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Summer half term activities in Surrey

With summer just around the corner and the last half term of the school year only a few days away, we thought it would be the perfect time to bring together some great activities and attractions in and around Surrey that are worth a visit:

Adventure Camp at Sandown Sports

The Sandown Sports complex in Esher, near Chessington, is hosting its popular Ultimate Adventure Camp again this year. The complex boasts a very wide range of sports and activities – from more traditional sports like golf and football to skiing on the region’s only ski slopes! The Camp is only open on the 1st and 2nd of June this half term, so book your child in quickly to avoid disappointment. More information and booking can be found here.

Buckland Park Lake

Located between Reigate and neighbouring Dorking is brand new recreation space Buckland Park Lake. The lake and surrounding area is being opened for general admission for the first time from May 29th. If you or your family enjoy a relaxing walk around trails and woodland, or paddle boarding and wild swimming, Buckland Park Lake is surely the ideal half term destination. The Reverie, Buckland Park Lake's new restaurant, is opening for indoor seating as well as al fresco, with a stunning terrace overlooking the water. Please remember to book your paddle boarding or swimming in advance as pre-booked sessions are only permitted, or visit their website for more details.

Everyman Cinema Reigate

The latest easing of restrictions has allowed local favourite Everyman cinema, located in Reigate Town Centre, to reopen its doors. The boutique-style cinema screens many of the latest films and serves a range of drinks, pizzas and sweet treats. Everyman is probably most famous for its comfortable sofas which make for added relaxation while enjoying a movie! Visit their website to find out what films are being shown this half term and to book your ticket.

Coral Reef Waterworld

Bracknell’s Coral Reef Waterworld is the perfect destination for those who have missed having a swim and riding waterslides! The Waterworld is now fully reopen, with a variety of giant waterslides suitable for all ages and swimming abilities, as well as an erupting volcano and a pirate ship for the little ones. If you’re looking for a splash this half term, head over to their website as tickets can now only be booked online.

Beautiful beaches near Surrey

With the forecast hinting at much sunnier weather over the bank holiday weekend and beyond, it might just be warm enough to dig out the swimming costumes and bucket & spade and head to one of the lovely beaches located within driving distance of Surrey. Hastings, West Wittering and Bournemouth are just some of the towns which are home to some lovely beaches – all of these beaches have car parking as well as cafes, restaurants and shops for a refreshing drink or a bite to eat. Get Surrey have listed 22 of the best beaches close to Surrey with all the information you need before heading out for a beach day.

Batts Hill Gin Garden Pop Up

If you’re looking for something that doesn’t involve the children, then Batts Hill Gin’s pop up Gin Garden may make for a relaxing evening. Located at The Barn at Solo on Reigate High Street, the intimate garden serves a variety of spectacular, hand-finished gin. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite, and the ticket price includes admission to the secret garden, two exclusive Batts Hill gin cocktails, and a grazing box full of tasty nibbles. The garden is open on selective weekends between now and September and only seats 25 people per sitting, so book now to avoid missing out.

There you have it – plenty of fantastic activities and attractions which you and your family can visit over the bank holiday weekend and half term. There’s something for everyone here, but please let us know if there’s any great locations around Surrey that we’ve missed!