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A locals' guide to Surrey

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

Greg Nickson

"There are some extraordinary properties in the Surbiton and Kingston area that you wouldn't find in central London."

Leanna Sharman

"Imagine waking up to views of the River Thames from your very own waterside home in Kingston."

Christian Dickson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Surrey locals go?

The Anchor

The only Surrey Pub in the Good food Guide!

Dunsborough Park

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

Toby Cottage

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

The Jovial Sailor

Great family pub in Ripley.

The Saddlers Arms

A family run traditional pub, offering Pieminister pies & traditional pub grill food.

The Talbot Inn

This fantastic gastro pub dates back to 1453 and is currently owned by Marco Pierre White - fabulous food in a lovely setting!

The Clock House

A Michelin star restaurant in Ripley with delicious food. It's perfect for a special occasion.

The Queen's Head

This pub has been refurbished recently and for the better! The Sunday roast was really amazing.

The French Tarte

A bakery/café that everyone talks about for their unique breads and other delicacies.

The Pantry

The perfect spot to pick up cheeses, charcuterie & fine foods. Specialising in both British & French delicacies.

Guildford Lido

Great for a dip all year round!

Coffee Culture

Independent coffee show located in Angel Gate, off Guildford's cobbled high street. Owned by husband and wife. Can recommend the hazelnut truffle latte and bacon muffin.

Manuels

Local bakery renowned for its sandwiches.

Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf

A golf course with 18 holes, waterfalls, caves and putting greens, plus moving and even roaring dinosaurs.

Top Table

A favourite for the lunch stop, with a great selection of sandwiches.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Ripley, Send, Sutton Green, The Horsleys, West Byfleet, Woking, Mayford, Jacobs Well, Hook Heath and St Johns

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"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."

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Little Teddies Parent, Baby and Child Group

St John the Baptist Church Hall
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This group meets Tuesday mornings during term-time in the Andrews' Wing. A chance for local mothers, carers and their small children to meet and play together in a safe and comfortable environment. Each week there are craft activities, stories and songs, as well as many toys to play with. We are a parent run playgroup who are friendly and welcoming to children and parents! There is lots of space for children to run around and different activites each week. Its a chance for the children to have a play and parents to relax with a coffee!! Babies also welcome! Website

Tiny Tunes

Weybridge 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

Catch-A-Balls: Classes (Ages 2.5-3.5 years) at Vera Fletcher Hall

The Vera Fletcher Hall
Catch-a-Balls classes are ball skills and movement classes for pre-school children. We use a variety of equipment including large and small balls, hoops, scarves, balloons and beanbags. Website

Woodcraft Folk

Kingston Quaker Centre
Woodcraft Folk is the cooperative movement for children and young people. We run groups where young people meet to play games make friends and learn about big ideas from social justice to climate change through cooperative activities. Tolworth and Kingston Woodcraft Folk are now running a new children's group at Kingston Quaker Centre on Fairfield East in Kingston on Thursday evenings from 6-7.15 pm. At Woodcraft Folk we encourage every child to get involved and to feel valued. We aim to teach children independence empowerment equality and how to care for the planet. To get involved or ask any questions please contact Andy Marshall the leader of the new group on 07762 447759 or email him at Tolkingwoodcraft@gmail.com . At Tolworth And Kingston we are currently running groups for ages 6 - 9 (Elfins) and 10 - 12 (Pioneers).

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

Mummy & Me Ballet Class (Ages 18 Months-3 Years) at Vera Fletcher Hall

The Vera Fletcher Hall
An early introduction to ballet and movement where your little ones can transform into fairies, butterflies and everything magical. There will also be well known activity songs with which the children will be familiar and love to sing along to. It aims to develop listening skills, memory, co-ordination and basic motor skills through creative movement. The best bit about this class is that the mums, dads and carers can join in too. 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
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