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.

Outdoor Play Week - Saturday 18 to 25 March
Outdoor Play Week encourages children to connect with nature and rediscover the fun and excitement of playing outdoors with a series a free events across the Borough. 

  • Pond dip,Sunday 19 March, Littleworth Common, Portsmouth Road, Opposite Café Rouge, drop in between 10am and 12noon.

  • Den building, Sunday 19 March, Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, nearest postcode KT09HQ, meet at 1.30pm.

  • Be a countryside ranger, Wednesday 22 March, Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, nearest postcode KT09HQ. Meet at 3.45pm. Ends at 5pm.

  • Orienteering, Friday 24 March, Horseshow Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, Opposite Blackhills, nearest postcode KT10 9JQ, drop in between 3.15pm and 4.30pm. Ends at 5.30pm.

 Children must be accompanied by an adult. Unless event is drop in please arrived 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.     

2017 Children’s Flowerbed Competition

This year's theme is the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture. In Elmbridge, we are inviting children to get on board this great national project by designing a flowerbed based on the vibrant colours found in the Indian culture.

Children can carry out their own research on India and well-known festivals like ‘Holi' to create a unique flowerbed design. The winning design will be planted in Churchfields Recreation Ground, Weybridge in Spring 2016.

The flowerbed to design is a 3m wide circle. Download the enclosed template for guidance.

Young participants should think about colours, patterns and shapes when designing their flowerbed (intricate patterns cannot be easily planted). The best designs are bold and simple.

Conditions of entry:

  • Entries from 8 to 16-year-old boys and girls.

  • The design should be on A4 paper and marked with the participant’s name, age and address.

  • All designs should be sent to the Green Spaces Team, Leisure and Cultural Services, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD, or email it to, by Tuesday 21 February 2017 at the latest. 

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