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  • 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.

  • Guide to Guildford

    Arty, foodie, cultural... and a haven for shoppers - Surrey's county town has a lot to offer whether you're local or visiting.

  • Mother’s day – sorted

    Treating your mum? Hope to be treated yourself? Either way we have ideas aplenty to spoil the most important lady in your life.

  • 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

  • Day tripper: Chobham

    Do you know your Chobham from your Cobham? Be honest. I know I’m not the only one. I confess that until recently, I thought they were one and the same. But then they’re not a million miles apart (12 actually), both demographically and geographically. But while Cobham has been nicknamed the Beverley Hills of Britain (with more […]

  • 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.

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