Family days out this winter in Surrey

Here are our top picks of the best places to play, for families in Surrey this winter. Don’t let the weather hold you back. We’ve got puddles to splash in, refreshing raindrops to shake from shiny leaves and cosy tea rooms to warm up in. So get the kids welly-proofed and raring to go.

Children in the rain

Hatchlands Park 

At Hatchlands Park a little house and tunnel called the Bug Burrow has been added their charming children's warren, tucked away in Wix Woods. It joins a tree house, balance beams and willow tunnels. Have a walk and a little play, then warm up with hot chocolate or a flapjack in the courtyard cafe.

Winkworth Tree Adventure

Winkworth Arboretum 

The Tree Adventure is a wonderful new wooden structure at Winkworth Arboretum. It takes its inspiration from the natural environment, fitting into the woodland in an organic way. Come and have a clamber, then warm up in the cafe.

A young boy trying on Edwardian style clothes at Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey 

Calling all younger visitors. Why not head to the Linen Room at Polesden Lacey and try on the Edwardian costumes to see how you'd look as a scullery maid, butler or esteemed guest. The paths around the garden are perfect for a little wander and there is a lovely big cafe for lunch or a cuppa.

A woman giving a stuffed teddy to her child in a pushchair

Claremont Landscape Garden 

Come for a wander around the lake and spot the ducks and geese. Make a pitstop at the Thatched Cottage on your walk and have a go at the Georgian games stacked away inside. Our friendly cafe is a welcome retreat from the showers.