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School’s Out For Summer: Top Family Activities In Surrey

To celebrate the start of the school holidays this July, we’ve found 8 unmissable activities you can do with the whole family in and around The Runnymede on Thames.

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Dr Choc’s Windsor Chocolate Factory

Bring out their inner Willy Wonka with a chocolate making workshop at Dr Chocs in Windsor, just 10 minutes from The Runnymede. Featuring homemade waffles, ice cream, chocolate on tap and mini chocolatier workshops, kids will learn how to make the perfect chocolate bar and get creative with endless toppings to create something truly personalised.

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Family Boat Ride

Enjoy the scenery of the River Thames with a family day trip aboard one of our fantastic riverboats. Our family riverboats hold up to six people, and they’re incredibly simple to use. Kids will love this magical adventure on water, taking turns to steer and navigate – you can even enjoy a picnic on board!

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Windsor Great Park

If you’re looking for a free activity, then we highly recommend the iconic Windsor Great Park that has an impressive 4,800 acres for the kids to run wild! Perfect for creating some family snaps with a superb backdrop of deer in their natural environment – an idyllic family treat for a summer’s day.

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Windsor Great Park


Explore the iconic LEGOLAND® Windsor, just a short drive away from The Runnymede. Discover the enchanting new world of Mythica and take a ride on Flight of the Sky Lion. Meet your favourite Lego characters, enjoy classic rides including Lego City Driving School and The Dragon rollercoaster. No trip here is complete without catching a live show that promises to be full of fun for all the family.

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Chobham Adventure Farm

A 15-minute drive from The Runnymede, Chobham Farm has everything to keep the whole family entertained from an exciting indoor and outdoor softplay to an animal barn where you can meet and greet furry friends. Children can run around in multiple play areas, create endless sandcastles in the supersized sandpit and burn off some energy on the bouncing pillows.

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Great Cockrow Railway

Children and avid train fans will adore the Great Cockcrow Railway. This historic miniature steam train railway ride is just a short 10-minute drive from The Runnymede. Choose to ride around the GCR green fields or an animal-themed route. Expect signal boxes, tunnels, station halts – basically everything you would expect from a real-life train journey.

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Thorpe Park

Home to some of the most exhilarating rides in the world, Thorpe Park has plenty to keep every young thrill seeker entertained. With the famous ten-loop rollercoaster Colossus, Stealth, Angry Birds 4D experience and the iconic Tidal Wave when you want to cool down on those hot summer days– this is the place to enjoy a scream…or two.

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At The Runnymede…

Make the most of the British summer and book a staycation at the Runnymede on Thames…as let’s face it who can be dealing with long airport queues? All overnight guests at The Runnymede have access to our amazing facilities, including our indoor and outdoor pools, playground and oversized lawn games! A range of family activities, including archery and laser clay can be booked too.

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