Most of the schools go back at some point this week, but there are still a few activities taking place for those who have a few more days off, as well as for those of you with pre-schoolers.
We have tried to list as many as we can here, but please also head to our what’s on calendar for more events and details.
You can also get lots of ideas and inspiration from our listings sections for ideas, including days out, garden centres, parks and playgrounds and (let’s hope you don’t need this one) rainy days. You can find all of these sections and more under the main things to do page.
Please don’t forget to check with the venue before setting off to ensure the activity is going ahead or in some cases, to book your place.
Throughout the holidays
Trails and activities still running at National Trust properties this week:
Weekend September 1-2
The vintage revival weekend at the Rural Life Centre promises entertainment for all ages, from dance classes to makeovers, stalls and live music. The Dance Movement will be offering tuition and demos in 1940s and 50s dances, accompanied by the joyous tones of a Glenn Miller tribute band. An evening tea dance will also offer visitors the chance to show off their Jive and Lindy hop on the Saturday. There will also be a display of hot rods and other vintage cars. All visitors are welcome to dress up for the occasion, and stallholders will sell vintage wares from the 1940s, '50s and '60s.
Fishers Farm is recruiting soldiers for its Army Weekend! If you think you’ve got what it takes to tackle the Army Assault Course, pack your bags and sign up for a fantastic day out at Fishers Farm with the chance to earn yourself a medal if you can pass your training!
Enjoy seasonal demonstrations and see a variety of different produce as part of Harvest Weekend at Weald and Downland museum on Saturday and Sunday.
Harvest Museli is a workshop taking place at Haslemere museum. Learn about different grains from field to cereal bowl and make your own muesli to take home.
Hollycombe Museum's annual model weekend will attract all kinds of models and modellers, with railway layouts, fairground models, miniature traction engines, and more! Sounds like a great one for those little train enthusiasts.
Woking Food and Drink Festival is a FREE event taking place in the town centre. There will be live cookery demonstrations, celebrity chefs, family activities, workshops, live music and street entertainment.
American Day at Brooklands Museum on Sunday is a day dedicated to vehicles from across the pond and will include gleaming Dodge, Chryslers, Mustangs, Hot Rods and much more in and around the Paddock and Motoring Village.
Live Local, Love Winkworth on Sunday is a free event at Winkworth with family-friendly activities, live music and community stalls. There’ll be something to see and do in every corner of the arboretum.
Monday is your last chance to enjoy 50 Days of Summer at Birdworld, which includes fascinating facts, a trail around the park, challenges from Ivor the cockatoo, entertainment sessions, arts and crafts and more.
Buggyfit is taking place at Polesden Lacey on Monday, giving you a chance to work off some of those summer ice creams whilst your little one stays with you. This post natal exercise program aims to help strengthen and stabilise the post pregnancy body.
Story time at RHS Wisley is a nice gentle activity to start the week with on Monday. Children can get lost in the natural world of creepy-crawlies and garden adventures. Sessions last around 20 minutes and are suitable for under 5yrs accompanied by an adult.
Wisley Flower Show starts on Tuesday and runs until September 9. Browse, buy and get advice from more than 50 specialist nurseries and enjoy displays, demonstrations and talks.
FREE Wild Tots taster sessions are being offered in Nower Wood on Thursday and Friday, giving little ones a chance to enjoy Forest School inspired adventures, stories and discoveries in the woods. This is suitable for 2-5-year-olds and booking is essential.
Another free taster session is available at Stagecoach in Cobham on Thursday, when young people can try some singing, acting and dancing and find out a bit more about what Stagecoach offers.
Maisie Goes to the Museum at Haslemere Museum on Friday is a storytelling session for the under-fives and their parent or carer. There is no need to book in advance.
Weekend September 8-9
Wild Families with the Surrey Wildlife Trust on Saturday is a session for the whole family! Bring out your family's wild side with games, crafts and activities to engage with nature, fun for all the family.Cost is £5, babes in arms FREE. Booking essential, please book for each person attending the event.
To celebrate Heritage Open Days, there will be an object handling session at The Lightbox on Saturday, with artefacts from the museum's history collection. This is a drop-in session suitable for visitors aged 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Woodwork Saturday Club by The Great British Woodshop will give children an opportunity to learn a wide range of skills including respect for tools and carpentry and construction skills.
Haslemere Museum is celebrating Heritage Open Days 2018 and the its 130th anniversary with a special trail and children’s activities on Saturday.
Donkey Day out at the Rural Life Centre on Sunday will feature talks, demonstrations and displays on the theme of these lovely animals. The organisers say that the aim of the event is for everyone to have a relaxing time...and that includes the donkeys!
Have a great week.