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Things To Do in Surrey

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Did you know that Surrey produces the finest wine in the UK and is home to a motoring mecca?

Located just 16 miles from London, the county of Surrey is an inspiring green and relaxing escape destination steeped in history, with 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. 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 Guildford, Farnham, Dorking and other towns and villages of the county with our interactive map of Surrey.

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. Or 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

If you're looking to be actively entertained or coming to soak up the breathtaking sights, Surrey provides the perfect place for all this in a fun day out. Start planning your short break in Surrey today.

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. Guildford

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    Guildford

    Guildford is a vibrant historic town, set in the rolling hills of the Surrey countryside. Its location and excellent transport links mean that Guildford has welcomed travellers for centuries.

  2. 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.

  3. Epsom

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    Epsom

    Epsom is a surprisingly green market town on the outskirts of London in Surrey. Find towns & places to visit nearby with tourist information & attractions

  4. Black Down

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    Natural Feature

    Haslemere


    The highest point in the South Downs National Park

    Black Down in West Sussex is a landscape of wavy hair grass, purple heather and pine trees, where you can still get a true sense of 'wild'.

    The views have inspired many for years and none so...

  5. Busbridge Lakes Ornamental Waterfowl and Gardens

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    Garden

    Godalming

    Visitors to Busbridge Lakes can see over 1000 birds, mainly ornamental waterfowl, pheasants and parkland birds. Within the 40 acres are 3 lakes, rare trees and nature trails.

  6. Esher

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    Esher

    A historic town close to London, Esher is surrounded by green space.

  7. Lingfield

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    Lingfield

    The ancient parish of Lingfield in south east Surrey is known to have existed at the time of the Domesday book. Find a map, things to do and nearby events

  8. Silent Pool Distillers

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    Distillery

    GUILDFORD

    Silent Pool Distillers is an artisan distillery located on the Albury Estate, nestled at the foot of the Surrey Hills. With an authentic approach to distilling, their expert distillers have created a delectable portfolio of spirits including gins,...

  9. The Surrey Hills

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    The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a nationally treasured landscape. It is rich in wildlife, woodland, attractive market towns and villages.

  10. The Homewood

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    Historic House / Palace

    Esher

    Come visit this well-preserved 20th-century Modernist house and garden.

  11. The Undercroft

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    Historic Site

    Guildford

    The medieval Undercroft on Guildford High Street is one of the finest examples in the country.

  12. 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.

  13. Kingswood

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    Reigate and Banstead, Kingswood

    Set in the heart of the Borough of Reigate and Barstead on the North Downs, Kingswood has an interesting heritage side to it.

  14. Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punchbowl

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    Viewpoint

    Hindhead

    Open the gate and step into a colourful mosaic of purple, greens and gold. All is quiet apart from the sounds of nature. Visit and discover why Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punchbowl is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

  15. Alice Holt Forest

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    Country / Royal Park

    Farnham

    Once famous for its oak trees which supplied timber for navy ships, Alice Holt is managed by the Forestry Commission and is a centre for a host of exciting outdoor activities in a beautiful woodland setting.

  16. Limpsfield Common

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    Oxted

    Ancient common on the Greensand Ridge where time comes home to sleep
    Limpsfield Common was used by commoners for grazing their animals and collecting stone and firewood. Now, with its extensive network of footpaths and bridleways through patches of...

  17. Polesden Lacey

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    Historic House / Palace

    Dorking

    This country retreat, with glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside waiting to be explored, was home to famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time.

  18. Wild Wood Adventure

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Guildford

    The UK’s most exciting treetop adventure, zipwire, high ropes and team building for children, for
    adults, for parties, for groups. . . for everyone!

  19. Reigate Hill and Gatton Park

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    Historic Site

    Reigate


    Spectacular escarpment with sweeping views across the Weald

    This stretch of the North Downs is good walking country with flower-sprinkled grasslands and quiet shady woods. A lovely spot too for family picnics and games.

    Sitting proud at the...

  20. Manor Farm Craft Centre

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    Craft Centre

    Farnham

    There are craftspeople working on letter carving, card making, knitting, bead work and painting. Work can be bought or commissioned.

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