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Are you looking for an evening out or maybe something different to do at the weekend?

Well look no further. Here you'll find a range of events taking place in the Surrey and Sussex area.


Wings and Wheels 
This August Bank Holiday weekend (26 to 27 August) Dunsfold
Aerodrome, nr Guildford are holding their annual airshow. You can see Lancasters, Spitfires and the Red Arrows Typhoon display team.

The event is open from 9am to 9pm. Visit their website for more details.

 lead the line up at this annual airshow.


Redhill Library 
Do you need help using computers and the internet? Make an appointment with the Library's Digital Buddy who can offer free, one to one, support.

To see exactly what a Digital Buddy can offer and when sessions are available at this and other libraries please check their Digital Buddy page.


Redhill Centre for Local and Family History 
Interested in your family's history? Volunteers are available to help you with local and family history.

First and third Saturday of each month, from 2pm to 4pm.

Second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. 

More details are here.


England's Medieval Festival - Herstmonceux Castle
This August bank holiday weekend why not experience life in medieval times.

At Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, there's music, dancing, jousting, reenactment and medieval family activities at the 25th anniversary of medieval life.

Camping is available.

26-28 August. 

More details on their website


Gatton Park
From February to October, Gatton Park is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month.

Guided tours are available throughout the afternoon or by prior arrangement and last approximately 2 hours. Golf buggy tours are available on the day for those who are unable to manage Gatton's steps and slopes. 

Free activities are available at each Open Day for children and families to enjoy as they walk around.

Refreshments available in Gatton Hall and dogs on a lead are welcome in the park and gardens.

When: Sundays 3 September and 1 October.

Cost of entry: £5 per adult, children free. 
Opening times: 1.00pm - 5.00pm. 

Further details on Gatton Parks website.


Belfry Shopping Centre - Redhill
The Belfry will be running free Funday Fridays for the kids during the Summer Holidays!

11th August - Circus Skills Fun.
18th August - Pottery Decorating Workshop 
25th August - Get Get Active with The Gym

They will also be running a Colouring competition for you over the summer to try and win Toy Barnhaus vouchers! All you have to do is hand in your colouring form in to Toy Barnhaus before Friday 1st September for a chance to win.

PLUS free ice lollies for all every Friday this summer!


Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
There is a display of the Henfold birds of prey.

When: 30th August between 11am and 3pm.

And on 23rd August it’s tropical rainforest road show. All manner of mini beasts including snakes, lizards and frogs.

Cost £7.50 per child.

More information on the Denbies web site.


Hatchlands Park, East Clandon
have you ever wanted to have a got at archery? Well here's your chance. 

Exciting, safe archery classes for all ages (6 and above).

When: Bank Holiday Monday August 28 from 11am to 3pm.
Cost:  £2 for 6 arrows.

Further details on the National Trust's website.


Patrick Evans Foundation
The late August Bank Holiday may be a few weeks away but the Patrick Evans Foundation are inviting all their friends and supporters for a big picnic in Reigate, taking place from midday on Saturday 26th August until midday on Sunday 27th August.

They’ll be rolling out the picnic blankets, popping out the Pimms and setting up the field games for all the family. This year they will be sneaking back to Littleton Manor Farm in Reigate for a last hurrah, as the farm is currently up for sale. This site has been the venue for their previous music festivals.

Bring your own food for a picnic or to cook on their barbecue, which they’ll be getting fired up, as well as your own drinks (in plastic containers please) to see you through the weekend's festivities.

As the sun starts to go down they’ll be lighting up the bonfire, so don't forget your guitar and to warm up your vocal chords, for a good old singalong. Overnight camping is strongly encouraged and the cost is included in all ticket prices.

Tickets for this year's event are available on the website.

£10 for adults and £5 for under 18s. 

Under 5 year olds go free.


Horley Cricket Club
Does your child enjoy cricket?  Horley Cricket Club's Junior section would welcome new players in their under 10s, under 12s and under 13s groups. For more information email Mark Field.  


Therapy Sessions for Young people
YMCA East Surrey’s offering rebound therapy sessions for young adults aged 18 or over who have a wide range of support needs and disabilities, using trampolines to provide therapeutic exercise to build fitness, concentration, stability, co-ordination, balance and confidence.

Individual 30-minute sessions at the Sovereign Centre in Slipshatch Road have a cost element – find out more from Stuart Longstaff on 01737 222 859 or email him.


Men's Shed
The Age Concern Men’s Shed in Weldon Way, Merstham, is a fully  fitted and heated workshop with all tools and timber supplied, plus as much tea as you can drink. 

It’s open on Tuesdays to Fridays 9.30am – 3pm: those attending should be over 55 and live in postcodes RH1 or RH2. 

There are more details on their website or to find out more, call them on 01737 645 636.


Dragon Boat Festival
St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley is calling on businesses to join its Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday September 10 in Tilgate Park - a team building, networking day with activities, food and drink, and entertainment.

If your business is ready to help, contact Laura Kelly or Suzanne Davis on 01293 447 333. Further details on their website.


East Surrey Cat Protection
Would you like to join the friendly team at East Surrey Cats Protection?  

Various volunteer roles are currently available, including home visiting, photography, working in the shop, chauffeuring cats, trapping, digital and IT, fundraising and fostering.  

Whatever your skills and experience there's a way you can use them to help the cats in care.  Depending on your availability, you can give as much time as you want. It could be as little as an hour a week, depending on the role you choose.  To find out more, drop them an email.  


 

 

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