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Mon. 13 Aug, 2018

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Tue. 14 Aug, 2018

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Wed. 15 Aug, 2018

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Thu. 16 Aug, 2018

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Fri. 17 Aug, 2018

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Sat. 18 Aug, 2018

Nature's harvest trail at Box Hill

Sat. 18 Aug, 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.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Bat Walks at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Discover these wonderful creatures on our ranger-guided walks. See the bats dart and dive and hear their 'silent' nocturnal calls with special detectors.

Spend an evening with the rangers at Polesden Lacey discovering all that is hidden in the dark. The majority of the evening will be spent looking and listening out for bats swooping across the night sky. We also hope to set up a moth 'trap' to enable us to see what sort of soft winged beasties are out in Polesden during the evening. Weather permitting there may be opportunities to do some simple star gazing.

Saturdays from 21 Jul-25 Aug and Wednesdays from 1-29 Aug 2018, 9.30-11.30pm. Adult £8, child £4 plus normal admission. Call 01372 452048 to book.

Luna Cinema for kids at Priory Park, Reigate

All day

Going to the cinema with young children can be stressful; getting little people to sit still for over an hour, negotiating constant snack and toilet breaks whilst also trying to stay quiet can be tough. That is why this year the UK’s leading open air cinema company The Luna Cinema is launching Luna Kids Cinema, the UK’s first and only open-air cinema experience designed specifically for families and children of all ages.

 

Priory Park, Reigate

                  15 August / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

                  16 August / The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

                  16 August / Despicable Me 3 (2017)

                  16 August / Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

                  17 August / Tangled (2010)

                  17 August / Paddington 2 (2017)

                  17 August / Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

                  18 August / Lion King (1994)

                  18 August / The Incredibles (2004)

                  18 August / Cinderella (2016)

                  19 August / Finding Dory (2016)

                  19 August / Cars 3 (2017)

                  19 August / Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

                  20 August / Moana (2016)

                  20 August / Zootropolis (2016)

                  20 August / Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

 

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Sat. 18 Aug, 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

Sat. 18 Aug, 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

Sat. 18 Aug, 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

Wiggly Weekend at Fishers Farm

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This family favourite encompasses a full weekend of fun, entertainment, and hands-on encounters with a selection of fascinating reptiles, bugs and amphibians from around the world. These captivating creatures will be presented by our very own expert ‘Nicky’ from ‘Animal Extravaganza’ who will share her passion for these wonderful ‘wigglies’ with live participation sessions throughout your day. She brings creatures such as snakes, tarantulas, lizards, geckos, cockroaches, you name it, Nicky’s probably got it!

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Sat. 18 Aug, 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.

Guildford-on-Sea 2018

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Enjoy all the fun of the seaside again this August as Guildford transforms the banks of the River Wey into Guildford-on- Sea, a pleasure beach for all the family slap bang in the centre of town.

Located next to The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford’s urban beach is free to enter and will be open daily from 10am – 6pm, 16 to 18 August 2018. 

Complete with bucketfuls of sand, deck chairs, balloons, Punch & Judy shows, free face painting and candyfloss, it’s the ideal place to have fun with the kids after a busy day at the shops. Guildford-on-Sea promises to make waves throughout the town, with a great selection of summertime entertainment.

 

Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts at Haslemere Museum

Sat. 18 Aug, 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 www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

Minibeast Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In summer, Winkworth comes alive with all sorts of interesting creatures. Follow the trail and see what you can spot. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 18 Aug, 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.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 18 Aug, 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

Sat. 18 Aug, 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.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Carnivorous Plant Society Show at RHS Wisley

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:15 am - 4:30 pm

Fascinating displays of carnivorous plants from around the world. Talks on the planting, care and use of these plants in the garden. Unusual plants and books for sale. 

Tiny Explorers at Hampton Court Palace - activities for under 4s

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Tiny Explorers Under 4's activities at Hampton Court Palace Explore and play in the palace together! Discover the stories of Hampton Court Palace in our multi-sensory sessions for under 4s. Through music, movement, messy play and more, you and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories. Come and discover the palace together guided by a specialist facilitator. Our spring terms runs on selected Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 February – 24 March We run three sessions on each day: Babies (non-walkers) 10.30 – 11.30 Walkers (up to 4yrs) 13.00 – 14.00 Walkers (up to 4yrs) 14.30 – 15.30 Prices £6 per session (£5 for members) Each ticket allows entry for one child and up to two adults. Tiny Explorer tickets do not include full palace entry. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Find out more here: http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-pal ... explorers/ https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-pa ... and-times/ Or for more information please call 020 3166 6000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vintage and steam at Weald and Downland

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Take a step back in time and experience the nostalgic sights and sounds of an era when steam and world class engineering powered the country!

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. 

Minibeast Crafts at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Build a portable hotel for the minibeasts in your garden to live in. Normal admission applies, £1.50 per craft.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Weyfest Music Festival nr Farnham

All day

Weyfest is a premium boutique-style festival which has been held in Tilford, Surrey in August each year since 2007. At Weyfest you will experience fine foods, wines, ales, ciders and lagers, cocktails and champagne bars - all at reasonable prices.  There are plenty of posh CLEAN toilets that are topped up with supplies all weekend, a beautiful camp site with wonderful hot showers and great sound quality from the 4 stages, all set in 10 acres of stunning woodland of the Rural Life Centre museum - home to 40,000 fascinating artefacts of country life. There's plenty to entertain all ages, quite apart from the fabulous music! 

 

Treasure Island - Open-Air Theatre at Squire's Milford

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Squire’s Garden Centre in Milford (Surrey) is hosting an open-air theatre production of “Treasure Island” on Saturday 18th August and Monday 27th August.
 
Bring a picnic, and a blanket or chair, and soak up the atmosphere in the stunning garden setting at Squire’s in Milford. Entrance is 6pm, and the show is 7-9pm with a short interval.
 
Tickets are £14 for adults and £9 for children (under 4’s are free), or £40 for a family of 4. Book at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Open Air Cinema at Guildford Lido

Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Three much loved family classic films are showing at Guildford Lido this summer. 

  • Finding Nemo - Friday 17 August
  • Pitch Perfect - Saturday 18 August
  • The Fast and the Furious - Sunday 19 August

Swimming and slides available from 7-8pm. Film from 8.30pm. Deck chairs £13 / Standard £10.

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018

Train rides at Great Cockrow Railway

Sun. 19 Aug, 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. 19 Aug, 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.

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius exhibition at Watts Gallery

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit this exhibition over the summer holidays.

On selected days (31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 2-2.40pm)  you can examine fantasy ships inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate - Inventor - Genius. Pre-booking required.

Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre's

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are some fantastic gardening and craft activities for children at Squire’s Garden Centres this August. Called “Create & Grow” there are different activities each week, including planting and decorating a summer pot (£6), decorating a trio of bug suncatcher wind chimes (£4.50), and a wildlife hunt around the garden centre with a sweet treat at the end (£2.50)!

There are also free activities including spot the difference sheets, a bug word search, and a paper butterfly maze. Each child receives a sticker when they complete the free activity.

Create & Grow at Squire’s is on every Monday and Tuesday morning (9am-12.30pm), as well as Wednesday mornings at many centres until the 29thAugust. 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day. All activities are on a first come, first served basis, and each activity lasts around 20 minutes. Excludes Squire’s in Chertsey and Frensham.

Luna Cinema for kids at Priory Park, Reigate

All day

Going to the cinema with young children can be stressful; getting little people to sit still for over an hour, negotiating constant snack and toilet breaks whilst also trying to stay quiet can be tough. That is why this year the UK’s leading open air cinema company The Luna Cinema is launching Luna Kids Cinema, the UK’s first and only open-air cinema experience designed specifically for families and children of all ages.

 

Priory Park, Reigate

                  15 August / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

                  16 August / The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

                  16 August / Despicable Me 3 (2017)

                  16 August / Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

                  17 August / Tangled (2010)

                  17 August / Paddington 2 (2017)

                  17 August / Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

                  18 August / Lion King (1994)

                  18 August / The Incredibles (2004)

                  18 August / Cinderella (2016)

                  19 August / Finding Dory (2016)

                  19 August / Cars 3 (2017)

                  19 August / Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

                  20 August / Moana (2016)

                  20 August / Zootropolis (2016)

                  20 August / Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

 

'Incredible inventions' family trail at Petworth House

Sun. 19 Aug, 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. 19 Aug, 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. 19 Aug, 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

Wiggly Weekend at Fishers Farm

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This family favourite encompasses a full weekend of fun, entertainment, and hands-on encounters with a selection of fascinating reptiles, bugs and amphibians from around the world. These captivating creatures will be presented by our very own expert ‘Nicky’ from ‘Animal Extravaganza’ who will share her passion for these wonderful ‘wigglies’ with live participation sessions throughout your day. She brings creatures such as snakes, tarantulas, lizards, geckos, cockroaches, you name it, Nicky’s probably got it!

Festival on the Farm at Godstone Farm

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm.

There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with our mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by our storytellers.

Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement!

We’re hoping for sandals rather than wellies, but mud doesn’t matter with our rainy day guarantee!*

Festival on the Farm runs from 23rd July to 3rd September 2018.

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre

Sun. 19 Aug, 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. 19 Aug, 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 www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Patches Playtime at Squire's Badshot Lea

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Squire’s Garden Centres has a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called “Patches Playtime” children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea (Surrey) and Stanmore (Middlesex) from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.

There’s plenty to do down on the farm:

  • Two great puppet shows
  • Plant a magic carrot seed
  • Create a flower windmill
  • Dig for potatoes
  • Wash the life-like cow and her calves

Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

Minibeast Week Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In summer, Winkworth comes alive with all sorts of interesting creatures. Follow the trail and see what you can spot. Normal admission applies, 50p per trail sheet.

Musical Adventure at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 19 Aug, 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.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep, 10am–5pm

NAA plus 50p per trail.

Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail. We have hidden some bugs in the garden, how many can you find?

Giant games in the orchard at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 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. 19 Aug, 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.

Phoebe the apprentice ranger at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an interactive family experience. Visitors will get to meet Phoebe, who has landed her dream summer job as an apprentice
ranger at Polesden Lacey. But she is only 16 and not qualified in the eyes of her boss, Lennie. So she plans to show Lennie that younger people can look after the countryside just as well as the older generation.At Phoebe’s basecamp in the grounds she will be giving out challenges and missions for
groups to complete around the estate. Help Phoebe to learn more about the estate and countryside code to earn ranger badges and ensure she can keep her dream job after the summer.

This is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Surrey Classic Vehicle Club display at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Come and see these wonderful vehicles from the Surrey Classic Vehicle Club in the glorious setting of Polesden Lacey.

Sun 19 Aug 2018, 10am-4.30pm. Free with normal admission.

Carnivorous Plant Society Show at RHS Wisley

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:15 am - 4:30 pm

Fascinating displays of carnivorous plants from around the world. Talks on the planting, care and use of these plants in the garden. Unusual plants and books for sale. 

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. 19 Aug, 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.

Florabundance at Watts Gallery

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Thursday & Sundays throughout August, 11am – 4pm

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop.

Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings.

Minibeast Crafts at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Build a portable hotel for the minibeasts in your garden to live in. Normal admission applies, £1.50 per craft.

Craft activities at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get creative this summer, and try a different craft activity every week of the holidays. What will you create - a dreamcatcher, a kite, a puppet, a mask...?

Weekdays 23 July-31 August, 11am-2pm.

Pony Magic at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 19 Aug, 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.

Teddy Bears Picnic at Mizens Railway

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

No booking required, just drop in.

Train rides at Mizens Miniature Railway in Knaphill

Sun. 19 Aug, 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.

Open Afternoon at Guildford Model Engineering in Stoke Park

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks. Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor "garden" railways will be running, as will our OO gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available.

Lazy Jazz Sundays at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a lazy afternoon listening to live music every Sunday this summer as well as August Bank Holiday Monday. 

Spread out your rug on the South Lawn, take time to peruse the Sunday papers and relax with a picnic listening to wonderful live music every Sunday from June into September and also August Bank Holiday Monday.

In the case of wet weather, the musicians will play inside the house for you to enjoy their music as you explore Mrs Greville's country home.

Sundays from 22 Jul-16 Sep 2018, 2-4pm. Free with normal admission.

Unseen Spaces Tour at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Wed 18 Jul 2018-Fri 14 Sep, 2.15-3.15pm. Free with normal admission.

Weyfest Music Festival nr Farnham

All day

Weyfest is a premium boutique-style festival which has been held in Tilford, Surrey in August each year since 2007. At Weyfest you will experience fine foods, wines, ales, ciders and lagers, cocktails and champagne bars - all at reasonable prices.  There are plenty of posh CLEAN toilets that are topped up with supplies all weekend, a beautiful camp site with wonderful hot showers and great sound quality from the 4 stages, all set in 10 acres of stunning woodland of the Rural Life Centre museum - home to 40,000 fascinating artefacts of country life. There's plenty to entertain all ages, quite apart from the fabulous music! 

 

Open Air Cinema at Guildford Lido

Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Three much loved family classic films are showing at Guildford Lido this summer. 

  • Finding Nemo - Friday 17 August
  • Pitch Perfect - Saturday 18 August
  • The Fast and the Furious - Sunday 19 August

Swimming and slides available from 7-8pm. Film from 8.30pm. Deck chairs £13 / Standard £10.

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