Surrey School Holidays

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Life as a parent often revolves around school dates. So when is school out this year? Check out the Surrey school holiday term dates and find out! Once you’ve put those down in your diary, feel free to read our suggestions for the best attractions and things to do in Surrey this year. All ideas listed were proven to be popular with our readers last year, so you know other families love them too.

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Surrey School Holiday Dates 2023/24

  • Term Starts: 1st September 2023
  • Autumn Term: 1st September – 15th December 2023
  • October Half Term: 23rd October – 27th October 2023
  • Christmas Holidays: 15th December 2023 – 2nd January 2024
  • Spring Term: 2nd January – 28th March 2024
  • February Half Term: 12th February – 16th February 2024
  • Easter Holidays: 28th March – 15th April 2024
  • Summer Term: 14th April – 23rd July 2024
  • May Half Term: 27th May – 31stt May 2024
  • Summer Holidays Start: 23rd July 2024

Top Things to do in the Surrey School Holidays

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Godstone Farm, Godstone

A day at the farm is always fun, especially when it’s at Godstone Farm! Various creatures, big and small, live at the farm and are ready to meet you and your kids. From the donkeys to the alpacas, and from the chicken to the budgies – you’ll make animal friends from all over the world.

The farm also offers fun-packed outdoor and indoor play areas, plus a Dino Trail teeming with roaring dinosaurs. If you fancy taking your prehistoric adventure to the present, you can visit some of the dinosaurs’ closest relatives, including snakes, spiders, and bearded dragons.

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Farm Limited, Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone, RH9 8LX

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:45

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a wooden apparatus at hobbledown

Hobbledown, Epsom

Hobbledown is a place where fantasy and the real world intertwine. There your tiny book lovers will find themselves surrounded by the mythical world of Hobbledown, as the popular children’s book describes it. Don’t miss the chance to meet Sludgebucket, Tipp, Huck, the pesky Skibblers and many more of your favourite characters!

Adventure play is at the heart of Hobbledown with a high ropes course, giant outdoor wooden play areas, an indoor play barn, and even zorbing available! Make sure you spare enough time to meet all the animals and watch the amazing birds of prey in flight.

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Horton Ln, Epsom, KT19 8PT

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

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Thorpe Park, Chertsey

To fully enjoy the glorious Thorpe Park, you definitely need a full day, so what better time to plan your visit than the Surrey school holidays? If adrenaline is what you’re after, you’re in for a treat! From Stealth – one of Europe’s fastest coasters. To the UK’s only winged roller coaster – The Swarm! The park will excite even the bravest thrill seekers in the family!

Got younger kids too? Have fun with your little ones’ favourite feathered cartoon characters at Angry Birds Land. Plus you can dive into the excitement at Thorpe Park’s water attractions for some family-friendly fun. It’s the perfect place to splash around in the summer.

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Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday 10:00 – 17:00
Friday 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday 10:00 – 19:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

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Alice Holt Forest, Farnham

Kids nowadays don’t get to play in nature a lot, so why not use the Surrey school holidays to take a family trip to Alice Holt Forest? Explore the Timberline play trail. Face off with balance beams, slides, wobbly bridges and more fun challenges. The little ones will play around for hours on end! To make your day in the forest even more exciting, search for the famous Gruffalo sculptures and the wooden animal play structures.

The youngest members of your family will also enjoy the new Superworm Trail. Which will take them on a journey alongside the Superworm and friends through Alice Holt Forest! Fancy a more challenging activity? Scale the heights of the Go Ape Tree Top adventure!

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Bucks Horn Oak near, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LS

Opening Times

Monday - Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

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Frensham Great Pond, Churt

If you live in Surrey, you’re not exactly close to the seacoast. However, if you fancy a day at the beach, you won’t have to go further than Churt where you’ll find Frensham Great Pond. Wide, sandy patch, surrounding a beautiful lake you can dip into. It’s a wonderful place to immerse in the spirit of summer and top up your tan. So, grab your buckets and spades and let’s go!

If you’ve got time to come by Frensham Great Pond any time of the year, don’t hesitate! There are plenty of things to see and do even outside the summer months. You’ll find woodland trails, designated dog paths and lots more to explore nearby.

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Bucks Horn Oak near, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LS

Opening Times

Daylight Access

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Feeling better prepared to tackle the Surrey school holidays? We hope so! If you need any advice on how to prepare your kids for their first day of school, things to do in the October half-term or what to do this autumn – we have it all!

And if you need to know about school holidays in other locations across the UK, we have all the info for you below:

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