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Family days out

Guildford Spectrum
All ages
Join the fun at Spectrum this summer with; Little Golfers, archery, roller skating, music and drama with Majella, Flair Gymnastics, Rugby Tots and  trampolining, as well as ice skating, swimming and bowling.
Venue: Spectrum Leisure Complex, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP
Dates: Monday 21 Julyto Monday 1 September
Tel: 01483 443322
Web: Guildford Spectrum website


Crazy Golf
All ages
12 Hole crazy golf course affiliated to the British Minigolf Association.
Venue: Stoke Park Gardens, Nightingale Road, Guildford, GU1 1ER
Dates: June to September
Contact: Stoke Park Tennis Hut
Tel: 01483 562363


Model Boating Pond
All ages
The Model Boat Pond is located in Stoke Park Gardens and is very popular for sailing model boats. There is a bridge connecting a small island in the pond. Recommended that all children should be supervised by a responsible adult and under 8s should be accompanied by an adult.
Venue: Stoke Park Gardens, Nightingale Road, Guildford, GU1 1ER
Dates: June to September
Contact: Parks and Leisure Services Help Desk, Guildford Borough Council
Tel: 01483 444718


Stoke Park Paddling Pool
All ages
A large child friendly paddling pool. Recommended that all children should be supervised by a responsible adult and those under 8 should be accompanied by an adult.
Venue: Stoke Park Gardens, Nightingale Road, Guildford, GU1 1ER
Dates: June to September
Contact: Parks and Leisure Services Help Desk, Guildford Borough Council
Tel: 01483 444718


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. Accessible for buggies. Hot hand washing facilities provided. Free, but optional donation to charity tin welcomed.
Venue: High Street Guildford, GU1 3AJ, opposite Marks and Spencers.
Dates: Saturday 26 July from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Tuesday 5 August from 10.30am to 3.30pm
Tuesday 2 September from 10.30am to 3.30pm
Contact: Sue Webber, Guildford Farmers' Market Co-ordinator
Tel: 01483 444401
Email: sue.webber@guildford.gov.uk

Summer fun at Winkworth Arboretum
All ages
Saturday 16 August: Bat Walk: Explore Winkworth Arboretum with our bat expert to see if you can track down our brilliant bats.
Sunday 17 August: Rainy Day Bear's Adventure: An exciting interactive show for children aged 2 to 6 years with songs and dancing.
Wednesdays 13, 20 and 27 August: Teddy Bear's Picnic and Storytelling: Fun filled teddy bear's picnic with storytelling and songs to delight young and old.
27 July, 3 August, 10 August, 17 August, 24 August, 31 August: The Great Big Tree Climbing Days: A chance for everyone to get up high in the trees in one hour sessions at Winkworth Arboretum. 6 years and over.  http://winkworthtreeclimbing.eventbrite.co.uk
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, GU8 4AD
Contact: Visitor Services
Tel: 01483 208477
Email: winkworthaboretum@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Winkworth Arboretum


Wild Wood Ariel Adventure
6 year olds to adults
Like no other treetop adventure. You will be able to test yourself on all kinds of obstacles, launch yourself free fall, zip wire race, and generally have a wild time.
Venue: Peacock Wood, Lido Road, Stoke Park, Guildford, GU11HB
Dates: All summer
Tel:  0844 8800026
Email: info@wildwood-adventure.com
Website: www.wildwood-adventure.com


Summer fun at Dapdune Wharf and Shalford Mill
All the family (aimed at 5 to 10 year olds)
The National Trust have a fun filled summer planned with countless activities at Dapdune Wharf and Shalford Mill. 'Meet the Millers' or experiment with 'Spices and Scents' at Shalford Mill. Become a 'Bug Detective', experience 'A Night with the Stars' and challenge yourself to our '50 things along the Wey' quiz. Join the 'Ship Wreck Explorers Family Fun Day' and climb aboard 'Treasure Island', with pirate themed fancy dress, activities, storytelling and treasure trail.
Venues: Shalford Mill, Shalford, Guildford, GU4 8BS
River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, GU1 4RR
Dates: Various dates and times through the summer holidays
Contact: National Trust
Tel: 01483 561 389
Email: riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/riverwey


Watts at Dusk
All ages and families with young children
Enjoy late night opening, activities for all ages and a barbeque and bar in magical surroundings.
Venue: Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ
Dates: Friday 25 July from 5pm to 9pm
Contact: Watts Gallery
Tel: 01483 810235
Email: info@wattsgallery.org.uk
Web: http://www.wattsgallery.org.uk


Summer fun at Clandon Park
All ages

Try your hand with a bow and arrow under expert guidance with Have a Go Archery, for 6 year olds and over.
Join in with children's arts and crafts on our Making Mondays for 11 year olds and under, with pony rides and have a go archery on selected days.
Pony Magic: with pony rides for children aged 2 to 11.
Venue: Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, GU4 7RQ
Dates: Archery - Monday 4 and Monday 18 August
            Making Mondays - Mondays throughout the holidays
            Pony Magic - Sunday 27 July, Monday 11, Monday 25 August and Monday 1 September
Tel: 01483 222482
Email: clandonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Clandon Park


Summer fun at Hatchlands Park
All ages

Bat Walk: See how many bat species you can spot.
August Bank Holiday: Enjoy games, pony rides and have a go archery over the August Bank Holiday.
Open-air theatre: Romeo and Juliet: Enjoy the world's greatest love story performed by the all-male cast of the Lord Chamberlain's Men. Suitable for 11 year olds and over.
Open-air Theatre: Alice - The Musical! Bring a picnic, sit back and enjoy the Cambridge Touring Theatre's musical and fun adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland' with music and dancing, it will be a delight for children and grown-ups alike.
Funday Fridays: 2 to 11 year olds can enjoy arts and crafts, giant garden games and a children's trail. Plus pony rides and Have a Go Archery on selected days.
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, GU4 7RT
Dates: Bat Walk - Thursday 14, 21 and 28 August
            August Bank Holiday: Sunday 24 and Monday 25 August
            Romeo and Juliet - Sunday 31 August
            Alice - Thursday 7 August
            Funday Fridays - Every Friday in August
Tel: 01483 222482
Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Hatchlands Park


Summer Fun at Sutherland Memorial Park
All ages
Sutherland Memorial Park is a large, multi-use park with an excellent range of facilities including a well-equipped playground with newly installed ability roundabout, football and cricket pitches, tennis courts, a lawn bowls green, teen shelter, basketball post, trim trail and ball court. Under 16s can hire the newly upgraded tennis courts for just £5 per hour.
Venue: Sutherland Memorial Park, Clay Lane, Burpham, Guildford, GU4 7JU
Contact: Parks and Leisure Services, Guildford Borough Council
Parks Helpdesk: 01483 444718
Email: parks@guildford.gov.uk
Web: Sports pitches and courts


Contact us

Leisure Services
Millmead House
United Kingdom

Telephone: 44 01483 444769
Email: leisureservices@guildford.gov.uk

Last updated: 26 June 2014 11:14 AM