Just because the kids are going back to school, doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. Check out our guide to some of the best family days out taking placer across Surrey and Berkshire this September…
LIVE LOCAL, LOVE WINKWORTH 10 / SEPTEMBER 1 / WINKWORTRH ARBORETUM, GODALMING
Found somewhere between Godalming and Cranleigh, the National Trust’s Winkworth Arboretum is a true jewel in the crown of the Surrey countryside. Celebrate what it means to live locally and love Winkworth with a day of free entry, live music, local stalls and activities for the kids to be found in every corner of the gardens. From apple-pressing to falconry displays and face painting to nature trails, spend the day with the family discovering Winkworth Arboretum.
For more information visit, www.nationaltrust.org.uk
DONKEY DAY OUT / SEPTEMBER 8 / RURAL LIFE CENTRE, TILFORD
Donkeys have been used as working animals for at least 5,000 years, with many stories, legends and folk tales told about toils and travails. Featuring talks, demonstrations, displays and, of course, donkeys, learn all about these lovely animals at this fun and informative day out at The Rural Life Centre.
For more information visit, www.rural-life.org.uk
ANCIENT ADVENTURES / SEPTEMBER 8 / NOWER WOOD, LEATHERHEAD
For a wild adventure this September make your way over to Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Nower Wood Nature Reserve near Leatherhead, and get ready to embark on a journey through time. Learn about ancient crafts and discover medieval medicines in this hands-on expedition into the woods.
For more information visit, www.surreywildlifetrust.org
BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY CLUB / SEPTEMBER 12 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
New parent? Love watching stand-up comedy but hate to leave the little onesat home? This September Farnham Maltings will host a very special Bring Your Own Baby Comedy Club,whereby you the parent arrive, with babyin tow, to be entertained by some of the best up-and-coming comedians on the circuit.
For more information visit, www.farnhammaltings.com
COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS / SEPTEMBER 14 / BELLERBY STUDIO, G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Laugh out loud and head to Guildford’s G Live for their monthly comedy club 4 kids. We all enjoy a good giggle, which is why G Live rounds up some of the best comics on the circuit to come and do what they do best, but without the rude bits! Age: 6 – 11
For more information visit, www.glive.co.uk
FAMILY FESTIVAL: QUEEN VICTORIA’S CIRCUS / SEPTEMBER 14 / WINDSOR CASTLE
Roll up, roll up! Marking 200 years since Queen Victoria’s birth, Windsor Castle hosts this very special family festival in September. Transport yourselves back to a time of top hats and bonnets, and enjoy a wealth of attractions including falconry and horse riding displays, storytelling and musical performances, as well as the opportunity to try on authentic Victorian costumes.
For more information, visit www.rct.uk
STOKE PARK RAILWAY OPEN AFTERNOON / SEPTEMBER 15 / STOKE PARK, GUILDFORD
All aboard! The Guildford Model Engineering Society hosts a charity open afternoon at Stoke Park Railway this September. Enjoy miniature steam train rides and discover the curious world of the miniature railway, with a fun day out for the whole family.
For more information visit, www.gmes.org.uk
STORY CAFÉ / SEPTEMBER 22 / RIVERHOUSE BARN ARTS CENTRE, WALTON-ON-THAMES
Get comfy, get cosy, and sit back for an afternoon at the Story Café in Walton-On-Thames. This September local author Sean Leahy shares his story of The Monster Café, which deals with preconceptions, pre-school excitement and some pretty big monsters.
For more information visit, www.riverhousebarn.co.uk
ONE DUCK DOWN / SEPTEMBER 28 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Inspired by the true tale of 7,000 rubber ducks cast adrift in a storm, join hero of the hour Billy as he scours the seas for several thousand lost rubber ducks. With both the set and props made from lost and found rubbish from both the land and ocean, enjoy an eco-friendly family adventure like no other. 7,000 rubber ducks. 7 seas. 1 big adventure!
For more information visit, www.glive.co.uk
MAKE FESTIVAL / SEPTEMBER 28 – 29 / WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE, COMPTON
Enjoy a creative, fun-filledfamily Sunday at Watts Gallery Artists’ Village in Compton as the weekly Make Space event celebrates with a day of festivities. Enjoy getting messy with arts and crafts without the extensive clean-up required when you try doing the same thing at home. With different activities planned weekly, today marks a celebration of all things Make Space. Kids go free with a paying adult!
For more information visit, www.wattsgallery.org.uk
BIRDS OF PREY DISPLAYS / SEPTEMBER 28 – 29 / RHS GARDEN, WISLEY
“Is it a bird?” If you find yourself in RHS Garden Wisley, then yes, it more than likely is. Enjoy a weekend of falconry, birds of prey and watch fantastic flying displays. Discover more about the wonderful world of falconry and meet owls, hawks, andfalcons. Fun for all the family. Displays take place at 11 amand 2 pm each day.
For more information visit, www.rhs.org.uk
CREATIVE COURSES / BUSY BUTTONS CREATIVE STUDIO, WINDSOR
Creative kids unite! Unleash your artistic side with a range of after-school and Saturday courses at Busy Buttons Creative Studio in Windsor. From fashion design and sewing to 3D art and illustration, learn and develop your skillset in these fun classes for kids aged 5 – 15.
For more information, visit www.busybuttons.org