For me it’s not actually Christmas Day that is the best part of the season, it’s the whole lead up to it and the wonderful days out that can be had before the day itself.
Here are a few of my favourite places in Surrey that we love to visit:
We have just had a wonderful Halloween trip to Bocketts Farm last month and Christmas time is just as great.
Here you can find all the fun that the farm usually has to offer such as feeding the animals, the wonderful soft play and ride on tractors and vast outdoor play area.
Our favourite pig race still runs aswell as the tractor rides around the farm, and you also get the added bonus of a wonderfully decorated farm and coffee shop and the option of adding in a trip to see Father Christmas.
Morden Hall National Trust
My favourites list would not be complete without a National Trust mention.
We love to visit Morden Hall that offers a variety of different activities over the Christmas period. We went last year to visit their wonderful food market that served wonderful hot food and gifts a plenty.
We took a walk around the beautiful grounds and warmed up inside where they had plenty of crafts to keep everyone busy.
If you fancy a longer walk from here you can visit Deen City Farm which is small, but has enough for the children to have a look at and all they ask for is for a donation.
Christmas At Kew
For the first time last year we visited Christmas At Kew. This shouldn’t really be in with Surrey trips but I couldn’t leave it out!! All I can say is the whole evening is truly spectacular. The whole gardens are alight with beautifully different areas that give you a suprise around every corner.
At the end of the trail was a splendid old fashioned fair with small rides for the children and lots of yummy food.
The walk changes each year so book up and see what this year has in store.
Lunch With Santa At Hobbledown
I was going to keep this one a secret as after over eighteen years of trips to visit Santa this has been my favourite!
Hobbledown has lots on offer over Christmas but if you have toddlers then this is a must.
You start the session wearing them out for a while in the huge softplay area and from there you are lead into a magical room for some lunch and craft making.
Father Christmas then makes his entrance and calls the children up one by one to receive there gift.
For me the old fashioned take on Christmas makes this so special and we are already booked up for this year!!
Christmas Trail At Priory Farm
If you fancy walking off some of those extra pounds you put over over the Christmas period then Priory Farm is perfect.
The discovery walk takes on a Christmas theme and is great for getting in some fresh air and getting the kids some exercise.
There is the chance to see Father Christmas or simply take a short ride past his grotto on the Christmas train.
As I’ve mentioned many times the cafe here offers wonderful food for you to fill up on after a long walk and of course a trip to the farm shop for some yummy treats is a must .
Christmas At Chessington World Of Adventure
If you want a full day out then Chessington World Of Adventure is a great place to go.
They have a small selection of rides open, you can walk around and see all the animals that they have to offer including the fab petting zoo and you can then warm up whilst having a look around the Sealife Centre.
You can add on a trip to Father Christmas whist you are there but it’s not something we have had the pleasure of doing yet.
After our wonderful overnight stay there over Halloween I can highly recommend making a weekend of it and staying over as the hotel and its facilities are fantastic and one the children will absolutely love.
Keep an eye out over the next few weeks as we have a few different trips planned that I would love to share with you all.