Sheep and lamb at Bocketts Farm

After three months of lockdown, many places to visit in Surrey have announced that they've been able to open again, albeit with some differences.

Social distancing is paramount with many venues adapting their layouts, keeping certain areas closed and most places are focusing on making use of their outdoor spaces.

It is now virtually impossible to just turn up somewhere with the majority of attractions operating a pre-booked ticketing system.

All that said, we're in a much better position than we have been to enjoy the fabulous open spaces that Surrey has to offer.

We have summarised what's open and any extra info you might need in the list below, with links to their websites in case anything has changed since the time of writing.

Click on the place name of each venue to get to their website. Please do check ahead to avoid disappointment. Government advice is changing thick and fast at the moment, so it is advisable that you get the latest information from the venue before you set out.


Gardens and parks are open in Surrey through advanced booking. Every Friday tickets are released for the following week. Entry numbers are limited. Countryside car parks are generally open, but it’s worth checking ahead before you set off.  Spaces may be limited so if you find that the car park is full please return again another time.  Houses remain closed.


Open with refreshments available. Advanced online booking required for tours. 

Gatton Park

Open to walk around, but without any of the usual activities.

Hampton Court Palace

Some outdoor spaces open Wednesday to Sunday. Palace interiors reopen on 17 July. The Magic Garden open during August and September.

Kew Gardens

Garden open to limited numbers. Book timeslot in advance online.

Loseley Park

Gardens only open every day except Friday. One-way system around walled garden and some areas blocked off.


Landscape open but non-members must book in advance. Grotto and play area closed. Takeaway only from café and picnics encouraged.

RHS Garden Wisley  (pictured)

Gardens open under a pre-booking system. Glasshouse and Back to Nature Garden for children still closed.

The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

Open, with advanced-booking only.

The Medicine Garden

Courtyard, garden open. Café serving outside only. Closing down at end of July after which a refurbishment will take place for the rest of the summer season.

The Savill Garden

Park open but play area and toilets closed.

The Sculpture Park

Open, with advanced-booking only.


Open, with advanced-booking only.

Fishers Farm Park  (pictured)

Open for pre-booked tickets with indoor play area still closed.

British Wildlife Centre

Open at weekends and every day throughout the summer holidays. Pre-booking online essential.

Butser Ancient Farm

Open for limited dates and times, for pre-booked tickets only. 

Bocketts Farm

Open, with advanced-booking only. Indoor playbarns, pony rides, tractor rides and some other areas still closed.

Godstone Farm and Playbarn

Open, with tickets strictly pre-book only.

Hobbledown Farm and Adventure Park

Fully open with all outdoor play available. Pre-book online.

Chessington World of Adventures and Zoo

Open. Temperature check upon arrival and face masks mandatory on certain rides, although not required for children under 6. Pre-book tickets online to guarantee entry.

Legoland Windsor (pictured) 

Open. Pre-book tickets online in advance. Temperature check on arrival, socially distanced queueing and modified seating arrangements on rides.

Thorpe Park

Open for pre-booked ticket holders only, with safety measures in place.

Rural Life Living Museum

Opening from 11 July but limited tickets with pre-booking essential.

Watts Gallery Artists' Village

Open with limited capacity in café, shop and gallery. Outdoor areas open and Watts at Home online programme still running. 

Weald and Downland Living Museum

Open, with pre-booking essential.

Adventurous activities which are now open for online booking:

Indoor play and soft play centres, leisure centres, swimming pools, theatres and most indoor museums remain closed.