I knew that my post on outdoor summer days in Surrey was tempting fate, and I was right! A few days later we have horrendous torrential rain.
For me a bit of rain never puts me off getting outside and to be honest all the places such as farms are empty which I love! Unfortunately though even I have to give in sometimes and settle for indoor activities instead.
I’ve listed a few of my favourites for you here:
If you have under fives, nestled at the top of Rickman Hill in Coulsdon is a wonderful little softplay and vintage tea rooms called Mother Kitty’s perfect to relax and have a cup of tea whilst you watch the little ones play.
The soft play is only sutiable for under 5’s but I bring my older ones along as they are more than happy to sit and have a drink whist making use of the free wifi!!
If the weather holds out then there is a large park and playground that is great to have a run around in too.
If you want your older ones to let off some steam and get away from their games consoles, Airhop is a fantastic place to visit.
Over 4’s can bounce around to their hearts content on the many trampolines, foam pits and basketball areas.
You need to book your hours session online and they do get full very quickly, so make sure you book well before your intended visit.
I have only visited this fantastic place once, and it completely blew me away.
The name says it all and once inside Little Street really is a mini town for your little ones to play to their hearts content.
They can do their shopping in the supermarket, go to the hairdressers, visit the doctors, pop to the cafe, drive up and down the street, work on the construction site and lots more.
This is a refreshing change to your run of the mill soft play area which I loved playing in as much as the kids.
You book your hours slot online as numbers are restricted to ensure your child can play in the best environment.
I couldn’t recommend this place more. Really is a fantastic trip.
We came across the Honeywood Museum last year after years of visiting Carshalton and were pleasantly surprised.
The entry is free and they simply ask for a donation as you leave. The house is fasinating to explore and you can pick up question sheets from the front desk that the children can fill in as you walk around.
They put on regular craft sessions for the children that mine really loved taking part in.
I would suggest checking out their Facebook page to see what events they have going on before taking a visit.
Kidspace is a mega softplay area along the Purley Way in Croydon.
With a large age range in children places like this can sometimes be tricky for me, but this cover all ages for me.
There is a smaller area with a sensory play section, mini trampolines, climbing areas and slides that is sutiable for the little ones.
The main area homes a huge area that they can climb and slide around, a big ball shooting area, go carts and climbing walls.
It is more expensive than most soft plays, but it is worth the money.
They have a lovely cafe serving hot and cold food that is a great addition to a great soft play.
I love art and love to find places that the children can explore the arts in a fun yet educating way.
The Lightbox in Woking, Surrey is a small gallery perfect for children. They regularly change their exhibitions and always have something to capture the thoughts of little minds.
They have a craft room where they can get hands on and create their own masterpieces with the help of the lovely staff.
There is a all cafe serving a small selection of snacks and some wonderful homemade cakes. Theses can be enjoyed in the beautiful garden to the front of the gallery of the weather is good.
I hope you have found something here that your children would love to visit; I would love to hear what you think.