August highlights: Events in Guildford for all the family

Throughout the year, there are a variety of events in Guildford to suit all the family. From interactive theatre performances for little ones to throwback music festivals for the older generation to get their groove on, you really will find something for everyone in this historic town! 

So, in today’s blog post, our Seymours Guildford team are sharing some of their August highlights, detailing the must-attend events in the area. Get those calendars at the ready and be sure to mark the dates of these fantastic Summer days out this month! You certainly won’t want to miss them. Without further ado, what do we have in store?

#1 The Legends Festival

When? 28th-29th August

Where? Stoke Park

Get your tickets quick! The UK’s largest celebration of the world’s greatest pop and rock acts is steaming into Guildford. With an incredible line-up scheduled to perform on the festival stage, the whole family can enjoy this unforgettable day-out filled with music – a proper blast from the past! And, what’s even better, you can bring your own picnic to enjoy in the sunshine. 

Thirteen of the world’s biggest tribute acts will perform across the two days at Stoke Park’s massive outdoor stage. Allowing fans a chance to once again, enjoy the majesty of their world-renowned performers, it’s set to be an incredible evening. Plus, why not take the opportunity to introduce your little ones to some of your favourite old time acts! 

Don’t fancy a picnic? Treat yourself to some of the expertly cooked, delicious dishes from one of the many artisan vendors on site. Travel light and eat with friends or family at the event.

Ready to boogie? Get your tickets here:

#2 The Snail and the Whale

When? 4th-5th August

Where? Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Join in on the adventures of a young girl and her searfaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible journey around the world, inspired by the much-loved children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 

A heart-wearming adventure for all the family, this performance is brought to life by Tall Stories – an Olivier Award-nominated theatre company. They have certainly crafted a memorable day-out with live music you’ll be singing for the rest of the day!

Events in Guildford happen across the town but the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, named after the local actress, is a must-see venue with vibrant performances on show daily. The Snail and the Whale is set to be an enchanting show, and why not stop for a spot of lunch beforehand to really add to the experience? Situated in the heart of town, it’s the ideal way to spend a weekday this summer. 

Embark on this fun-filled family fare with tickets available here:

#3 The Summer Make Space

When? Wednesday to Sundays throughout August: 10:30-11:30, 13:00-14:00 and 15:00-16:00

Where? Watts Gallery – Artists Village

Nestled in the Surrey Hills, Watts Gallery is a unique collection of arts and crafts – a hidden gem with rich culture on offer for all the family to explore. Not to mention, there’s a wonderful Tea Shop on site with the delicious cream teas a must-have treat whilst visiting!

The Make Space runs throughout the year, but during the summer holidays there are a variety of further dates added to fit around your busy schedule. Upon arrival, your little one will be given an activity pack along with guidance, allowing their creativity to blossom. Not only will you receive the final masterpiece, but their artwork will also be photographed to take pride and place in the Make Space gallery. Inspired by the tradition of artists painting outside, it’s a wonderful day-out in the sunshine, leaving you with a special memento to look back at for years to come. 

Unleash your little artist’s creativity and paint sunshine; with tickets on-sale as an addition to admission:, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

Don’t have little ones? Watts Gallery has a variety of other activities for you to enjoy too. From stunning exhibitions and guided walks to painting classes, you can find something a little different from the everyday.

#4 Friday Fizz Tasting

When? 6th and 27th August

Where? Albury Vineyard

We haven’t forgotten about the big kids either! Take an evening off and enjoy an introduction to Albury Vineyard and the English wine scene with your partner or friends. Events in Guildford don’t get much better than this, with award-winning sparkling wines and a selection of delicious cheeses included as part of the sophisticated evening out. 

You’ll delve into the history of wine and taste three of the finest with an experienced member of the team for 45 minutes before you’re left to socialise and enjoy a relaxed few hours. Taxis are certainly recommended! 

Set aside the gorgeous rolling Surrey Hills, don’t forget to bring your camera! As the sun sets, you’ll have a stunning orange glow covering the vineyard – a unique view unrivalled by anywhere else in the area.

Book onto this wonderful evening event for just £25 and treat yourself this August:

#5 Open Air: The Jungle Book

When? 18th August 

Where? Hatchland Park

Bring on the wild! This brand-new musical adaptation of family-favourite, The Jungle Book, is filled with audience interaction and even included the chance to meet the characters after the show. 

The larger-than-life musical will have you howling with laughter – it’s the perfect treat for the whole family. And, it’s a great opportunity to experience the thrill of outdoor theatre. Bring a few blankets and a picnic to settle down for an evening of fun. 

Plus, you won’t have to worry about the little ones falling asleep as this charming performance runs from 17:00 till 20:00 ensuring they’ll still be back in time for bedtime and the next day of adventures. 

Forget about your worries and your strife with the bear necessities of life here:

#6 The Noisy Isle

When? 6th – 7th August 

Where? Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

We aren’t short of incredible live performances this August and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is yet again providing a unique experience for youngsters! Tailored to 7-11 year-olds, this interactive treasure-hunt show sees your children embark on an unforgettable adventure through a strange, magical new world. 

Led through puzzles whilst meeting mysterious characters on the route to discover a new home, it’s an exciting outdoor exploration that will leave your children with a smile on their face for days!

As a day-long activity, you can drop off your child and while away the hours elsewhere, allowing them to meet new friends and feel truly independent. Pre-booking is essential, so get this in your diary now:

#7 Weyfest 

When? 20th – 22nd August 

Where? Rural Life Centre

A fabulous family festival set in the countryside with fantastic music, mouth-watering food, real ale, champagne, wine and cocktail bars to enjoy. There are plenty of attractions for both young and old generations, certainly it’s the perfect place to celebrate the summer. 

This year, they’re back with a vengeance and an amazing line-up consisting of Scouting for Girls and UB40, just to name a few. Whilst it’s slightly outside Guildford, it’s a short drive to Farnham where the festival is located. And, certainly it’s an exciting weekend! With options for camping, you won’t need to worry about driving back should you wish to try a few of the refreshments on offer. 

Tickets are selling fast so secure your family’s today at

Events in Guildford: An exciting summer ahead!

Of course, there are a number of other exciting events in Guildford that we have yet to even touch upon! But, we hope this list has provided you with a few new ideas ready for the summer ahead. It’s been a turbulent year for us all, but as we return to a little normality it’s the perfect excuse to treat the family all whilst supporting the local community. You can delve in history or try something completely unique and new!

Guildford truly is a vibrant area to live – or even just to visit. There’s always something happening in town, and whether you are looking for a family day-out or relaxed evening away from the kids, you can find it in Guildford.

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