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Freedom Pass: Things to do in Surrey Post-Lockdown
May 31st 2021
With the grand unlocking of 17th May behind us, and the weather finally taking a turn for the better, it’s time to look forward to getting out and out about a bit more. With this in mind, here are our top picks of free things, quirky things, family things and romantic things to do in Surrey.
Free things to do in Surrey
There is plenty to do in Surrey without having to dig too deep into those weary pockets. Walking routes abound, and green spaces are prolific. From woodlands and wildflower meadows to wetlands and historical relics, you really are spoilt for choice when organising a free or low budget day out in Surrey.
Here’s a great list we’ve found of free things to do in Surrey that covers everything from picturesque park and water side strolls to visits to atmospheric ruins and intriguing and interactive museums.
Quirky things to do in Surrey
Fancy doing something on the unusual side? There are actually quite a few places to visit around Surrey that have unusual and in some cases sinister histories!
Said to be Surrey’s most haunted water, Silent Pool, at the foot of the North Downs, is a peaceful lagoon surrounded by something of an ethereal stillness. This ancient watering hole is bounded by all sorts of enchanting legends, including the one that says those who visit the silent pool on a moonlit night will see the ghost of a maiden who was said to have drowned whilst trying to escape from King John. Staying on the theme of spirits, the pool’s crystal clear water now forms a key ingredient of Silent Pool Distillery’s signature gin.
Love your literature? Fans of Lewis Carroll, particularly those who savour a good walk, will enjoy a visit to Mount Cemetery. Here’s where you get to venture down the rabbit hole to explore the Victorian burial ground where the grave of Lewis Carrol and his family are laid to rest. Through the leafy cemetery and along the footpath to the far end you’ll find the spooky old locked Bookers Tower, reportedly the laboratory of John Rand Capron, a scientist who conducted experiments with lightning. Be sure to take your camera, as this peculiar place is very photogenic.
Interested to learn where your local crockery comes from? Then a behind the scenes tour of Grayshott Pottery has to feature on your list of quirky things to do in Surrey. Grayshott is a large working pottery that supplies catering-water to many renowned restaurants, as well as hand-decorated ceramics for galleries and homes UK-wide. Book a 30-minute Clay Tour on any weekday and enjoy seeing for yourself how the pros make plates, and more.
Family things to do in Surrey
Stacks and stacks of family-friendly activities and days out are all for the taking in Surrey, with many having now re-opened and ready to welcome everyone in safe surroundings.
There are too many to list here individually, so check out this days out with the kids list which caters for all ages. From zoos and farms to activity camps, trampoline parks and nature centres, there really is something for everyone, including a few indoor activities just in case the weather doesn’t behave itself.
Romantic things to do in Surrey
Looking for somewhere to pop the question? Maybe it’s just time to spend some quality hours together? The good news is, there is an array of romantic places in Surrey where you can pack a bottle of Champagne and head off for a dreamy day out.
Fancy a romantic walk? A stroll through Richmond Park admiring its resident deer is a good place to start, heading up to Richmond Hill and the terrace walk before settling down to watch the sun set over the River Thames.
The Sculpture Park is another romantic destination, a visual feast for those with a desire to combine romantic with quirky. Set amongst 10 acres of spectacular arboretum and water gardens, the 600 contemporary sculptures really are a sight to behold.
Virginia Water Lake is a magnificent facet of The Royal Landscape. Its woodland shores are a popular place for couples to walk, sit and enjoy the view. With its rich history of ancient monuments, glittering waters and cascading waterfalls, you really can’t get much more romantic than Virginia Water.
Looking to top or tail your lovers’ walk? Check out this list of 10 of the most romantic pubs to visit in Surrey. Enjoy!
ZedCarZ: Getting you there safely
Looking for a safe, comfortable ride to make the most of your day out in Surrey? Here at ZedCarZ, we are dedicated to passenger safety in every respect and a host of measures in place to make certain we’re working in line with current government and public health guidelines when we’re taking you to wherever you want to be.
If you’d like to book a ride for your Surrey day out, whether it’s for the whole family or just the two of you, you are welcome to contact us for a quote.