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Family-friendly things to do at River Wey Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Table in tearoom at Dapdune Wharf, Guildford with coffee and books and holly
Christmas tearoom at Dapdune Wharf | © National Trust/Derek Croucher

Bring your family and friends to Dapdune Wharf to discover what there is to do for families on a visit. Will you have a boat trip? Visit the Aladdin's Cave that is the second-hand bookshop? Enjoy a picnic or have something nice in the Lock keeper's Café?

Planning your family visit

This is the information you need at a glance to help plan your next day out at River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf:

  • Baby-changing facilities are available at Dapdune Wharf
  • Pushchair friendly
  • A programme of family events is on offer
  • Children’s highchairs available in the tea-room
  • Picnics are welcome.

Family-friendly events

Events are held during half terms and the summer holidays, see 'What's on' for the latest information

You'll also find children's crafts, board games and a ping pong parlour at the Wharf.

Autumn and winter events

Creative Christmas at Dapdune Wharf Sat 25 and Sun 26 November 11am-4pm

Jump into the festive spirit and craft a home made touch to your family Christmas. Young visitors can join us for a day creating cards, crackers, tree decorations or maybe a snow globe. Write and decorate your letters to Santa while enjoying a hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream from the tearoom.

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Enjoy a range of refreshments at the tea-room or browse the second-hand bookshop at Dapdune to discover your next favourite read.

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