What's on in Surrey this week

Guildford on Sea, urban beach

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

Explorers Through Time is a selection of free family activities at the Surrey History Centre. Discover the adventures of Surrey explorers and get creative with arts and crafts including: make your own binoculars, help spot the hidden animals, design your own map, solve adventurous puzzles and more.

Discovering Dinosaurs is a new family-friendly exhibition at Haslemere Museum over the summer. The interactive display includes dressing up, puzzles and more! There will also be an array of fun-filled family events throughout the summer. 

Summer on the Farm at Bocketts Farm will include the usual line-up of cute and cuddly animals as well as Water Wars, panning for gold and a full programme of activities.

Animal Antics at Godstone Farm promises a daily schedule of animal madness, including pig racing, ferret agility, pony grooming, animal handling, pig and piglet feeding, face painting, tractor rides, Dino Trail, soft play, adventure playground, den building and more.

Five go on a Garden Adventure this summer at RHS Wisley. Celebrate Enid Blyton's Famous Five with some jolly japes around the garden! Follow the self-guided trail, help Uncle Quentin uncover the clues about the Robo Bees, enjoy themed crafts, den building, garden games and storytelling.

Animal Antics at Godstone Farm

Summer Family Fun at Brooklands Museum includes car rides, appearances by Bertie the Bear, trails, family workshops, bus rides and Concorde tours.

Polesdenopoly is back! If you like Monopoly, you’ll love this outdoor version of the game. Become a millionaire like Mrs Greville, the last owner of Polesden Lacey, get silly with your family and get rich quick. Cost is £5 per group of five players, plus normal admission charges. Families can also enjoy Polesden Lacey’s Go Wild Summer Crafts - buy a bag of activities to do as you walk around the grounds and complete later as well, including, making leaf crowns, a woodland mobile, wild sports and a tiny treasure hunt.

The summer trail at Hatchlands Park encourages children to keep their eyes peeled through the parkland and woodland habitats for bugs and creepy-crawlies.

Monday, August 14

There’s a fun-filled teddy bears' picnic with storytelling and songs taking place at Winkworth Arboretum today. Take your favourite cuddly along to join in the fun. Normal admission charges will apply.

Tuesday, August 15

It’s Toga Tuesday at Butser Ancient Farm – a chance to celebrate all things Roman and learn about their kitchen, home life, fashion, weaponry, art, literature, technology and engineering.

Seven Wonders at Haslemere Museum is a workshop for 5-11-year-olds. Join in to learn about the Seven Wonders of the World - ancient, modern and natural.                   

Wednesday, August 16

Wonderful Wednesdays at Weald & Downland Living Museum are fun-packed activity days with a wide range of arts, crafts and traditional countryside activities. 

Take your favourite teddy to Denbies today for a train ride through the vineyard followed by some storytelling. The Henfold birds of prey will also be at Denbies today, with a flying display planned for 12.30pm, weather permitting. 

Learn about the Romans at home today with Bourne Hall Museum. Children will discover what Roman Ewell was like with its sacred spring and secret shafts, discover how the building of a road brought Ewell in touch with the whole Empire, handle Roman objects and make a Roman lamp.

WeyfestThursday, August 17

teddy bears’ picnic and mini fete at Haslemere Museum is a drop-in event for the whole family. There will be traditional games, face painting and fun stalls. Take your teddy for a photo with Arthur the Bear. Book in advance if you would like a child’s tea.

It’s Activity Thursday at The Rural Life Centre, when children can enjoy making things, milking Daisy the Cow and launching rockets – adults are allowed to join in!

Travel back in time with Farnham Museum to learn about the art and craft of the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. This workshop is suitable for 3-11-year-olds.

Friday, August 18

Enjoy the pleasures of the seaside without leaving town with Guildford-on-Sea! The banks of the River Wey are transformed into a beach location for three days complete with bucketfuls of sand, deck chairs, balloons, Punch & Judy shows, free face painting and candyfloss.

Weyfest starts today and runs throughout the weekend. This is a family-friendly music festival with craft stalls, The KidZone, Sci-Fi Zone, and more. The line-up of music includes Buzzcocks, Alison Moyet, Jules Holland and many other great bands.

Pony Magic is visiting Hatchlands Park today, offering short rides for children aged 2-11.

Weekend, August 19 & 20

Enjoy the pleasures of the seaside without leaving town with Guildford-on-Sea! The banks of the River Wey are transformed into a beach location for three days complete with bucketfuls of sand, deck chairs, balloons, Punch & Judy shows, free face painting and candyfloss.

It’s Wiggly Weekend at Fishers Farm Park, with fun, entertainment and hands-on encounters with a selection of fascinating reptiles, bugs and amphibians from around the world.

Weyfest takes place this weekend and is a family-friendly music festival with craft stalls, The KidZone, Sci-Fi Zone, and more. The line-up of music includes Buzzcocks, Alison Moyet, Jules Holland and many other great bands.

Take a step back in time with Vintage and Steam at Weald & Downland on Saturday and Sunday. There will be steam engines on display, vintage music, crafts and demonstrations, arena displays and more.

The Make Space is open at Watts Gallery on Sunday – giving families a chance to drop in and get stuck into a craft activity.

We hope to see more of the sun than the rain this week. Whatever you end up doing, have a great week.