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I hope you had a wonderful summer and are now rested and ready for autumn and the new term! Our Clubs and Classes feature on pages 8-17 is bursting with activities from baby massage and toddler music to football, drama and art - there’s something to engage every child. We also have some Weaning advice from Annabel Karmel on page 6 and the Lunchbox Doctor gives us tips on creating healthy lunchboxes on a budget.

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News and Views Dandy Urchins Opens in Churt Local mother of three Krissy Taylor is launching ‘Dandy Urchins’, an exciting children’s clothing and gift store in Churt village. Providing fun, comfortable and affordable clothes for active 2 -13 year olds, the shop is perfectly positioned in the Surrey countryside and free parking is available in the village. Krissy says, “I am so excited to be launching this shop and hope that my passion for beautiful clothes provides parents with the kit they need to let their children have fun!”. This vision is enhanced by Krissy’s insight and experience of the retail trade to select quality brands from smaller independent British suppliers that have limited high street exposure. In addition to clothes, Dandy Urchins will also be offering a range of thoughtful children’s gifts and cards, including adventure and craft kits. A children’s corner in the shop allows your child to play whilst you shop, creating a relaxed shopping experience. Despite the regular reports of gloom on the High Street, Krissy believes that the underlying retail strategy of bringing real customer service and a passion for providing great products and non-mainstream brands is exactly what modern retail should be about. “Dandy Urchins is about fun living and that’s something we should all be aspiring to”, she ends. They are having a launch party on Saturday 7th September – enjoy browsing whilst the children enjoy a balloon modeller and fun atmosphere. Any purchase made on the day will qualify for a 10% discount on your next purchase if made within 2 months. Dandy Urchins, 1 The Old Bakery, Churt, Surrey GU10 2JA

Change4Life this Autumn! The Change4Life campaign has been encouraging families to be more active over the summer, but they also want to make sure that these changes are maintained once everyone is back to school and Autumn rolls in. You can do just a few things differently to stay active and healthy. Here are a few ideas:

• Walk home with your groceries, rather than driving to and from the supermarket. • Get on your bike for 10 minutes a day. • Have a quick kick-about in the garden with the kids. • Dance around your living room to some of your favourite tunes. • Ditch the car and walk or cycle to school and work. • Take the stairs instead of the lift or escalators at every opportunity. Visit to find activities taking place near you and to sign up to a free taster session.

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Feeding Expert Annabel Karmel Busts Top Weaning Myths Myth: Start with bland food. Truth: Weaning offers a precious window of

opportunity to develop your baby’s taste buds. Between five months and a year, babies are at their most receptive to new tastes and flavours. If they don’t get to try new flavours at this age, it could be creating barriers to new flavours later.

Myth: Only feed your baby fruit and veg from 6 months.


Holding off introducing protein like meat and oily fish means your baby could be missing out on essential nutrients such as iron and essential fatty acids which help growth and brain development.

Myth: Avoid foods like fish or eggs because of the risk of allergy.


New advice is not to withhold foods like eggs and fish from six months. Giving these foods helps to desensitise babies. An example of this is in Israel where young children regularly eat Bamba – a snack which contains peanuts, and over there they actually have a very low case of peanut allergies. The best thing you can do is to introduce new foods one by one, leaving a day or two between each one, to see if there’s a reaction. If you have a family history of allergies, seek medical advice before introducing any possible allergen foods.


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The development of teeth doesn’t mean your baby is ready for solids. Some babies cut their milk teeth around four months. Weaning

before 17 weeks is not advisable as your baby’s digestive system is not fully developed.

Myth: There’s something wrong if my baby’s eating slows down.

Truth: Babies grow more rapidly in their first year than at any other time in their life. Rate of growth slows down towards the end of the first year and so does their appetite. Also they become more mobile and independent and less likely to stay strapped into a high chair. Myth: A low fat high fibre diet is good for babies.

Truth: No, babies need proportionately more

fat in their diet than adults so don’t give low fat milk or yogurt as they need nutrient dense foods to fuel their rapid growth. Too much fibre can deplete the body of vital minerals and fill up your baby’s small tummy before he gets the nutrients he needs.

Annabel Karmel has just introduced a new range of Organic Baby Purees and Sauces. Annabel has let little ones do the talking - Britain’s babies have been voting with their bibs to crown butternut squash, blueberry and parsnip amongst their favourite first foods. Annabel tested a host of flavours and food combinations on a pint-sized panel, assessing every squint, shriek and smile, to create her most flavoursome baby food range which includes stage one and two organic purees including delicious combinations such as Fruity Apple, Blueberry & Vanilla and Yummy Moroccan Chicken. See

Special offer - 20% discount Messy Me is a Farnham based company selling a range of stylish oilcloth products for babies and young children. The items are made in the UK, using high quality Danish oilcloth. The neutral and classic colours and designs have been chosen to appeal to mums and blend with any décor. The designs include Olive Grey Star, Classic Red Star and Vintage Floral. The oilcloth is also available to buy by the metre and makes beautiful, very practical tablecloths. Helen, mum of 3, wanted to design a range of products which were both stylish yet practical. The collection includes their best selling tunic bib - a lovely looking tunic style bib which offers good coverage, yet lots of freedom for little ones to move around and a stylish clutch style mini changing bag - perfect for when you don’t want to take a bulky changing bag out and about with you. The range is available to buy at www. Messy Me are offering Families Surrey West readers 20% off any purchases until 30 September 2013, just quote FAMILIES2013 at checkout. Helen also offers free local delivery in the Farnham area - please email her for details

Money Saving Ideas from Lunchbox Doctor Jenny Tschiesche According to research just one per cent of lunchboxes in the UK meet the nutritional standards for school lunches. Why is this? Well is seems our lunchboxes lack variety. In fact whole food groups are missing – most commonly vegetables and fruit, but sometimes protein too. Conquering unhealthy lunches is key to making sure our children become healthy adults, childhood obesity is on the increase and currently 30% of all children aged two to 15 are considered obese. Local nutrition expert the Lunchbox Doctor, Jenny Tschiesche gives Families some advice on how to create a delicious, healthy and balanced lunch for your kids. Jenny is the author of an award-winning book called ‘Not Just Sandwiches – 5 ways to improve your child’s lunchbox’ which is available on Amazon. One of the chapters of the book and the area of lunchbox preparation that she is most often asked about is preparing a healthy lunchbox on a budget. There are six components to the nutritionally balanced lunchbox. These are carbohydrate, protein, calcium, vegetable, fruit and a drink. If each of these groups is represented in your child’s lunchbox then it is balanced. Here are her top tips to achieving a healthy lunch without breaking the bank:



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1. Carbohydrate

4. Fruit

• Invest in a good thermos container that can

• Buy local and in season if possible to

keep food warm. It means that you can be a lot more adventurous with your food. The foods below can be good served hot or cold. • Make leftover risotto into balls, cover in beaten

egg and breadcrumbs then gently sauté in olive oil. • Use old bread to make into croutons for soup

or breadcrumbs for covering chicken or fish before baking. These nuggets or fingers work well with low sugar ketchup. • Stir garlic, cream cheese and some peas or

sweetcorn in to warm pasta.

2. Protein • Go to the deli counter and buy the ‘cuts’ - the

odd shaped pieces that get left and are cheaper as they look less perfect than other pieces. • Use beans, lentils and chickpeas as an addition

to a salad, in soups or to make delicious dips (you can also sprout many beans, which are great in salads). • Rather than buy processed meat slices, cut

slices from the left over Sunday Roast.

3. Calcium • Buy large pots of natural yogurt (which is full

of calcium) and divide into small reusable pots with a topping of honey, agave, sugar-free jam, muesli and frozen or fresh fruit. • Budget hummus typically contains less tahini

(the expensive ingredient) and more chickpeas and yet is no less nutritious. • Tinned salmon or sardines both make great

calcium-rich sandwich fillings.

reduce the loss of nutrients through transporting fruit over long distances. • Use tinned fruit in fruit juice not

syrup alone or with natural yogurt. • Frozen fruit is a cheaper way to enjoy nutrient-

rich berries and tropical fruit such as mango all year round. Add to smoothies, use in baking or enjoy with natural yogurt.

5. Vegetables • Frozen Mediterranean vegetables such

as peppers are sweet and succulent once roasted. Add to pasta or rice for a tasty dish. • Root vegetables in season are a great basis for

a quick and easy coleslaw or raw-slaw. Simply grate or use a ribbon peeler and add salad cream or vinaigrette dressing. • A large jar of black olives can go a long way.

Use on pizzas or whizz into a paste with herbs and olive oil to go onto pasta.

6. Drink • Tap water will suffice in a water bottle that

you clean out regularly using hot soapy water. • Cartons of milk provide both hydration and

calcium. • If you opt for a carton of juice avoid cartons

labelled as ‘fruit drink’. Preferably go for fresh fruit juice or juice ‘from concentrate’. Concentrate simply means that the water from the fruit was removed at source for cheaper transportation. For more information visit or join the growing community at www.facebook. com/lunchboxdoctor.

Hoe Valley Free School - Register now for an exciting new secondary school in South Woking opening in September 2015 Could Hoe Valley Free School be the best secondary school choice for your child? In response to a growing need for secondary school places in the Woking area, an exciting new school is being founded by local parents, teachers and school leadership experts, to provide a high quality personalised learning experience for its students. The school is proposed to open in September 2015 starting with Year 7 and growing year on year to include a Sixth Form. The curriculum will shadow the National Curriculum using a flexible and innovative approach to teaching and learning. The school will focus on 4 key aims:

• For children to become creative, independent thinkers

• providing

children with great skills as well as outstanding academic credentials

• creating a small school with a caring

atmosphere to enable all the children to perform to the best of their ability

• the school will value and embrace the local community.

The school will open with 3-4 forms of entry. It will have an extended day intended to provide extra tuition time for all students and allowing for creative use of the time table. This will be complemented with a wide range of extracurricular and enrichment activities.

What is a Free School? Free Schools are really just start up ‘Academies’ – set up by parents, teachers and charity groups. Around half of UK secondary schools now have Academy status with many achieving incredible

Helping Children to learn The National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) and the charity Family Action have launched a joint Ready to Learn Every Day campaign aimed at helping parents to support their children’s learning. Families magazine talked to NAHT President, Bernadette Hunter, about the campaign. Research shows that children are best placed to succeed in school when parents are actively involved in their education. But that is not all about helping out when they get stuck with homework. In fact, preparing children to be ready for learning can be far more basic – like making sure they know how to take turns and to listen; that they go to bed on time; have breakfast and turn up on time, having remembered their pencil case, PE kit and homework. The first NAHT and Family Action ‘Ready to Learn Every Day’ guide covers these sorts of issues: bedtimes, family routines, organisation, behaviour, communicating with your child and spending time with them. Common sense – yes. Obvious ….? Well, yes, but deceptively so. You don’t have to dig very deep to realise that the advice is relevant for all parents. Modern life is certainly hectic. With many of us working long hours, and constantly pressed for time, even those with the very best of intentions can forget the basics. An HR manager shame-facedly admitted to me that, when her child started school, the teacher called her aside and told her her daughter was falling asleep in class because she was so tired. Bernadette is not surprised. “Not all parents realise how much sleep their child actually needs (under 5s need 15 hours and older primary school children should have 10 hours.). And not all parents realise that if you allow your child to watch TV or play on the computer before going to bed, they will have trouble going to sleep,” she says. Bernadette stresses the importance of talking and listening to children and spending time with them. Again, self-evident – but think about it! How many of us harried parents will recognise situations in which we have been checking e-mails or texts as our child was speaking to us? I’d hazard

a guess most of us have been there. And many of us (however good we are as parents) would probably admit to having allowed a child watch TV rather than play with them because we were simply too tired? But as Bernadette explains, there is more active learning in traditional games than in passive viewing. “Sometimes parents find it difficult to find the time to sit down and play with their children – it is easier to put something on the TV than to play the traditional type of games. But when you play a traditional board game, as well as being fun, children are learning to co-operate when they play, to take turns and to understand rules. They are picking up lots of key skills – speaking, listening and concentrating.” Ironically, while we are living in an age of 24/7 communication - instant messaging, Skyping and TV on demand - these very same tools are taking their toll on communication at home. Family meal times, where children learned to talk and to listen, are waning, and traditional board games are giving way to solo computer games and screen time. The first of the four Ready to Learn Every Day guides urges parents to set aside time for talking without being interrupted by TV, radio, phones or computer; time where we REALLY do listen to our children, talk to them about their day, and tell them about ours. The guide also asks parent to support children by establishing set family routines for bedtimes, mealtimes and homework and recommends having a regular time for a family meal. “It doesn’t have to be every day, but even just at weekends where everyone has a meal together and talks as a family,” says Bernadette. Perhaps it is good news for those of us who feel daunted by hot-housing and tiger parenting. The crucial factors in determining our children’s success in school and beyond could well be the time we spend talking to and playing with them, and the ground-rules and routines we establish for them at home. It could be that simple! The Ready to Learn Every Day guide can be downloaded from naht. This leaflet will be followed by a guide to develop children’s speaking and listening skills, a parents’ guide to helping with schoolwork; and a final guide about helping children with transitions.


results for their local children. Recent OFSTED inspections have rated 75% of the first Free Schools Good or Outstanding. Over 340 families have already registered an interest. If you have children currently in Years 4 or 5 or younger and are considering your options for secondary school, join them now by registering your interest on their website and following their progress on Facebook. You can find out more about their vision and register your support at: Like the Facebook page: or follow them on twitter: @HoeValleyFreeSc or for more information email them at

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Confidence is Crucial for Learning An independent study into the effects of Explore Learning membership has recently been published by The University of Reading. The study tested 1,539 Explore members compared to a control group of children who did not attend Explore, and found that: “Explore Learning members’ improvement in maths was 30% higher than that of the comparison group.” “Building confidence, overcoming shyness to put up their hand to ask for help, being more independent and less reluctant to try without assistance were all elements that parents recognised in their children and directly attributed to Explore Learning.” See ®

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Clubs & Classes News 10% Off New Perform School in Woking Perform run fun classes in drama, dance and singing for 4 - 8 year olds with a focus on building their confidence. They are opening a new school in Woking on 25 September which will run on Wednesdays from 4-5pm or 5-6pm at Woking New Community Building, Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking. All readers can have a free trial session followed by 10% off the fees if they quote code FAMS231013. This term they’ll be exploring the magical and wonderfully exciting Fairytale Forest meeting many of the well loved characters from the classic Fairytales. For more details call 0845 4001280.

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BabyBug Launches! Theatrebugs Epsom & Guildford is delighted to announce the launch of BabyBug classes for babies from birth to 2 years and their Grown Ups. These enchanting parent and baby drama sessions are brought to life for you and your baby with fun sensory props, squishy toys, cuddly puppets and engaging stories, songs and rhymes: different material each week, never a dull moment! During their most important stage of development, BabyBug is the perfect platform for your little ones to explore and interact with the world around them. With bounce along beats, well known and original songs, puppet interaction and tummy time fun these sessions aid physical, emotional and social development and are truly a magical adventure for parent, baby and toddler alike.

Sport4kids Continue Their Countrywide Revolution By Opening Their Latest Venue In Guildford As child obesity and parents’ fears about the sporting health of their children grow, one company have decided that they are going to help parents do something about it. Sport4kids philosophy is to create an environment that is toddler and child friendly with football coaching classes aimed at developing essential life skills and helping children to improve their confidence and passion for an active life-style. Sport4Kids difference is that it is a club that caters for children from 18 months to 11 years and their latest venue at Christ College is convenient for Woking and Guildford families. Over 5’s can progress to GAMETIME, TOURNAMENT, Summer Camps and S4K Football Club. For more information about Sport4kids or to book your child onto one of the new football courses in Guildford, or any of the other venues around the country, then visit today.

Busylizzy launches in Farnham Busylizzy, the award-winning family club is excited to launch its full timetable of classes in Farnham. From 5th August, classes take place every weekday in the stunning studio set in the walled gardens of the Farnham Museum. The beautiful venue is ideally situated in the centre of Farnham with plenty of free space to enjoy.

Classes will commence at Glenesk School, East Horsley on Monday 16th September, 10am – 10.40am. Trial class available. More venues and BabyBug parties coming soon …check website for details! Contact Hannah on 01483 882244 / 07971 004134 / hannahmason@theatrebugs. /

New Management for Stagecoach Farnham Stagecoach Theatre Arts Farnham is under new management. From September 2013 Emma Beet will be the new Principal of the performing arts school based at Farnham College. After 10 years working at Stagecoach Head Office, as a Regional Manager, Emma decided it was time to take on her own school and join the network of Stagecoach’s 600 centres nationwide. Stagecoach provides training in singing, dance and drama and the nation’s biggest network of part time theatre arts schools is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary year. Emma is really excited to be taking on this new challenge: “I am so looking forward to building on the fantastic standards that already exist at the school and know from direct experience how Stagecoach delivers on its aim to help every student achieve their own personal goals; I can’t wait for the new term to start!”. For more information call Emma on 01252 216277, e mail: or see Or why not go along to the Open Morning at Farnham College on Saturday 14th September at 11am - either call for information or simply turn up on the day.



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Join Busylizzy anytime, get access to a secure online booking system and join a community of over 600 like-minded local parents. Take your young family to as many talks, classes, events and coffee mornings as you like in both Guildford and Farnham 51 weeks of the year. Just some of the reasons to join Busylizzy this Autumn! For more information visit

Monkey Music Welcomes New Teacher

New Music with Mummy classes in Guildford and Woking

Monkey Music Leatherhead & Dorking class popularity continues to sore so they are delighted that new teacher Emma is joining them. Emma has appeared in Annie - The Musical, Me & My Girl, Little Shop of Horrors, The Sound of Music and many more musicals, plus has appeared at The London Hippodrome and on board the P&O Cruise liner Oriana.

Music with Mummy Guildford is pleased to announce new Three and Four time classes starting in September. The classes are especially aimed at 3 and 4 year olds and the weekly sessions last 45 minutes. As with the Music with Mummy classes there is a different theme every half term with songs and instruments based around that theme but Three and four time is more drama based encouraging self-expression and confidence. Children attend without an adult, gaining independence in the small friendly classes before they take the big step of starting school.

Emma has been attending Monkey Music classes for the last year and a half with her daughter and has enjoyed the Rock’n’Roll (Babies from 3 months) and Heigh-Ho (Toddlers from 12 months) curricula and is about to enjoy Jiggety-Jig (2 & 3 year olds) as a parent. Emma will be teaching new autumn term classes in Epsom & Oxshott. To book your FREE class call 01483 841 303, email leatherhead.dorking@monkeymusic. or visit www.monkeymusic.

Music with Mummy will also be expanding and opening Music with Mummy classes for 1-3 year olds in Woking soon. Contact Rachael on 01276 489470 or

Cake and biscuit decorating partie Cooking workshops and courses

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Babes in the Woods for 14 months-2½ yrs and Little Explorers for 2½-4 years. With a different weekly woodland theme, there is an activity walk followed by storytime and woodland crafts. BEC-Art Guildford Art classes for 7-12s.


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Mini Monet - 18 months to 4 yrs. Baby Picassos 10 months - 2½ yrs. See main listing on page 14. The Creation Station

Godalming, Contact Jackie on 0844 854 9184 or

Award-winning toddler and pre-schooler art and craft sessions for 1-5 year olds - have fun and get creative with your child without having to clear up afterwards! The Creation Station inspires children’s The Creation Station imaginations and encourages them to explore different materials, tools and techniques. Every Tuesday at 9.30am and 11am at Godalming Baptist Church. £5.50 per child and £3 per sibling, pre-booking required. Firing Earth Ceramics & Art Studio Cranleigh 01483 268788

Gymboree West Byfleet 01932 353 313 See main listing on page 14. Watts Art Gallery

Compton 01483 810235

Baby Signing


G Live Guildford and Farnham Museum 01483 610 333

Please see main listing on page 14. Tiny Talk

Dorking and Bookham 07599 551882 Merrow, Shalford and Cobham 07973 937 505 Woking and Weybridge 07779 224591


Surrey Sports Park

Guildford 01483 689111

Badminton Club for School years 4,5 and 6.

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Busylizzy Guildford, Farnham 01483 610 333 Buggy fitness,

Mummy & Me pilates, aerobics and yoga. Baby massage. Please see main listing on page 14. Baby Massage Classes

Guildford and surrounding areas Call Kelly on 01483 455060 (Gymnastics Factory) or 07855 459474 (private classes) Learn massage strokes, meet other

parents and bring wonderful benefits for yourself and your baby: *Strengthen parent / baby bonding, *Relief from wind, colic, constipation, *Encourage deeper sleep, *Relaxation for parent /baby, *Boost self-esteem, *Strengthens baby’s immunity. Five-week courses for newborns to pre-crawlers at Gymnastics Factory, Guildford or private classes in your home.

The Bump, Birth & Baby Company 07900 676719

Antenatal and postnatal classes, treatments and workshops. Emma Rainier Woking 01483 770177 Antenatal and baby massage.

Mumma Baby Be

Farnham 07795692593

Daisy Birthing antenatal active birth preparation classes and couples workshops. 6 weekly sessions for £54 or a workshop for £75. Daisy Baby massage and yoga classes suitable from 6 weeks to mobile, 6 weekly sessions for £45. See for more information.

Clubs & Classes

Chocolate parties Special recipes for children with food allergies

Crafty Chefs

Franchises available ac Telephone: 01428 64866 Cooking workshops and courses Chocolate parties info@craftychefs.c Special recipes for children with food www.craftychefs.c 07824 812382 allergies

Children’s cooking parties Franchises available across the U Cake and biscuit decorating parties 01428 648663 / 65325 Telephone:

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Franchises available across the UK

Franchises available across the UK Telephone: 01428 648663 / 653251 Illustrations and artwork © Isabel Stoole 2011

National Childbirth Trust The NCT run Antenatal, refresher Antenatal and Postnatal classes. New Baby New You

Classes accessible from Guildford, Farnham, Fleet, Farnborough, Frimley, and Aldershot www. Call Claire on 01252 336427 or 07974 809771 Yoga for Mum and Baby. A

relaxed, but effective way to ease yourself back into exercise after having a baby. For mum – tone abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, stretch, relax and rebalance your posture. For babies – movement, singing and touch. New Baby New You A great way to spend time together. Only £54 for 6 weeks. YogaBellies

Group classes in Guildford. Contact Cristina on 07849119551 or

YogaBellies® for Pregnancy classes are gentle and safe for all women, whether new or experienced. Each week focuses on a different aspect of pregnancy and birth. You’ll practice adapted yoga postures; breathing techniques YogaBellies for pregnancy and labour and relaxation and meditation techniques that mum can also use once baby arrives.

Dan ce & Per formin g Arts

Act One Adventures

Farnham, Godalming, Guildford 07956 182 488

Please see main listing on page 14. Busylizzy

G Live Guildford and Farnham Museum 01483 610 333 Tap Dancing,

Twinkle Ballet, Melody Bear Movement ®, Baby Boogie, Mini Dancers and Disco Dudes and Divas. Please see main listing on page 14. Cranleigh School Sports Club Cranleigh 01483 542125 Ballet classes on Saturday

Yoga for YoU and your BaBY Weekly classes, suitable from 6 wks–1 yr

mornings from age 3 years+.

Six week course – £54

Cranleigh Young People’s Theatre Cranleigh

Dancing Shoes Ottershaw, W Byfleet, Byfleet 01932 342069

Diddi Dance 07811346482 See main listing on page 14.

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Dynamic Tots

Pyrford, Weybridge, Worplesdon, Burpham, Cranleigh, Godalming. Call Lauren on 07753985314 info@dynamicperformingarts.

Dynamic Tots are unique and fun half hour dance classes especially designed for boys and girls 2-5 years old. Ballet Tots is an introduction to the joys of dance, the class uses inspiring music, props, storybooks and pictures to tell a magical adventure. Street Tots is a highly energetic and fun dance class that will get your child moving to the beat.

Dynamic Tots Guildford Theatre School

Trinity Centre (Off Guildford’s High Street)

Established by Sean and Anna McNamara to provide a creative learning experience that focuses on the acquisition of skills and the pursuit of excellence in Musical Theatre, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Singing and Drama. They assert that through application and commitment an individual can achieve extraordinary things. Classes are held each Saturday for ages 5-17 years.

Dance - Ballet Babies and Boogie Babies for 6 months - 5 years.

Perform Perform

10% discount on new Woking classes - see page 8

Guildford, Woking, Fleet, Godalming, Haslemere, Esher 0845 400 1280

Perform run fun-packed drama, dance and singing workshops. This term they’ll be exploring the magical and wonderfully exciting Fairytale Forest! Meeting many of the well loved characters from the classic Fairytales. Perform specializes in helping children develop the 4 C’s, Confidence, Communication, Coordination and Concentration. Any interested 4-8 year olds can attend a free trial. Spectrum Guildford 01483 443322

Spectrum offers Ballet (3-4yrs), Ballet & Tap (4-7yrs, 8yrs+), Junior Street Dance (7-11yrs) and Street Dance Xtra (12-18yrs). Surrey Performing Arts

Farnham, Camberley 07952674177

SPA offers exciting opportunities and classes including pre-school Melody Movement with Melody and Milligan Bear classes for 2 to 4 year olds and Melody Bear’s First Ballet, First Tap and Modern for ages 4 to 6. From 6 years+ they have ISTD classes in modern, tap and classical ballet as well as LAMDA classes in drama and musical theatre. Surrey Performinga Arts

Susan Handy School of Dance (formerly Rosina Wenham Dance)

Pyrford and Sythwood 07592 874958 01753 542672

The school provides classes in Ballet, Baby Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz at studios based in Sythwood and Pyrford for children aged 2½ upwards. Pupils will be Susan Handy encouraged to take exams, enter London dance competitions and participate in shows at the school. Theatrebugs East Horsley See listing on page 15.


Haslemere 0845 388 9789 www.theatremonkeys.

theatremonkeys is about having fun, gaining confidence, developing creativity and making friends. It is a friendly, privately run theatre school offering classes in singing, theatre dance and acting for children aged 4-16. They also offer coaching for L.A.M.D.A examinations, fantastic holiday workshops, after-school classes and a weekend school on Saturday mornings. Contact them for a free trial. theatremonkeys

Guildford Theatre School Gymboree West Byfleet 01932 353 313 Please see main listing for Gymboree on page 14. Haslemere Performing Arts

Haslemere and the surrounding area, 01428 652360, The photograph

shows the HPA group, Stardust who came third in the Mardi Gras Challenge held at Sadlers Wells Theatre, London against stiff competition. This was followed up by HPA dancers winning the shield for the best school at the British Arts Awards in London. Haslemere Performing Arts offers weekday and Saturday classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Street and Musical Theatre.

Haslemere Performing Arts



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The Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre Pirbright Ballet School Pirbright 01276 709393

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Farnham 01252 216 277 Godalming 01252 319 133 Guildford North 01737 216 794 Liphook 0845 055 6376 Woking 01483 235 216

Each school runs three hours of classes per week for 6-18 year olds, split into one-hour classes of dance, drama and singing. The classes help children to grow in confidence, speak more clearly and become more self-aware - skills they learn for life. Also Early Stages classes for 4-6 year olds run for 1½ hours. Two week trial available.

Classes in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Mill Studio, Guildford www. Contact: Catherine Tipple 01483 565191 One of the busiest and

productions a year, a range of fun-filled, holiday drama workshops and other events, there is something for everyone.

Football To find a local football club visit Busylizzy Football Stoke Park, See

main listing on page 14. Little Kickers

Guildford, Godalming, Fernhurst, Merrow 01753 831902 Byfleet, Pyrford, Woking 01932 847439 Chobham, Lightwater, Lyne 01276 600393 Farnham, Crondall, Fleet 01252 651329

A positive, fun-filled programme of football in a friendly, pressurefree environment for children from 18 months to 7 years, grouped according to age. The focus is on fun with informal yet professionally run classes. The real goal is to use football as a forum to instill a little extra confidence, co-ordination, control and sense of camaraderie.

Little Kickers Kiko Soccer Schools

Guildford and Waverley 01372 451352 or 07771 646181 or bruce@ Working

with children from 18 months to 5 years, Kiko Soccer Schools engage each child using specially designed equipment, from skittles, hoops and beanbags, to balance boards and specially designed balls of various weights and sizes. The main aim is to help encourage all aspects of mental and physical development using football as a medium. Every activity is intended to improve motor skills and be fun. Kiko Soccer Schools

most dynamic Youth Theatre’s in the country. Classes for all ages developed to help with stage technique, vocal skills, personal confidence, social interaction and, most importantly, fun! With 8 Spectrum

Guildford 01483 443322

Football for ages 4-15. Surrey Sports Park Guildford 01483 689111

Stagecoach Theatre Arts

Football with Fulham FC for ages 3-11yrs.

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For more classes see Flair Gymnastics

Football continued

Woking, Guildford 08450 346700

Gymboree West Byfleet 01932 353 313 Please see main listing for Gymboree on page 14. Gymnastics Factory

Pew Corner, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford 01483 455060


Hang upside down, trampoline into foam and swing Gymnastics Factory the trapeze – challenge and excite your children at Gymnastics Factory. There are classes for all, from babies to adults. They offer a safe, friendly environment for children to learn and progress through their awards scheme. The gym is packed with colourful equipment to make gymnastics fun for all.


Camberley, Guildford & Woking, Chertsey, Farnborough, Edgebarrow, Virginia Water. Approved football training for kids aged 18 months to 7 years Localclasses classesatataavenue venuenear near you you Local For Merrow, Fernhurst, Guildford and Godalming call Call 01753 831902

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For Farnham, Crondall and Fleet call 01252 651 329 For Chobham and Lightwater call 01276 600393 for details

Sport4kids provide Toddler and Kids Football Coaching Classes for children 18 months to 11 years. Girls and boys over five can compete in internal tournaments and the official S4K Football Team. Why not try a Free Taster session today? Under 6’s to Under 11’s compete in local festivals and friendly matches.


For Woking, Pyrford and Byfleet call 01932 847439

Where learning’s a ball

walking to 5 years

To find a golf club call 01483 755788 (for boys) or 01483 751622 (for girls).

Aldershot 01252 320888

Grayshott Golf

South Western Gymnastics Club

Rushmoor Gymnastics Academy

Grayshott 01428713131


soccer schools

More than just football skills...

• Developing physical skills, balance and co-ordination • First football skills and technique • Learning about numbers, shapes, letters • Building confidence and self esteem

Cranleigh, Midhurst 07813 118 996

Surrey Sports Park

Grayshott Golf provides fun packed tuition every week for boys and girls of all ages. To give golf a go come along to the weekly junior roll up sessions run by the professional team every Saturday and Sunday 10.30-11.30am. Individual and family lessons are also available.

Guildford 01483 689111

Flair Gymnastics for 4yrs+ and trampolining for 5yrs+. Swallows Trampoline Club Haslemere 01420 478602

Woking Gymnastics Club Woking 01483 771426


Sessions Weekdays and Saturdays Throughout Guildford and Waverley BC

Steve Batchelor Academy


Cranleigh 01483 274763

Hockey and tennis coaching.

Grayshott Golf

Gymnas tics & Trampolining

Call Bruce Laudy on

01372 451352

Byfleet Gym Club & Wendyhouse Pre-school Gym Club

or email:

Byfleet 01483 850846

0845 052 1347


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S4K KICKERS 3 to 5 years

S4K STRIKERS 5 to 7 years

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Salesian School

Wavell School

Collingwood College

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Hor se Riding

To find a local riding stables please see www.FamiliesSurreyWest.

Guildford ITF Taekwon-Do

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Fitness Fun Self-defence Programmes for 3-6 year olds, 7-11 year olds and 12-adult Teaches life skills including: Self Discipline Confidence Goal setting Respect Danger awareness Call 07932 058059 NOW

Clubs & Classes Ins trument Lesson s

stronger opponent. The ability to defend yourself gives the confidence to say NO to bullies and walk away from confrontation.

gymnastics fun* Explore* develop

The Guildford Academy of Martial Arts Guildford 01483 568455

Jonny Pike Jonny Pike

Central Guildford based studio, easy access off A3/Tescos 07877 149925

Offering fun, exciting and creative Ukulele lessons from a professional home studio. The Ukulele is a great instrument to develop your child’s early passion for music. Its size makes it very accessible to play, so your child can start learning the chords, techniques and rhythms to their favourite songs! For a list of local music teachers visit

Lan guages Alouette

Farnham and Frimley 07759 812 016

Alouette offers fun French classes for 3-6 year olds. Run by specialist teachers, all well-qualified language experts with many years of experience in education. Originally from Paris, the teachers speak with a native tongue. Classes are taught in a fun, relaxed atmosphere using a progressive method with stimulating and engaging activities. Alouette

Fun and energetic Martial Arts classes for kids, covering essential needs of each age group. Lil Dragons (4-6 years) and Kids Zone (7-9 years) are two of the most popular children’s programmes with an ideal mix of Martial Arts and Life Skills, incorporating games, activities, discipline and fitness. They also run classes for older kids and adults.

Book a free trial TODAY - 01483 455060

ITF Taekwon-Do Classes

Guildford and the surrounding areas Contact Paul Adams, 5th Dan 07932 08059

Fitness, Fun and Self-defence, qualified professional instruction from an international class, CRB registered instructor. Programmes for 3 to 6 year olds, 7 to 11 year olds and 12 years to adult with regular Gradings, Competitions and Seminars. Call now to book your trial sessions. Beginners welcome.

ITF Taekwon-Do Guildford Pil Sung Do Martial Arts International

Classes: Frimley, Camberley, Woking, West Byfleet and Haslemere Call now on 0800 756 6316 or email

Busylizzy 01483 610 333

Funtime French at Electric Theatre, Guildford. Spanish at Farnham Museum. Please see main listing on page 14

Pil Sung Do is a modern Martial Art aimed at the whole family, which teaches confidence, self defence, fitness and it’s fun! Completely safe to learn, it is founded on the principles that its self-defence techniques generate power, are practical and easy to learn, while enhancing your health, fitness and flexibility. FREE Starter class! Pil Sung Do

Martial Arts

Andy Roberts BJJ

Farnborough info@andyrobertsbjj. com 01252 544308,

ARBJJ is a full time martial arts facility, providing the very best tuition. BJJ is based on leverage, it gives a smaller Andy Roberts BJJ person the ability to defeat a larger,

Spectrum Guildford 01483 443322 Various

martial arts clubs are on offer.


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Music, Movement & Development for babies and pre-schoolers Act One Adventures

Farnham, Godalming & Guildford 07956 182 488 joanne@

Gymboree West Byfleet

Go on a different adventure each week with stories, drama, active games, dance, imaginative play and Act One Adventures lots of colourful props. Engaging your child actively and imaginatively whilst having great fun and learning new skills. Arts & crafts sessions also available. Voted a winner in The Netmums Pre School Class poll and have been described as “truly unique”.

Sensory Baby Play, Play & Learn, Music, Art and Parties 42 Station Approach, West Byfleet, KT14 6NE, 01932 353 313


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G Live Guildford and Farnham Museum 01483 610 333

Awardwinning family club in Guildford and Farnham with a huge variety of classes. All bookable online. Their music and BusyLizzy movement classes aid the development of babies from a few months old (see their other listings for more classes). Join the community of like-minded families and try something new every day. Diddi Dance

Woking, Guildford, West Byfleet, Mytchett, Lightwater, Frimley Green. Call Alysia on 07811346482 www.diddidance. com Suitable for both boys and girls

from 2 to 4 years. Every activity has been specially developed to build the child’s confidence, balance, agility and rhythm. They are able to dance with or without their parents by their side and really express themselves. Fun themes include Tap, Disco, Bollywood, Jive, Hip-hop to name a few. Parties from 2-7yrs with 10% discount with code ‘Families10’.




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Dynamic Tots

Pyrford, Weybridge, Worplesdon, Burpham, Cranleigh, Godalming,

Please see main listing on page 10. Gymboree West Byfleet

West Byfleet and surrounding areas 01932 353 313

Gymboree provides fun-filled Art, Music and Play & Learn classes for children aged 0– 5 years. Each level is focussed on your child’s development stage and is filled with physical activity, laughter, bubbles, parachute time and Gymbo. Call or e-mail to book your FREE trial or for more information.

Gymboree Kindermusik with Ali

Classes held in Haslemere at the St John Ambulance Hall 07867 558807

Kindermusik Kindermusik with Ali invites young children to discover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control and communication skills using multi-sensory activities. Classes include instrument exploration, action songs, listening activities, movement and dance using a wide variety of music from different cultures. Kindermusik has small structured classes for 0-7 years, where every child can learn at their own pace using quality materials.

Diddi Dance

For more classes see Little Surrey Songbirds

Millmead Centre, central Guildford (free parking) Call Ruth on 01483 283282 or

Little Songbirds is a friendly, relaxed class providing a winning combination of counting, tickling and action songs, peek-a-boos, knee rides and dance-alongs. There is a good variety of old and new songs to dance, sing and play along to, with some lovely props, puppets and instruments bringing the class to life. Carefully devised programmes nurture musicality whilst promoting physical and social skills, language and numeracy. Suitable for ages 3 months up to 4 years. Various payment options including PayAs-You-Go (no joining fee). FREE trial session.

Clubs & Classes

Music with Mummy


Guildford and Woking 01276 489470

Winner of the net mums gold awards 2013, Music with Mummy classes are fun themed sessions for the under 5’s. Watch your child grow in confidence in the small friendly classes especially structured to encourage listening skills, social skills, speech development and much more!

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Molly Moocow

Godalming, Milford, Haslemere, Cranleigh 01428 658858

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Molly Moocow

Molly Moocow’s moosical sessions provide fun learning experiences for little people aged 0 to 4 years using a combination of music & movement, action songs, rhymes & stories. Their unique programmes are grouped by age and physical ability with a themed curriculum tailored for each age group. Trial classes available. Monkey Music

For Byfleet, Goldsworth Park, Horsell, Ottershaw, and Pyrford call 01932 429240 For Farnham, Godalming and Ewhurst call 01483 821932 For Bocketts Farm Park, Bookham and Oxshott call 01483 841303

Mothers & Toddlers Dance Class

Fernhurst, Call Angela Cantan on 01428 652360,

Musical Steps Singing & Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers Hale and Farnham. First session is free, but spaces are limited - to reserve your place: contact: helen. or 07887 590 325 HelensMusicalSteps

Musical Steps inspires and educates children through: Singing, Musical games, Percussion, Playing, Movement, Listening activities, Rhymes, and special Song System designed to develop pitch awareness and ‘in-tune’ singing. You will have a joyful, special time Musical Steps with your child while they have fun developing stronger language, listening, communication and social skills.

Farnham, Camberley 07952674177

Please see main listing on page 10. Theatrebugs

East Horsley 01483 882244, 07971 004134 hannahmason@

Join us for weekly adventures in Godalming, Farnham & Guildford Stories, Drama, Dance, Games, Arts & Crafts for walkers up to 4 yrs Also holiday events for up to 8yrs s 07956 182488

BabyBug classes are for babies from birth to 2 years and their Grown Ups. These enchanting parent and baby drama sessions are brought to life for you and your baby with fun sensory props, squishy toys, cuddly puppets and engaging stories, songs and rhymes: different material each week, never a dull moment!

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Giggle, Play, Grow

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Monkey Music was voted ‘Best National Pre-Schooler Development Activity 2010’ by parents across the UK! Monkey Music introduces music to very young children (3 months – 4 years) in a fun way they can understand and enjoy, with specialist teachers who encourage social and musical skills within a fun, stimulating and friendly environment.

Surrey Performing Arts

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Monkey Music

Music with Mummy

Theatrebugs Zebedee’s Music

For Godalming, Shalford, Wonersh and Cranleigh call Becky 01483 272751 For Merrow and Woking call Amanda 01483 722434

At Zebedee’s Music there is so much for little ones to do, from banging their drums, catching Mr Frog or making Zebedee’s Music a band with their own band sacks! There is a mixture of movement, quiet songs and fine motor skills, so every child will learn something new each lesson without even knowing it! Classes from birth.

Classes in Haslemere for babies, toddlers & preschoolers. Contact Ali for a FREE trial session! 07867 558807

Weekly Classes 01428 658858

Music with Mummy Guildford

A fun introduction to music for the under 5’s Small friendly classes that encourage listening skills, language development and early social skills.

Or try Jolly Babies for 0-1 year olds Contact Rachael on 01276 489470

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The Sayers Croft Trust

Swimming (for 6 months+) and diving lessons.

The Sayers Croft Trust involves the local community, especially young people, in the enjoyment and care of the environment. We have 56 acres of ancient woodland, meadows, ponds and fields waiting to be explored and a huge number of ways that you can get involved...

Adventure activity days Conservation Birthday parties

Youth clubs

School and group day visits don’t delay! Check out upcoming events on our website today and get ready for some fun! Cranleigh Rd, Ewhurst, GU6 7SS 01483 275 990

Looking for a Mother & Toddler Group? See our listing at www. FamiliesSurreyWest. Nature Alice Holt Forest Farnham See main listing on page 9. Sayers Croft Trust


The Sayers Croft Trust runs two regular environmentally-themed youth clubs for children once a month. The Parent and Child club is a free drop-in session for parents and children 5 years and younger whilst the Really Wild Club is an action-packed club for 6-11year olds. Why not join them now! Sayers Croft

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Learn to swim (18 months +). The Swimming Academy

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To find a local tennis club visit

Rugbytots is a specifically designed play programme using the multiple skills of Rugby to create a fun and enjoyable environment whilst developing basic core motor skills. Separated into three age groups (2-3½ yrs, 3½-5yrs and 5-7yrs), the fun and energetic play programme is designed to enhance your child’s social and physical skills.


Sports - Various Sportscoach Guildford

01737 842710

Sportscoach Sportscoach introduces 6-16 year olds to different sports and team building games, harvesting potential no matter how great or small, and developing confidence, personal achievement and teamwork. 18 sports are covered each year. Sessions run for 3 hours on Saturday afternoons. Early Sporties for 4-6 year olds run for one and a half hours. Taster sessions available.

Squash Surrey Sports Park

Guildford 01483 689111

Squash for beginners to advanced from 8yrs+.

Storytellin g Act One Adventures

Farnham, Godalming, Guildford 07956 182 488

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Netball To find a netball club visit www.surreynetball., click Junior Netball, then Junior Clubs. Surrey Sports Park

Guildford 01483 689111

Netball with Surrey Storm for School years 3-10.


Libraries Many libraries run free Storytime and Rhymetime sessions for under 5s. For Surrey library information see libraries and for Hampshire see www3.hants.

Little Rugby Chobham 01276 600393 Rugby for 2-5 year olds.



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Steve Batchelor Academy Cranleigh 01483 274763

Surrey Sports Park

Guildford 01483 689111

Tennis red, orange, yellow, green ball and family sessions (3yrs +).

Tenpin Bowling

Spectrum Guildford 01483 443377 Bowling Club for 8-18s.

Tuition Explore Learning

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Explore Learning offers inspiring tuition for 5-14 year olds, helping children fulfil their potential in maths, reading, writing and spelling. Children become members and attend once or twice a week, with every centre open 7 days a week. They also offer comprehensive 11+ and entrance exam courses. Please see for more information. Fleet Tutors 0845 644 5452

Fleet Tutors has over 30 years experience helping pupils of all ages and abilities reach their potential. Fleet has nearly 4,000 qualified local tutors who tutor in your own home. They have an excellent record helping students win scholarships and places at selective grammar and independent schools. Fleet Tutors also provides Live Online Tutoring. Kumon

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Kumon are one of the leading supplementary education providers, offering individualised maths and English study programmes for children of all ages and abilities. Through Kumon study children are able to excel academically, develop their capacity for learning independently and boost their confidence. For more information and a Free Assessment, contact your local Instructor.

The Swimming Academy is on Saturday mornings run by the Head of Swimming and current Surrey County Coach, David Hailey. The Academy caters for the full spectrum of abilities, offering lessons to children over the age of 4.

For details of Brownies, Scouts, St Johns Ambulance Badgers and Cadets, The Girls Brigade and The Boys Brigade please see

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Aldro School, Shackleford 01483 409020

Sat 5 Oct 11am-12.30pm Boys 7-13 years.

Amesbury School, Hindhead 01428 604322

Thurs 10 Oct Mixed 3-13 years.

Barfield School, Runfold, Farnham 01252 782271

St Catherine’s School, Bramley 01483 899665

Prep School: Mon 16 Sept, Thurs 10 Oct, Fri 8 Nov 9.30am. Girls 4-18 years.

St Edmund’s School, Hindhead 01428 609875

Please contact the school. Mixed 2-16 years.

Sat 28 Sept 9.30-11.30am Mixed 2-13 years.

St Hilary’s School, Godalming 01483 416551 Boys 2-7 years, Girls 2-11 years

Tues 17 Sept 10-11.30am, Sat 12 Oct 10-12.30am, Thurs 21 Nov 10-11.30am

Barrow Hills, Witley 01428 683639

Please contact the school. Mixed 3-13 years.

St Ives School, Haslemere 01428 643734

Fri 11 Oct, Sat 12 Oct 9.30am-12pm Girls 2-11 years, Boys 2-4 years.

Belmont Preparatory School Holmbury St Mary 01306 730852

Fri 20 Sept, Fri 11 Oct and Tues 8 Nov Mixed 2-13 years.

St Nicholas’ School, Fleet 01252 850121

Sat 9 Nov 10am-1pm Boys 3-7 years, Girls 3-16 years.

Coworth Flexlands School, Chobham 01276 855707

Please contact the school. Boys 3-7 years, Girls 3-11 years.

St Teresa’s Effingham 01372 452 037

Please contact the school. Girls 2-18 years.

Cranleigh Prep School, Cranleigh 01483 542051

Sat 21 Sept , Wed 16 Oct 10-12pm. Mixed 7-13 years.

Cranmore School, West Horsley 01483 280340

Fri 20 Sept, Sat 5 Oct 9.30am-12pm 10.30am Meet the Headmaster Boys 2 ½-13 years, Girls 2 ½-4 years.

Tormead School, Guildford 01483 796040 Girls 4-18 years.

Junior School: Wed 18 Sept, Fri 11 Oct, Wed 6 Nov 9.30-11am. Senior School: Wed 11 Sept, Tues 24 Sept, Mon 30 Sept, Fri 18 Oct, Tues 5 Nov 9.30-11am

Duke of Kent School, Ewhurst 01483 277313

Sat 19 Oct 9.30am-12pm Mixed 3-16 years.

Edgeborough, Frensham 01252 792495

Please contact the school. Mixed 2-13 years.

Farlington School, Horsham 01403 254967

Sat 21 Sept 10am, Thurs 7 Nov 9.15am Boys 3-4 years, Girls 3-18 years.

Frensham Heights, Rowledge 01252 792561

Sat 21 Sept 9.30am-1pm. Mixed 3-18 years.

Glenesk School, E Horsley 01483 282329

Thurs 17 Oct 10am. Mixed 2-7 years.

Greenfield School, Woking 01483 772525

Please call the school. Mixed 3-11 years.

Guildford High School, Guildford 01483 543853 Girls 4-18 years.

Junior School: Thurs 12 Sept, Wed 25 Sept, Thurs 21 Nov 10am. Senior School: Wed 11 Sept, Wed 18 Sept (Sixth Form Event), Tues 24 Sept, Thurs 3 Oct, Wed 16 Oct, Tues 12 Nov, Thurs 5 Dec 10am.

Halstead Prep School, Woking 01483 772682

Sat 12 Oct, Thurs 14 Nov Girls 3-11 years.

Haslemere Prep School, Haslemere 01428 642350

Fri 11 Oct, Sat 12 Oct 9.30-12.30pm Boys 2-13 years, Girls 2-4 years.

Hoe Bridge School, Woking 01483 760018

Tues 1 Oct 9.30-11.30am Mixed 2 ½-13 years.

International School of London Woking 01483 750409

Please contact the school. Mixed 2-13 years.

Lanesborough School, Guildford 01483 880650

Sat 12 Oct Boys 3-13 years.

Longacre School, Shamley Green 01483 893225

Sat 28 Sept Mixed 2 ½-11 years.

Manor House School, Bookham 01372 457077

Sat 19 Oct 9.30-11am. Welcome talk by the Head at 9.30am. Girls 2-16 years.

Moon Hall School, Holmbury St Mary 01306 731464

Please contact the school. Specialist school for dyslexic children aged 7-11 years.

Pennthorpe School, Rudgwick
 01403 822391

Sat 28 Sept, Tues 1 Oct 9.30am-12pm. Mixed 2-13 years.

Ripley Court, Ripley 01483 225217

Please contact the school Mixed 3-13 years.

The Royal School Haslemere/Hindhead 01428 603052

Senior Boys’ Thurs 10 Oct Senior Girls’ Sat 19 Oct Girls 6 wks-18yrs, Boys 6 wks-11yrs

Rydes Hill School, Guildford 01483 563160

Please contact the school. Boys 3-7 years, Girls 3-11 years.

St Andrews School, Horsell 01483 760943

Sat 28 Sept 10am–12pm. Mixed 3-13 years.


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Independent Schools Independent Schools Round Up St Nicholas’ School

Aldro School - Bringing out the best in boys’

St Nicholas’ is a highly successful and dynamic rural independent day school, educating girls from 3-16 years and boys from 3-7 years. Each pupil is valued as an individual and helped to achieve the highest possible standards in academic work, at the same time they are encouraged to participate in a varied aesthetic and physical education programme.

Nestled in the village of Shackleford, Godalming, Aldro is a day and boarding prep school where boys aged 7-13 enjoy an outstanding all-round education. Set in 35 acres of unspoilt rural Surrey countryside, Aldro is a haven for children. The boys have the freedom to keep hold of their precious childhood and, combined with high academic standards, are meticulously prepared for the next stage of their lives.

The school is particularly proud of their consistently outstanding results, with pupils regularly achieving 100% pass rate in GCSE in seven or more subjects. Based in beautiful rural Hampshire St Nicholas’ has first class facilities that all pupils of all ages can access, including a Performing Arts Centre, a modern Art and Textile Centre and a full sized Sports Hall, all are supported by up to date technology. Next Open Day Saturday 9 November 2013 10am - 1pm. St Nicholas’ School, Redfields House, Redfields Lane, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire, GU52 0RF 01252 850 121 headspa@st-nicholas.hants.

Academic life has to be at the core of a successful school and Aldro has an outstanding record of success over the past ten years with the scholarship boards speaking for themselves – boys go on to all the top public senior schools. Boys develop the ability to take the initiative with their work – whether boarders or day boys they complete their prep at school and this is an invaluable study skill for the future. Contact Mrs Sadler on 01483 409019 or email admissions@ to attend the Open Morning, or to arrange an individual appointment with the Headmaster.

The International School of London (ISL) Surrey

Halstead School

The International School of London (ISL) Surrey currently accepts pupils from age 2-15. It has a self-contained nursery, and classes for Kindergarten and Grades 1-8 (Reception to Year 9). Adding a grade each year, ISL is working towards the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma for students aged 16 and 17.

Halstead School is an independent Nursery and Preparatory School for girls set in leafy grounds in Woking, Surrey. The friendly and positive atmosphere in the school lays the foundation for girls to develop confidently and happily in specialist facilities and lovely outdoor play areas.

In the recent OFSTED inspection report, ISL Surrey was commended for ‘the outstanding quality of its education’. It is also the only UK school to receive ‘Mastering’ level during its International Primary Curriculum accreditation.

The ISI inspection confirmed high adult to child ratios enable children to have good individual attention and children are happy, motivated and content to come into school right from the beginning. The inspection also confirmed that the school provides a high quality education and teaching is of a high quality. Just as important as the academic subjects is our emphasis on the performing and creative arts and sports; all taught by specialists. Life skills and environmental awareness are also nurtured.

The school is situated on a 10.3-acre campus, with excellent facilities, and construction soon begins on new classrooms, science labs, a 450-seat theatre, gymnasium, drama and music studios, library, dining room and a design and technology workshop. Means-tested bursaries are available for qualified local students. To make an appointment to visit, please telephone 01483 750409 or email For further information visit

Breakfast Club, After School Care and a wide range of After School Activities are available to all girls. Baby and toddler sessions (Halstead Toddlers) are run during school holidays for all 0-3 year olds, boys and girls. Halstead School is a home with desks. 01483 772682

Tormead Junior School - Where learning is fun

Cranmore School

Tormead is an academically selective independent day school for girls aged 4 to 11. They value individuality, celebrate diversity and encourage girls to be themselves. They are proud of their ethos of encouraging each pupil to develop her talents to the full.

Cranmore School is one of Surrey’s leading independent prep schools and offers boys aged four - 13 years an unrivalled all-round education that prepares them for future life. Bright Stars at Cranmore is the coeducational nursery (2½+) with boys going on into the main school.

The academic pace offers stimulus and challenge, but is combined with an excellent range of extra-curricular activities enabling Tormead to offer a broad but balanced, stimulating and progressive education, all underpinned by an emphasis on the pastoral care of the pupils allowing them to carefully monitor the progress and welfare of every girl.

Situated between Guildford and Leatherhead, Cranmore has a magnificent 25-acre site with outstanding facilities including excellent music school, multiple pitches, tennis courts, swimming pool and adventure playground. Encouraging individuals to reach their full potential, Cranmore works to bring out the best in every boy as the excellent academic, sporting and musical results testify. Boys move onto a range of senior schools with over 170 scholarships awarded in recent years. Cranmore aims towards individual areas of excellence for each boy and the wide range of extra-curricular activities from skiing to choirs, judo to orchestras supports this. The 2013 Inspection Report awarded the school remarkable top-grade results.

The most recent ISI report (May 2011) reported that the Early Years provision was outstanding and that the girls made excellent progress in all areas of the curriculum, particularly their social and emotional development. Tormead welcomes you to visit them at the next Open Day or call the Registrar, Cherry Scott on 01483 796040 for more information.



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Cranmore School, Epsom Road, West Horsley, Surrey KT24 6AT 01483 280340

Independent Schools Bringing out ‘‘ the best in boys’’

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Wednesday 18th September 9.30-11.00am Friday 11th October 9.30-11.00am Wednesday 6th November 9.30-11.00am

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Wednesday 11th September 9.30-11.30am Tuesday 24th September 9.30-11.30am Monday 30th September 9.30-11.30am Friday 18th October 9.30-11.30am Tuesday 5th November 9.30-11.30am

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Independent Schools Round Up

St Hilary’s School

Ripley Court School

The pupils at St Hilary’s School in Godalming cannot wait to begin their Autumn Term. The previous year has seen the school go from strength to strength under the leadership of Headmistress, Mrs Jane Whittingham. Successes include winning both the Godalming Festival Maddelena trophy and Darnton cup for Best School Choir whilst ranking 26 in the Sunday Times Top 100 Prep Schools and ten outstanding Year 6 scholarships.

Ripley Court has for years been preparing children for entry to top Independent schools. Its secret for success is to combine this strong academic rigor with the more-important but less-measurable values in life, such as kindness, respect, gentleness, and fun.

The new academic year promises to be just as exciting with extended outside learning in the newly cleared woods and opening of the Hiorns Centre cooking area. St Hilary’s is an Independent Preparatory Day School for girls aged 2-11and boys aged 2-7. It is nonselective and offers a firm grounding in academic subjects with opportunities for sport, art, music, drama and social development. The next Open Day is on 17 September and you are more than welcome to join us.

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At Ripley Court we have excellent performances in exams, senior school entries and Scholarships and we also succeed in sports, music and art. These achievements are important but we value each child’s happiness and well-being even more. Ripley Court children of all generations report back on a wonderful childhood being outdoors and having time to be children, but at the same time achieving highly in life. Do come and visit, and see for yourself. Ripley Court School, Rose Lane, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6NE 01483 225217

Pennthorpe School

Barfield EYFS is “Outstanding”!

St Ives School

“Why doesn’t every school spend Wednesday in the woods?” At Pennthorpe we value creativity and we continue to see the benefits of a curriculum built around it. Our 2013 leavers won an impressive 23 scholarships and we are already seeing how much our pupils benefit from being taught to think independently.

Barfield School’s EYFS department is delighted to have been awarded the accolade of “Outstanding” in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The inspectors found the department to be performing at a very high standard across the board, with a “highly skilled and dynamic” team of staff.

Choosing the right education for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Happy children make the best learners and at St Ives we aim to foster a love of learning, nurture curiosity and help girls see the world from a wider perspective.

Barfield is a co-educational school for children between 2-13 years old, set in 12 acres of beautiful grounds, one mile east of Farnham. The nursery is newly refurbished and has airy rooms which are light, uncluttered and conducive to learning.

St Ives is an independent, non-selective preparatory school and prides itself on the broad range of senior schools it feeds locally and beyond. Senior school scholarships are often awarded to girls at St Ives and this year has been no exception with a record number of nine academic and non-academic scholarships or educational awards for senior schools in Guildford and the local area.

We are passionate about instilling a sense of curiosity about the world and that starts at the earliest ages with our Reception pupils spending every Wednesday afternoon in our 10 acres of woodland. Guided by our own Forest Schools teacher, classes take a fun approach to literacy and numeracy while developing the communication and language skills that become the building blocks for future success. Why not come and see why we are so proud of our pupils and why they are so proud of their school. Join us at an Open Morning or contact us on 01403 822391 or admissions@ Pennthorpe School, Church St, Rudgwick RH12 3HJ

Barfield children are often outside: they regularly attend forest schools and have access to low ropes courses and adventures from Three Peaks. Sport is an important aspect of Barfield life. The indoor pool allows them to swim all year, right from age two, so standards are high. The next open day is on Saturday 28th September 2013. Do come along. Barfield School, Guildford Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1PB 01252 782271

Small class sizes, specialist teachers, including dedicated SENCO support, ensure that every child is able to reach their full potential. Curriculum subjects are brought to life through outdoor learning and Forest School which is available to all children and is included in the timetable from nursery through to Year 3. Before and after school care * Transport * Scholarships * Bursaries * Sibling Discounts St Ives School, Three Gates Lane, Haslemere

Manor House School - Success without pressure

Guildford High Junior School

From Early Years to GCSE, girls at Manor House are treated as individuals and their needs supported in order for them to flourish. Small class sizes enable girls to be offered differentiated work, allowing them to achieve their best. A range of activities in music, sport, art and drama also gives the girls the opportunity to shine in different spheres.

Guildford High Junior School is a happy, purposeful place where learning is fun and creative. Specialist teaching in subjects such as music, languages, art and science delivers a diverse and rich curriculum. Girls aged 4 to 11 benefit from superb facilities in the purpose built junior school and have natural progression to the senior school, which is located on the same site. Music, art and drama puts creativity at the heart of school life, while sport celebrates participation and enthusiasm alongside excellence.

The key to everything is pastoral care: girls who are happy and secure in their environment will be relaxed in the classroom and achieve results consistently above expectation. In Summer 2012 80% of GCSE grades were A* - B and all girls secured a place at the school or college of their choice to continue their studies. Contact the Admissions Secretary, Jane Clifford, to arrange a visit or book a place at the next Open Morning on Saturday 19th October. Manor House School, Manor House Lane, Little Bookham, KT23 4EN

Exciting trips and educational visits open up a wealth of new experiences which foster confidence and a sense of independence. Inspectors have described how “children’s imaginations soar as they remain engrossed and focussed in exciting and purposeful play” in a Reception class lesson. Come along to a visitors’ morning to see these effective, enjoyable lessons taking place and to find out more about this outstanding junior school. Guildford High School, London Road, Guildford GU1 1SJ 01483 543 853

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Firstly, try and visit the school on a normal day as well as an open day, especially if the open day is on a Saturday and the children aren’t in class. Do you want a single sex or a mixed school? For both sides of the debate see Look at the facilities, but remember that the teachers are the most important part of a school so make sure you see lessons in progress and ask about staff turnover - some movement is healthy, bringing fresh ideas: too much indicates dissatisfaction and can be disrupting. Do you want a school that goes all the way through to GCSEs and A-Levels/International Baccalaureate, or would you like your child to go to a prep school that doesn’t have a senior school? Which schools/ universities do children go on to? Remember to do the journey in the morning rush hour to see how long it takes when considering a school a bit further from home. Does the school offer any bursaries or scholarships? When you visit, look at the pupils in the final year or two, as these are the product of the school. If you are shown round by a pupil, ask them lots of questions as you will often get an honest answer - such as “what one thing could the school improve?”. What extra curricular activities are offered and when? If you are a working parent ask about wrap around care and how flexible this is, can you book into after school care the week or day before? Do they run a holiday camp in the school holidays and what hours does it run? What are the class sizes, are children streamed and at what age and in what subjects? At the top end of the school are they taught by subject specialists? How do they treat/identify special needs children on both ends of the spectrum? Has the ‘Jamie Oliver effect’ reached the lunch menu? Listen to the Head’s address if there is one and talk to him or her too. A good school will have an inspiring, enthusiastic and committed headteacher, supported by a loyal and united management team. Remember to visit schools early, as some can get booked up.

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Polesden Lacey Gt Bookham, nr Dorking 01372 452048 Bug Hunt Daily throughout Sept from 11am-4pm. Some lucky bugs have made their home in the house at Polesden. Discover the secret lodgers and how they live life in style beneath the carpets and coving! Admission + £1 to follow the trail and look under the microscope. Family Volunteering Every Sunday in Sept from 11am. Family activity to help keep the grounds in order, including bulb planting, scrub bashing and bug hunting. Please call 01372 452048 to register your interest.

Spin a Web Haslemere Educational Museum 78 High St, Haslemere 01428 642112 10.30-11.30am. For under 5s with an adult. Adult £1, child £2. No need to book. Listen to the story of The Very Busy Spider and help make a giant spider’s web.


St Andrew’s Parish Fayre Upper Church Lane, Farnham 123.30pm. Teddies parachuting from the church tower, tombolas, a bouncy castle, skittles, musical entertainment, stalls, refreshments and more. Everyone welcome. Free entry.

Shapely Shells Haslemere Educational Museum 78 High St, Haslemere 01428 642112 10.30am-12pm. Discover the beauty of shells by exploring the handling collection and make a shell decorated box or photo frame. For ages 5-11 years. Mem £5, Nonmem £7, booking advised.

SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER Live Local Love Winkworth Winkworth Arboretum Hascombe Rd, Godalming 01483 208477 11am-4pm. The fourth annual Live Local Love Winkworth event. Free entry. A whole range of exciting family activities, live music, falconry displays, archery, wood carving, face painting, children’s crafts, trails, activities and more. The Great Cockcrow Railway Hardwick Lane, Lyne Miniature trains run from 1.30-5pm (for ages 2+), booking office closes 4.45pm. Single ride £4 (adult), £3.50 (child). The Rural Life Centre Reeds Rd, Tilford, Farnham GU10 2DL 01252 795571 Donkey Day Out Meet the Donkey Breed Society with their gentle beasts of burden demonstrating how they have served mankind throughout history. Farnham Beekeepers’ Honey Show In the museum’s village hall. Mizens Railway Barrs Lane, Knaphill Miniature train rides (for ages 1+) from 2-5pm. £2 or £2.50 per ride.

TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER Storytelling for under 5s The Lightbox Chobham Rd, Woking 01483 737800 11-11.45am. Suggested donation £2. Stories and hands-on creative fun. First- come, first-served basis.

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER Heritage Open Day Claremont Landscape Garden Portsmouth Rd, Esher 01372 467806 10am-6pm (last entry 5.30pm). Free entry to the Garden. Belvedere Tower is open from 2-4pm.

Forever Young Family Crafts The West End Centre Queens Rd, Aldershot 01252 330040 Make handmade cards using wax resist techniques. For ages 3+ with an adult. 10.30am-12.30pm. £3 per person. Booking advised. Watts Gallery Down Lane, Compton 01483 810235 Pottery 10.30am-1pm (10-12 years) or 2-4.30pm (13-16 years). £6. Prebooking essential. Get the chance to use a potter’s wheel and learn how to make a decorative coil pot. Mini Curators - Sculpture, Big & Small 11am-12pm. Free. Examine two room sized sculptures by G. F. Watts and discover how and what they are made from. Handle different materials and tools that are used to make sculpture with. Recommended for children 5+ with an adult, younger children welcome. Rainbow Windows, The Lightbox Chobham Rd, Woking 01483 737800 For ages 4+ with an adult. Drop in anytime from 1.30-4pm. Suggested donation £2. Make a colourful paper window to catch the light. Pony Magic, Hatchlands Park East Clandon 01483 222482 12-4pm. Pony rides suitable for 2-11 year olds. Admission + £2.50 per ride. Tastings Trail Participating shops in Haslemere and surrounding villages. Discover delights and indulge in mouth-watering treats. Trail cards are available at participating shops, at £5 per family. Movie Magic, Elmbridge Museum Church St, Weybridge Find out about local cinema pioneer Cecil Hepworth and make a peep-hole movie box to animate your own story. 2-4.30pm. Booking is not necessary, first come, first serve basis. Children must be with an adult. £1.50 per child.

Heritage in Haslemere Haslemere Educational Museum 78 High St, Haslemere 01428 642112 10am-4.30pm. Pick up one of the Haslemere quizzes or a heritage trail for the High Street. Free. Craft Fair, Applegarth Farm Headley Rd, Grayshott www.makeuk. 11am-4pm. Craft stalls, BBQ, donkey rides, bouncy castle, local produce and more. Free entry. Family Fun Day & Fun Dog Show Headley Village Green GU35 8LJ 11am-4pm. Free entry and parking. This RSPCA show has attractions for all the family, including stalls, refreshments, farm animals, doggy displays, circus acts and much more. Woodland Heritage Day Bookham Commons KT23 3LT 11am-4pm. See how the woodlands would have provided a livelihood in times gone by. See how charcoal is made and take part in woodworking crafts. Free entry, free parking for NT members. Heritage Weekend Polesden Lacey Open Day Gt Bookham, nr Dorking 01372 452048 The house is open to the public for free plus Dorking & District Radio Society will be setting up their aerials, transmitting and receiving to other enthusiasts around the world. Find out more about this hobby and have a go yourself. Free. Heritage Days, Painshill Park Portsmouth Rd, Cobham 01932 868113 Free entry. 10.30am-6pm.

SAT 14 SEPT- SUN 5 JAN Bubble, Balloon or Bust show The Look Out Discovery Centre Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW 01344 354400 The Bubble, Balloon or Bust Show runs at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3.15pm at weekends and Bracknell school holidays (subject to min. numbers - closed 24-26 Dec). Show is suitable for 3yrs+. Is it really possible to have a cube-shaped bubble? Come and look at bubbles of all different sizes and have fun with balloons plus there is lots more to see at the Centre. Admission + £1.85 for the show.

SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER Gala Day The Great Cockcrow Railway Hardwick Lane, Lyne Miniature trains run from 1.30-5pm (for ages 2+), booking office closes 4.45pm. There will be visiting engines today. Celtic Community Open Day & Roundhouse Grand Opening Sayers Croft Trust Cranleigh Rd, Ewhurst 01483 275990 10am-4pm. The grand unveiling of the rebuilt Roundhouse with games and activities for the whole family. Mizens Railway See listing on 8 September.

Pony Magic, Hatchlands Park East Clandon, Guildford, GU4 7RT 01483 222482 12-4pm. Pony rides for 2-11s. Admission + £2.50 per ride. Reenactors will also be in the garden bringing Hatchlands Park to life. Classic Vehicle Gathering and Autojumble The Rural Life Centre Reeds Rd, Tilford, Farnham GU10 2DL 01252 795571 Surrey Classic Vehicle Club will be back with a wide assortment of vehicles ranging from bikes to buses. It’s also Surrey Woodturners’ Weekend on 14th and 15th September.

FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER Painting for under 5s The Lightbox Chobham Rd, Woking 01483 737837 11-11.45am. £3 per child (+ free adult). Please book.

SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER Tour of Britain Surrey will host the 7th stage of the Tour of Britain that will take professional cyclists from Epsom to Guildford. Find out more at Birds of Prey Day Claremont Landscape Garden Portsmouth Road, Esher 01372 467806 10.30am – 4.30pm. See a wide variety of birds plus two flying displays. Included in admission. Music Mayhem Surrey Heath Museum Knoll Road, Camberley 01276 707284 Drop-in activities for the under 5s from 10.30am-12pm, free. The Great Cockcrow Railway See listing on 8 September. Charity Day The Guildford Model Engineering Society Stoke Park, Guildford uk Miniature train rides from 2-5pm Mizens Railway See listing on 8 September. Junior Live, The Falkners Arms Falkners Close, Fleet Live music session for kids aged 8-13. If your child is a budding performer, this is a great opportunity for them to gain more confidence in performing live in a relaxed and informal environment. All musicians and abilities welcome. To book please email louise@whizzmarketing. or call 01252 622129 for more information. Free entry.

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What’s On Diary TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER Storytelling for under 5s The Lightbox See 10 September.

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER Sea Shells on the Seashore Haslemere Educational Museum 78 High St, Haslemere 01428 642112 For under 5s with an adult. Adult £1, child £2, no need to book. 1.302.30pm. Marvel at the beauty of the shells in the handling collection and make a shell picture.

The Great Cockcrow Railway See listing on 8 September. Mizens Railway See listing on 8 September.

MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER Pirates, Enchanted Wood 1-3 East Street, Farnham 10-10.45am. Story, dance, drama, games and a simple craft. Free but places must be pre booked by contacting Joanne on 07956 182488 or joanne@



Forest Survival Day Alice Holt Forest Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham GU10 4LS 01420 23666 For ages 11-14yrs. 10am-3pm. £18 per child. Do you know anything about surviving in the woods? Learn the skills like Ray Mears and Bear Grylls. Please book.

The Big Draw, Watts Gallery Down Ln, Compton, Guildford, 01483 810235 11am-5pm. A free day of drawing demonstrations, portfolio advice for school and college students, talks, practical activities and drawing games led by artists. Take part in the Drawing Workout and try all different kinds of drawing tools and materials. Take home a portfolio of your own masterpieces.

Treefrog Climbing Winkworth Arboretum Hascombe Rd, Godalming 01483 208936 11am-4pm. Join Treefrog Climbing to ascend into the tree canopy! Admission + Adult £6, child (5yrs+) £6 for a 30 minute session. Booking essential. Family Fun: Den Building Painshill Park Portsmouth Rd, Cobham 01932 868113 10am-1pm. One adult required for every two children. For ages 5-13. Adult £12, child £8. Please book.

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER Surrey County Ploughing Match & Country Fair, Loseley Park Guildford Terrier racing, Huxley’s Falconry, Punch & Judy, dog agility, dray rides, hot air balloon display and more. Woodland Crafts, Colonel Grounds 11am-4pm. A woodland crafts demonstration/participation day. Learn how to make gate hurdles, wooden spoons, tent pegs etc. Children must be with an adult. Please book. £5 per person. To book call 01483 561389. For all ages.

Birds of Prey Weekend RHS Garden Wisley Woking, GU23 6QB 0845 260 9000 Birds of prey will be on display. See them resting on their perches and watch their flying skills at 11am & 2pm. Included in admission. Haslemere Educational Museum 78 High St, Haslemere 01428 642112 On Your Marks! 10.30am-12pm. For ages 5-11 years. Try speed drawing and mark making using a variety of materials. Member £5, non member £7. Booking advisable. Haslemere Museum The Big Draw A chance for the whole family to explore their artistic talent using a range of materials. Free, no booking necessary. 12.15-3.30pm.

WoodFair Birtley House Bramley GU5 0LB 10am-5pm. Stalls, exhibitors and demonstrations including woodcarving & turning, willow weaving, forest schools, bug hunts and tree climbing. There will be fabulous local food and drink and a unique opportunity to see ‘Collective Spirit’, the 30ft sailing boat made up of 1,200 donated wooden items. Entry Adult £7.50, Under 12s Free. Free parking. Family Fun: Bushcraft Painshill Park Portsmouth Rd, Cobham 01932 868113 10am-1pm. For ages 5-13 years with 1 adult for every 2 children. Adult £12, child £8. Please book.

SUNDAY 6 OCTober WoodFair See listing on Sat 5 October. Birds of Prey Weekend Wisley See listing on 5 October. The Frimley Lodge Railway Frimley Lodge Park Miniature trains run from 11am-5pm. Single ride £1.

Harvest Home Dapdune Wharf Wharf Road, Guildford 01483 561389 11am-4pm plus evening bonfire at 4pm. A variety of activities to welcome the harvest: press your own apple juice and have a go at autumnal crafts. The harvest wouldn’t be complete without cider, a bonfire and Morris men – and they hope to have them all! Admission + £2 for daytime children’s activities. Navigating With Map & Compass 10.30am-4pm. Workshop looking at how to navigate followed by a 90 minute ‘find your way’ session. Please book. £3. For 12+yrs+ & adults. Ferret Fun, Painshill Park Portsmouth Rd, Cobham 01932 868113 12-4pm. Join Ferret Rescue Surrey and their furry friends for some fun activities. Learn about these creatures. Included in admission. The Great Cockcrow Railway See listing on 8 September. Scavenger Walks and Crafts Shalford Mill Shalford, near Guildford, GU4 8BS 01483 561389 11am-4.30pm. Explore the rich colours, nuts, seeds and nature’s bounty in autumn with various circular walks from the mill. Make pictures with the treasures you have collected. Admission + £1.

Fungi Foray, Claremont Landscape Garden Portsmouth Road, Esher 01372 467806 10.30am-12.30pm. Join expert Sara Shepley for a seasonal Fungi Foray walk. Admission + Adult £8, Child £4. Please book.

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Hampshire’s OctoberFest Milestones Museum Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG A celebration of Hampshire’s finest beer and food plus animal farm, face painting, birds of prey, pony rides, Victorian fun fair and more. Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Forever Young Crafts, The West End Centre Aldershot 01252 330040 Make a mobile featuring cute bees, bugs and butterflies. For 3yrs+ with an adult. 10.30am-12.30pm. £3/person. Booking advised.

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Countryside Museum Picnic Areas • Café Open Wed - Sun & BH • 10am - 5pm Tilford • Farnham • Surrey 01252 795571 TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER Painting Pictures, Surrey Heath Museum Knoll Road, Camberley 01276 707284 Drop-in activities for under 5s from 10.30am-12pm, free. Storytelling, The Lightbox See 10 September.

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER Splatter and Sponge Haslemere Educational Museum 78 High St, Haslemere 01428 642112 10.30-11.30am. For under 5s + an adult. Make colourful pictures using sponge and splatter techniques. Adult £1, child £2. No need to book.

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER Mighty Monsters, Elmbridge Museum Church St, Weybridge 01932 843573 Create your own mighty monster! 2-4.30pm. First come, first serve basis. Children must be with an adult. Watts Gallery Down Ln, Compton, Guildford, 01483 810235 Comics & Graphic Illustration 10.30am-1pm (10-12yrs) or 2-4.30pm (13-16 yrs). £6. Booking essential. Learn how to draw in a Manga style. Mini Curators - Bugs & Beasts Detective 11am-12pm. Free. Discover how curators look after important and old works of art. Go on a bug hunt to find the most dangerous beasts. For 5+ with an adult, younger children welcome. ®

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SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER Halloween, The Great Cockcrow Railway Hardwick Lane, Lyne Trains run from 5pm. Alien Masks, The Lightbox Chobham Rd, Woking 01483 737800 For ages 4+ with an adult. Drop in anytime from 1.30-4pm. Suggested donation £2. Make an alien mask.



Halloween, Painshill Park Cobham 01932 868113 Dress up in your spookiest costume for some Halloween fun. Please book.

Painting at the Lightbox See 20 September.



Halloween Half Term Activities Claremont Landscape Garden Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG 01372 467806 Spooky Halloween Trail from Sat 26 Oct-Sun 3 Nov 10am-4pm - admission + 50p for trail. Pumpkin Carving (bring your own pumpkin) on Mon 28 Oct from 11am-1pm. Halloween Crafts on Tues 29 Oct-Fri 1 Nov 11am-1pm. Admission + £1.50. On Thurs 31 Oct 4pm onwards dress up for Halloween and bring your lantern for a spooktacular walk around the lake. Scary Storytelling sessions in the play area at 4pm, 4.30 and 5pm. Admission + 50p for story telling bookable on arrival. Free entry all week for children dressed in Halloween costume.

Hampshire’s OctoberFest See 12 October.

Interested in Fungi? Haslemere Educational Museum 78 High St, Haslemere 01428 642112 Learn more about fungi. Feel free to bring along your own specimens and they will do their best to identify them. 10.30am-1pm. Admission by donation.

SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER Scavenger Walks & Crafts, Shalford See 6 Oct. The Great Cockcrow Railway See 8 September.

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The Guildford Model Engineering Society, Stoke Park Guildford Miniature train rides from 2-5pm. Tickets are 80p each or £2 for three. Oktoberfest, Mizens Railway Barrs Lane, Knaphill 12-5pm. Vintage mechanical fairground organs plus attractions including fairground rides and miniature train rides (for 1yr+).


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MONDAY 21 OCTOBER Giraffes Can’t Dance, Enchanted Wood 1-3 East Street, Farnham 10-10.45am. Story, dance, drama, games and a craft. Free but places must be pre booked by contacting Joanne on 07956 182488.

TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER Storytelling at The Lightbox See 10 September.

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER Act One Adventures, Mummas & Beans 10 Queen St Godalming 2.45-3.45pm. Halloween/ Autumn arts & crafts for Under 5’s. £5, siblings £2.50. Please book on 07956 182488 or joanne@

THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER Act One Adventures, Archies Launchpad Lion and Lamb Way, Farnham 11am-12pm. Halloween/ Autumn Arts and Crafts for Under 5’s. £5, siblings £2.50. Please book by contacting Joanne on 07956 182488 or


Halloween Happy Hauntings Fishers Farm Park Wisborough Green, W Sussex 01403 700063 Witches and Wizards, Vampires and Lizards. It’s all at Fishers this half term! Ideally suitable for ages 2-11, the spooky season is promising to be frightfully fun with the brand new ‘Trick or Treat Trail’ and ‘Gory-ent Express’. A coven of wicked witches and a spectacle of Spooks perform the spell-binding ‘Spook Show’ daily in the Barn Theatre. For the ‘not so brave’ among us… choose from the delightful array of animals in the cosy new animal barns. Learn all about our furry friends from the tiniest baby rabbit to the most enormous Shire horse! Halloween Festival, Marwell Wildlife Thompsons Lane, Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH 01962 777407 Meet the mini beasts, spooky storytelling, ride on the Ghost Train (usual fee applies) and create your own pumpkin. Hallowe’en Fun, Ham House and Garden 11/12/2008 20:59:35 Ham Street, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 7RS. Closed Friday. Ghostly garden trail (Admission + £1 per trail) and themed arts and crafts. Dress up in a Hallowe’en outfit and enjoy the spooky fun... Family ghost tours also available by separate ticket (booking needed for tour). Wizards and Witches Week Bocketts Farm Young St, Fetcham 01372 363764 Bocketts Farm Enjoy a full programme of fun and freaky activities including a spooky quiz trail and creepy crafts. Plus there’s hundreds of pumpkins for sale. Daily activities include pony rides, tractor rides, animal handling and pig racing. In addition, the Small Animal Village and Big

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Fancy Footwork Haslemere Educational Museum 78 High St, Haslemere 01428 642112 1.30-2.30pm. For under 5s with an adult. Adult £1, child £2. No need to book. How does your footprint differ from other animals? Find out and make your own footprints to take home. Please bring wellies/old shoes or get paint covered feet!

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Animal Barn are open where you can meet and feed all of the friendly animals. Plus there’s 2 large indoor play barns, trampolines, and young driver’s area! Halloween Spooks & Stories Polesden Lacey Gt Bookham, nr Dorking 01372 452048. Admission + £2. Scary ghost stories in the wild woods! Happy Halloween Winkworth Arboretum Hascombe Rd, Godalming 01483 208936 Pick up a spooky trail from the kiosk. Admission + 50p per trail. Free entry for children in Halloween costume. On Thurs 31 Oct from 11am-1pm there’s pumpkin carving (bring your own pumpkin).

SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER Halloween Cruise Wey and Arun Canal Loxwood A scary trip for the younger

Have a Go Archery Hatchlands Park East Clandon 01483 222482 11am-4pm. Archery for ages 6+. Admission + £2 for six arrows. The Great Cockcrow Railway See listing on 8 September.

MONDAY 28 OCTOBER Parent & Toddler Bounceabout Guildford Spectrum 01483 443322 9-10am. For walkers 4 yrs. Please pre-book. £5.60. Big Draw Drop-in Day The West End Centre Queens Rd, Aldershot 01252 330040 Help the artists create a futuristic world and try free-hand drawing on a sewing machine.



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What’s On Diary MON 28 OCT - FRI 1 NOV School Holiday Activity Week Box Hill KT20 7LB 11am-4pm. Fun explorer trails, den building village and natural play trail. Free entry, some additional charges for certain activities. See www.nationaltrust. for more details. Halloween Activity Week Birdworld Farnham Halloween Grotto, spooky trail and creepy arts and crafts. Half term Activities Brooklands Museum Brooklands Rd, Weybridge 01932 857381 Vintage car rides 11am-1pm and 2-3.30pm (subject to weather). The Concorde Experience (extra charge applies), will be open.

MON 28 OCT - SUN 3 NOV Autumn Colours, Dapdune Wharf Wharf Road, Guildford 01483 561389 11am- 4pm. Environmental decorative fun with autumn leaves and berries. Craft activities and outdoor exploration (if not very wet!). Admission + £2 for children’s craft activities. On 31 Oct from 11am-4pm bring a pumpkin, carve a face and they’ll give you a tealight to bring your work to life! Pumpkins at Dapdune Wharf

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Play in a Day The Electric Theatre Guildford 01483 444789 Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. Please pre-book. Halloween Princess & Pirate School A princess leads a spooky 2 hours of Halloween games and Arts and Crafts for ages 3-6yrs. £15. 11am1pm. Please ring 01252 727979 to find your nearest venue. Halloween Activities Hatchlands Park East Clandon 01483 222482 Scary stories and arts & crafts. 11am3.30pm. Included in admission. Fun with Fungus! Alice Holt Forest Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham 01420 23666 For ages 6yrs+ with an adult. 10am12pm. £6 per child. A great chance for you to explore the woodland floor with Professor Fungus and learn more about the fantastic world of fungi. Please book. Pre School Drama and Music Workshop, Guildford Spectrum 01483 443322 10-10.30am for 18 months - 2 ½ yrs (with adult) £4 and 10.45-11.30am for 3-5yrs (without adult), £5.60. Please book. Futuristic Townscapes The Lightbox Chobham Rd, Woking 01483 737800 For ages 4+ with an adult. Drop in anytime from 1.30-4.00pm. Suggested donation £2. What do you think Woking will look like in 100 years time? Help fill the walls and the floor of the Education Studio with some large futuristic drawings.

Wicked Woodcraft Alice Holt Forest Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham 01420 23666 For ages 10+. 10-12noon. £10 per child. Wands, walking sticks, weird and wacky objects, they will help you drill, hammer, sand and create all sorts of things from wood. ‘Crafty’ adults are welcome to stay. Please pre-book. Halloween Activities Hatchlands Park See 29 October. Room on the Broom Adventure Morning, Guide Headquarters Guildford 9.45-11.45am. For ages 2-6. Drama, dance, games and arts & crafts. £11, siblings £5.50. Please pre-book by contacting Joanne on 07956 182488 or joanne@ Children’s Photography Workshop, Polesden Lacey Gt Bookham 11am-12.30pm for ages 6-10 and 2-3.30pm for ages 10-16. Learn how to take amazing shots and see the world around you in different ways. £15. Booking essential: suzie@ Bats, Shalford Mill Shalford, near Guildford, GU4 8BS 01483 561389 11am- 4.30pm. Find out about the real stars of the night, and make craft bats to take home. Be spooked by a night walk. Admission + £1 for children’s activities. Marvellous Mummies Haslemere Library 91 Wey Hill, Haslemere 3pm. Fun educational workshop where you can learn how to make your own mummy! Age 4+. Child £4. To book see uk/libraries or call 01483 543599.

Theatrebugs In Farnham from 9am-12pm and in Bramley/Godalming from 1.304.30pm. One or Two day fun filled spooktastic adventures - jam packed with drama, music, dance and arts and crafts. On day 1 you’ll meet a witch who’s scared of EVERYTHING and on day 2 you’ll meet a bat in a rock band who is practicing for the Halloween Ball! Nothing too spooky - suitable for 3.5-7 year olds. Come in your favourite costume! One day £25 (where availability), two days £48. 15% early bug discount, 10% sibling discount (t&cs apply see web for details). Please pre-book at www., 01483 882244 / 07971 004134 or

Haslemere Educational Museum 78 High St, Haslemere 01428 642112 Haslemere Museum Across the Years 10.30am-12pm. For ages 5-11. Make a piece of art based on objects from the collections and see how the collection has changed over the years. Member £5, Non member £7. Booking advised. Spooky Spooky Spooky 2.30-4.30pm. A fun collage workshop with author Cathy MacLennan. Enjoy a fun rhyming story and create a colourful collage. Age 4+. Child £4. To book see or call 01483 543599. Craft Workshop, Princes Hall Princes Way, Aldershot 01252 329155 10am-4pm. £15. For ages 4-7. Please pre-book.

Wild Wednesday: Things That Go Bump in the Night! Newlands Corner Visitor Centre Shere Rd, Guildford GU4 8SE 10am12pm or 1-3pm. Spooky crafts, minibeast hunting and a walk with the SWT Ranger to learn about the creatures of the woodland at night! For children aged 5-9 with an adult. Booking essential on 01483 795471. Child £6, adult free.



Farnham Maltings Bridge Sq, Farnham 01252 745444 Hallowe’en Photo Fun 10am12pm or 2-4pm. £10. Have fun making spooky photograms. No camera is required. Please book. Crafty Firework Fun 1.30-3pm. £7.50. Create your very own crafty blast off. Please pre-book.


Workshop Wednesday The Electric Theatre Guildford 01483 444789 Workshops for all ages. Please call for details.

Theatrebugs In Cobham/Oxshott from 9am-12pm and in Weybridge from 1.304.30pm. One or Two day fun filled spooktastic adventures - jam packed with drama, music, dance and arts and crafts. Nothing too spooky suitable for 3.5-7 year olds. Please


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Play in a Day, Princes Hall Princes Way, Aldershot 01252 329155 10am-4pm. £15. For ages 7-11. Please pre-book.

Create a Robot or Invent an Alien, The Lightbox Chobham Rd, Woking 01483 737837 1-2.30pm (4-8 yrs), 3-4.30pm (8-16 yrs). £6.50 per child/young person. Under 8s need to be with an adult. Make your own robot or alien creature using new and recycled materials. Please pre-book.

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THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER Lantern Making, Alice Holt Forest Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham GU10 4LS 01420 23666 For ages 5yrs+ with an adult. 10-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-2.30pm. Please book. £6 per lantern. A very popular event lighting up the darker days. Cover and decorate a lantern made from willow and colourful tissue. All children will need adult help. Small groups advised. Safety LED lights can be purchased at £3 if booked in advance. Act One Adventures Mummas & Beans 10 Queen St Godalming 10-10.45am. Halloween Disco Party for Under 5’s. £5, siblings £2.50. Please pre-book by contacting Joanne on 07956 182488 or Make! Creepy Crafts Watts Gallery Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, 01483 810235 11am-12pm or 2-4pm. £6. Come along to this Halloween themed Make! Workshop to create creepy crafts. Pre-booking essential. For ages 3+ with an adult (max 1 adult per child). Adult free. Halloween Films & Arty Fun The Electric Theatre Guildford 01483 444789 Enjoy some spooky films and arty fun. Spooky Mobiles, The Lightbox Chobham Rd, Woking 01483 737800 For ages 4+ with an adult. Drop in anytime from 1.30-4.00pm. Suggested donation £2. Make some spiders, bats or ghosts to create a scary mobile. High Score Bowling Night Guildford Spectrum 01483 443322 6pm-10.30pm. Score over 150 and win a voucher for a free game of bowling. Click! Get the Picture! Farnham Maltings Bridge Sq, Farnham 01252 745444 10am-12pm. £10. For all budding photographers, Angela Walker will give tips on the camera controls, and lead a photographic scavenger hunt around the Maltings for you to try your skills. Please pre-book. Activity Thursday The Rural Life Centre Reeds Rd, Tilford, Farnham 01252 795571 Extra activities for children such as having a go at washing like their great grannies did, watch woodturning or visit the Charcoal Burner’s camp and get messy with clay. Included in admission.

What’s On Diary Halloween Princess & Pirate School See listing on 29 October. Horrific Halloween Haslemere Educational Museum 78 High St, Haslemere 01428 642112 Family drop-in from 1-4.30pm. Part of Haunted Haslemere. Come along and make Halloween related crafts. Bring a pumpkin or squash to carve and take part in the Halloween procession through Haslemere, which starts at the Museum at 4.30pm and finishes in the town’s central car park. Adult £1, child £2. No need to book. No charge for procession. Halloween Activities Hatchlands Park See 29 October. Halloween Dapdune Wharf Wharf Road, Guildford 01483 561389 11am-4pm. Grrr! Who can carve the most horrible face? Bring a pumpkin, carve a face and they’ll give you a tealight to bring your work to life! Included in admission. Fun in the Forest Pond Farm, Wisley Common, Woking GU23 6QS 10.30am-3pm. Play games in the woods, build dens, learn about the woodland wildlife and make a campfire to cook some yummy snacks. Parents are welcome to drop children or stay with them. Booking is essential by calling SWT on 07968 832509. Child £12.50.


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What’s On FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER ‘Magic Forest’ Lantern Walk Alice Holt Forest Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham GU10 4LS 01420 23666 For all ages - children must be accompanied by an adult. 5-6pm. Free. Gathering at dusk by the classroom, turn on your lanterns and wind your way through the woods, ending by the café. Bring your own lantern or torch and join the procession. The café will remain open late. Booking essential. Sparkling Firework Pictures The Lightbox Chobham Rd, Woking 01483 737837 1-2.30pm (4-8 yrs), 3-4.30pm (8-16 yrs). £6.50 per child/young person. Under 8s need to be with an adult. Please pre-book.

Half Term Holiday Camps & Sports Courses Three Peaks Outdoor Pursuits Activity day camps at Barfield School, Farnham for all 4-13 year olds - all camps are open to nonBarfield pupils. Activities include zip wire and climbing, quad biking, archery, team games, assault course, high and low ropes and more. Camp runs 28 Oct - 1 Nov 8.30am-4pm (early drop off and late pick up available). 0700 393 2610. Grayshott Golf 01428 713131 Junior Camp Golf Days at Grayshott Golf Centre run on Mon 28 and Wed 30 Oct from 10am-3pm. Your child will enjoy five hours of fun golf and sports coaching with PGA Golf Professionals for £25. ActivKids Multi-Sports Camps and Football only Camps for 3-11 yrs from Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov in Farnham and Normandy. For more details or to book please see Wild Learning Holiday Club Adventures in the woods during half term! Come and explore the woods, make dens, sculpt mud, try wild art, make an assault course, play woodland games and much much more! At: Alice Holt, Claremont Landscape Garden, Polesden Lacey, The Look Out Bracknell and Winkworth Arboretum. For 6-12yrs. 10.15am - 4pm daily. From £37.50 per day. Book 5 days and only pay for 4. More details at or call 01483 424 400. Wild Learning Holiday Club

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Surrey Sports Park Book online or call 01483 689111 Tiny Tots Tennis Camp Wed 30 Oct - Fri 1 Nov 12-1pm. 3-6yrs. The focus is on basic strokes, hand/eye coordination and games. Mem £18 / Non-mem £19.50. Red, Orange, Green Ball Tennis Camp Wed 30 Oct - Fri 1 Nov 10am-12pm. 6-10yrs. Drills, skills and fun. Mem £36 / Non-mem £39. Yellow Ball Tennis Camp Wed 30 Oct - Fri 1 Nov 1-3pm. 10yrs+. Mem £36 / Non-mem £39. All Day Tennis Camp Mon 28 Oct, Tues 29 Oct 10am4pm. 8-14yrs. Price includes lunch. Mem £40 per day, Non-mem £45. Mini Tennis Tournament Sat 2 Nov 10.30 - 12.30pm. 6-10yrs. £10. For red, orange and green ball academy players and new players. Family Tennis Morning Sat 2 Nov 1-2.30pm. Come along as a family (1 adult and 1 child 8yrs+) and enjoy 90 minutes of supervised tennis. A coach will be on hand to pass on tips. Book early. £7.50 per family for members, £11.25 per family non-members. Junior Squash Camp Thurs 31 Oct 12.30-3.30pm. 8-16yrs. An emphasis on skills and gameplay development. Open to juniors of all levels. Mem £15 / Non-mem £22.50. Elite Squash Camp Tues 29 Oct 10am-4pm. Advanced players only. Mem £40 / Non-mem £45. To book: T: 0782 827 5468 or E: jesse. Junior Badminton Camp Mon 28 Oct 11am-4pm. 8-12yrs. For all standards. Price includes lunch. Mem £40 / Non-mem £45. Fulham Soccer Schools: Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov. Billy’s Beginners 10-11am. 3-5yrs. £3. Fun activities and games. Skills Development 9am-3pm. 6-10yrs. Learn new skills and techniques. £18 per day Player Progression 9am-3pm. 11-14yrs. £18 per day. To book soccer: T: 0870 442 5432 E: Swimming Super Intensive High Performance Stroke Clinics Different stroke each day. For ASA registered competitive club swimmers aged 9 yrs+. Clinics available: 9-10.30am, 1-2.30pm, 3-4.30pm. £54 per clinic To book: E: Group Learn To Swim Holiday Courses Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov. £35. 6 swimmers to 1 teacher. Starts & Turns Starts and turns stage 8+ and club swimmers. Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov 1-1.45pm. £52.50. Surrey Sports Park

1:1 Learn to Swim Customised Holiday Courses Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov - various times available. £91. 1:1 High Performance Club Swimmers Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov - various times available. £91. Surrey Storm Netball Camps Intro to Netball Camp Wed 30 Oct 10am-12pm. School Year 3. Mem £12 Non-mem £14. Junior Storm Netball Camp Mon 28 - Tues 29 Oct 10am-4pm. School Yrs 4, 5 & 6. Mem £85, non-mem £90. Senior Storm Netball Camp Thurs 31 Oct 10am-4pm. School Yrs 7 & 8. Mem £85, non-mem £90. Elite Storm Netball Camp Fri 1 Nov 10am-4pm. School Years 9 & 10. Mem £65 / Non-mem £70. Prices include lunch. Activate Sport Camps: Academies featuring celebrity visits. Hockey Masterclass Mon 28Wed 30 Oct. £115. Everything 4 Rugby Academy Mon 28-Wed 30 Oct. £115. To book: or 0115 973 1676. Pleiades 2013 ‘TEEN CAMPS’ Tues 29 - Thurs 31 Oct. Sport & Activity Camps for Teens aged 12-15 years. £30 per day or £75 for all 3 days. To book call 01483 270160. KOOSA Kids 0845 0942322 info@koosakids. Affordable, Ofsted approved childcare throughout October half term. With over 350 activities on offer for 4-13 year olds! Ash Manor School, St Joseph’s Juniors Guildford, Bohunt School in Liphook and St Edmunds Primary in Godalming from 28/10–1/11. Standard Day 10am-4pm, Extended Days from 8.15am-6pm. Prices from £18.25, 8% discount when booking full week, 3rd child goes free. Wild-life Holiday Camps Camps run from 9am-4pm in Gomshall and Cobham from 28 Oct - 1 Nov. Activities include Den making, Bug finding/exploring, treasure trails, mud painting and lots more. Childcare vouchers accepted. or call 01483 238267. Guildford Spectrum 01483 443322 Xtreme Activate Holiday Camp for ages 5 - 12 from Mon 28-Thurs 31 Oct 10am-4pm, £23.50 per day Xtreme Activate Xtra runs from 8.30am-6.00pm, £32.50 per day. Mini Musketeers Wed 30 Oct 2-3pm, 6-10 yrs, £9. Archery Mon 28 Oct 12.302.30pm, 8-14 yrs, £14.70. Trampolining Tues 29 or Thurs 31 Oct, 2.30-4pm, 4-12 yrs, £8.60. Rugby Tots Wed 30 Oct, 1010.30am for 2-3 ½ yrs, £5.20, 10.4511.45am for 3 ½ - 5yrs, £8.20. Little Golfers Wed 30 Oct, 1.304.30pm, 5-11yrs, £16.40.

Guildford Heat Basketball Camp Thurs 31 Oct, 10am-4pm, 8-16yrs, £29.10. Star Track Athletics Wed 30, Thurs 31 Oct and Fri 1 Nov, 103.30pm, 8-14yrs, 1 day £30, 2 days £40, 3 days £50. Soccer Skills (in association with Chelsea F.C.); 2 day soccer school - outdoors (6-14 yrs), Mon 28 & Tues 29 Oct, 9.30am-3pm, £34.20. 2 day Goalkeepers course outdoors (6-14 yrs), Mon 28 & Tues 29 Oct, 9.30am-3.30pm, £38.60. 2 half day mini-kickers - indoors (4-5 yrs), Mon 28 & Tues 29 Oct, 9.30am-12noon, £18.20. Ice Skating 5 Day Courses - for ages 5-10yrs, £50. Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov at 10.30-11am, 11-11.30am, 11.30am-12pm, 12-12.30pm. Learn to Dive Courses Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov. £31.50. Flip n Fun 9.30-10am for 5yrs+. Beginners 10-10.30am for 5yrs+. Learn to Swim Courses Mon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov 9-9.30am, Stage 1, 4yrs+, £31.50. 9.30-10am, Stage 2, 4yrs+, £31.50. 10-10.30am, Stage 3, 4yrs+, £31.50. Swimming; Technical Workshops and One to One lessons also available – please enquire.

Children’s Theatre Camberley Theatre Knoll Road, Camberley 01276 707600 Fireman Sam Live Pontypandy Rocks Sat 12 Oct 11am. Adult £13, child £11, family ticket £44. Marty MacDonald’s Farm Sun 20 Oct 11.30am. Adult £10, child £8, family £32. For 3-8 yr olds. Magical Playroom Wed 30 Oct 11.30am. £11. A new show staring the popular CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell. For 3+. The Snail and the Whale Wed 20 Nov 1.30pm & 4.30pm, Thur 21 Nov 10.30am & 1.30pm. £10. Jack and the Beanstalk 10 Dec - 5 Jan. CRANLEIGH ARTS CENTRE 1 High St, Cranleigh 01483 278000 There’s a Monster in my Piano Sat 12 Oct 2pm. For ages 4+. £6.50. Comedy Club 4 Kids Sat 9 Nov. 2pm. For ages 6+. £10. Dorking Halls Reigate Road, Dorking 01306 881717 Aliens Love Underpants Wed 2 Oct 4.30pm and Thurs 3 Oct 10.30am & 1.30pm. £13. Postman Pat: It’s Showtime Sun 10 Nov 1pm & 3.30pm. Adult £14, child £12, family (2+2) £46 (family ticket only available for telephone bookings).

What’s On The Electric Theatre Guildford 01483 444789 Arthur’s Dream Boat Mon 28 Oct By Long Nose Puppets. Claytime Fri 1 Nov. An interactive play with clay for 3-6 years. Princess & the Frog Ballet Sat 2 Nov Clear storytelling draws you into the magical world of classical ballet, making it accessible for all. FARNHAM MALTINGS 01252 745444 Tony and Mike or The Country Owl and the City Squirrel Sat 28 Sept 2.30pm. £7. Featuring puppetry and original music. For ages 3 years+. Dotty the Dragon Sat 12 Oct 11.30am & 2.30pm. £7. Live music, puppets and storytelling. For ages 3-7. The Steadfast Tin Soldier Sat 26 Oct 2.30pm. £7. A little boy is given a present of twelve tin soldiers on Christmas Day, but one is very different from the rest. Suitable for 4-11 year olds. Fireside tales with Grandad Sat 9 Nov 2.30pm. £7. Cuddle up around the campfire as Grandad recalls a daring escape from a hungry shark. G Live London Rd, Guildford 0844 7701797 Room on the Broom Fri 13 & Sat 14 Sept. Fri 1.30pm & 4.30pm, Sat 10.30am & 1.30pm. A delight for children aged 3+. £11.50 (booking fee applies). Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sept. Sat 1.30pm, Sun 10.30am & 1.30pm. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo offers you the opportunity to experience these awesome pre-historic creatures as you’ve never seen them before! For ages 3+. £13.50/£16, Groups of 10+ £11 (+ booking fee). Peppa Pig’s Big Splash! Tues 5 - Wed 6 Nov. Tues 1pm & 4pm, Wed 10am & 1pm. Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute puppets and brilliant singa-long songs in this brand new show that will brighten your day. Tickets: £15.50/£13.50, Under 16s £13.50/£11.50, Family (band 1) £54, Groups of 10+ one goes free.

Pinocchio Sun 10 Nov 11am & 3pm. Follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out on an adventure - to find some fun! Live music, puppetry, physical storytelling and long and longer noses combine in a magical combination for families. New Victoria Theatre Woking 0844 871 7645 The Ugly Duckling Fri 27 Sept 11am & 1pm. £5. A ballet for children - the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of live ballet. There are also workshops at 9am, 9.55am & 11.45am (tickets £5 - for 18 months - 5 years with an adult). Sleeping Beauty On Ice Tue 15 – Sat 19 Oct. £10-£29.50. The Imperial Ice Stars are returning with this stunning production. Set to the music of Tchaikovsky, it tells the classic fairytale love story through world class skating, breathtaking high speed lifts and throws, aweinspiring aerial gymnastics, stilt skating and fire effects. Cinderella Fri 6 Dec - Sun 5 Jan 2014. Tickets £12-£29.50. Starring CBeebies superstar Justin Fletcher as Buttons. With real Shetland ponies, big song and dance numbers, magic, fun and laughter. Princes Hall Princes Way, Aldershot 01252 329155 The Wizard Of Oz Tues 24 - Sat 28 Sept 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm. Family (of 4) £46 (family ticket not available online). Presented by Cody Farnborough Amateur Operatic Society. Postman Pat Sat 19 Oct 1pm & 3.30pm. Adult £13, child £11, family (of 4) £44 (family ticket not available online). Hairy Maclary & Friends Sat 2 Nov 1.30pm & 4pm. Adult £11, child £9, family (of 4) £36 (family ticket not available online). Peter Pan 6-30 Dec. The West End Centre Queens Rd, Aldershot 01252 330040 Bin Men Wed 30 Oct 2.30pm. For ages 5+. £6.50. Little Howard’s Big Show Thurs 31 Oct 2.30pm. For ages 3+. £8. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Sat 9 Nov. 2.30pm. For ages 4+. £6.50. Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford 01483 440000 Cinderella Fri 6 Dec - Sun 12 Jan. Bonnie Langford stars as Fairy Snow. In The Mill Studio at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre: The Magical Playroom Sat 14 Sept 11am & 2pm. £12. Original play with CBeebies presenter Cerrie Brunell. For 3-6yrs.

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Bin Men Sat 31 Aug 11am & 2pm. £9. Don and Sam go on an adventure through the rubbish in the world and teach us what we shouldn’t throw out. For ages 3-8 years. How To Catch A Star Sat 28 Sep 11am & 2pm. £9. For ages 3-7 years. Dotty the Dragon Sat 5 Oct 11am & 2pm. £9. A fairytale adventure for ages 3-7. Teddy Time 2 Sat 12 Oct 11am, 2pm, 4pm. £9. Bring your teddy bear with you to be part of the tale. For ages 4-7 years Ruby Flew Too! Sat 19 Oct 11am & 2pm. £9. For ages 3 - 7 years. Big Red Bath Sat 26 Oct 11am & 2pm. £9. For ages 2 - 6 years.

Events for Adults Love What We Do Thurs 10 Oct at West Hall, Parvis Road, KT14 6EZ 7-10pm. Free Entry and free parking. Love What We Do is a group of entrepreneurial mums with a passion for bringing their local community together with exciting shopping and social events with a difference. LWWD would like to invite you to their pre-Christmas event at West Hall in West Byfleet. Sample a fantastic range of bespoke, handcrafted, local and unusual offerings at this stunning location. A welcoming, friendly atmosphere is assured with drinks and complementary canapés available. No need to book just turn up. Visit their Facebook page on www. for more information about LWWD and their events or see

Nearly New Sales Baby and Children’s Market Sun 6 Oct 2.30-4.30pm at St Peter’s Catholic School, Guildford. email: yvette@babyandchildrensmarket. for more information or call 07868 305807. £1 entry, child free. Baby Bazaar Sun 29 Sept at 2.30- 4pm at Pyrford Village Hall, Coldharbour Road, Pyrford GU22 8SP 07985 722321.

Byfleet NCT Nearly New Sale Sat 7 Sept and Sat 30 Nov at Byfleet Village Hall, High Rd, Byfleet, KT14 7QL. 2.30-4pm, (2.15pm entry for members with membership card). Dorking NCT Nearly New Sale Sat 21 Sept and Sat 16 Nov at 10.15am-12pm (early entry for NCT members at 10am) at North Holmwood Village Hall, Spook Hill, Dorking. Farnham & Aldershot NCT Nearly New Sale Sat 21 Sept and Sat 16 Nov from 1.30-3pm (1.15pm for members with a valid membership card) at Connaught Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot. Godalming and Cranleigh NCT Nearly New Sale on Sat 12 Oct at 11.15am-1pm (Pregnant ladies entry at 11am. NCT members priority entrance) at Rodbourgh School, Milford. Guildford NCT Nearly New Sale Sat 9 Nov 11am-12.30pm (NCT members priority entrance with card) at St Josephs Catholic Church, York Road, Guildford. For more information please email or ‘like’ their page on facebook. Knaphill & District NCT Nearly New Sale Sat 14 Sept and Sat 16 Nov at 10.30am-12pm (10.15am for NCT members with an NCT card) at Knaphill Methodist Church, The Broadway, Knaphill. Woking NCT Nearly New Sale Sat 12 Oct 3.30-5pm (3.15pm for NCT members with an NCT card) at Trinity Methodist Church, Brewery Road, Woking GU21 4LH. For more information or to register as a seller, please email

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