Summer Days Out with a Toddler in and Around Surrey

Summer Days Out with a Toddler in and Around Surrey

If you have been reading my blog a little while, you may remember that I did a post on what to do with a toddler in Spring. So now that the Summer holidays are upon us I thought I would write down my plans for the summer!

My aim is to get out in the sunshine this summer.  I’m sure we will have a few visits to the soft play in between, but my main aim is to be outside and enjoying the summer whilst it’s still here.  I try to have a ‘day out’ at least once a week.  Oliver gets so bored and restless on the days we spend at home.  He likes to be out and about, somewhere he will be worn out!

So here is my list of places I would like to visit this summer:

Wisley Gardens

I have membership for the RHS and Wisely is just down the road from us and it makes a great, cheap day out.  If you follow me on Instagram you will see that it’s one of my regular haunts (and a lot of other Surrey mummy bloggers too)!

The Farm

We live very close to Fishers Farm in Billingshurst, it’s a great farm and as well as having all the animals, a soft play and an outdoor play park, they also have a splash park which is great fun in the summer sun!  I remember going there as a child, although it’s all been redone since then, I want Oliver to have the same great memories I have of Fishers Farm!

Stoke Park Paddling Pool

Another place we visited last year when Oliver was tiny, and I would love to go again now he is bigger and can actually enjoy it! It’s perfect for little ones and is shallow enough to let them paddle in.  So great for a sunny day!


The Beach

I want to take Oliver on a trip to the beach.  We went on a trip last year and he seemed to love it, I’m sure now he’s bigger he will like it more!  He’s such a water baby that I’m sure he will love splashing about in the sea.

Wellington Country Park

This has been on my ‘to visit’ list for a while.  One of my friends has always said to me that it’s great, so I think now’s the time to visit!  It’s a bit further away (about an hour) but I’m willing to make the journey for us to have a great day out.  I think I will try and organise to go with my friend and her little boys, Oliver loves running around with older children, so he’ll be in his element!

West Green House

Another garden I really want to explore is West Green House.  I have only ever heard and seen about how beautiful it is, so it’s on the top of my list of places to visit.  What’s even better is that I can use my National Trust membership to get in for free!

What are your favourite things to do in the summer?  If you live nearby and have any good recommendations I would love to hear them!

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  1. July 23, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I have quite a few of these on my list too! I think we’re heading to West Green House this week, and Stoke Park paddling pool is a must for when my husband has some time off in August (I can’t face taking the two boys myself!) You’ll love Wellington Country Park too – it’s well worth the trip. So close to West Green House too, although I think you could easily spend the whole day at Wellington. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:55 am

      There’s so much to do, I am just hoping for good weather so we can get it done!

  2. July 24, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    We love Wellington Country Park and before my daughter started school I had an annual pass there. There is just so much to do and you can easily spend a whole day there. I definitely recommend a trip there. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:54 am

      That sounds great, if I lived a little closer I would definitely consider a pass!

  3. July 25, 2017 / 8:26 am

    Some lovely places – it’s so fun exploring new places to go with the little ones. The farm parks are always a winner xx #bigpinklink

  4. July 27, 2017 / 9:52 am

    Great ideas on here. Thanks for giving me some suggestions! Wellington Country Park is brilliant! I’m a member and we go at least once a week. There’s a review on my blog. X #fortheloveofblog

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Oh wow! I will have to have a look for it, I really want to go!

  5. July 27, 2017 / 10:04 am

    That sounds like a great list!! I’ve seen so many pictures of Wisley Gardens-like you say, it seems very popular with the bloggers! But it does look amazing! The paddling area sounds a good one too-we’ve got a park near us with a paddling area, so we will be there on any warm days we get over the holidays! Gorgeous photos-I particularly liked Oliver’s checked all in one-such a cute outfit!!

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:53 am

      It is! It’s such an easy day out and there’s plenty of space for the children to run around! I love the checked all in one too, it’s such a cute outfit!

  6. July 28, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I live on the Hampshire/Berkshire/Surrey border so these should be easy enough for us to get to, maybe see you there! #fortheloveofblog

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:51 am

      Not far from me then, although I’m on the Surrey/West Sussex border 🙂

  7. July 29, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Hi, Ive not heard of West Green House, not sure why. Time to get my National Trust card out. I love Wisley #sharingthebloglove

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:50 am

      I hadn’t until last year, but it’s lovely and so worth a visit!!

  8. August 1, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I loved reading this, and you have some brilliant places on your doorstep. I would love to go to Wisley, it looks amazing. Winnettes and Surrey Mama seem to be there all the time. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x
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