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WHAT’S ON for 0-12 year olds in November & December! Covering Reigate, Redhill, Dorking, Leatherhead, Caterham, Warlingham, Godstone, Horley, Oxted and Lingfield

Sing! Dance! Act! For 4-18 year olds, after school, at weekends and holiday workshops Redhill and Reigate 020 8686 0141 Dorking 0800 007 5482 Leatherhead 020 8394 2244

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Hurrah! Christmas is on its way. We bring exciting news of Reigate’s first real ice rink, coming to the Priory Park in early December and building on last year, this time adding more entertainment and a Big Top! Read all about it on page 7. Our annual Party Entertainment Directory on pages 11-14 is for you to pull out and keep - for your Christmas and birthday parties or any family party! Father Christmas is busy this year and the list on page 22 tells you where you will find him, before he leaps in the air with his reindeer for the final lap of his deliveries! And we found some lovely ways to shop for Christmas on pages 8-9. Lights switch on, festive fairs – it’s all here (see pages 20-21) Enjoy making your plans together this Christmas! Eleanor Lines, Editor, Families Surrey East

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Web mag: Familiessurreyeast.co.uk Families Surrey East is part of the national network of Families magazines. See familiesonline.co.uk for more features and competitions. NEXT ISSUE – JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2014, out on 7 JANUARY 2014. Send your news and upcoming events by 2nd December for FREE INCLUSION. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS and reach families throughout East Surrey with DISPLAY ADS or ask about our CLASSIFIED LISTINGS – perfect for small businesses and web sales. AD BOOKING AND COPY DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER-DECEMBER is 2nd December. Please send ad artwork by 8th December. For advertising and editorial enquiries, call the Editor on 020 8948 6895 or email: editor@familiessurreyeast.co.uk Cover image courtesy of www.roomseven.com  DPQJFTPG'".*-*&44633&:&"45 are distributed free of charge to schools, nurseries, playgroups, clubs & classes, NCT groups, baby clinics, good children’s shops, libraries, theatres & sports centres. Distributed to venues in Leatherhead and Dorking, Reigate and Redhill, Godstone, Oxted and Lingfield, Warlingham and Caterham and down to the Surrey/Sussex border in the south. To obtain copies for your venue call 0208 948 6895 or email distribution@familiessurreyeast.co.uk Families Surrey East, Spire Court, Onslow Rd, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6QG Telephone: 0208 948 6895 Web: familiessurreyeast.co.uk Email: editor@familiessurreyeast.co.uk %FTJHO Andrews Design & Marketing, The Studio, 29A Bell St, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7AD Tel: 01737 224340 Email: phil.andrews1@btinternet.com Print: Warwick Printing Company Limited, Leamington Spa, Warks CV31 1QD Tel: 01926 883355 FamiliesŽ Surrey East is part of the FamiliesŽ group, established in 1990 and headed by FamiliesŽ SW London. All franchised magazines in the group are independently owned and operated under licence. We take every care preparing this magazine but the publishers and distributors cannot be held responsible for the claims of advertisers nor for the accuracy of the contents nor any consequence.


Local News New Laser Tag at Manic Monsters! Manic Monsters in Edenbridge have added a new section to their existing play frame and built a new play frame for the exclusive use of Laser Tag parties. The guns fire an infrared beam that enables players to compete in solo and team games, players keep track of how many ‘lives’ they have and how many ‘hits’ they can make. The games are ideal for children from 5 years and above, and up to 32 children can play.The games take place in a new themed black and white play zone and are guaranteed to set the pulse racing whatever your age. Parties can be booked any time during the day, with exclusive use of the laser zone, time on the play frames plus a birthday meal celebrated in one of the party rooms or tents. Call 01732 866115 or see the website for further details. www.manicmonsters.co.uk

Jingling for Children in Need Jo Jingles will be raising money for BBC Children in Need in their classes during the week of 11th November. During the last 9 years of fund raising Jo Jingles East Surrey and East Grinstead has raised over £15,000 for the BBC Children in Need appeal. The 10th year of fund raising sees a special programme in Jo Jingles classes with the theme “Let's take to the skies for Pudsey!” The children will dress up as a flying character. Fairies, wizards, butterflies, bats, ladybirds, birds, pilots, astronauts and even Supermen will be attending classes! No doubt Pudsey Bear will end up flying up and down on a parachute! Children attending Jo Jingles classes are welcome to invite guests to join in with the fun. Jingle Babies as young as 3 months old can learn new songs and play little instruments at the weekly Jo Jingles classes. Established for 16 years, there are now classes in Redhill, Reigate, Horley, Merstham, Godstone, Lingfield, East Grinstead, Caterham and Limpsfield Chart. Call Nick and Carol to find your nearest class for babies, toddlers and juniors on 01883 712881 or 724800 - or go to www.jojingles.com/esurrey-egrinstead

TIME FOR MUMS WEB DIRECTORY

Coming soon! For ante- and post-natal classes, go to www.familiessurreyeast.co.uk /timeformums

Babies can join libraries Did you know that even babies can borrow books from Surrey’s libraries? All they need is their very own Pebble the Penguin library card, which is available from birth to five years old. Every Surrey library has a special area set aside for children so their parents and carers can relax and choose some books, DVDs and story CDs to take home. There’s also a huge range of board books and picture books, perfect for sharing with your baby. Call in for a Rhymetime session for babies and toddlers, with nursery rhymes and musical instruments. Just speak to a member of staff who will be able to give you your baby’s card and tell you about all the upcoming library events for kids. Join for free at www.surreycc.gov.uk/under5s or visit your local library. You can also call 0300 200 1001 to find out more, or follow @SurreyLibraries on Twitter.

Modernising Dorking Sports Centre Dorking Sports Centre will be under new management from 26 November 2013. DC Leisure will begin work in December to improve the gym and its changing facilities. The café will be modernized and will offer a new range of healthy food options. Swim-only membership and free swimming for the under 8s will encourage more swimmers to the centre.

Free Drama Class Watch your child’s self-esteem soar with Perform’s unique drama, dance and singing classes. Our weekly workshops will do wonders for their social, linguistic and physical development as well as being the best fun they’ll have all week.

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Following the success of the development of the Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Mole Valley District Council is keen to see significant improvement to Dorking’s Sports Centre, too. Almost half a million pounds will be invested in the Centre in the first year.

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Local News BabyExpo is an informative & fun-filled day with expert parenting & pregnancy advice, entertainment, fantastic show deals & price promotions, £1000’s of prizes, face painters, play-zones and hundreds of lovely exhibitors from pre-conception to primary! Check out the What’s On 4 Little Ones Main Stage for a host of fun demo classes for babies and toddlers, meet Sarah Jane and ambassador of children Sid from Cbeebies and Humphrey from Humphrey’s Corner, Bizzy the Butterfly author Emily Longmore with Bizzy narrator Carly Halse as seen on kid’s TV.

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Calling all baby-planners, parents-to-be & young 50(*7& families - BabyExpo – The Biggest & Brightest "8": BabyShow & Family Fun Day for the Region comes to Surrey Sports Park, Guildford on Sunday, November 24th 2013 and your local Families Magazine will be there! Join us on the day and come and enjoy the fun - we have 50 pairs of tickets to give away NOW so go to www.babyexpobabyshow. co.uk follow the link to 'Tickets' and just enter the code FAMILY.

Land’s End Clothing - stylish outerwear designed for adventure! Long lasting and adjustable for growth spurts, too! Their quality is guaranteed. Plus, for your first order, Land’s End is offering Families Surrey East readers £10 OFF orders over £40.

Not to be missed are the Natural Parenting Zone, Innovation Alley – with some of the latest products and the 'mumandworking' Flexible Working Zone with the Mumpreneurs Networking Club. There’ll also be breast-feeding, Metanium babychange , buggy demos, giveaways & JoJo Maman Bebe goodie bags for the 1st 500 visitors! There's life-saving first aid advice, a range of FREE ante-natal ‘taster’ classes and you can meet the NCT! Join us on the day – go to www.babyexpobabyshow.co.uk for free tickets and the chance to win a BabyExpo Bumper Prize! Surrey Sports Park is near the University of Surrey. From Junction 10 of the M25 follow the A3 to Guildford and then signs for the university and cathedral. www.surreysportspark.co.uk Simply enter FAMILY10 at the checkout for your exclusive discount. To view the collection head to www.landsend.co.uk PLUS – we have ÂŁ100 WORTH OF LAND’S END GIFT VOUCHERS TO GIVE AWAY to a lucky Families Surrey East reader! Go to the Win! Tab on the website, www.familiessurreyeast.co.uk to enter. Closing date: 29th November 2013.

British Wildlife Centre supplies red squirrels to the Scilly Isles The British Wildlife Centre (BWC) near Lingfield in Surrey is helping to establish more colonies of red squirrels around the UK.

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A group of twenty of the Centre’s red squirrels recently travelled in style to the Tresco, one of the Scilly Isles, thanks to the Royal Navy. The squirrels will enjoy a free-ranging life in the woodland of the beautiful Abbey Gardens, free from competition from the grey squirrel. The British Wildlife Centre is home to Britain’s first walk-through red squirrel experience, where visitors can stroll in a wooded copse and view these beautiful and increasingly rare creatures close at hand. The British Wildlife Centre is on the A22 at Newchapel, near Lingfield, Surrey. It is open during state school holidays ad weekend from March to October. britishwildlifecentre.co.uk


Babies and Toddlers

Surrey’s Answer to Super-Nanny As a mum with 25 years experience working with babies and young children, Lisa Caley is sympathetic and able to respond to the changing needs of Surrey’s families. Lisa provides maternity services, which include everything from support with feeding, sleep training, night-feeds and taking care of Mum. Lisa can be on hand, staying with you to help reassure, care and advise to ensure you enjoy those important early days with your baby. It is never too late to ease your baby or young child into good feeding and sleeping habits. Lisa works with parents to establish tailored routines to suit your family. For those times when you can’t always plan, Lisa is available at short notice for emergency childcare in your home. She can also provide nanny and babysitting services during the day, night or overnight. Whether it’s a shopping trip, hospital appointment or a night out she will stay at your home, follow your suggested routine and ensure your little one is safe and happy. As you would expect, Lisa is Ofsted registered as well as First Aid Qualified and an AID Paediatric First Aid Trainer, Disclosure & Barring Services Checked (formerly known as CRB), fully insured, an OCN Maternity Nurse Practitioner, holds a National Association for Maternal and Child Welfare Diploma and a full, clean British driving licence. Definitely a super-nanny! To contact Lisa and find out how she can help you – today or in the future, call 07884 487203. www.lisacaley.co.uk

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Break the need for a new year’s resolution – get fit for Christmas! Reigate Ladies Joggers (RLJ) is a noncompetitive jogging group for ladies of all abilities, catering for complete beginners and regular runners. For RLJ, running is for fun, though they also enjoy the social aspect of running in a group.

Specialist Baby and Toddler Swimming Classes and Aqua-Natal Yoga Classes

Come out of your shell and learn to swim the Turtle Tots Way!

Tel: 07920 854714 www.turtletots.com Email: charlotte.hollands@turtletots.com

This is a totally inclusive group and welcomes ladies of all ages from the age of 16 upwards. All sizes and abilities are welcome. Whether you want to learn how to run, complete your first race or just enjoy the company of others when running, there is something for everyone! Anna, who leads RLJ. offers courses for beginners, 10K courses and mixed-ability groups jogging in Reigate Priory Park and surrounding areas. Sessions take place Monday - Wednesday mornings and Monday evenings. The beginner’s course (Tuesday, 9.30-10.30am) aims to get you from walking to running 5km in the 7-week course, which costs £49. To give it a try - contact Anna Smith at Reigate Ladies Joggers on 07766 57 00 77. reigateladiesjoggers.co.uk Or contact Anna via email: annafagg@hotmail.com or www.facebook.com/ReigateLadiesJoggers

               

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1SPKFDU#XFMMCFJOHCPYFTGPSNVNTUPCF Project-B is a new launch of wellbeing goodies delivered monthly in a box to the mum-to-be. Great as a gift for a pregnant friend or family member! From 12 to 40+ weeks, each Project-B box has been designed to encourage wellbeing during pregnancy. You can join the service at any point during pregnancy, paying only for the boxes you receive. Each Project-B box is tailored to a month of pregnancy, supporting you with helpful tips, information and products. It costs ÂŁ14 per month to subscribe, with no extra delivery costs. It’s simple to set up either for yourself or as a gift - simply visit www.project-b.com. Products contain leading brands and are tailored to each specific stage of pregnancy and range from relaxation to healthy eating, household items and pampering. Alongside there are information cards relevant to each stage of pregnancy, including ‘This Month’s Pregnancy’, ‘Eating Well’, ‘Staying Active’ and ‘Shopping Ideas’. Project B’s resident midwife is Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute midwife Gemma Raby. Log on to www.project-b.com for more information and 'like' them at: www.facebook.com/projectbpregnancy

 

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Turtle Tots is coming to East Surrey from January 2014 with classes in Croydon and Oxted.

Following the success of TinyTalk classes in Dorking, a new Reigate class starts in January! Learn to communicate with your baby before s/he can talk, using BSL signs.

The unique swimming programme begins with aqua-natal yoga and continues with specialist and progressive baby and toddler classes. Your little one will develop water confidence and learn key life-saving skills in a sociable environment while parents can burn up to 250 calories! To learn to swim the Turtle Tots way, contact Charlotte on: 07920 85 47 14 or email charlotte.hollands@turtletots.com www.turtletots.com

Baby Sensory launches in Oxted Baby Sensory classes for babies from 0-13 months are coming to Oxted in November 2013! Christelle is offering a 1-hour free taster session on Tuesday, 26 November, 9.45am at St Agatha’s Church Hall, Hurst Green, Oxted RH8 0LL. To register, contact Christelle by email: purleyregion@babysensory.co.uk www.babysensory.com

The weekly hour-long session combines rhymes and learning signs with playtime for the babies and time for a chat! Book a taster session by calling Katherine on 07599 551882 or katherinep@tinytalk.co.uk www.tinytalk.co.uk/katherinep

#VNQT#BCJFT Caterham mum Lisa Arnold has launched nearly new sales Bumps2Babies for mums, babies and toddlers clothes and equipment. Sales take place in Caterham (de Stafford, 16 November) and Oxted (25 January 2014). “With my first daughter we brought everything new,� said Lisa, “Then I started going to nearly new sales, which were fantastic, but didn't run frequently enough to keep up with my growing children. So Bumps2Babies was born - quality monthly sales for mums and mums-to-be!�

What’s on at Dovers Green Autumn/Winter 2013

Monday

Weigh, Stay & Play 9am - 11.15am Courses for Mums & Dads - Sandcross School 12.30pm - 2.30pm Stay & Play 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Tuesday

Stay & Play 9.30am - 11.30am Baby Massage 12.30pm - 1.15pm Baby Signing 2pm - 2.30pm

Wednesday

‘Let’s Get Moving’ 10am - 10.45am ‘Let’s Get Messy’ drop in session 10.45am - 11.30am Post Natal Course 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Thursday

Toddler Group - Sandcross School 9am - 10.30am Weaning Class (Monthly 12 - 2pm) Breastfeeding Session 12.30pm - 2.30pm

To book any of our activities call the centre on 01737 223621 We are now taking bookings for January 2014’s NURTURING PROGRAMME (Parenting Puzzle). 10 week courses available during evenings and mornings. We do ask for a donation for some of our activities. Please call or see our website for more information and to view our full programme: doversgreenchildrenscentre.co.uk

Need some help and support? Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm for advice and information.

Friday

Under 1’s Baby Group 10am - 11.30am Baby Basics Ante-Natal 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Saturday

Dads Inc. (Play Session) 10am - 12.00pm First Saturday of the month Paediatric First Aid 10am - 12.00pm Parent Craft Ante-Natal Session 10am 3pm Contact your Mid-Wife to book a place 

Let’s Get Messy and Let’s Get Moving are term time activities only.

Co-ordinator: Anna Durbridge Tel: 01737 223621

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Ice Skating

Reigate’s own real ice rink! Reigate On Ice is, like last year, in Reigate’s Priory Park - but this year the rink will be made of real ice! The Matthews Organisation, specialists in funfairs and regular providers of traditional events in Priory Park, are bringing their 26m x 12m ice rink to the park, opening on 5th December and running until 5th January 2014. Not only that – this year’s rink will be undercover in a festive Big Top, 40m in diameter, so that no matter what the weather, the skating will be just as much fun! A carousel, dodgems, helter skelter, kiddies car ride, hoopla hook, a Santa game with prizes and bungee trampolines will all add to the attraction. A wide range of food this year includes hot chestnuts, freshly cooked crepes and doughnuts plus a bar with mulled wine, hot cider and beers. Expect to see the Big Top arrive in the park before the end of November! It then takes 4 days to build up the ice in layers and get ready for opening on 5th December. It will be located just outside the Morrisons entrance to the park, by the tennis courts.

OPENING TIMES: 5th December – 20th December: Mon-Thurs: 11am-8pm; Fridays 11am-10pm; Sat & Sun 10am-10pm. Off peak times are 11am-3pm weekdays during this time. From 21st December – 5th January: Daily 10am-10pm. (No off peak). The rink is closed on Christmas Day. Tickets cost £30 for a family of four, £24 off peak. Child <16yrs £8 peak; £6 off peak. Adults £10 peak; £8 off peak. Sessions are 45mins. Arrive 15 mins early to fit your skates. Smallest skate size is child’s 8 (27 European). The largest is adult size 16! A limited supply of penguin aids will be available. Bookings by email via the website www.reigateonice.co.uk Groups discounts are available for school parties and large groups.

More Winter Skating Ask about skating lessons and ice guides, who can assist groups or individuals. Skate hire is usually included in the price. Many rinks are wheelchair friendly. Most rinks are closed on Christmas Day.

3JDINPOE – New this year! 30 November – 12 January at York House, Twickenham, Plus Santa's grotto, farmers market, donkeys, figure skaters, food & drink, star-wars on ice and more... www.richmondrink.com 5IF3PZBM1BWJMJPO*DF3JOLBU#SJHIUPO Saturday, 9 November to Sunday, 19 January 2014 excl Christmas Day. Large rink for 250 skaters. Family: £34. Penguin Club <8s Saturday mornings 10-11am. Bookings: www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk )BNQUPO$PVSUo*DFBUUIF1BMBDF Saturday, 30 November – Sunday, 12 January 2014. Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT18 9AU. Family ticket £38. Bookings: www.hamptoncourticerink.com )ZEF1BSL8JOUFS8POEFSMBOELondon W2 2UH Friday, 22 November – Sunday, 5 January 2014 Free to enter. Also Zippo’s Circus, Yuletide Market, Giant Observation Wheel, plus Santa land. Family skating ticket: £38. Bookings: www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com Somerset House The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA. Thursday, 14 November – Sunday, 5 January 2014. Penguin Club for <8s Sat & Sun mornings. Bookings: www.somersethouse.org.uk/ice-rink 5PXFSPG-POEPO Saturday, 16 November – Sunday, 5 January 2014. www.toweroflondonicerink.com Natural History Museum Thursday, 31 October – 5 January 2014. Bookings: www.nhm.ac.uk 'VOTLBUJOHSJOLBUUIF$IJMESFOT5SVTU$ISJTUNBT 'BJS 5BEXPSUI Saturday, 23 November. 12noon-6pm. £2.50 entry to Fair (see Events Calendar). £4 per session. www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/christmasfair

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Making Christmas shopping fun Getting organized for Christmas can be fun â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and now is the time to start making plans! Here are beautiful local places with original gifts on offer at their Christmas markets. Personalised gifts and creative ideas get a mention here, too â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for more fun and less stress from your Christmas Shopping.

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London Road Dorking RH5 6AA. Denbies Christmas Light Switch on (6pm) & late night shopping and Craft Fair (4-9pm). Free admission. Free mulled wine and mince pies. Another craft fair and late night shopping takes place Tues, 10 December.

the castle and marquee will be brimming with gifts including vintage wares, jewellery, slate & lacquer goods, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes, local food & drink, soaps, candles & more. Mulled wine & mince pies. Admission ÂŁ3. www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

Road, Cobham, KT11 3LU. Christmas Market in the restored Victorian walled garden. Free entry. Christmas gifts and ideas, from food and garden products to art and crafts. www.themedicinegarden.com

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Unique gift ideas and local produce, run from festive marquee outside Chartwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wellstocked shop. Around 20 stalls with local & handmade products. Pop into the restaurant for a mince pie & mulled wine! www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

Young Street, Leatherhead KT22 9BS. Hundreds of Christmas trees and wreaths on sale, and the Gift Shop selling a great variety of toys, gifts, games, sledges and stocking fillers! Plus - 25 newborn lambs due and plenty of indoor play! www.bockettsfarm.co.uk

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A festive event for all the family. Free entry. Unique fair trade gifts, festive food and mulled wine. Visit Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto (book via website). Also â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market on 7 December with fresh produce, flowers and hot food. www.horniman.ac.uk

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gifts, crafts, food, drink in the Dray Barn. www.thehopfarm.co.uk

Thursday 21st November Christmas Late Night Shopping kicks off with a bang and a firework spectacular! Open every Thursday until 7pm, with free car parking after 5pm.

Sunday 1st December Santa arrives with his real live reindeer and lots of free fun and entertainment! Then heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be in his Giant Christmas Tree Grotto every day up until Christmas Eve. See website for Grotto opening hours. Find the perfect gift from one of our 50 great stores, including M&S. The Belfry at the heart of Redhill & proud to support: Park longer for less â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;likeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; us on Facebook

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Sussex PO18 OQZ A Traditional Country House Christmas Edwardian atmosphere with a roaring log fire and butlers dressed in Edwardian costume; enjoy a glass of mulled wine to the sound of Christmas carols. Horse-drawn carriages will offer short rides around the Estate. Children can tell Father Christmas their secret wishes and visit him in his grotto (pre-booking essential). Outside in the beautiful grounds are seasonal gifts from the Christmas Market and Gardens Shop. Festive arts and crafts for kids, rides on the vintage carousel and marshmallows toasted on a fire pit. Christmas trees and plants on sale in the Walled Garden. Until 7 Dec ÂŁ6 Child; ÂŁ9 Adult; ÂŁ23 Family. Standard prices ÂŁ7 Child, ÂŁ10 Adult, Family ÂŁ27. Includes visiting Father Christmas but book early! www.westdean.org.uk

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STEPPING INTO WINTER WONDERLANDS A special day out really sets the scene for Christmas. Enter into these Wonderlands and see twinkling lights, magical scenes, log fires or snowy landscapes. You might find Father Christmas, enjoy a glass of mulled wine, do a little Christmas shopping or clamber on to carousels – each one of these experiences is unique. A full list for ‘Finding Father Christmas’ is on page 22.

(BSEFOPG-JHIUTBU4UBOEFO (NT), East Grinstead Sussex RH19 4NE Standen’s grounds will be transformed with hundreds of lights, music and several surprises. From 30 November and 22 December, this year’s Garden of Lights runs on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. Entry from 4.30pm, last entry 6.30pm. No booking needed. £6; child £3; family £15, incl NT members.

Café and Christmas gift shop. And Santa on Saturdays, 7, 14, 21 and Sundays, 8,15, 22 December from 1-2pm. Join Santa in the woodland for hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows. £3.50 (incl gift). From 30 November, the house is decorated for Christmas, with parlour games and trails (£3/£2). Sussex Guild crafts on sale Fri - Sun 6-8, 13-15 & 20-22 Dec , 11am - 3pm. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/standen

$ISJTUNBTUJNFXFFLFOEBU8FTU%FBO nr Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ.On Saturday and Sunday, 14 & 15 December West Dean College with its beautiful house and grounds are turned into a Wonderland, with market stalls, Christmas trees, horse and carriage rides, Father Christmas (booking essential), vintage carousel and toasted marshmallows. See page 9 for more. www.westdean.org.uk

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'JTIFST"EWFOUVSF'BSN1BSLi5IF.BHJDPG$ISJTUNBT Wisborough Green, West Sussex RH14 0EG. Walk through a winter wonderland to a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s festive grotto; enjoy skating and tobogganing in the Park; visit the elves in the Toy Factory and pick your own present; see the Fisher’s celebrated pantomime, this year Aladdin, with its spectacular scenery, music and songs. The all-inclusive price is £19.50 per child, £13.50 per adult. Panto starts on 14 December (afternoons, 14-15 & 19-24 December). Up to 12 yrs. www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk 4BOUBT8POEFSMBOE(SPUUPBU$IFTTJOHUPO(BSEFO$FOUSF

Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NG. Santa arrives at 11am, Saturday, 16 November and stays until Saturday, 24 December. The visit starts with a short animated film starring ‘Rocket the Reindeer’, then begins a magical trip through the Wonderland Grotto to meet Father Christmas, passing through fairy-tale inspired scenes and travelling through an Icy Winter Wonderland with polar bears and iceskating penguins. See the elves inside the toy workshop then meet Father Christmas in his magical Ice Palace. Grotto opens 12noon daily – 10am at weekends. Visits cost £10 per child up to 16yrs (includes wrapped present) and £3 per adult. Recommended for up to 10yrs. Bookings: www.chessingtongadencentre.co.uk

5IFh5XFMWF%BZTPG$ISJTUNBThBU-FFET$BTUMF Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL (Just off M20 at J8 ). From 7 – 24 December, Leeds Castle staterooms are warmed by log fires and brimming with traditional decorations, twinkling lights and fragrant pine trees. Leeds’ first Christmas Market with German market-style chalets open daily from 11am to 6pm, 7 to 22 December. Find decorations, gifts, wreaths and garlands, plus festive local food. Book a visit to Father Christmas on 14, 15, 21 to 24 December from 10am to 4.30pm (£10 per child, incl gift) and see his reindeer outside the castle. Children will love the new husky sleigh rides, on the 7, 8, 14, 15, 21-24 December. £3 per child per ride. £7 for entry to the grounds and market only. Key to the castle ticket is £21 per adult, £13.50 per child (<4s free). Tickets are valid for re-visits for 12 months. www.leeds-castle.com


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All local areas. Tel: Trudy 07751 379 404.

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Reigate. Balloons, party ware. Tel: Dave 01737 221081. monkeybusinessreigate.co.uk

Butterflies & Bows Lingfield. Helium balloons, tableware, themed decorations, fairy lights. Tel: Annabel 01342 892392. butterfliesandbows.co.uk

&/5&35"*/&34 Marvellous Parties Storytelling and Craft Parties.

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Plus delicious cakes and party bags. 3-12yrs. Tel: Roya 01483 570533. marvellousparties.com

Fun magic, balloon modelling, plate spinning, puppets, games. 3-6 yrs. Tel: Zelanie 0778 2388495. zeberdee.com

"TQBDF Themed party decorations, accessories and entertainment. Tel: 0845 872 2400. aspace.co.uk

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1st Birthday party nappy cakes, handmade toys etc. From £4.50. Tel: Becky 01306 880694. thelittlenappycakecompany.co.uk

at Hawthorns School, Bletchingley For more details please call Barry on

01293 776266 bbridger@lineone.net

0PIMBMB$BLFTCupcakes, celebration cakes Tel: Sarah Jane 01737 362244. oohlalacakes.co.uk $VQDBLF5FB1BSUZHorley. Cakes and cupcakes. Call: Gen 01293 401156. cupcaketeaparty.co.uk Party Play Time Party ride-on toys for hire, 1-5yr olds. Roller Coasters. Tel: Sam 01372 454291. partyplaytime.co.uk Lavender

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PARTY ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE $3&"5*7&"$5*7&

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Reigate and area. 7+yrs. From ÂŁ12 pp. Call: Nicole 07806 79 82 38. cloudcraft.co.uk

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or at your chosen venue. Ingredients, equipment and aprons provided. Optional party bags. 5-16 yrs. From ÂŁ160 for 10 children. Tel: Maxine 01892 513595. cookieskitchen.co.uk

4$*&/$& "/*."-4 BOE/"563& #PDLFUUT'BSN1BSLYoung St, Leatherhead KT22 9BS Fun day with animal handling session. Lunch or tea in party room and a Bocketts balloon & animal mask for each child! Optional trailer ride, party bags and cake. 0-8yrs. ÂŁ13.95 per child. All year. Call: Becky 01372 363764. bockettsfarm.co.uk Crocodile Encounters - Reptile fun with snakes, lizards and a real crocodile in your own front room. 3+yrs. Tel: 0845 020 4364. Crocodileencounters.co.uk

Godstone Farm RH9 8LX All day

entry, all attractions, party barn plus helium balloon. ÂŁ9 pp. Or indoor soft play private hire from 6pm, ÂŁ200. Plus catering and party bags. Call: 01883 742546. godstonefarm.co.uk

Denbies Wine Estate

London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA Train ride around the vineyard, lunch in private room. March-October. 2+yrs. Tel: 01306 876616. denbies.co.uk

4DJFODF8J[BSET Hands-on fun science parties and goody bags. From ÂŁ190. Tel: 0845 652 1215. sciencewizards.co.uk

1POZ.BHJDSurrey Beautiful, safe Shetland pony rides. 2-9yrs. Fully insured. Call: Gemma 07762 64 07 03. ponymagic.co.uk 0SDIBSE$PUUBHF3JEJOH4UBCMFT Lower Kingswood, Tadworth KT20 6XA Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday parties on Saturdays. Log Cabin for tea. Tel: 01737 241311. ocrs.co.uk

4BOESBT3JEJOH4DIPPM Horley RH6 9EB. Pony Parties for able-bodied & special needs, includes carriage riding. Tel: Sandra 07831 83 34 04. sandrasridingschool.co.uk 'JTIFST"EWFOUVSF'BSN1BSL

Wisborough Green, West Sussex RH14 0EG. Admission to the Park and all rides and attractions. Invitations and party feast. Min 8 children from ÂŁ9.95 pp. Party bags option. Tel: 01403 700063. fishersfarmpark.co.uk

Chocolart Reigate RH2 7RP

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Make Your Own Chocolateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parties 7+yrs. Chocolate fountain, helium balloons, invitations. ÂŁ29pp. Tel: Lorraine 01737 246857. chocolartltd.com

$VQDBLF5FB1BSUZCupcake decorating parties, 5+yrs. Call: Gen 01293 401156. cupcaketeaparty

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0AJ. Pottery painting parties. 5+yrs. ÂŁ15 pp (min 10). Tel: Andrea 01737 241567. dishreigate.com

%JOLZ%PPEMFST Art and crafts parties designed round a favourite character or theme. Everyone keeps at least 2 pieces of artwork. Bubbles, games, songs. 1-10yrs. Tel: Alex 01737 279765. dinkydoodlers.co.uk -BTFS)VC Crawley RH10 1TG Laser,

Karaoke, Pamper and Fire Engine parties. From ÂŁ15.50pp. Tel: 01293 548000. laserhub.co.uk

Mobile Craft Chocolate and Baking

Parties in Surrey. Canvas graffiti art parties, cupcakes, chocolate- and bear making. From ÂŁ20 pp. 5+yrs. Call Charlotte: 07810 80 01 81. butterhillstudios.co.uk

$VQ$BLF5FB1BSUJFTGet everyone decorating! Call: Katy Chambers 07905 45 28 91. cupcakesparty.co.uk

4PGU1MBZ.POLFZTRedhill Soft play Parties in Surrey, 0-4yrs. From ÂŁ40. Call Laura: 07796 61 34 94. softplay4monkeys.com Film or show and tea (room hire) at The Harlequin, Redhill RH1 1NN. All ages. Call Charlotte: 01737 276830. harlequintheatre.co.uk

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near Horsham, W. Sussex RH12 4SE. Access to all animal and play areas plus party feast in dedicated area. Party bags, balloon and optional trailer ride. 0-10yrs. ÂŁ12 per child; ÂŁ6 <2s. Tel: 01293 851 110. holmbushfarm.co.uk

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5*/:5"-,signing and singing party for 1st, 2nd or 3rd birthday. 3045mins. ÂŁ65. Max 20 guests + adults. Leatherhead, Dorking, Reigate. Call: Katherine 07599 55 18 82. tinytalk.co.uk/katherinep #BCZCBMMFU4POHBOE%BODF Academy Magical Parties 2-4yrs and

Groovy Disco Parties for 4-7yrs. Boys and girls. Reigate and Dorking. From ÂŁ5.95 per child. Min 14. Call Ayse: 01737 227039. babyballet.co.uk

Diddi Dance An hour of activities for 2-6 year olds - dancing games, action songs, hoops, dance ribbons, bubbles and fun!! Cost: ÂŁ120 for 45mins. Your venue. Call: Jo 07873 63 42 92. diddidance.com

+P+JOHMFTEast Surrey/E Grinstead One-hour fun-filled parties with favourite songs and dances. Parachutes, Lycra and Bubbles! Babies to 5yrs. Tel: Carol 01883 712881 or 724800. jojingles.com/esurrey-egrinstead MAD Academy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dorking, Reigate,

Redhill, Horley and Oxted Fun-filled music and dance parties, singing, party games and instruments. 3 mths - 5yrs. Call: Maggie 01483 202299. madacademy.com


PARTY ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE MAD Academy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tadworth,

Effingham, Ashtead, Epsom. Tel: Karen 01372 210378. madacademy.com

5PEEMFS4FOTF Reigate, Dorking

and Horsham. Magical, multi-sensory, interactive experience. 2-5yrs. Tel: Sam 07752 28 53 99. babysensory.com/en/ ToddlerClassDetails/reigate-region

#BCZ4FOTPSZ Caterham, Godstone, Oxted & Warlingham 1st birthday parties. Rhymes, musical instruments, games, puppets and props. 0-15months. Your venue. ÂŁ100 for 45 mins. Max 20 babies. Tel: Christelle 07799 050 374. babysensory.com

"$5*7*5:$&/53&4o "%7&/563&40'51-": Manic Monsters Activity and Lazer Zones, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6LH. Massive Play frame, go karts, football and Lazer Zone play frame. Also â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Build a Bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parties. 3mths to 12 yrs. From ÂŁ10.50 pp (min 10) incl party food. Tel: 01732 866115. Manicmonsters.co.uk 5)&"3$39 Weston Drive, Caterham CR3 5XY. Soft Play and party buffet. ÂŁ12 pp includes food. Party bags. Tel: 01883 330380. the-arc-caterham.co.uk/parties

Treasure Chest Soft Play

Crawley, RH10 9PX. Soft play, Disco and Laser parties. 0-12yrs. From ÂŁ8.99 pp. Tel: 01293 549009. treasurechestsoftplay.co.uk

+FMMZCVHT1BSUJFT at The Harrier Centre West Ewell KT19 9RY. Soft play and inflatables up to 7yrs. 2hrs exclusive use at weekends from ÂŁ150 for up to 30 children. Tel: 0208 786 1994. theharriercentre.co.uk

"$5*7&o%"/$&  %3".""/%(".&4 *OTQJSF"DBEFNZPG%BODF Parties One hour of party games and dance routines, 3-12yrs. From ÂŁ60. Call: Jo 07783 13 83 48. inspireacademyofdance.co.uk

Perform Parties Drama, dance and singing parties for 1-3yrs (Mini Ps), 4-8yrs and 8-12yrs. Party leaders arrive in costume and take the children on their favourite fantasy journey. Theatre professionals. Tel: 0845 400 4000. performparties.org.uk Fairy Dreams Fairy and Princess 5IFNFEQBSUJFT 4-6yrs. ÂŁ130 for 1

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7LZ. Soft play for little ones. Tel: 07595 69 61 36. thescallywagclub.co.uk

hour. Call: Hannah or Rachel 07872 53 36 94 or 07793949188.

Antics Parties in Warlingham, Trenham Drive CR6 9RU Soft play 0-5yrs, Disco 5-8yrs, Ceramic Painting 5+yrs. Tel: 07905 216468. anticsplay.co.uk



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Character Entertainers. Costumes for the children. 3-10 yrs. Call: Sophie 01252 682500. childrensthemedparties.co.uk.

with imaginative adventures. Free face painting. 1-2 hrs. 3-10yrs. 5-30 children. Tel Johanna: 07807 05 58 58. octopusparties.com

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Funky dance routines & performance. All ages. Tel: Hannah and Anna 07445 03 05 00. star-steppers.com/dance-parties

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Angel Fun, 4-7yrs; Girls Scene, 7+yrs; Spa-licious, 8+yrs; Dreamy Treats, 11+yrs. Tel: Julie 01737 339044. angelsndivas.com

5IF$BUT(SJO5IFBUSF$PNQBOZ Party games then theatre show. 4-11yrs. 2-3hrs. ÂŁ300. Your venue. Mob: 07803 013367. catsgrin.co.uk

Merstham RH1 3EP â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Miss Makeoverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Parties 5-11yrs. 1.5hrs. From ÂŁ15pp. picandmiximages.co.uk Saturdays and holidays. Min 8-10 guests. Tel: 01737 644464. juniorshair.com

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Choreographed funky routines to any song. Girls and boys. 6+yrs. One hour. From ÂŁ135. Tel: 07767 29 39 84. dancestarparties.co.uk

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Professional face painting and balloon modelling 3+ yrs. Tel: Julie 01372 378637.

:.$"1BSUJFT - Earlswood and Woodhatch. 1-12yrs. 2 hrs. Sport, Art, Dance, Soft Play. Sensory Play for those with disabilities. Call: Mike Roberts 01737 222859. ymcaredhill.com 5)&"3$39 Weston Drive, Caterham CR3 5XY. Themed drama parties and buffet. ÂŁ20 pp includes food. Party bags. Tel: 01883 330380. the-arc-caterham.co.uk/parties

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Fairy arrives and entertains! Face Painting, Fairy Princess Parties, Makeovers 3+yrs. 2hrs. Call: Zoe 07914 65 21 50. zoesfaces.co.uk

Performance, Craft & Disco Games parties. 2-11yrs. From ÂŁ160. Call: Joanne 07956 18 24 88. actoneadventures.co.uk

Tag, climbing wall, play zones. Pizza Buffet and party pods. 1-12yrs. Min 8 from ÂŁ12.95 each. Tel: 020 8686 0040. kidspaceadventures.com

de Stafford Sports Centre, Caterham: 01883 344 355 Tandridge Leisure Centre, Oxted: 01883 716 717 www.tandridgetrust.co.uk

(BUUPO1BSL1BSUJFTReigate RH2 0TW From Fairies and Wizards to Pirate Challenge. 5-10yrs. Max 15. 2 hrs. ÂŁ120. Gatton Trust Tel: 01737 649066. gattonpark.com

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Power Parties at Hawthorns School Bletchingley . Two

Mills, SW19 2RD. Party, food and front row at a Show! Tel: 020 8542 5511. colourhousetheatre.co.uk

hours: Wet â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wild, Outdoor Adventures, Roller Skating, Dance, Kwik Cricket and more. ÂŁ13 pp. Min 10. 4-13yrs. Tel: 01883 743377 x2087. hawthorns. com/sports-centre

%BODF'PDVT6, Dance parties. 2-11yrs. Tel: 0844 318 1700. sportsfocusuk.com

"$5*7&o410351-64 4QSJOHĂśU(ZNOBTUJDTBOE5SBNQPMJOF1BSUJFT  Redhill, Horley, Crawley & East Grinstead. Professional coaching. 4+yrs. Adam: 0203 478 0203. TQSJOHĂśUPSH

4BUVSO7Caterham Trampoline parties, fun and games. Qualified coach. 3yrs to adult. Tel: Shirley 01342 870543. saturnv.co.uk

3FEIJMMBOE3FJHBUF"SUJTUJD3PMMFS4LBUJOH Parties Reigate, Redhill, Bletchingley and Oxted. 2hr skating party, game and music. 7+yrs. Call: Barry 01293 776266 eves. rrarsc.co.uk

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games: tag, throwing, catching, colours and shapes. 2-5yrs. Tel: 0845 313 3242. rugbytots.co.uk

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RH19 4HP. Try something new! Adventure â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Climbing wall, abseiling tower, archery, zip wire, maze, tunnels. Picnic/bbq â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in 120 acres. Tel: 01342 810493. blacklandfarm.org.uk

First Class Football Football or multi-sport party.

Cost: ÂŁ125. 12-24 children. 7+ yrs. Tel: Kathy 0795 0011 581. minimusketeers.co.uk

The Adventure Zone (TAZ) parties for 8+yr olds.

%BZUPOB,BSUJOH1BSUJFT Sandown Park, Esher KT10 8AN. Bambino (5-7yrs) & Junior (8-15yrs). Tel: 0845 644 5502. daytona.co.uk

4-12 yrs. From ÂŁ90 for 16 children. Tel: Andy 07929 86 13 94. firstclassfootball.com

Outdoor adventurous activities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Climbing, canoeing, high ropes and more at nr Dorking, nr Guildford and nr Richmond or your venue. Call Sarah: 01372 378901. surreycc.gov.uk/theadventurezone

-FBUIFSIFBE%PSLJOH(ZN$MVC KT22 9BL. Gym Parties 2-9 yrs. Range of equipment. Refreshments on the balcony. From ÂŁ180. Tel: Christina 01372 377718. leatherhead-gymnastics.org.uk -JUUMF,JDLFST- Football fun. 18mths-7yrs.

Dorking & Leatherhead - Tel: Helen 020 8286 6038. Reigate, Redhill, Kingswood, Merstham, Oxted, Warlingham -Tel: Yvonne 01737 300 624. Horley Tel: Phil 01293 226201. littlekickers.co.uk

3JEFUIF)JMM.PVOUBJOCPBSEJOHNutfield RH1 4EJ All Terrain Boarding - any weather. Covered picnic/BBQ area. 8+yrs. Tel: Alison 01737 822458. ridethehill.com

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multi-sports parties for boys & girls. 1-12 yrs. From ÂŁ45. Tel: Michael 07722 334 864. little-sports-stars.co.uk

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Wells TN3 9LW. Sledging, Skiing, Snowboarding, Bushcraft, Archery and activities in our pool. 6+yrs. Tel: 01892 665 665. bowles.ac

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KT3 4PH. Golf with dinosaurs & party room. 6-12yrs. ÂŁ14pp. Tel: 0208 949 9200. worldofgolf.co.uk

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0BLXPPE4QPSUT$FOUSFHorley Funzone parties 3-7yrs, Gladiator, Sports, Roller Disco, Disco Divas, Pirate, Art, Trampolining. 5-12 yrs. From ÂŁ130 for 20 children plus catering. Party bags option. Tel: 01293 822238. blueleisure.com )PSMFZ-FJTVSF$FOUSFRH6 8SP Pool parties (<14yrs), Sports and soft play parties. 18mths-16yrs. Tel: 01293 784075. better.org.uk/areas/reigate-and-banstead/ centres/horley-leisure-centre #BOTUFBE4QPSUT$FOUSF

Merland Rise, Tadworth KT20 5JG. Splash and Super Bounce parties. Tea area. Call: Rachel 01737 361933. better.org.uk/leisure/banstead-sports-centre

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Redhill. Adventureland (<6yrs), Pool and Sports parties. Tel: 01737 764732. better.org.uk/leisure/donyngs-leisure-centre

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Big Day parties plus party tea. Up to 16 yrs. Tel: 01372 377674. fusion-lifestyle.com

%PSLJOH4QPSUT$FOUSFDorking. Pool, Dance,

Multi-Sports or Bouncy Castle. Tel: 01306 870180. harpersfitness.co.uk/dorking-sports-centre/

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Caterham and Tandridge Leisure Centre, Oxted. 2-16yrs. 5BOESJEHFQBSUJFTBouncy Castle (2-5yrs), Trampolining (6+yrs), Tumble Tots (6mths-7yrs), Bizzie Lizzieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bear Parties (5+yrs) & Bizzie Lizzieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewellery Parties (7+yrs), parties (6+yrs); â&#x20AC;&#x153;Add a touch of sweetness to your perfect momentâ&#x20AC;? Art Cricket (5+yrs), Kiddi Why not supply a different type of buffet to your event, with Karts (4-13yrs), Angels n Divas Pamper (4-16yrs), Jo our bespoke candy buffets, your guests can help themselves to a Jingles (0-5yrs). Party bag bag of sweet treats. option. Tel: 01883 716717. $BUFSIBNQBSUJFT as above plus Pool parties (8+yrs) and Little Kickers (2-7yrs). E: lennie@yourperfectmoments.co.uk Tel: 01883 344355. tandridgetrust.co.uk W: www.yourperfectmoments.co.uk

sports parties 4-12 yrs. From ÂŁ100. Tel: 0844 318 1700. sportsfocusuk.com

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More Monkeys Make Music!

Debbie Cook is launching Monkey Music Redhill & Reigate in January 2014. Monkey Music provides lively 30-minute weekly music classes that are both entertaining and educational. The classes are small and tailor-made to captivate the children using catchy music, percussion instruments and visual props. Debbie is offering taster open days in the week of 7th January in the Redhill, Reigate and Godstone areas and is looking forward to meeting lots of new monkeys from 3 months to 3 years. For further information please contact Debbie at redhill. reigate@monkeymusic.co.uk For details of all local Monkey Music classes, including Dorking, Fetcham Debbie Cook and Caterham, go to www.monkeymusic.co.uk

BabyBallet comes to Caterham

NORTH HOLMWOOD DORKING REIGATE HORSHAM COPTHORNE

Tap Ballet Modern Street Dance Contemporary Musical Theatre Birthday Parties Adult Classes

07783 138 348 www.inspireacademyofdance.co.uk

The magical world of BabyBallet has just arrived in Warlingham and Caterham. Classes take place on Friday mornings at Hamsey Green Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre, Warlingham and on Saturday mornings at Caterham United Reformed Church. A new class is launching in January on Wednesday mornings in Caterham. Call Miss Katie to find out more on 07590 313011 or email caterham@babyballet.co.uk. The new classes add to the existing BabyBallet dancers with Miss Ayse in Dorking, Reigate, Redhill and Epsom. Classes for these areas can be booked on 01737 227039 or email Miss Ayse at reigate@babyballet.co.uk www.babyballet.co.uk

Association of Gymnastic and Trampolining Clubs Caterham - The Rebound Hall: 01883 620971 anti-gravity@saturnv.co.uk tTrampolining (Monday through to Saturday) tAdult Trampolining (Mondays & Thursdays) tKindergym QSFTDIPPMHZNOBTUJDTUSBNQPMJOJOH tFunfit (4-7yrs gymnastics & trampolining) tSpecial Needs Trampolining (for siblings as well) Caterham - De Stafford: 07737 306316 pointers@saturnv.co.uk t5SBNQPMJOJOHBOE(ZNOBTUJDT (Mondays & Wednesdays) Warlingham School t5SBNQPMJOF (Thursdays) Horley - Oakwood & Redhill - St Bedes: 07932 752081 springfit@saturnv.co.uk t5SBNQPMJOJOH(ZNOBTUJDT including boys squad & adults (Wednesday through to Sunday) t'VOĂśU (Combined gymnastics & trampolining) Oriel, Crawley t5SBNQPMJOJOH(ZNOBTUJDT (Fridays) Manorfield Infant school, Horley t,JOEFSHZN (Pre-school gymnastics for toddlers, Mondays 1.45pm) Saturn V are approved & accredited to Gold Standard by Surrey Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Active Surreyâ&#x20AC;? Sports Development Unit

   

Music, dance and singing for boys and girls from 6 months Reigate, Redhill, Dorking & Epsom

Miss Ayse  01737 227039

email: reigate@babyballet.co.uk Warlingham & Caterham

Miss Katie  07590 313011

email: caterham@babyballet.co.uk

www.babyballet.co.uk Nursery visits & parties also available

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Education INDEPENDENT SCHOOL Open Mornings Autumn & Spring Term Call the school for details of start time. Many open events require advance booking. Senior School Open Days are available at

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Presented by

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Call today to book a F REE Trial!

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Classes in Bletchingley and Charlwood

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5IF)BXUIPSOT4DIPPM Bletchingley RH1 4QJ Boys & girls, 2-13 yrs. Tel: 01883 743048 hawthorns.com 8PSLJOH0QFO.PSOJOH'SJEBZ /PWFNCFS

#FMNPOU4DIPPM Holmbury St Mary RH5 6LQ Boys & girls, 2-13 yrs. Tel: 01306 730852 belmont-school.org 'SJEBZ /PWFNCFS

)B[FMXPPE4DIPPM Limpsfield, Oxted RH8 OQH Boys and girls, 4-13 yrs. Tel: 01883 712194 hazelwoodschool.co.uk (also Hazelwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nursery, The Larks, Oxted) /FYUPQFOFWFOUJOTQSJOHUFSN

#SBNMFZ4DIPPM Walton on the Hill KT20 7ST Girls, 3-11 yrs. Tel: 01737 812004 bramleyschool.co.uk 4BUVSEBZT /PWFNCFS.BSDIA%JTDPWFS #SBNMFZ.PSOJOH8FEOFTEBZ +BOVBSZ

-JOHöFME/PUSF%BNF4DIPPM Lingfield RH7 6PH. Coeducational Inter-denominational, 2½ -18 years. Tel: 01342 838153 lingfieldnd.co.uk 4BUVSEBZ .BSDI

$BUFSIBN1SFQBSBUPSZ4DIPPM Harestone Valley Rd, CR3 6YB Boys & girls, 3-11 yrs. Tel: 01883 342097 caterhamprepschool.co.uk 7JTJUTCZBQQPJOUNFOU

Manor House School & Nursery Bookham KT23 4EN Girls 2-16 yrs. Tel: 01372 457077 manorhouseschool.org 5VFTEBZ 'FCSVBSZ

$IJOUIVSTU4DIPPM Tadworth KT20 5AP Boys & girls 2.5-13 yrs. Tel: 01737 812011 chinthurst.surrey.sch.uk /FYUPQFOFWFOUTQSJOHUFSN

.JDLMFĂśFME4DIPPM Reigate RH2 9DU Boys and girls, 3-11 yrs. Tel: 01737 242615 micklefieldschool.co.uk 4BUVSEBZ .BSDI

$JUZPG-POEPO'SFFNFOT4DIPPMAshtead, KT21 1ET Tel: 01372 822423 Co-ed, day and boarding, 7-18 yrs. clfs.surrey.sch.uk 'SFFNFOTGVO8FE /PWFNCFS B GSFF PQFOBGUFSTDIPPMGVOBDUJWJUZTFTTJPOGPSQVQJMT JO:FBS0QFO.PSOJOH4BU /PWFNCFS

.PPO)BMM$PMMFHF#VSZT$PVSU Leigh, Reigate RH2 8RE Boys & girls, 2.5-16 yrs. Tel: 01306 611372 moonhallcollege.co.uk /FYUPQFOFWFOUTQSJOHUFSN

$PQUIPSOF1SFQ4DIPPM Copthorne, W Sussex RH10 3HR Tel: 01342 712311 copthorneprep.co.uk Co-ed, day and boarding (from Y3), 2.5-13yrs 4BUVSEBZ 'FCSVBSZ

0BLIZSTU(SBOHF4DIPPM Caterham CR3 6AF Boys & girls, 3-11 yrs. Tel: 01883 343344 oakhyrstgrangeschool.co.uk /FYUPQFOEBZ+BOVBSZBOEQPTUOBUBMDPòFF NPSOJOH'SJEBZ +BOVBSZ

$SBONPSF4DIPPM Epsom Rd, West Horsley, KT24 6AT Boys 2.5 -13 yrs. Tel: 01483 280340 cranmoreprep.co.uk 'SJEBZ 'FCSVBSZ4BUVSEBZ .BSDI

1FOOUIPSQF4DIPPM Rudgwick , W Sussex RH12 3HJ Co-ed, 2-13 yrs. Tel: Fiona Long: 01403 822391 pennthorpe.com 4BUVSEBZ .BSDI5VFTEBZ .BSDI

%PXOTFOE4DIPPM /VSTFSZBOE1SFQSFQ-PEHFT Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom. Boys and girls, 2-6 yrs. Tel: 01372 372311 downsend.co.uk 5IVSTEBZ /PWFNCFS

1SJPSZ1SFQ4DIPPM Banstead SM7 2AJ Boys 2-13 yrs. Tel: 01737 366920 prioryprep.co.uk 4BUVSEBZ 4FQUFNCFS1PQ*O.PSOJOH 8FEOFTEBZT /PWFNCFS'FCSVBSZ

%PXOTFOE4DIPPM Leatherhead KT22 8TJ Boys and girls, 6-13 yrs. Tel: 01372 372311 downsend.co.uk 'SJEBZ /PWFNCFS

3FEFIBMM1SFQBSBUPSZ4DIPPM Smallfield, Horley RH6 9QA Boys and girls, 3-11 yrs. Tel: 01342 842987 redehall.surrey.sch.uk 4BUVSEBZ /PWFNCFS

&TTFOEFOF-PEHF4DIPPM Caterham CR3 5PB Girls & boys, 2.5-11 yrs. Tel: 01883 348349 eessendenelodge.co.uk 8PSLJOH0QFO.PSOJOH'SJEBZ /PWFNCFS

3FJHBUF4U.BSZT Chart Lane, Reigate RH2 7RN Girls and boys, 3-11 yrs. Tel: 01737 244880 reigatestmarys.org 5VFTEBZ /PWFNCFS

'BSMJOHUPO4DIPPM Strood Park, Horsham West Sussex RH12 3PN Girls 3-18yrs. Day & boarding. Tel: 01403 254967 farlingtonschool.net A'BSMJOHUPO JO"DUJPO5IVS /PWFNCFSUIFO8FE  +BOVBSZ5VFT 'FCSVBSZ5IVS .BSDI

3PZBM"MFYBOESB"MCFSU4DIPPM Reigate RH2 0TD Boys & girls, 7-18 yrs. Tel: 01737 649000 raa-school.co.uk 4BUVSEBZ .BSDI

(MFOFTL4DIPPM East Horsley KT24 6NS Girls & boys, 2-7yrs. Tel: 01483 282329 gleneskschool.co.uk 5IVSTEBZ 'FCSVBSZ (SFFOBDSF4DIPPM Banstead SM7 3RA Girls, 3-18 yrs. Tel: 01737 352114 greenacre.surrey.sch.uk Please call the school for dates

4U5FSFTBT/VSTFSZ1SFQ4DIPPM Effingham RH5 6ST Girls, 2-18 yrs. Tel: 01372 452 037 st-teresas.com 'SJEBZ .BZ 8BSMJOHIBN1BSL4DIPPM /VSTFSZ 1SFTDIPPMBOE1SFQ Chelsham Common, Warlingham CR6 9PB Boys and girls, 2-11 yrs. Tel: 01883 626844 warlinghamparkschool.com 1MFBTFDBMMUPBSSBOHFBWJTJU

 

    

            

     



          

 



  





 

  

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Education

Dunottar joins Reigate group Dunottar School, Reigate has recently become part of the Reigate Grammar group of schools and is now operating as a senior school for girls aged 11-18. The unique character of Dunottar will be preserved and the school will continue to provide an outstanding girls-only education, as it has done for over 80 years. Dunottar will benefit from the economies of joint administration and in sharing facilities such as the Grammar Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 30-acre Hartswood sports facility with its floodlit all-weather pitch, pavilion, athletics tracks and sports fields. The move has been agreed after full consultation with parents and with the backing of the staff and girls.

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Out and About

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Shows for families and children. Please check ticket prices and times with the theatres.

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7, Church Street, Leatherhead KT22 8DN Tel: 01372 365141 theleatherheadtheatre.org 5IF/VUDSBDLFS Ballet Theatre UK Wednesday, 4 December, 7.30pm. ÂŁ18; Child ÂŁ12.50 /BUJWJUZJO$SFBLFCPUUPN Wednesday, 11 December, 7.30pm. ÂŁ12; Family ÂŁ35 PANTO! Cinderella Fri, 20 December 2013 to 1 January 2014. ÂŁ15.50, Child ÂŁ12.50; Family ÂŁ48

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Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG Tel: 01306 881717 dorkinghalls.co.uk Saturday morning cinema 11am. 1PTUNBO1BU*UT4IPXUJNF 3-6yrs. Sunday, 10 November, 1pm & 3.30pm. ÂŁ14; Child ÂŁ12; Family ÂŁ46. 5IF/VUDSBDLFS Russian State Ballet and Opera House 5+yrs. Thursday, 21 November, 7.30pm. From ÂŁ28.50; Child ÂŁ17. Aladdin

3&%)*-The Harlequin Theatre

Warwick Quadrant, Redhill RH1 1NN Tel: 01737 276 500 harlequintheatre.co.uk $ISJT1BDLIBN8JME/JHIU Out Tuesday, 5 November, 7.30pm. ÂŁ15. 5IF/VUDSBDLFS Ballet Theatre UK Thursday, 21 November, 7.30pm. ÂŁ16; <16s ÂŁ12. PANTO! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Friday, 13 December to Sunday 5 January 2014. From ÂŁ12.

OXTED The Barn Theatre

25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, RH8 0AA Tel: 01959 561811 barntheatreoxted.co.uk Oliver! Oxted Operatic Society 8+yrs Tues-Sat, 19-23 November 7.45pm + Sat 2.30pm. From ÂŁ12. Tickets: 07530 52 80 94 or via the website #VHTZ.BMPOF Glow Theatre Group 8+yrs. Fri & Sat, 29-30 November, 7.30pm. ÂŁ7.50. Tickets: 01883 720167 %JDL#BSUPOo5IF&YDFTTPG&WJM Glow Theatre Group 8+yrs. Thurs & Fri, 5-6 December, 7.30pm. ÂŁ7.50. Tickets: 01883 720167 or via website PANTO! Ali Baba â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Oxted Players Fri to Sun, 10-12 January 2014, and Wed to Sat, 15-18 January 2014. Afternoon and evening performances. 5+yrs. ÂŁ8. Tickets: 01883 724896

$"5&3)". 5)&"3$ $BUFSIBN 39 Weston Drive, Caterham CR3 5XY. Tel: 01883 330 380 the-arc-caterham.co.uk PANTO! 5IF8J[BSEPG0[ 14 Decemberâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 January ÂŁ9.50; Child ÂŁ6.50; Family ÂŁ27.50.

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Ashley Avenue, Epsom KT18 5AL Tel: 01372 742555 / 742227 epsomplayhouse.co.uk Snow White Vienna Festival Ballet Friday, 8 November, 7.30pm. From ÂŁ12. Santa Claus & The Christmas Adventure (Myers Studio) 6 Dec 2013 - 24 Dec 2013 2-8yrs. From ÂŁ10. PANTO! Peter Pan 13 Dec 2013 - 5 Jan 2014 ÂŁ18.50; Child ÂŁ16.50.

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Street, Kingston KT1 1HL Box Office: 08444 821 556 (24 Hours) rosetheatrekingston.org $)3*45."4130%6$5*0/ The Snow Gorilla Friday, 29 November- Sunday, 5 January 2014. Day and evening. Signed performance 15 December. ÂŁ8-ÂŁ27

$30:%0/ 'BJSĂśFME)BMMTPark Lane, Croydon

CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or online at fairfield.co.uk PANTO! Peter Pan at The Ashcroft Theatre Friday, 6 December â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday, 5 January daytime. ÂŁ17 - ÂŁ28.


Theatres $3"8-&: The Hawth Theatre Hawth Ave,

Crawley RH10 6YZ Tel: Mon-Sat 10am8.15pm 01293 553636 hawth.co.uk PANTO! Cinderella Friday, 13 December to Sunday, 5 January 2014 £15.95-£24.95; Child £17.95-£19.95. 5IF/JHIU#FGPSF$ISJTUNBT Friday to Monday, 27-30 December 11am/12noon & 3pm 2-8yrs. Studio plus. £7 (Family: £25)

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Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex RH14 0EG. Tel: 01403 700063. fishersfarmpark.co.uk Fishers Famous PANTO! Aladdin afternoons Saturday, 14 December – Tuesday, 24 December £8.50 or £13.50 with Fishers Park Pass - see p.10.

-&8&4 (MZOEFCPVSOF0QFSB)PVTF Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5UU Box Office: 01273 815000 glyndebourne.com Children and family events: Glyndebourne Tour 2013 Encore Week 26 – 30 November

Glyndebourne

&"45(3*/45&"% Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre De la Warr Road,

East Grinstead RH19 3LT Tel: 01342 302000 chequermead.org.uk Grease! Schools edition. Thurs to Sun, 21-23 November, 7.30pm and Saturday, 23 November, 2.30pm. £12; Child/Student £6. PANTO!+BDLBOEUIF#FBOTUBMLFriday, 20 December – Monday, 30 December (not 25/26). Afternoons. £15; Child £13.50; Family £54.

Jack and the Beanstalk at Chequer Mead

8*.#-&%0/ 1PMLB5IFBUSF, 240 The Broadway,

Wimbledon, SW19 1SB Box Office 020 8543 4888 polkatheatre.com Gorilla Until 15 February 2014 1-5yrs. Daytime. £8-£10. Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland 22 November-15 February 2014 (Main Theatre) 6-11yrs. Daytime. £10-£16

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Guildford GU1 3UX Tel: 01483 440000 yvonne-arnaud.co.uk 4XBO-BLF - Russian State Ballet & Opera House Wednesday, 27 November

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A special week of extra performances and events at Glyndebourne for families, children and schools. Hänsel und Gretel Engelbert Humperdinck Main stage Friday, 29 November. Family-friendly introduction 5.15pm, curtain up 7pm. Tickets £8 - £61 (£10 for children) A family performance: specially priced children’s tickets £10 each when at least one full price ticket is purchased at £37 or above. -FMJTJSEBNPSFGaetano Donizetti Main stage Saturday, 30 November, 4pm. Family-friendly activities free to ticket holders throughout the day Tickets £10 - £66 (£10 for children) A family performance: specially priced children’s tickets at £10 each when at least one full price ticket is purchased at £37 or above. Plus performances of the above for schools. $BQUBJO#MPPET3FWFOHF Thurs & Fri 28-29 November 11am. Ebert Room. Years 3 – 4. Tickets £3

5IF/VUDSBDLFS Thursday, 28 November Romeo & Juliet Friday, 29 November All at 7.45pm. From £28.50; <16s £18.

Children’s Shows in The Mill

Saturdays at The Mill Studio, usually £8. Daytime performances – call for times, usually 11am & 2pm. 5IF&MFQIBOU#SJEFTNBJE 4-10yrs. Sat, 9 Nov Anne Fine’s Care of Henry 3-8yrs. Sat, 16 Nov, Fri & Sat, 22-23 Nov. 5IF1PFUSZ+PF4IPX 3-6yrs. Sat, 30 Nov. 5IF/JHIU#FGPSF$ISJTUNBT3-7yrs. Sun, 15 Dec – Sun, 29 December (not 16, 25/26th) £8. Teddy Time Christmas 4-7yrs. Mon, 30 Dec – Sat, 4 Jan 2014.

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5IF)BQQZ1SJODF(Youth Theatre) ThursSat, 5-7 December, 11.30am & 2.30pm. £9; <17s £7. 5IF'JSFXPSL.BLFST%BVHIUFS Youth Theatre) Wed-Sat, 11-14 December, 7.30pm. £7, <18s £7 PANTO! Cinderella Friday, 6 December – Sunday, 12 January. From £15.50 - £24; Child: £5 off adult price.

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Out and About

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Cirque Normandie at $IFTTJOHUPO(BSEFO $FOUSF 30 November +BOVBSZ

Special guided house tours at Polesden Lacey, near Dorking RH5 6BD. Sats and Suns in November. Family tours: 11.40am, 1.20 and 2.20pm. Tel: 01372 452048.

5-6 November and 5-6 December 2013 5PEEMFS%BZTBU-PPL0VU%JTDPWFSZ$FOUSF Nine

Mile Ride, Bracknell, Berks. RG12 7QW. Hands-on science and nature exhibition plus craft and story-telling. bracknell-forest.gov.uk/thelookoutdiscoverycentre

4BUVSEBZT4VOEBZTGSPN/PWFNCFS'JSFBOE Candles at Quebec House Westerham. Kent TN16 1TD. 9 & 10, 16 &17, 23 & 24, 30 Nov & 1 Dec 1-4pm. Experience the house by candlelight and warm up by the roaring fires. Tel: 01732 868381.

4BUVSEBZ /PWFNCFS.POEBZ %FDFNCFS - Christmas at Standen NT, East Grinstead RH19 4NE.

4BUVSEBZ /PWFNCFS(BUUPO1BSL Reigate RH2 0TD. Family Christmas Decoration Making. Create Christmas wreaths and other decorations from the natural materials of Gatton Park. 10am-12.30 or 1.30-4pm. ÂŁ8; ÂŁ5 children. Bookings: 01737 649066. gattonpark.com

Christmas decorations. 10am-12noon or 1.30-3.30pm. ÂŁ6 per child Booking: 01737 649066. gattonpark.com

4BUVSEBZ4VOEBZ /PWFNCFS%FDFNCFS 8F5ISFF,JOHTBU1PMFTEFO-BDFZGreat Bookham

a hawk! ÂŁ40 for castle entry, lunch and hawking experience. Booking: 01580 831325

4BUVSEBZ /PWBNQNPSQN 'BNJMZ ĂśSFDSBGU BU &NNFUUT (BSEFO NT Ide Hill,

4BUVSEBZ /PWFNCFS+BOVBSZ$JSRVF Normandie at Chessington Garden Centre, Leatherhead

Tel: 01932 868113. 8-13yrs. Create amazing woodland art. Track winter wildlife and learn how to build a shelter and make a campfire, where you can relax with marshmallows and hot chocolate. Booking: 01932 868113.

4VOEBZ   /PWFNCFS BOE 4VOEBZT     %FDFNCFS  $IJEEJOHTUPOF $BTUMF near Edenbridge,

Kent TN8 7AD Pre-Christmas afternoon tea on vintage china in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;White Rose Roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Booking: 01580 710704. chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

'SJEBZ   /PWFNCFS QN  QN  %PSLJOH $ISJTUNBT-JHIUT4XJUDI0O 4BUVSEBZ /PWFNCFS$ISJTUNBT'BJSBU5IF Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trust Tadworth 12noon-6pm with Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Grotto in the Tree House & Skating Rink, Christmas Market, cards. ÂŁ2.50 entry, free entry for children. Book skating and Santa at thechildrenstrust.org.uk/christmasfair

4BUVSEBZ 4VOEBZ/PWFNCFS - Priory Farm Food Festival, Sandy Lane, S Nutfield RH1 4EJ.10am-5pm, Father Christmas arrives at 4.30pm on 23rd!

4VOEBZ /PWFNCFS4UJSVQ4VOEBZ at Standen NT, East Grinstead RH19 4NE.

11am-2.30pm. Making Christmas puddings - demonstrations on the range. Tel: 01342 323029. nationaltrust.org.uk/standen

.POEBZ   /PWFNCFS  %FOCJFT -JHIU4XJUDI0Oand Late-Night Shopping and Craft Fair. Free admission and parking. Free mulled wine & mince pies! London Rd, Dorking RH5 6AA. denbies.co.uk

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London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA. Christmas Fairy Tale by Hobgoblin Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre. ÂŁ7.25 per child. denbies.co.uk

nr Dorking. Also 7-8; 14-15 and 21-22 December 11am-4pm. See the house dressed for a period Christmas and discover the stories of three kings who visited Polesden. NT Admission + Adult ÂŁ4, child ÂŁ2, family ÂŁ10.Tel: 01372 452048.

4BUVSEBZ /PWFNCFSBNQN8JME8PPEMBOE %BZBU1BJOTIJMM1BSL Portsmouth Road, Cobham

Morden Hall Park, Morden nr Mitcham, SM4 5JD. Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grotto, Christmas tree display, wreath making & live music. Child ÂŁ8 for Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grotto. Booking: 020 8545 6850.

11am-3pm (last entry 2.30pm). See the house decorated for a family Christmas 1920s style. History of Christmas exhibition from 7 Dec. See also page 10. Tel: 01342 323029. nationaltrust.org.uk/standen

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Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6BA. There is more to fire than you think! All welcome. ÂŁ15.Booking: 0844 249 1895.

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KT11 1JE. 10.30am-4pm. Tel: 01932 868113. painshill.co.uk

Normal NT Admission + 50p per trail. nationaltrust.org.uk/claremont

weekend. Join Santa in the Marycot, fun trail and activities. NT admission. nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

at Sheffield Park & Garden, Uckfield TN22 3QX. Create a gingerbread masterpiece for your tree at home. Child ÂŁ2.50 Booking: 01825 790231.

4UBSUT8FEOFTEBZ /PWFNCFS'SFFFOUSZ8FET JO/PWFNCFSBU1BJOTIJMM1BSL Portsmouth Rd, Cobham /PWFNCFS%FDFNCFSBNQN$MBSFNPOU %PH5SBJMat Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher KT10 9JG.

4BUVSEBZ  4VOEBZ   %FDFNCFS  BNQN Chartwell NT, Westerham, Kent TN16 1PS. Festive family

Rd, Chessington KT9 2NG. International cast of aerialists, acrobats and jugglers, together with Tolly the clown & Company, created with children up to 10 yrs old in mind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all in a centrally heated Big Top! Bookings: 01372 725638 or chessingtongardencentre.co.uk

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at Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS. Tel: 01323 874100. drusillas.co.uk

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Arabian Nights theme. Live music, reindeer, entertainment.

4BUVSEBZ %FDFNCFS$ISJTUNBT$SBGUZST (BUUPO1BSL Reigate. A glue & glitter extravaganza making Saturday & Sunday 14 & 15 December - Christmas Time at West Dean Chichester, W Sussex PO18 0QZ.

See also pages 9 & 10. westdean.org

4BUVSEBZ %FDFNCFS4VOEBZ +BOVBSZ  BNQN  8JOUFS 8POEFST 5SBJM at Winkworth

Arboretum, Godalming, GU8 4AD. Christmas childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trail around the Arboretum. Normal admission + 50 per trail. Tel: 01483 208477 nationaltrust.org.uk/winkwortharboretum

4VOEBZ   %FDFNCFS  %FOCJFT 8JOF &TUBUF

London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA. Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fun Run for all the family. eventstolive.co.uk

4VOEBZ %FDFNCFSQN$ISJTUNBTBOJNBM WJTJU BU )BUDIMBOET 1BSL NT East Clandon, Guildford. Visit the animals in the courtyard and meet Father Christmas. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas carols. See p.22. Tel: 01483 222482.

4VOEBZ   %FDFNCFS QN  $BSPMT JO 0BL )BMl at Sheffield Park & Garden, Uckfield TN22 3QX. Christmas carols, mulled wine and mince pie. Adult ÂŁ7.50, child ÂŁ2.50, family ÂŁ16. Booking: 01825 790231.

5VFTEBZ   %FDFNCFS QN  QN 8FEOFTEBZ %FDFNCFSQN $IJMESFOT $PODFSU   QN $BSPM DPODFSUT BU $MBOEPO 1BSL West Clandon, Guildford. With the Oxford Singers.

5IVSTEBZ   %FDFNCFS  'SJEBZ   %FDFNCFS  -PPL0VU%JTDPWFSZ5PEEMFS%BZT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; see 5-6 Nov.

Adult ÂŁ19, child ÂŁ8, family ÂŁ46 Tel: 01483 222482.

4BUVSEBZ %FDFNCFS-FBUIFSIFBE$ISJTUNBT Festival 1.30-5.30pm with Santa, cheeky elves and live

BOE%FDFNCFS$ISJTUNBT%BZBOE#PYJOH %BZ -VODIFT BU 8PUUPO )PVTF, Guildford Road,

music. Gift market in Swan Shopping centre.

4BUVSEBZ   %FDFNCFSBN 4BOUB JO 1SJPSZ 1BSL Reigate; 5pm Reigate town centre lights switch on.

Dorking, RH5 6HS. Bookings: 01306 730000

5IVSTEBZ   %FDFNCFS  4VOEBZ   +BOVBSZ  BNQN 1PMFTEFOPQPMZ Polesden Lacey NT,

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nr Dorking. Become a millionaire like Mrs Greville in our fun, family game throughout the Polesden grounds. Normal admission, plus ÂŁ5.

5IVSTEBZ %FDFNCFS8FEOFTEBZ  +BOVBSZBNQN#SVODISBNCMJOHT BU1PMFTEFO-BDFZ NT. Warming brunch then a 2-hour guided winter ramble. ÂŁ17 Booking: 01372 452048.

5IVSTEBZ   %FDFNCFS  BNQN $IBSUXFMM /5 #PYJOH %BZ CSVODI

Normal admission prices.

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at Claremont Landscape Garden, 10am-4pm (Tower open 11am-2pm). NT admission. Tel: 01372 467 806. nationaltrust.org.uk/claremont


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4BUVSEBZT   /PWFNCFS BOE  %FDFNCFS Shop local for Christmas at )PMNXPPE.BSLFUQMBDF North Holmwood

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12noon (10am members). ÂŁ1. N Holmwood Village Hall, Spook Hill RH5 4JP. Tel: 0844 243 6107. nct.org.uk/branches/dorking/

$"5&3)".095&% 4BUVSEBZ /PWFNCFS 10.45am-12.30pm

(10.15 NCT members). ÂŁ1.50. Oxted School, Bluehouse Lane, RH8 0AB. Tel: 0844 2436076. nct.org.uk/branches/caterham-oxted

-&"5)&3)&"% 4BUVSEBZ   /PWFNCFS 2-3.30pm

(1.45pm for NCT card holders) Downsend School, Leatherhead KT22 8TJ. ÂŁ1.50. Tel: 0844 2436183. nct.org.uk/branches/leatherhead

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Tuesday, 3 December. Booking essential. ÂŁ25 individual / ÂŁ45 for a couple. Branch Tel: 0844 243 6107, option 1.

05)&3/&"3-:/&84"-&4 #VNQT#BCJFT Monthly childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales

in Oxted & Caterham. 16 November 2013 11am-2pm at de Stafford School, Caterham. 25 January 2014 11am-2pm at Oxted Community Hall. Contact Lisa Arnold 07983 86 42 02. ÂŁ1. Children free.

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Baby and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sales. Baby equipment, toys, clothes. Admission ÂŁ1. Tel: 07949 44 26 27. Reigate Park Church, Park Lane East, off Cockshot Hill, Reigate RH2 8BD. Saturday, 16 November 9 - 11am Saturday, 30 November, 9 - 11am (Toys only)

A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS

Village Hall, Spook Hill RH5 4JP. Crafts & local produce. RSPCA Christmas cards available. Light lunches & afternoon teas until 3.30pm.

â&#x20AC;ş Hop on board the Santa Express to his magical haybarn workshop to receive a gift. â&#x20AC;ş Voted top 6 in the UK by â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Guardianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Lane, Reigate Unique gifts, festive produce and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crafts. Refreshments.

4BUVSEBZ   /PWFNCFS BNQN $ISJTUNBT.BSLFUBU4U.BSZUIF7JSHJO Church Church Lane, Bletchingley RH1 4LR. Entry

ENJOY OUR NEWLY HEATED PLAYBARN THIS WINTER!

PLUS Newborn lambs and a gift shop full of stocking fillers!

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ÂŁ1; children 50p. Gifts, produce & crafts. CafĂŠ.

Reigate RH2 0BY. Admission ÂŁ1.

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on a family visit!

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8FE   /PWFNCFS $ISJTUNBT 'BJS QN BU -FJHI -PMMJQPQT Nursery Bunce Common Rd, Leigh RH2 8NP. Gifts, stalls for children, refreshments.

4BU   /PWFNCFS  $ISJTUNBT $SBGU 'BJS BU 3FJHBUF 1SJPSZ +S 4DIPPM  Bell

St. 10.30am-3pm. Shopping, activities and refreshments.

4VO   %FDFNCFS 4U +PTFQIT 1SF 4DIPPM$ISJTUNBT'BJS.BSLFUBU4U +PTFQIT 1BSJTI $FOUSF 122 Ladbroke Rd, Redhill RH1 1LF. 11.30am-2pm. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s craft, tombolas, Santas Grotto. ÂŁ1; children free.

4BU   %FDFNCFS BNOPPO Christmas Fair at Sunshine Day Nursery Canada Drive, Redhill RH1 5GP. Cake

stall, refreshments, Santa, photographer, cards.

4BU   %FDFNCFS OPPOQN 14" $ISJTUNBT'BZSFBU1SJPSZ1SFQ4DIPPM Bolters Lane, Banstead SM7 2AJ.

4BU %FDFNCFSBNQN$ISJTUNBT 'BJSBUUIF+VCJMFF$FOUSF East Grinstead.

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The Church of the Good Shepherd, The Avenue, Tadworth KT20 5AS.

Bocketts Farm Park 28th Nov - 24th Dec

Windmill Day Nursery. Games, stalls and Santa.

4VO   %FDFNCFS  $ISJTUNBT 'BJS BU $IBSMXPPE *OGBOU 4DIPPM Chapel Rd,

Charlwood RH6 0DA. 12-3pm Lunch, games, crafts, Secret Santa shopping,and Santa!

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4VOEBZ   /PWFNCFS /BUJPOBM 5SFF 8FFL Celebration Work Party 10am-1pm. Meet

at the Field Shelter in Beacon Field. Coppicing, hedge laying and planting specimen trees. Wear old clothes - please bring your own tools!

 +BOVBSZ  BN OPPO /FX :FBST%BZ8PSL1BSUZMeet in the Butterfly Garden. Mince pies & mulled wine for the volunteers. Tasks for all ages and skills. Children very welcome. Tel: Anne Richards 01342 870200 or go to lingfieldreserves.org.uk

Surrey Hills NT 4VOEBZ%FDFNCFS BNoQN )FBEMFZ )FBUI /5  $ISJTUNBT )JLF  Headley Common Rd, KT18 6NN. ÂŁ5; Children ÂŁ2.50. 5-mile walk with our Ranger, Will. Learn about native birds and how he looks after the 400 acres. Mince pies! Booking essential: 01372 220644.

Treasure Trails

Discover more about where you live by downloading a treasure trail. Over 1,000 available, with some suitable for buggies and wheelchairs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the company has recently been awared a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! Cost: ÂŁ6.99 per trail. Find them at treasuretrails.co.uk

Woodland Trust

See their informative website at woodlandtrust.org.uk - click on 'kids and schools'. Also, there are great ideas at naturedetectives.org.uk with loads of colourful activity cards and little booklets for downloading and taking on walks.

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Out and About

Finding Father Christmas Father Christmas is incredibly busy this year, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve managed to track down the places where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to find him to tell him your dearest wish for Christmas. Most visits should be booked in advance. Check the website for opening times.

/07&.#&3 The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trust Christmas Fair at Tadworth

Court KT20 5RU. 4BUVSEBZ /PWFNCFS12noon - 6pm. Entrance: ÂŁ2.50, <16s free. Visit Santa in his Grotto. ÂŁ3.50. thechildrenstrust.org.uk

Priory Farm Sandy Lane, South Nutfield RH1 4EJ 4BOUBBSSJWFTBUQNPO4BUVSEBZ  November and is in his grotto each weekend from

Saturday 30 November. PrioryFarm.co.uk.

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0-11yrs 10.30 to 12.30pm and 2 to 3.30pm. Normal Entry (free to <5s) + ÂŁ5 to visit Santa, includes small present. brooklandsmuseum.com

Saturdays and Sundays from 7 December & 16-20 December 3-5pm; all day. 21-24 December Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $FMMBSHSPUUP 2-12 yrs. ÂŁ7.25 incl gift and craft activity ÂŁ2 accompanying adults to include mince pies.

Ham House (NT), Ham nr Richmond.

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Sat & Sun 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 Dec 11am-3.30pm (last trail at 3pm). 'PMMPXBUSBJMUP4BOUBTHSPUUP. Incl gift. ÂŁ3 per child nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house

1BVMUPOT1BSL Romsey, New Forest, Hants SO51 6AL

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The list is arranged alphabetically within order of start date. See also pages 10 and 20

16-23 November Paultonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park and Peppa Pig World will be home to a sparkling wonderland, complete with snowy grotto. From ÂŁ20.75, includes entrance to Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas Wonderland and Peppa Pig World and a gift for the children. paultonspark.co.uk

#SPPLMBOET.VTFVN Weybridge KT13 0QN

#PDLFUUT'BSN1BSL Young St, Leatherhead KT22 9BS.

/PWFNCFSo%FDFNCFSHop on board the Santa Express to his magical hay barn workshop. 0-8yrs. ÂŁ5.95 to see Santa plus farm park entry or ÂŁ9.95 to see Santa without farm visit. No booking required. bockettsfarm.co.uk

/07&.#&3 %SVTJMMBT1BSLAlfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS

4BOUBT$ISJTUNBT$PUUBHF Sat & Sun, 30 Nov & 1st December, Sat & Sun, 7-8 December and, Sat 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mon 23 Dec with Winter Wonderland Illuminations. drusillas.co.uk

)PCCMFEPXO$IJMESFOT"EWFOUVSF1BSL Farm Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PT. Father Christmas

Horniman Museum 100 London Rd, London SE23 3PQ

Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto - Weekends in December, with Christmas Fair 7-8 December. horniman.ac.uk

5IF-PPL0VU%JTDPWFSZ$FOUSF Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, Berks RG12 7QW

%FDFNCFS$ISJTUNBT8FFLFOE1-11yrs.

Entertainment and Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm. Family: ÂŁ18.75. <4s free entry to exhibition. bracknell-forest.gov.uk/be

.PSEFO)BMM1BSL Morden (NT) SM4 5JD Christmas

GFTUJWFGVOXFFLFOET Sats & Suns 7-8, 14-15 Dec 11am4pm. Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grotto, Christmas tree display, wreath making & live music. Child ÂŁ8 for Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grotto Tel: 020 8545 6850

will be arriving from the North Pole on 4BUVSEBZ  November and stays until Tuesday, 24 December, 11am-5pm

Squires Garden Centre Reigate Rd, Betchworth RH3 7BG 4BOUBBSSJWFT/PWFNCFS 10 am and will be there

every Sat, 10.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm and Sunday 10.30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3.30pm plus selected weekdays. Tea with Santa also available every Sat (4.30) from 7 Dec for ÂŁ6.50. He will arrive at Squires, Crawley on Sunday, 24 Nov at 10.30am. squiresgardencentres.co.uk

weekends and after 3.30pm on school days. Tickets cost ÂŁ4.95 on top of normal admission, or you can just meet Santa for ÂŁ7.50. Includes a gift. hobbledown.com

1PMFTEFO-BDFZ (NT) Great Bookham RH5 6BD 4MFJHI SJEFTBOE'BUIFS$ISJTUNBTJOUIFHSPVOET

Sat & Sun, 30 Nov, 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21 & 22 Dec, 11am-4pm Normal NT admission. nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey

%&$&.#&3 The Belfry Redhill town centre. Santa arrives at his

Grotto in The Belfry on Sunday, 1 December. 12 noon. Free.

    

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7-24 December Father Christmas in newly restored crystal Grotto. Bookings 01932 584284. painshill.co.uk

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#MVFCFMM3BJMXBZSheffield Park Station, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, Sussex TN22 3Q. 8FFLFOETGSPN %FDFNCFS also 21, 22, 23, 24 December. Join the Christmas experience at the Bluebell Railway! Santa will visit every child on board with a gift. From ÂŁ18; child ÂŁ11. Bookings: 01825 720806. bluebell-railway.com

$MBSFNPOU-BOETDBQF(BSEFO Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG. 4BU4VO %FDFNCFS  10.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3.30pm. Father Christmas Comes to UIF5IBUDIFE$PUUBHF Claremont. ÂŁ10 per child, incl gift. Also - Christmas Trail â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50p Booking: 01372 467806. nationaltrust.org.uk/claremont

(BUUPO1BSL Reigate RH2 0TW

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1BJOTIJMM1BSLPortsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1JE

a golf buggy ride to Santa in his grotto, follow a trail and return to Gatton Hall to make a Christmas decoration. 1pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3pm Cost: ÂŁ5 per child. Tea and cake available to purchase. Bookings: 01737 649066. gattonpark.com

%&$&.#&3 Bodiam Castle (NT) - near Robertsbridge.

Tel: 01580 830196. $ISJTUNBTJOUIF$BTUMF Sat & Sun 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 December, 10.30am-3pm Visit Father Christmas in his castle grotto, and other festive fun. Child ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ3.50 up to 18 months) Tel: 01580 830196

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)BUDIMBOET1BSL East Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RT

4VO%FDQN Visit the animals in the courtyard and NFFU'BUIFS$ISJTUNBTGift shop & tea-room.

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas carols 3-4pm. Adult ÂŁ5, child ÂŁ3, family ÂŁ14 Tel: 01483 444334. nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands

%&$&.#&3 Heaven 19 High Street, Nutfield.

8FE4BU %FDFNCFS7JTJU4BOUBJOIJT Grotto Under 5's. ÂŁ10 Also Pony rides and other activities

on these days heaven-nutfield.com


Out and About )0-*%":$".14$0634&4 Christmas Holidays

"--%":.6-5*"$5*7*5:$".14 %BTI)PMJEBZ%BZ$BNQTat de Stafford Sports Centre,

Caterham. Monday 23, Friday 27, Monday 30 December & Thursday, 2 & Friday, 3 January 2014. Dash Full Day: 8.30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm. Member ÂŁ22; Non member ÂŁ24.50. Dash Half Day: 8.30am-1pm or 1-5pm. Member ÂŁ11; Non member ÂŁ12.50.

%PXOTFOE1SF1SFQ BOE%PXOTFOE at Downsend School, Leatherhead KT22 8TJ. Activities for 2-13 yr olds. 8am-5.30pm. Tel: 07899 01 12 75 (Pre-Prep, 2-5yrs). Tel: 01372 385403 (6-13yrs). downsend.co.uk

4QPSUT'PDVT6, at Reigate School. 23 December.

Football, Dance/Gym, Sports and Adventure. 4-12yrs. 8am5pm or part-day. From ÂŁ25 per full day. Siblings 20% off. Bookings: 0844 318 1700 or at sportsfocusuk.com

A'JU'PS4QPSUat Dorking Sports Centre, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SW. Activity Camps â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sports, games, arts & crafts. 5-12 yrs. 8.30am-5.30pm. ÂŁ34/day ÂŁ163/week. Tel: 0845 456 3233. fitforsport.co.uk

3FJHBUF3FEIJMM:.$"1MBZTDIFNF Princes

Road, Redhill RH1 6JJ. 10am-4pm or 8.45am-6pm. 5-12yrs. From ÂŁ15.30/ ÂŁ22.95. Tel: 01737 779979 ymcaredhill.com

:.$":JQQFF1MBZTDIFNF Sovereign Centre,

Woodhatch, Reigate. For children with disability. 10am4pm. 5-12 yrs. ÂŁ16 per day. Tayla Askew, Tel: 01737 222859. ymcaredhill.com

,FTUSFMT$IJMESFOT$FOUSF Croydon Rd, Caterham CR3 6QH. 7.30am-6pm. 3-11 yrs. Tel: 01883 348641. kestrelschildrenscentre.co.uk

$SBOCSPPL"EWFOUVSFST4DIPPM)PMJEBZ $MVC Coppingham Cottage, Horley RH6 9EF. 4-11 yrs.

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At Epsom Playhouse, Ashstead Ave KT18 5AL. Sat-Mon, 28 -30 December. Performance Monday, 3.30pm. 10-15 yrs. ÂŁ130. 10% sibling and friend discount. Pull the Other Theatre Education. Tel: 07801 268387. ptotheatre.org.uk

8am-6pm. Not open between Christmas and New Year. Tel: 01293 823163. cranbrooknursery.co.uk

1SJPSZ&WFOUT Sandy Lane, Nutfield RH1 4EJ. Multi Activity (MAD) Days Obstacle Course, Archery and Quad Bike Challenge. 8-15 yrs. 10.45am-3pm. Tel: 01737 822484. prioryevents.co.uk TAZ Families â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Adventure Zone at High Ashurst,

Headley Lane, Mickleham RH5 6DQ. Adventurous half-day and day sessions for families. 8+yrs. Also at Thames Young Mariners, Richmond for paddling and sailing. Family days: ÂŁ15 <18s, ÂŁ25 per adult. Activities include Canal Boating, Climbing, Abseiling, Sailing, Open Canoeing, Raft Building, Orienteering, Kayaking, High Ropes, Challenge Course. Tel: 01372 378901. surreycc.gov.uk/outdoorlearning

$-*.#*/( )JHI4QPSUT*OEPPS$MJNCJOH$FOUSF now in Crawley at K2 Leisure Centre, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 9BQ. Holiday Tasters (4+yrs) from ÂŁ12.25 & Half-day fun days 7-16yrs. Tel: 0845 363 1177. high-sports.co.uk

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$MPVE$SBGU4FXJOH$PVSTFTin Reigate. From 20 December. Seasonal sewing and craft workshops â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Christmas decorations to bags and cushions. Hand and machine sewing workshops. 8+yrs. From ÂŁ18. Call Nicole: 07806 798238. cloudcraft.co.uk $PPLJFT,JUDIFO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; junior workshops nr Reigate

for 5-10yr olds. For Christmas date call 07749 927 783. cookieskitchen.co.uk

5IFBUSF-BC Workshop and Stage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Christmas Carolâ&#x20AC;?.

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4QPSUT'PDVT6, Reigate. See under All Day and Multi Activity Camps. Tel: 0844 318 1700. sportsfocusuk.com

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-BTFS)VC Spindle Way, Crawley, W Sussex RH10 1TG. Laser Specials: 7-11yrs - am; 11-16yrs - pm. Morning Specials: Fire Engine 4-6yrs; Karaoke 5-15yrs; Pamper 4-8yrs. ÂŁ14pp incl pizza. Tel: 01293 548000. laserhub.co.uk

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3JEFUIF)JMM- Learn to Mountainboard! Priory Farm, Nutfield RH1 4EJ. 8+yrs. Tel: 01737 8224458. ridethehill.com

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0SDIBSE$PUUBHF3JEJOH4UBCMFT Pony Days

Babylon Lane, Lower Kingswood KT20 6XA. Pony Days â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a riding lesson and learn how to look after a pony. 10.30am3.30pm. ÂŁ55 per day. 5+yrs. Total beginners welcome. Tel Claire: 01737 241311. ocrs.co.uk

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4VOEBZGBNJMZSPMMFSTLBUJOH Reigate College

Sports Hall, Rushworth Road, Reigate RH2 0QF. Sundays, 11.30-12.30pm fun skating. 12.30-1.25pm Lessons, Grades 1-9, 3+yrs. Skate hire, Fun skate & Lesson ÂŁ8. Tel: 01293 776266. rrarsc.co.uk

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Bowles Outdoor Centre

5FOOJT$BNQTBU3FEIJMM-BXO5FOOJT $MVC Linkfield Lane, Redhill RH1 1JW. Members and

TAZ - see TAZ Families under â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Outdoors and Active Campsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells TN3 9LW. Taster sessions (3 hrs): Introduction to skiing. 28 & 30 December and 2 January. ÂŁ15. Sessions for 6-8yrs, 9-14yrs, 14+yrs and families. Equipment included. Also ski day courses, ÂŁ50. Tel: 01892 665665. bowles.ac

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Ask about holiday swimming - crash courses and private lessons. In Reigate and Oxted. Tel: 0845 604 2476 poolschools.co.uk

         

  

  

    

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non-members. 5-14yrs. 9.30am-12.30pm. Incl Christmas Eve. All standards welcome. Contact Tim: 07956 38 35 35. redhilltennisclub.co.uk

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-FBUIFSIFBE-FJTVSF$FOUSFTel: 01372 377 674. %PSLJOH4QPSUT$FOUSF Reigate Road, Dorking

Detillens Lane Limpsfield, RH8 0DH. Tel: Derek 01883 714079. limpsfieldtennis.co.uk

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5+yrs. Call: 01883 717161. matchpointtennis.co.uk

53".10-*/*/("/%(:./"45*$4 %,(ZNOBTUJDT'JUOFTT Aberdour School Sports Hall, Brighton Road, Tadworth KT20 6AJ. Monday-Friday, 16-20 December 2013, 9am-3pm. Boys and girls, 4-16yrs. ÂŁ25 per day, ÂŁ100 for 5 days. Christmas theme show performed on Friday. Parents and relatives welcome! Tel: 07985 214892. dkgymnastics.co. uk

4QSJOHĂśU(ZNOBTUJDTBOE5SBNQPMJOF$MVC Freestyle Gymnastics (parkour) at St Bede's School, Redhill RH1 2LQ. 4+yrs. Drop-in General Gymnastics "Gym Jams" at Oakwood Sports Centre, Horley RH6 9AB. 4+yrs.. All levels. ÂŁ7.50. Adam Reynolds. Tel: 0203 478 0203. springfit.org

5SBNQPMJOJOH.FHB4FTTJPO Caterham on the Hill. Anti-Gravity trampolining, fun and games. 4+yrs. Tel: Marie Clark 01883 620971. ag-tc.co.uk

RH4 1SG. See also â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fit For Sportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; , page 23. Tel: 01306 870180. harpersfitness.co.uk

%POZOHT-FJTVSF$FOUSF Linkfield Lane, Redhill RH1 1DP. Tel: 01737 764 732. better.org.uk

5BOESJEHF-FJTVSF$FOUSF Hoskins Road, Oxted RH8 9HT. Tel: 01883 716 717. Friday, 20 December, 3.30-5.30pm. Create: Christmas! - Art and Craft workshop for 5-8 yrs. Friday, 20 December, 7-9pm Christmas Splash Disco! Tuesday, 24 December, 10-11am How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Creative Movement Workshop for 3-6 yrs Tuesday, 31 December, 1-3pm Shadow Animation Workshop for 7-11 yrs. tandridgetrust.co.uk %F4UBòPSE4QPSUT$FOUSF Burntwood Lane, Caterham CR3 5YX. Tel: 01883 344 355. Dash Day and half-day camps, see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;All Day and Multi-Activity Campsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. tandridgetrust.co.uk 5IF"SD"SUT$FOUSF Caterham CR3 5XY. Tel: 01883 759418. the-arc-caterham.co.uk

Acrobounce with Pointers Gymnastics and Trampoline Club at Warlingham School, Tithepit Shaw Lane. 4+yrs. Tel: 07737 30 63 16. pointersclub.co.uk

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Ice Skating on Olympic-sized rink â&#x20AC;&#x201C; discos, coaching and special events. Bowling - shoes from kids size 6, pizza restaurant and video machines. Swimming. Tel: 01483 443322. guildfordspectrum.co.uk

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Families Surrey East Nov Dec 13