We invite you to get together this summer to celebrate being active with a great choice of leisure and cultural activities to get your family moving, stay healthy and entertained.
Summer family events calendar 2017
July From Tuesday 20 June to Thursday 6 July – a series of free exercise sessions at your local outdoor gyms:
Kick off summer with the right exercise routine to revitalise your energy levels. Free personalised session for all ages and abilities with qualified friendly instructor
Tuesday 20 June – Molesey Hurst Recreation Ground Outdoor Gym, Dunstall Way, KT8 1PD – 11am to 12pm.
Wednesday 21 June – Cobham Recreation Ground, Meet by outdoor gym equipment, Anyards Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT112LG – 10am to 11am
Monday 26 June – Long Ditton Recreation Ground outdoor gym, Windmill Lane Long Ditton, KT6 5QE - 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Thursday 29 June – Coronation Recreation outdoor gym Ground, Molesey Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 4RG – 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Monday 3 July – Molesey Hurst Recreation Ground outdoor gym, Dunstall Way, KT8 1PD – 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
Thursday 6 July - Cobham Recreation Ground, Meet by outdoor equipment, Anyards Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT112LG – 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Wednesday 12 July - Elmbridge Youth Dance Showcase, Rose Theatre, 24 – 26 High Street, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 1HL – 7.30pm.
Elmbridge Dance 2017 will feature an exhilarating mix of styles from tap to streetdance, and ballet to contemporary - with an added sprinkle of musical theatre. The evening showcases the wealth of talent in schools - both dance and mainstream - across Elmbridge. Suitable for 7+. For further information and to book, visit the Rose Theatre website.
Friday 14 July, Toddler Time in The Wild drop in session - Chequers Pond, West End Lane. Nearest postcode KT10 8LF - 11 am to 2.30 pm. Free.
Mix of activities including pond dipping, bug hunting, feeding the ducks, spotter sheets and arts and crafts. Bring a picnic if the weather is nice!
Sunday 16 July - Weybridge Cricket Club, The Cricket Green, Princes Road, Weybridge KT13 9BY.
Don’t misss the visit from Surrey County Cricket Team, for a one-off match against the club. All spectators are welcome. More information on the Weybridge Cricket Club website.
Wednesday 19 July – Elmbridge Moving Art Exhibit Opening, Riverhouse Arts Centre, Robert Phillips Gallery.
Showcasing stunning works from local artists. View the exhibit before it starts touring in the Borough from 14 August.
Saturday 22 July – Elmbridge Family Fun: Digging up the past – Hersham Village Hall, Queens Road, KT12 5LT – 2pm to 4.30pm. £1.50 per child.
Become an archaeologist, learn about what has been discovered in your local area with object handling, a mini-dig and more.
Wednesday 26th July – Junior Rangers - Pond dip at Chequers Pond, on edge of woods, West End Lane, almost opposite church. Nearest postcode KT10 8LF - drop in between 10 am and 12 noon. Free.
Thursday 27 July and 24 August – free Shout Out! stay and play session – Cobham Recreation Ground, Lushington Drive, KT11 2LN – 10.30am to 1pm – drop-in play session.
Lots of play and sports resources, games, arts and crafts + ideas to keep children and their families entertained.
Wednesday 2 August – Play Day 2017 - Hurst Park, Sadlers Ride, East Molesey - nearest postcode KT8 1ST). From 11pm to 3pm.
A free family fun day by the river packed with arts and crafts, bouncy castle, energetic sports, junk modelling, face painting, dance, cooling water games and much more to join in the national celebration of the children’s right to play!
Wednesday 9 August - Hersham Teddy Bears picnic – Vauxmead Field, Faulkners Road, KT12 5JB - from 11am to 2pm. Free. A popular regular summer feature for local families. A great day out spent playing outdoor games, sports and creating giant arts and crafts with the Shout! playworkers. Suitable for all ages. Bring your picnic!
Friday 11 August - Toddler Time in the Wild - Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, Esher (opposite Blackhills). Nearest postcode KT10 9JQ - 10.30 am – 11.30 am.
Mini den building. Older siblings welcome.
Monday 14 August and Wednesday 16 August - Survival Skills, West End, Esher - 10 am to 12.30pm
Learn how to make fire and toast marshmallows. Enjoy fire baked jacket potatoes! Booking essential on 01372 474 575.
Thursday 17 August and 31 August – free Shout Out! stay and play session – Molesey Hurst Recreation Ground, Dunstall Way, KT8 1PD – 10.30am to 1pm – drop-in play session.
Lots of play and sports resources, games, arts and crafts and ideas to keep children and their families entertained.
Friday 18 August - Flying Machines - Brooklands Community Park, Sopwith Drive, Weybridge. Nearest postcode KT13 0YU.drop in between 1pm and 3pm.
Make a flying machine with the Countryside Team. Free.
Wednesday 23rd August - Den building - Meet at Copsem Lane car park, Esher at 10am. Nearest postcode KT10 9HQ - 10am – 12noon.
Can you build a den to withstand the elements? Free.
Thursday 24 August - free Shout Out! stay and play session – Cobham Recreation Ground – 10.30am to 1pm
(Refer to 27 July event for more information.)
Saturday 26 August - West End Flower Show – West End Common KT10 8LA – from 12noon
Thursday 31 August - free Shout Out! stay and play session – Molesey Hurst Recreation Ground, Dunstall Way, KT8 1PD – 10.30am to 1pm
(Refer to 17 August event for more information.)
Saturday 2 September – Brooklands Family Fun Day – Brooklands Community Park, Brooklands Community Park, Sopwith Way, Brooklands, Weybridge KT13 0XP – from 11am to 5pm
Friday 8 September - Bat Walk - Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, Esher (opposite Blackhills) Nearest postcode KT10 9JQ - 7pm to 9pm.
Find out more about Pipistrelles and Daubenton bats.
Saturday 9 September – Cobham Heritage Day - Cobham Church Street, St Andrew's Church and Church Yard, Church Gate House Gardens and the Leg O'Mutton Field, Downside Bridge Road, KT11 1AQ.
Over 90 varied stalls and attractions. Free event.
Saturday 9 September – Hinchley Wood Family Fun Day – Memorial Gardens, Manor Road North, KT10 0AP – from 12noon.
Saturday 9 September – Walton Heritage Day – Cowey Sale, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1AR – from 12noon.
Thursday, 14 September – Talk: ‘Paris to Peking Rally and back’ by Sir Gerald Acher, Riverhouse Arts Centre, Manor Road, Walton-On-Thames KT12 2PF – 7.30pm. £3 per ticket
Saturday 16 September – Music in The Park, Churchfields Recreation Ground, Weybridge KT13 8DB – from 2pm to 4.30pm - free.
Make the most of the last rays of sunshine and celebrate the arrival of autumn listening to the Cobham Band’s best repertoire. Bring your picnic rugs, garden chairs, children and pets. Sit back and enjoy!
Saturday 23 September - Family orienteering competition - Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, Esher (opposite Blackhills) Nearest postcode KT10 9JQ. Start times between 10 am and 2 pm.
Prizes for the fastest completion of the orange and yellow orienteering course. To book, contact the Countryside Team on 01372 474 575.
Also available this summer...
The Big Dig, Sew and Grow Family Events at the Cobham Community Garden, park at (pay and display) Hollyhedge Road car park, Cobham KT11 3DG, cross road walk past the allotments/ skateboard park and community garden is on left just next to the allotments.
A series of fabulous fun hands-on and energetic family events to understand how to grow vegetables and keep healthy crops. Includes an exciting hunt for bugs. Book your place on 01372 474 634 to guarantee you own caterpillar. Suitable from 2 years old.
Wednesday 26 July from 1pm to 3pm
Monday 31 July from 10am to 12pm
Friday 11 August from 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 16 August from 1pm to 3pm
Free walks and cycle rides
Discover new places in your local area with our friendly team of volunteers on one of the daily summer Healthy Walks. Choose a pace that works for you. Love cycling? then jump on your bike for a spin on local roads and take in the stunning views with the popular Elmbridge Cycles Rides. Information of both walks and cycle rides is available on the Healthy Walks Pages
Exercise referral scheme
Feel overwhelmed by exercise or need a programme suited to specific health problems? Ease yourself back into an exercise routine with the Elmbridge Exercise referral scheme. Exercise classes in Cobham, Hersham, Molesey and Walton-on-Thames. More information available on exercise referral web page.
Summer holiday camp for children
Looking for a fun summer holiday camp for your children? If they want to have fun, make new friends, and learn new things every day, the Shout! Holiday Camps is where they want to be. Running from 24 July to 1 September. Competitive and concessionary rates available. Download the brochure and have a look at the programme.
Elmbridge Museum summer temporary exhibitions
Take a trip into the Borough’s past with Elmbridge Museum summer temporary exhibitions across the Borough
Open days and events at centres for the community
Over the summer months there will be a range of events taking place at the seven Centres for the Community from summer fayres, open days, outings and much more! To see the full range of activities and events going on at the Centres please visit our website.