Days Out

Mac’s Farm Pancake Day

“Last weekend I went to Mac’s Farm Pancake Day. Based in Ditchling (about 40 mins drive) Mac’s farm are a completely organic chicken farm where children and adults can literally walk with the hens. Pancakes, and egg sandwiches (as you have never had before!) beverages, and live entertainment, along with a nature trail walk and stories for the children under a canopy. Plenty of space for the children to play and a thoroughly great day out – look out for next year’s event at:
And best of all you can buy their eggs to take home with you.” (Recommended by Annette)

Shetland Pony Club, Cobham

Open at weekends and in the school holidays, you can book your child a starter ride, a morning, a full day or a birthday party. There are lots of Shetland ponies to see. For a morning session, your child is allocated a pony for the morning. They learn how to look after it by giving it water, brushing it, cleaning its hooves etc. The children go for two long rides across the fields. The pony club is in a beautiful position with lovely views and there’s tea and coffee for adults while you wait. The staff are excellent and really looked after my girls well. Its not a cheap experience, but my girls thorough enjoyed it. (Recommended by Pippa)

Various Suggestions from Claire

Half Term and summer holiday activities at Denbies includes art & craft (inexpensive) plus special days (which cost a little more).

Squires Garden centre – Create & Grow sessions run through half terms and summer holidays and it’s a different activity every week.

Hever Castle – Always have events however just walking around the gardens is great and you can go on the boats on the lake or try archery or visit the water maze. The ducks love to be fed. There is a jousting event in August and its always fun.

Tilgate farm is a lovely day out and really cheap if you wanted to go multiple times through the summer. You also have the park to walk around and the lovely gardens.

The Bluebell railway is another favourite of ours and you can get off at different stations or just go to the end of the line for an ice cream and see the station duck.

(Recommended by Claire Francis)