Children's activities

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

February half-term activities for children and families

All events below are free except the Museum Explorers events.

Monday 17 February – Shout! drop-in play session – 10am to 2pm - King George’s Hall, High Street, Esher KT10 9RA. Spring seasonal arts and crafts, colourful lanterns, baskets and wildlife crafts and puzzles with natural materials from the commons. No booking required – just pop along and stay as long as you want.

Monday 17 February – Museum Explorers WWII interactive and educational workshops, bookable events – cost: £5 per child. 10am to 11.30am and 12pm to 1.30pm. - King George’s Hall, High Street, Esher KT10 9RA
Experience life in Elmbridge in WW2. Go through gas mask training and an air raid drill. Discover where bombs fell. Handle real WW2 artefacts. Booking essential with Elmbridge Museum

Tuesday 18 February – Build your own bird box – 2.30pm to 4pm – Civic Centre, Of High Street, Esher KT10 9SD. Help our feathered friends by making a nest box in time for spring. Free event but spaces are limited. Booking essential at

Family spring activities

Saturday 14 March - Elmbridge Museum’s deadly diseases and rotten remedies – 3 sessions: 10am-11am / 12pm to 1pm and 2pm-3pm. Walton Library, The Heart Centre, 54 Hepworth Way, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1GH. For children aged 5 to 13 years. Learn about some truly rotten remedies used in the Middles Ages and create your own medieval pouch to fill with healing herbs. Handle some objects from the Museum collection and design you own stained glass window and medieval bookmark. Free event but register your interest at

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’s 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.


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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