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Christmas Children’s trail at Hatchlands Park
■ Hatchlands Park, Guildford ■ Mon 1 Jan

Get outdoors and burn off those mince pies on the first of Jan. Grab a trail sheet and follow the story of the mice who made the Silent Night. Spot the cheeky little mice sneakily hidden around the park and find out where they nest for winter. This event is free, but admission to the property applies. Time: 10:30 am – 4:00pm.


New Year’s Day Classic Gathering
■ Brooklands Museum, Weybridge ■ Mon 1 Jan

Or if mice and parks aren’t your thing, kick start 2018 in style, and attend the largest New Year’s Day Classic gathering in the UK.  There will be 1,000 vehicles, live music, a winter barbecue and plenty of food outlets. Amongst the vast and diverse Classic displays there promises to be something for everyone! Gates open from: 9am. Adults tickets: £13.50. Seniors and Students tickets: £11.50. Children’s tickets: (5-16years old) £7.


Forbidden Nights
■ G Live, Guildford ■ Fri 5 Jan

Leave the husband at home, this is a night for the girls! Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike… Forbidden Nights have charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personality’s and honed physiques. They can sing, they can dance, and they are VERY easy on the eye! Making circus sexy the cast features a vocalist, aerial chain artist, acrobats and a fire act, all delivered with an element of naughtiness. But not too naughty that you can’t bring Granny… so they claim. Age restriction 18+. Tickets: £24.50, £27.50.


Pre season pilates and conditioning for skiers
■ Ebb and Flow Yoga, Farnham ■ Sat 6 Jan – Sat 3 Feb (Sats only)

Get prepared for the ski season with a five week pilates conditioning course.  Whether you’re a beginner skier or enjoy regular ski holidays, this course will help improve core strength (for balance), flexibility (to prevent injury) and endurance (for not tiring yourself out). A course of five classes over five weeks. Classes are from 12.30-1.30pm. Cost is £60.


Bryon Cooper: Tennyson’s Country
■ Haslemere Museum ■ Sat 6 Jan

Fancy starting the year with a bit of culture? Haslemere museum will be showcasing their collection of works by eminent Victorian artist George Gordon Bryon Cooper. Cooper was inspired by the poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson and painted the dramatic landscapes and vivid emotions evoked in his prose. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday at 10am-5pm. No admission fee, but donations welcome.


Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails
■ Riverhouse Barn Arts center, Walton on Thames ■ Sat 6 Jan

Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails reveals all the questions you’re just dying to find out… well the kids are anyway. What really happened between the wolf and his three porky friends? Why was Goldilocks wandering in the woods? How did the goats overcome a mighty troll? This fun- filled performance will explore all of this with the use of puppets. Suitable for aged 3+. Adults tickets: £9. Children’s tickets: £7. Times: 11am & 2pm.


New Year Afternoon Tea Dance and High Tea at Denbies
■ Denbies wine estate ■ Sun 7 Jan

Keep the celebrations going and do something a little different this January by going back in time at a traditional tea dance. In the beautiful surroundings of Denbies wine estate enjoy afternoon high tea and sparkling wine. Ticket price: £17.50. Time: 15:30 – 18:00.


Compiled by Alice Ridsdale

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