Children's activities

Children's activities

Children can enjoy a range of play activities across the borough.

Playing outdoors

  • Natural trail on Esher Commons
    Designed and built with natural materials from the commons and inviting children to use their imagination and initiative.
    Getting there: Park in Copsem Lane car park, off Copsem Lane, Esher, KT10 9HH. With the car park behind you take the left hand path, go over the left hand plank bridge and follow the left hand fork. Go up the hill 25m and as the area opens up, you will come across a clearing where you will find the start of the trail. 

Easter Shout! Xplorer family events

Xplorer is a family fun challenge suitable for all ages, pre-school to primary. Use a map to try and find interesting facts pictured on markers hidden around the park. When you’ve finished, don’t forget to collect your certificate. Please note: an adult must accompany all children.

When: Tuesday 4 April, Thursday 6 April, Monday 10 April and Wednesday 12 April 2017- drop in from 10am to 12pm
Venue: Coronation Recreation Ground, Molesey Road, Hersham KT12 4QR
Age: Pre-school to 13 years
Cost: Free

Easter Junior Rangers - family events

Junior Rangers - Wednesday 5 April
Time: 10am to 11am. Meet at 10am.
Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, nearest postcode KT10 9HQ
Help the Countryside Team pull pine from the heathland and enjoy a hot chocolate afterwards!

Orienteering - Friday 7 April
Time: drop in between 10.30am and 12. Last start 12 noon.
Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, opposite Blackhills. Nearest postcode KT10 9JQ
Navigate round one of the permanent orienteering courses on the Esher Commons. Choose from an easy yellow course to a challenging blue one. Most suited to ages 6 plus.

Den building - Monday 10 April
Time: 10am to 12 noon. Meet at 10am.
Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, nearest postcode KT10 9HQ
Can you build a den to withstand the elements?

Junior Rangers Pond dip - Wednesday 12 April
Time: 10am to 11am
Chequers Pond, West End Lane, on edge of woods. Nearest postcode KT10 8LF
Discover what is lurking beneath the surface of Chequers Pond. Equipment provided but please be prepared to share.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Unless event is drop in please arrive at the meeting point at the start time. For more information contact the Countryside Team on 01372 474575.

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Playing and learning

  • Elmbridge Museum family fun events
    Hands-on craft workshops to learn about Elmbridge’s local history. Every month, there is a new and exciting aspect of the Museum’s collection for families to explore together. Check the calendar of events.
  • Countryside family events        
    Check out the calendar of countryside events for pre-school children and their older siblings.     

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