Having lived in Surrey for nearly nine years, we have found a fair few places for day trips and family outings. Pretty much, if you’ve got a National Trust membership, then you’ll do well in Surrey! But there are plenty of other things to do in Surrey if you don’t have an NT pass. So today I just thought I’d share a few of the favourite spots that we’ve been to that make for a fun day out.
Have you been to any of them?
This is a National Trust site, but the only thing that you’d need to pay for is the car park, so it makes for a cheap day out. As the name describes, it is on a hill, with a few different walks for all abilities. The family route is just over a mile and has little things set up along the way that you can play at, so you can easily spend a few hours. If you’ve not got kids or your children are older, there are some much longer routes. It is a popular cycling area (having been the spot for the 2012 Olympics road race), so watch out for plenty of cyclists!
Address: Zig Zag Road, Tadworth KT20 7LB
Cost: £4 for the day or free if you have a National Trust pass for your car
Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington isn’t a day out that you’d do every weekend, but if you’re looking for a family-friendly theme park, then this is the one for you. Thorpe Park is technically in Surrey too, but I think Chessington is better for younger families. There are fun shows, with a lot of different rides, as well as a zoo. It is easy to park (with a cost of £3) and we’ve really enjoyed it when we’ve been before.
Address: Leatherhead Road, Chessington KT9 2NE
Cost: £49 per adult day ticket (but you can find plenty of offers and discounts)
Brooklands Museum & Mercedes World
These two aren’t connected, but they are very close by to each other. So if you’re going to see one of them, then you may as well go to the other as well and make a big day of it. Mercedes World is essentially a car showroom, however, there are plenty of cafes, as well as driving experiences, cars you can get it, and the history of Mercedes-Benz. We go quite a lot as there is no cost, and it has updated displays about racing and Formula 1 (a favourite in our house).
The Brooklands Museum is right by Mercedes World, and you can easily spend a number of hours there. If you’ve got transport mad children, then this is a great place for them. You can even go abroad Concorde!
Address: Brooklands Drive, Weybridge KT13 0SL
Cost: Mercedes World is free, Brooklands Museum is £12 per adult, children under 5 are free
Claremont Landscape Garden
As the name suggests, it is a large landscape area with camellia terrace, man-made lake, a tower, and thatched house. If you’re going to go, you need to visit on a sunny day, as it is all based outdoors. The lands are large though so you an easily spend a while. There is an open air amphitheatre too that even does certain events and shows. So might be worth checking out before you plan to go.
Address: Portsmouth Rd, Esher KT10 9JG
Cost: free to National Trust Members or £8 per adult ticket
You can spend ages at Godstone Farm, and we have been in both summer and winter. There is plenty to do! As well as all of the animals, you can pet and feed certain ones, as well as go on tractor rides, or play in the indoor soft play. There is a large play sandpit as well as an inner tube ride to slide down the hill. Mazes and climbing frames, even a dinosaur section, there is a lot to do. So for me, it really is worth the money.
Address: Tilburstow Hill Road, Godstone RH9 8LX
Cost: £16.50 for one adult and one child (aged over two). Booking online in advance gives a 10% discount
Hope this is helpful! Have you ever been to any of them?