As a stay at home mum with a toddler I’m always on the look out for fun and exciting things to do. I also don’t drive so I’m quite limited as to where I can get to, so a lot of the things we do are either quite local to Woking or easy to get to by public transport. Here is a list of just a few of the things that are great for toddlers and in Woking or the surrounding area.
The Lightbox is a gallery and museum in the centre of Woking. Not only do they have a nice cafe to have lunch or tea and cake in but they also do storytelling sessions under 5’s twice a month on a Tuesday, and a painting session once a month. The storytelling you can just turn up to but the painting sessions do require you to book. During half term and holidays they always have things going on, on June 3rd they have a ‘out of this world’ themed day to celebrate HG Wells 150th anniversary.
Woking Library hosts Rhyme Time every Wednesday at 11am and 2.30pm. It can get very busy so they do advise you to turn up 30 minutes before and make sure you get a ticket so you get in.
Woking Park is excellent if the weather is good. The play area is massive, with lots to do for kids of all ages. If you are a regular reader of our blog then you will now that Clem absolutely loves going here. We live right by it so we go most days as we live in a flat without a garden. It’s also massive, there is a duck pond, tennis courts, lots of space to run around and play. In the summer lots of events take place in the park, especially at the bandstand, where most weekends a band will play.
Pool in the Park and the Leisure Centre. Now I will admit, this isn’t as good as Spectrum in Guildford but it is right on our doorstep so that’s good. There is a soft play area in the leisure centre which Clem enjoys going to. It’s open on afternoons during term time and it’s usually pretty empty. During holidays and weekends it’s open all day and I imagine it would get pretty busy quite quickly as it’s not that big. We like going to the pool to go in the lagoon area. It has a wave machine, flumes, lazy river and water cannon/sprays. Again it can get rather busy, we tried to go recently and it was actually full with a waiting time of over an hour. We haven’t yet been to Spectrum in Guildford but we are planning too soon.
Pirate mini golf. The website says over 4’s and we haven’t been but it looks fun.
Creation Station. As much as I like to get crafty sometimes doing it with a toddler can get very messy so the idea of going to an arts and crafts session is great. Your child can make all the mess and you don’t have to clear it up.
Busy Lizzy. We joined this recently, and Clem has enjoyed every class we have been to. She loves dancing and music so anything to do with those are her favourite. We’ve done the mini Monet, disco dudes and divas and toddler music classes so far.
RHS Wisley. Now I realise this might be a bit of an odd one but it’s a great place to go for a walk. They also do events for kids during holidays.
Get outside and go for a walk along the Basingstoke Canal or on Horsell Common.
The play gym at Woking gymnastics Club. It’s on every morning and is a drop in session so no monthly fees.
There are loads of other things to do and see in Surrey if you have children. One of our favourite places to go is Bocketts Farm which we visited recently. A few places we are hoping to visit soon include Little Street in Frimley and Birdworld near Farnham, both are not very far from us.
Do you live in/near Surrey? Where are your favourite places to go and things to do with a toddler.