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The Friary Centre

The Friary Centre

Plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and juice bars all under one roof.

The William Bray

The William Bray

This gastro pub is set in the heart of the Surrey Hills in the village of Shere, which was the village used for many scenes from the movie 'The Holiday' with Cameron Diaz and Jude Law.

The Withies Inn

The Withies Inn

A rustic 16th century pub with a thatched roof in a stunning rural setting.

Five & Lime

Five & Lime

Amazing live DJs out on the terrace and a great place to get a few drinks and chill out at the weekend.

The White House

The White House

Great sharing platters, selection of beers and a charming terrace by the River Wey.

The Britannia

The Britannia

The best pub in Guildford with a great riverside location and brilliant food. It also allows dogs!

Toby Cottage

Toby Cottage

Sitting in Ripley Village, this restaurant is perfect for Sunday lunch with the family.

The Electric Theatre

The Electric Theatre

Home to many great stage shows and independent acts.

RHS Garden Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley

Beautiful parkland that is always nice in the sunshine!

Dunsborough Park

Dunsborough Park

Really nice place to chill out and have some fresh air and relaxation

Newland's Corner

Newland's Corner

Newlands Corner is a picnic site and beauty spot on a ridge of the Albury Downs, forming part of the North Downs just outside of Guildford.

Kinghams

Kinghams

Award-winning food made with local produce.

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

West End shows often do their pre and post tours here, so you can see the best shows without having to pay the West End prices!

The Snooty Fox

The Snooty Fox

A fantastic sandwich bar in Shalford where I grab lunch if i'm out and about.

The Jovial Sailor

The Jovial Sailor

Great family pub in Ripley.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Guildford, Shalford, Bramley, Jacobs Well, Sutton Green, Gomshall, Send, Worplesdon, Mayford and Ripley

"Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey and raised by his maternal grandparents. Before becoming the only musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 3 times, he used to design stained glass windows."

Guildford Castle has beautiful landscaped gardens that are lovely in the sunshine.

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Breathtaking views across the Surrey Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Flowing through the centre of Guildford, you can stroll along the banks of the River Wey and appreciate its charm.

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Thula Mama Harmony singing group for carers and babies


Thula Mama is an inspirational singing group for parents and carers of babies aged from birth to walking. We learn and sing lullabies and songs from around the world to share with our little ones. And we sing in beautiful 3-part harmony. You don't need to have any previous singing experience, just come along and enjoy sharing music with a group and with your baby. Website

NCT Bumps & Babies

Trinity Centre Trinity Churchyard
A group for expectant mums and parents with young babies (generally up to walking). Come along for a hot drink and chat with other local parents while the babies play on the playmats and toys provided. Plenty of space for buggies toilets baby changing and a quiet room. On the last Wednesday of each month we also have a special event running alongside the usual group - previous activities have included arts and crafts music sessions mini photo sessions and stalls. Held in the centre of town at the Trinity Centre next to Holy Trinity Church at the top of the high street. The nearest car park is Sydenham Road. Entry £1 for NCT members £2 non-members including refreshments. Website

The Nest: A NCT Parent and Baby Group in St. John's

St John's Memorial Hall
The Nest' is a parent and baby Group in St. John's where new parents can come and have a relaxing cup of tea / coffee and chats with other new parents about their life as new parents and the highs and lows that comes with it. For details about the 'The Nest' and the aim of this group please click here. This group is catered for new parents and their babies under 12 months of age. Website

Tiny Tunes

Cobham Methodist Church
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 Bumps & Babies

Burgundy & Black
B&B is held on the first and third Friday of every month. B&B is for mums with bumps and both parents or carers of non-mobile babies. So come along and meet others for tea or coffee get yourself out of the house and get your baby socialising. If your child is more mobile or you have older toddlers just be aware that this is a cafe environment. This is open to all there is no need to have attended NCT classes or be a member. Website

Dorking NCT Branch Nearly New Sale APRIL 2015

North Holmwood Village Hall
We hold four Nearly New Sales each year where you can get some great bargains sell your children's old (but good condition) toys and clothes and help support the NCT too! We sell newborn and children's clothes maternity wear toys and equipment (such as prams and cots). Our sales are held at: North Holmwood Village Hall Spook Hill North Holmwood RH5 4JP NCT members get priority entry at 10:00am bring your NCT membership card with you to gain advance entrance. General entrance is at 10:15am. If you volunteer to help for more than 2 hours at the sale you get the opportunity to shop before the sale opens! Its a great perk and anyone can volunteer to help at the sales. Contact nns.dorking@nct.org.uk to register to sell or volunteer at our next sale! See our branch page on Nearly New Sales for more information: http://www.nct.org.uk/branches/dorking/nearly-new-sales . Please remember all branches are run by volunteers often pregnant or with young children and may work as well we endeavour to get back to you as soon as we possibly can but we appreciate your patience!

Tiny Tunes

North Holmwood Village 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

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