School’s Out – Holiday Fun

HalloweenOctober Half Term 2018

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

Chessington Garden Centre Loads of activities including Spooky Circus, Spooky Maze and Spooky Meals! Booking is almost essential.
Piglets Playcentre Loads going on! Check out
Stage Coach Cobham Have a Go Session – Parkside School 4.45-7.45pm 18 OctoberThe Greatest Show – Cobham Free School 10am-4pm 30 & 31st October
Squires Garden Centre Cobham and Hersham sites:
Toadstool Parties Holiday Camps with various themes for children aged 3-7. Totally brilliant and book up quickly.


Local Attractions

AirHop Booking almost essential during school holidays.
Bocketts Farm  Lots of spooktacular events!
Bushy Park Open to pedestrians 24hrs. Vehicle access from 9am. Woodlands Gardens 9am – dusk, Water Gardens 9am – dusk (closed Mondays)
Chessington World of Adventures Open for Howloween!!
Claremont National Trust gardens, Portsmouth Road. Open 10am – 5pm
Hobbledown  Lots of events for Half Term Hobble’ween…
Legoland Brick or Treat Details
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 Closed for winter
Wisley RHS Gardens Room on the Broom Half Term – Kids go free with a downloaded voucher – get it here

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.