Here’s the final part of my family-friendly days out series in the south east.

I’ve already posted my 25 days out in Hampshire and 25 days out in Berkshire, so this final list makes it 75 suggestions in total for what to do this summer.

There’s so much to offer in this neck of the woods that will not only keep the children happy but give you a marvelous day out as well.


Indoor activities 
Gravity Force, Camberley
Featuring more than 50 interconnected trampolines of all shapes and sizes plus tumble tracks and dodgeball courts this will leave your kids seriously worn out.
Cost: Prices vary depending on session and child. Example cost is £5 toddlers under 5. Check the website for more.


 Little Street, Frimley
With a variety of themed rooms all geared up to unlock your child’s imagination this will have them dreaming big. The play town includes features such as a beauty salon, vets, construction site, post office and theatre.
Cost: Adult and child from £5.85.

The Living Planet Centre, Woking
The home of the WWF-UK wildlife charity, this aims to educate and inspire visitors. Expect lots of exhibits about the natural world and fun such as a treasure hunt.
Cost: Free

Outdoor activities
Hobbledown Farm Park, Epsom
With a jumping pillow, animals and play areas galore this will be a fun day of exploration for your little ones
Cost: £16 adults, £17 children over 2.

Chessington World of Adventures
Billed as Britain’s wildest adventure Chessington is packed with brilliant things for kids. The latest ride to open is the Grufallo River Ride Adventure – a must-ride for little Grufallo fans. There are tons of other toddler-friendly rides along with the larger rollercoasters.
Cost: From £28.

Thorpe Park, near Chertsey
Surrey is lucky to boast two brilliant theme parks. There are rollercoasters and rides to suit everyone plus a beach area that will delight younger children.
Cost: From £52.50. Cheaper deals online if you book in advance.

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
Let children run wild in the Magic Garden and get lost in the maze (though not too lost!). The amazing playground features a big dragon that children will just love to climb on.
Cost: £18.40 adult, £9.20 child.

Birdworld, Farnham
As the name suggests there are a whole host of birds plus lots of other animals to meet at this delightful theme park.
Cost: £15.95 adult, from £12.95 child.

Polesden Lacey, Dorking
This Edwardian country retreat features a huge lawn for children to chase each other on and deck chairs for parents to sit and enjoy the beautiful view over Surrey’s hills.
Cost: Free with National Trust membership (read more about why I think the National Trust is fab here)

Windsor Great Park, Virginia Water
There are beautiful views to explore across a vast 4,800 acres of woodland and gardens.
Cost: Virginia Water Lake is free for parking. Charges apply in other Windsor Great Park car parks, see the website for more information.

Guildford Lido
Take a dip outdoors while the sun is still shining at this popular pool.
Cost: From £5 adult, from £3.80 child.

Box Hill, near Dorking 
Splash in muddy puddles and find bugs as you explore the countryside at Box Hill.
Cost: Free for National Trust members.

Richmond Park, Richmond 
The park is packed with wildlife to discover and ancient trees.
Cost: Free

Dapdune Wharf, Guildford 
A tranquil waterway running for 20 miles in Surrey. There are boat trips and plenty of trails to explore.
Cost: Free to National Trust members.

Bocketts Farm, Fetcham 
A working family-friendly farm with animals and play areas.
Cost: £10.50 adult, free for children under 2.

Guildford Castle
The Great Tower offers stunning views over the town of Guildford.
Cost: £3.20 adult, £1.60 child.

Painshill Park, Cobham
An 18th century landscape garden that should be a tranquil (fingers crossed!) day out to spend with the family.
Cost: £8 adults, free for under 5s.

Winkworth Aboretum, Godalming
Get back to nature and head out on an adventure with the family on one of the Winkworth’s woodland walks.
Cost: Free to National Trust members.

British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield
Animals live in settings reflecting their natural environment giving lots of opportunities to learn something new. Keeper talks will also highlight some fun facts to remember.
Cost: £11.50 adult, free for under 3s.

Hatchlands Park, Guildford
The park runs pony rides on certain dates over the summer. Check the website for more information.
Cost: Free to National Trust members.

Claremont Landscape Gardens, Esher
A picture perfect picnic spot to sit and watch the world go by.
Cost: Free to National Trust members.

Kew Gardens, Addlestone
Listen to the bees buzzing away busily in their hive or take a treetop walk. There’s loads to do at this beautiful attraction.
Cost: From £15.50 adults, free for under 4s.

RHS Garden, Wisley
With a stunning glasshouse filled with an array of plants to discover and lots of walking trails this will be a brilliant day out.
Cost: £14 adults, free for under 5s.

Leith Hill Tower, Dorking
This National Trust spot features woodland, heathland and farmland as well as a tall tower to climb and take in the views.
Cost: Free to National Trust members.

Beaver Water World, Tatsfield
With deer, lemurs, chinchillas and meerkats a visit here is bound to have them talking about it for weeks afterwards. This is the largest exotic animal rescue centre in the UK so there’s a good message behind it too.
Cost: £5 adult, free for under 2s.


Prices were correct at the time of checking in July 2017. Please check the individual websites before visiting to confirm.