School Holiday Fun

School Holiday Fun

We’ll be loading more activities as we hear about them – e-mail us at sarah@newtotheneighbourhood.co.uk if you know of any good ones we haven’t listed yet! Here’s an overview of places nearby to visit and activities to sign up for.

Chessington Garden Centre https://www.chessingtongardencentre.co.uk/ Always offers a good range of fun activities.
Piglets Playcentre Loads going on in nearby Hersham for mini people! Check out http://www.pigletsplaycentre.co.uk/autumnwinterevents2018/
Stage Coach Cobham Check website for their current plans https://www.stagecoach.co.uk/cobham
Squires Garden Centre Cobham and Hersham sites: http://www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk/
Toadstool Parties Holiday Camps with various themes for children aged 3-7. Totally brilliant and book up quickly. info@toadstoolparties.com
FOOTBALL
Chelsea Soccer School - Offers football coaching at various locations – the nearest one being Chelsea FC’s training ground in Stoke d’Abernon. Website: Chelsea Soccer Schools
Josh Evans Soccer School - Usually located at Downsend School, Ashtead, offering full or half day holiday camps for children up to age 12. Website: Josh Evans Holiday Courses
KIKO Soccer Schools – Usually located at Leatherhead Leisure Centre. Website: KIKO Soccer Schools
TENNIS
Oxshott Village Sports Club – The club has a thriving Junior coaching team offering courses throughout school holidays. Website: Junior Tennis Camps
Reeds Tennis School – Fun and friendly camps for children aged 5-16. Website: Reeds Tennis School
St Theresa’s Tennis Academy – Great holiday camps for boys and girls run at St Theresa’s School, Effingham. Website: STTA Camps

Local Attractions

AirHop www.airhoptrampolinepark.com Booking almost essential during school holidays.
Bocketts Farm Lovely children’s farm https://www.bockettsfarm.co.uk/
Bushy Park Open to pedestrians 24hrs. Vehicle access from 9am. Woodlands Gardens 9am – dusk, Water Gardens 9am – dusk (closed Mondays)
Chessington World of Adventures The theme park on your doorstep. Remember – anyone with a postcode starting KT22 0– is eligible for 4 free entry tickets per year. See website for details. Chessington Website
Claremont National Trust gardens, Portsmouth Road. Open 10am – 5pm
Hobbledown Lots of fun activities for small people. Hobbledown Website
Legoland Rides and activities on a Lego theme. Legoland Website
Painshill Park 10.30am – 6pm Daily (last entry 4.30pm)
Piglets 9.30am – 5pm Weekdays; 9.30am – 12pm Weekends
Polesden Lacey 10am – 5pm
Thorpe Park Crazy rides for thrill seekers. Thorpe Park Website
Wisley RHS Gardens The Royal Horticultural Society’s HQ – always something to see. RHS Wisley

Playgrounds and Picnics

Cobham Recreational Field and Playground, Lushington Drive, Cobham, KT11 2AY

Downside, Downside Road, KT11 3NA (lovely open space with play area in the middle, near the Cricketers pub for lunch afterwards…)

Littleheath Recreation Ground, Kenilworth Avenue (off Blundell Lane) – more suited to older children/teens

Station Road Recreational Ground, Station Road (just off Stoke Road, opposite the Old Plough pub), Stoke d’Abernon.

Painshill Park is always nice for a picnic – find a nice spot in the meadow or the ampitheatre and take a frisbee or football along. Lovely.

Priory Park, Bell Street, Reigate, RH2 7RL. It may be a bit further away, but Priory Park is really lovely and well worth a visit. Loads of smooth paths ideal for scooting on, a duck pond and a massive play area in a huge sandpit will keep even big kids happy for hours. The onsite cafe offers high quality drinks and food or find your own spot for a picnic on the grass. Short term parking in Bell Street Car Park is limited but you’ll get a space eventually even at busy times.