Family days out

National Trust, Claremont Landscape Garden - Rescue Rudolph Trail

Rudolph is lost and we need your help to find him. He needs to get home in time to help Father Christmas deliver presents. Join us for an important mission.
Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG
Dates: 8 to 23 December
Price: Normal admission fee, plus £1 per trail
Contact: National Trust
Tel: 01372 476439
Web: Claremont Landscape Garden 

 


 

National Trust, Claremont Landscape Garden - Santa Paws

Dogs deserve Christmas treats too. Bring your furry friend to meet Santa Paws and his little helpers, and your dog will receive a festive biscuit. Leads essential, antlers optional.
Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG
Dates: 22 to 23 December
Price: Normal admission fee, plus £2 minimum donation
Contact: National Trust
Tel: 01372 476439
Web: Claremont Landscape Garden 

 


 

National Trust, Winkworth Arboretum - Woodland Winter Wonders Trail
All ages

Escape into the outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD
Dates: 8 December to 1 January
Price: Normal admission fee, plus £2 minimum donation
Contact: National Trust
Tel: 01372 476439
Web: Winkworth Arboretum

 


 

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

 


 

Christmas Day in the Workhouse
10+ years

Have a guided tour and sense the sounds and smells of the Casual Ward, find out what it must have been like to be an Edwardian casual worker or vagrant on Christmas Day morning. Complimentary refreshments of mulled wine (or tea/coffee) and mince pies.
Venue: The Spike, Warren Road, Guildford, GU1 3JH
Date: 25 December 
Time: Tour 1 starts at 10:30am. Tour 2 starts at 11:00am. Tours last 1 hour
Price: £10, under 16s - £5
Contact: Tickets available from:

  • Tourist Information, 155 High Street, GU1 3AJ, 01483 444333, or
  • Charlotteville Jubilee Trust, 12 Addison Road, GU1 3QP, 01483 598420

 


 

Let's All Dance presents Sleeping Beauty
All the family

Don't miss the much loved ballet, Sleeping Beauty. Dazzling dancers, Tchaikovsky's sumptuous score and gorgeous costumes bring this glittering ballet to life.
Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 5SZ
Date: 23 December
Times:11:00am show and 2:00pm show
Price: £9, under 16s - £8
Contact: Electric Theatre Box Office
Tel: 01483 501200
Email: enquiries@electric.theatre
Web: Electric Theatre

 


    

Santa's Christmas Party
2 to 7 years

The show where every child receives a present from Santa! Santa has made all his presents and is getting ready for the Christmas Party, but Jack Frost wants to stop the Party.
Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 5SZ
Date: 25 November
Time: 1:30pm
Price: £12
Contact: Electric Theatre Box Office
Tel: 01483 501200
Email: enquiries@electric.theatre
Web: Electric Theatre

 


 

The Electric Winter Fayre
All the family

The Electric Winter Fayre includes family lantern making throughout the day (with single use plastics), Santa's Grotto, stalls, live music, mulled wine and mince pies.
Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 5SZ
Date:1 December
Times:12:00pm to 6:00pm
Price: Entrance is free. Visit to Santa is £1 per person
Contact: Electric Theatre Box Office
Tel: 01483 501200
Email: enquiries@electric.theatre
Web: Electric Theatre

 


 

The Man in the Moon presents Peter Pan by JM Barrie
All the family

Join Peter Pan and Wendy in their adventure against Captain Hook and his pirate crew. This is the Man in the Moon's 21st Anniversary production with a talented young cast, aged from 5 to 19 years old.
Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 5SZ
Dates: 20 to 22 December
Times: Shows at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Price: £12.50, concessions £10, special offers available
Contact: Electric Theatre Box Office
Tel: 01483 501200
Email: enquiries@electric.theatre
Web: Electric Theatre

 


 

Nativity Display
All the family

A stunning display of characters from the Nativity created by local school children in the Nave of the Cathedral.
Venue: Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP
Dates: Please check cathedral website for times of services and other events. Guildford Cathedral is a working building and at Christmas, holds many special services. Generally the cathedral is open 8:00am to 6:00pm.  Display continues until 7 January
Price: Free
Contact: Guildford Cathedral
Tel: 01483 547860
Email: reception@guildford-cathedral.org
Web: Guildford Cathedral

 


 

National Trust, Hatchlands Park - Victorian Carousel
All the family

Enjoy a traditional carousel ride in the Victorian cobbled courtyard at Hatchlands Park.
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey, GU4 7RT
Dates: Every weekend in December with the added dates of:  26, 27 and 28 December
Time:11:00am to 3:00pm
Price: Normal admission to Hatchlands Park plus £3 per ride
Contact: National Trust
Tel: 01483 444334
Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Hatchlands Park

 


 

Christmas trail - Lost in a book: A Georgian Christmas Story
All the family

Follow the trail through the parkland at Hatchlands Park, and discover the charming story of Gulliver's Travels.
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey, GU4 7RT
Dates: 1 December to 6 January, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Price: Normal admission to Hatchlands Park
Contact: Hatchlands National Trust
Tel: 01483 444334
Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Hatchlands Park

 


 

Santa Claus and The Night Before Christmas
2 to 11 years

This fun-filled Christmas show is an adventure you won't want to miss. A truly unforgettable experience which includes meeting Santa, presents and falling snowflakes.
Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Dates: 12 to 24 December
Price: Off Peak: (12 to 14 December) adult: £14.50, child: £13.50, family: £50.00   
Peak (15 to 24 December) adult: £16.50, child: £15.50, family: £58.00
Special offers - G Live Friends: £1.00 off, Groups of 8 or more £2.00 off full price of tickets, Schools: £9.50
Contact: G Live
Tel: 01483 369350
Email: tickets@GLive.co.uk
Web: G Live

 


 

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: The Nutcracker
6+ years

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet, accompanied by a full orchestra, entertains in breath-taking style. This spectacular version of The Nutcracker is a delightfully festive tale and the perfect indulgence for the whole family.
Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Dates: 26 to 28 December
Price: Tickets: £42.50, £32.50, special offers: under 16s: save £10, concessions: save £3, groups 8 or more: save £3
Contact: G Live
Tel: 01483 369350
Email: tickets@GLive.co.uk
Web: G Live

 


 

The Snowman
5+ years

This Christmas, join us on an immersive magical journey, the heart-warming tale of The Snowman, screened with a live orchestra; preceded by an interactive introduction to and discovery of the orchestra.
Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Date: 21 December
Times: Shows start at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Price: Adult £18, child £13. Special offers: Family ticket £50*, Groups 8 or more: £1.00 off.
*A family ticket features a maximum of four tickets which includes at least one adult and one child.
Contact: G Live
Tel: 01483 369350
Email: tickets@GLive.co.uk
Web: G Live