Yes Fam! It’s February! Before we reach half term, there’s a whole host of wicked nice things to do with the whole family. From family raves and falconry to science club and forest school – find our pick of the best family days out in Surrey this February…
BRILLIANT BIRDS OF PREY TRAIL / FEBRUARY 1 – 20 / RUNNYMEDE MEADOWS
‘Is it a bird?’ If you find yourself at Runnymede Meadows this February then yes, it’s more than likely that it is. Take on this Birds of Prey Trail and see if you can spot some of the special birds that call Runnymede their home. Additionally, enjoy a day of falconry displays on February 22 and see somefantastic flying birds in flight. Discover more about the captivating world of falconry, and meet not only falcons, but owls and hawks as well.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
OUT OF THE HAT! / FEBRUARY 1 / BELLERBY STUDIO, GUILDFORD
Spend your Saturday at G Live and be entertained by the power of puppets in this entertaining tale about young Doris and Delilah who set about putting on the world’s most excellent magic show. Characterful and full of lively songs by Tom Gray of Gomez fame, Out of the Hat! is a treat for the eyes and ears of both young and old alike (though particularly suitable for ages 2+).
For more information, visit www.glive.co.uk
PEPPA PIG’S BEST DAY EVER / FEBRUARY 1 – 2 / RICHMOND THEATRE
Spend the afternoon with everyone’s favourite, Peppa Pig, as she is accompanied by George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig for a road-trip to remember. Packed with plenty of songs and games, get the family together for a February treat and head for Richmond Theatre.
For more information, visit www.atgtickets.com
SATURDAY SCIENCE CLUB: ROVING ROBOTS / FEBRUARY 1 + 8 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
For inquisitive kids keen on electronics, head for this awesome Saturday Science Club held at Brooklands Museum. Learn how to build your very own robotic vehicle using line-detecting technology. Suitable for 10 – 16 year-olds.
For more information, visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com
BONNETS, BUSTLES AND TOP HATS / EVERY SATURDAY / WINDSOR CASTLE
Taking place every Saturday throughout February, as well as during half term week, visit Windsor Castle and be immersed in the flamboyant world of Victorian fashion. Try on costumes or make fashion accessories fit for a King and Queen.
For more information, visit www.rct.uk
SLING LIBRARY / FEBRUARY 5 + 26 / ELECTRIC THEATRE, GUILDFORD
New baby in your life? Want some extra mobility and freedom? Get into the swing of things and visit Guildford Sling Library to try on a range of slings and carriers, supported by trained volunteers and those in the know. Held at The Electric Theatre on alternate Wednesday’s, hire a sling that’s suitable to your needs and meet new mums and dads seeking to find their way safely through this thing called parenthood.
For more information, visit www.slingconnection.com
WATTS TOTS: TEXTURES / FEBRUARY 7 / WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE
For creative toddlers under the age of 5, pop along to Watts Gallery Artists’ Village on the outskirts of Guildford for a fun-filled morning of arts and crafts. Discover different textures, shapes and colours before creating a beautiful collage inspired by nature.
For more information, visit www.wattsgallery.org.uk
BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH FAMILY RAVE / FEBRUARY 8 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
Turn up the volume at this family-friendlyrave. Presented by dons of the dancefloor, Big Fish Little Fish, DJs Baker andBeale will be selecting the very finest in hip hop, drum ‘n’ bass, acid house and techno tracks for your tots to throw mad shapes to. Enjoy glitter galore, as well as a variety of themed activities suitable for ages 0-8.
For more information, visit www.farnhammaltings.com
LUCKY DIP DISCO / FEBRUARY 9 / THE RIVERHOUSE BARN ARTS CENTRE, WALTON
Dance the day away with this Lucky Dip Disco taking place at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre. Fun for the whole family, practice your very best moves before taking to the floor to disco dance to an eclectic soundtrack from the 1920s to the 2010s. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Suitable for under 7-year-olds
For more information, visit www.riverhousebarn.co.uk
ASK ME ANYTHING / FEBRUARY 25 – 26 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
A show for teenagers, parents, grandparents and everyone in between, Ask Me Anything is inspired by the problem pages found in magazines, and explores what young people think, want and worry about today. Discover the world of teenage sensations with this eye-opening experience. Suitable for ages 13+
For more information, visit www.glive.co.uk
SKYWALK ADVENTURE / SANDOWN PARK, ESHER
Take to the trees this half term and go on a skywalk adventure at Sandown Park. Climb across cargo nets high in the sky, steady yourself on the swinging logs and zip-line at speed through the surrounding trees for an adrenaline-packed afternoon.
For more information, visit www.skywalkadventure.co.uk
THUMBS UP IT’S THURSDAY / FEBRUARY 27 / TOWN CENTRE, KINGSTON
For some freemium entertainment this February, Thumbs Up It’s Thursdayreturns to Kingston Town Centre, providing a tonne of fun for families. From face painting to cupcake decorating, pop along for playtime, and make new friends.
For more information, visit www.inkingston.co.uk
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY / FEBRUARY 29 / THE OLD COURT, WINDSOR
Celebrating 45 years of entertaining little ones, visit The Old Court for some family theatre this February. Perfect for anyone aged 2 – 102, this interactive performance is an excellent introduction to theatre, with a happy balance of sitting and listening as well as the opportunity to take part. Featuring nursery rhymes a-plenty to sing along to, get set for a magical afternoon.
For more information, visit www.oldcourt.org