May half term is already upon us. Whether you’re looking for leisurely fun or something a little more active, Surrey provides plenty of half term entertainment for the entire family. Many of the incredible attractions in Surrey are offering a programme of events to keep your little ones entertained. Start your half term holiday planning here.
1. Make your way to the annual county Show
Experience an array of entertainment at the Surrey County Show, taking place at Stoke Park in Guildford on bank holiday Monday 29th May. Enjoy falconry displays, admire the agility of the sheep dogs or be tempted and inspired in the Surrey Food Theatre!
2. Come up close and personal to wildlife
For young children, a visit to Bocketts or Godstone farm will delight. Meet the cows, sheep and donkeys, along with other favourite petting animals, rabbits and guinea pigs. In the south east of the county, you can meet some native species of wildlife including foxes, squirrels, otters and badgers at the British Wildlife Centre. Whilst at Birdworld, young animal enthusiasts can experience first hand, the delights of looking after some of the residents on the Jenny Wren Farm – pre-booking is essential for ‘keeper experiences’.
3. For kids seeking adventure
There’s plenty of thrilling adventure activities on offer in Surrey for the active from climbing and swimming in the olympic size pool at the Surrey Sports Park to tackling a zipwire and soaring through the treetops at Go Ape. The kids will love the slides at the Guildford Lido!
4. ENJOY A VISIT TO ONE OF THE MANY MUSEUMS
At Brooklands Museum you can take the Concorde experience and see and sit inside this amazing aircraft for a front cabin virtual flight. Or make a visit to Haslemere Education Museum, one of the largest geological natural history museums in southern England. We have plenty more museums for you to visit in Surrey and the majority are free to visit.
5. Discover some historical gems
Explore the great kitchens and the royal apartments at Hampton Court Palace and experience a sense of the past in Henry VIII’s Royal Palace. With period robes for children to wear during their visit and a maze and magic garden to discover a visit to Hampton Court makes a perfect day out for all the family. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the grim conditions of the workhouse. Take a tour of The Spike (open Tuesday and Saturdays only) with a knowledgeable guide and discover how people had to live in Victorian times when you had no money.
6. Bike along a converted railway trail
The Downs Link provides an off road cycle route (37 miles) linking the north and south downs. Officially the Downs Link starts at St Martha’s Hill near Guildford and ends at the sea in Shoreham. Great fun for experience and leisure cyclists.
7. Enjoy a night out with the family
Topgolf is great fun for all ages and abilities. Hit micro-chipped golf balls into various targets to score points against each other. The scores feed back to your bay screen from the target.
9. Have fun and be creative
10. Enjoy a day out with the family learning about the garden
The first ever Family Gardening Show is taking place at RHS Garden Wisley for four days from 1 June. Take part in the many activities that are being organised, including pot decorating, storytelling and making edible bugs.
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