With Summer fast approaching we thought we’d give our round-up of the best things to do and explore in and around Epsom and Surrey. Whether it’s getting dressed up for Epsom Derby Day, a relaxing walk through one of the National Trust parks or arranging some fun and exciting activities for the kids.
1. Nonsuch Park
This public park was a former deer hunting park of Henry VIII and is home to a variety of different species of flowers, birds and insects, with acres of space on these vast grounds, Nonsuch is the perfect location for summer walks, picnics and barbecues.
Address: Ewell Road, Sutton, SM3 8AB
Telephone: 020 8393 2676
Combining outdoor activities with a costumed, fantastical twist, Hobbledown is brilliant for kids’ birthdays and family visits. A family farm at heart, it boasts wooden play areas, zorbing, climbing towers, an indoor barn and much more.
Address: Horton Lane, Epsom, KT19 8PT
Telephone: 0843 2894979
3. Epsom Downs Racecourse
With Ladies’ Day and Derby Day fast approaching visitors far and wide will be sporting their most extravagant outfits in a bid to be the most fashionably dressed during one of the nation’s most well known and best loved horse-racing events.
Address: Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5LQ
Telephone: 0844 579 3004
4. Hampton Court
Walk in the footsteps of Britain’s best known monarchs; with its vast history Hampton Court is still one of the most amazing places to visit in the country, as well as visiting the famous manor itself, the gardens and its maze they also reopened the royal chocolate kitchen so visitors can sample some Tudor treats.
Address: Hampton Court Way, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
Telephone: 0844 482 7777
5. Chessington World of Adventures
With thrilling rides for family members young and old, live shows, a zoo and sea life park, there’s plenty to experience at one of the biggest theme parks in the country. With day tickets starting at £26 or short stays from £37.25pp the prices are reasonable too!
Address: Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2NE
Telephone: 0871 663 4477
6. Polesden Lacey
Like stepping onto the set of a costume drama, Polesden Lacey is situated on expansive Edwardian grounds. The keen and enthusiastic staff are always on hand to give you a guided tour of the manor and will verse you in the building’s rich past.
Address: Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD
Telephone: 01372 452048
7. Box Hill
Brilliant for a day of family activities, Box Hill has gorgeous views, as well as a range of amazing plants and wildlife. Box Hill is perfect for long walks, kite flying, dog walks, with their Big Camp starting on the 18th July you can enjoy a night of toasted marshmallows and a night sleeping under the stars.
Address: Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7LB
Telephone: 01306 885502
8. Kew Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens provide a wonderful day out with the pagoda, Japenese garden and orangery all to be explored either at your leisure or as part of one of their guided tours. They’re running their ‘Full of Spice’ Festival until the 6th September where adults can try one of their distinctive botanical cocktails.
Address: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
Telephone: 020 8332 5655
9. Bocketts Farm Park
Bocketts Farm runs a whole host of fun events for kids during the spring and summer holidays. With pig racing, horse riding, and animal handling, Bocketts Farm is a great place to spend a day, an absolute must for animal lovers.
Address: Bocketts Farm Park, Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9BS
Telephone: 01372 363764
10. Denbies Wine Estate
With cheese, wine tasting (and making!) classes, the gallery restaurant to enjoy, there’s plenty to experience at Denbies Estate, with tickets averaging at around £15 per person there’s plenty to do for individuals and groups making Denbies a fascinating day out.
Address: Bradley Lane, London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA
Telephone: 01306 742002