Things To Do In Surrey: Behind The Scenes Of Surrey's Best Days Out
From adventurous days out - theme parks, dry ski slopes and karting to relaxing hotel stays and spa experiences, Surrey has things to do for families and couples alike. Watch what you can expect from 16 of the best days out in Surrey before you go! Made in conjunction with Eagle Radio, please note the offers described may no longer be available.
1. Brooklands Hotel and Spa, Weybridge
Brooklands Drive, Weybridge KT13 0SL.
Brooklands Hotel is a luxury spa in Weybridge that offers unique packages that you won’t find anywhere else in Surrey. You can pair your relaxing treatments with an exhilarating track day experience, trying some of the fastest Mercedes AMGs before trying the hotel’s afternoon tea or room service.
You must head out to the balcony to try their whirlpool Jacuzzi that overlooks the Mercedes Benz World race track opposite the hotel - it makes Brooklands Hotel and Spa one of the best things to do in Surrey.
2. Alpine Snow Sports, Aldershot
Gallwey Road, Aldershot GU11 2DD.
On the border of North East Hampshire and Surrey is Alpine Snowsports in Aldershot is one of the must visit things to do in Surrey. It’s a dry ski slope that offers traditional skiing lessons, snowboarding and ringo/donut rides for groups and individuals.
Whether you want to train for an upcoming ski trip or you want to take your family for a day out to remember then Alpine Snow sports brings all the fun of the slopes just round the corner from home.
3. Let’s Race, Horley
59-61 Brighton Rd, Horley RH6 7HJ.
Let’s Race in Horley is one of the things to do in Surrey for those who aspire to be a Formula 1 Driver either when they grow up or in a future life! It’s your chance to try top of the range F1 Simulators on some of the most iconic tracks in the Grand Prix. The cars are completed with movement simulating braking, accelerating and the full force of being thrown around corners.
If that wasn’t enough fun, you’ll also be on the grid with 9 other drivers racing together to reach the top of the leaderboard. Professional racing drivers actually use these simulators to test out their skills on tracks before racing them, so you’ll be closer than ever to achieving your F1 dream!
4. Thorpe Lakes Aquapark, Chertsey
Thorpe Lakes, Thorpe Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PH.
Thorpe Lakes Aquapark is an inflatable, on the water assault course that features slides, hurdles, monkey bars and more. This is one of the more unique things to do in Surrey as a family as it’s accessible to both adults and children with age appropriate times staggered throughout the day. There is wet suit hire on site if needed and life jackets come as part of your ticket. The Aquapark is a short journey from the M25 and both Heathrow & Gatwick. It’s right next to right next to Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey.
5. Skywalk Adventure, Esher
Sandown Sports, More Ln, Esher KT10 8AN.
Skywalk Adventure in Esher is one of the more unique ways to see the Surrey landscape! On a tree top course, you can run along the rickety bridges in the canopy or do barrel crawls, tyre swings and ziplining.
Skywalk Adventure is one of the things to do in Surrey with your family as they cater for all abilities; there are two courses of varying difficulty and height.
6. Team Sport Karting, Farnborough
28 Invincible Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7QU.
Team Sport Karting in Farnborough is just on the North East Hampshire and Surrey border and is one of the things to do in Surrey for a competitive group of friends or family alike. For children of all ages (even 30yrs+ children!) can take a go-kart and zip around the Team Sport track which covers two levels with exhilarating slopes and hairpin bends.
Get kitted out in your racing colours and pick a helmet before you set out on the course, then get a chance to take your winning photo stood on the podium before getting a bite to eat in their café just opposite the track.
7. Thorpe Park, Chertsey
THORPE PARK Resort, Staines Rd, Chertsey KT16 8PN.
Surely THORPE PARK Resort needs no introduction as it’s one of the things to do in Surrey on everyone’s list! If you’ve got no fear then Stealth is a must ride rollercoaster boasting a top speed of 80mph in 1.9 seconds – you can see it’s completely vertical track for miles around.
If you’re looking for something more chilled out, then Thorpe Park in 2018 were celebrating the Year Of The Walking Dead and introduced a whole new ride based on the popular TV show on FOX.
There are 30 rides and attractions (including the park favourites Nemesis Inferno, Colossus and SAW) making Thorpe Park a day out to remember.
8. Containment Escape Rooms, Guildford
Merrist Wood College, Holly Lane, Worplesdon, Guildford GU3 3PE.
It’s the new craze and one of the latest things to do in Surrey, Containment Escape Rooms in Guildford. There are 3 mind boggling escape games on offer in the grounds of Merrist Wood College just outside Worplesdon.
Choose between solving The Bomb, The Lab or The Sub themed games. Then you and your group are locked in for 60 minutes and in order to beat the live escape game you must solve cryptic clues and physical challenges to get the key!
9. Windsor Duck Tours
Opposite Theatre Royal Windsor, 32 Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PS.
30 Minutes from Guildford is the beautiful town of Windsor, despite it being just inside Berkshire it is well worth the visit. If you are spending the day there and want to see both the picturesque River Thames and the famous Windsor Castle which played host to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding in 2018, then there’s only one thing to do – go on a Windsor Duck Tour.
Theses bright yellow buses are amphibious so after a historical tour of the roads, you drive straight into the River Thames to see the centre of Windsor and the castle from the water.
10. Farnborough Bowl
Westmead, Farnborough GU14 7LD.
If you’re looking for things to do in Surrey with the kids then Bowling is a must. Farnborough Bowl is just on the North East Hampshire border and can be found in Farnborough Leisure Centre. You can spend your time trying to get a strike, then pick up some food from their café and then try your hand at the arcade games including Air Hockey.
11. Legoland Windsor Resort
Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY.
You will not need a lot of convincing to go to Legoland Resort Windsor, one of the most popular things to do in Surrey. It’s not all roller coasters and rides, you can also visit their Splash Zone, their Lego Waterpark. It’s also well worth a look around their Mini Land; you can see every major global landmark built in Lego from including the Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House and the UK Houses of Parliament.
In July 2018, Legoland Resort Windsor had their Summer of Fun complete with outdoor Lego building, a huge sandpit and a stage full of entertainment.
12. Sandown Ski, Esher
Sandown Sports, More Ln, Esher KT10 8AN.
If you’re planning a day at Skywalk Adventure in Esher, you can also enjoy their second attraction Sandown Ski, making this one of the must do things in Surrey. On the ground below the tree line course, you can get used to the slopes.
There are two main runs, the largest with a challenging corner or a more beginner one if you’re just getting used to things! There’s also a large bar and café for your food and drink.
13. Hever Hotel, Edenbridge
Hever Rd, Edenbridge TN8 7NP.
Hever Hotel in Edenbridge is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Surrey/Kent border and just along from Anne Boleyn’s iconic Hever Castle which is also well worth a visit.
Only minutes away from the M25, the hotel boasts cosy rooms in a tudor style setting and is right next to the 27 hole Hever Golf Course. The hotel has large conference spaces and is also used as a wedding venue. If you’re a keen golfer this is one of the top things to do in Surrey.
14. Aldershot Lido
Aldershot Lido, Guildford Road, Aldershot, GU12 4BP.
Right in the middle of Aldershot and just over the North East Hampshire border, the Aldershot Lido is one of the main things to do in Surrey in the Summer.
When the sun is out, grab your towel and claim your patch on grass and go for a day swimming, going on the slides and get an ice cream or a bowl of chips in one of the concessions stands.
15. Pennyhill Park, Bagshot
London Rd, Bagshot GU19 5EU.
Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa is a luxury retreat set in 123 acres of the Surrey countryside. They offer an award-winning spa, Michelin star and brasserie dining. With unmissable membership packages, you can make the most of their 45,000 sq. ft of facilities including pools, nail bar, hot tubs and 23 soothing treatments.
Relaxation spot to the stars and Surrey’s most profitable, Pennyhill Park is stand out location that you cannot miss out on if you are looking for things to do in Surrey.
16. Let’s Golf, Horley
59-61 Brighton Rd, Horley RH6 7HJ.
Let’s Golf in Horley is ones of the best things to do in Surrey if you want to perfect your golf swing on some of the best courses across the world in the virtual HD simulator. Pick from 22 courses and get advice from their professionals that you can use next time you’re playing the real thing!
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