Looking for May half term events in Surrey 2017 for kids and families? We put together an extensive lists of shows, days out, craft sessions, outdoor activities, fetes, fairs, and open days that’ll keep everyone entertained during the school holidays.

Here you’ll find lots of top things to do in Surrey and the surrounding areas. All of the half term events are listed according to date and time. You can add to our list of May events by visiting our Add Event page.

May Half Term Events in Surrey 2017

 

Events: Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June 2017

Toddler Saturdays at Surrey Heath Museum
Sat 27th May 2017, 10.30am-12.00pm
Knoll Road, Camberley, Gu15 3HH
Free drop-in fun and craft sessions for the under 5s. No need to book.
www.surreyheath.gov.uk
Cost: 50p suggested donation

Children’s Art Activities at Ham House
Sat 27th & Sun 28th May 2017, 12.00pm -4.00pm
Ham Street, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RS
Create a piece of art inspired by your visit to Ham House in the below stairs Education Room.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden
Cost: Activities are FREE but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

May Half-Term at Ham House
Sat 27th May – Sun 4th June 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Ham Street, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RS
Pick up a nature-themed trail at Visitor Reception and go on a hunt for animal tracks or create some wild art. Why not join us for a pick it, eat it, grow it workshop or play some outdoor games.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden
Cost: Activities are FREE but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

May Half-Term at Hatchlands Park
Sat 27th May – Sun 4th June 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT
This half-term get outside and get messy with activities and crafts from our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands-park
Cost: £2 per child, plus normal admission charges.

May Half-Term at RHS Garden Wisley
Sat 27th May – Sun 4th June 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB
Join us during May half term for a week of exciting free activities, including sow and grow workshops, and arts and crafts sessions that are all themed around the fascinating world of bugs and slugs!
www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley
Cost: Normal garden admission

Spring Spectacular at Bocketts Farm
Sat 27th May – Sun 4th June 2017, 10.00am-5.30pm
Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS
Meet lots of baby animals including lambs, goat kids, piglets and a shetland pony. Join in fun Circus Skills Workshops each day – learn juggling, plate spinning, diablo and more! Birds of Prey flying demonstrations (TUES – FRI only) at 12pm and 2pm.Pan for Gold at the Last Chance Mine and take home a souvenir medal (weather dependant). Full programme of farm activities including Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Pony Rides, Pig Racing and Tractor Rides.
www.bockettsfarm.co.uk
Cost: Adult £10.50, Children 3-17 years £10.95, Children 2 years £9.20, Under 2’s FREE

GoFest Family Festival at Surrey Sports Park
Sun 28th May 2017, 9.00am – 8.00pm
University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Rd, Guildford GU2 7AD
GoFest is all about choice, a fantastic opportunity for all abilities and ages to receive some top quality family friendly coaching in small groups and “have a go” at a huge variety of sports, dance classes and healthy activities. It’s “where activity unites families” and above all, it’s about having a ton of fun together…..we hope you love it!
www.gofest.co.uk
Cost: Adult tickets from £29.00; Child tickets from £15.00; Family tickets (4 people) from £59.50 on Sunday; Under 4s go FREE

Sunday Drop-In Sessions at the Watts Gallery, Artists’ Village
Sun 28th May 2017, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ
Make art and crafts in the Learning Studio, explore the Victorians with our 10 Things to Find trail and 5 Things for Under 5s tactile bag and play in the enchanted woodlands.  Enjoy our family friendly site with free parking, baby change facilities and children’s menu in the Tea Shop.
www.wattsgallery.org.uk
Cost: £9.50 adults, 16 & under FREE

Pony Rides at Hatchlands Park
Sun 28th May 2017, 12.00pm-3.00pm
East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT
Pony rides for children. A truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. Children are led on a 3-5 minute ride, suitable for 2-11 year olds.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands-park
Cost: £3, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

GoFest Family Festival at Surrey Sports Park
Mon 29th May 2017, 9.00am – 5.45pm
University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Rd, Guildford GU2 7AD
GoFest is all about choice, a fantastic opportunity for all abilities and ages to receive some top quality family friendly coaching in small groups and “have a go” at a huge variety of sports, dance classes and healthy activities. It’s “where activity unites families” and above all, it’s about having a ton of fun together…..we hope you love it!
www.gofest.co.uk
Cost: Adult tickets from £22.00; Child tickets from £14.00; Family tickets (4 people) from £55.00 on Sunday; Under 4s go FREE

Have A Go Archery at Hatchlands Park
Mon 29th May 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT
Think you’re the next Robin Hood? Exciting, safe archery classes for ages six and above with H&H Archery
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands-park
Cost: £2 for 6 arrows, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Pony Rides at Hatchlands Park
Mon 29th May 2017, 12.00pm-3.00pm
East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT
Pony rides for children. A truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. Children are led on a 3-5 minute ride, suitable for 2-11 year olds.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands-park
Cost: £3, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Bush Craft Workshops at Godstone Farm
Mon 29th May – Fri 2nd June 2017, 10.00am-6.00pm
Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone RH9 8LX
We are so excited to be transforming the woods into our very own bushcraft wonderland with three fantastic workshops to choose from between Monday and Friday of May Half Term to get your teeth stuck into and learn something new!
godstonefarm.co.uk
Cost: 1 Adult & 1 child £6.50, 1 Adult & 2 Children £9.75, 1 Adult & 3 Children £13.00, Additional Adults £3.25

Create & Grow Summer Half Term at Squires Garden Centres
Mon 29th May – Fri 2 June 2017,  10.00am-4.00pm
Badshot Lea – Cobham  – Hersham – Long Ditton – Milford – Reigate – Shepperton – Stanmore – Twickenham – West Horsley – Windsor – Woking
Plant a fruit & vegetable box with us this summer half term! We also have a FREE veggie hunt activity for you to take part in where you will receive a sticker and a chance to win a prize. Just drop in.
www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk
Cost: £5.50 per box of three plants

Half Term at Morden Hall Park
Mon 29th May 2017 – Fri 2nd June 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 5JD
Join us at Morden Hall Park for a gardening-mad May half-term. Imagine yourself Head Gardener for the day as you follow our trail and make a gardening kit to take home. Great for all ages but ideal for over 3s. No booking required.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/morden-hall-park
Cost: £4 per child

Jack and The Beanstalks at Painshill
Tues 30th May 2017, 11.30am – 12.30pm & 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE
Join the Garlic Puppet Theatre in the picturesque setting of the large Walled Garden at Painshill for a charming rendition of our favourite fairy tale classic, Jack and the Beanstalk.
www.painshill.co.uk
Cost: Adult £12, Children £12, Adult Members £10, Child Members £10, Under 6 months FREE

Pebble Art at the Lightbox
Tues 30th May 2017, 1.30pm-3.00pm
Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA
Design and arrange your own pebble art picture that combines stones, wood and various other natural and man-made materials
www.thelightbox.org.uk
Cost: £8 per child. Accompanying adult goes free

Merrydown at Hobbledown
Tues 30th May – Thurs 1st June 2017, 9.00am-7.00pm
Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey KT198PT
Merrydown is back this 2017 and promises to be bigger and muckier than ever! Attractions will include a Slip ‘n Slide ride, Bubble Workshop, Quad Bungee, Glime Pass tournament, Maze Runner match, eating competitions, various challenges and glime galore!  For the younger children there will also be Mucky Play and our Creation Station.
www.hobbledown.com
Cost: Hobblings (age 2+) £17.00; Scholars (age 18+) £16.00; Professors (adults 65+) £10.50; Special Hobblings and Scholars (registered disabled, includes 1 carer free) £10.50.

Pirate Week at Birdworld
Tues 30th May – Fri 2nd June 2017, 10.00am-6.00pm
Holt Pound, Farnham GU10 4LD
Birdworld joins in with zoos right across the country to celebrate your local zoo. Throughout the period we will be holding additional tours and demonstrations in all of our animal departments plus and arts and crafts.
birdworld.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission prices apply

Terracotta Flowers & Birds at the Watts Gallery, Artists’ Village
Tues 30th May – Fri 2nd June 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm or 2.00pm-4.00pm
Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ
Age 5+. Hear how Victorian children helped Mary Watts to decorate Watts Chapel before experimenting with terracotta design and making your own terracotta flowers and birds. Free Family Trails for all ages also available.
www.wattsgallery.org.uk
Cost: £9.50

Stand and Deliver! Highwaymen Tales – Free Drop In Family Activities at Surrey History Centre
Tues 30th May – Sat 3rd June 2017, 9.30am-4.00pm
130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
Join us at the Surrey History Centre as we explore the lives of highwaymen and women and get creative with our free arts and crafts family drop in activities. Make a highwayman’s hat and mask, come up with your own highwayman name, search for highwayman words in our quiz and much more!
www.surreycc.gov.uk
Cost: FREE

Flora & Fauna at the Watts Gallery, Artists’ Village
Tues 30th May – Sun 4th June 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ
Help the Wattses’ Estate Manager and Gardener George Andrews plant flowers for the summer.  Paint a flower pot and make a bird spinner to take home.
www.wattsgallery.org.uk
Cost: £9.50 adults, 16 & under FREE

Half Term Forest School at Little Rays Forest School
Weds 31st May 2017, 10.00am – 3.00pm
Watts Gallery -Artists’ Village, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, GU3 1DQ
Forest School is a unique way of building, self-esteem, independence and a positive attitude towards learning, as children explore and experience the natural world.
www.littlerays.co.uk
Cost: £30 per child

Spring Flowers at the Lightbox
Weds 31st May 2017, 1.30pm-3.00pm
Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA
Put a spring in your step and make your own bright flowers using patterned and plain paper from our selection.
www.thelightbox.org.uk
Cost: £2 per child. Accompanying adult goes free

Creative Engineering for Half Term at Shalford Mill
Weds 31st May & Sun 4th June 2017, 11.00am – 4.15pm
Shalford, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8BS
Challenge your engineering skills and imagination by making windmills and watermills from everyday items we have collected for you to experiment with and test your ingenuity. See if we can make explosions from flour?
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/shalford-mill
Cost:£2.00 per child, plus normal admission charges

Shells the Museum at Haslemere Educational Museum
Thurs 1st June 2017 – 11.00am-3.00pm
78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA
Come and Marvel at the Museum’s shell handling collection, learn about how shells have been used in the past and then enjoy shell related crafts, including making your own shell creature and a place for it to live.
www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk
Cost: Members £2, Non-members £4. No need to book

Paper Bird Sculptures (8 – 11 year olds) at the Lightbox
Thurs 1st June 2017, 1.00pm
Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA
Using patterned paper and 3D collaging techniques, you will be able to assemble a bird sculpture worthy of its own branch.   Advance booking required. All materials included, but don’t forget to bring something to take your project home in.
www.thelightbox.org.uk
Cost: £8 per child. Accompanying adult goes free

Nature Week Family Fun Afternoon at the Lightbox
Fri 2nd June 2017, 1.30pm-4.00pm
Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA
Celebrate the end of May half term with us at this specially-themed free Nature Week Family Fun Afternoon. Baby Owl making from 1.30pm – 4.00pm.   Face painting from 2.00pm-4.00pm. Suitable for children aged 4+ but all ages are welcome. Younger children may need a bit of adult help and all children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials included. Please note that you may have to wait if the Education Studio is full.
www.thelightbox.org.uk
Cost: Free. Suggested donation £2

Messy Play Guildford Spectrum
Sat 3rd June 2017, 10.30am-11.30am & 2.00pm-3.00pm
Parkway, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1UP
We’re seeing yellow! Bring your messy minions to one of the most anticipated parties of the year…it’s Despicable Mess! The mess factory will be full of fun sensory activities including custard pies, banana delight, freeze ray and squid launcher. The event is suitable for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old. What makes us special is everyone is welcome to join in including older siblings up to the age of 10, who can participate in the Big Kids Create & Make Corner which include Arts, Crafts and Junk modelling activities to keep them busy!
www.messarounduk.com
Cost: Single child (with two adults) £10, Sibling £5

Children’s Art Activities at Ham House
Sat 3rd & Sun 4th June 2017, 12.00pm -4.00pm
Ham Street, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RS
Create a piece of art inspired by your visit to Ham House in the below stairs Education Room.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden
Cost: Activities are FREE but normal admission charges apply for the venue.