Summer Holiday Activities

Summer is out, and it seems even a simple trip out can cost a fortune.  I have started to put a list together of Free (or nearly Free) things to do this summer :).

See the big list of ideas here

Image may contain: one or more people and textTices Meadow Family Nature activities

FREE Nature activities every Tuesday through the summer, Pond dipping, stone painting, bird box making.

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109829278_1869922136465243_2236078401438106822_o.jpgVirtual Heath Week 2024

Between 29th July to Sunday 4th August enjoy a range of free activities across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.  Activities include butterfly walks, Wild fire prevention workshops, amphibian and reptile days and much more..

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Image may contain: one or more people and textPioneers of Tomorrow - Farnborough Air show

FREE for children and youthgroups. Adults need to pay..

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109829278_1869922136465243_2236078401438106822_o.jpgFamily Farm sessions - Farnham

bring your primary school-age children 4yr to 11yr along for a relaxed afternoon of planting seeds, planting, learning about growing food with the seasons, along with some arts and crafts too! every Wednesday through the Summer..

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Image may contain: one or more people and text5km Park run & Junior park run

FREE 5km on Saturday mornings and Junior 2km (for 4-14yrs) on a Sunday both at 08:50. Register for free to get your barcode. Aldershot Bracknell, Bordon, Guildford, Woking, Basingstoke. 5km only at Frimley and Alice holt.

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Dinton Pastures Country Park

A adventure playground with a beautiful lake, cafe and parkland. There is a parking charge..

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FREE Geocaching

FREE You just need a device with GPS, download the App and off you go treasure hunting.  bring a pen/pencil and maybe a little token to leave at the cache (badges and bottoms are a good option)

Why not take some trinkets to pop in the boxes you find? Rubbers, badges and stickers are a cute option.

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Skateboard Workshops in Farnham

Our Summer Skate Workshops return for 2024. Skate Waverley is back for Summer 2021! Skate Waverley offers the opportunity for young people to get free skateboard coaching. 


  1. Farnham Skatepark – Beginner Workshop (9:45am – 10:45am)
  2. Farnham Skatepark – Developer Workshop (11:15am – 12:15pm)
  3. Chantry’s MUGA – Beginner Workshop (1:15pm – 2:15pm)
  4. Chantry’s MUGA – Beginner Workshop (2:45pm – 3:45pm)
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Picnic in the Park - Alton

Performances from 2.00pm on the following Sunday afternoons:

30th June - Saxophony
21st July - The Stringalongs
28th July - Blue Sky Big Band
4th August - Alder Valley Brass
11th August - Basingstoke Silver Band
18th August - Cactus Brass
1st September - South Berks Concert Band.

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FREE music in the meadow

0 June – Proms and Pop in the Park (12–6pm)

7 July – Kindred Spirit

14 July – Revivals

21 July – Fabulous Funky Funks

28 July – Young Artists’ Showcase (1–5pm)

4 August – Hollie Hunt

11 August – World Music Day (1–5pm)

18 August – Squeezebox

25 August – Fabulous Duck Brothers

1 September – Boomers

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The Big Butterfly Count

Be part of this nationwide survey and help take the pulse of nature. Butterfly declines reveal the poor health of the environment. We need your sightings 12th July

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Buzz theatre

Free Buzz outdoor theatres

Featuring spell-binding puppetry and a giant honeycomb set, join us for a whirlwind ride, avoiding grumpy Mr Fred and the gaping jaws of Shredder the dog!

All performances are relaxed and BSL interpreted.

28th July - devils punchbowl and 4th July frensham


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FREE Paddle or pond dip at Fleet Pond

Fleet pond is perfect for pond dipping and paddling, but please remember to keep an eye on the updates of algae in the water.

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Frensham great pond

Frensham pond is very popular, the carpark is owned by the national trust and needs paying for. if it is full then please find somewhere else to play, as the beach will be full. You can always try the Little pond or Waverley abbey

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Frensham Little pond

with free activities running every day in the school holiday, Car parking charges apply.

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Farnham Castle & Castle Park

Castle ruins and grounds, landscape gardens. with a fabulous adventure playground behind it.

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Construction and Stem clubs at your local library

Free Stem, Building, Construction and lego clubs.

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A fabulously fun way to encourage children aged 4 to 11 to read during the summer when reading skills can otherwise take a nose-dive. running in all 3 counties, so pop down to your local library.

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Trails at Alice Holt

Geocaching, cycle routes and walks, car parking charges apply,

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Castle bottom Walks and nature reserve

A beautiful walk through the countryside, with streams for paddling, wild ponies and heathlands.

Please be aware that no cycles are allowed in the area, and please keep your distance from the wild ponies.

Please take your litter home!

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Festival of Archaeology Devils punchbowl- Hindhead

Join us as we discuss recent research into RAF Gibbet Hill and the role this area of Surrey played during the Second World War. Please wear sturdy shoes and expect to walk a distance of up to 2 miles, over some rough ground.

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FREE Frimley Lodge park (inc pitch and putt)

Frimley Lodge Park is a 24 hectare site that was saved from development in the mid 1980's. There is a free car park and it boasts great facilties including Pitch and Putt, Large sand play park and adventure play ground, Football pitches, Cricket Pitches, Child and Dog Friendly Cafe "Pistachios in the park" and BBQ hire. The Miniture railway is currentlynot operating due to social distancing restrictions.

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Yateley common

With heathlands, woodlands and ponds, Yateley Common offers a variety of experiences to visitors. You can walk, cycle and horse ride through 193 hectares of varied and wildlife rich surroundings. The Common also offers visitors the opportunity to fish, bird watch, and get involved in practical conservation through volunteering.

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FREE Hogmoor Inclosure - Bordon

Playground, wildlife pond, woodlands, geocaching, and more..

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Image may contain butterflysBike Park and Pump Track - Fleet

Edenbrook bmx track! Great for the older kids to have a dedicated space to improve their skills! #bmx #teen #preteen #cycle #fleet #farnborough #hook #yateley.

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Moor park pump trackMoor park Pumptrack and playground

Pump track, New playground, Outdoor gym, New basket ball court, Cove Brook. There are no facilities on site unfortunately so bring your own drinks! .

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Image may contain butterflysWaverley-Abbey Ruins - Farnham

Waverley Abbey is a lovely place to bring the family for a picnic or walk. The ruins are really interesting and the views are beautiful.

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Silchester - Roman City Walls And Amphitheatre

This is a great place to visit if your child is learning about the Romans. We visited when my Son was doing a KS2 topic on the romans, It is a great place for opening up discussion and imagining what it must have been like to live during the time of the Romans and Iron age occupation.. You have to pay for carparking!

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Image may contain butterflys10 Minute Shake Up games/h5>

Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring you play-along games inspired by your favourite Disney and Pixar characters. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!.

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FREE Summer of Fun Bracknell - Warfield

In previous years the activities have Included Crazy Golf, Sports, Laser Quest, Circus skills, Inflatables, and much much more! All Events 11am - 3pm

  • 31st July 2024 Warfield Memorial Ground
  • 2nd August 2024 Memorial Park, Sandhurst
  • 7th August 2024 Great Hollands Recreation Ground, Bracknell
  • 13th August 2024 Morgan Recreation Ground, Crowthorne
  • 21st August 2024 Farley Wood Centre, Binfield 
  • 28th August 2024 Braybrooke, Bracknell 
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