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17 incredible family attractions in Surrey for an EXTRA SPECIAL treat; From outdoor adventures in the sunshine to indoor fun on a rainy day, take your pick from these extra special tourist attractions in Surrey.

Byline: Laura Nightingale

Surrey is home to dozens and dozens offantastic family attractionssuitable for boys and girls of all ages and interests.

From exploring National Trust sites to jumping on trampolines and going swimming, the county is a lovely place to bring up children.

Whether you are struggling for things to do on a rainy day, or want to make the most of the sunshine, Surrey Live is here to help.

Our handy list below covers extra special tourist attractions on your doorstep plus a few on the border, perfect for a treat.

If we have missed any fabulously fun places to go, drop What's On writer Laura an email atlaura.nightingale@reachplc.comand send her your suggestions.

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Treat - afternoon tea in a princess carriage.

For all the little princesses out there, this one is for you.

Customers at this beautiful tearoom can enjoy afternoon tea in a charming life-size golden vintage Cinderella-style princess carriage.

There's nothing quite like tucking into warm homemade scones and endless pots of tea on a leisurely afternoon and the secret cafe hidden above House of Fraser in Guildford offers all of that and more.

As well as full traditional afternoon teas, the menu features lots of other delectable delights including homemade cakes, sandwiches, hot dishes, breakfasts and allergy friendly items.

You can turn up on the day for a standard table, but if you want to sit in the royal carriage you will have to book in advance.

Address: Fifth Floor, House of Fraser, High Street, GU1 3DU

Tickets: To book call 0844 8003730.

Price: There is a usage fee of [pounds sterling]12.95 per person to use the carriage. On top of that, there is a minimum spend requirement of [pounds sterling]21 per person for adults or [pounds sterling]10.95 for children under 12 years.

Read ourafternoon tea review here.


Treat - llama trekking and an overnight glamping experience.

Llama trekking is a truly unique, once in a lifetime experience and you can do it at a charming 16th century pub called Merry Harriers.

Guests can enjoy an English picnic trek, a winter morning trek (which includes lunch back at the Merry Harriers), a luxury champagne picnic trek, corporate team-building events or even a children's party trek.

Located in the depths of theSurrey Hills, guests can also stay the night as there are 15 beautifully equipped en-suite bedrooms in the pub.

For something a bit different, there is also a glamping experience.

Opposite the quintessentially English historic inn, surrounding a tranquil pond, sits five luxury Shepherd Huts offering a private getaway.

Address: The Merry Harriers, Hambledon Road, GU8 4DR

Price: Llama treks start from [pounds sterling]27.60 per child and [pounds sterling]55.20 per adult. A Shepherd's Hut stay including llama trek and three course diner costs [pounds sterling]425 per couple.

Tickets: To book call 01428 682883.

Read ourreview of llama trekking here.



Treat - go karting.

If you've got a daredevil in the family, how about taking them go karting?

There is a double decker driving experience at TeamSport with an impressive 800m track.

Thrill seekers can enjoy two levels of go karting action as they take on the crazy corners and rapid straights on the fast and furious track.

There is also a cafe on site serving the likes of pizza, nachos, hot dogs and jacket potato as well as a range of drinks and snacks.

There are cadet carts for ages 8+ and adult carts for ages 13+.

All drivers aged under 16 years old, must have an adult over the age of 18 to sign them in.

Address: Invincible Road, GU14 7QU.

Price: From [pounds sterling]20 per person.

Tickets: To book call 01252 732300.


Treat - VIP theme park package.

Thorpe Park is one of the country's most popular theme parks and it's no wonder why.

Daredevils can sit on the front row of one of the rollercoasters and enjoy more than 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events.

Some of the biggest rides include The Walking Dead The Ride, Derren Brown's Ghost Train, Saw The Ride, Stealth, The Swarm, Colossus and Nemesis Inferno.

If you don't mind getting wet, ride Tidal Wave as you experience a super-soaking splash as you plunge 85ft into water.

For an extra special visit, you can purchase the Platinum VIP Package which offers front of the line access to all of the rides plus meal deal.

Rollercoaster lovers will also have a VIP host on the day.

Address: Staines Road, KT16 8PN.

Price: VIP packages start from [pounds sterling]255 per person.

Tickets: To book call 0871 663 1673.


Treat - Keeper for the Day and Feed The Penguin experiences.

The 26-acre park is home to hundreds of birdsincluding penguins, plus there is a farm on site called Jenny Wren Farm.

There is an aquarium called Underwater World which is an added extra included in the price of your entry ticket. The park can be hired out for birthday parties and events.

The park offers the ultimate experience for an animal lover, the 'keeper for a day' experience.

This is designed to give people a real understanding of the work involved in looking after animals at Birdworld. It is suitable for those aged 16+.

For younger guests, an additional Feed the Penguin ticket can be purchased which allows visitors to get up close and personal with a penguin colony and feed them fish.

Address: Holt Pound, GU10 4LD.

Price: Entry costs [pounds sterling]16.95 adults and from [pounds sterling]13.95 for children, under 3's go free. Penguin Feeding costs [pounds sterling]65 in total per person and Keeper for the Day costs [pounds sterling]145 per person in total.

Tickets: To book call 01420 22140


Treat - go karting.

Drivers will experience challenging corners, hair-raising hairpins and speedy straights at Daytona.

There are two tracks with racing and training for all ages and abilities, plus availability for kids' parties with food and conference facilities.

There are go karts for drivers aged 5-15 years as well as adults.

Address: More Lane, KT10 8AN.

Price: Prices vary, but as a guide, Junior Arrive and Drive ticket 25 mins (ages 8-15) costs [pounds sterling]37 per person.

Tickets: To book call 0330 332 787.

Treat - indoor skydiving.

Soar like a bird in a 14ft (4.3m) diameter, super-smooth, super-fast and super-cool wind tunnel at iFly Indoor Skydiving.

As long as you are over three years old, you can have a go.

Experience the feeling of freefall as you float on a smooth cushion of air.

There's no parachute, no jumping and nothing attaching you.

The venue is also home to a rock climbing wall and indoor ski slope if you want to try other more activities under one roof.

With wheelchair access and highly trained instructors, the centre welcomes flyers of all abilities.

Address: Basingstoke Leisure Park, Euskirchen Way, RG22 6PG.

Price: Kick Start ticket from [pounds sterling]39.99 per person.

Tickets: To book call 0845 331 6549.

Brilliant and beautiful Surrey

Treat - zorbing.

Born in New Zealand, Zorbing is an exhilarating experience that involves hurtling down a hill in a huge inflatable ball - an unreal experience with a true fun factor that really needs to be experienced to be believed.

With a full choice of Harness Zorbing, Aqua Zorbing and Black Hole Zorbing, Go Zorbing offers professional downhill experiences in scenic Surrey woodland.

Pre-booking is always essential, to ensure the venue is open and there is availability for your group.

Address: Salmons Lane, CR3 0HB.

Price: Go Zorbing from [pounds sterling]25 per person.

Tickets: To book call 0208 935 5638 or 07808 519683 (weekends).


Treat - tree top challenge.

If you're a bit of a daredevil, monkey around the huge outdoor adventure playground and test your climbing skills at Go Ape'stree top challenge or adventure.

The challenging activity is an unparalleled outdoor experience, all about testing your own limits at dizzying heights.

You'll be tackling canopy-height crossings, leaping off free-fall Tarzan swings and riding high-speed zips. There's nothing like disconnecting, laughing your head off and screaming your lungs out.

There are adults routes for 16+ and junior routes for children over 1m tall (3ft 3in).

There are two sites close by, one in Bracknell and another in Fanham.

Address: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, GU10 4LS.

Price: Tree Top Challenge [pounds sterling]33 adults and [pounds sterling]25 children (10-15 years). Tree Top Adventure [pounds sterling]18 for all ages.

Tickets: To book call 0845 6431943.

Treat - overnight stay in a Lego castle.

This unique family theme park is located just over the border in Berkshire near Windsor Castle.

Children aged 2 -12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety.

The resort features more than 55 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention a staggering 80 million Lego bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.

For an extra special, families can stay over the night in one of the two themed hotels on site - Legoland Castle Hotel and Legoland Resort Hotel.

Those booking accommodation will have 30 minute early ride access the following morning.

Address: Winkfield Road, SL4 4AY.

Price: Short breaks from [pounds sterling]72 per person (online in advance).

Tickets: To book visit the Legoland Windsor Resort website.


Treat - animal experiences such as zoo keeper for the day.

Kids will love this family farm attraction with costumed characters, wooden play areas, a play barn and a picnic area.

In Hobbledown Village, children can scale wooden towers, explore underground tunnels and aerial walkways and climb to their heart's content.

Like Birdworld, the attraction offers a number of animal experiences for an extra cost.

These include being a zoo keeper for the day, birds of prey handling and bird flying experiences, connecting with camels, meeting the meerkats and cuddling a coati.

Address: Horton Lane, KT19 8PT.

Price: Entry tickets from [pounds sterling]15.20 (online in advance) and experiences from [pounds sterling]20.

Tickets: To book call 01372 848 990.


Treat - trampolining.

This will certainly wear the kids out, as it has 50 interconnected trampolines of all shapes and sizes, blocks, boxes and angled trampolines that let you literally bounce off the walls.

There are three slam dunk basketball lanes with trampoline launch pads that will allow you to gain some serious air before lining up the perfect dunk.

There is also a huge foam pit that contains more than 6,000 purple and yellow cubes of foam, plus two giant tumble tracks that are eight times the length of your standard Gravity Force trampoline.

You must be four years or over to jump in the Gravity Jump Sessions, however toddlers of walking age and over can attend a Gravity Tots session and Family Jump Session.

Address: Admiralty Way, GU15 3DT.

Price: From [pounds sterling]8.95 each plus socks [pounds sterling]2.50.

Tickets: To book call 01926 356290.

Treat - adopt an animal.

Located just outside the county in Hampshire, this zoo is certainly worth the trip.

The 140-acre park has a train, five adventure playgrounds and is home to hundreds of animals including giraffes, tigers and penguins.

The perfect gift for animal lovers, youngsters can choose from a huge selection of furry, feathery and fanged critters to adopt.

Designed for children up to 16 years old, each adoption includes a cuddly toy of their adopted animal, one child day ticket and other benefits.

Address: Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, SO21 1JY.

Price: [pounds sterling]45 to adopt an animal.

Tickets: Call 01962 777407


Treat - zip wire adventure.

If your family is into adventure, they can go on a zip wire in the trees at this exciting attraction.

Located next to Stoke Park, it challenges you to negotiate rope bridges and wobbly crossings high up in the trees like a modern-day Tarzan.

You're attached by safety harness and clips so if you put a foot wrong, you'll just hang there.

For children aged between six and 12 years, there is a Wild Kids route with bridges, logs, zips from tree to tree, cargo nets, wobbly things and a climbing wall traverse.

For older children there is Extreme Wild featuring rope bridges, tightropes, climbing challenges, feindish obstacles and ziplines reaching up to 15 metres above the woodland floor.

Address: Peacock Wood, Lido Road, GU1 1HB.

Price: [pounds sterling]20 per child, [pounds sterling]30 per adult.

Tickets: To book call 0344 880 0026.


Treat - hotel package.

This family friendly hotel is located right next to the River Thames offering lovely waterside views.

Outdoors there is a children's play area to keep kids entertained all day long, plus a swimming pool reserved for hotel residents and members.

Indoors there is another swimming pool and child friendly bedrooms.

On arrival, your little ones will receive a Runnymede goody bag, complete with colouring pack and soft toy.

The hotel can also provide boys and girls with board games, seed for the ducks and even theme-park overnight packages for the whole family.

The on-site Leftbank restaurant offers child friendly dining with the chance for children to create their own pizza or build their own burger.

Address: Windsor Road, TW20 0AG

Price: Varies, but a Legoland Family Break costs [pounds sterling]386 for a family of three and includes entry tickets to Legoland, bed and breakfast plus use of the hotel spa facilities.

Tickets: To book call 01784 220980.


Treat - day out at a farm.

Llamas, goats, sheep, ducks and pigs are the stars of the show at this farm based just outside Godstone village.

There is also the chance to ride a tractor and plenty of other indoor and outdoor activities including a huge play barn, where adults can enjoy a cup of tea while the kids let off some steam.

On site there is a tea room, gift shop, cafe and ice cream shed in case you get peckish.

Address: Tilburstow Hill Road, RH9 8LX.

Price: One adult and one child costs [pounds sterling]19.80.

Tickets: To book call 01883 742546.

Treat - escape rooms.

This farm is the home of creating unique entertainment experiences.

Tulleys Escape is a live escape room which sees groups enter a game scenario with friends or family for an hour and solve a series of puzzles and mysteries.

Players will need to search high and low for clues and work together if they want to escape.

There are three challenging themed rooms to test groups from two to eight people.

While there is no restrictions on age, the puzzles may be too demanding for those under 12. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

There is a licensed bar and lounge on site.

As the season changes the Farm is transformed for Halloween with a Scream Park and Christmas with Santa visits.

In addition, visitors can indulge at Tulleys Tea Room which serves a range of hot and cold food, cakes and drinks, open nearly every day of the year.

Address: Turners Hill, RH10 4PE.

Price: Two people from [pounds sterling]56 for the escape room experience.

Tickets: To book call 01342 718472.

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Credit: Laura Nightingale

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The karts at TeamSport in Farnborough are electric

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Thorpe Park

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South African penguins enjoy a stroll along penguin beach which is modeled off Robben Island

Credit: Laura Nightingale

Go Ape at The Look Out in Bracknell

Credit: Legoland Windsor Resort

Legoland Castle Hotel

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Date:May 25, 2019
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