Distance: 4.03 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.
Guided Walks of Guildford
Distance: 4.23 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: 4.49 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: 8.56 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.
Bocketts Farm Park
Distance: 10.74 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.
Distance: 11.57 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.
Chessington World of Adventures
Distance: 12.57 miles
A family day out with a huge range of attractions set across 9 themed lands, including a zoo and sea life centre.
Hampton Court Palace
Distance: 13.26 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: 13.37 miles
Nestling within the Alice Holt Forest, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country. With 26 acres to explore and loads of animals to see, from the massive Maribou Stork to tiny Sunbirds, Penguins, Owls, Parrots, Waterfowl and many other colourful species, the park really do have amazing birds from all around the world for all the family to enjoy. Your great day out at Birdworld also includes a busy schedule of daily events including feeds, displays and tours. On top of that, Birdworld is also home to the Jenny Wren Farm and Underwater World and is also located adjacent to, Forest Lodge Garden Centre, so there really is something of interest for everyone at Birdworld.
Epsom Downs Racecourse
Distance: 15.11 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.