Ciara’s Corner: Family friendly accessible places to visit in Surrey this May 

I love nothing more than a trip to the theatre or to the shops, but as the days become longer and brighter and with bank holidays and summer approaching, you’ll want to explore new and more family friendly, accessible places in Surrey, especially outdoors. 

My favourite theatre is Dorking Halls, an excellent place to see shows and a really accessible theatre.  I’m going there to see the comedian Lost Voice Guy who won Britain’s Got Talent a couple of years ago, can’t wait! 

I also enjoy visiting Denbies wine estate to enjoy a nice lunch with my husband in their cafe.  We have also done the wine tasting tour which is really fun! They often host family friendly days out like Brick Building and train rides.  

Here are a few more family friendly and accessible places you and your family can enjoy this summer in Surrey and closeby. Whatever you do don’t forget to have lots of fun! 

Drusillas – Immersive play experience 

Immersive technology doesn’t get more exciting than this. Check out the UK’s largest immersive play experience.  The 360° projection software transforms an ordinary space into an extraordinary world so lots of entertainment at your fingertips. See those little eyes light up with joy in this new interactive, sensory space.  

Bocketts Farm – Meet the animals  

Set in the beautiful Surrey countryside, the whole family can enjoy small animal encounters, tractor rides and the famous pig racing all day long!  In addition, the Animal Discovery Barn and Small Animal Village offer a chance to get close to many animals including sheep, goats, cows, pigs, llamas and more! 

Polesdon Lacey – Run around freely

The gardens and estate at Polesden Lacey are ideal for running, chasing, picnicking, wildlife spotting and lots more. Enjoy a whole summer of fun here from tree swinging, Bat spotting,  to storytelling sessions, there is something happening for everyone.  

Head2Head Sensory Theatre – Sensory live experiences 

Join Odie as part of the ship’s crew on their journey home to Ithaca in Odie’s Odd Odyssey at Manor Green School in Crawley, Sussex – 30 & 31st May.  With plenty of singing, Makaton signing and multi-sensory moments Odie’s is suitable for all. For a brand-new sensory storytelling experience, check out Head2Head’s new Wizard of Oz taking place on 31 May. Both experiences are priced at just £5 per ticket. To book click here.

If you are heading into London this May Bank Holiday weekend, don’t miss the Discover Children’s Story Centre, in London’s Stratford – a great place for families to enjoy playing, learning and making up stories together. As well as being well accessible, our  favourite part is that the play equipment and events at are multi-sensory. All story telling sessions are led by skilled Story Builders who are trained to support children with SEN, EAL and disabilities. Big thumbs up from us! 

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