From festivals to walks, music, children’s activities and free events, there really is something for everyone to enjoy this August bank holiday weekend and we have put together a list to give you some inspiration.

Skywalk Adventure, More Lane, Esher, KT10 8AN

ideas for bank holiday weekend august 2017Skywalk Adventure is a new fun treetop course in Esher, where you can speed along zip wires, clamber across rickety bridges and test your balance along tightropes, all whilst enjoying some incredible views over Sandown racecourse and right across London.

An instructor will administer a full safety briefing and also ensure you’re completely attached to the course before you set off.  Instructors are then positioned around the course from the ground.

This is a fantastic day out for both adults and children. There are 2 exhilarating courses available – you can opt for doing just the one or both of them on the same day. You must be a minimum height of 1.3m as well as 8 years or over.

A maximum weight limit of 120kg applies, which is just under 19 stone.

To Book: pre booking is essential. Call 01372 701107 or online

Price: Adult 18+ (one course): £25 (both courses): £33

Junior 8+ (one course): £19.50 (both courses): £26.50

Family pass: (2 adults & 2 juniors) (one course): £80 (both courses): £105


Rudgwick Steam & Country Show

Held on Surrey/W. Sussex border between Guildford & Horsham off A.281. Follow AA signs: Sat Nav: RH12 3DF

ideas for bank holiday weekend august 2017

This is a great day out, with so much to see and do for all ages to enjoy. This year’s show will bring together a wonderful array of stunning exhibits.

Experience the sights and sounds of restored steam and early petrol vehicles, take a look at the farm animals and enjoy the traditional fairground rides. Learn about the magnificent and mighty traction engines at work in the agricultural working sections with tree trunk sawing, thrashing and baling demonstrations. See chainsaw sculptors at work, rural displays, ferret racing, vintage vehicles, plus action packed main arena events. Spend time visiting the craft stall marquee and the food hall offering cuisine from all around the world. Take a break in the beer tent and enjoy the mini beer festival, while listening to live music. From experience in previous years, I think the ticket price represents good value for money and my children had a great time.

Dates: 26th, 27th & 28th August. Time: 9am -6pm

Price: Tickets to be brought on the day: ADULT £10.00 CHILDREN £5.00 UNDER 5’s. Free parking.



BBC Good Food Festival, Hampton Court, Hampton Court Way, Esher, KT10 9QA

whats on bank holiday weekend august 2017 surreyOver the three days of the August Bank Holiday weekend, Hampton Court Palace will host the BBC Good Food’s FEAST.

Discover a great selection of delicious artisan producers, a great line up of chefs demonstrating their skills as well as fabulous entertainment, family fun, and great, live music. All set within the backdrop and grounds of stunning Hampton Court Palace. Feast your taste buds in the palace gardens before exploring Henry VIII’s magnificent palace. This is the ultimate experience for food lovers.

Tickets are available on the door but do cost more than tickets bought in advance.

All tickets to BBC Good Food’s Feast include FREE entry to Hampton Court Palace. Time: 10am – 6pm

Advance ticket price:

Adult – £18.40

Concession – £14.80
Over 60s & full-time students with ID

Child 5-15 – £9.20
Children under 5 are free of charge

To Book: Call: 0844 581 1366


Peaslake Summer Fair, Walking Bottom, Peaslake, GU5 9RR

Enjoy a summer fair in the picturesque village of Peaslake in the heart of the Surrey Hills on Bank Holiday Monday, the event is free to attend and runs from 12pm to 4.30pm. There is lots of fun for all the family, including bouncy castles, Punch and Judy, face-painting, a dog show, coconut shy, beer slider and much more. Treat yourself to delicious home-made cakes and enjoy the delights from the BBQ, then head for a Pimm’s, a beer or a cider for some summertime refreshments whilst listening to the jazz band. There is a car park charge of £3 which includes a program and a raffle ticket.


West End Village Show, Esher, KT10 8LS

The West End Esher Village Show, also known as the West End Flower Show, takes place every August Bank Holiday Saturday on West End Common in Esher starting at 12:30. Originating as a Flower Show more than 60 years ago, it has become an annual event with many attractions for the whole family. These include an arts and crafts show, traditional fairground rides, a dog show, children’s sports, and much more…

Entrance to the ground is free. Profits from the show are donated to local charities and good causes. Marquee admission 50p – free to members and accompanied children.


Perfect spot for a summer picnic in Surrey

what to do august bank holiday weekend 2017Picnics are always a hit if the weather holds out and Frensham Great Pond Near Farnham, (GU10 3BT) has a beautiful sandy beach making it an idyllic spot to lay down your blanket and tuck into your hamper.

Frensham Common covers 922 acres and consists of dry and wet heath, some woodland, scrub, and ponds, making it a great place to explore and spot insects, reptiles and birds, such as the Nightjar, Stonechat, and Whinchat. There is a small charge for car parking and refreshments are available at the snack bar. Add a touch of luxury by having us prepare you the perfect picnic.


If you would like some more ideas or would like us to book your tickets for a special event – please give us a call to see how we can help you.