We’d like your top tips for low-cost ways of getting the kids out and about in the Horley area.
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Suggestions we have received:
British Wildlife Centre: This is a great local place. Our kids loved it. British Wildlife Centre website. Karen M.
Gatwick Footgolf. Yesterday evening we went to Gatwick Footgolf. Highly recommended family fun, course was empty & so picturesque.. Check out their website. Clive H.
Smallfield Skate Ramp and Zip Wire. As you drive into Smallfield from Horley there is a small park with a skate ramp, zip wire, playground area and ball play area. It’s a nice place to take the kids.
Feed the ducks at Riverside Park. It’s a hidden gem in Horley, so quiet and peaceful yet the children love it. My girls aged 9, 5 and 2 love going there. We normally walk into town afterwards via the little swingpark nearby and then visit a cafe for lunch – Serendipity being our favourite. Chrissy T
Priory Farm Garden Centre South Nutfield way, it has a lovely little scarecrow walk with nature things to do and find along the way, plus buy some fish food and feed the fish at the end of your walk. Plus you can get a cuppa, though a little expensive for cake etc especially for little ones. plus it has a little play area and a pirate ship to climb over. Tracey P
Air Balloon ok. Food alright and cheap, plus outdoor play area for children. Tables there too so people can eat outside. Mary D
Horley Library. Horley Library puts on lots of fun activities during the holiday times, half-term, etc. Chris S
Horley Hockey Club are always willing to introduce young people to play Hockey. Visit their website.
The National Trust. One of our local mums has told us how being a member of the National Trust allows her access to some great places where the kids can run and play. Once you are a member there are no additional admission charges and if you take a picnic it can be a low-cost day out.
Workshops for Teens. Kelly has sent this: Attend a workshop with your child this summer to learn new skills to calm, balance and relax or send your teen to a Wellbeing4Teens class or workshop. All sessions include yoga based movement, meditation, mindfulness and relaxation skills. One2one confidence and wellbeing coaching also available for teens. Email Kelly@consciousintentions.co.uk and find more information on www.facebook.com/wellbeing4teens. Bespoke sessions for groups friends can be organised and tailored as requested.
The Skatepark, Horley Recreation Ground.
Gatwick Aviation Museum. The Gatwick Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British aircraft from the “Golden Age” of British aircraft manufacture. Vallance By-Ways, Lowfield Heath Rd, Charlwood, Nr. Gatwick RH6 0BT. Check out their website for opening times.
Meath Green Holiday Club. The swimming is at Meath Green junior school. Children are dropped off at Meath Green Infants school, Kiln Lane. From there we walk them to the juniors. The pool is heated and the deep end is shallow enough for a small child. NVQ trained staff are there along with a life guard trained person. It’s bags of fun for the whole day. Some days are fully booked but we do still have spaces available on other days. The phone number to ring is on the planning sheet in photo. Call 07847 613048. Gina P
Pathfinder Scouts run Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers in Horley and Salfords for over 100 young people to aged from 6 to 18 years. Our young people enjoy what they do and have fun, taking part in activities indoors and outdoors. They learn by doing & take responsibility in new and challenging activities. We encourage them to take part in activities, camps and district and international events to broaden their experience and skills. Visit the Pathfinder Scouts website. Emma J.
The Salt Box, Priory Farm Estate, Nutfield, Surrey. They run all sorts of events throughout the year. Visit the Salt Box website.
Beavers and Cubs meet on a Monday in Smallfield. Scouts meet on a Thursday.
Beavers (6-8 year olds) Cubs (8-11 year olds) Scouts (10-14 year olds)