Looking for things to do with the little ones in your life this March? Go on a family adventure and discover heaps of happy times to be had in Surrey with the fam with this handy guide to whats on. Art, cookery, music, nature, theatre, raving? Yes Fam! Take your pick pleasure seekers.
KIDS’ SYMPHONIC SUNDAYS / MARCH 6 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
Get hands-on and have a go at a range of musical instruments by heading for this monthly gig for kids at Farnham Maltings. Discover a plethora of instruments to pluck and play with and expand your mini-me’s musical horizons.
For more information, visit farnhammaltings.com
NATURE CLIMATE HEROES / MARCH 6 / NOWER WOOD EDUCATION CENTRE, LEATHERHEAD
Bring a packed lunch and head for the Surrey Hills to spend the day with the Surrey Wildlife Trust, where you’ll learn about your habitat and what we can do to help protect it. Expect fun activities for the whole family and finish the day as certified climate heroes!
For more information, visit surreywildlifetrust.org
THURSDAY PRINT CLUB FOR KIDS / MARCH 10, 17, 31 / CASS ART, KINGSTON
Taking place above the Cass Art store in Kingston, get experimental with art and explore shape, colour and texture. With different techniques and topics to explore, check out the sessions online and discover various workshops to attend.
For more information, visit cassart.co.uk
CHILDREN’S COOKERY CLASS / MARCH 12 / ABINGER COOKERY SCHOOL, DORKING
Suitable for culinary kids aged seven and above, get gastronomic with your gang and feed the fam with these excellent children’s cookery classes held at Abinger Cookery School. Cooking sweet and savoury dishes, expect some yummy food to fill your tummy and take your newfound skills back home with you.
For more information, visit abingercookeryschool.com
BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH FAMILY RAVE / MARCH 12 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
Turn up the volume at this family-friendly rave. Get ready for some swashbuckling action as you get dressed in your most piratey pirate outfit. Then, walk the plank and skank away to 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 farnhammaltings.com
THE LITTLE MERMAID JR / MARCH 12 / ESHER THEATRE
Performed by students from Theatretrain in Oxshott, head for Esher Theatre and dive into this Disney Junior production of The Little Mermaid. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairytale, join Ariel on her journey under the sea and onto land as she discovers love, sacrifice and the inevitable obstacle along the way.
For more information, visit eshertheatre.com
TRACTOR RALLY / MARCH 19 / RURAL LIFE LIVING MUSEUM, TILFORD
Love tractors? Who doesn’t it? Discover a fanfare of fantastic farm machinery at the Rural Life Living Museum as terrific tractors by the tonne load take over the site. With working machinery and demonstrations, ‘Sit in the Seat’ of a vintage tractor, and more, expect a fantastic family day out for all.
For more information, visit rural-life.org.uk
THE MAGIC GARDEN / HAMPTON COURT PALACE
Meet mythical beasts and enter a curious world of wonder within Hampton Court Palace as The Magic Garden returns to capture kids’ imaginations. Explore the historic royal palace and its fascinating history with a fun trail around the garden, discovering legends and tales of the kings and queens who once lived there.
For more information, visit hrp.org.uk
FAMILY CLASSICS / MARCH 20 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Immerse yourself in music and head for the ever-entertaining Family Classics – family-friendly classical music! Southern Pro Musica presents this workshop whereby kids can try out a range of different instruments in workshops led by top-flight professional players.
For more information, visit glive.co.uk
THE LION THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE / MARCH 22 – 26 / NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
Direct from London, the acclaimed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is coming to Woking, starring Samantha Womack as the White Witch. Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch. Get your tickets for the nations favourite novel, now on the stage.
For more information, visit atgtickets.com
EASTER ACTING SCHOOL / MARCH 26 / RIVERHOUSE BARN ARTS CENTRE, WALTON
The Arts Centre Theatre Society is thrilled to announce its Easter Acting School! Enjoy four days jam-packed with all kinds of classes, workshops and games to guarantee some fun during the Easter break. Workshops on everything from Film & TV to Radio to Accents and Shakespeare – you can also learn the Art of Auditioning. With two age groups to choose from (10-14-year-olds and 15-18-year-olds), expect lots of fun and games every day (obviously) and the opportunities to get to work on a variety of scripts and characters. Book early to avoid disappointment! Any questions, contact email@example.com
For more information, visit artscentreguildford.com
THE GINGERBREAD MAN / MARCH 30 / MILL STUDIO, YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE, GUILDFORD
Perfect for babes aged 0-5, head for the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s Mill Studio to meet a certain Gingerbread Man. An energetic spin on an old fairy tale that’s been told and retold by families for nearly two centuries. This tall tale will enthral and inspire your little ones’ creative imaginations.
For more information, visit Yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
YES FAM! LOVE YOUR MOTHER
MOTHER’S DAY AFTERNOON TEA / MARCH 27 / PAINSHILL PARK
Take in some wonder, and walk amongst the beautifully landscaped pleasure gardens of Painshill Park before enjoying a delicious afternoon tea with your Ma this Mothering Sunday. Feast on a selection of freshly-prepared finger sandwiches and homemade mini scones, as well as a selection of mini cakes and desserts, all the while accompanied by tea or coffee. Book online to avoid disappointment.
For more information, visit painshill.co.uk
MOTHERING SUNDAY RELAXERS / MARCH 27 / THE WEY & ARUN CANAL TRUST, LOXWOOD
Mum’s been working all year tirelessly and could really do with an afternoon’s relaxation, so why not escape the hustle and bustle of town and sail away for a morning spent on the Wey and Arun Canal? Sit back, relax, and listen to the water gently lap against the side of the boat whilst sipping on a cup of coffee, Danish pastry in hand. Cruise departs at 11 am.
For more information, visit weyarun.org.uk
SPRING FAMILY RACE DAY / MARCH 27 / 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 ascot.com