Golf courses, woodland and Chessington World of Adventures; perfect for families
"There are some extraordinary properties in the Surbiton and Kingston area that you wouldn't find in central London."Leanna Sharman
"It's not every day you see a Mini in a wall...but you do in Surbiton!"Leanna Sharman
"There has been a lot of development in Surbiton in recent years."Greg Boxer
Where do Chessington locals go?
A 5-a-side football centre with outdoor astroturf pitches, which you have to book in advance.
Submitted by Leanna
Kidz Rock is a soft play and family diner. Facilities are great and clean, the kids love it!
Submitted by Leanna
Sorrento in Tolworth serves amazing Italian food and at good value too.
Submitted by Leanna
Langley's is lovely for an evening drink and their food menu is good. Gets a little loud on Wednesdays when it's Ladies Night!
Submitted by Jamie
Best Italian food I've had in the area by far. Coupled with great service and a wonderful selection of wine.
Submitted by Sharan
Potentially the smallest café/restaurant I have come across, but packed with rustic charm. The staff are all Italian and sell a great range of foodstuffs - the freshly made sandwiches on Italian breads are a must have at lunch and are so delicious!
Submitted by Lindsay
The French Tarte
A bakery/café that everyone talks about for their unique breads and other delicacies.
Submitted by Billy
The French Table
This restaurant does delicious food! A wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion.
Submitted by Lise
Surbiton Farmers' Market
This fabulous farmers' market is on Maple Road every third Saturday of the month. There are 26 stalls of fresh farm produce and speciality foods, and it's a great place for meeting friends in the adjoining bars and restaurants. All surplus proceeds go to local charities.
Submitted by Alison
The Harts Boatyard
With large windows overlooking the Thames, this delightful restaurant makes it feel as if you're dining on a ship!
Submitted by Stephen
Why do you find Chessington a great place to live?
"Reasonable prices, good public transport and access to A3/M25. Not rough and lawless, Council keep it looking nice. Good local shops, near to Kingston which has big shops and entertainment."
What do you like about Chessington?
Did you know?
"Since the 15th century, every year in July, a census is taken of all the swans on the River Thames. In 2009, the Queen attended the ceremony called Swan Upping, marking the first time that a reigning monarch has done so."
Child-friendly activities near Chessington
NCT Bumps and BabiesPavilion Cafe
Are you pregnant and/or have a new baby? Looking to get out of the house for an easy outing and talk with other local mums? Come to our Bumps & Babies group and join other mums and mums-to-be every Wednesday morning. Our antenatal teacher will be on hand on the first and third Wednesday of each month to answer any questions you may have. We meet at the Pavilion Cafe on the Claygate Recreation ground from 10:30am-noon. There is no charge and you don't have to be an NCT member to come along. Park on Church Road and walk up the path past the playground. We look forward to seeing you there! Website
Tiny TunesSurbiton Library Hall
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website
NCT Epsom Playtime Baby & Toddler GroupSt Barnabas Church
Epsom Playtime Baby & Toddler Group is every Friday during term time from 9.30-11.30am Held at St Barnabas Church Hall Temple Road Epsom Surrey KT19 8HA (parking available). All welcome no need to book in advance. For more information contact Helena Barrows at: email@example.com. Website
NCT Bumps GroupWaterstone's Cafe
Calling all pregnant ladies! Our bumps group meets every Thursday morning at the new Waterstones Cafe on Sutton High Street. Partners also welcome! Website
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