We’re nearly at the end of the school summer holidays already. Hopefully you’ve managed to have a great time – even if you have had to juggle work and childcare.
If you have time to make a few more memories, there are lots of activities and events taking place this week – we’ve highlighted a few below...
The Surrey Mummy listings sections are packed with information on days out, including days out, garden centres, parks and playgrounds and rainy days (let’s hope you don’t need this one). You can find all of these sections under the main things to do page.garden centres, parks and playgrounds and more. You can find all of these sections under the main things to do page.
Please also head to our what’s on calendar for the full list and also for full venue and time details.
It’s also important to check with the venue before setting off to ensure the activity is going ahead or in some cases, to book your place.
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.
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.
Summer Family Fun at Brooklands Museum includes car rides, appearances by Bertie the Bear, trails, family workshops, bus rides and Concorde tours.
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 21
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 22
Why not pop your wellies on and take part in some pond dipping today at Witley Common? Sit by the water for a while and see what turns up in your net. This is organised by the National Trust and should be booked in advance.
Discovering Dinosaurs at Haslemere Museum is a workshop for 5-11-year-olds. What will palaeontologists Betty Brickley and Brad Brickston find as they travel to a remote island off the coast of Costa Rica where dinosaurs are rumoured to still exist and roam the island?
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.
Wednesday, August 23
Wonderful Wednesdays at Weald & Downland Living Museum are fun-packed activity days with a wide range of arts, crafts and traditional countryside activities.
The Tropical Rainforest Roadshow is at Denbies today, when you can meet snakes, lizards, mini-beasts and frogs for an inspiring animal encounter.
WW1 – the Home Front at Bourne Hall Museum will teach children what life was like during the war and give them a chance to make their own Victoria Cross.
Learn about bees, visit the observation hive and take part in some bee related craft activities with a family drop-in event entitled Get Buzzing! at Haslemere Museum.
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 25
Pony Magic is visiting Hatchlands Park today, offering short rides for children aged 2-11.
Weekend, August 26 & 27
The Egham Royal Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday and includes marquees packed with horticulture, intricate model engines, craft stands, fairground rides, tombola, Punch & Judy shows, a bouncy castle a Junior GP electric go-kart track, boating pond, falconry, archery, an animal marquee and much more.
Put on your glitter and dancing shoes for a disco weekend at Fishers Farm Park. This promises to be ‘the grooviest party of the summer’.
The Make Space is open at Watts Gallery on Sunday – giving families a chance to drop in and get stuck into a craft activity.
If you want to plan ahead, have a look at our What's on feature for the coming week to find events and activities running in and around Surrey: