Find Outdoor Play Spaces and Parks in Surrey in our comprehensive directory, including their locations, facilities and main attractions for families.
From large outdoor spaces and parkland to waterways, playgrounds, woodland and mazes, there’s lots of wonderful greenspace to discover in Surrey.


Outdoor Play Spaces and Parks in Surrey


Aldershot Park
End of Guildford Road, Aldershot, Surrey, GU12 4BP
Aldershot Park is a large open recreation ground with several sports pitches as well as playground facilities. Both the River Blackwater and the Blackwater Valley Path pass along the southern end of the site. The park is owned and managed by Rushmoor Borough Council.


Alexandra Recreation Ground
Alexandra Dr, Surbiton KT5 9AA
Alexandra Recreation Ground is situated in the southern half of the Borough about a quarter of a mile from Epsom town centre. Activities and facilities include the following: children’s playground, teenage play area, sports courts snd pitches, changing facilities and a room for hire.


Ashtead Park (Surrey Wildlife Trust)
East of Ashtead village and immediately south of the main Epsom Road, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 1LE
The area of woodland was once part of the original park belonging to the manor house of Ashtead. The present park was laid out and enclosed in the latter part of the 17th century. Part of the original park now forms the grounds of the City of London Freeman’s School, whilst the public open space is bounded by Rookery Hill, Farm Lane and the main Epsom Road. Car park located at the end of the drive through the main entrance, off A24 Ashtead.


Betchworth Quarry & Lime Kilns (Surrey Wildlife Trust)  
The Coombe, Betchworth, Surrey, RH3 7BU
Betchworth Quarry is within the Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It is set within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and part of the North Downs.


Blindley Heath Common (Surrey Wildlife Trust)
Tandridge Lane, Godstone, Surrey, RH7 6LL
One of the best known examples of relict damp grassland on Weald clay in Surrey.


Bookham Commons          
Church Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3LT
Ancient commons, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with grassland plains, mighty oak woods and serene ponds
01306 887485


Box Hill (National Trust)                    
Old Fort, Box Hill Road, Box Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7LB
Box Hill’s woodlands are a magical world of scents and colours; marvel as the seasons change, look for birds and mammals who call this place home and let your children explore the wonders of nature’s playground. Head to the shepherd’s hut to borrow a tracker pack or kite. Take a stroll around Box Hill Fort or join in with some great activities and events.
01306 885502

The British Wildlife Centre       
Eastbourne Road (A22), Newchapel, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6LF
The British Wildlife Centre is a peaceful, relaxing place to see and learn about Britain’s wonderful native wildlife – from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer.
01342 834658


Brooklands Community Park in Elmbridge
Sopwith Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0YU
Beautiful riverside walks, picturesque landscaping and open parkland – perfect for picnics and walking. Play area, multi court, skateboard park, BMX Tracks, and play equipment with picnic area.
01372 474474


Churchfields Recreation Ground                 
Churchfield Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0DB
A large park in Weybridge town centre. The park equipment is suitable for all ages of children. Play area, paddling pool, sports courts and wildflower meadow.
01372 474474


Claremont Landscape Garden      
Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9LG
Claremont is a beautiful garden surrounding a small lake and featuring an unusual grass amphitheatre. Discover all the hidden surprises around the garden. Relax by the lake, build a den, take a peek inside the Thatched Cottage, run off steam in our play area and so much more.
01372 467806


Denbies Hillside                  
Ranmore Common Road, Nr Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6SR
Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views. Denbies Hillside is a great place to run around, explore and enjoy the great outdoors. With fantastic picnic spots, wonderful walks and great nature-based activities, there’s something here for all the family to enjoy.
01306 887485


Farnham Park
Farnham Town Centre, Surrey GU9 0AU
Farnham Park, with green flag status, is a medieval deer park within walking distance of Farnham town centre. The park is managed for wildlife and recreation and provides: a large adventure playground (new in 2015), a toddlers play area, cafe, trim trail, football pitches, 9 hold golf course, and cricket club.


Frimley Lodge Park
Frimley Lodge Park, Sturt Road, Frimley Green, Camberley Surrey GU16 6HY
Frimley Lodge Park is a 24 hectare site that boasts a range of facilities for all ages and hosts events for all the family including lots of open space and woodland, picnic areas, two children’s playgrounds, a trim trail, miniature railway and meadows. There are also football, cricket pitches and a pitch and putt available to hire.
01276 707100


Gatton Park
Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0TD
Gatton Park is the core 260 acres of the Gatton estate and is made up of lovingly restored gardens and parkland. There is something to see and do throughout the year from the stunning displays of snowdrops in the spring to autumn walks in the parkland. We offer a wide range of events and educational programmes for people of all ages and abilities.
01737 649 068


Hatchlands Park (National Trust)
East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT
The 400 acres of the Hatchlands Park estate is a great place to explore. There are six waymarked walks taking in parkland, woodland and wild flower meadows. And the highlights of the year are the brilliant bluebells and autumn colour.
01483 222482


Horton Country Park
Epsom, Surrey KT19 8PL
Horton Country Park is 400 acres in size and its recorded history of goes back to medieval times. Activities visitors to the reserve can enjoy include Walking, Cycling, Running, Dog Walking, Nature Watching, Events, Kite flying, Orienteering, Fruit Picking, Golf and many more.


Kew Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3JR
At 300 acres Kew must be a contender for the UK’s biggest adventure playground! There are plenty of fun things for kids to do from sliding down the giant plant tunnels in our unique indoor play zone, Climbers and Creepers, to exploring the underground world of the human-sized badger sett and climbing the Treetop Walkway for a birds-eye view of Kew.
020 8332 5655


Laleham Park (riverside)                  
Laleham, Staines, North Surrey
Free place to visit. Laleham Park has a river where ducks, geese and swans are always willing to help you part from your packets of bread. There is also a park full of the usual swings, slides etc with lots to do for the children, and an even bigger open park if you have dogs that you are willing to run free.


The Lammas Recreation Ground                  
Wraysbury Road and Church Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 4XZ
The park is located in a picturesque setting beside the Thames. Attractions include: mini golf, mini train (May to September – £1 per ride), playground, skatepark, splash park (May to September), tennis, and a youth shelter.
01784 446411


Lightwater Country Park
The Avenue, Lightwater, Surrey, GU18 5RG
Lightwater Country Park is situated on the edge of Lightwater Village and extends to 59 hectares. The Country Park is predominately heathland habitat, but there are also ponds, woodland, shrubs and lowland bog. These habitats offer the opportunity to observe a wide variety of wildlife, birds, mammals, plants and insects. Dog-friendly cafe and an adventure playground suitable for children aged from toddlers to twelve year olds.
01276 707100


Reigate Hill (National Trust)
Wray Lane, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0HX
This stretch of the North Downs is good walking country with flower-sprinkled grasslands and quiet shady woods. It is also a lovely spot for family picnics and games.
01372 220640


Runnymede Pleasure Grounds
Windsor Road, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AE
With large open grass areas and excellent frontage to the River Thames, Runnymede Pleasure Grounds is a lovely park and is popular all year round. Paddling pool, children’s park and amusements, public toilets, cafe, Magna Carta and John F Kennedy Memorials, pay and display parking.


The Sculpture Park
Jumps Rd, Churt, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2LH
The Sculpture Park is the most eclectic sculpture exhibition with over 300 renowned and emerging artists showcasing 600 modern and contemporary sculpture for sale. The artwork is available to buy throughout the year and collectors travel from all corners of the globe.
01428 605453


Sheepwalk Lake (Surrey Wildlife Trust)
Sheep Walk, Littleton, Nr Shepperton, Surrey, TW17 0AN
A haven for ducks, grebes and an abundance of other waterbirds. Look out for: kingfisher, heron, moorhen, coot, tufted duck, tern, great crested grebe, cormorant, robin, siskin, redpoll and long-tailed tit.
01483 795440 (head office)


Stoke Park
Nightingale Road, Guildford, GU1 1ER
Guildford’s largest park, which has retained its Green Flag Award winning status this year (for more information click the green flag), has plenty of beautiful open green space, a fully-equipped children’s playground (for children aged 4-8 years) and skate park. The park is packed full of activities to enjoy, including a paddling pool, boating pond and minigolf.


Surrey Hills National Park
Sites of interest across Surrey
This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers some of South East England’s most stunning and accessible countryside. Come and discover the grandeur and beauty of the Surrey Hills – Surrey’s National Park.
01372 220 647 / 07530 949302


Thorpe Hay Meadow (Surrey Wildlife Trust)
Thorpe, Surrey, TW20 8HD
Thorpe Hay Meadow is a small, five-sided meadow surrounded by ditches and hedges, lying on the alluvial gravels of the Thames flood plain, and thought to be the last surviving example of unimproved grassland on Thames Gravel in Surrey. Some 157 plant species have been recorded here and although it is probably most spectacular in June, there is something to be seen from March through to the end of the summer.


Victory Park       
Victory Park Road, Addlestone, Surrey
Attractions include: a dog-free playground, splash pool, playing field, tennis courts, two football pitches, a cricket square and floodlit skatepark.


Winkworth Arboretum (National Trust)
Follow winding footpaths and stumble upon lakes and wetlands at Winkworth Arboretum. A collection of more than 1,000 different shrubs and trees, immerse yourself in colour and nature. In the summer it is an ideal place for family days out and picnics.
01483 208477