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Did you know that Surrey produces some of the finest wine in the UK, is the location of the first World Craft town in the UK and is home to a motoring mecca? Surrey is often referred to as the garden of London,  just 16 miles from the capital and full of rolling green countryside, beautiful walking and cycling trails and the stunning Surrey Hills - Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty.  The most wooded county in England, the county is a creative, relaxing escape destination steeped in history, with historic market towns and an excellent range of attractions and places to go.

Places to visit in Surrey

For days out in Surrey, the diversity of what to do is mesmerizing – from the heathland and valley woodlands to the high empty commons that rise to the soaring outliers of the West Sussex Downs. The historic villages nestle peacefully in the stunning landscape alongside vibrant market towns, complemented at every turn by many of the South East’s best country pubs.

Discover things to do in Godalming, ancient market town situated on the picturesque River Wey, Farnham, Georgian town in the heart of the Surrey Hills, Haslemere, with its timbered and tilehung houses and cottages and other towns and villages of the county with our interactive map of Surrey.

Don't miss the chance to discover iconic Leith Hill or mystical Devils Punchbowl, explore the tranquil Frensham Ponds or breathtaking Newlands Corner or follow in the footsteps of olympic althetes at Box Hill, all part of the beautiful Surrey Hills. Walk alongside the River Thames in the north of the county or the River Wey and River Mole to the South or head explore all or part of long-distance walking trail the North Downs Way which runs from Farnham to Dover.

Things to do in Surrey this weekend

Many of Surrey's tourist attractions are open all year round, so find something to do today with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Why not browse our Surrey events guide to find out what's on today or further in advance.

Top 10 things to do in Surrey

Stay a little longer and take time and discover all that Surrey has to offer, from its artisan markets, local produce, award-winning wine, arts and crafts, views and wildlife, motoring history, parks and gardens and much much more.

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Surrey

For more information about Surrey, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on things to do and towns and villages within the county. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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  1. Leatherhead

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    Leatherhead

    Leatherhead is an historic market town, surrounded by outstanding countryside and is the gateway to the nationally important and beautiful Surrey Hills.

  2. Curated By Dapper & Suave

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    Luxury Shopping Experience

    Dorking

    Fashion - Lifestyle – Homewares

  3. Haslemere

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    Haslemere

    Haslemere is a quaint and charming market town, steeped in history and the perfect place to shop, dine or stay a while and explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.

  4. Birdworld

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Farnham

    Get ready for an enchanting family-friendly adventure at Birdworld, where visitors of all ages can embark on a delightful journey of discovery and fun! Home to over 2,000 feathered friends eagerly waiting to introduce you to their captivating lives,…

  5. Winkworth Arboretum

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    Garden

    Godalming

    Established in the twentieth century, this hillside arboretum has now been maintained by the National Trust for 60 years and has built up a collection of more than 1,000 different shrubs and trees, many of them rare.

  6. Visit Waverley

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    Rural Destinations

    Waverley, known for its rural charm, the Surrey Hills, its literary and artistic associations, film and TV links, located in the south west corner of Surrey, in South East England

  7. Cobham

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    Cobham

    Cobham is a community steeped in history. Or, perhaps more accurately, three communities – Church Cobham, Street Cobham and Downside – which is how Cobham began.

  8. Farncombe Boat House

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    Boat Trip

    Godalming

    Narrow boat hire plus rowing boats, punts and canoes. Riverside bistro.

  9. Seasons Café at Guildford Cathedral

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    Café

    Guildford

    The Menu in Seasons has something for everyone with hot and cold food available.  Whether you want to sit and have a leisurely lunch with friends and family or just grab and go.

  10. Cranleigh

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    Cranleigh

    Cranleigh, said to be one of the largest villages in England, is located in the borough of Waverley, between Guildford and Horsham.  Nestling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village is best known for its access to the Surrey Hills, a…

  11. AirHop Guildford

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    Trampolining

    Guildford

    Welcome to AirHop Guildford - ultimate bouncing fun for kids and big kids. Walk through the doors into a bounce enthusiast’s paradise - whether you’re 7 or 57, you’re guaranteed to leave with a big smile on your face. Jump into happy with your local…

  12. Museum of Farnham

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    Farnham

    An award-winning museum with displays interpreting the history of the Farnham area. Willmer House is an C18th town house with a delightful walled garden.

  13. New Ashgate Gallery

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    Arts Centre

    Farnham

    The New Ashgate Gallery curates more than 25 annual exhibitions and workshops of contemporary craft and fine art in the heart of Farnham, World Craft Town. It is a destination for high quality affordable contemporary arts and crafts by established…

  14. Farnham Maltings

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    Theatre

    Farnham

    Maltings offers a varied programme Including new and exciting theatre, comedy, workshops, festivals, cinema, music and even markets.

  15. Go Ape Alice Holt

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    Climbing / High Ropes

    Farnham

    Just 4 miles south of Farnham, and close to Guildford, you can find us in Alice Holt Forest, Surrey. We're just off the A325 - at a place called Bucks Horn Oak. Go Ape at Alice Holt boasts three high ropes experiences.

  16. Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial

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    Historic Site

    Egham

    This memorial overlooks the River Thames and commemorates by name over 20,000 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe, and who have no known graves.

  17. Godalming

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    Godalming

    Godalming is an ancient market and coaching town situated on the River Wey in Surrey with plenty of things to do nearby.

  18. British Wildlife Centre

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Lingfield

    The British Wildlife Centre is the best place to see and learn about Britain’s own wonderful wildlife, with over forty different species including deer, foxes, otters, badgers, pine martens and red squirrels.

  19. Chilworth Gunpower Mills

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    Industrial Archaeology

    Guildford

    Located in the village of Chilworth, this Gunpower Mill is one of the earliest examples of its kind in the country.

  20. Jewels Airport Transfers

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    Egham

    We already transport thousands of visitors in comfort to their destinations throughout the South East and also offer private taxi tours to many of the region’s fantastic attractions. We operate 24 hours a day / 365 days of the year.