If you are looking for things to do with your children in Surrey and its neighbouring counties this coming weekend, we have a great range of family friendly events to choose from.
Do check the full calendar to plan ahead.
All week. Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre in Woking runs until Christmas. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old. Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.
Enjoy a Winter Walk at RHS Wisley too when you bring the family for a walk through the frosty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. Whilst you're there get a head start with some Christmas Shopping at RHS Wisley where the christmas shop is open all week. You can also enjoy Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley and Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley also beings. There's also a chance to take the little ones to Stories and Songs with Santa at RHS Wisley. Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities.
Get Enjoy the beauty of the Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park as the landscape garden in transformed. Christmas at Kew runs until the New Year. See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights.
Or get into the Christmas spirit with some Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace. Some of the farms are having visits from Father Christmas and running Christmas activities, including Christmas at Bocketts Farm, Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm, Festival Trail at Priory Farm, Christmas at Fishers Farm and Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garson's Farm Shop.
A few of the National Trust's in and near to Surrey are running Christmas activities, including a Christmas Trail at Hatchlands Park, 1930s themed Christmas at Polesden Lacey and a Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park. Also starting this week, the Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Gardens. and a Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum. Enjoy a relaxing day with Crafts for Christmas at Box Hill.
Monday. Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey is calling you today! This post natal exercise program aims to help strengthen and stabilise the post pregnancy body, specifically targeting those weaker muscles. Classes vary each week to always keep exercises interesting and fun in the fabulous fresh air and beautiful grounds of Polesden Lacey. Also runs on Thursday.
Also at RHS WIsley today, your child might enjoy Storytime at RHS Wisley, a weekly session where they can get lost in the natural world through stories. . Also running this evening a Late Night Shopping and Craft Fair at Denbies.
Tuesday.Storytelling for under 5's at The Lightbox is on today.
Wednesday. It's the final Toddler Time at Rydes Hill Prep of the term. The session is FREE and geared up for 18 month to 3 year olds. This weeks session revolves around Let's get active! Pre-booking is essential.
Have some crafty fun at the Creative Christmas Workshop at Painshill Park. Join our outdoor adventure leader and explore the winter landscape to gather natural material. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate inside then get creative making wonderful Christmas decorations. The Guildford Sling Library pre Christmas drop in session takes place this morning.
Thursday. If you are feeling active,Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey is also running today.
Friday. Make Christmas Decorations at Haslemere Museum, ideal for under 5's. Listen to a festive story and make a Christmas decoration to take home.Or head to the Christmas Family Film Night at Fishers Farm.
There are plenty of Christmas activities on today as we step into December and find our Christmas spirit! Running all weekend, these include:
- Breakfast with Santa at Squire's Frensham
- Festive Forest Craft Club at Alice Holt
- Dear Santa show at New Victoria Theatre, Woking
- Visit Father Christmas at Morden Hall Park along with Festive Carriage Rides at Morden Hall Park
- Christmas at Birdworld
- Santa Specials at Rural Life Museum
- Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park
- Cinderella at Yvonne Arnaud Guildford
- Wintershall Nativity
There are plenty of other activities this weekend so check our full calendar for extra ideas.
Saturday. Santa will be giving his reindeer a rest for a while and borrowing the VC10 aircraft for Santa on the VC10 at Brooklands Museum today. Booking required. Visit Debies Santa's Cellar Grotto and enjoy a train ride followed by a visit to Father Christmas himself. Join the annual Christmas Trail at Sayers Croft today.
Sunday. No space at home to be messy? Drop into the Make Space at Watts Gallery and explore different types of materials and making with your family. Enjoy Family Christmas Carols at Hatchlands Park with an informal sing along in the Music Room.
Come and party with Santa, Rudolph and their friends at the Rudolph Rave at GLive. With a DJ on the decks playing classic dance tunes, a sprinkling of Christmas songs and chart hits, glow sticks, gallons of glitter, giant balloons, a spectacular laser-light display and a licensed bar for the big kids, this family-friendly party afternoon will make Christmas truly unforgettable for everyone.
This week will begin dry but it is due to rain at the weekend. Whatever you end up doing, have a great week!