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Family days out

Live Farm Animal Display at Guildford Farmers' Market

Get up close and personal with our selection of live farm animals and find out more about their lifestyles. Display provided by educational charity Kidsrome of Petersfield at Guildford Farmers' Market. Free, but donations welcomed
Venue: High Street Guildford, opposite Marks and Spencer, GU1 3AJ
Dates: Tuesday 5 and Tuesday 19 December from 10.30am to 3.30pm
Contact: Guildford Farmers' Market Co-ordinator
Tel: 01483 444133
Email: farmersmarket@guildford.gov.uk



The Fair Before Christmas
Suitable for all the family

Enjoy craft activities, a carousel ride, mini skating rink, pony rides and meet the Snowman. Fun for all the family, including carols around the Christmas tree. Come and join us!
Venue: Park Barn Social Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford, GU2 8EN
Date: Saturday 9 December from 1pm to 5pm
Contact: Katie Freitas and Tracy James
Tel: 01483 444150
Email ParkBarnCentre@guildford.gov.uk



Christmas at The Village
Suitable for all ages

Join us for festive fun and activities as we celebrate this magical time of year in style. Visit The Village and enjoy:

  • Christmas market
  • Seasonal retailers
  • Scrumptious street food
  • Live entertainment
  • Ice rink

Venue: The Village, by the Friary Centre opposite the bus station, Guildford
Dates: Thursday 16 November to Sunday 24 December
Contact: Visit The Village Ice Rink to buy your tickets and for further information about opening hours



Guildford Spectrum
All ages

Join the fun at Spectrum with; trampolining, archery, inflatables and skate with Santa, as well as soft play, swimming and bowling.
Venue: Spectrum Leisure Complex, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP
Dates: throughout the holidays (contact us for details)
Contact: Guildford Spectrum
Tel: 01483 443322
Web:  Guildford Spectrum



Winter Wonders trail
1 to 12 year olds

Follow a traditional Christmas children's trail around Winkworth Arboretum and enjoy the spirit of the season.
Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, GU8 4AD
Dates: Friday 22 December to Monday 1 January, 10am to 3pm
Contact: Winkworth Arboretum
Tel: 01483 208477
Email: winkwortharboretum@naionaltrust.org.uk
Web: National Trust Winkworth Arboretum



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



Stories and songs with Santa at Wisley
All the family

Join us for a classic Christmas tale, have a sing-along and a story with the man himself, and receive a small gift.
Venue: Wisley Gardens, Wisley Lane, Wisley GU23 6QB
Dates: Wednesday 29 November to Friday 15 December
Contact: Wisley Gardens
Tel: 0845 2609000
Web:  RHS Wisley



Meet Father Christmas at Hatchlands Park
All the family

Book a timed slot to meet Father Christmas and receive your present in person.
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, GU4 7RT
Dates: Weekends from 2 to 10 December and 21 and 22 December
Tel: 01483 444334
Web:  Hatchlands Park



Children's trail at Hatchlands Park
All the family

Pick up a trail sheet and follow the story of the mice who made the Silent Night, spotting our cheeky little mice hiding around the park.
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, GU4 7RT
Dates: Friday 1 December to Tuesday 2 January (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Tel: 01483 444334
Web:  Hatchlands Park



Meet Mrs Christmas at Hatchlands Park
All the family

Mrs Christmas is back by popular demand and making a return to the grotto.
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, GU4 7RT
Dates: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December
Tel: 01483 444334
Web:  Hatchlands Park



Christmas animal visit at Hatchlands Park
All the family

The animals from Miller's Ark farm will be in the courtyard for you to meet from 11am to 3pm. Come and snuggle up with some furry friends, and also meet Hatchland's own resident donkeys, Morris and Callum.
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, GU4 7RT
Dates: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December
Tel: 01483 444334
Web:  Hatchlands Park



Family Christmas Carols at Hatchlands Park
All the family

Enjoy a festive sing-song in the music room at Hatchlands. Exercise your vocal chords with our fun, family focused carol concert.
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, GU4 7RT
Dates: Sunday 17 December
Tel: 01483 444334
Web:  Hatchlands Park



Carols for Clandon
All the family

Enjoy festive readings by Dame Penelope Keith and carols by the Oxford singers at Holy Trinity Church in support of the Clandon Park appeal.
Venue: Holy Trinity Church, High St, Guildford GU1 3RR
Dates: Tuesday 19 December at 7.30pm
Tel: 01483 444334



Swingbridge Santa Cruise on the River Wey
All the family

The boat will depart from Millmead Island in search of Santa - we'll be looking for clues along the towpath as we pass by. Where is he hiding? Enjoy mince pies and a glass of mulled wine as the hunt goes on!
Venue: Departing from Millmead Island, Guildford
Dates: Saturday 2, 9 and 16 December
Tel: 01483 444334
Web:  Swingbridge Santa Cruise