Month Flat Week Day

Train rides at Great Cockrow Railway

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 1:30 am - 5:00 am

The Great Cockcrow Railway is open every Sunday from 6th May until 28th October. We operate from 1.30pm till 5.00pm with the booking office closing at 4:45pm.

We will also be running on Wednesdays from 1st to 29th August. Trains run from 1:00pm till 4:00pm, with the last tickets being sold at 3.45pm.


Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and explore Box Hill this Summer (6th July 2018 - 23rd September 2018). Join our Nature's Harvest Trail with a modern twist and you will be sure to find some delicious natural treats which are used to make mouth-watering snacks in our Café. Suitable for ages 2+.

Please be aware you will need to have a QR reader downloaded on a mobile device (often free to download) so that you can join in with this trail. The trail will start at the Shepherd's Hut. Donation £1 per trail please.

GoFest South in Guildford

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

GoFest is back at the inspirational facilities of Surrey Sports Park on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July 2018. 50 Sports, Dance and Fitness related activties ALL INCLUDED in the ticket price, for ALL the family to enjoy, whatever age, ability or fitness level! GoFest is about just "having a go" with family friendly 30 - 45 minute coaching sessions from a raft of experienced partners in a fantastic, fun and supportive festival environment. With main stage music and dance acts, talent competition, tournaments, food outlets, bars, massage and a brilliant exhibition and retail area there is something for everyone! About 40% of GoFest is indoors so we are even weather proof! Heavily Discounted Tickets Available.

Farnborough International Airshow at Brooklands Museum

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Held at the historical Farnborough International Airport –the birthplace of British aviation, the show features a jam-packed display both on the ground and in the air. Aerobatic teams, Wingwalkers, fast jets, military giants, civil airliners and historic aircraft will all grace the skies over Farnborough. 

Join Brooklands Museum in our pavilion, where we will be putting on a display to celebrate pioneers of aviation, the First World War centenary and the new Aircraft Factory exhibition.

Whilst the world-famous flying display delivers 5 hours of dramatic action in the skies, the fun doesn’t stop in the air! We have a wealth of entertainment, education and interaction; including flight simulators, the ever-popular Space Zone and the technologies of tomorrow at our Innovation Zone. Meet the past, present and future of aviation with a range of both historic and modern aircraft to explore, as well as a host of other exciting attractions.

Held across the 21st – 22nd July, if it’s fun for the whole family that you’re after, make sure your sights are set on Farnborough! Tickets on sale now. Kids under 16 accompanied by an adult go free.

Ford MKII car rally at the Rural Life Centre

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ford MKII Independent day 2017. A selection of MKII Consuls, Zephyrs and Zodiacs 1956-62 will be on display. A live band will be playing music from the 50s and 60s. All classic cars are welcome. A trophy will be presented for best visitors Classic Car.   


The Cheese and Chilli Festival in Guildford

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The event will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’. Come rain or shine, the event will be fantastic!
The venue boasts a great space and is a beautiful setting which helps make the atmosphere amazing. We will again see more cheese and chillies on offer from around the world than previous years’, so come and enjoy.

The event has an obvious focus on cheese and chilli, but there will be something for everyone at the event and is a perfect family day out with FREE activities for children and adults to take part in as well as fun rides and games etc.  Other entertainments include, PIG RACING, Cooking Demonstrations, Presentations, Tastings, Man V Food Challenge, Chilli Eating Competitions, Magic Shows, Falconry Flying Displays, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling plus lots more.

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There’s no right or wrong answer on this Incredible Inventions family trail, it’s all up to you to decide what tool you want to invent. Spot the trail boards around the Pleasure Grounds with a different step to complete an outstanding invention.

Along the route also look out for letters hidden on our trail boards and un-jumble these letters to spell out a word.

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds you can collect your Incredible Inventions trail from the Car Park or Church Lodge Receptions at £3 each.  The route is suitable for buggies on a paved route but can be muddy in wet weather. Please collect your prize from receptions before 4:30pm.

'The Court Must Have a Queen' at Hampton Court Palace

All day

Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

The Court Must Have a Queen runs from the 29 June- 3 September 2018 Thursday- Monday. 

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.

Gnomus: caretaker of the Earth at Kew Gardens

All day

Meet Gnomus, a giant puppet who will lead you on a story-filled adventure through the world's temperate lands.

The last survivor of an ancient race, Gnomus is a font of knowledge. As 'caretaker of the Earth', he's emerged from his underground home to check on the plants at the Temperate House.

In a gift to Kew, Gnomus is sharing special stories that show children how important it is to value and learnabout some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. 

Performances will last 15 minutes. Please check times at the gate upon arrival into the gardens. FREE with your entry to the gardens.


50 days of Summer at Birdworld

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Birdworld this holiday for their 50 days of Summer Anniversary Trail! Follow the trail around the park everyday from Monday 16th July to Monday 3rd September to find out fascinating facts about the park’s 50 year history and take part in several challenges from Ivor the Cockatoo!

Alongside the trail, each weekday Birdworld will be hosting either fascinating Animal Extras hosted by the Birdworld Keepers, Arts and Crafts  or hilarious Entertainment Sessions with performers from Chubby’s World of Magic or special entertainer Crazee Hazee.

From magic acts to arts and crafts and mind-blowing facts there will be something for everyone at Birdworld this summer! Click the days below to find out more information about what is happening each weekday this holiday.

Summer Fun on the farm at Bocketts Farm

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Find your magic at Bocketts Farm with a fun themed trail to explore. Will you become a fairy or a dragon as you find the mythical creatures and collect your magic powers? 
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Race
  • PAN FOR GOLD at the Last Chance Mine. Just £2 per person with a souvenir medal to take home.
  • Get creative in our CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets and lots more! All included in the entry fee
  • Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of WATER WARS! 
  • Launch water filled balloons at your opponents and prepared to get wet!

OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here’s your chance to become a Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck. There are loads of exciting activities waiting for you this summer, from pond dipping, to bird watching and scavenger hunts. 

Join us at the Lodge where you’ll find our new Ranger Camp. Here you’ll find out how to survive in the wild. Build your own shelter, learn how to start a fire or join our camp fire cooking workshop.

Grab your FREE Wildlife Ranger logbook when you arrive and start your expedition at WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a wild day out for the whole family!

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: free with paid admission to the Centre.

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Runs 30 June to 1 September. FREE entry.

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition.  Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures.  There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more.  The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website and social media pages, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer, visit

Winkworth Worldwide Week Trail

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come and discover the international trees who have made their home at Winkworth. Perfect for inquisitive minds and budding adventurers. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a musical trail around the parkland. Spot the musical instruments and try out some of the activities to see what sounds you can hear. You can even make some music yourself!  

Normal admission to the parkland applies.

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a go at some larger than life-sized games on Apple Orchard - try skilttles, jenga, connect 4, noughts and crosses and more...

Wildlife Detective Trail at Morden Hall Park

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Look for different species of wildlife, use the map to record them and try to solve fun games.

Rare and traditional breeds show at Weald and Downland

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Four legs, furry legs, trotters and hooves… come and see cattle, sheep, pigs and goats in this delightful agricultural show for rare and traditional breeds! With prizes at stake and classes for young handlers.

The Jurassic Discovery - Summer Holiday Family Fun at RHS Wisley

All day

Take a step back in time this summer at RHS Garden Wisley and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot. With Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays. 

The Make Space at Watts Gallery

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

No space at home to be messy? Drop in to the Make Space. From printmaking to painting and sewing to sculpture, families can explore different kinds of materials and making.

Pony Magic at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pony rides for children. A truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. Children are led on a 3-5 minute ride, suitable for 2-11 year olds.

ACM Open Day

All day

At ACM it’s you that matters most and whoever you want to be we’ll help you on your way to achieving your ambitions. We have numerous opportunities for you to visit us, so you can see what life as an ACM student is really like. Registration is required for all Open Day visitors. Please complete the form at and we’ll be in touch to confirm your booking.

Albury Music Festival

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a family-friendly festival of live music featuring talented musicians from the local area, many of whom also play both nationally and internationally.

There will be a barbecue, bar, bouncy castle, face-painting, stalls, a raffle, and more. The festival takes place at Albury Cricket Ground and is free to attend.


Train rides at Mizens Miniature Railway in Knaphill

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mizens Railway is now open every Sunday afternoon, 2-5pm, until 30th September, plus Thursday afternoons (also 2-5pm) during August.

Farnborough International Air Show

All day

Held at the historical Farnborough International Airport –the birthplace of British aviation, the show features a jam-packed display both on the ground and in the air. Aerobatic teams, Wingwalkers, fast jets, military giants, civil airliners and historic aircraft will all grace the skies over Farnborough. 

Kids under 16 go FREE.

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