Saturday 22 October

Enjoy a leisurely start to the week and enjoy a hot chocolate or brunch at one of the lovely cafes in town followed by some shopping or get rid of any cobwebs and discover the local beauty of Frensham Ponds.

 

Sunday 23 October

Pick up some fresh, local produce for lunch at the Farmers Market in central Farnham.

Discover the 12th century ruins of Farnham Castle keep, free to the public and open daily.

 

Monday 24

If the weather is bright Farnham Park is a fabulous place to run around. Enjoy the great wooden castle play area or just the peace and quiet in the deep park.

Some tips on what to look for this autumn.

Explore Surrey’s past this Black History Month at Surrey’s Heritage Centre in Woking or see information online.

 

Tuesday 25

Pick up a free tree trail guide of central Farnham or heritage trail leaflet of Farnham and discover more about the wonderful area that you live in.

Creative Response are running wire sculpture workshops as part of the Farnham Craft Month.

 

Wednesday 26

Museum of Farnham. 26th and 27th, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Come and join the Museum of Farnham for their spooktacular, creepy Halloween themed art and craft sessions. £3 per child. All materials included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that you may have to wait if the Garden Gallery is full. For ages 3-7.

 

Apple juicing at the Sandy Hill Bungalow. Try an hour’s apple juicing session with John Ely, local horticulturalist and adviser to the Bungalow on its Community Garden. Suitable for children under 12. Free of charge but book a place.

 

Thursday 27

Activity Thursday at the Rural Life Centre with free demonstrations and workshops.

The Farnham Maltings cinema will be showing the BFG film at 11am, 2 and 6pm.

Based on Roald Dahl’s tale about Sophie as she encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

Something for those children less fortunate, why not donate some toys or warm clothing to Farnham’s Help Refugees autumn collection day in Hale. 2-7pm.

 

Friday 28

Enjoy the autumn colours at Alice Holt forest this half term on bike or by foot.

Stimulate your senses at the Sculpture Park in Churt with outdoor art work then end the tour with a drink at a nearby local pub.

 

Saturday 29

 

London Contemporary Theatre presents… Teddy Bears’ Picnic! at the Farnham Maltings 2.30 – 3.15

Today is the day of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic but one invitation has gone missing!

Freddy Teddy is a little bear on a big adventure. Join him on a fun-filled musical journey through Teddy Bear Wood as he encounters all kinds of creatures who all seem to be wondering the same thing: “Why aren’t you at the Teddy Bear’s Picnic?”

Bring your favourite teddy and see if you can help solve the mystery of the missing invitation. Featuring live music and puppetry. Suitable for all the family from 2 years upwards.

 

All week

Halloween activity at Birdworld

Experience the Halloween Grotto, spooky trail plus some fun but creepy arts and crafts. Have some howling good fun- if you dare……

Spooky Create & Grow at Squire’s Garden Centre, 10am-4pm

Get ready for trick or treating by creating a bat ‘Trick or Treat’ bucket to fill with lots of tasty sweets, only £3.50. Paint a terracotta pumpkin tea light holder – yours to take home and put on your windowsill for £5.50. Includes a battery operated free tea light that can be blown out like a real candle! Join in with the free ghost pursuit and creepy colouring competition where you will receive a sticker and a chance to win a prize.

 

More ideas

Looking for more inspiration? There are activities to suit all tastes and budgets this autumn. Things to do in and around Farnham, free activities and top local attractions.

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