Summer adventures for families at Winkworth Arboretum

The wild woods of Winkworth are ripe for family adventures in the summertime. Bring a picnic, head out on a trail and see what you can find.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Summer trails 

Throughout the summer holidays you can pick up a trail sheet for 50p from the kiosk and go on a nature hunt in the arboretum. New trails every week.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Natural play area 

In amongst the trees hides a secret place where the Winkworth gnomes have carved out stairways and hidey-holes into trees. It's yours to explore - how quickly can you swing across the walkway?

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Big Camp 

Please note this event has now SOLD OUT. Get outside and closer to nature with this unique opportunity to camp overnight at Winkworth. Bring the whole family to enjoy the quintessential camping experience with fun-filled craft activities, walks and a campfire.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Bat walk 

Join us for a bat walk from 8.45-10.45pm on the evening of Saturday 14 July. Using specialist sonar gear, you'll be able to tune in and discover a whole hidden world of creatures you never knew were there.

Teddy bear

Teddy bears' picnics 

On Mondays throughout August, bring your favourite fuzzy friend for a picnic at Winkworth, with storytelling and songs in the woodland fairy ring.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ 

Become an adventurer in the great outdoors with our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. How many can you tick off at Winkworth?

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Summertime strolls 

Winkworth makes a perfect summertime escape, with 121 acres of varying paths to explore. There's a route for all abilities, and something interesting to see everywhere you look. Time for a picnic?

Visitors watching a live performance at Winkworth Arboretum in Surrey

Live Local, Love Winkworth 

Our annual community day is a great way to round off the summer holidays. Come and visit us for free on Sunday 1 September and enjoy a day of music, food, art, archery and more.

Bowl of squash soup


To fuel you up for your Winkworth wander, stop off at the Arbor tea-room near the kiosk for hot lunches, homemade cakes, tea and coffee lunch. We'll also have hot drinks and bakes available to buy from our tuk-tuk near the play area, which is cash only.

Toilets are available nearby, including baby-changing facilities and a disabled toilet, and there is a variety of pathways through the Arboretum with differing levels of accessibility.

You're welcome to bring your dog, as long as you keep them on a lead; and groups are welcome - though it's advisable to call in advance during spring and autumn.