Posted by Samantha Hicks on 19 Jul 2018

It’s upon us again! Six weeks of no school or nursery so without further ado here is a list of places to visit with your family over the next month or so……

With all the lovely weather we’ve been having it would be rude not to don a straw hat and visit some animals down at the farm, or perhaps pick some fresh fruit & veg for your tea?

– Hobbledown, Epsom
– Bocketts Farm Park, Leatherhead
– Godstone Farm, Godstone
– Garson’s PYO, Esher
– Tulleys, Crawley
– Deen City Farm
– Mayfield Lavender, Banstead
– Priory Farm, Nutfield

Soft Plays
Should the weather change and you need some shelter, or just want the kids to let off some steam then soft play is always an option.

– Giggles Soft Play, Ewell
– Kidspace, Croydon
– Kiss me Hardy, Various
– Kingston Soft Play Centre, Kingston
– Once up on a Time, Epsom
– The Magic Tree Cafe, Ewell
– Sindbads, Raynes Park
– Specky’s Pirate Ship at the Spectrum, Guildford

They don’t have to be stuffy, lots of fun activities can make these museums a fun place to visit.

– Brooklands Museum, Weybridge
– Horniman Museum, Forest Hill
– Natural History Museum, Kensington
– Science Museum, Kensington
– Whitehall, Cheam

National Trust/RHS
Get som- e inspiration for your summer garden and enjoy the great British countryside at some local beauty spots!

– Claremont Landscape Gardens, Esher
– Denbies, Dorking
– Frensham Little Pond, Frensham
– Morden Hall Park, Morden
– Polesdon Lacey, Dorking
– Wisley Gardens, Wisley

Parks with Playgrounds
Never to be underestimated, the humble park can easily swallow up a whole day if the weather is kind, here’s the best of the rest….

– Beddington Park, Wallington
– Bishops Park, Fulham
– Bushy Park, Hampton
– Cheam Park, Cheam
– Discovery Centre, Bracknell
– Nork Park, Banstead
– Richmond Park, Richmond
– Painshill Park, Cobham
– Princess Diana Memorial Playground, Kensington
– Priory Park, Reigate
– Tilgate Park, Crawley
– Wimbledon Park, South Wimbledon

Beaches & Outdoor pools
If we are lucky enough for the sun to continue shining then there’s nothing like a trip to the beach or swimming to tire little ones out.

– Camber Sands, Rye
– Sandbanks, Dorset
– Bexhill, East Sussex
– Brighton, East Sussex
– Bournemouth, Dorset
– Eastbourne, East Sussex
– Guildford Lido, Guildford
– Hampton Open Air Pool, Hampton
– Littlehampton, West Sussex
– Pools on the Park, Richmond
– Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting
– West Wittering Beach, Chichester

There should be enough here to choose from for even the hardest-to-please of threenagers or tweenagers, something also tells me that pubs with play areas will be needed over the 6 week period, you can find details of those here.

Have a fabulous start to the holidays everyone!

Sam xx

Samantha Hicks
Samantha Hicks is an Epsom based writer and mum of two who has contributed to a number of online publications and also managed several social media pages for local information Facebook pages. She can be found at various soft plays and toddler groups in the area and is constantly on the lookout for new activities to keep her small people entertained!

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