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August events

A World of Care: Turner and the Environment

This summer, Turner’s House, thanks to a generous loan of works from Tate, asserts J.M.W. Turner was the first major British artist to engage with man’s effect on the natural world... See more >
Turner’s House TW1 2LR
Sat 6 Jul, Sun 7 Jul, Sat 13 Jul, and more dates until Sun 1 Sep

The Great Garden Adventure with Shaun the Sheep

The Great Garden Adventure with Shaun the Sheep Join the fun and frolics with Shaun this summer as he learns top tips about how to grow scrumptious fresh food from the garden to keep him in great condition. With a family trail, nature workshops, straw bale maze, walks and talks as well as bookable clay model-making (£12), there’s something for everyone this summer at RHS Garden Wisley... See more >
RHS Garden Wisley Wisley Lane Woking GU23 6QB
Sat 20 Jul to Mon 26 Aug

Forest Fun 2-7 years (am or pm)

Forest Fun 2-7 years (am or pm) Join us in our Forest School area to explore Cedar Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack around the fire. For children aged 2+ years. Bookings available 10am-12pm or 1.30-3.30pm. £10 per child, accompanying adults free. Booking essential online at www.gattonpark.co.uk. See more >
Gatton Park, Rocky Lane, Reigate RH2 0TW
Mon 22 Jul, Thu 25 Jul, and more dates until Mon 19 Aug

Barracudas Activity Day Camp

A great adventure for kids in the school holidays! Easter camps, summer camps and half term holiday activity camps Unrivalled activities all in one place 6 sessions a day and a choice for every one!... See more >
Oriel High School Maidenbower Lane, Maidenbower Crawley West Sussex RH10 7XW
Mon 29 Jul to Fri 23 Aug

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo (am or pm)

Trails and Tales: The Gruffalo (am or pm) Listen to the story of “The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and go for a walk in the park to bring it to life. Then create artwork linked to the story. Ideal for children aged 2–4 years. 10-11.30am or 1.30-3pm. £8.50 per child. Booking essential online at www.gattonpark.co.uk. See more >
Gatton Park, Rocky Lane, Reigate RH2 0TW
Tue 30 Jul, Fri 2 Aug

Posh by Laura Wade

I’ve got a new law for you mate, it’s called survival of the fittest, it’s called fuck you we’re the Riot Club.” In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule... See more >
The cornerHouse arts centre, 116 Douglas Road, Surbion KT6 7SB
Thu 1 Aug to Sun 4 Aug

The White House - Open Garden for NGS

The White House - Open Garden for NGS West End has a beautiful village green, complete with a duck pond, and nearby is Garsons Farm and the recently transformed Prince of Wales public house. Our garden is on several levels and at the centre is a mature oak tree. There are many peaceful spots to rest and contemplate the vibrant planting, an unusual water feature and various sculptures. See more >
The White House, Esher KT10 8LB
Sat 3 Aug and Sun 4 Aug

Grace & Flavour CIC - Open Garden for NGS

Grace & Flavour CIC - Open Garden for NGS Grace & Flavour is a community kitchen garden and 28 allotments. In 2009 it took over a derelict 3 acre walled garden and orchard, part of NTs Hatchlands Estate. It features vegetable beds, soft fruit cages, polytunnels, fruit tree avenue with lavender borders, cut flower beds, wildlife area and pond... See more >
Grace & Flavour CIC, Leatherhead KT24 6JW
Sun 4 Aug

Open Day

Open Day Enjoy 250 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and Edwardian gardens and refreshments in Gatton Hall tea room. Wellbeing coach Theresa Jauregui will be offering mindful yoga sessions on the lawns. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced who want to enjoy yoga in a beautiful setting. Theresa will also be giving tips on positive ageing... See more >
Gatton Park, Rocky Lane, Reigate RH2 0TW
Sun 4 Aug

41 Shelvers Way - Open Garden for NGS

41 Shelvers Way - Open Garden for NGS In spring a myriad of small bulbs, specialist daffodils and an assortment of many pots of tulips. Choice perennials follow together with annuals to ensure colour well into Sept. A garden for all seasons. See more >
41 Shelvers Way, Tadworth KT20 5QJ
Sun 4 Aug

Trails and Tales: The Tiger who came to Tea (am or pm)

Trails and Tales: The Tiger who came to Tea (am or pm) Listen to the story of “The Tiger who came to Tea by Judith Kerr and go for a walk in the park to bring it to life. Then create artwork linked to the story. Ideal for children aged 2–4 years. 10-11.30am or 1.30-3pm. £8.50 per child. Booking essential online at www.gattonpark.co.uk See more >
Gatton Park, Rocky Lane, Reigate RH2 0TW
Tue 6 Aug, Fri 9 Aug

Heli Hike in Surrey

Lace up your hiking boots, grab your friends and family. It’s time for Heli Hike in Surrey. Hike through the countryside, stride for the skies, and support Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), your local air ambulance charity. This year, we’re excited to introduce a fantastic Family Fun Day... See more >
Loseley Park, Polsted Lane, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS
Sat 10 Aug

Shieling - Open Garden for NGS

Shieling - Open Garden for NGS 1 acre garden restored to its original 1920s design. Formal front garden with island beds and shrub borders. Unusual large rock garden and mixed borders with collection of beautiful slug free hostas and uncommon woodland perennials and acid loving plants, a new shrub border and a stumpery... See more >
Shieling, Tadworth KT20 6PQ
Sun 11 Aug

Cryin' Out Loud at Godalming Bandstand for Music in the Park

Rhythm and Blues concert with popular local band. Ices and cold drinks, teas coffees cakes all available in the park. Bring your garden chairs See more >
Godalming Bandstand, Phillips Memorial Park Godalming GU7 1HR
Sun 11 Aug

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Kenley Holiday Workshop are excited to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. In this much-loved classic, an arrogant young prince and his servants fall under the spell of an enchantress, who turns him into a hideous Beast... See more >
Barn Theatre, 25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted RH8 0AA
Wed 14 Aug to Sat 17 Aug
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Things to do around Surrey

Surrey, located in the southeastern part of England, offers a delightful mix of historical sites, natural beauty, and family-friendly activities. Whether you're a local or a visitor, here are some fantastic options for a memorable day out in Surrey:

1. Visit Polesden Lacey:
- Polesden Lacey is a beautiful Regency villa surrounded by formal gardens, pergolas, and a rose garden. Explore the stunning grounds, including long borders with perennials and a winter garden. Queen Elizabeth (the former Queen mother) even spent part of her honeymoon here in 1923.

2. See the Bluebells at Hatchlands Park:
- Hatchlands Park, near Guildford, is known for its gardens. In spring, blooming bluebells create a sea of violet flowers in Little Wix Wood. Explore the 400-hectare park and visit restored rooms with works by Robert Adam. The Cobbe portrait of Shakespeare, believed to be the only portrait made during his lifetime, may also be displayed inside the house.

3. Get Lost in Hampton Court Maze:
- Hampton Court Palace, originally home to King Henry VIII, features a 304-hectare park, gardens, and courtyards. Explore the famous maze, where getting lost is part of the fun.

4. Explore Stoke Park, Guildford:
- Stoke Park, on the edge of Guildford, offers picturesque parkland, gardens, and courtyards. Enjoy leisurely walks, admire the historic architecture, and relax in this serene oasis.

5. Discover Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty:
- Located just south of Guildford, the Surrey Hills AONB is a haven for nature lovers. Explore rolling hills, ancient woodlands, and scenic trails. Don't miss the breathtaking views from viewpoints like Box Hill.

6. Enjoy Watersports at Frensham Great Pond:
- Frensham Great Pond, near Farnham, is perfect for water enthusiasts. Try sailing, windsurfing, or paddleboarding on the tranquil waters. The surrounding heathland and sandy beaches add to the charm.

7. Visit Watts Gallery - Artists' Village:
- Explore the Watts Gallery in Compton. This unique artists' village includes the gallery, chapel, and studios. Admire Victorian art and learn about the life and work of artist George Frederic Watts.

8. Discover Rural Charm in Godalming:
- Godalming, a historic market town, offers picturesque streets, independent shops, and riverside walks along the River Wey. Visit the Surrey Scout Water Activities Club for canoeing, kayaking, and sailing adventures.

9. Explore Guildford Castle and Gardens:
- Guildford Castle, with its Norman keep, offers panoramic views of the town and surrounding countryside. Wander through the castle gardens and enjoy a picnic with a view.

10. Sample Local Food and Drink:
- Surrey is home to charming pubs, tearooms, and farm shops. Try local produce, indulge in cream teas, and savor the flavors of the county.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or relaxation, Surrey promises a delightful day out!