How to give the Kids a Fantastic Summer Holiday!

summer-holidays

How to give the Kids a Fantastic Summer Holiday!

(without costing the earth!)

As always we have the lowdown on all the Summer Holiday activities going on around Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Esher and the wider North Surrey area!

Whether you’re looking for Free Activities, Scheduled Classes, Walk-In Soft Plays, Days Out or just a nice Local Park to enjoy a picnic we have them all here just waiting to help you fill in those gaps in your busy Summer Holiday schedules!

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Group of five happy children jumping on meadow.Featured Activities

We have experienced these fab activities first hand so they come highly recommended!

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free-x75Free Activities

The long summer holiday can get expensive. We have pulled together details of all the free activities going on throughout the summer to help keep the kids entertained without spending a fortune.

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Soft Play Opening Hours

If we get a typical British Summer then it is always handy to know which local soft play centres we can visit. Many close for all or part of the summer break, don’t be lost for ideas – we have a full up to date list of what is open, and when!

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local-parks-75Local Parks & Outside Spaces (within 10 miles)

When the great summer weather finally arrives the best place to be is outside enjoying it! We have a list of the local parks and outside spaces within a 10 mile radius, as well as details of all the the facilities available!

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MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERALocal Woodland Areas

Looking for something a little more adventurous? Why not visit Alice Holt Forest or our very own Esher Commons? You might be surprised how much fun the whole family can have building a den or following a trail!

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parks-further-75Parks & Outside Spaces – Further Afield (10 miles +)

If you’re feeling confident about the weather ahead and fancy a day trip why not pack up a picnic and explore further afield. We have some great suggestions for beauty spots a little further away.

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scheduled-classes-75Scheduled Classes & Activities

Many of our favourite term-time classes run special holiday sessions. If you can’t wait till the new term or fancy trying something new without committing to a whole term of classes, why not sign up for a summer session?

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trips-out-strawberry-75Trips Out

Living in Surrey we are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to go for a day out or even half a day if you are short of time. We have details of some of the fantastic options on offer to you.

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NTRHS-75National Trust/RHS/HRP

Here in Surrey we have such a vast selection to choose from when it comes to a Fancy House, Garden or Palace to visit. Many of these places are especially good in the school holidays as they provide lots of free activities to help entertain the kids. Make use of your membership and pop along to one of these.

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Not yet a member? We’ve also got links to membership schemes, take advantage of any offers and get those summer days booked up!

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leisure-centre-75Leisure Centres

Our local leisure centres have so much to offer and should be part of any summer holiday activity plan. Who doesn’t love to Swim, Slide and Splash! Often with added Waves! If water isn’t your thing check out what else is on offer- we have all the details.

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** Featured Activities **

We have experienced these fab activities first hand so they come highly recommended!

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Garsons ‘Pick Your Own’

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Garsons of Esher is famous across the country for an award-winning pick-your-own farm. With 150 acres of fruit, vegetable and flower crops, it’s the UK’s largest pick-your-own farm and a fantastic day out in the fresh air for all the family.

More than 30 crops are available between late May and October each year, including customer favourites like strawberries, raspberries, runner beans, peas and sunflowers. For a full list of our crops and varieties visit www.garsons.co.uk to see what’s currently picking.

All pick-your-own fields are easily accessible and there’s plenty of free parking on site. Plus, visit the Garsons Restaurant to enjoy home-grown fruit and vegetables in chef-prepared seasonal dishes and perhaps take home a few ideas for how to use your own pickings!

Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm; Sunday, 9am – 5pm – Winterdown Rd, Esher KT10 8LS
http://www.garsons.co.uk/pyo-farm/pyo-crop-map-availability

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The Little Gym Cobham

PrintIt’s Holiday Camp time at The Little Gym Cobham with the Super Kids Quest Summer Camp.

Three hour long sessions run from Monday to Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

“From Pirates, to Dragons, Magical Forests, to Baby Animal Zoos, your child will be transported away on fun, exciting missions where they will need to exercise their muscles, use their wits, imagination and team building skills, to successfully complete their daily quest. (For 3 to 10 year olds).

For the older thrillseeker there’s Skill Thrill Summer Camp. The camp is designed to take your child’s gymnastic skills to the next level. With a focus on back and front handsprings, back tucks, vaulting, amazing aerials, Carribbean cartwheels and Hawaiian Handstands. (For 6 to 12 year olds).”

Please visit www.cobham.thelittlegym.eu for class, party and camp schedules.

Unit 3 Silverglade Business Park, Malden Rushett KT9 2QL

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Ready Steady Go Kids

rsgk-350Ready Steady Go Kids are offering a Summer MiniTerm offering fun, physio-designed sport and fitness activities to teach children the fundamentals of 10 different sports in a social, non-competitive, team-based environment.

Classes will run every Tuesday morning at Chessington Sports Centre, KT9 2JS:

Dates: July 25th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Basketball, Tennis, T-Ball, Hockey and Football. Pre-Book for 1 class or sign up for 5 and get one class free.

To book you can contact them on:

0800 690 6591 – info@rsgk.co.ukwww.rsgk.co.uk

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Pyjama Drama’s Roald Dahl Rumble

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This summer holiday, the award winning drama and imaginative play company are celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl’s famous stories by introducing his themes and characters to young children aged 2 – 7 years. Sing, dance, pretend, play- where will your imagination take us today?

Fun for 2 – 5 years
Weekly Sessions for 2 – 5 Years
Book 1, 2 just a few, or ALL of the phizz-whizzing fun this summer!
*All 6 weeks of fun just £33 per child, £55 for two siblings*

Wednesdays in Cobham: Methodist Church
Dates: Wed 27 July , 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
Times available: 10am, 11am

Fridays in Claygate: Pavilion Cafe
Dates: Fri 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep
Times available: 9.45am, 1.50pm, 3.00pm

‘Drama & Play’ at Piglets, Hersham
Tuesdays 2.00pm
Dates: 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug
Thursdays 9.30am
Dates: 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep
Booking these sessions includes 1 hour’s play at Piglets Play Centre.

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The Creation Station

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Creative Fun for the whole family! A different wonderful theme each week: Arty Space Adventure; Aaaaargh you a real pirate? Super Sunny Seaside Fun; A day at the Zoo

Hersham Baptist Church KT12 4QR Wednesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 August 10:15 – 11:15
Baby and Toddler Sessions for 6 – 24 months Wednesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 August 11:45 – 12:30
Hinchley Wood St Chrisptopher’s Church KT10 0AQ Thursdays 4, 11, 18, 25 August 10:15 – 11:15

£7.50 for first child, £5.00 for siblings, Book four & one is FREE!

To book please call on 07592 504464 or email emmawhite@thecreationstation.co.uk Or book online at https://bookwhen.com/creationstationweybridge

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Monkey Music

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Now Taking Bookings for Summer Holiday Workshops.

Come and join in the fun this summer at our holiday workshops for children aged 6 months to 5 years!

I Know an Animal – 5th August
Wheels on the Bus – 10th August
Fun at the Seaside – 15th August
What’s the Weather? – 26th August

10.00 – 10.45 – 6 months – 18 months
11.00 – 11.45 – 18 months – 5 years

Cost of £10 per child
(£8 for additional siblings attending the same workshop)

All workshops will be held at:

St James Parish Centre, Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8DE

To book please contact:
0208 224 0096
Weybridge.cobham@monkeymusic.co.uk
http://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/area/weybridge-cobham-molesey-hersham

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** Free Activities **

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The long summer holiday can get expensive. We have pulled together details of all the free activities going on throughout the summer to help keep the kids entertained without spending a fortune.

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Hersham Hounds/Wimbledon Greyhounds

Why not pop along to Hersham Hounds and offer to take one (or more!) of the dogs for a walk?

Hersham Hounds have advised us of the following ‘small print’:

“We are open every day 11-2pm for volunteer walking. New walkers are advised to arrive no later than 1pm on their first visit, to allow enough time to register and go through everything.

They will need to bring 2 forms of ID, one photographic and one with proof of address. The last walk is approximately 1:30pm and each walk lasts approximately 20 minutes which is once around our field. People are advised to wear old clothes and good walking footwear, definitely no sandals or high heeled shoes as underfoot is uneven and wet for 10 months of the year!

Please note we are a working kennel and all children must be supervised at all times. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult but are welcome to help walk the dogs using a clip on lead. You are more than welcome to bring your own treats for the dogs and fluids for yourself as there are no facilities on site to purchase any refreshment.”

The Kennels, Turners Ln, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames KT12 4AW

http://www.hershamhounds.org.uk/

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Squires Hersham & Shepperton

Free Nature Wordsearch & Sticker – 25th & 27th July – 10:00 to 16:00

Free Fruit Maze – 1st & 3rd August – 10:00 to 16:00

Free Spot the Difference – 8th & 10th August – 10:00 to 16:00

Free Colouring Competition – 15th & 17th August – 10:00 to 16:00

Free Wildlife Hunt – 22nd & 24th August – 10:00 to 16:00

Free Wildlife Crossword – 29th & 31st August – 10:00 to 16:0

www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk/squires-events/

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SHOUT! Free Activities

As always the Elmbridge Borough Council ‘Shout!’ team have an abundance of summer holiday activities going on – we’ve dug out all of the FREE ones here!

Xplorer Stay & Play – Coronation Rec, Molesey Road, Hersham KT12 4QR
26th July – 11:00 to 14:00 – Use a map to find interesting facts hidden around the park and answer fun questions about animals, transport, sports and many more! Pre-school to 13 years.

The Big, Dig, Sew & Grow – Community Garden , Cobham, KT11 3DG
27th July; 10th, 17th and 24th August – 13:00 to 16:00 – Come and join the community garden volunteers to help dig, hoe, plant, tend, weed and water. Make cress caterpillers to take home & search for bugs. 2 years plus.

Hersham Teddy Bears Picnic – Vauxmead Field, Faulkner’s Road, Hersham, KT12 5JB
28th July – 11:00 to 14:00 – Bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoors with games, sports and giant arts and crafts. Includes story telling time. Any age.

Family Orienteering – Horseshoe Clump carpark, Portsmouth Road, opposite Blackhills, nearest postcode KT10 9JQ
8th August – 13:30 to 16:00 – Choose how ambitious you want to be – the simplest course is 1.5km, the most complicated is 4.7km. 6 to 13 years (younger siblings may attend but please be aware of the hilly terrain).

Stay & Play – Claygate Rec, Church Road, Claygate, KT10 0JP
9th August – 11:00 to 14:00 – Bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoors playing gamesand sports, creating arts and crafts, making music and lots more! Any age.

Stay & Play – Long Ditton Rec, Windmill Lane, KT6 5QE
15th August – 11:00 to 14:00 – Bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoors playing gamesand sports, creating arts and crafts, making music and lots more! Pre-school to 10 years.

http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure/shout!holidayactivities/

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Elmbridge Countryside Team Summer Fun

Junior Rangers – Wednesday 27 July, 10 am to 11 am
Theme: Pond dipping
Where: Chequers Pond, West End Lane, KT10 8LF
August Events

Survival Skills – Friday 5 August, 11 am to 1.30 pm
Learn how to make a fire. We will cook potatoes for lunch and toast marshmallows.
Booking essential, contact the Countryside Team to book countryside@elmbridge.gov.uk or 01372 474575
Where: West End Lane car park, West End Lane, Esher, KT10 8LZ

Den Building – Monday 8 August, 10 am to noon
Can you build a den good enough to withstand the elements?
Where: Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane

Family Orienteering – Monday 8 August, start your course between 1.30 pm and 2.45 pm
Try one of the new permanent orienteering courses on the commons. Maps provided but bring a pen or pencil.
Where: Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, opposite Blackhills, KT10 9JQ

Junior Rangers – Wednesday 10 August, 10 am to 11 am
Hunt for bugs in the meadow.
Where: Churchfields Meadow, entrance off Churchfields Avenue, KT13 9XY

Wriggly Worms – Friday 12th August 11am to 1pm – BOOKING REQUIRED
Hersham Library, Molesey Road – 0300 200 1001

Junior Rangers – Wednesday 17 August, 10 am to 11 am
Activities to be confirmed.
Where: Old Common, Common Lane, Cobham. Meet by the ponds just before Common Lane goes under the A3.

http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/guidedwalk.htm

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Elmbridge Museum

Exhibitions around the Borough include:
Taxing Nature
MILK: The Milk Marketing Board and the Milk Crisis
Pulling Teeth: Walton’s Dental History

Family Fun Events:
Digging up the past – Shout! Holiday Workshop – August – Date TBC
Create a Jacobean print – Saturday 3rd September
http://elmbridgemuseum.org.uk/

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Chertsey Museum

Exhibitions include:
Wild about Runnymede
Highway Robbery
The Runnymede Room
50 Years of Fashion

Dinosaur fossils – Free family craft activity – 6th August – 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
The Cedars, 33 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8AT
http://chertseymuseum.org/exhibitions

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Denbies Wine Estate

Henfold Birds of Prey – 27 July –  11am until 3pm (main display 12.30)
Punch & Judy – 17 August – 10.30am/12noon/2pm
London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA
http://www.denbies.co.uk/

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** Soft Play Opening Hours **

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If we get a typical British Summer then it is always handy to know which local soft play centres we can visit. Many close for all or part of the summer break, don’t be lost for ideas – we have a full up to date list of what is open, and when!

Why not check our interactive calender for opening times and location maps:

Kids Drop In Activities

Buzzy Bumbles – Squires Shepperton, Halliford Road, Shepperton, TW17 8SG

Cheeky Chimps -Dean Pavilion, Summer Avenue, East Molesey, KT8 9LU (Closed from August 20th to September 5th)

Cheeky Monkeys – Surbiton Hockey Club, Sugden Road, Thames Ditton, KT7 0AE

Cheeky Monkeys Play – Sunbury Court Meadows, Lower Hampton Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5PS (Closed 1st to 8th August)

Fun Tots – Runnymede Centre, Chertsey Road, Addlestone, KT15 2EP

Kidabulous – 133 – 135 Windmill Road, Sunbury, TW16 7AP

Mums Play Shop – The Yellow Building, Hampton Academy, Hanworth Rd, Hampton TW12 3HB

Piglets Playcentre -Burhill Rd, Hersham KT12 4BJ

Rhymetime -Hersham Library, Molesey Rd, Hersham KT12 4RF

Rokers Little Angels -Holly Lane, Guildford, GU3 3PB

Softplay at Xcel -Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2JG

Soft Play at The Pod – YMCA Hawker, Lower Ham Road, Kingston, Surrey, KT2 5BH

Wendyhouse – 44 Station Approach, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT12 6NE

Wizzkidz -Weybridge Vandals, Brownacres, Off Walton Lane, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1QP – Revised Summer Opening Times

Why not check our interactive calender for opening times and location maps:

http://thehershamhub.co.uk/kids-walk-in-activities/

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** Local Parks & Outside Spaces **

(within 10 miles)

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When the great summer weather finally arrives the best place to be is outside enjoying it! We have a list of the local parks and outside spaces within a 10 mile radius, as well as details of all the the facilities available!

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Brooklands Community Park

Sopwith Drive, Weybridge KT13 0YU

  • Play Area,
  • Multi Court
  • Skateboard
  • BMX Track
  • Play equipment with picnic area
  • Map Link

Bushy Park

Hampton Court Rd, Hampton TW12 2EJ

  • Play Area
  • Wild Deer
  • Woodland Garden
  • Diana Fountain
  • Water Gardens
  • Map Link

Byfleet Recreation Ground

Camphill Road West Byfleet Surrey KT14 6EF

  • Skateboard Facilities
  • Multi-use Games Area
  • Basketball Net
  • Youth-Play Equipment
  • Toilets,
  • 4 Football Pitches
  • 2 Rugby Pitches
  • Tennis Courts
  • Bowls Club
  • Artifical Wicket
  • Map Link

Churchfields Recreation Ground

Churchfield Road, Weybridge KT138DB

  • New Pirate Play Area
  • 4 free Tennis Courts
  • 8 Touch Tennis Courts
  • 2 Table Tennis Tables
  • Paddling Pool
  • Basketball
  • Skateboard
  • Map Link

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Coronation Recreation Ground

Molesey Road, Hersham KT12 4QR

  • Kids Play Area
  • Green Spaces
  • Bowls
  • 2 Cricket Squares
  • 3 Senior Football Pitches
  • 2 Junior Football Pitches
  • 1 Mini Football Pitch
  • Hockey
  • 4 Free Tennis Courts
  • 1 Netball Court;
  • 1 Mile Route marked out for running, walking, jogging etc
  • Map Link

Elm Grove Recreation Ground

Hersham Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 1LH

  • Play Equipment
  • Bowls,
  • 1 Football Pitch
  • 4 Free Tennis Courts, (Basketball available at Walton Youth Centre)
  • Map Link

Hersham Green

Hersham, KT12 4HW

Hersham Recreation Ground

Pratts Lane, Hersham KT12 4RR

  • Splash Pad
  • Kids Play Area
  • Green Spaces
  • Bowls
  • Basketball
  • Play wall
  • Map Link

Hersham Riverside

Brittain Road Surrey KT12 4LR

Hurst Meadow

Sadlers Ride, West Molesey, KT8 9AZ

  • Play Area
  • Riverside Walk
  • Meadows
  • Map Link

Lammas Park

Wraysbury Road and Church Road, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 4XZ

  • Childrens Playground
  • Spray Ground
  • Changing/shower facilities
  • Mini Golf
  • Mini train
  • Skatepark
  • Map Link

Oatlands Recreation Ground

Oatlands Drive, Weybridge KT13 8NA

  • Bowls
  • Play Equipment
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • Paddling Pool
  • Map Link

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Richmond Park

Postcode for park is TW10 5HS

  • Playground, Cafe
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wild Deer
  • Refreshment Points
  • Cycle Paths
  • Cycle Hire
  • Map Link

Runnymede Pleasure Grounds

Windsor Road, Egham, TW20 0AE

  • Play Area
  • Paddling Pool,
  • Children’s Rides & Amusements
  • Map Link

Sunbury Walled Garden

Thames St, Sunbury, TW16 6AB

  • ‘Natural’ Childrens Play Area
  • Knot Garden
  • Victorian Rose Garden
  • Modern Rose Garden
  • Architectural Features
  • Map Link

The Medicine Garden

Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3LU

  • Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Garden
  • Courtyard
  • Map Link

Virginia Water

Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4QF

  • Pavilion Cafe
  • Picnic Tables
  • Lakeside Walk
  • Waterfalls
  • Totem Pole
  • Woodland Paths
  • Map Link

Woking Park

Kingfield Road Woking Surrey GU22 9BA (by Pool in the Park)

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Crazy golf (9 holes)
  • Putting
  • Tennis
  • Map Link

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Picnic Ideas
https://www.waitrose.com/home/inspiration/waitrose-summer-partyideas/picnic-food.html
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/picnic-recipes-kids
http://www.netmums.com/recipes/category/picnic-recipes

Games in the park
https://www.tescoliving.com/articles/8-outdoor-party-games-for-an-action-packed-picnic
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/outdoor-games

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** Local Woodland Areas **

Looking for something a little more adventurous? Why not visit Alice Holt Forest or our very own Esher Commons? You might be surprised how much fun the whole family can have building a den or following a trail!

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Alice Holt Forest

Cycle Trails suitable for children and adults, Cycle Hire, Playtrails, Maze, ‘Go Ape’ Treetop Zip Wires and Segway trails – Bucks Horn Oak, near Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LS
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt

Esher Common/West End Common

This wood, known locally as Esher Common, is a mixture of heath and woods. Black Pond is worth a visit and there are a few cycle paths.
http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/25000/the-esher-commons-esher-common/
http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/33027/the-esher-commons-west-end-common/

Ockham Common

Over 800 acres of heathland and woodland, Cafe, Visitor Centre, Picnic Facilities – Old Lane & Wisley Lane, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1NA & GU23 6QD 
http://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/reserves/wisley-ockham-commons

Things to do in the woods

Watch out for Wildlife, Forage, Great Walks, Cycling or even invite a Tree to Tea!
Find out more here:
http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/things-to-do/woodland-in-summer/

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** Parks & Outside Spaces – Further afield **

(10 miles+)

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If you’re feeling confident about the weather ahead and fancy a day trip why not pack up a picnic and explore further afield. We have some great suggestions for beauty spots a little further away.

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Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest today covers an area of approximately 10 square miles and is one of the largest area of lowland heath in the South-East. Walks, Tea Rooms, Picnic Tables – Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JP
http://www.ashdownforest.org/home/index.php

Boxhill

Go to Box Hill for incredible views, Abundant wildlife, butterflies, mini beasts and colourful wild flowers
Trails, Shop, Cafe, Outdoor Centre, Seating and Picnic Tables – Postcode for SatNav: KT20 7LB
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/box-hill

Cheam Park

Playground, Cafe, Football and Tennis Facilities, Outdoor Gym – Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS
https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/

Frensham Little Pond

Cafe, Picnic Area, Guided Walks – Lake and Forest – Priory Ln, Frensham GU10 3BT
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/frensham-little-pond

Frensham Great Pond

Cafe, Picnic Area, Pondside Beach, Pond Bathing, large area of heathland, together with some coniferous and mixed woodland – Bacon Lane, Churt, GU10 2QB
http://www.waverley.gov.uk/info/

Gatton Park – Reigate RH2 0TW

Japanese Garden, Walled Garden, Children’s Play Trail, Millenium Stones, Orchard

http://www.gattonpark.com/

Goffs Park

Play Area, Refreshments, Woodland Walks, Lake, Model Railway, Museum – use the following postcode: RH11 8AY
http://www.crawley.gov.uk/Goffs_Park/index.htm

Mayfield Lavender

The Lavender will continue to flower throughout July and August. 12 acre plant nursery and shop.   – 1 Carshalton Road, Banstead, SM7 3JA
http://www.mayfieldlavender.com/

Mercer Lakes

Three wetland nature reserves (The Moors, Spynes Mere, and Holmethorpe Lagoons) that are great for birdwatching. – Bletchingley Road, Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4EU
http://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/reserves/nutfield-marshes

Priory Farm Nature Trail

Refreshments, Discovery Walk, Nature Trails, Farm Shop. – Sandy Lane, South Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey RH1 4EJ
http://www.prioryfarm.co.uk/discovery-walk/

South Water Country Park

Lakeside Walk, Conservation Area, Dinosaur Island Play Area, Refreshments – Cripplegate Lane, Southwater, West Sussex, RH13 9UN
https://www.horsham.gov.uk/southwater-country-park

Tilgate Park

Play Area, Outdoor Gym, Nature Centre with variety of animals, ‘Go Ape’ zipwires, Walled Garden and Cafe – Titmus Drive, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5PQ
http://www.crawley.gov.uk/Tilgate_Park/index.htm

Wimbledon Common

Tea-Rooms, Windmill Museum, Walks and Designated cycle tracks, Information Centre, Nature Trail, There are nine meres (lakes) on the Commons – Windmill Road, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 5NQ
http://www.wpcc.org.uk/

Wimbledon Park

Interactive Water Play Area, Cafe, Crazy Golf, Play Areas, Watersports and Outdoor Centre – Home Park Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7HU
http://www.merton.gov.uk/environment/wimbledon-park.htm

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** Scheduled Classes & Activities **

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The Art Class

Lots of workshops throughout the summer on various dates from the 27th July to the 18th of August. www.the-art-class.com.

PrintBaby Sensory

Classes are running from now until 13th September with a new class opening 15th August at 1pm. Mondays at Walton Methodist Church on Terrace Road. 10am 0-13 months 11.30am 0-6 months and from 15th 1pm 0-13 months.

Classes are bookable in termly bookings £8 per class £32 for next half term or £40 from next week.

No classes 8th or 29th August.

Book online http://www.babysensory.com/en/ClassDetails/Isleworth or call Kayleigh on 07729699361 or email Isleworth@babysensory.co.uk

 

Creation Station

creation-stationCreative Fun for the whole family! A different wonderful theme each week: Arty Space Adventure;  Aaaaargh you a real pirate? Super Sunny Seaside Fun;  A day at the Zoo

Hersham Baptist Church KT12 4QR Wednesdays  3, 10, 17, 24  August 10:15 – 11:15
Baby and Toddler Sessions for 6 – 24 months Wednesdays  3, 10, 17, 24 August     11:45 – 12:30
Hinchley Wood  St Chrisptopher’s Church KT10 0AQ Thursdays 4, 11, 18, 25  August   10:15 – 11:15

£7.50 for first child, £5.00 for siblings, Book four & one is FREE!

To book please call on 07592 504464  or email  emmawhite@thecreationstation.co.uk Or book online at https://bookwhen.com/creationstationweybridge

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Jitterbugs

Summer sessions: Mondays: 9.30 to 10.15 – July 25th, Aug 1st, 8th, 15th – 1-5 yrs. 1-3pm – Aug 8th & 15th – 4-9 yrs.  Hersham Village Hall. Fridays: 9.45 to 10.30 – Aug 5th and 12th – baby session. 11.00 to 1.15 – Aug 5th and 12th – Family Fun Sessions. St BArnabus Church Hall. https://www.facebook.com/jitterbugswithemmajane/

Little All Sports

Summer sessions covering various multi-sports and games. Mon 25th July – 9.30 to 10.15 – 18mths to 2,5 years; 10.30 to 11.30 – 3 to 4 years. Weds 27th July -10.00 to 12.00 – 5 to 8 years (no parents) www.littleallsports.co.uk

Monkey Music

monkey-music-200Now Taking Bookings for Summer Holiday Workshops.

Come and join in the fun this summer at our holiday workshops for children aged 6 months to 5 years!

I Know an Animal – 5th August
Wheels on the Bus – 10th August
Fun at the Seaside – 15th August
What’s the Weather? – 26th August

10.00 – 10.45 – 6 months – 18 months
11.00 – 11.45 – 18 months – 5 years

Cost of £10 per child
(£8 for additional siblings attending the same workshop)

All workshops will be held at:

St James Parish Centre, Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8DE

To book please contact:
0208 224 0096
Weybridge.cobham@monkeymusic.co.uk
http://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/area/weybridge-cobham-molesey-hersham

Piglets

Have the following going on: 30 minute Pony Experience July 19th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 27th, 29th, Aug 2nd, 4th and 5th. Fire Engine Visit 26th July.  Pyjama Drama July 26th and 28th, Aug 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th, Sep 1st. Baby Massage July 29th, Aug 8th, 15th, 26th. Ceramica Aug 22nd. http://www.pigletsplaycentre.co.uk/summer/

Pyjama Drama’s Roald Dahl Rumble

This summer holiday, the award winning drama and imaginative play company are celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl’s famous stories by introducing his themes and characters to young children aged 2 – 7 years. Sing, dance, pretend, play- where will your imagination take us today?

PJD4-175Fun for 2 – 5 years
Weekly Sessions for 2 – 5 Years
Book 1, 2 just a few, or ALL of the phizz-whizzing fun this summer!
*All 6 weeks of fun just £33 per child, £55 for two siblings*

Wednesdays in Cobham: Methodist Church
Dates: Wed 27 July , 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
Times available: 10am, 11am

Fridays in Claygate: Pavilion Cafe
Dates: Fri 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep
Times available:  9.45am, 1.50pm, 3.00pm

‘Drama & Play’ at Piglets, Hersham
Tuesdays 2.00pm
Dates: 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug
Thursdays 9.30am
Dates: 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep

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Ready Steady Go Kids

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Ready Steady Go Kids are offering a Summer MiniTerm offering fun, physio-designed sport and fitness activities to teach children the fundamentals of 10 different sports in a social, non-competitive, team-based environment.

Classes will run every Tuesday morning at Chessington Sports Centre, KT9 2JS:

Dates: July 25th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Basketball, Tennis, T-Ball, Hockey and Football. Pre-Book for 1 class or sign up for 5 and get one class free.

To book you can contact them on:

0800 690 6591

info@rsgk.co.uk

www.rsgk.co.uk

Riverhouse Childrens Theatre

Summer Workshops: Friend or Foe – Let’s Make a Show – 25 – 29 July. Front Page – Riverhouse Drama Summer School – 15 – 19 August. Dance Happy Summer Camp – 22 – 26 August. http://riverhousebarn.co.uk/

Sassy Stirrers

Sassy Stirrers have a number of Cooking workshops running across the summer on the following dates: July 19th, 26th, Aug 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 16th, 30th and 31st. www.sassystirrers.com.

Shepperton Stars Performing Arts

Summer Workshops: 8th and 9th August The Grufallo & Friends. 11th August Musical Theatre Madness. 12th August Wicked Workshop. 22nd and 23rd August Disney Day. 25th and 26th August Dance Dance Dance! Summer Holiday Classes on: July 25th , Aug 2nd, 10th, 24th and 30th. http://www.sheppertonstars.co.uk/summer-workshops

The Little Gym Cobham

It’s Holiday Camp time at The Little Gym Cobham, with the Super Kids Quest Summer Camp.

Three hour long sessions run from Monday to Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

Print“From Pirates, to Dragons, Magical Forests, to Baby Animal Zoos, your child will be transported away on fun, exciting missions where they will need to exercise their muscles, use their wits, imagination and team building skills, to successfully complete their daily quest. (For 3 to 10 year olds).

For the older thrillseeker there’s Skill Thrill Summer Camp. The camp is designed to take your child’s gymnastic skills to the next level. With a focus on back and front handsprings, back tucks, vaulting, amazing aerials, Carribbean cartwheels and Hawaiian Handstands. (For 6 to 12 year olds).”

Please visit www.cobham.thelittlegym.eu for class, party and camp schedules.

 

Willow Forest School ***NOW FULLY BOOKED***

Summer Holiday Camps 2016 are now unfortunately fully booked!

See below for details of our Term Time Classes:

SEPTEMBER 2016 – TAKING BOOKINGS NOW.
Welcoming children aged 18 months to 4 years old.

We are going to be running FREE sessions at our sites in Ottershaw, Chertsey and Sutton Green, week commencing Monday 5th September. 1000-1130

Monday – Chertsey and Sutton Green near Woking and Guildford
Tuesday – Ottershaw
Wednesday – Sutton Green near Woking and Guildford
Thursday – Chertsey
Friday – Ottershaw

Please email us to book you preferred day and location. info@willowsforestschool.co.uk

Anyone wishing to attend a class at Ottershaw on an alternative day, do get in touch with us.

Please visit our Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/willowsforestschool/

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** Trips Out **

(Days & Half Days)

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Birdworld

Birldworld have extra summer events on daily – Holt Pound, Farnham GU10 4LD – For more details please visit their website: http://birdworld.co.uk/summer-events-calendar/

Bocketts Farm

Summer Fun on the Farm – Young Street, Fetcham KT22 9BShttp://www.bockettsfarm.co.uk/

Bourne Valley Garden Centre

Falconry Display – August Bank Holiday 29th August 2016 – Woodham Park Rd, Addlestone KT15 3TH http://www.bournevalleygardencentre.co.uk/static/news.html

Brooklands Museum

Summer Holiday Family Fun – 25th July – 25th August – Brooklands Rd, Weybridge KT13 0QN

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/events/details/summer-holiday-family-fun/

Chessington World of Adventures

Theme Park, Zoo, Sealife Centre, Go Ape Tree Top Adventrues (also now Tree Top Junior for 1m and over), Live Shows and Events – Leatherhead Road, Chessington, KT9 2NE
Open 10.00 to 6.00
https://www.chessington.com/

Denbies Wine Estate

Summer Holiday Family EventsLondon Rd, Dorking RH5 6AA
Regular family activities:
http://www.denbies.co.uk/events/family-events/

Garsons-PYO_5Garsons ‘Pick Your Own’

Garsons of Esher is famous across the country for an award-winning pick-your-own farm. With 150 acres of fruit, vegetable and flower crops, it’s the UK’s largest pick-your-own farm and a fantastic day out in the fresh air for all the family.

More than 30 crops are available between late May and October each year, including customer favourites like strawberries, raspberries, runner beans, peas and sunflowers. For a full list of our crops and varieties visit www.garsons.co.uk to see what’s currently picking.

All pick-your-own fields are easily accessible and there’s plenty of free parking on site. Plus, visit the Garsons Restaurant to enjoy home-grown fruit and vegetables in chef-prepared seasonal dishes and perhaps take home a few ideas for how to use your own pickings!

Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm; Sunday, 9am – 5pm – Winterdown Rd, Esher KT10 8LS
http://www.garsons.co.uk/pyo-farm/pyo-crop-map-availability

Hampton Court Magic Garden & Maze

Explore our exciting new interactive play garden for families. Populated by mysterious mythical beasts, with battlements to storm, towers to besiege, and even a secret grotto to discover. Entry to the Maze is also included in the ticket price!
http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/visit-us/top-things-to-see-and-do/magic-garden/

Hobbledown

Gorrila Circus – 23rd to 27th July – Horton Ln, Epsom KT19 8PT
http://www.hobbledown.com/events/2016/04/13/coming-soon-gorilla-circus/

Legoland

With over 55 interactive rides, shows and attractions designed for ages 2 to 12, Legoland offers everything from roller coasters to hands-on Lego building activities to an entire DUPLO-themed area for toddlers.
Open 10.00 to 19.00
Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berskhire, SL4 4AY
https://www.legoland.co.uk/explore-the-resort/attractions/

Odds Farm

Wild West Shows – 21 July – 12 August 2016; Circus Spectacular – 13 August – 4 September 2016 – Wooburn Common, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe HP10 0LX
http://www.oddsfarm.co.uk/whats-on/special-events/

Peppa Pig World

Peppa Pig themed rides in Peppa Pig World. Jump in for a car ride with Daddy Pig, fly the clouds of the Windy Castle or take a flight on Miss Rabbits Helicopter. There are 7 rides to enjoy.
Open 10.00 to 17.00
Paultons Park, Ower Nr Romsey, The New Forest, Hampshire, SO51 6AL
http://peppapigworld.co.uk/

Rose Theatre

Singalong with Una Coello Guitar Girl – 23rd July – 10am, 11.30am, 1pm
Little Pigs – 24th July – 3 performances of this event (check for times)
Dinosaur Zoo – 30th July to 1st August
Hollywood Special Effects Show – 6th and 7th August
https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on

Thames Ditton Miniature Railway

Open for train rides – First Sunday of each month. On Bank Holiday weekends we also run the trains on the Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday. Trains run 2.00pm – 5.30pm
http://malden-dsme.co.uk/public/opendays.html

The Lookout

The Superhero Science Show – 14 May to 4 September 2016
http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/thelookoutweekendandholidayshows

The Medicine Garden

Range of paid summer workshops. Open 9.00 to 5.00. Downside Road, Cobham, KT11 3LU
http://www.themedicinegarden.com/

Thorpe Park

11, out of 27, rides suitable for under 90cm’s in height (this drops to only 4 for under 80cms).
Open 9.30 to 6.00
Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN
https://www.thorpepark.com/rides/

Watercress Line

Day out with Thomas – 6th – 14th August 2016 – 9am – 5pm
Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends here at the Watercress Line. Lots of free activities too! The Railway Station, Station Rd, Alresford SO24 9JG
http://www.watercressline.co.uk/product.php/41/day_out_with_thomas/

Wetland Centre, Barnes

Dragonfly week – Sat 23 July – Sun 31 July; Be a Nature Explorer – Sat 23 July – Sun 4 September; Play Wetland Top Trumps – Sat 23 July – Sun 4 September – Queen Elizabeth Walk, London SW13 9WT
http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/whats-on/

WWF Living Planet Centre

Summer family workshops – 10.30am, 11.15am, 12.00pm; Sparkling CD sea creatures – Tuesday 2 August; Recycled card swirly snakes – Thursday 4 August; Handy hedgehogs – Tuesday 9 August; Paper bag pals – Thursday 11 August
Recycled spoon pond life – Tuesday 16 August – Brewery Rd, Woking GU21 4LL

http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/the_living_planet_centre2/

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** National Trust, RHS, Royal Palaces **

NTRHS

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Ham House

Fun and Games with Jaques – 16th and 17th July; 20th and 21st August.
50 Things to do before you’re 11¾ – trail running throughout the summer holidays
Storytelling sessions – Wednesdays throughout the holidays.

Ham St, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 7RS
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden

Claremont Landscape Garden

A day out at Claremont with the family will be jam packed. With so much on offer from dressing up to exploring our children’s play area.

Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9JG
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/claremont-landscape-garden

Hampton Court Palace

Summer Garden Adventure – 6 to 21 August, then every weekend in September 11.00 – 16.00
The Magic Garden – Open throughout the summer.
Explore our exciting new interactive play garden for families. Populated by mysterious mythical beasts, with battlements to storm, towers to besiege, and even a secret grotto to discover

East Molesey KT8 9AU
http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/visit-us/top-things-to-see-and-do/magic-garden/

Cliveden

Tree Climbing – August 11th 12th, 25, 26th – 11:30 to 16:15
Use ropes and harnesses to climb up into the trees, there’ll be a zip wire and rope swing for you to play on

Wild Wednesday – July 27th; August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
Lots of outdoor fun with Peter Pan, Bugs, Treasure hunts and ’50 things’ (not all on the same day!)

Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden

Hatchlands Park

Pony Rides – 17th July

Traditional Music – 24th July

Fun Day Fridays – August 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th – Trails, Arts and Crafts and Giant Garden Games!
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands-park

Kew Gardens

The Wind in the Willows – 23 July 2016 to 28 August 2016 – Wednesday to Friday, 11.30am and 6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am and 4pm
Watch a live performance of The Wind in the Willows, performed by the Australian Shakespeare Company in the grounds of Kew Gardens.

The Dream Fairies – 30 July 2016 to 28 August 2016 – Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am and 2pm
Watch a live performance of The Dream Fairies – Adventure through Bubble Land performed by the Australian Shakespeare Company in the grounds of Kew Gardens.

Kew Science Festival – 5 August 2016 to 7 August 2016, 10am to 5pm

Grass: a dance show for children 26 August 2016 to 29 August 2016
Join us during the August Bank Holiday weekend to meet Grass – a fun dance show for children, who use dance and puppetry to explore the diversity of grass

Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE
http://www.kew.org/

Painshill

Summer Activity Camp  – 25th to 29 July; 1st to 5th August; 8th to 12th August
Mondays: Wild Bush craft
Tuesdays: Wild Creations
Wednesdays: Wild Fun and Games
Thursdays: Wild Woodland
Fridays: Wild Dens
Children must be aged 8 to 13 years
Starts at 9.00 am and finishes at 4:30 pm

Portsmouth Rd, Cobham KT11 1JE
http://www.painshill.co.uk/whats-on/

Polesdon Lacey

Summer Holiday Craft Activities  10:00 to 15:00
Make your own windmill – Mon 25th July- Fri 29th July.
Making hand puppets – Mon 1st Aug- Fri 5th Aug.
Come and make a kaleidoscope – Mon 8th Aug- Fri 12th Aug.
Make a magnetic fishing game – Mon 15th Aug- Fri 19th Aug.
Make an Edwardian Explorer dressing-up doll – Mon 22th Aug to Fri 26th Aug.

Wild Learning – Summer – 10:15 to 16:00
Wild Learning Holiday Club gives kids the chance to play, learn and explore all day in safe supervised woods.
July 28th and 29th; August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 24th, 25th

Great Bookham, Dorking RH5 6BB
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey

Windsor Castle

Fair Ladies and Noble Knights – 30 Jul 2016 – 21 Aug 2016 – 11:00-16:00Discover what life was really like for knights at Windsor Castle in medieval times, with our exciting array of activities and events

Windsor SL4 1NJ
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle

Wisley Gardens

Summer Garden Trail – any time during garden opening hours
“explore the garden and collect seven ingredients to help us survive beyond Earth and explore the outer reaches of space including a visit to Mars. Solve puzzles along the way in order to find the secret launch codes to ensure the rocket ship takes off!”

Rocket Science – Discover more about growing plants in space with our rocket-science themed summer missions
Week 1: Stars – 25th to 31st July
Week 2: Rockets & Time – 1st to 7th August
Week 3: Planets – 8th to 14th August
Week 4: Comets – 15th to 21st August
Week 5: Plants in space – 22nd to 28th August
Week 6: Gravity – 29th to 31st August

Wisley Ln, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB
https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley

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Membership links:

National Trust: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

Royal Horticultural Society:  https://www.rhs.org.uk/join

English Heritage:  http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/join/

Historic Royal Palaces: www.hrp.org.uk/support-us/individuals/membership/

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 ** Leisure Centres **

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Guildford Spectrum

Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP

  • Soft Play
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming, Splash Pads, Water Jets. Waves, Slides
  • Tenpin Bowling
  • Gym & Classes
  • Sports & Athletics

http://www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk/

Xcel Walton

Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2JG

  • Swimming, Kids Pool
  • Creche
  • Climbing Wall
  • Soft Play
  • Adventre Zone

http://www.placesforpeopleleisure.org/centres/elmbridge-xcel-leisure-complex/

Leatherhead Leisure Centre

Guildford Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9BL

  • Cafe
  • Junior Gym
  • Softplay
  • Trampolining
  • Swimming Pool
  • Learning Pool
  • And much more!!

http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/Leatherhead_Leisure_Centre

Hampton Court Open Air Pool

High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2ST

  • Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Parent & Toddler Sessions
  • TNT Activity Camp
  • Club 13-15

http://www.hamptonpool.co.uk/

Guildford Lido

Stoke Rd, Guildford GU1 1HB

  • Heated Outdoor Pool (Olympic sized)
  • 3 Slides
  • Paddling Pools with Interactive Toys

http://www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk/swimming/guildford-lido/

Woking Pool in the Park

Woking Park, Kingfield Rd, Woking GU22 9BA

  • Leisure Lagoon
  • Teaching Pool
  • Swim School
  • Parent and Toddler Splash
  • Creche

http://www.woking.gov.uk/leisure/leisurecentrepool

Hurst Pool

Dunstall Way, Molesey, Surrey, KT8 1PD

  • Swimming Pool

http://www.placesforpeopleleisure.org/centres/the-hurst-pool/

Imber Court

Ember Lane East Molesey Surrey, KT8 0BT

  • Swimming Pool

http://www.imbercourt.com/

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