We may not be able to get out and about this summer, but many of Surrey's attractions are bringing the fun to us this year. Despite everywhere being closed it is still possible for your family to 'visit' somewhere different as there are plenty of Surrey attractions and venues that have opened their doors to us 'virtually' during this period.

https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/whats-on/watts-home-make-space/Below we have picked out a few of these and summarised their offering. We have also given you some suggestions for places around the rest of the UK and around the world. If there's somewhere you've always wanted to go to, like the Great Wall of China or the Taj Mahal, now is your chance to experience these wonders of the world in a way that gets closer to the real thing.

Surrey-based 'virtual' activities and tours


Watch the penguins being fed live. Birdworld are streaming their penguin feeds on YouTube. Check their social media channels for dates and times. Watch penguin feeding.

Godstone Farm

Get your fluffy chick fix this Spring by viewing the chick-cam at Godstone Farm. You can also watch videos of other animals like the goats and rabbits. Full on cute alert! Watch baby animals.

Watts Gallery Artists' Village 

Watts Gallery have put together a fantastic programme and have managed to continue some of their drop-in workshops like The Make Space online. You can also take a 360 tour around the paintings, sculptures and Arts and Crafts architecture and explore the beautiful woodlands and grounds. You can experience the studio as if the artist had just walked out. Click to tour.

Polesden Lacey

The National Trust have uploaded over 10,000 of Polesden Lacey's items online, including Dutch Old Master paintings. Explore the collection.

Kew Gardens

Escape to Kew Gardens and see the beautiful blooms as spring unfolds at Kew. Travel to the tropics, the desert and the mountains as you explore the gardens from your sofa. Virtual Kew.

Further afield in the UK


Take an interactive tour of Stonehenge with a 360 degree view from inside the monument  and click on pop-out videos to find out more. You can also enjoy a live view from within the stone circle and learn about the solar and planet alignment from the ancient stones. Tour Stonehenge

Natural History Museum

Wander the museum's halls, inspecting the butterflies, birds, beasts and fossils up close. An interactive guide gives further details about the 80 million specimens. Ideal for the dinosaur fans in your family. Visit Natural History Museum.

RAF Museum

Panoramic views under the wings of historial aircraft in the musuem's huge hangers. Includes the famous Bomber Hall. Visit RAF Museum.

Marwell Zoo

Check out the webcams and watch what the giraffes and other animals chilling and milling around on the live stream. Watch animals at Marwell.

Rest of the world

Taj Mahal

Explore the 350-year old palace, including the white marbel mausoleum, reflecting pool, paradise gardens and sandstone mosque. Tour Taj Mahal.

Eiffel Tower

View Paris and beyond from the look-out platform at the top of the tower. You can visit the digital exhibition to explore and learn about the history and construction of the tower. Trek up the Eiffel Tower.

Pyramids of Giza

Visit two of the largest pyramids ever built as well as the Great Sphinx. Explore Pyramids in Egypt.

Great Wall of China

Walk along the path on top of the wall and take in the 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. Walk the Great Wall of China.

We hope you enjoy your virtual tour of Surrey, the UK and the rest of the world and hope it keeps you and your family occupied until we can start visiting these places for real again.