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95 Things To Do With The Kids This Summer In Surrey and Hampshire

July 1, 2017

Packed full of great ideas to keep the children busy during the 2017 summer holidays. With ideas ranging from attractions, parks, cheap days out, National Trust areas, woodland walks, and free places to visit and have fun, this ‘Things To Do With Kids This Summer In Surrey and Hampshire’ guide is a must read as the summer holidays creep closer and closer.

In Hampshire, the start of the summer holidays is 26 July 2017 and school starts around the 3rd September. In Surrey, the summer school term ends on 21st and school resumes on 4th September.

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I’ve decided to leave out soft play centres and stay and play/ceramics cafe type attractions because a simple google search will always reveal the closets one to you and I would say, if you’re reading this, there’s probably a good chance you’ve already been to one or two soft play places in your time!

Here is a list of great attractions, days out and walks that will hopefully help you plan your summer. I’ve tried to include as many free and cheap options as possible on the lists, as we all know that being a parent is expensive and, although we want to give our children the best memories, it’s important to remember that what our kids will appreciate more is the time you’ve spent with them, not the money you’ve spent on them! So with that in mind, I hope you’re able to find a few ideas that suit your family and their needs this summer.

I’m also in the process of writing a comprehensive β€œWhat’s On For Kid This Summer In Surrey and Hampshire 2018” guide that I would urge you to look at if you want to plan some great events into your summer festivities! Link will be here when it’s live.

(Prices exclude Gift Aid)

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Things To Do With The Kids This Summer In Surrey

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Theme Parks/Play Spaces/Farms

  • Epsom: Hobbledown Basically the coolest place on Earth – a dreamy adventure farm park jam packed full of fun for children aged roughly between 3-13. Prices vary by time of day, but no matter what time you arrive, under 2’s get free entry.

  • Chertsey: Thorpe Park

  • Chessington: Chessigton World Of Adventures Liz from used her merlin family to visit Chessington and share their experiences and what to expect from a day out here.

  • Farnham: Go Ape at Alice Holt Forest

  • Camberley: Gravity Force Trampoline Park With it being the largest trampoline park in the Surrey area, Gravity Force Trampoline Park has loads of features, including over 50 interconnected trampolines in various shapes and sizes, two epic dodge ball courts, slam dunk basketball lanes with trampoline launch pads and a huge foam pit with over 6,000 foam blocks.

  • Leatherhead: Bockett’s Farm Γ‰va from Captain Bobcat has reviewed a day out at Bockett’s Farm, you can read it here. (Adult Β£10.50, Children 3-17 years Β£10.95, Children 2 years Β£9.20, Senior Citizen 60 years + Β£9.80, Disabled Β£8.20 and Children Under 2 years go free.)

  • Godstone: Godstone Farm The farm offers an array of animals to see and there’s also an animal holding centre where you can hold animals such as rabbits and chicks. There are also tractor rides on offer, outdoor and indoor play areas, a maze and lots more. Admission prices vary according to the time of year and children under 1 go free.

  • Guildford: Guildford Lido

  • Guildford: Wild Wood Adventure (at Stoke Park)

  • Epsom: Horton Park Jungle Adventure GolfΒ  No booking required, just turn up on the day! (Adults Β£9.75, Children Β£7.75, Family from Β£28.00)

Days Out

  • Farnham: Birdworld Birdworld is one of those places we have visited countless times, with so many animals to see and the inclusion of “Underwater World”, it’s a must see! (Prices vary with time of year, for peak summer times where the park is fully open, the prices are: Adult Β£15.95, Under 3 Free, Child 3-6 Β£12.95, Child 7-15 Β£13.95, Family Β£49.95, Concession Β£13.95)

  • Farnham: Rural Life Center (Adult Β£9.00, Over 60 / Concession Β£8.00, Child 4-16 Β£6.00, Family (2 adults & their children) Β£27.00, Children Under 4 go Free)

  • Weybridge: London Bus Museum

  • Weybridge: Brooklands Museum We have never been to the Brooklands Museum, but I have heard amazing things about it and it’s definitely on our bucket list! (Adult Β£11.00, Senior Citizen/Student Β£10.00, Children (5-16) Β£6.00, Family ticket Β£30.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children), Children under 5 free)

  • Chertsey: Great Cockcrow Railway

  • Thames Ditton: Malden Miniature Railway

  • Lingfield: British Wildlife CentreΒ  (Open daily from Sat 22 July to Sunday 3 September 2017)

  • Tatsfield: Beaver Water World (Beaver Zoological Gardens & Reptile Rescue Ltd)

  • Worcester: Surbiton Raceway/Tolworth Karting

National Trust(Paid Entry)/Gardens/Walks

Free Places To Visit

Enjoy a lovely walk for FREE on the Surrey/Hampshire border: Ceaser’s Camp!

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Theme Parks/Play Spaces/Farms

  • The New Forest: Paultons Park (Home to Peppa Pig World!) Paultons Park is a must see attraction in Hampshire, Lucy from Mrs H’s Favourite Things has written a Paultons Park family theme park review which you can read if you want to know what’s in store for your visit!

  • Petersfield: Butser Ancient FarmΒ  (Adults Β£8.00, 5 to 16yr Β£4.00, Family (2 adults, 2 children) Β£20.00,Concessions – includes OAP’s, students & disabled. Carer comes free Β£7.00)

  • Southampton: Go Ape

  • Southampton: Manor Farm Rachel from The Illustrated Teacup celebrated her little boy’s birthday here and it sounds like they had a magical time. (Adult Β£8, Child (3 to 16 years) Β£5, under 3 years FREE, Senior (60+) Β£7, Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) Β£25, Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) Β£29)

  • Havant: Staunton Country Park and Farm (Adult Β£8.50, Senior Citizen/ special needs/ student/ unemployed/ helpers Β£7.50, Essential helpers admitted free of charge, Child – ages 3 to 16 Β£4.50, Family – 2 adults and 2 children Β£24, Family – 2 adults and 3 children Β£27)

  • Southampton: Oxygen Free Jumping (Trampoline Park) Oxygen Free Jumping is huge trampoline park that is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rachel shares why at Β£10 an hour, this is a complete bargain and a great day out.

Days Out

National Trust(Paid Entry)/Gardens/Walks

    • Portchester: Portchester Castle (Adult Β£6.20, 5-16yr Β£3.70. Family tickets available)
  • New Forest, near Beaulieu: Exbury Gardens Prices vary depending on whether you are just visiting the gardens, or whether you want to enjoy the steam train as well.
  • Romsey: Mottisfont (Adult – Β£14.50, Child – Β£7.25, Family Β£36.25)

  • Winchester: Winchester Cathedral

  • Fareham: Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve (Adults Β£4.25, Senior Citizens, students and groups Β£4, Children (5 to 15 years) Β£2, Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) Β£10, Visitors registered disabled Β£4 (helper free)

Free Places To Visit:

There you have a directory of attractions, days out, beaches, gardens, national trust gems and a whole bunch of free adventures to embark on with the family this summer. Please do let me know if you’ve found this guide useful! I’ve poured loads of time into this guide to try and make it as simple and user friendly as possible, but without missing out any important information. If you have any suggestions or exciting places you think should be added to the list, please feel free to comment on this post, tweet me at @gloryiscalling or email me at


  • Rhiannon D’Averc

    July 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Wow, there are so many ideas here! Will have to bookmark this for later when we have kids!

  • Dani

    July 1, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Oh my goodness what a great list – I have just bookmarked this for ideas on days with my nephew!
    We love museums and farms πŸ™‚

    Dani x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much, I hope you both have a brilliant summer. x

  • Jenni

    July 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Wow there are loads of places to go in your area! I really want to go to Paultons Park one day so think we would have to make a holiday of it

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Yes! I’d love to go there too, however it is a little too expensive for us just at the minute.

  • Stephanie Usher

    July 1, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    This is a really extensive list of things to do! Nice work! xxx

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks so much. πŸ™‚

  • candice

    July 3, 2017 at 3:41 am

    what great ideas, so many choices. you have included the free things to do also! Shame we no longer live in the UK, this would have been a great help for when I was living there!! I will share this though as ive a lot of friends and blogger friends in the UK who I am sure will benefit greatly!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Aw thank you, that’s very kind of you. πŸ™‚

  • fashion and style police

    July 3, 2017 at 9:53 am

    So many ideas for days out this summer. Thanks for sharing these places. Bookmarked for August.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Hope you have a lovely summer πŸ™‚

  • Janet T

    July 3, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I’ve never thought of going on holiday to that part of the world, I didn’t know there was anything to see round there. Which is strange as I used to live there!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      I found loads of new things to do this summer in our area that I didn’t even know about! It’s amazing what’s out there when you do a little bit (or a weeks worth) of research!

  • Musings of a tired mummy…zzz…

    July 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Great range of activities, some we have done, others are on the bucket list, some I’ve never heard of, thanks!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      There are loads on this list that I didn’t know about either!

  • Rachel George, Ordinary Hopes

    July 3, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    For me, the most important factor to enable me to visit any attraction with my son is whether they have a Changing Places toilet. If you work with local attractions it would be brilliant if you would start mentioning it to them as they are missing out on potential visitors by not having them.

  • MEG

    July 4, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Really comprehensive list, this has given me some ideas for days out closer to home for us. Thank you! #TwinklyTuesday

  • Kerry norris

    July 4, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    A fantastic list. If I’m in the area of the summer holidays I will check this out x

  • naomi

    July 5, 2017 at 7:44 am

    so many things to do! this is a fantastic list. I’m particularly a fan of the national trust and free πŸ™‚ #twinklytuesday

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ Yes, I was really surprised by how many free things there were to do in the area, we’ve added loads to our bucket list.

  • Zena’s Suitcase

    July 5, 2017 at 9:06 am

    That’s such a helpful list. There’s no excuse for the kids to be bored over the summer is there
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  • Laura H

    July 8, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Absolutely love the sound of that Gravity Force Trampoline Park!!!! What fun πŸ™‚

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 10, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      It sounds great, doesn’t it? We’re hoping to go there in the next few weeks. πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie ReadsWell

    July 12, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Such a huge list of things-to-do. These activities are enough for the rest of the year πŸ™‚ Awesome job.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Lexie

    July 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Wow, this is quite the list! It sounds like you don’t have any lack of options near you.
    Enjoy your summer! <3
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      It’s amazing what you find when you do a bit of research, isn’t it?

  • Emily

    July 28, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    That is a lot of things to do! Very well researched! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 2, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Yes, loads! Thank you, it took a little while to put together.

  • Nige

    July 29, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Wow what a list it’s huge well done for putting together Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 2, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      It’s great, isn’t it? It took a little while to put together so I’m so glad people are finding it helpful.

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