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Family days out

  • Barmy about bluebells

    Is there anything more lovely than a thick carpet of blooming bluebells in spring? If you're as barmy about bluebells as we are - here are Surrey's best.

  • Thrills and frights

    For a heart-pumping, fright-inducing, thrill-seeking adventure it's got to be Thorpe Parks' Fright Nights. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Little girl playing in a pretend supermarket at Little Street, Frimley,

    Little Street

    A little world for small people. Dr Sarah Wilson took her daughter to Little Street in Frimley - it got a big thumbs up.

  • The secret gardens

    Head to the stunning gardens at Ramster Hall near Chiddingfold this half term - kids are free and there's a lovely teahouse.

  • A walk and a splash at Box Hill

    Looking for somewhere to take the bratlets that won't break the bank and gets them outside taking in a bit of fresh air and sunshine?

  • Watts Chapel

    If you love the Arts & Crafts era, you'll love this hidden treasure in the small village of Compton, near Guildford. Combine it with a day at the Watts Gallery Artists' Village, just up the road

  • Muddy walks: Shabden Park, Chipstead

    No one ever get back from a walk and thought "Pah, I wish I hadn’t bothered", did they?! So here's a great walk, with a great pub at the end of it.

  • Four go to Painshill

    I love a good wander around a garden. And when you add a cafe that serves good coffee and cake, you're on to a sure-fire winner in my book. Welcome to Painshill.

  • DAY TRIPPER: A WITCH, HER CAULDRON AND A WALK ON THE WEY

    Apparently, people, Surrey has a witch. Or had one, at least. And while my darling mini Muddys may think it’s me, they’re actually *hmph* quite wrong about that. You see this witch is no modern day screeching mother (moi? never!), but the rather enchantingly named White Witch of Waverley. She was, I’m told, a friendly witch […]

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