Top 10 fun things for kids to do in Surrey this August
The summer holidays can seem like a long time when you have children to entertain. To help you on your way, here's out pick of the top 10 fun things to do this August
Fun Fridays, Leatherhead Museum
Three Family Fun Craft Afternoons are being held in the museum gardens this month, including a variety of activities on each afternoon to keep your children well occupied this summer holiday.
Aug 1, 8, 15; 1pm-4pm. Free Admission. 01372 386348
Wild Child Wednesdays Polesden Lacey
Children can experience a truly wild time this summer while you admire the beautiful landscapes at Polesden Lacey at Great Bookham. Tons of entertainment and activities on offer. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Every Wednesday 11am-4pm. Tickets: adult £11.35, child £5.65 nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey/
Junior Explorers Holiday Club, Juniper Hall
Let your child’s imagination run amok during these action-packed environmentally themed weeks. Activities on offer include nature photography, woodland walks and making ‘hotels’ for local mammals and mini beasts!
Aug 4-15 (ages 4-7); Aug 4-22 (ages 8-11), 9am-4pm; tickets: £40 per day; 0845 4583507
Alice in Wonderland, Hatchland Park
The Cambridge Touring Theatre will be performing this humorous and engaging musical based on Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s story.
Full of laughter and exciting characters, it makes the perfect family day out.
Aug 7; gates open 5.30pm, 6pm start; tickets: adults £12, children £8, family (2 adults, 2 children) £32, under 3 years go free visitsurrey.com/events/alice-in-wonderland
Woking Minature Railway, Knaphill
All aboard the passenger miniature railway for a journey through its delightful 10-acre site.
Aug 10, 14 and 17, plus every Thursday; 2-5pm; fares: £2-4; mizensrailway.co.uk
Mini Masterchef, King George's Hall, Esher
Come along for some food fun and put your skills to the test. This is your chance to create a dish that would have celebrity television chefs singing your praises! Ages 5-8.
Aug 18, 10am-3pm; £25.20; elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure/shout!holidayactivities
Family Fun Raceday, Epsom Downs Racecourse
Action-packed afternoon of racing and entertainment, including pony rides, a petting zoo, bouncy castle, carousel, trade stands and much more. With Peppa Pig and George making special appearances
Aug 25; tickets: from £16, U18s free epsomdowns.co.uk/family
This annual event is well established and celebrates everything to do with the village of Peaslake. This year there is particular focus on the 125 years of St Mark’s Church. Enjoy also a BBQ, Punch & Judy show, magician and refreshments, as well as Morris dancing.
Aug 25, 1-4pm. Free entry
Paintballing, Campaign Paintball, Old Lane, Cobham
What it says on the tin! A day of paintballing fun. Enjoy 8 games of paintball of the 100 acre site on movie themed sets. Kit and paintballs include. Bring lunch and refreshments. Ages 10-15.
Aug 26, 9.30am-4pm; £30; elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure/shout!holidayactivities
Marvellous Mosaics, King George's Hall, Esher
Use your imagination to create unique patterns and designs while crafting your very own Aladdin's lamp, coasters and clipboards. Creative playworkers will help you craft your very own foam and ceramic masterpieces to take home at the end of the day. Ages 5-13.
Aug 29, 9am-5pm; £21.60; elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure/shout!holidayactivities