Family days out

Family Fun Day

Come and join us to do some fun crafting activities and explore our wonderful building at Guildford Cathedral.

Age: All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue: Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP

Dates: Wednesday 31 July, 10am to 12.30pm

Price: Free

Contact: Becki Hartley

Email: familyengagement@guildford-cathedral.org

Tel: 01483 547880 (Monday to Wednesday only)

Web: Guildford Cathedral

 


 

Gym Jams baby and toddler soft play

A traditional style soft play, suitable for babies and  toddlers. Little ones can explore at their own pace, learning to crawl, toddle and climb under and over the equipment.

Age: 0 to 3 year olds

Venue: Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, GU3 2DT

Dates: 3 sessions every Wednesday and Friday
Prices: £3.50 to £4.50

Contact: Jon Pick, Gym Jams

Email: info@gym-jams.co.uk  

Tel: 078362 50099

Web: Gym Jams

 


 

Tabby McTat at G Live

Tabby McTat and his best friend sing and play music together, until they are separated, and Tabby sets off in search of his long-lost friend. Interwoven with original songs, this is a heart-warming tale of friendship from the company behind ZOG live.

Age: All ages welcome

Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2AA

Dates: Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 August

Contact: G Live

Tel: 01483 369 350

Web: G Live

 


  

Busylizzy Guildford

A timetable of over 25 classes per week Monday to Saturday - baby classes, toddler classes and mummy and me fitness classes. Plus lots of fun and informative events.

Age: 0 to 4 years old and their parents. (Older siblings on school holidays are welcome to come along and join in or watch classes.)

Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA

Dates: Classes continue as usual through the school holidays

Price: From £7.25

Contact: Anna:

Email: guildford@busylizzy.co.uk

Web: BusyLizzy

Tel: 01483 610333

 


 

Family Fun Saturday: 17th century lotions and potions

Inspired by the history of Guildford House Gallery, which was built in 1660, we'll be making bath bags and room fresheners from the types of plants that people traditionally grew in their gardens in the 17th century.

Age: 4 years and over

Venue: Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AJ

Dates: Saturday 17 August, 11am to 1pm

Price: Free, donations welcome

Contact: Guildford House Gallery

Tel: 01483 444751

Email: heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk

Web: Out and about this summer

 


 

Family Fun Saturday: make an origami boat

Yarrr mateys, we're going nautical! To celebrate the exhibition of Maritime Art at Guildford House Gallery, we are making origami boats, from simple to more complex designs.

Age: 4 years and over

Venue: Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AJ

Dates: Saturday 20 July, 11am to 1pm.

Price: Free, donations welcome

Contact: Guildford House Gallery

Tel: 01483 444751

Email: heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk

Web: Out and about this summer

 


 

Inspired by Alice Family Fun Day

Join us in the grounds of historic Guildford Castle for a day of entertainment, inspired by Lewis Carroll's famous storybook character Alice.

Age: 3 years and over

Venue: Guildford Castle, Castle Street, Guildford,GU1 3SX

Dates: Saturday 3 August, 11am to 4pm

Price: Entry to the grounds and many of the activities are free

Contact: Guildford Heritage Services

Tel: 01483 444751

Email: heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk

Web: Castle events page.

 


 

Mini golf and tennis at Stoke Park Gardens

The mini golf is located next to the play area in Stoke Park Gardens. A round (18 holes) takes approximately one hour. Tennis courts are available throughout the day.

Age: 5 and over, under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue: Stoke Park Gardens, Stoke Road, Guildford, GU1 1EZ

Free parking is available at the Guildford College car park on weekends.

Dates: Saturday 20 July to Tuesday 3 September 2019, 11am - 5pm. Mini golf will be open weekends only until Saturday 20 July.

Price: Mini golf: adult: £4.50, junior (under 18) / concessions: £3.00

Family (two adults and up to three under 18s): £12.50

 

Tennis (per court, per hour): adult/coaching: £6.70, junior (under 18) / concessions: £5.70

Contact: The Ranger Team

Tel: 07880 784 947

 


 

Teddy Bears' Picnic - Winkworth

Bring your teddy and a yummy picnic for a glorious afternoon of delightful stories and songs in the woodland. A fun filled adventure for you and your teddy bear.

Age: Children of all ages

Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD

Dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 August 2019, 1.15pm to 2.15pm

Price: Normal admissions apply

Contact: Laura Fry

Tel: 01372 476439 or 07483375444

Email: Laura.Fry@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Winkworth Arboretum

 


 

Outdoor Theatre: The Jungle Book

Join Mowgli and his friends, Baloo and Bagheera, for a fast-paced adventure in a performance of The Jungle Book by the Herald Players

Age: Children from 3 and over

Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD

Dates: 13 and 14 July 2019, 2.30pm to 4pm

Price: £8 Children, £12 Adults, £35 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Contact: Laura Fry

Tel: 01372 476439 or 07483375444

Email: Laura.Fry@nationaltrust.org.uk   

Web: Winkworth Arboretum

 


 

Big Camp at Winkworth

Pack your tent for this special opportunity to camp out beneath the stars. Join in with some night-time nature activities with Winkworth's  wildlife expert Jonnie. This is an overnight activity.

Age: Children of all ages accompanied by an adult

Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD

Dates: From 4pm on 10 August to 10am on 11 August

Price: Child £16, Adult £35

Contact: Laura Fry

Tel: 01372 476439 or 07483375444

Email: Laura.Fry@nationaltrust.org.uk     

Web: Winkworth Arboretum

 


 

Teddy Bears' Picnic - Claremont

Bring your teddy and a yummy picnic for a glorious afternoon of delightful stories and songs in the woodland. A fun filled adventure for you and your teddy bear.

Age: Children of all ages

Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG

Dates: 19, 26 July, 7, 14, 28 August, 1pm to 2pm

Price: Normal admissions apply

Contact: Laura Fry

Tel: 01372 476439 or 07483375444

Email: Laura.Fry@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Claremont Landscape Garden

 


 

Real Reptiles

Join our expert, Tom, and meet an array of reptiles, frogs and mini beasts.

Age: Children of all ages

Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG

Dates: Sunday 28 July, 10.30am to 4.00pm

Contact: Laura Fry

Tel: 01372 476439 or 07483375444

Email: Laura.Fry@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Claremont Landscape Garden

 


 

Open Air Theatre: Jungle Book

Join Mowgli's adventures with Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther against the villainous tiger Shere Khan in a lively new adaptation of a children's classic by The Herald Players

Age: Children of all ages

Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG

Dates: Saturday 20 July, 7pm to 8.30pm

Price: Child £8, Adult £12, Family £35 (2 adults, 2 children)

Contact: Laura Fry

Tel: 01372 476439 or 07483375444

Email: Laura.Fry@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Claremont Landscape Garden

 


 

Island Open Day

A rare opportunity to visit the Claremont's island by boat, full of mysterious hideaways and historical importance.

Age: all ages

Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG

Dates: Sunday 7 July and  Sunday 25 August, 11am to 4pm

Price: Normal admissions apply

Contact: Laura Fry

Tel: 01372 476439 or 07483375444

Email: Laura.Fry@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Claremont Landscape Garden

 


 

Crazy Golf at Claremont

Play a round of crazy golf with the whole family in Claremont's historic landscape garden.

Age: Families with children of all ages         

Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG

Dates: 11 August, 10.30am to 4pm

Price: Normal admission plus £2.00 per Child, £2.50 per Adult

Contact: Laura Fry

Tel: 01372 476439 or 07483375444

Email: Laura.Fry@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Claremont Landscape Garden

 


 

Summer Craft Workshops

Glue sticks at the ready, it's time to join in with our crafternoons of colours and creativity. Use nature's materials and wild imagination to create summer inspired works of art.

Age: Children of all ages

Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG

Dates: Monday 12 to Friday 16 August, 10.30am to 12pm

Price: Normal admission plus £1.50 per session

Contact: Laura Fry

Tel: 01372 476439 or 07483375444

Email: Laura.Fry@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Claremont Landscape Garden

 


 

Big Camp at Claremont

Pack your tent for this special opportunity to camp out beneath the stars. Experience nature by night with family and friends.

Age: Families with children of all ages

Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG

Dates: From 4pm on 17 August to 10am on 18 August

Price: Child £16, Adult £35

Contact: Laura Fry

Tel: 01372 476439 or 07483375444

Email: Laura.Fry@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Claremont Landscape Garden

 


 

Earth, wind, fire and water

This August we will be getting elemental and discovering all things earth, wind, fire and water. From our messy mud kitchen to kites, fire lighting and water games, along with a range of other fun activities for you to make and take home. 

Age: 3 to 11 years

Venue: National Trust, Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, GU1 2PP

Dates: Thursdays in August

Price: £2.50 for children's activities

Contact: Dapdune Wharf

Tel: 01483 561389

Email: riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk   

Web: National Trust River Wey

 


 

Pony Magic: pony rides for children

Enjoy short pony rides through the garden at Hatchlands, led by an experienced handler.

Age: Suitable for children aged 2 to 11 years old

Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey, GU4 7RT

Dates: 21, 28 July, 2, 16, 18, 23, 25, 26, 30 August, 1 September, 11.30am to 2.30pm

Price: Normal admission price to Hatchlands Park applies, plus £3 per ride

Contact: Hatchlands Park

Tel: 01483 222482

Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Hatchlands Park

 


 

Alice in Wonderland

Join Immersion Theatre for this fantastical larger-than-life musical.

Age: Primary school aged children

Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey, GU4 7RT

Dates: Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 August, 6pm to 8pm

Price: Adult £12, child £8, family £32. Book through Guildford TIC on 01483 444334 or visitguildford.com

Contact: Hatchlands Park

Tel: 01483 222482

Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Hatchlands Park

 


 

Fun with Flags: nautical flag trail

Discover the codes of maritime flags as you follow the flagpole trail through the parkland.

Age: Primary school aged children

Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey, GU4 7RT

Dates: Saturday 20 July to Tuesday 3 September

Price: Normal admission price to Hatchlands Park applies

Contact: Hatchlands Park 

Tel: 01483 222482

Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Hatchlands Park

 


 

Have A Go Archery

Enjoy exciting, safe archery classes in the garden at Hatchlands Park.

Age: Suitable for children aged 6 years and over

Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey, GU4 7RT

Dates: 21 July, 25 August, 15 September, 11am to 3pm

Price: Normal admission price to Hatchlands Park applies, plus £2.50 for 6 arrows

Contact: Hatchlands Park

Tel: 01483 222482

Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web: Hatchlands Park

 


 

A Summer Market

Surrey Vegan Events presents alongside Guildford Farmers' Market a Global Street Food, Drinks and Fresh Produce, Artisan and Craft Market.

Age: For all ages

Venue: Guildford High Street, GU1 3YL

Dates: Sunday 11 August

Contact:

Tel: 01483 444133

Web: Guildford Farmers' Market 

 


 

Summer Holidays: Make Space

Make arts and crafts inspired by the colours and patterns in our summer exhibition, John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame. Activities include plaster cast shells, clay camels and embossed foil design.

Age: For all ages

Venue: Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ

Dates: Monday 5 to Thursday 29 August, 10:30am to 4:00pm

Price: Free with admission. Adult admission - £11.50. Under 18s go free. Friends of Watts Gallery - free. Students or under 25s - £5.75

Contact:

Email: info@watsgallery.org.uk

Web: Watts Gallery 

Tel: 01483 810235

 


 

Guildford Farmers' Market

Over 60 local producers offering delicious fresh produce plus some crafts. Located on our beautiful picturesque High Street.

We will have a petting farm for the kids and lots of yummy street food and tasters.

Age: For all ages

Venue: Guildford High Street, GU1 3YL

Dates: Tuesday 6 August

Contact:

Tel: 01483 444133

Web: Guildford Farmers' Market