Children's activities

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Leisure and cultural family events

We continue to follow the daily guidelines issued by the UK government regarding Coronavirus and are taking all the recommended precautions.

All leisure family events have been cancelled until further notice. Please note these measures also apply to the countryside events, Elmbridge Museum events and the Royston Pike lectures at Riverhouse Arts Centre. 

For further information, please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page. 


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

Family spring activities

*EVENT CANCELLED* Enjoy day outdoors with the countryside team on Saturday 21 March with 2 different free activities:
Pond dip.  Drop in 10am to 12pm. Meet by Littleworth Common pond, Portsmouth Road, opposite Café Rouge, nearest postcode KT10 9AD. Local ponds are full of life, and now is the time to come and find out what’s living there! Bring your wellies and a net if you have one.
Orienteering. Start the challenge between 1pm and 2.30pm. Meet in Horsesehoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, opposite Blackhills, Esher, nearest postcode KT10 9JLShow off your map reading skills and explore the wildlife in your local woodland. No booking required. Just turn up.

*EVENT CANCELLED* Tuesday 26 May - Elmbridge Museum Explorers event: The Diggers of Elmbridge - 3 sessions: 10am to 11.30am /12.30pm to 2pm and 2:30pm to  4pm. Cobham Cemetery, Tilt Road Cobham KT11 3EZ. Dig a little deeper into the history of the Digger movement with our incredible new workshop. Walk in the footsteps of Gerrard Winstanley and his followers with a visit to Cobham’s historic cemetery. Follow a trail around the grounds and inside our beautiful chapel. Put the ethos of the Diggers into action by helping plant a community flowerbed and create your own nature craft to take home! £5 per child. Reserve your spaces using our online booking essential. £5 per child.

Saturday 20 June - Elmbridge Museum’s marvellous mosaics - 3 sessions: 10am to 11am /12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.The Dittons Library, Mercer Close,Thames Ditton KT7 0BS. Come and learn all about Elmbridge’s incredible Roman past with our craft workshop. Take a closer look at some real Roman artefacts, get creative with our range of Roman crafts and have a go at making your very own mosaic! Reserve your spaces using our online booking system. £3 per child.

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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