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

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.

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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.

(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 

  • 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 Éva from Captain Bobcat has reviewed a day out at Bockett’s Farm, you can read it here. (Adult £10.50, Children 3-17 years £10.95, Children 2 years £9.20, Senior Citizen 60 years + £9.80, Disabled £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)

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 £15.95, Under 3 Free, Child 3-6 £12.95, Child 7-15 £13.95, Family £49.95, Concession £13.95)

  • Farnham: Rural Life Center (Adult £9.00, Over 60 / Concession £8.00, Child 4-16 £6.00, Family (2 adults & their children) £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 £11.00, Senior Citizen/Student £10.00, Children (5-16) £6.00, Family ticket £30.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children), Children under 5 free)

  • Chertsey: Great Cockcrow Railway

  • Thames Ditton: Malden Miniature Railway

  • Lingfield: British Wildlife Centre  (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

  • Farnham: Waverley Abbey Ruins Open during the day time, a peaceful walk through the grassy ruins of Waverley Abbey. Dogs welcome, limited free parking.

  • Farnham: Farnham Castle Keep Assistant dogs only, limited free parking.

  • Farnham: Alice Holt Forest We absolutely love visiting Alice Holt Forest; there’s so much to see and do and there really is something for everyone. They even have wheelchair accessible trails and excellent toilet facilities for people in need of height adjustable changing beds and hoists. Here’s what we think of having a day out at Alice Holt. [Parking £1.80 up to 1 hour, £3.00 up to 2 hours, £4.50 up to 3 hours, £6.00 up to 4 hours, £8.00 over 4 hours]

  • Farnham: Frensham Great Pond & Frensham Little Pond  [Paid Parking]

  • Guildford: Stoke Park

  • Hindhead: The Devil’s Punch Bowl To find out more about this wonderful area of outstanding beauty, have a read of Stephanie from Renovation Bay-Bee’s blog post and marvel over those gorgeous views. [Paid Car Park £4 unless unless you have National Trust membership]
  • Basingstoke: Basingstoke Canal

  • Bracknell: Virginia Water Lake at Windsor Great Park [Paid Parking]

  • Bracknell: Swinley Forest [Paid Parking]

  • Old Windsor, Berkshire: Visit the dogs and cats at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (Small donation required to visit)

  • Farnborough: Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum (FAST) (Open 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays)

  • Reigate: Priory Park

  • Caterham: Queen’s Park

  • Woking: The Lightbox

  • Lightwater: Lightwater Country Park

  • Elstead, Godalming: Thursley Common

  • Grayshott, Hindhead: Grayshott Pottery Tour  Grayshott Pottery occasionally host free behind the scenes tours, advanced booking required.

  • Weybridge: Mercedes-Benz World Museum No need to book a driving experience, just wonder through looking at the dazzling race cars and enjoy the museum. You can also watch people using the track from the cafe.

  • Banstead: Mayfield Lavender Farm A 25 acre working lavender farm, just a short drive 15 mile drive from central London. Open during the summer months, Manasi from In Her 30’s shows us how beautiful getting lost in hedgerows of purple can look. [£2 car parking fee]
  • Frimley: Frimely Lodge Park

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

Things To Do With The Kids This Summer In Hampshire

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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 Farm  (Adults £8.00, 5 to 16yr £4.00, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £20.00,Concessions – includes OAP’s, students & disabled. Carer comes free £7.00)

  • Southampton: Go Ape

  • Southampton: Manor Farm (Adult £8, Child (3 to 16 years) £5, under 3 years FREE, Senior (60+) £7, Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £25, Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £29)

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

  • Southampton: Oxygen Free Jumping (Trampoline Park)

Days Out

National Trust(Paid Entry)/Gardens/Walks

  • 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 – £14.50, Child – £7.25, Family £36.25)

  • Winchester: Winchester Cathedral

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

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.


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