July 28, 2023

August Bucket List

Stumped for things to do or places to go during the summer holidays? Need some day-out inspiration, then check out our August Bucket List. Spotlighting cool stuff to do in the area and a little further afield, see how many things you can tick off this summer…

Open Air Cinema 

Choose from big screen blockbusters like Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis, Moulin Rouge or The Great Gatsby. Venues including Hampton Court, Wimbledon Park and Guildford Cathedral.

Sing-a-long cinema 

How does belting out tunes from ‘The Greatest Showman’ set against a captivating National Trust backdrop sound?  Food and snacks available, picnics are welcomed. 20th August at Ham House

Bear Hugs!

Check out the new-for-2023 Paddington Bear immersive experience at London’s South Bank. Set over 26,000 square foot, celebrate 65 years of the marmalade-loving, refugee bear. 
southbanklondon.co.uk / paddingtonbearexperience.com

Ninja Warrior UK

Now, you too can swing, jump and climb the obstacle courses you have seen defeat so many on TV. There’s also Mini Ninja soft play for babies up to 4 years old. 

Divers Cove

Open water swimming, hot tubs, sauna and the cold plunge – there’s something for everyone interested in aquatics at Divers Cove in Godstone. Memberships available or £9.90 per swim.

Afternoon Flat Racing

Enjoy an epic afternoon of racing at Epsom Downs on Friday 18th August. Book tickets online from £15.

Makers Market

Discover unique, handcrafted creations at The Horton Makers Market on Saturday 26th August, 9:15am-4pm. Includes textiles, ceramics, artwork, clothing, jewellery and much more. Free entry.

Jazz Sunday’s at Polesden Lacey 

Whether you’re perusing the Sunday papers or relaxing on the South Lawn with a picnic; enjoy live music while you chill, every Sunday and including August Bank Holiday Monday.

Secret Vineyard 

Every Saturday throughout summer, adults can enjoy a two-hour walk at Denbies Wine Estate, marveling its most beautiful vantage points, plus, of course there’s wine tasting along the way. 

Stargazing Society 

The Ewell Astronomical Society holds regular meetings and events with guest speakers, where attendees can also find out more about observatory and stargazing sessions. Cosmic!

Farm Sleepover 

The Big Farm Sleepover (inc. two nights and three days’ farm access, 18-20 or 25-27 August) returns this summer with a mini-me in tow – The Little Farm Sleepover (22-23 August) which is one night with two days’ farm access. 

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