Attractions in Surrey

There are hundreds of great attractions to visit in Surrey, all guaranteed to offer a fantastic day out for everyone to enjoy.

Attractions the kids will love

Are you looking to entertain the kids and want to find family fun attractions? Enjoy a fun-filled day out to see and pet farm animals at Bocketts or Godstone Farm ; see British wildlife in natural settings at the British Wildlife Centre; discover the diverse species of birds at Birdworld, one of largest bird parks in the country; or book onto a Junior Animal Keeper Experience at Merrist Wood and spend the day learning how to look after all the different species of animals.

During the summer, a trip to the 1930’s Guildford Lido is a great day out for all the family. For all year-round fun, try the Guildford Spectrum with its indoor pool complex, Olympic-sized ice skating rink and bowling alleys. There are also good leisure centres to entertain the children in all the major towns. Enjoy exciting treetop adventures at Skywalk Adventure near Esher or Go Ape near Farnham.

Attractions for all to enjoy

Surrey is home to a number of National Trust properties for the whole family to visit and enjoy. Discover the county's rich heritage and history with a visit to one of our historic houses, each offering a unique glimpse of life in Surrey over the years. Surrey has been the play ground of Kings for centuries and so we have our fair share of castles like Guildford and Farnham to explore, as well as the famous Hampton Court Palace.  

Other internationally famous monuments include the ancient site of the sealing of the Magna Carta- the document that ended the absolute rules of kings and forms the basis of the American constitution. 

No visit to Surrey is complete without a visit to one of our many famous gardens. Starting with internationally renowned RHS Garden at Wisley to the many National Trust properties that show off the work of 18th century landscape designer “Capability” Brown, or the Victorian  designer Gertrude Jeykll.  

Gatton Park is a must for the spring with its wonderful display of snowdrops, while Winkworth Arboretum is famous for its stunning autumn colour displays. The romantic gardens at Painshill offer visitors changing landscapes around every corner whilst The Sculpture Park is an enchanting place to visit throughout the year.  

With paintballingtrampolining or a relaxing trip down the river, there is truly something for everyone.

Museums and Galleries that grab your attention

One of the best little gems in Surrey is the wonderful Watts Gallery - Artists' Village created by Victorian artist, George Frederic Watts, and the designer and artist Mary Watts. Today. it is once again a thriving artist’s village, that is well worth a visit, complete with a lovely cafe and gift shop.

For motoring enthusiasts, a visit to Surrey is not complete without a trip to Brooklands Museum. Sited at the world's first motor circuit, it houses a unique collection of historic cars, motorbikes and aircraft.

Days out in the Surrey countryside

One of the biggest attractions in Surrey is the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a specially protected area of countryside, similar to a National Park that runs right across the county from Farnham in the west to the border with Kent in the east. 

Running right across this landscape is the North Downs Way, a long-distance national path that is popular with walkers and hosts several marathon events throughout the year.

Other key attractions in the Surrey Hills include Leith Hill, with its famous 18th century Gothic tower, which is the highest point in Surrey at 965ft above sea level; Box Hill, which is best-known as the site of the infamous picnic in Jane Austen’s novel “Emma” and the most challenging section of the 2012 Olympic Cycle Race.

Sample award-winning Surrey drinks

Take time to experience the beautiful views and taste the award-winning English sparkling and still wines of the Surrey Hills vineyards, or take a tour of a brewery or distillery to learn more about the production process. 

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