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Summer of Play at Dapdune Wharf

Get ready and get set for the exciting return of our Summer of Play event. From watersports and archery to arts and crafts and drama workshops, there will be plenty of fun to choose from.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come out and play this Summer at Dapdune Wharf. Free sports will abound every Friday to Monday in August. Challenge your family and friends to a game of badminton, table tennis and football or test your target skills with archery, frisbee golf and netball. On 29 and 30 July and 8 August, try the tactile art of gel-plate printing, £10 for 1 hour or £5 for 30 minutes. On 22, 27 and 29 August, unleash your artistic flair with watercolour painting for £4, acrylic painting for £7 or making a friendship bracelet for £3. Explore your wild side with ROAR Outdoors on 1 and 15 August with bushcraft activities, and multi-sports activities on the 25 July and 8 and 22 August for a small charge. On 14 August, we have the Photo Trail Challenge for £4 which will include one print or a lucky dip prize. On the 28 August 10.30am we will have a 1hr photography workshop run by Sam Ivin for ages 7+ for £5 - booking details to come - and then Slightly Silly Portraits from 1pm-3pm at £6 which includes two 4x6 prints. Enter the world of mythical creatures every Wednesday in August with our free trail and crafts. From dragons and fairies to mermaids and nuggles, will they be your friend or foe. For outdoor adventurers, you can kit up with one of our Wey Explorer backpacks from the Visitor Reception and see how many land and water minibeasts you can find around our site.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for all ages, children to be accompanied by adults.

What to bring and wear

Comfortable clothing recommended.

Accessibility

There is uneven ground in some areas.

Upcoming events

Event

Cream tea totter 

Just a little 3 mile walk along the towpath from Dapdune Wharf, meet the boat at Bowers lock for a cream tea on the lockside and boat back.

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23 Jun 2024
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14:00 to 17:00
Event

Guided walk round Godalming with David Rose 

Join local historian and writer David Rose for a walk that takes in the final stretch of the Godalming Navigation and part of the River Wey itself upstream from the town centre.

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on
6 Jul 2024
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10:30 to 13:30
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Around Shalford guided walk 

When we say 'around Shalford' we really mean the countryside around Shalford. This is a 5.5mile guided walk from Artington park and ride round in a big circle and back to Artington...

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on
10 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 14:00
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Puffing-a-Wey 

Come and soak up the atmosphere as the Steam Boat Association of Great Britain shows off their magnificent steam powered craft.

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on
13 Jul 2024
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11:00 to 17:00