Half term in Surrey

Fetch the jumpers, dig out the hats and scarves and come and enjoy autumn as a family. Little rituals like collecting autumn leaves and finding conkers mean so much.

Crunch through the leaves on self-guided walks and try autumn activities at Claremont Landscape Garden, Polesden Lacey, Winkworth Arboretum, Hatchlands Park, Runnymede and the Surrey Hills.

Welcome back sign in field

Check before you visit 

Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel, to see where is open and where you may need to book, as well as the most up to date information about visiting.

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

Claremont Landscape Garden 

Escape outdoors this autumn at Claremont and enjoy beautiful vistas and golden leaves, with routes around the garden to suit all abilities. Little people can take part in a Nature Hunt learning all about seasonal changes. And don’t forget to stop off at the café for warming food and drinks. Pre-booked tickets only, dogs welcome from October to April.

People enjoying the autumn colours along the Long Walk at Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey 

Help create our art installations, inspired by the landscape and wildlife at Polesden Lacey, using fallen leaves. Try our new self-led fungi foray around our gardens and wider estate and discover fun facts about the incredible power of mushrooms as you roam the woodlands. The stunning party rooms of the mansion will be open daily until 31 October.

Children playing with leaves in autumn

Autumn adventures for families at Hatchlands Park 

Stuck for something to do outdoors with the family this autumn? Look no further. With 430 acres of leaf-lined parkland paths to run around in, Hatchlands is the perfect spot to enjoy outdoor activities and some beautiful seasonal colour.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Winkworth Arboretum 

During autumn Winkworth’s trees blaze with a beautiful array of autumn colours, creating a shimmering display like no other. Follow in the footsteps of Winkworth’s creator, Dr Fox on a walk which takes in the best autumnal views following a specially created route to appreciate the rainbow-hued hillside as its creator intended. Pre booked tickets only, dogs welcome year round.

The Magna Carta Memorial in autumn at Runnymede, Surrey


Step outside for an autumnal adventure at Runnymede, with memorials and artworks to explore on your way. Take part in a Royal Ramble, learning all about Runnymede’s royal connections, or choose your own route through the meadows and woodland. Spot signs of autumn as you go and enjoy crunching through crispy leaves. No booking needed, dogs welcome year round.

Girls playing in autumn leaves at Box Hill, Surrey

Surrey Hills 

Come on a family walk at one of our sites across the Surrey Hills this October half term. From crunchy beech leaves to shaggy funghi there's plenty to discover when you look out for nature. No need to book.