Adrenaline rushes are just around the corner. Visit Thorpe Park for some of the UK’s most popular rollercoasters and park rides, or Legoland Resort in Windsor for classic rides such as the Flight of the Sky Lion, Ninjago, The Magical Forest and more. Or how about a two-hour game of no-contact forest laser tag at GO Laser Tag London?
Get down to Apple Tree Studio to apply your artistic eye to bowls, pots and ceramic animals waiting for a lick of paint. Meet adorable animals and crazy characters at Hobbledown, a mystical farm-park adventure. Or discover exquisite artworks, Fabergé and a gold room at Polesden Lacey, and slip into period costume.
Say hi to goats, llamas, rabbits, lambs, piglets, chicks and calves on Bocketts Farm, set amid beautiful Surrey countryside. Keep exploring, in the 500 acres of wild play areas, gardens, woodlands and nature reserve at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden. Or conquer the seven seas on a mad pirate adventure at Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf Woking.
Tackle the largest treetop attraction of its kind in the UK, with two courses and 60 challenges suitable for kids aged six and over at Wild Wood Adventure. Visit Dapdune Wharf to hear the story of the navigations and the people who lived and worked on this 360-year-old waterway. Or just knock the pins down at Big Apple Woking.
Let’s get the important stuff out of the way first. Take tasting tours nearby at Greyfriars’ Vineyard, Denbie’s Vineyard, Albury Vineyard and Hambledon Vineyard. After a suitable nap, it’s off to Jane Austen’s House for tours, recitals and a dedicated Regency Week.
Thrill-seekers will enjoy a day at Go Ape Alice Holt: try the Adventure Plus course for two loops of daring crossings, a wibbly-wobbly net tunnel and an even-higher 50-metre zip wire. To keep your feet firmly on the ground, bring your clubs for 18 holes of fun and frustration at Farnham Golf Course and Hindhead Golf Club.
Pick from electric bikes and touring bikes at Alice Holt Cycle Hire and follow the trails through mighty oaks and wildflower-rich open spaces. Take walks direct from the house up Crooksbury Hill, and to Frensham Great Pond and Little Pond, or see Bourne Wood, where movies such as Gladiator were filmed.
Get your waders on and dip your rod in the rivers with Fly Fishing Surrey. Try your luck at Frensham Trout Fishery, with six lakes of varying depth and size surrounded by ancient woodland or at Dever Springs, where anglers land 20lb trout regularly. Or see over 1200 birds and other animals at Birdworld.
Bring a mat and chill out with Ebb and Flow Yoga. Or get out and about in history to take in a tour of Windsor Castle, Guildford Castle and the gorgeous gardens at RHS Wisley. Sports fans should get down to Royal Ascot for a flutter or to Sunningdale to watch professional golf.