things to do in Surrey

Lose yourself on epic countryside walks, discover the history and find the amazing local attractions in Surrey – there’s truly something for everyone.

Enjoy the peaceful woodland escapes around Tilford Woods, and explore the charming countryside towns and villages around. There are lots of things to do in Farnham, including the Rural Life Centre and the Duke of Cambridge Pub, offering the best food only a few minutes’ walks away! Below we’ve listed some of the best things to do in Surrey – read on to find out more!

some of our must-visit places in Surrey


Visit Birdworld, for a fun family day out! Meet the quirky penguins and join the keepers twice a day to watch their feeding- here’s where you’ll really see their adorable characters play out.

There are over 2000 birds and animals to meet at Birdworld (and not just birds!) as their animals range from crocodiles to guinea pigs. Meet the friendly sheep, goats and even the reindeer – you’ll have a fantastic day out here.

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Farnham Castle Keep

Atop the crest of the hill, the Farnham castle keep overlooks the town of Farnham, so climb to the top to enjoy beautiful countryside views!

Take in the impressive shell keep and motte of the castle built in 1138 by the Bishop of Winchester, the brother of King Stephen. Learn more at the exhibitions around the castle, and enjoy soaking up the history.  

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Waverley Abbey

This is very first monastery founded in Britain, and offers a fascinating day out at Waverley Abbey.

Located next to the River Wey, the monks lived a simple life in 1128 and the started a Cistercian settlement along the south of England. Explore Waverley Abbey and beyond, including the 13th Century vaulted refectory and the huge dining hall.

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Thorpe Park

Discover adventure, on a perfect day out for thrill-seekers! Thorpe Park is home to some of the UK’s most popular roller coasters, as well as the UK’s best Halloween Fright Night events for adults.

Jump on the UK’s fastest roller coaster, Stealth, where you’ll reach speeds of up to 80mph in 2.5 seconds – eek!  Test your nerve, on the beyond-vertical drop of the SAW roller coaster. A fun family day out for all ages, with thrilling rides for everyone – if you can handle it! 

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there’s so much more

Right on the doorstep of the resort is the village of Tilford which has its own Rural Life Centre, considered to be the largest countryside museum in the South of England. The exhibits on show include a large number of devices and tools which have been used for farming over the past 150 years-a true glimpses of the region’s past!

Farnham is also well connected to the surrounding area with its local train station, which has direct lines to London and can be reached in approximately 50 minutes. This means that the many attractions which are on offer in the country’s capital are within easy reach for holidaymakers staying with us at Tilford Woods.

Being so close to London, Tilford Woods is a holiday resort for anyone who is looking for an alternative to a London city break, while enjoying the stunning English countryside!

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