WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK IN SURREY?
Need to know what’s on this week in Surrey? Whether you’re looking to fill time in the summer holidays with something fun for the family, or simply looking for a night out with your friends, find below our pick of the best bits taking place across our fine county over the course of the next seven days. Outdoor theatre? Live music and horse racing? Food and Beer Festivals? Family Festivals? Enjoy!
NT LIVE: PRIMA FACIE / JULY 25 + 27 / EVERYMAN CINEMA, ESHER
Jodie Comer makes her West End debut as she stars in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning Prima Facie this July. Directed by Justin Martin, take your seats in Esher’s Everyman Cinema and await an evening of emotionally charged drama to be beamed straight to your seats courtesy of the National Theatre.
For more information, visit everymancinema.com
JUNIOR STORM NETBALL CAMP / JULY 25 – AUGUST 23 / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
Love netball? Fancy learning from the best? 2-time Super League Champions Surrey Storm hold regular development and experience holiday camps designed to enhance your skills on the court. So for years 7 – 12, why not take part in their holiday camps taking place at the Surrey Sports Park this summer?
For more information, visit surreystormnetball.co.uk
SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP / JULY 25 – AUGUST 30 / SANDOWN SPORTS, ESHER
If you’re looking for your kids to spend some of their energy this summer, why not book one of Sandown Sports Ultimate Adventure Camps? With a range of activities and interests catered for, kids can take to the trees for a Skywalk Adventure, try their hand at London’s only ski slope, take part in Dance classes or play a range of sports, including Table Tennis, Squash, Golf, Archery and Football. So save your space today and head to their website to make your booking.
For more information, visit sandownsports.co.uk
SUMMER FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL / JULY 26 – 29 / THE LIGHTBOX, WOKING
Creative kids looking to express themselves should make sure they get to the Big Art Summer Family Fun Afternoon at The Lightbox in Woking this July. Take part in workshops, and produce your very own works of art to take home.
For more information, visit thelightbox.org.uk
THE TEMPEST / NOW UNTIL JULY 30 / ASTOLAT PAVILION, STOKE PARK
In July, the company will move to Guildford’s largest and most popular award-winning green space, Stoke Park, for an Edwardian-set promenade production of Shakespeare’s final solo play, THE TEMPEST. On a remote island, a mother and daughter watch as a ship is wrecked on the shore; but this is no accident, and this is no ordinary island. As the survivors come to discover, magic does exist, and those we think are lost forever are just waiting to be found. The company’s headquarters in the park will be the focus for much of the action, with the office building itself being transformed into the shipwrecked remains of Prospero’s original boat. The Tempest will be GSC’s 50th production since its inception in 2006 and the 6th since restrictions were lifted last summer following the pandemic.
For more information, visit guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk
JOCKEY CLUB LIVE: NILE RODGERS & CHIC + SIMPLY RED / JULY 27 + AUGUST 4 / SANDOWN PARK RACECOURSE, ESHER
The Jockey Club Live returns to Esher’s Sandown Park racecourse this summer, promising an exhilarating day and night of horse racing and live music. Following the adrenaline of an action-packed day of horse racing, let loose and dance the night away to some of music’s finest entertainers, including Nile Rodgers & Chic and Simply Red. So get some tickets and experience a summer of sound.
For more information, visit thejockeyclub.co.uk
ROSE YOUTH THEATRE SUMMER SCHOOLS / JULY 27 – AUGUST 27 / ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON
Rose Theatre in Kingston welcomes back young creatives for their hugely popular Youth Theatre Summer Schools. Choose from Three-Day Courses for 7-10 year olds for an action-packed time with drama-based games and activities, culminating in a short piece of theatre for families. For 11-18 year olds, choose from five Plays in a Week which will see you take an entire play from page to stage in just six days. Wowzers.
For more information, visit rosetheatre.org
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (IN SIXTY MINUTES) / JULY 28 + 29 / FARNHAM CRICKET CLUB + WALTON CRICKET CLUB
Scoot Theatre are back on tour this summer, promising to lighten the mood with some excellent al fresco theatre. Performing in Dorking, Farnham and Walton this July, catch a band of six actor-musicians as they whisk you through Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream in all of sixty minutes!
For more information, visit farnhammaltings.com
WILD SUMMER CAMP / JULY 28 – AUGUST 18 / PAINSHILL PARK, COBHAM
Painshill Park in Cobham is a great place to set up camp this summer – a Wild Summer Camp. Learn how to build a den, light your fire, the bushcraft way to toast marshmallows and create your woodland mask with five days of really wild activities.
For more information, visit painshill.co.uk
THUMBS UP IT’S THURSDAY / EVERY THURSDAY JULY 28 – AUGUST 25 / KINGSTON TOWN CENTRE
Taking place every Thursday from July 28, Thumbs Up It’s Thursday returns 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 kingstonuponthames.info
OUTDOOR THEATRE: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING / JULY 30 / PAINSHILL PARK, COBHAM
As part of Painshill Park’s summer series of events in their beautiful walled garden, catch Folksy Theatre perform Shakespeare’s witty wonder Much Ado About Nothing this July. Join young lovers Claudio and Hero as you pull up a picnic blanket and enjoy an evening of outdoor theatre in the magnificent surroundings of Painshill Park.
For more information, visit painshill.co.uk
PYO / GARSONS FARM, ESHER
With over 150 acres of fruit, vegetables and flowers, Garsons is the largest pick-your-own farm in the UK. From May to October, there is a choice of over 28 crops available to harvest at their farm in Esher, Surrey. They include strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, runner beans and peas, among many others. They also have an excellent farm shop full of delicious local produce. You can even pick up radiant sunflowers for your garden.
For more information, visit garsons.co.uk
SURREY SCORCHERS JUNIOR ALL-STAR BASKETBALL CAMP / JULY 28 – 29 + AUGUST 4 – 5 / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
Perfect your lay-up and learn how to pass like a pro at the Surrey Scorchers junior and all-star basketball camps taking place at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Meet likeminded lovers of basketball and let off some serious steam in training drills and practice matches.
For more information, visit surreyscorchers.co.uk
GUILDFORD BEER FESTIVAL / JULY 29 – 30 / GUILDFORD CRICKET CLUB
Guildford Beer Festival is back an astonishing line-up of craft beers and local talent. Featuring around 130 cask ales and craft keg beers sourced from around 25 independent and microbreweries in Surrey and beyond, a second bar will have an eclectic range of ciders, wines and gins from local producers along with soft drinks. With sessions selling out quicker than a sip from a snifter, you best snap up some tickets fast.
For more information, visit guildfordbeerfestival.co.uk
SURREY FOOD FESTIVAL / JULY 30 / OLD DEER PARK, RICHMOND
Ready your bellies for a feast-ival of foodstuffs this July as the Surrey Food Festival returns to Old Deer Park in Richmond. Get tips and tricks from those in the know, with live cooking demonstrations, tastings and talks taking place throughout the day. Tuck into a tasty treat or two as you’re met by an array of cuisines from around the world.
For more information, visit thelocalfoodfestival.com
SURREY GRAVEL EPIC / JULY 30 / DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING
In need of some serious off-road riding? The Surrey Gravel Epic takes place this month which will see MTB riders take on this humungous 99km route. With plenty of ups and downs to contend with, start your adventure at Denbies Wine Estate before making your way around the scenic Surrey Hills.
For more information, visit gloriousgravel.com
HOP GARDEN TOUR / JULY 31 / HOGS BACK BREWERY, TONGHAM
Returning to the events calendar this July, join this Hop Garden Tour in the great outdoors and ogle at the beautiful 8.5-acre hop garden while learning about the history of hop growing. You will, of course, get the chance to sample a great range of some of Hogs Back Brewery’s best beers at the same time.
For more information, visit hogsback.co.uk