Need some ideas for family days out in Surrey this June? Whether it’s half term activities or a spot of story time, discover a world of princesses, pirates, superbees, super heroes and more with our monthly guide to what’s going on. Yes Fam!
MAY HALF TERM: THE POWER OF THE SUPERBEES / MAY 28 – JUNE 5 / RHS GARDEN, WISLEY
Immerse yourself in nature this half term and head for RHS Garden, Wisley, to discover the power of the super bees. Take a peek into the secret life of bees and learn about the vital role these pollinators play in our daily lives. Take part in a range of bee-themed activities for the whole family that include; bee spotting safaris, beekeeping demonstrations, crafting, planting and more.
For more information, visit rhs.org.uk
SUPERHERO WEEK / MAY 28 – JUNE 5 / BOCKETTS FARM PARK, LEATHERHEAD
Turn your fantastical dreams into reality and head for Bocketts Farm Park for their Superhero Week. Take part in the superhero training academy, try your hand at badge and mask making and even meet Spiderman and Wonder Woman! As well as all the superhero duties you’ll be undertaking, you’ll also get to meet all of Bocketts’ friendly farm animals. Booking is essential.
For more information, visit bockettsfarm.co.uk
SUMMER HALF TERM / MAY 28 – JUNE 5 / WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE
Spend the week creating a masterpiece inspired by the Limnerlease landscape at Watts Gallery Artists’ Village this half term. Learn how to make your own natural watercolour paints and nature brushes before taking to the paper to create your scene. taking place daily 10.30 am – 11.30 am, 1 – 2 pm and 3 – 4 pm.
For more information, visit wattsgallery.org.uk
OI FROG & FRIENDS! LIVE ON STAGE / MAY 31 – JUNE 4 / ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON
Join FROG, DOG and CAT live on stage in Oi Frog & Friends! at Kingston’s Rose Theatre later this month. Packed with music, songs, laughter, and more rhymes than you can shake a chime at – Oi Frog makes an ideal introduction to theatre for the kids and the perfect entertainment for families and kids aged 3+.
For more information, visit rosetheatre.org
CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC / JUNE 1 / BELLERBY STUDIO, G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Got a bright idea? If your mind runs wild with a cast of your own characters and storylines, this is the event for you. Learn how to draw a variety of weird and wonderful sea creatures and characters before combining them with underwater realms where your story can take place.
For more information, visit glive.co.uk
OUTDOOR THEATRE: PETER PAN / JUNE 2 / PAINSHILL PARK, COBHAM
Head for the scenic environs of Painshill Park in Cobham and enjoy JM Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who never grew up. Join Peter, Wendy and the big ol’ meanie Captain Hook as you’re transported to Neverland in this open-air production perfect for the whole family.
For more information, visit painshill.co.uk
ACTIVITY THURSDAYS / JUNE 2 / RURAL LIFE LIVING MUSEUM, TILFORD
With various activities to choose from, head back in time to the Rural Life Living Museum for a fun day out for the whole family. From air-propelled rockets to watching weaving demonstrations, spend the day outdoors and live the good old life.
For more information, visit rural-life.org.uk
IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE / JUNE 3 – 4 / YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE, GUILDFORD
Join Makka Pakka, Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and their friends as In The Night Garden Live comes to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford for Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Follow the funny sounds and meet your favourite characters as they are brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets and music. A firm family favourite, get your tickets quick.
For more information, visit yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
FARNHAM FESTIVAL OF TRANSPORT / JUNE 5 / UPPER HART CAR PARK, FARNHAM
Are your kids raving mad about vehicles? Enjoy a day of wonder and head for the Farnham Festival of Transport to see an assortment of vehicles from the years. Featuring over 100 vehicles, enjoy food, drink, live music and more entertainment throughout the day. Whether you like cars or not, this is a great day out for the whole family in aid of local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
For more information, visit farnhamfestivaloftransport.co.uk
STORY EXPLORERS / JUNE 8 / POLESDEN LACEY, DORKING
Every Wednesday from June 8 until July 20, pre-schoolers and their adults can head to Polesden Lacey for Story Explorers. Spend the morning with a story, rhymes and nature-based activities from 10.30 until noon. Booking is essential!
For more information, visit nationaltrust.org.uk
THE PIRATE, THE PRINCESS AND THE PLATYPUS / JUNE 18 – AUGUST 20 / POLKA THEATRE, WIMBLEDON
Once upon a time, a pirate wanted to be a princess, a princess who wanted to be a pirate, and a platypus who was happy being exactly themselves! If your mini me’s have never been to the theatre, then why not take a trip to Wimbledon’s Polka Theatre this month and experience the magic of stage, lights and enchanting action. So this summer, join in with the action as The Pirate, The Princess, and The Platypus go on an adventure of self-discovery.
For more information, visit polkatheatre.com
THE ENCHANTED CINEMA / JUNE 18 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
Get set for an immersive, participatory cinematic experience this month at Farnham Maltings. An excellent outing for a creative family, you, the audience, help musicians create live FX for award-winning international animation. Sounds cool, huh? Open to all ages, create a cacophony of sounds to mimic gnashing teeth, swirling oceans, swaying forests and more.
For more information, visit farnhammaltings.com
STORYTIME: RAINBOW FROG / JUNE 24 / RICHMOND THEATRE
Aimed at little ones aged 2 – 5, spend the morning at Richmond Theatre for a spot of storytime. Join a Princess who hates green and slimy things as she meets something mainly green and slimy. Can the Princess free the frog from the spell they are under? Find out later this month.
For more information, visit atgtickets.com/richmond
KIDS’ PIZZA MASTERCLASS / TUESDAYS / ECO, KINGSTON
Get the kids into cooking with these excellent Pizza Masterclasses at Kingston’s Eco. Taking place every Tuesday after school, learn how to make some tasty Italian treats for dinner time before taking your new-found skills back home and cooking for the family.
For more information, visit ecorestaurants.com