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. 

 For further information, call 01372 474575 or email   

Outdoor family events

Shout! Out - free play sessions
This is an open access service for children and families: children are free to come and go as they please but under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Lots of play and sports resources, games, arts and crafts.All ages to 13 years:

  •  Thursday 9 August - Cobham Recreation Ground, Lushington Drive, Cobham, KT11 2LN - to 1pm

  •  Tuesday 14 August - Molesey Hurst Recreation Ground, Dunstall Way, East Molesey KT8 1PD - 10.30am to 1pm

Orienteering - Thursday 9 August - start between 10.30am and 12noon. Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, opposite Blackhills, nearest postcode KT10 9JQ     

Big Dig, Sow and Grow at the Community Garden - Thursday 9 August and 23 August - 1pm to 1.50pm
Dig and water to your heart’s content and over the summer you can watch things grow. Come and join the community garden volunteers to help dig, hoe, plant, tend, weed and water - there’s plenty to do and it’s fun and energetic. You can make cress caterpillars to take home and search for bugs. For 2 years +. An adult must accompany all children.
Venue: Cobham Community Garden, Cobham KT11 3DG (pay and display parking available in Holly Hedge Road car park). The garden can be found by crossing the road and heading for the allotments where you will see the community garden banner to guide your way. 

Wild at Play - Sunday 19 August - drop in between 10.30am and 12noon. Follow signs from Horseshoe Clump car park, nearest postcode KT10 9JQ.

Beautiful Bugs - Wednesday 22 August - Drop in between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Old Common Road, Cobham, nearest postcode KT11 1BX 

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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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