In the South East of England close by to London, you will find the beautiful county of Surrey, which has an array of attractions to entertain the whole family.
If it’s animal encounters you are after, then a visit to Godstone Farm is a fun and furry way to spend the day. There are farm animals a plenty, as well as close up animal encounters in the barn. Here you can meet and cuddle up to rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs to name just a few. Don’t forget to purchase your animal feed in the gift shop so that you can help feed the hungry sheep, goats and llamas!
Enjoy a picnic lunch in the large outdoor adventure park area, or equally grab some lunch from one of the food outlets there. And don’t leave before checking out the dinosaur trail or the indoor playbarn!
Chessington World of Adventures
For the thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, Chessington World of Adventures is going to be right up your street. Although it suits families too, as there’s plenty for the little ones to enjoy as well. Chessington boasts over 40 rides and attractions covering 10 themed lands, as well as a zoo and a SEA LIFE centre!
You can soar through the skies on the Vampire Ride that Chessington is so well known for, or take a more leisurely pace on the Gruffalo ride. With all this on offer it may well be worth turning your day into a stay! You can book a night in the Chessington Hotel so you haven’t got far to go and relax after a busy day.
A more low-cost option for a day out in Surrey doesn’t have to be any less adventurous! Stoke Park is Guildford’s green flag award winning park. Sprawling over 50 acres, you can choose to be as active as relaxed as you fancy at Stoke Park. There’s a playground and skate park for the kids to enjoy. Or perhaps test your skills at a round of mini golf. There’s also a model boating pond, tennis courts, and a paddling pool that is open during the summer months.
Whilst you’re in Guildford, if the weather is nice it would be worth making a visit to Guildford Lido too. This is one of the country’s few remaining original 1930’s pools, and it offers a heated Olympic sized pool. There are slope three new and exciting slides, as well as a paddling pool for the younger ones.
If it’s the high life you are after, then you will love a day at Skywalk Adventure. Here you can climb and zip through the treetops and over rickety bridges. For ages 8 and above there are two courses through the trees to choose from, both offering adventure at every turn. You will have to zip line, army crawl and maneuver your way through suspended skipping ropes to get across the course. This is a great way to spend a few hours with family or friends, and they even hold birthday parties.
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace offers a day out steeped in history and is a must visit attraction in Surrey. The imposing palace is surrounded by elegant formal gardens, not surprising seeing as it was once home to Henry VIII. Be sure to check out his magnificent tapestries in the Great Hall and visit the kitchens where Tudor feasts and banquets would have taken place.
The younger visitors can enjoy some time in The Magic Garden, a magical playground, where they can come face to face with mythical beasts and explore the secret grotto. Then get lost in the 300 year old maze, but try and find your way out in time for lunch! There is so much to see and take in at Hampton Court Palace, there is sure to be something for everyone ensuring a great family day out.
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