With long sunshine filled days finally upon us, you might be wondering how to fill the long hours – particularly if you’ve lived in the area for some time and feel as though you’ve fallen into the same routine! But, Surrey is the perfect place to enjoy the summer warmth with friends and family. Certainly, when Surrey property for sale comes onto the market, the vibrant calendar of events and activities has a major impact on how quickly these homes are snapped up.
As a resident that’s lived in the county for sometime, you’ll no doubt be aware of the variety of summer attractions on offer. But, if you are looking for a little inspiration or fancy discovering something new, look no further! Our Seymours team have compiled an extensive list of some of their favourite events and activities, ideal for enjoying in the summer. So, whether you are looking for a hike through the lush Surrey Hills countryside, a quaint historic pub, museum rich in history or theatre event to entertain all the family, we’ve got you covered.
Discover what’s happening in Surrey across the county this summer and fall in love with the area all over again!
Why is Surrey property for sale so in demand?
When living in the area, it’s easy to forget just how in-demand Surrey is for home-hunters. The area is comprised of eleven different districts with Guildford recognised as the county’s capital and certainly, is popular with commuters in particular for its proximity to the capital. Yet aside from this, it’s also a diverse, cultural spot with events happening throughout the year that suit both young and old alike. And, with rolling hills and lush countryside, it’s one of the most picturesque areas in the whole of the UK!
Summer attractions in the area
So, what are a few of our favourite attractions for you to enjoy this summer? Let’s jump into our top picks…
#1 WWWF’s Living Planet Centre
Take on the treasure hunt. What do flamingos eat to make them pink? How long can a sperm whale hold its breath for when diving for food? What animal sheds its skin and then eats it afterwards?! Explore the different zones in the WWF Experience to solve all the clues… and win a special WWF medal!
It might be the summer holidays, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop for your little ones. The WWF Living Planet Centre is not only the very heart of the charity but it’s also a fantastic venue located in Woking – even Sir David Attenborough has visited! The centre is open to the public 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and admission is free.
#2 Reigate Mystery Trail
If you are considering Surrey property for sale, why not explore Reigate as an alternative option to Guildford or Woking. And, if you are new to the area, discover more on a self-guided murder mystery themed treasure trail – great fun instead of the usual walking tours!
The trail begins in Priory Park and the route takes you through the charming, traditional town which includes the Castle Gardens. As you progress through the trail, you’ll solve sneaky clues on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to find out who committed the crime. It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon in the sunshine with friends and certainly will provide you with some great memories!
#3 Campaign Paintball & Laser Park
If you’re looking for an exciting day out, there’s nowhere better than this adventure spot in the county! Nestled in the very heart of the Surrey Hills AONB, Campaign offers an array of outdoor activities in over 100 acres of forest.
You’ll be provided with everything you need on-site, with the team’s priority being your safety and of course, ensuring you have fun. Book now to ensure you don’t miss out this summer!
#4 Watts Gallery
Let out your inner artist! Nestled in the Surrey Hills just a stone’s throw away from Guildford, this attraction offers visitors the opportunity to explore galleries, discover Watts Chapel, play games on the lawn or relax in the tea room.
During the Summer, there are a variety of events for all ages to enjoy – whether it be a landscape tutorial to level up your skills or ‘make space’ for little ones to paint away the hours.
#5 Guildford Lido
Of course, there’s nothing better than cooling off during a heatwave in a pool! Guildford Lido is an Olympic sized pool, set within 4 ½ acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Tucked away next to the town’s college and just one minute from the A3, it’s a hidden gem. In fact, it’s one of the country’s only remaining original 1930’s pools. So, you’ll be jumping into history as you jump into the water! Updated in recent years, the lido also consists of three exciting slides to boost the fun.
#6 Sculpture Park
The Sculpture Park is an enchanting place to visit in Surrey during the summer and is suitable for ages. Sat within 10 acres of woodland, lakes, streams and walkways, there are over 600 ever-changing sculptures on exhibition covering 2 miles of the trail. There’s a surprise around every corner and no visit will ever be the same!
Why not pack a picnic and take in the sights with friends and family. And, don’t forget to bring your camera and sharpen up those photography skills.
#7 Garsons of Esher
Summer isn’t complete without a few fresh strawberries! But, the reward of this summer fruit is even sweeter if you get to pick them out yourself in the summer warmth.
Did you know, in Surrey we have the largest Pick You Own farm in the UK? Spend blissful hours in the sunshine and come away with deliciously sweet strawberries alongside other seasonal fruit and veg. It’s the perfect chance to get your little ones into the great outdoors and may inspire you to try a new home-cooked meal together as a family with the produce you come away with – ideal for incorporating new veg into dishes.
#8 Merry Harriers Llama Treks
Meet some very unique furry friends at Merry Harriers and embark on a once in a lifetime picnic experience! Full of personality, these friendly animals are sure to be a talking point and make for an ideal outing for all ages. Due to the therapeutic nature of the activity, it’s becoming a popular choice for days out in the sunshine. And, with the treks taking you through the rolling Surrey Hills and stunning woodland areas, it’s a stunning walk with a twist you’ll be embarking on!
Options include quintessentially English and luxury picnics, morning and evening treks, group bookings for special occasions and even an overnight experience. So, why not try something a little different?
#9 Denbies Wine Estate
If you weren’t sure whether to consider Surrey property for sale, Denbies Wine Estate may certainly sway your decision! Situated on the outskirts of Dorking, it’s England’s largest vineyard and truly transports you to the mediterranean during the summer months.
Producing internationally award-winning wines, visitors have the opportunity to sample the range whilst taking in the scenic views over the North Downs landscape. There really is no better way to spend a late afternoon in the sunshine. And, of course, you’ll certainly want to stop off at the gift shop, art gallery and village greens farm shop – treat yourself to a bottle to take home too.
#10 The Legends Festival
We couldn’t complete our top picks without including this fantastic weekend event at Stoke Park! Regarded as the world’s biggest tribute act event, the Legends Festival is a memorable experience for all ages. Whether you wish to relive your favourite concert from back in the day or introduce the younger generation to blasts from the past, it’s a weekend you won’t soon forget.
Dance the night away and enjoy artisanal food and drinks provided on site on the August bank holiday weekend, but be sure to book before the popular event sells out.
Seymours Estate Agents
Surrey property for sale is in high demand, and with so many attractions on offer, it’s not hard to see why! Whether you’ve lived in the area for some time, or are looking to buy a home in the county, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding activities to fill the long summer days.
We know how important it is to not only sell a property’s features, but also the area. As locals ourselves and with nearly 30 years in the county, our team has the insight you need to successfully sell your home. So, speak to the experts today and secure yourself property peace of mind.
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