Great Days out for Kids in Surrey
Birdworld - Farnham
Telephone - 01420 22140
This beautiful 26 acre park in Farnham is home to over 160 species of birds and is also to Jenny Wren Farm and the aquarium, Underwater World. Each day there is a range of organised events such as penguin feeding, flying displays, train rides and animal encounters.
The park several places to eat including Puddleducks restaurant (snacks and full meals), Safari Snacks (hot dogs, burgers etc) and the Link and Farm Kiosks which offers a range of hot and cold drinks, ice creams, confectionary and cakes. There is also a lawn and many benches for picnicking.
Other facilities at the park include play areas, gift shop, pet shop, toilets and baby changing, garden centre, car park and wheelchairs are also available to hire. Dog other than assistance dogs are not permitted anywhere in the park.
Surrey Hills Llamas
The Merry Harriers
Surrey Hills Llamas run a range of llama treks including The English Breakfast Trek, Summer Evening Trek, Childrens Birthday Party Trek and The Overnight Camping Trek for adults and children over the age of 8 years old.
The treks take you through the Surrey Hills, a tranquil area of outstanding natural beauty approximately 40 miles from London. Treks follow a variety of routes and can be catered to fit around customer’s fitness, abilities and many dietary needs are also catered for including vegan, vegetarian, religious and allergen free.
Surrey Hills Llamas also offer llama themed gifts such as T-shirts and the opportunity to adopt a llama.
Hobbledown Children's Farm
Telephone - 0843 289 4979
Hobbledown is a challenging 50 acre adventure play centre with indoor and outdoor areas and also over 100 animals such as traditional farm animals, meerkats, birds and wallabies. Highlights include towers, tunnels, mazes, rope courses, sand areas and aerial courses. The park also has an indoor play barn with seating and WiFi. The facilities are suitable for children ages between 2 and 13 years and children must be supervised at all times. At very busy times there is a time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes on the indoor Hobbling villiage (no time restrictions apply to the outdoor areas).
Hobbledown’s restaurant, Hobnosh offers a variety of food and drinks including wraps, salads and main courses. Food can also be packed into picnic bags and eaten outside. The cabin shop also sells a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams during weekends and school holidays.
If travelling to the park by bus Hobbledown offer a discount on the admission price when you present your bus ticket. They also have a car park, cycle park and lockers to store valuable and other items. Farmer experience days and birthday parties can also be booked at Hobbledown.
Telephone - 01483 449108
The 50 metre heated outdoor swimming pool is set in three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. The pool is suitable for all ages and abilities and has shallow paddling pools where non swimmers and smaller children can have a splash about too.
The lido is open daily throughout the summer and is celebrating its 80th season in 2013. Opening times can be found on the website and there are set times for lane swimming and adult only swimming as well as the pool being open to the general public and private hire sessions.
Skaterham Skate Park
The Chapel (opposite Tesco)
Tel: 01883 34 81 84
Skaterham is a skate park open to BMX, skateboard, scooter and inline or roller-skate users. The park features indoor and outdoor facilities, helmet hire, tuck shop and hot food options, ramp hire (for parties etc off site) seating area, toilets and skate shop as well as a first aid area.
To ride at Skaterham you must become a member and forms can be downloaded from their website. The park is open Monday to Saturday and has separate sessions for different age groups as well skateboard only, BMX only and inline/scooter only sessions.
Frimley Lodge Park
Telephone - 01252 838998
This beautiful park was saved from development in the 1980’s and has gone on to win design awards and to attract large numbers of visitors year after year. Frimley Lodge Park offers woodland, lots of open space, playgrounds, picnic areas, a trim trail, meadows and a miniature railway as well as football and cricket pitches and a pitch and putt golf course. Basingstoke canal runs along the eastern boundary offering further opportunity for picturesque countryside walks.
© 2013 Claire