Looking for something fun for the family? Take a peek at our pick of the best day’s out taking place in Surrey and Berkshire this March…
WATTS TOTS: PRINT / MARCH 6 / WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE, COMPTON
Fancy an arts and crafty kind of morning? For creative kids under 5, visit Watts Gallery on the outskirts of Guildford from 10 – 11 am to explore materials, textures and patterns through playful printing.
For more information, visit www.wattsgallery.org.uk
SCIENCE WEEK / MARCH 7 – 15 / RHS GARDEN, WISLEY
Celebrating science in all its glory, make your way to RHS Garden, Wisley, and find out about the wealth of research being undertaken by their team of scientists. Listen to talks, and join in with a range of workshops and hands-on activities being held throughout the week.
For more information, visit www.rhs.org.uk
ROYAL STORYTIME: WORLD BOOK DAY EVENTS / MARCH 7 / WINDSOR CASTLE
Celebrate World Book Day and wander over to Windsor Castle for a royal storytime. Join storyteller Olivia Armstrong in the majestic environs of the Waterloo Chamber, and listen to a story that’ll weave together some of the most treasured children’s books of our time. Storytelling sessions take place at 11.30 am, 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm.
For more information, visit www.rct.uk
LONDON’S CHILDREN’S BOOK SWAP 2020 / MARCH 7 / ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON
Coinciding with the weekend of World Book Day, be inspired by books and head for this book swap at Rose Theatre, Kingston. Running since 2012, London Children’s Book Swap is a free event taking place at arts and cultural venues across the city. Bring a book, grab a book, and replenish your personal library.
For more information, visit www.rosetheatrekingston.org
THE RICHMOND BEAR ADVENTURES / MARCH 7 / RICHMOND THEATRE
Get ready for an adventure, and join Frank the Richmond Bear for an informal and informative storytelling session that’ll serve as the perfect introduction to Richmond Theatre. Celebrate the start of Spring as Frank’s storytelling tour tracks the feline friends and curious creatures of Richmond Theatre.
For more information, visit www.atgtickets.com
WORLD BOOK DAY / MARCH 7 – 8 / MORDEN HALL PARK
For a literary feast, find your way to Morden Hall Park and celebrate World Book Day. Taking place across the weekend, kids aged 3+ can join swap books and enjoy storytelling sessions, while slightly older kids aged 6+ can write and illustrate their very own stories.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
STORY CAFÉ – THE KISS THAT MISSED / MARCH 8 / RIVERHOUSE BARN ARTS CENTRE, WALTON
Bring a cushion and a cuddly toy, and settle down for a creative storytelling session in Walton this March. Enjoy David Melling’s The Kiss That Missed,and discover if the brave and fearless knight will complete his mission to recover the goodnight kiss that has gone missing.
For more information, visit www.riverhousebarn.co.uk.
WORLD’S FIRST DUPLO ROLLERCOASTER / MARCH 14 / LEGOLAND WINDSOR RESORT
The colourful toddler wonderland of DUPLO Valley will welcome a new show and play area alongside the world’s first DUPLO rollercoaster this March. A favourite with little ones, outdoor play area Brickville will become DUPLO® Playtown, complete with a brand new rocket play structure. Budding astronauts can enjoy the interactive play panels, rope climbs and slides, and for those who reach the top there’s a button with a ‘3, 2, 1 blast off!’ countdown. Families can also take to the skies at the new look DUPLO Valley Airport, with three new coloured helicopters for little pilots to choose from.
For more information, visit www.legoland.co.uk
NATURE TOTS / MARCH 20 + 23 / WINDSOR GREAT PARK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE
For really wild kids, why not head for Windsor Great Park and take part in these Nature Tots sessions. This parent and toddler group is the perfect opportunity to play amidst nature in a safe and fun environment, with each session including outdoor activities such as bug hunting, mud digging and more.
For more information, visit www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk
JAY FOREMAN’S DISGUSTING SONGS FOR REVOLTING CHILDREN (AND GROWN-UPS!) / MARCH 21 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
For a truly hilarious and horrible afternoon of nonsense, join the award-winning musical comedian Jay Foreman as he sings silly songs and recites potty poems about all the most hideous and heinous things you can think of.
For more information, visit www.farnhammaltings.com
THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA / MARCH 26 – 28 / NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
The Olivier Award-winning production ofThe Tiger Who Came To Teacomes to Woking’s New Victoria Theatre this month. Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show, packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos!
For more information, visit www.atgtickets.com
SPONTANEOUS POTTER KIDZ / MARCH 28 / ELECTRIC THEATRE, GUILDFORD
For kids and big kids alike, fans of Harry Potter need to attend this Spontaneous Potter Kidz show at the Electric Theatre in Guildford. Receiving rave reviews at Edinburgh Fringe and now touring the world with their improvised comedy show you, the audience, throw your story suggestions to the stage and wait for the magic to unfold. Expect much laughing, much music, and a mighty fine afternoon of funny theatre.
For more information, visit www.electric.theatre
STEAM TOY RALLY / MARCH 28 / RURAL LIFE CENTRE, TILFORD
An event for children of all ages, step back in time and discover a world of steam-powered toys on display at the Rural Life Centre this month. A fascinating day out for the whole family.
For more information, visit www.rural-life.org.uk
SPRING FAMILY RACEDAY / MARCH 29 / ASCOT RACECOURSE
Free for under-18s, Ascot Racecourse’s Spring Family Raceday will make the perfect day out for the whole family this March. Enjoy the thrills and spills of top-class horse racing, alongside a range of countryside-themed activities for racegoers of all ages.
For more information, visit www.ascot.co.uk
INTO THE WOODS: PARENT & CHILD FOREST SCHOOL / PAINSHILL PARK, COBHAM
Taking place every Wednesday, parents and children can head to scenic Painshill Park for an afternoon of Forest School. From 1 pm – 2.30 pm, spend time in the great outdoors and take part in a range of really wild bushcraft activities in a fun and safe environment.
For more information, visit www.painshillpark.co.uk
SUNDAY STORIES / EVERY SUNDAY / KEW GARDENS, RICHMOND
Taking place every Sunday, join in with an inspirational storytelling session at Kew Gardens. Discover the life of intrepid explorer Marianne North, and learn all about the tropical and exotic plants that captivated her career. Afterwards, head off on your own adventure around Kew and see what amazing plants you can discover for yourself.
For more information, visit www.kew.org
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