Attractions/Leisure

Within this section of the web site you will find a variety of suggestions of things to do and places to visit, all within Leatherhead or the countryside around the town.

All ages are catered for, with special provision for younger visitors at attractions such as Bocketts Farm and Chessington World of Adventures. It is the glory of the Surrey Hills however, that is the area's greatest attraction. Designated as one of the country's most outstanding landscapes there are within the hills picturesque villages, guided walks and historic houses. The cultural associations within town and country are especially rich and they make for a fascinating range of visits. Norbury Park, Ashtead Park and Polesden Lacey are on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, reflecting their association with great cultural or landscape movements of the past.

The place to start a visit is still the town of Leatherhead itself. Here the River Mole makes its way between islands and under the delightful 14 arch town bridge. Here the shops, cafes, galleries and theatre sit amongst an eclectic mix of architectural styles. The ancient parish church and historic houses of past local families are evidence of a varied past and a lively town.