Things to do in Surrey and beyond…

Here’s a list of things to do that are relatively inexpensive, and fun for all the family, in Surrey and beyond.

  • Denbies Wine Estate – Dorking
    • A great place to have a coffee, visit the gift shop or take one of the tours in the heart of the Surrey Hills.  This now boasts a market garden too
  • Surrey Markets – Walton Market – Saturday 3 February
  • Surrey Markets – Epsom Market – Sunday 4 February
    • If you like fresh farm produce then look no further than any one of Surrey Markets local Farmers Markets
  • Mercedes Benz World – Brooklands
    • If you love cars, or your dream car is a Merc then visit Mercedes Benz World which is located at the home of Motor Racing in the UK, the Brooklands Circuit.  There’s lots of activities for every age; and you can get to sit in some of them too…
  • Battersea Cats and Dogs Home – Battersea and Old Windsor
    • You can meet and greet cats and dogs who have had a less that amazing start in life or who are looking for a foreverhome for another reason.
  • The Butterfly Glasshouse – RHS Wisley
    • Meet an array of beautiful multicoloured butterflies in the hot house at Wisley Gardens.  Just remember it does get hot in there and the do settle on you… so if you’re not keen then perhaps this isn’t for you
  • Guildford Museum – Quarry Street Guildford
    • For a fascinating look at Guildford with its historic castle and links to Lewis Carroll.  There’s always a new exhibition to see
  • Southbank Centre Food Festival – London South Bank
    • If you are a foodie then this festival is a must.  There’s all kinds of exotic food creations from far flung corners of the globe.
  • Walk round Windsor – Windsor, Berkshire
    • If you want to see where the royal weddings are taking place this year; and combine that with a bit of retail therapy then Windsor is the place to go.
  • Oh I do like to be beside the seaside – Brighton
    • You’re never more than 80 or so miles from the sea in the UK so why not get down to your local beach and blow those cobwebs away with brisk walk; then find the nearest coffee shop or pub to warm up afterwards!

And if you aren’t near any of these locations or none of them float your boat, why don’t you just be a tourist in your own town.! I can speak from experience that doing this really makes you appreciate what you have on your doorstep and all the things that you miss as you hurry about your daily commute.  You can even have a competition to buy the tackiest souvenir!  Give a go; trust me you’ll be amazed!

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