Easter Holidays in Surrey | Things to Do 2023

It’s always nice to do something different over the school holidays, have a nice day out and some quality time together. Easter is one of our favourite school holidays and so I thought I’d put together some ideas of things to do over Easter, like Easter events in Surrey, day out ideas and Easter trails in Surrey.

When are the school holidays at Easter in Surrey?

The Surrey school holidays this Easter run from 3rd April 2023 to 16th April 2023. Easter Monday is in the middle of the holidays this year, on Monday 10th April. However, friends in neighbouring counties often have different school holiday dates.

You can check the Surrey County Council term dates for the current academic year here and it’s best to check your school website too in case there are any inconsistencies with the spring term or at any other point through the year.

Days Out in Surrey

If you’re just looking for Easter family days out then we have a lot of inspiration for you and these posts should be helpful plus, Brooklands Museum and the British Wildlife Centre are always great days out:

If you’re happy to go a little further afield then these posts may be helpful too:

West Green House Garden {National Trust} Easter Holidays in Surrey

Aside from generic days out, there are so many events and fun activities happening through the Easter holidays in Surrey. Here are so many ideas of how your family can spend the Easter break.

Easter Trails and Easter Egg Hunts in Surrey

If you’re just looking for Easter family days out then we have a lot of inspiration for you and these posts should be helpful:

National Trust Easter Trails

Have an Easter adventure as you make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Come along and explore the beautiful National Trust parks and gardens.

  • Hatchlands Park – 2 April 2022 – 18 April 2022
  • Polesden Lacey – 2 April 2022 – 18 April 2022
  • Morden Hall Park – 6 April 2022 – 18 April 2022
  • Claremont Landscape Garden – 2 April 2022 – 18 April 2022
  • Winkworth Arboretum – 2 April 2022 – 18 April 2022
  • Ham House and Garden – 2 April 2022 – 18 April 2022
  • River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf – 15 April 2022 – 18 April 2022
  • Runnymede and Ankerwycke – 15 April 2022 – 18 April 2022
  • Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl – 9 April 2022 to 18 April 2022

Cost: The trail is £3 per child and you get a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

RHS Garden Wisley Easter Egg Hunt

Giant Egg Hunt – 1 April 2023 – 17 April 2023 – RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB

Discover the enormous painted eggs hidden around Wisley. Plus, join in planting or craft workshops in the CLORE Learning Centre with daily Easter activities.

Cost: Usual admission applies, no additional cost

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Kew Gardens Easter Trail

The Superworm Trail – 1 April 2023 – 16 April 2023 – Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE

This Easter at Kew Gardens, join Superworm for a new adventure with all the heroes from the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Set out on a journey through the plant and animal kingdoms, against the magical backdrop of Kew Gardens in spring.

Cost: Included with admission charge.

You can read about our experience of a Kew Gardens trail here.

Hampton Court Bunny Hunt

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt – 1 April 2023 – 16 April 2023 – Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU

The Lindt Gold Bunny hunt is back at Hampton Court Palace this Easter! Find the Lindt Gold Bunny whilst you discover the stories of fascinating people who visited, lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace.

Use the trail map to find the Lindt Gold Bunny statues as you explore the palace gardens plus, match up the name of the palace character on the trail to the red ribbon on the bunny at each location. At the end, collect a Lindt Gold Bunny chocolate reward!

Cost: Included with admission charge.

You can read about our time at Hampton Court Palace here.

A Family Trip to Hampton Court Palace Easter Holidays in Surrey

Painshill Park Easter Trail

Egg-straordinary Dragon Trail – 1 April 2023 – 16 April 2023 – Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1BE

Find all the dragons and their eggs at Painshill this Easter holiday with the family statue trail. This springtime, magical beasts have come to the landscape to lay their eggs; can you make your way through the park and find them all?

Cost: Included with admission charge.

You can read about our trip to Painshill Park here.

Visiting Painshill Park After Lockdown Easter Holidays in Surrey

Rural Life Centre Easter Trail

Easter Egg Trail – 9th and 10th April 2023 – Rural Life Living Museum, The Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DL

Can you follow the trail of eggs that the Easter Bunny has left around the museum? Collect a trail sheet, see if you can spot them all and claim your treat!

Cost: Additional costs apply – check website for details.

You can read about a day we spent at the Rural Life Centre here.

A Day at the Rural Life Living Museum Easter Holidays in Surrey

Gatton Park Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt – Friday 7th AprilMonday 10th April 2023 – Redhill, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0TW

Visit Gatton Park for a springtime stroll and join the Easter Egg!  Easter trails, activities and refreshments available to purchase.

Cost: Included with admission charge.

Read our review of Gatton Park here

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Squires Garden Centre

Bunny Hunt – 3 April 2023 – 14 April 2023 – Weekdays only excludes bank holidays – Badshot Lea, Chobham, Frensham, Hersham, Long Ditton, Milford, Reigate, West Horsley, Woking

Follow the clues around the centre to help find the magic word. No booking required.

Cost: £2.50 including a chocolate treat at the end!

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Albury Vineyard

Easter Trail – 7th, 8th and 10th April – 11am – 4pm – Silent Pool, Shere Road, Albury, Surrey GU5 9BW

Enjoy a self guided vineyard tour this Easter. With stunning views over the Surrey Hills and a great opportunity to find out more about English wine! The kids will love the Easter themed trail and they get a chocolate treat at the end too. Dogs on leads welcome.

Cost: £5 per person and each adult will be given a £5 voucher to redeem against shop purchases.

Easter Activities in Surrey

Wherever you are in Surrey, there’s bound to be somewhere nearby with organised activities to keep your children entertained over the holidays. Here are a few suggestions of things to do in the Easter holidays in Surrey:

Squires Garden Centre

Plant a colourful Easter basket – 3 April 2023 – 14 April 2023 – Weekdays only excludes bank holidays – Badshot Lea, Chobham, Frensham, Hersham, Long Ditton, Milford, Reigate, West Horsley, Woking

Plant three colourful plants in a wicker basket decorated with a raffia bow, to create a lovely Easter gift or place in your garden.

Cost: £6.50 per child. Booking required.

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Afternoon Tea

If you fancy going for afternoon tea as an Easter treat there are plenty of places to choose from and these guides may help you find somewhere perfect!

The Best Places to Have Afternoon Tea in Surrey

12 Options for Children’s Afternoon Tea in Surrey

Painshill Park also have a special Easter Dragon Themed Afternoon Tea which runs from 2nd to 14th April.

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Hampton Court Fun Fair – 5 April 2023 to 10 April 2023

The annual Hampton Court Funfair is crammed with family fun, with so many children’s rides, traditional games and stalls, a wonderful carousel and even a ferris wheel. It’s a real tradition that has entertained families through generations for over 150 years.

Cost: Prices vary. 5th & 6th April – All rides 1/2 price!

Days Out with Easter Activities in Surrey

Bocketts Farm

Easter Eggstravaganza – 1 April 2023 – 16 April 2023 – Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS

Getting right into spring on Bocketts Farm. With hundreds of gorgeous baby lambs due, meet chicks and bunnies in Small Animal Encounters sessions, explore acres of outdoor play, enjoy the Tractor and Trailer Ride, get creative in Craft Corner, watch live shows in the Easter garden and there’s even a Spring Trail to complete with chocolate treats at the end.

Cost: Included with admission charge.

You can read about our visit to Bocketts Farm here.

A Birthday Day Out at Bocketts Farm Park Easter Holidays in Surrey

Brooklands Museum

Ready to Race – 1 April 2023 – 16 April 2023 –  Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0SL

This Easter get your overalls on and step into a workshop to explore the science behind speed. Join the pit-crew for a fun and hands-on session and have a go at getting a car ready to race at Brooklands. There will also be running vintage car rides, pedal planes and cars, family-friendly Concorde Mini-Tours and London Bus Museum will be running bus rides around the local area.

Cost: Included with entry.

Treasure Trails

If you want to get outside this Easter but you don’t really know where, we love Treasure Trails. It’s an adventure that the whole family can get involved in. Solve a mystery, save the day or be a spy! It’s great fun and we always really enjoy it. Here are some of the Surrey Treasure Trails – you can see the full list here.

You can read about one of our Treasure Trail adventures here.

Going on an Adventure with Treasure Trails Easter Holidays in Surrey

Theatre Shows

Going to the theatre is a great activity that the whole family will enjoy and Surrey has a lot of great theatres to really make the most of. Here are the family shows that are on over the Easter holidays:

Rose Theatre

24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1HL

The Smeds and the Smoos – 4 April 2023 – 16 April 2023 – 55 minutes, age 3+

Dorking Halls

Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1SG

Easter Pantomime – Rapunzel – Saturday 1st April 2023

Fireman Sam Live – Tuesday 11th April 2023 – 60 minutes, all ages

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Room on the Broom – 7th April 2023 to 9th April 2023 – Age 3+

Harlequin Theatre

Warwick Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1NN

Twirlywoos – Friday 31 March – Saturday 1 April 2023 – 55 minutes

The Little Mermaid – Sunday 2nd April 2023 – 1 hour 40 minutes with interval

An Evening of Magic With Richard Jones – Saturday 8th April 2023 – 1 hour 50 minutes

Epsom Playhouse

42 Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5AL

Let’s All Dance present Cinderella – Monday 3rd April 2023 – 55 minutes with no interval

Nick Cope’s Family Show – Thursday 6th April 2023

G Live

London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA

Ministry of Science Live – Tuesday 11th April 2023

Camberley Theatre

Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SY

Dinosaur Adventure Live – 4 April 2023 – Age 6+

Pop Divas Live – 16 April 2023 – 2 hours including a 20 minute interval

Indoor Activities Surrey

If the weather isn’t great over the Easter holidays then you may want to do something indoors that still gets you out of the house. Here are some ideas:

Leisure Centres in Surrey

Leisure centres can be a fantastic place to spend time as a family and they’ve come far over recent times, now having so much more than just swimming pools. Many have climbing facilities, soft play centres and even trampoline parks within them! Here are all the ones in Surrey to choose from:

You can read about out climbing experience at Places Leisure Camberley here.

Easter Holidays in Surrey

Trampoline Parks in Surrey

Trampolining is a fantastic activity that children love and it’s perfect for a wet weather day – which is often the case in February half term! Here are the trampoline parks in Surrey – and many of the leisure centres above offer trampolining classes too. It’s great fun for all ages.

Soft Play and Indoor Play Centres in Surrey

Soft play and other indoor play centres are fantastic for children and are great for bad weather days too. We have so many great indoor activity hubs in Surrey from typical soft play centres to role play dressing up experiences.

Review: Our New Favourite Place - Little Street! Easter Holidays in Surrey

Shopping Centres in Surrey

Shopping centres are a great place to spend time. You can wander round the shops, grab some lunch and there are often organised activities and events in to make the most of as well.

Pottery Painting in Surrey

Pottery painting is a fantastic activity for the whole family as well as being a calm and relaxed experience. Children of all ages will love it and it’s so nice to have something to take away with you afterwards – or pick up a few days later when it’s been fired! Here are our Surrey pottery painting destinations.

Discovering Mrs Potts' Place - Camberley Easter Holidays in Surrey

Bowling in Surrey

Bowling is another great activity for the whole family and perfect when the weather isn’t great. Here are the Surrey bowling alleys to choose from.

Laser Tag in Surrey

Laser Tag was such a new thing when I was a child but they’ve grown massively in popularity over recent years and now laser centres are everywhere. Here are both indoor and outdoor laser tag sites across Surrey.

You can read more about Laser Tag options in Surrey here

Climbing Centres and Aerial Adventures in Surrey

Climbing is another great family activity and we have so many centres across the county – plus those included in the leisure centres above. Here are some more indoor and outdoor centres to give you some climbing inspiration.

We’ve also written a more in depth article about all the climbing centres in Surrey here and you can read our review of Go Ape here

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Cinemas in Surrey

Most cinemas have reduced tickets at weekends and in school holidays, a great budget activity that the whole family can enjoy together

VueMini Mornings – Camberley – Croydon – Staines

At Vue’s Mini Mornings you can see the best kids and family films from only £2.49 each. Mini Mornings run every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am plus every day in the school holidays.

OdeonOdeon Kids – Kingston – Epsom – Guildford

With special Odeon Kids screenings of the most spellbinding fairy tales and animated films, grown-ups pay kids’ ticket prices, making it a great value day out for the whole family.

There are many other cinemas in Surrey – Everyman, Empire and Harlequin to name a few, but they all seem to have the same ticket prices and offerings during school holidays.

Holiday Clubs in Surrey

If you need to work over the holidays and need childcare then holiday clubs are a really popular idea – and there are so many across Surrey that you’re bound to find one perfect for your children that’s close to where you live or work.

Here’s a more in depth article about Holiday Clubs in Surrey here and below there are also some suggestions for Easter specific clubs:

Surrey Wildlife Trust Holiday Club

Where: Nower Wood Education Centre, near Leatherhead

When: Tuesday 4 April 2023 – Wednesday 5 April 2023 – 9:30am – 3:30pm

Ages: Wild Explorers Holiday Club: 5-11 Year olds

Wild Explorers Holiday Club is the perfect place to embark on adventures, forge friendships and turn school holidays into lifelong memories!

When: Thursday 6 April 2023 – 9:30am – 3:30pm

Ages: Wild Rangers Conservation Club: 11-17 Year olds

Help manage the ancient woodland reserve and learn skills including tree felling, coppicing and habitat surveying as well as fire lighting, whittling and carving.

YMCA East Surrey Holiday Club

Where: YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Redhill

When: Surrey Easter Holidays

Ages: 4-12 year olds

The focus is on having fun in a warm and welcoming environment while learning new skills and enjoying a range of activities including sports, crafts and games. Children have access to a new outdoor play area, a fantastic sports hall and dedicated children’s activity rooms.

Big Hat Bushcamp

Where: 123 Almners Road, Lyne, Chertsey KT16 0BH

When: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Ages: Age 7+

Big Hat Bushcamp aims to help young adventurers to develop their skills in activities like fire lighting, campfire cooking, woodcraft and stealth games.

YMCA East Surrey Football Camp

Where: Earlswood Junior School, Redhill

When: Surrey Easter Holidays

Ages: 7-11 year olds

Explore Activity Centre Activity Camp

Where: The Quays, Coleford Bridge Road, Mytchett, Surrey, GU16 6DS

When: Surrey Easter Holidays

Ages: 7+

Surrey Theatre Academy “School of Rock” Easter Camp

Where: Borough Hall, Bridge Street, Godalming GU7 1HR

When: April 3rd – 6th 2023 and April 10th – 14th 2023

Ages: 6 – 16 year olds and 6 – 18 year olds

Can’t get enough of performing? Come along and learn an entire show in a week and perform it on stage with amazing costumes and professional sound and lighting on the last day to your family and friends. Taught by an incredible team of industry professionals, it’ll be a highlight of their holidays!

Koosa Kids

Where: Ashford Park Primary School, Ashford – Danetree Primary School, West Ewell – Knaphill Lower School, Woking – Manby Lodge Infant School, Weybridge – St Edmund’s Primary School, Godalming – St Joseph’s Primary School, Guildford

When: Surrey Easter Holidays

Ages: 4 – 13 year olds

Experience all the fun and excitement of the Winter Olympics at KOOSA Kids February Half Term Holiday Clubs. With a mixture of active and non-active games and activities, the Winter Olympics Spectacular caters for all tastes and interests. 

Earthlings Forest School

Where: Guildford, Surrey

When: Surrey Easter Holidays

Ages: 4 to 11 year olds

The forest school sessions give you a chance to make new friends, explore the beautiful woodland site and take part in many optional activities like seasonal woodland crafts, fire lighting, marshmallow toasting and campfire songs, den building, tree climbing, wild food foraging and cooking, bush-craft and more!

CASA Clubs

Where: St Polycarp’s, Farnham – South Camberley Juniors, Camberley – Lakeside Primary School, Frimley

When: Surrey Easter Holidays

Ages: 4 to 12 year olds

The daily activity programme incorporates a balance of sports activities, creative fun and messy play with ‘chill out’ time, competitions, challenges and theme days. Activities include: Crossbow Challenge, Archery, Messy Play, Free Play, Water Play, Arts and Crafts, Sports, Cookery, team games, dress up Fridays, parachute games and more.

Ultimate Activity Camps

Where: Prior’s Field School, Godalming – Amesbury School, Haslemere – Holy Cross Prep School, Kingston – Manor House School, Bookham – Lingfield College, Lingfield – Surbiton High School, Surbiton – Hinchley Wood Sports Ground – Sutton High, Sutton –

When: Most school holidays Check website for dates

Ages: 4 – 14 year olds

At Ultimate Activity Camps, children will enjoy a fantastic range of sports, games and art activities every week led by engaging staff at amazing locations. Fun is at the heart of everything they do.

Fit For Sport

Where: Places Leisure, Camberley – Westcroft Leisure Centre, Carshalton

When: Surrey Easter Holidays

Ages: 5 to 12 year olds

Fit For Sport’s holiday camps have been running for over 30 years and are designed to engage all children through multi-sports, games, arts and crafts and more so that they can make friends and keep active throughout the holiday.

You can read our Fit For Sport review here.

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Camp Beaumont

Where: Chinthurst School, Tadworth – Claremont Fan Court School, Esher – Halstead Prep School, Woking – Hobbledown Adventure Farm, Park and Zoo, Epsom – Lyndhurst School, Camberley – RGS Guildford, Guildford – St Mary’s School, Reigate – St Ives School, Haslemere – Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames – Wallington County Grammar School, Wallington

When: Surrey Easter Holidays

Ages: 3 to 16 year olds

Camp Beaumont award-winning half-term adventure day camps feature over 50 activities including archery, football and tennis, teaching children new skills whilst making new friends and enjoying their best half-term break yet.

Premier Education Holiday Camps

Where: Twickenham Preparatory School, Hampton – Elmbridge Xcel Leisure complex, Walton – Our Lady of the Rosary RC Primary School, Staines – Walsh CofE Junior School, Ash –

When: Surrey Easter Holidays

Ages: 4 to 12 year olds

Premier Education have a range of fun and exciting holiday camps to keep children active. Each Holiday Camp features a range of activities and with a choice between a Multi-Activity camp, Multi-Sport camp, Performing Arts camp, or a Sport-Specific camp.

Barracudas Activity Camps

Where: Gordon’s School, Woking – Notre Dame School, Cobham – Edgeborough, Farnham

When: Surrey Easter Holidays

Ages: 4.5 – 14 year olds

The perfect solution for parents during the Easter holidays, Barracudas Easter activity camps offer high quality care and unrivalled activities for kids with an emphasis on Fun! Barracudas offers a brilliant programme with a huge range of activities that can truly claim to offer something for everyone!

I hope that’s given you some inspiration for things to do over the Easter holidays before the kids are back at school for the summer term. I’ll add more suggestions as I come across them and if you know of anything going on in Surrey that I’ve missed please do get in touch and let me know.

Easter Holidays in Surrey

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