Things to do in Surrey
Bocketts Farm Park
Distance: 3.78 miles
Bocketts Farm is a working family farm set in the beautiful Surrey countryside near Leatherhead. The combination of animals and play areas, both inside and out, make the farm one of the South East's most popular all weather attractions. Whether it's a family day out, group trip or one of the popular birthday parties, you can be sure to have fun, come rain or shine. There are lots of activities going on all year round and shows to get the kids involved in understanding the farm and to involve them in feeding and giving a good cuddle to the animals.
RHS Wisley Gardens
Distance: 3.83 miles
The flagship garden of the RHS, Wisley captures the eye and awe of all, with richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and the state-of-the-art Glasshouse, there is much to see in all weathers. Given as a gift to the Society in 1903, Wisley has evolved over time into a world-class garden. Elsewhere in the garden, cultivation techniques are tried and tested, and a series of model gardens answers the needs of a variety of conditions and circumstances to show all green fingers how to grow at home.
Distance: 4.48 miles
Denbies English Vineyard is situated in Dorking, in the heart of the Surrey Hills, overlooking Box Hill and it hosts the Indoor Wine Experience tours all year round. Also explore the Outdoor Vineyard by train, which runs daily. This beautiful estate set in 265 acres of beautiful scenery is the UK's largest single estate vineyard. Whether you are visiting Surrey or live locally Denbies offers a wide range of interests for all and a chance to sample Britain in a glass.
Distance: 5.36 miles
Box Hill lies along Surrey's North Downs and there are breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside perfect for those looking for great photographic spots and for those exploring the surrounding areas. It's home to some fantastic wildlife and plants too including the Adonis Blue butterfly and bee orchid. With paths, brooks and a steep climb, there is plenty for all to see and to keep the children occupied there is even a discovery centre.
Guided Walks of Guildford
Distance: 6.19 miles
The Voluntary Town Guides provide walking tours showing and explaining the town to thousands of people each year. The most popular walking tour is the Historical Tour of the beautiful town and its rich culture. This includes a brief history from the earliest times with visits to the Abbot's Hospital, St Mary's Church, the Undercroft and the Castle grounds. In addition to the Historic Walking Tour, the Guides offer other walking tours on Medieval Guildford, Hidden Guildford, The River Wey and Lewis Carroll.
Distance: 6.4 miles
Guildford Castle began as a Norman motte and bailey castle, built soon after 1066. The wooden defences were replaced by stone during the 12th century, and the motte acquired first a shell keep and then the strong and unusually small tower keep. As the only royal castle in Surrey it became the centre for administration and justice, with the tower converted to use as the county gaol. The royal apartments were moved to a palace in the bailey below, which under Henry III became one of the most luxurious royal residences in England. Set in beautiful countryside, enjoy a long walk around the gardens and see the tower remains.
Distance: 6.99 miles
Guildford Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Guildford, covering 500 square miles of Surrey, north east Hampshire, the London Borough of Kingston and a part of West Sussex. The huge Cathedral provides both focus and resource for the whole community, a venue for concerts, art and education, a place of pilgrimage, as well as stillness, prayer and daily choral worship. Information on events are updated on their website regularly.
Epsom Downs Racecourse
Distance: 8.49 miles
1779 saw the first recorded race meeting to be held on the Downs and one of today's greatest sporting spectacles was established. Edward Smith Stanley, the 12th Earl of Derby, organised a race for himself and his friends to race their three-year-old fillies over one and a half miles. The race became so successful that the following year a new race was added for colts and fillies. Such a tradition carries on where visitors are welcome all year round to their multitude of events and races.
Hampton Court Palace
Distance: 10.42 miles
Join Henry VIII's courtiers and discover the history of the infamous King and his visits to Hampton Court Palace, as well as the opportunity to bump into the man himself, along with others of his time decorated in the stately costumes and surroundings. Visit the many grand rooms including the chapel, great hall and the exhibition of paintings of Charles II’s mistresses. Also get interactive with the smells of the tudor kitchens that were expected to provide meals for 600 people twice a day and take in over 60 acres of beautifully maintained and internationally celebrated gardens with a test for your family with one of the most famous Mazes in the world.
Distance: 10.54 miles
Thorpe Park, the roller coaster and thrill seeking theme park home to Nemesis Inferno, Colossus, The Swarm and the first of its kind in the dark, reverse rollercoaster, is located in Chertsey, Surrey, just off junction 11 on M25. For those wanting an adrenaline fuelled day, look no further for over 25 white-knuckle rides all in one park and an experience not to be forgotten. Book in advance for some great ticket offers for groups and families and check out which ride you will head to first.
Distance: 16.63 miles
When it began in 1956, GrayShott Pottery was producing ceramic giftware for London stores and gift shops. It now creates studio art ceramics for galleries and homes around the UK and under its Grayshott Stoneware brand; it makes catering ware for many well-known national high street pubs and restaurants, as well as bespoke ceramics for celebrity chefs. Learn all about the process of the clay to pottery with their tours and create your own masterpiece. If you are not feeling too creative you can see their gallery collections and even take something home from their shop.
Distance: 16.68 miles
Legoland Windsor Resort theme park, aimed at 3-12’s, is an inspirational park where the kids are the heroes. It's a family attraction where the fun never stops and with over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, it’s a unique family experience. Prepare for a soaking on the wet and wild water rides, follow a pirate trail that'll leave you wetter than walking the plank or join a Viking fleet where you'll battle sea monsters and rough waters. Little ones will also love making a splash in the fountains at Waterworks and many interactive rides put you, quite literally, in the driving seat.
Top Golf Surrey
Distance: 7.07 miles
A premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favourite local bar. The fun is in the innovative and addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone can play.
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Distance: 6.05 miles
Guilford's new live entertainment venue, with an events programme to include rock and pop concerts as well as a wide range of comedy, classical music, family shows and dance.
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Mercedes Benz World
Distance: 6.41 miles
Located on the famous Brooklands site Mercedes-Benz is an unforgettable day out for children, not just big kids of the family. Put your driving skills to the test on our handling circuit or allow our display team to show you how it is done. Explore fascinating exhibitions and get up close to legendary Mercedes- Benz vehicles.
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