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Live Farm Animal Display at Guildford's Summer Farmers' Markets
All ages
Get up close and personal with our live farm animals and find out more about their lifestyles. Display provided by educational charity Kidsrome of Petersfield, as part of Guildford's Summer Farmers' Markets.
Free, but optional donation to charity tin welcomed.
Venue: High Street Guildford, GU1 3AJ, opposite Marks and Spencer
Dates: Tuesday 4 August from 10.30am to 3.30pm
Tuesday 1 September from 10.30am to 3.30pm
Contact: Sue Webber, Guildford Farmers' Market Co-ordinator
Tel: 01483 444401
Email: farmersmarket@guildford.gov.uk


Bug Detectives at Dapdune Wharf
Aimed at 3 to 10 year olds
Two one hour sessions of bug hunting (12 noon and 2pm) followed by a game. Book on the day, numbers limited.
Normal admission applies plus £2.50 children's activity fee.
Venue: Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, GU1 4RR
Dates: Tuesday 4 August - 12 noon and 2pm
Tuesday 11 August -12 noon and 2pm
Tuesday 18 August - 12 noon and 2pm
Tuesday 25 August - 12 noon and 2pm
Contact: National Trust, River Wey Navigations and Dapdune Wharf
Tel: 01483 561389
Email: riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: National Trust/River Wey

 

Terrible Tales and Dreadful Deeds at Dapdune Wharf
Aimed at 5 to 12 year olds
Travel back in time and embark on a gruesome adventure discovering all the yuckiest bits of history. Expect gory stories, cut-throat crafts and revolting races.
Normal admission applies plus £2.50 children's activity fee.
Venue: Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, GU1 4RR
Dates: Thursday 6 August - 11am to 5pm
Thursday 13 August - 11am to 5pm
Thursday 20 August - 11am to 5pm
Thursday 27 August - 11am to 5pm
Contact: National Trust, River Wey Navigations and Dapdune Wharf
Tel: 01483 561389
Email: riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: National Trust/River Wey

 

Paddling Pool, Mini Golf and Tennis at Stoke Park Gardens
All ages
Come and have a splash in the giant paddling pool, challenge your friends to a game on the new 18-hole mini golf course, or take advantage of our tennis and table tennis hire.
Venue: Stoke Park Gardens, Stoke Road, Guildford, GU1 1EZ
Dates: Open daily, please contact the Ranger Hotline for times
Contact: The Guildford Borough Council Parks Helpdesk
Tel: 01483 444718
or call the Ranger Hotline:
Tel: 07880 784 947


Guildford Spectrum
All ages
Join the fun at Spectrum this summer with: Bouncy Castle fun, dance workshops, archery, trampolining, OK tennis, Roller Skating Fun, as well as soft play, ice skating, swimming and bowling.
Venue: Spectrum Leisure Complex, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP
Dates: Throughout the summer holidays
Contact: Guildford Spectrum
Tel: 01483 443322
Web: Guildford Spectrum

 

Outdoor adventure sessions for kids and mums
Under 5s
Bug hunts, tree and bird spotting, looking at the differences between the seasons. Each session ends with a craft activity using natural materials found on your walk.
Child £5, accompanying adults free. Normal admission applies. Booking essential.
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, GU8 4AD
Dates: Wednesday 12, 19 and 26 August from 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Tel: 01483 208477
Email: winkwortharboretum@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Winkworth Arboretum

 

Summer Trail at Winkworth Arboretum
Suitable for 5 year olds and under
Explore the woods, listen to the birds and discover the best of summer with our children's trails throughout the holidays. 50p per trail.
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, GU8 4AD
Dates: Wednesday 22 July to Sunday 30 Aug from 10am to 4pm
Tel: 01483 208477
Email: winkwortharboretum@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Winkworth Arboretum

 

Teddy bears' picnic and storytelling
Under 7s
Bring your favourite bear and a yummy picnic, and join us for a fun filled teddy bears' picnic with storytelling and songs to delight young and old.
Child £3, accompanying adults free. Normal admission applies.
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, GU8 4AD
Dates: Monday 10, 17 and 24 August from 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Tel: 01483 208477
Email: winkwortharboretum@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Winkworth Arboretum

 

Bat Walk at Winkworth Arboretum
All ages
Explore the Arboretum with our bat expert to see if you can track down our brilliant bats.
Adult £10, child £5. Booking essential. Normal admission prices apply.
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, GU8 4AD
Dates: Saturday 15 August from 8.15pm to 10pm
Tel: 01483 208477
Email: winkwortharboretum@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Winkworth Arboretum

 

Seaside Extravaganza at The Spike
All the family
A great day out for all the family, including BBQ, Punch and Judy show, live music, donkey rides, giant slide, face painting, real beach, magician, ice cream and more.
Venue: The Spike on the Park, Warren Road, Guildford, GU1 3JH
Dates: Sunday 19 July from 2pm to 6pm
Contact: Charlotteville Jubilee Trust
Tel: 01483 498420
Tickets also available from: Guildford Tourist Information Centre on 01483 444333
The Down 'n' Out Players at The Spike on 07931 968583


Magna Carta Free Family Fun Day
Families with children aged 3 to 12 years
Join us for a free day of Magna Carta inspired storytelling, crafting, calligraphy, trails and even metal detecting.
Venue: Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP
Dates: Saturday 25th July from 11am to 3pm
Contact: Helen Ellis
Tel: 01483 547888
Email: helen@guildford-cathedral.org
Web: Guildford Cathedral website


Wild Wood Treetop Adventure
6 years to adult
Experience the thrill of negotiating rope bridges, wobbly crossings and zip wires high up between the trees like a modern-day Tarzan.
Venue: Wild Wood Treetop Adventure, top of Lido Road, Stoke Park, Guildford, GU1 1HB
Dates: Available to book February to November, including half terms and school holidays.
Tel: 0844 8800026
Email: info@wildwood-adventure.com
Web: Wild Wood Treetop Adventure

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

Last updated: 17 June 2015 15:10 PM