Family days out

Halloween half term at Hatchlands Park
For all the family

Spot the spooky ducks hiding in the parkland and visit the haunted tree house and spooky bug burrow, if you dare...
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, GU4 7RT
Dates: Saturday 20 to Wednesday 31 October, 10am to 4.30pm
Price: Normal admission price applies
Contact: Hatchlands Park
Tel: 01483 222482
Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Hatchlands Park


 

Pumpkin Carving at Hatchlands Park
For all the family

Choose a pumpkin to take home and carve a scary face to ward off those ghoulish visitors!
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, GU4 7RT
Dates: Saturday 20 to Wednesday 31 October, 10.30am to 4pm.
Price: Normal admission price applies plus £3 per pumpkin
Contact: Hatchlands Park
Booking advised through Guildford Tourist Information Centre on 01483 444334 or Visit Guildford
Tel: 01483 222482
Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Hatchlands Park


 

Pumpkin carving at Winkworth Arboretum
For all the family

Create your very own spooky pumpkin to decorate your home and scare your friends, just in time for Halloween. Please bring your own pumpkin.
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, GU8 4AD
Date: Wednesday 24 October, 11am to 1pm
Prices: Normal admission prices plus £2
Contact: Winkworth Arboretum
Tel: 01483 208477
Email: winkwortharboretum@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Winkworth Arboretum


 

Happy Halloween Trail at Winkworth Arboretum
For all the family

Become a woodland wizard and create your very own magical wand. Free entry for children in Halloween costume.
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, GU8 4AD
Dates: Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October, 10.30am to 4pm
Prices: Normal admission prices plus £1 per trail
Contact: Winkworth Arboretum
Tel: 01483 208477
Email: winkwortharboretum@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Winkworth Arboretum


 

Fungi Foray at Winkworth Arboretum
For all the family

Join expert Sara Shepley for a walk around the Arboretum, and learn how to identify the many different types of fantastic fungi that grow beneath the trees. Booking essential.
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, GU8 4AD
Date: Saturday 20 October, 10.30am to 12.30am
Prices: Normal admission prices plus £10 adult, £5 child
Contact: Winkworth Arboretum
Tel: 01483 208477
Email: winkwortharboretum@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Winkworth Arboretum


 

Guildford Spectrum
All ages

Join the fun at Spectrum with roller disco fun, archery, inflatables and Junior Fast Track Fitness, as well as soft play, swimming and bowling.
Venue: Spectrum Leisure Complex, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP
Dates: Throughout the holidays (contact Guildford Spectrum for details)
Contact: Guildford Spectrum
Tel: 01483 443322
Web: Guildford Spectrum


 

Fairy tale crafts at Claremont Landscape Garden
For all the family

Glue-sticks at the ready! Create some magical fairytale crafts, inspired by traditional spooky fairy tales. Perfect for little people of all ages.
Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9JG
Dates: Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 October, 11am to 1pm
Price: Normal admission price applies plus £1.50 per craft
Contact: Claremont Landscape Garden
Tel: 01372 467806
Email: claremont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Claremont Landscape Garden


 

Hansel and Gretel Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden
11 year olds and under

Go on a spine-tingling walk around the garden, learning all about spooky tales of wicked wolves and irksome elves. Kids in fancy dress get in for free.
Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG
Dates: Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October, 10am to 4pm
Price: Normal admission price applies plus £1per trail
Contact: Claremont Landscape Garden
Tel: 01372 467806
Email: claremont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Claremont Landscape Garden

 


 

Pumpkin Carving at Claremont Landscape Garden
All ages

Come to Claremont this Halloween and carve pumpkins into spine-tingling decorations for your doorsteps. Please bring your own pumpkin.
Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG
Date: Thursday 25 October, 11am to 1pm
Price: Normal admission price applies plus £2
Contact: Claremont Landscape Garden
Tel: 01372 467806
Email: claremont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Claremont Landscape Garden


 

Spooky Walk at Claremont Landscape Garden
All ages

Come for a horrifying Halloween walk if you dare. Ghosts, ghouls and lost souls - you'll be horrified by who you meet along the way.
Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG
Date: Friday 26 October, 5pm to 7pm
Price: Normal admission price applies plus £1
Contact: Claremont Landscape Garden
Tel: 01372 467806
Email: claremont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Claremont Landscape Garden


 

Lakeside Fun Day
All ages

The Ash, Ash Vale and Tongham Community Wardens are holding their annual Fun Day on Thursday 25 October. There will be lots of free fun activities including: pumpkin carving, a trail around the lake, hook a duck, painting wooden animals, bug hunt, Playrangers, refreshments and face painting (for a small donation).
Venue: Lakeside Nature Reserve, Lakeside Road, Ash Vale, GU12 5AA
Date: Thursday 25 October, 11am to 3pm
Price: Free
Contact: Ash Wardens, Guildford Borough Council
Tel: 07769 642053 / 07901 513652
 


 

Gym Jams baby and toddler soft play
0 to 3 year olds

A traditional-style soft play, suitable for babies and toddlers. Little ones can explore at their own pace, learning to crawl, toddle and climb under and over the equipment.
Venue: Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, GU3 2DT
Dates: three sessions every Wednesday and Friday
Prices: £3.50 to £4.50
Contact: Jon Pick, Gym Jams
Tel: 07836250099
Email: info@gym-jams.co.uk
Web: Gym Jams


 

Volunteering - Get Involved!
All ages      

Voluntary Action South West Surrey is inviting young Guildford residents to find out more about volunteering. Find out about their exciting new Time Bank initiative, giving you the chance to earn time credits through volunteering.
Venue: Voluntary Action South West Surrey, 39 Castle Street, Guildford, GU1 3UQ
Contact: Voluntary Action South West Surrey
Tel: 01483 565456
Email: k.brown@vasws.org.uk
Web: Voluntary Action South West Surrey