FUN THINGS TO DO IN SURREY
Just West of London you can find the beautiful county of Surrey. The county is full of vibrant towns and picture-book villages, all nestled in the scenic Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you happen to be in Surrey, and are looking for some great activities to try, look no further than some of its award-winning vineyards and breweries, fun-filled and family-friendly attractions and world-famous gardens.
THE Best Attractions In Surrey
Discover some of the most fun things to do for children, families, couples and teens in Surrey come rain or shine. From unique day activities to night activities for groups, we’ve got it all covered.
At Brooklands Museum you can find the birthplace of British motorsport, aviation and home of Concorde. Discover the pioneers of speed, flight and adventure as you explore this historic site which brings to life Brooklands’ unique past with its collection of motor vehicles, aircraft, landmarks and exhibition spaces.
Pay a visit to the motoring village where you can find the vehicles, mechanics and racing specialists that helped to make motor racing possible. Then you can take a trip to the 1907 Clubhouse and race track to see more amazing collections of racing memorabilia and see a race track that was the ‘Ascot of Motorsport’ in its heyday.
Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (suggested time is to go for around 3 hours to fully enjoy the experience)
Thorpe Park Resort
For all the adrenaline-thirsty visitors, Thorpe Park is a must if you’re visiting Surrey. With over 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events, Thorpe Park provides endless entertainment both if you go with family or friends in Surrey.
If you want to make this visit more of a long-term trip, you can also book in to stay at the Thorpe Shark Hotel which is only a minute's walk away from the action of the resort.
Thorpe Park has fantastic attractions that change to match the seasons throughout the year. At Halloween, make sure you take a trip on Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Ride Of The Demon and, if you want to go in summer, you can catch the resort’s beach and paddling pool and maybe even rent out one of the beach huts available.
Opening hours: May - October, prices starting from £37 pp.
Hampton Court Palace
Take a trip to Hampton Court Palace and experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII in this beautiful and renowned house. You may either venture around as you wish or, if you want to do something a little different, it would be well worth looking into having a private tour.
The Hampton Court private tour would be a fantastic choice for anyone really wanting to take a step back into the Tudor era with a guide - a celebrated historian who has appeared on multiple television specials - in a tour that can be tailored to your interests.
Or, if you want to see this historical house in an even more unique light, why not explore this vast palace on its scenic bike tour? This is the ideal way for first-time visitors to get acquainted with the palace grounds as well as the countryside that encompasses it such as Bushy Park.
Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Need something affordable, easy to plan yet unique this weekend? Whether you’re planning a date, need to get the kids out for the evening or want somewhere new to go for your birthday - Topgolf in Surrey is always a great choice.
With various games available for all ages and skills, Topgolf Surrey makes for the perfect place when it comes to a fun day or evening out for both adults and kids. At Topgolf in Surrey, you can play in groups, book ahead for special events as well as enjoy lots of food, drinks and even live sporting events (great if the parents want to stay while the kids play!).
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9 -11pm, Sunday 9 - 10pm.
Ever wanted to do something a little different with your family or friends in Surrey? At Mercedes-Benz World, not only can you browse a brilliant display of rare cars on show every day for free entry, but you can try one of its thrilling Driving Experiences. And if your kids are a bit too small for this, there’s also the Little Learners electric car track where they can still get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz.
After a day of exhilarating driving, you can then pay a visit to the Recharge Cafe or (if you want something a little more formal) you can dine at the Bistro complete with overhanging views of the driving action on the tracks.
And, if you visit on the last weekend of the month, you can even catch the Silver Arrows monthly team display.
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm.
Take a tranquil trip to this beautiful commercial vineyard and try a delicious sip of their award winning English Sparkling wine. Greyfriars has been producing great grapes and wines for over 20 years, and since 2010 you can try this stunning drink in a state of the art winery, cellar and tasting room.
Due to being set in the North Downs, Greyfriars is blessed with similar geological and soil conditions to the Champagne region in France, meaning it can produce three classical Champagne grape varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
So, if you’re a fan of good wine and champagne, think about taking a trip on the Greyfriars wine tour and, of course, sampling lots of these fantastic drinks.
Opening hours: prices and time slots depend on the chosen activity and day.