Guildford has plenty of choice for watching sport, playing sport and keeping fit.

Guildford Cricket Festival

Children at Fulham Soccer School

Where to go for sport:

  • Guildford Spectrum : state of the art gym, ice skating, bowling alley, diving pool, swimming pool and family fun pool and look out for special classes and activities especially during school holidays.
  • Wild Wood Adventure- suitable for all ages and a great way to keep fit and have fun. 
  • Surrey Sports Park is the training ground for Harlequins Rugby team with high-tech equipment, pool, classes and more. 
  • Guildford Lido - you can swim there throughout the year, although it is a bit chilly in the winter!  Ideal summer fun for all the family as the children take to the water slides. 


Guildford Cricket ground is the rural home of Surrey County Cricket - look out for the Guildford Cricket Festival each year around June/July as part of Guildford Summer Festival. 


The  2012 Olympic Cycling Road Race skirted around Guildford, and headed off into the Surrey Hills, and the Tour of Britain ended on the cobbles of Guildford High Street.  Now cycling and mountain biking are popular with many local routes available including Leith Hill and the zigzags of Box Hill?  Remember you are not racing, so do not forget to stop and take in the stunning scenery.

Annually the  Prudential Ride London comes to the county - exciting for spectators and participants

You can download the pdf icon 2018 Surrey Hills Cycle Leaflet here [4Mb]

Useful Links for Mountain Bike riders:

For gentle rides Guildford Tourist Information centre has a range of guidebooks and maps showing the network of cycle paths throughout Surrey.

Walking and Hiking

Within ten minutes, you can be out of Guildford town centre and heading out into the countryside for walking and hiking.  Choose from gentle rambles, or 10-mile hikes - stroll along the river towpath, take a picnic and explore the surrounding countryside.

From Guildford, you can get on to the famous North Downs Way.   Walking is also the best way to get to those secluded spots that are ideal for a picnic in the peace and quiet of the countryside.

Sailing and Kayaks

Get on the water of the River Wey in a Kayak - after all that is where Gold Medallist Liam Heath first tried kayaking!  There are many miles of river to explore at whatever pace suits you, your skill level and sense of adventure.

Useful Boating Links:


Bring your golf clubs on your weekend or short break away as there are many courses offering pay and play. 

So from Crazy Golf at Stoke Park, up to full 18 holes at Sutton Green Golf club - there is plenty for he golf enthusiast to do - search GOLF in the See & Do tab for more golf clubs in the area.


With miles of open space, there is plenty of opportunity for a family-fun kick-about - or check out the fixture list for Guildford City Football Club and watch a home game. 

Horse racing fans can visit Epsom Racecourse, home of The Derby; Kempton Park,Sandown and Lingfield for quality racing throughout the season with family entertainment and a concert programme too!