Children's activities

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

October half-term free family and children activities

Wild at play event
Date: Sunday 27 October
               Time:  Drop in 10am to 12pm  
Meet: Copsem Lane car park, Esher – nearest car park KT10 9HQ. Follow the arrows from there.
Enjoy some autumnal family outdoor fun in the Elmbridge countryside with seasonal crafts, den building, sand play, arts, bug hunting and more… Suitable for all ages. No booking required – just pop along and stay as long as you want. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free October half-term Shout! holiday activities Drop-in sessions:
Dates: Monday 28 October, Tuesday 29 October and Wednesday 30 October
Venue: Walton Playhouse, Hurst Grove, Walton on Thames KT12 1AU
Times: 10am to 2pm
Ages: Children aged 5 to 13 years
Fun spooky Halloween arts and crats for children. Make shadowy lanterns, creepy spiders, pumpkin stress balls, and other wicked crafts to take home.  Visit Shout!’s creation station and choose what to do with all the activities and games on offer. During the day, make spooky wildlife crafts and puzzles with the Countryside Team using natural materials from the commons! No booking required – just pop along and stay as long as you want. Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Museum Explorer event – Elmbridge at War Experience 
A fun interactive and educational session. Find out about life in Elmbridge in WW2. Take part in gas mask training and an air raid drill. Discover where bombs fell and learn where to find bits of a bomb after a raid. 
Date: Wednesday 30 October       Time: 2pm to 3.30pm (straight after Shout!).
Venue: Walton Playhouse, Hurst Grove, Walton on Thames KT12 1AU
Cost: £5 per child – booking essential at

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. 
  • New natural play area opening in Brooklands Community Park, Weybridge in August 2019.

 For further information, call 01372 474575 or email     

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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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