It is not hard to work out why we love autumn; it means we get to light our lovely fires and enjoy all the comforts and hygiene type feelings they bring, but we also love our county, so we thought it might be fun to have a look at some of the “cool” things going on in Surrey this autumn that we will be heading too and enjoying before getting back to a warm fire!
Autumn with the National Trust
Leaves…and lots of them! Nothing says autumn like a walk around some stunning gardens when all the leaves are turning. The colours are stunning, and we have some amazing National Trust properties to visit in Surrey. So head to the Winkworth Arboretum in Godalming, Claremont Landscape Gardens in Esher or Hatchlands Park in Guildford to really get into the changing season. A good walk, maybe something nice to eat and then….yes you guessed it, back home in front of a warm fire!
Guildford Book Festival
Keeping the cosy fireside theme going what better way to get ready for the coming winter than stock up on books! The Guildford Book Festival is the largest literary festival in Surrey and happens in October. Events are spread across a number of locations from The Electric Theatre and the Yvonne Arnaud to the Guildhall and the Guildford Harbour Hotel. 7 days of talks and more should be more than enough inspiration to get a good stack of new authors to binge during those darks nights…in front of the fire.
October Half Term in Surrey
It may feel like they have only just gone back to school but October half term will be here fast! There is always so much to do in Surrey and this year is no exception. There are Wizards and Witches Week at Brocketts Farm, Awesome Autumn at RHS Wisley and Wiglet’s Great Spook-er-ree at Godstone Farm. There is also the Pumpkin Carving Fest on Saturday the 19th and it goes on until the 23rd so plenty of time to get down to Morden Hall Park and get carving!
Bonfires and Fireworks
Literally nothing says Autumn like bonfire night. Events start in late October and run until early November right across Surrey. There will be loads of community evenings with all sorts of fun but the main Bonfire night is Saturday, November the 2nd for 2019. Why not head to Newdigate on the 25th of October to kick things off, then Ripley for the 26th for their evening of ohhs and ahhhs! Our local event in Woking is on the 2nd of November this year along with a whole host of other events at Wisley, Guildford, Morden, Horley, Brockham and Epsom to name just a few! It might be a chilly night so you might want to lay your fire before you leave so you can light it easily when you get in with cold children after the fun.
We know the summer is amazing, but we can’t stop the seasons, so we might as well embrace them, we hope you will join us in getting out in our lovely county this Autumn and having lots of fun!