Family days out

Treasure Island
A swashbuckling adventure for the whole family. Join young Jim Hawkins as he sails across the seas with a crew of ruthless pirates, in search of Captain Flint's mysterious treasure.

Age: 4+ years
Venue: The Mill Studio at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, GU1 3UX
Dates: Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February, at 2:30pm and 5pm
Price: Tickets £10
Contact: Yvonne-Arnaud Theatre box office
Email: boxoffice@yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
Tel: 01483 440000
Yvonne Arnaud

 


 

Nautical Knot Trail
Have a go at tying boating knots on our fun sea-themed trail through the parkland.

Age: 5 to 11 years
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey, GU4 7RT
Dates: Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February, 10am to 4pm
Price: Free, normal admission charges apply
Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk
Tel: 01483 222482
Web: Hatchlands Park

 


 

Let's All Dance - The Teddy Bear's Picnic
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise. A delightful treat combining classical ballet, physical theatre, gorgeous visuals and storytelling.

Age: 0 to 8 years, children with special needs, families and nurseries             
Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 4SZ
Date: Sunday 17 February, 11:30am and 2:30pm, sessions run for 30 minutes
Price: Under-16s £8.50; adults £10
Contact: Electric Theatre, Box Office
Email: box.office@electric.theatre
Tel: 01483 501200
Web: Electric Theatre

 


 

Be Happy, Harry Hippo!
With puppets and audience interaction, Be happy, Harry Hippo! has been designed to help families tackle the subject of childhood depression, recognise the signs and help where possible.

Age: 0 to 8 years, children with special needs, families and nurseries
Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 4SZ
Date: Wednesday 20 February, at 11am and 2:30pm - The performance runs for 55 minutes and offers a stay and play session post show, where the audience can meet the puppets, ask questions and have their photos taken.
Price: Under-16s £8; over 60s £8; adults £10
Contact: Electric Theatre, Box Office
Email: box.office@electric.theatre
Tel: 01483 501200
Web: Electric Theatre

 


 

Wonderful Wednesday
Join us at this Wonderful Wednesday half term family fun event, to be creative and make beautiful things in a stunning venue. Treasure hunt and other activities available. 

Age: All the family
Venue: Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP
Date: Wednesday 20 February, 10:00am to 12:30pm
Price: Free
Contact: Louise Kenyon
Email: louise@guildford-cathedral.org
Tel: 01483 547880
Web: Guildford Cathedral

 


 

Gym Jams baby and toddler soft play
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.

Age: 0 to 3 year olds
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
Email: info@gym-jams.co.uk  
Tel: 078362 50099
Web: Gym Jams

 


 

Terrific Tudors - Saturday Family Fun Morning at Guildford Museum


Age: For all the family
Venue: Guildford Museum, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3SX
Date: Saturday 16 February, 11am to 1pm
Price: Free
Contact: Guildford Heritage Services
Email: heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk
Tel: 01483 444751
Web: Family Fun Sessions

 


    

One Line Drawing
Free activity as part of 'Our History Our Identity' exhibition. Individually, as a pair, or as part of a group, the activity is about drawing portraits in a unique way.


Age: 4+ years
Venue: Guildford Museum, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3SX
Dates: Monday 4 February to Saturday 23 March
Price: Free
Contact: Guildford Heritage Services
Email: heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk
Tel: 01483 444751
Web: Our History Our Identity

 


 

Guildford Spectrum
Join the fun at Spectrum with: roller disco, archery, inflatables and rock climbing, as well as soft play, swimming and bowling.

Age: age range varies according to activity
Venue: Spectrum Leisure Complex, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP
Dates: Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February
Price: varies according to activity
Contact: Guildford Spectrum
Email: info@guildfordspectrum.co.uk
Tel: 01483 443322
Web: Guildford Spectrum

 


 

Half Term Trail: Shapes and Sizes - Claremont
Be a nature detective and uncover the secrets of Claremont's garden. Take the half term trail for a fresh adventure and awesome discoveries in all shapes and sizes.

Age: All ages
Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG
Dates: Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February
Price: Normal admission applies, plus £1 per trail
Contact: Laura Fry
Email: Laura.fry@nationaltrust.org.uk
Tel: 01372 476439
Web: Claremont Landscape Garden 

 


 

Drop In Crafternoon at Claremont Landscape Garden
Let Claremont bring out your child's creativity naturally. An afternoon of crafts inspired by nature and led by a team of artistic volunteers. Just add imagination.

Age: All ages
Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG
Dates: Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 February
Price: Normal admission applies, plus £1.50 per craft
Contact: Laura Fry
Email: Laura.fry@nationaltrust.org.uk
Tel: 01372 476439
Web: Claremont Landscape Garden 

 


 

Half Term Trail: Shapes and Sizes - Winkworth
Be a nature detective and uncover the secrets of Winkworth Arboretum. Take the half term trail for a fresh adventure and awesome discoveries in all shapes and sizes.

Age: All ages
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD
Dates: Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February
Price: Normal admission applies, plus £1 per trail
Contact: Laura Fry
Email: Laura.fry@nationaltrust.org.uk
Tel: 01372 476439
Web: Winkworth Arboretum

 


 

Family Trail: Runnymede's People
Runnymede has a fun-packed family trail exploring its fascinating landscape and monuments. Discover secrets about the people who have owned, enjoyed and shaped it for over 800 years.

Age: All ages
Venue: Runnymede and Ankerwyke, Windsor Road, near Old Windsor, Surrey, SL4 2JL (SatNav: TW20 0AE)
Dates: Saturday 9 to Sunday 24 February
Price: Normal admission applies, plus £1 per trail
Contact: Laura Fry
Email: Laura.fry@nationaltrust.org.uk  
Tel: 01372 476439

 


 

HUB+  Half Term Fun!
A whole day of fun activities including games, making food and our very own Mocktail Apprentice. Build a brand, Make a Mocktail - will you be hired or fired? 

Age: 11 to 16 years
Dates:

  • Wednesday 20 February at Merrow Methodist Church, 10:00am to 3:00pm

  • Thursday 21 February at Chilworth Village Hall, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Price: £10 for a whole day, includes lunch
Contact: Matt Lee, Community Youth Worker
Email: mattlee@matrixtrust.com
Tel: 01483 570900
Web: Matrix Trust