Top local listings for January events in Surrey that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families!

Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do. You can add to our list of January events in Surrey by visiting our Add Event page.

January Events in Surrey

Family Ghost Tour at Hampton Court Palace
Sun 1 Jan 2017, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
Join us for a 1¼ – 1½ hours evening walking tour hearing stories of ghostly apparitions and paranormal activity at Hampton Court Palace. Minimum age 8 years.
www.hrp.org.uk
Cost: Adult £14.00, Children (aged 8 to 14 years) £7.00

Storytelling for Under 5s at the Lightbox
Tue 3 January 2017, 11.00am – 11.40am
Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA
Join the Lightbox for some stories, rhymes and hands-on creative fun. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at Reception from 10.30am on the day. No booking required.
www.thelightbox.org.uk
Cost: Free Entry, with a suggested donation of £2

Museum Monkeys at Chertsey Museum
Fri 6 Jan 2017, 9.30am – 11.00am
The Cedars, 33 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8AT
Join Charlie the Chimp for singing, stories and crafts Under 5s (must be booked in advance)
www.chertseymuseum.org.uk
Cost: £5.00 per child, additional sibling £2.50 (1-5 year olds), 50p discount for Friends of Chertsey Museum, Siblings under 1 are FREE

15 Minutes of Fun at Chertsey Museum
Sat 7 Jan 2017, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
The Cedars, 33 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8AT
Free family craft activities. Join the museum for their monthly family drop-in craft activity. This month they’re making ‘fire breathing’ dragons!
www.chertseymuseum.org.uk
Cost: FREE and you don’t need to book just come along and join in!

Mini Aces Under 5s Club at Brooklands Museum
Thurs 12 Jan 2017, 10.30am – 12.15pm
Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN
Mini Aces club brings the Museum to life through stories, craft, song and dance. With a focus on different objects, stories and exhibits each month, children will discover the treasures we have in our collection and build self-confidence in a new and exciting environment. Please book in advance, sessions are limited to 10 children max
www.brooklandsmuseum.com
Cost: Each session costs £2.00 per child, normal museum admission charges apply

Painting for Under 5s at the Lightbox
Fri 13 January 2017, 11.00am – 11.45am
Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA
Dress for mess and join the Lightbox for some painting fun. All materials included. Advance booking required. Refunds will only be given up to 14 days prior to the event.
www.thelightbox.org.uk
Cost: £3 per child. Accompanying adult goes free

Classical Babies Concert in Teddingham
Fri 13 January 2017, starts 11.00am
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11 9NN
In the first Teddington concert of 2017, contemporary trio, Trifarious, will wow both adults and babies alike with their brand new music – hot off the press! Concert lasts 40-45 minutes with a ‘Come & Try’ session afterwards to have a go on the drum kit and the piano! Healthy snacks provided and have a hot drink on them from the coffee shop! Baby-changing and buggy access available.
www.classicalbabies.com
Cost: Adults £10 on the door (please bring cash!). Babies & children FREE!

Butterflies in the Glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley
Sat 13 Jan – Sun 5 March 2017, 10am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) & 9am – 8pm (Sat – Sun & Bank Holidays)
Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB
Learn about the fascinating lifecycle of a butterfly, get up close to caterpillars, and use microscopes to look at the beautiful wings in our interactive Education Zone.
www.rhs.org.uk
Cost: Normal garden entry applies – tickets from £5.85

Wild Families at Newlands Corner
Sat 14 Jan 2017, 10.00am – 12.30pm
Newlands Corner Visitor Centre, Newlands Corner, Shere Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8SE
A fun session for the whole family! Games, crafts and activities for all to participate in and get engaged with nature. Activity pack to take home included.
www.surreywildlifetrust.org
Cost: £5 per person. Babes in arms FREE

Bourne Hall Museum Club
Sat 14 Jan 2017, 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1UF
The Club for young people 8+ who love history. The club usually meets the second Saturday of the month at Bourne Hall (see website for details). Cover all periods of history from the dawn of the Stone Age to the Home Front and WW2.
www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk
Cost: £5 per child per meeting

Children’s Crafty Cinema at Borough Hall
Sat 14 Jan 2017, from 2.00pm
Godalming Borough Hall, Bridge St, Godalming GU7 1HR
Take part in Farnham Malting’s pop-up craft before being immerse in Pete’s world. The pop-up craft workshops, brought to you by Farnham Maltings, will be based on that month’s film and kick off at 2pm. The film will screen from 3-5pm.
www.waverley.gov.uk
Cost: Crafts £2, film £3

Guildford (Merrow) Mum2mum Market
Sun 15 Jan 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
St Peter’s Catholic School, Horseshoe Lane East, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2TN
The nationally acclaimed, award winning, mum2mum market nearly new baby and children’s market event is back! Nearly new ‘almost everything’ – maternity, baby and kiddies (up to around aged 6) will be on sale.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: Adults £2, Children FREE

Children’s Concert at G Live, Guildford
Mon 16 Jan 2017, 10.45am & 1.30pm
London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2AA
2017 will be the twenty-third anniversary of the very first Children’s Concert. Sometimes there is the opportunity for children to conduct the orchestra, play some extra percussion and even dance the Can-Can on stage! A colourful narrator leads the children through a wonderful hour of music ensuring everyone has a highly memorable time.
glive.co.uk/Online
Cost: Tickets £4.50

Storytelling for Under 5s at the Lightbox
Tue 17 January 2017, 11.00am – 11.40am
Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA
Join the Lightbox for some stories, rhymes and hands-on creative fun. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at Reception from 10.30am on the day. No booking required.
www.thelightbox.org.uk
Cost: Free Entry, with a suggested donation of £2

The First Hippo on the Moon at G Live, Guildford
Tue 17 Jan – 19 Jan 2017, various times
London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2AA
Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? From the bonkers brain of David Walliams; the fastest-growing children’s author in the UK who has taken the literary world by storm! Suitable for ages 3+.
glive.co.uk/Online
Cost: Tickets £15.50, Groups of 8+: £12.00, G Live Friends save £2.50

Cinderella at Epsom Playhouse
Wed 18 Jan – Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7.30pm (and 2.30pm on Sat)
Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5AL
Featuring a cast of local talented performers from the Surrey and surrounding areas, professional and non-professional.
www.youtheatre.co.uk
Cost: Tickets £10.00 – £18.00

Magical Lantern Festival
Thur 19 Jan – Sun 29 Jan 2017
Chiswick, London W4 2RP
The Magical Lantern Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. Illuminating outdoor installations of beautifully sculpted lanterns taking various forms. The entertainment area adds another dimension to the experience with an international range of food and beverage vendors, festival merchandise, a 30-metre synthetic ice-rink, 3D lantern photo opportunities, virtual reality gaming experience, Chinese bamboo lantern riddles and a mini funfair and games.
www.chgt.org.uk
Cost: Tickets from £12.50

Museum Monkeys at Chertsey Museum
Fri 20 Jan 2017, 9.30am – 11.00am
The Cedars, 33 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8AT
Join Charlie the Chimp for singing, stories and crafts Under 5s (must be booked in advance)
www.chertseymuseum.org.uk
Cost: £5.00 per child, additional sibling £2.50 (1-5 year olds), 50p discount for Friends of Chertsey Museum, Siblings under 1 are FREE

Family Saturdays at Dorking Museum
Sat 21 Jan 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
The Old Foundry, 62, West Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BS
Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. These afternoons are ideal for families with children up to the age of 10. We ask parents to stay with your children whilst you discover fascinating things in the Museum or learn something new about our town. There is no need to pre-book; just arrive at the Museum anytime between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. All materials will be provided for you and your family.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: Normal museum admission applies (£2 adults, £1 5-18 years, under 5s FREE)

Comedy Club 4 Kids at G Live, Guildford
Sat 21 Jan 2017, 3.00pm
London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2AA
Do you love comedy at G Live? Then bring the family! The Comedy Club 4 Kids give you cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old. We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits! Suitable for ages 6-11 years and their grown-ups. This show is presented in the G Live Bellerby Studio.
glive.co.uk/Online
Cost: Tickets £10.50, Family Offer £33.00 (4 people, min. 1 adult)

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at G Live, Guildford
Tue 24 Jan – Sat 28 Jan 2017, various times
London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2AA
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph (Joe McElderry), his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
glive.co.uk/Online
Cost: Tickets from £17.50 to £39.00

Saturday Science Club
Sat 28 Jan and 4, 11, 18 Feb 2017, 10.30am – 1.00pm
Cars and Robots Workshop – Suitable for 11-16 year olds
Want to learn how to programme Robots and build cars? Sign up for this Saturday Science workshop, running for FOUR Saturdays. These workshops will be taught by David Kempton, expert Computer Programmer and STEM Ambassador with Reading University. This is a 4 week Course, limited to 12 children, so book early to avoid missing out! To book phone 01932 857381 ext 257 or email oliviafrench@brooklandsmuseum.com
www.brooklandsmuseum.com
Cost: Price per child for ALL FOUR Saturday Workshops is £100 (£90 for children whose household has a Family/Club Level Membership).

Reigate Mum2mum Market
Sat 28 Jan 2017, 11.00am – 1.00pm
St Marks church hall Alma Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 ODA
The nationally acclaimed, award winning, mum2mum market nearly new baby and children’s market event is back! Nearly new ‘almost everything’ – maternity, baby and kiddies (up to around aged 6) will be on sale.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: Adults £2, Children FREE

Bad Guys at G Live, Guildford
Sat 28 Jan 2017, 11.30am – 2.30pm
London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2AA
Join Comedy Club 4 Kids & CBeebies Spot Bots stars the Three Half Pints as they trip and stumble their way through a brand new comic misadventure, packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and accidental derring do! Suitable for families with children aged 5 – 11 years.
glive.co.uk/Online
Cost: Tickets £10.50, Family Offer £33.00 (4 people, min. 1 adult)

Cobham Mum2mum Market
Sun 29 Jan 2017, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LU
The nationally acclaimed, award winning, mum2mum market nearly new baby and children’s market event is back! Nearly new ‘almost everything’ – maternity, baby and kiddies (up to around aged 6) will be on sale.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: Adults £2, Children FREE

Storytelling for Under 5s at the Lightbox
Tue 31 January 2017, 11.00am – 11.40am
Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA
Join the Lightbox for some stories, rhymes and hands-on creative fun. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at Reception from 10.30am on the day. No booking required.
www.thelightbox.org.uk
Cost: Free Entry, with a suggested donation of £2