With the kids going back to school, the night’s drawing in and the leaves turning brown, it can only mean one thing, Autumn has well and truly arrived in Surrey. We’re hanging on to the last of the Summer sunshine as we move into September, October and November. So, how can you make the most of the new season?
Whether you are new to the area, have lived here for years or are just visiting for the weekend, there are hundreds of events in Surrey to enjoy. And don’t just take our word for it! Our Seymours team have compiled a list of their favourite upcoming events to ensure you don’t miss out. As locals ourselves, we love staying up to date with the very latest happenings in the area. So, read on and discover a new event this Autumn.
Godalming Town Show and Carnival
When? 18th September, 12:00 – 17:00
Where? The Burys, GU7 1HR
Attracting over 4000 each year, this long-established event is fun for all the family. And in 2021, they’re going sci-fi with the parade, live music, entertainment, food stalls and beer tents all falling under this theme.
Whilst the event is free to enter, all profits from the day will support local charities. So, not only will you have a fun day out with all the family, but you’ll also be benefiting the community. For sci-fi fans, this is definitely a must-visit this Autumn!
Mono-Printing Workshop & Woodland Lunch
When? 24th September, 10:00 – 13:30
Where? The Salt Box, RH1 4EJ
Join the Salt Box team beneath the trees for a nature-inspired art workshop, followed by a delicious seasonally-inspired two-course feast, cooked over an open fire. You’ll come away with stunning mono-prints of leaves, feathers and whatever else you can find on the forest floor – taking a little piece of our beautiful countryside home with you.
After a morning of artistic experimentation, warm yourself by the open fire as you await the locally sourced lunch provided by the team. If this doesn’t sound like the perfect start to Autumn! The Salt Box have a variety of events in Surrey throughout the year – another we recommend is the foraging experience which takes place later in the season.
The Surrey Hills Challenge
When? 26th September, 07:00 – 19:00
Where? Greensand Way
Price? From £15-80 depending on the desired distance.
The Surrey Hills Challenge is one of the biggest sporting events in Surrey – it’s certainly a major challenge for all the family to get involved in! The challenge is comprised of a series of running and walking events covering the beautiful Surrey Hills landscape.
There are a number of different distances for participants to choose between, from the ‘ultra’ 60km to the ‘five’ or even ‘one’ challenges. You can find a distance to suit all family members and, whether you walk or run it’s a great event to be a part of. Plus, with each challenge finishing at the Denbies vineyard, you’ll be able to enjoy the remainder of the day in a stunning location – perhaps with a glass of wine!
Rat Pack Refreshed Show: Re-Opening Night
When? 1st October, 19:00 – 22:15
Where? The Bourne Club, GU9 8HB
As the Bourne Club reopens, they’ll be hosting a fantastic celebration of songs by Frank Sinatra and his contemporaries – served up with wit and charm for an unforgettable evening. Performed by Steve Pert and the Simply Swing Band, you’ll be dancing along to your favourites, including Fly Me To The Moon, New York New York and The Lady Is A Tramp to name just a few.
Renowned throughout the country for his silky swinging style, you’ll be transported back in time. As the night’s draw in, don your finest outfit and join the re-opening of this fabulous venue to kickstart your October.
An Evening Out With Andy Hamilton
When? 7th October, 19:30 – 21:30
Where? The Harlequin Theatre & Cinema, RH1 1NN
Following a year of cancelled shows, zoom quizzes and nose-swabs, award-winning writer and comedian Andy Hamilton is delighted to be getting out of the house. Expect a hilarious and illuminating night out of entertainment as he ventures onto the Surrey stage.
Events in Surrey don’t get much better than this – we certainly all deserve a laugh after a turbulent year! You’ll have the opportunity to ask Andy questions on any topic as he takes a look back at his extensive comedy career. This is sure to be an evening unlike any other, revealing to say the least.
Tales from Hans Christian Andersen
When? 16 Oct 2021 – 6 Nov 2021
Where? St Nicolas Church, GU2 4AW
7 tales, 4 actors, 1 life-affirming journey. This Autumn, the award-winning Guildford Shakespeare Company invite you to join them on a musical journey of discovery full of light and laughter. Sharing some of the best-loved tales of all time, the 200-year-old tales by Hans Christian Andersen have become some of the most-treasured stories for little ones.
The cast will be weaving together and retelling four famous tales: The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Groove, Thumbelina and The Princess and the Pea, as well as introducing you to a few rarer stories: The Darning Needle and The Puppet Showman. Sure to be an enchanting experience as these classic fairytales are bought colourfully to life, it’s a great choice from the events in Surrey for all ages to enjoy.
Ignite at Polesden Lacey
When? 22 October – 7 November
Where? Polesden Lacey, RH5 6BB
New for 2021, this after-dark experience is coming to the stunning Edwardian gardens of Polesden Lacey this Autumn. With shorter days, crisp air and golden leaves on the horizon, wander between the flickering flames and take in the magical changing of the seasons.
You never know what might be round the corner. With glimpses of fairies between dancing lanterns, fiery fish and woodland wildlife sculpted in willow, it’s an enchanting, gentle stroll. Specially designed for visitors of all ages to enjoy, book now to ensure you don’t miss out
Cranleigh’s Surrey Hills Artisan Market
When? 5th November, 10:00 – 16:00
Where? Cranleigh High Street, GU6 8RF
The Surrey Hills are home to an incredible community of artisans; combining their traditional skills with modern concepts to keep their artistry alive. Cranleigh’s artisan market is a wonderful celebration of these skills, showcasing the very best that Surrey has to offer. Whether it’s local food, drinks, arts or crafts, you can find it in this atmospheric market.
In the run-up to Christmas, it’s the ideal opportunity to begin a little early shopping and pick up a unique gift for someone special in your life. Or, why not treat yourself – it’s the perfect excuse!
Guildford’s Fireworks Fiesta
When? 6th November
Where? Stoke Park, GU1 1ER
Price? £11.00 (early bird available at £8.80 until the 30th September)
Bonfire night is one of the most popular Autumn events as colourful displays fill the night sky, but why not make this year extra special and join this Fireworks Fiesta? With catering from Maderia’s Kitchen and All Out Foods to tantalise your tastebuds, entertainment from Blurasis, artisan gin bar and spectacular display, it’s a Bonfire night unlike any other.
All profits from the evening will be going to the local community and Guildford Sea Cadets, so not only will you be enchanted by the display but you’ll also be supporting the town too. Bundle up and surprise your little ones with an unrivalled firework display.
Enjoy this Autumn with one of these fantastic events in Surrey
This is just the tip of the iceberg; as we head into the latter part of November and the Winter season there will be plenty of festive events coming your way too. So, stay tuned for later updates coming your way on our blog! As Surrey locals, our team are always on hand with the latest news and events in the area.
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