With many of us opting to stay local this summer, we are lucky that there is a wide range of things to do and places to check out in and around Surrey. Charlie has rounded up our top picks:
The Stagecoach Reigate team welcome aspiring singers, dancers and performers aged 4 – 18 to their expert classes this summer. Sessions take place on Wednesdays and Fridays at Reigate School and can be booked online here. For those performers looking to take their skills to the next level, Stagecoach give the opportunity to take musical theatre examinations. Social distancing is in place across all sessions.
Situated in the picturesque West Sussex countryside, Tulley’s Drive-in Cinema is sure to show some of your big screen favourites. Tulley’s boasts two drive in LED cinemas, screening up to 8 movies per day! Food and drink can be ordered on your smartphone and brought to your car window hassle-free. It is priced from £25 per car, or from £15 per car in the daytime. Click here to book online.
For those looking to get active this summer, the Downs Link trail is the perfect place to go off-road cycling. The route is mainly flat, meaning it is suitable for the whole family. The route follows a disused railway line linking St Martha’s Hill in Guildford to Shoreham on the South Coast. Riders are guaranteed spectacular views with the trail going through the Surrey Hills and South Downs.
Tilgate Nature Centre in Crawley is home to over 100 different species of animals. The centre is split into different zones depending on where the animals originate from, like the Africa zone for the meerkats and tortoises, the Asia zone for the otters and pheasants, and the Domestic zone for the farm animals like donkeys and rabbits. Please note the Maze remains closed and picnics are not permitted in the Walled Garden due to COVID19 regulations. The Nature Centre is priced at £6 for adult, £5 for children, and is free for those aged 2 and below. Entry is only available with a pre-booked ticket – click here to book.
Probably the most unique offering on the list, GoBoat Kingston offers a self-driving boat experience on the River Thames. The route available takes sailors as far as Molesey Lock past Hampton Court Palace all the way down the river to Teddington Lock. Each boat seats up to 8 people around a picnic table. COVID safety procedures are in place, meaning that up to 2 households can be booked onto one boat as long as a 1 metre distance is kept between households. Boat rides must be booked online in advance to ensure contactless payments and every boat is fully sanitised between each trip. Click here to book.
The Silvermere Golf Complex hosts a state-of-the-art, 52 bay driving range, suitable for all abilities. Toptracer technology is free to use at the range, it displays accurate yardages for every shot on a screen located in each bay and allows your group to get competitive with exciting points games. The driving range is fully covered, flood lit, and open late every day of the week. Click here to book.
We hope you all have a great summer break and get to enjoy some of the activities listed above – remember to pre-book your activity as required. Feel free to let us know if there are any great local attractions that we have missed from our list!