friendly events to choose from.
Do check the full calendar to plan ahead.
All week. Enjoy a Winter Walk at RHS Wisley too when you bring the family for a walk through the frosty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. Whilst you're there get a head start with some Christmas Shopping at RHS Wisley where the christmas shop is open all week. You can also enjoy Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley and Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley also beings. There's also a chance to take the little ones to Stories and Songs with Santa at RHS Wisley. Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities.
Get Enjoy the beauty of the Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park as the landscape garden in transformed. Christmas at Kew runs until the New Year. See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights.
Or get into the Christmas spirit with some Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace. Some of the farms are having visits from Father Christmas and running Christmas activities, including Christmas at Bocketts Farm, Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm, Festival Trail at Priory Farm, Christmas at Fishers Farm and Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garson's Farm Shop.
A few of the National Trust's in and near to Surrey are running Christmas activities, including a Christmas Trail at Hatchlands Park, 1930s themed Christmas at Polesden Lacey and a Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park.
Monday. Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey is calling you today! This post natal exercise program aims to help strengthen and stabilise the post pregnancy body, specifically targeting those weaker muscles. Classes vary each week to always keep exercises interesting and fun in the fabulous fresh air and beautiful grounds of Polesden Lacey. Also runs on Thursday.
Also at RHS WIsley today, your child might enjoy Storytime at RHS Wisley, a weekly session where they can get lost in the natural world through stories. Head down to the Christmas Shopping event at Claremont Landscape Garden during late afternoon to stock up on Christmas gifts.
Wednesday. Join Toddler Time at Rydes Hill Prep this morning. The session is FREE and geared up for 18 month to 3 year olds. This weeks session revolves around Let's get active! Pre-booking is essential.
Christmas Tots at Nower Wood runs this morning. Help Mrs Claus prepare for Christmas and try our elfish activities - venture into the woods to search for signs of reindeer, sneak around obstacles to help deliver presents and get a little soot on your nose from the chimney! Suitable for 2-5 year olds and booking required. Or get a breath of fresh air at Winkworth's Wednesday Walk with a seasonal guided walk around the Arboretum.
Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre in Woking runs today. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old. Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.
Friday. Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as the magical Palace courtyards are transformed into a stunning festive, food lover’s wonderland for the return of Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre, running today and over the weekend. Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre in Woking runs today. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old. Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show. Santa returns to Ewell Village for the annual Christmas event, Ewell Yule. The panto Cinderella at Yvonne Arnaud Guildford begins today and runs until early next year.
There are plenty of Christmas activities on today as we step into December and find our Christmas spirit! Running all weekend, these include:
- Christmas Trail and Harvest your own tree at Hindhead Common
- Breakfast with Santa at Squire's Frensham
- Dear Santa show at New Victoria Theatre, Woking
- Christmas in the Woods at Nower Wood
- Visit Father Christmas at Morden Hall Park along with Festive Carriage Rides at Morden Hall Park
- Ashstead Park Garden Centre Festive Family Fun Weekend
- Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden
- Swingbridge Santa Cruise on the River Wey
- Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum
- Festive Fayre at Hampton Court Palace
- Christmas at Birdworld
- Christmas at London Wetland Centre
- Santa Specials at Rural Life Museum
- Victorian Carousel at Hatchlans Park
- Cinderella at Yvonne Arnaud Guildford
There are plenty of other activities this weekend so check our full calendar for extra ideas.
Saturday. Santa will be giving his reindeer a rest for a while and borrowing the VC10 aircraft for Santa on the VC10 at Brooklands Museum today. Booking required. Festive Fun at Wild Families, Newlands Corner also runs today. Or enjoy 'A Dickens of a Christmas' at Cranleigh Arts Centre. Or visit a Christmas Fair in Weybridge.
Sunday. Visit Debies Santa's Cellar Grotto and enjoy a train ride followed by a visit to Father Christmas himself. No space at home to be messy? Drop into the Make Space at Watts Gallery and explore different types of materials and making with your family.For more festive fun step inside the Giant Snow Globe at The Square, Camberley. Train enthusiasts will enjoy the Christmas Special at Guildford Model Engineering in Stoke Park. You can also find your Christmas spirit with Carols at The Belfry in Redhill.
We've got a mixed bag of rain and shine ahead of us this week. Whatever you end up doing, have a great week!