Half Term Ideas

February 06, 2020

We are very fortunate to live in an area of outstanding beauty, where there is always something great going on. If you are thinking about moving to Surrey or Hampshire, the ‘Things To Do In Half Term’ list will give you a great idea of some of the adventures our two home counties have to offer.

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Family time

The birthplace of British motorsport, Brooklands Museum near Weybridge is a great place to go for some
half term fun. They will be helping kids to explore the science behind speed
this time round. During half term, kids can join the pit-crew for a fun and
hands-on session and Brooklands’ popular car rides will operate from 11am to
1pm and from 2pm to 3.30pm (subject to weather). Don’t miss the opportunity to
take a ride on a vintage bus around the local area with London Bus Museum.

Treat the children to a day at Bocketts Farm near Leatherhead, where they have a packed programme
of fun and activities in store. With over 70 new born lambs due, pony rides,
cute rabbits to cuddle and feed and the many wonderful farm animals to meet,
you can enjoy a full day of entertainment at Bocketts Farm.

Celebrate the blooming of spring at RHS Garden Wisley near Woking with fun activities, including trails
and gardening workshops. The spectacular Giant Houseplant Takeover is also
running in RHS Garden Wisley’s Glasshouse during this time.

The British Wildlife
near Lingfield is a perfect destination for little wildlife lovers
and explorers. Walk through the red squirrel enclosure, traverse the wetland
boardwalk and enjoy keeper talks and the much-loved owl flying displays.

Art + crafts

Watts Gallery –
Artists’ Village
in Compton is a fabulous place to visit at any time of
year, but early spring is ideal for making the most of the gorgeous grounds and
woodland. After wandering around the gallery and the Artists’ Village, meander
through the lawns and woodland and book onto one of the half term

Searching for inspiration? The Sculpture Park near Farnham is hard to beat. Take yourself on a
self-guided tour of the 800 or sculptures nestled in ten acres of arboretum and
water gardens. Walk as far as you want to and at your own pace. Can you find
the giant wyvern dragon?

Plan a visit to the WWF’s
Living Planet Centre
in Woking and explore the extraordinary habitats of
animals. Find out more about our amazing planet on one of the fantastic

Thrills, activities +

Teenagers will love the newly created ZipZone at Wild Wood Adventure in Guildford, which gives those over
11 years of age (minimum height of 1.4 metres) an opportunity to have one hour
of access to fantastic long zips and the wild leap free fall descender.

Bounce into happy this school holiday at AirHop indoor trampoline park in
Guildford.  With trampolines from wall to
wall, this is ultimate fun for bounce enthusiasts whatever the weather – and a
great way to tire the kids out too!

Looking after under 12s over the half term break and looking
for away for them to expend some energy indoors, while you enjoy a spot of tea
and cake? Head to Wacky Kingdom, an
exciting soft play centre located in Redhill.

Visit Guildford
to keep your children active. With so many activities, including
bowling, swimming, ice skating, trampolining and more, there is no chance of
them getting bored!

Get in the swing at Topgolf
in Addlestone. Topgolf is a game that anyone can play (and win!). Points are
scored by hitting micro-chipped golf balls at giant dartboard-like targets.

Cycling enthusiasts should head over to St Martha-on-the-Hill church this half term for the start of the
Downs Link and beautiful views. This 37 miles bike trail follows a disused
railway line between the North Downs and South Downs.

You are never too far from stunning countryside and
wonderful parks and gardens in Surrey. Spend a day exploring beautiful Virginia Water Lake. Discover the ruins
of Leptis Magna, the ornamental cascade waterfall and the towering 100-foot
Totem Pole.

Information taken from Visit Surrey website.

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