Attractions/Leisure - Days Out for Families
Leatherhead offers a fantastic range of activities for families looking for a day out. Chessington World of Adventures, on the northern edge of the town, is one of the country's leading theme parks. It also has an Active Learning Programme and facilities for school visits. Bocketts Farm is on the southern edge of Leatherhead. This working farm is particularly popular with children. Birthday parties are a speciality and school tours are welcome. The farm has an excellent tea room in one of the historic barns.
The National Trust at Box Hill has an education centre and displays suitable for children. There is also a children's quiz and trail. Polesden Lacey also provides a trail and quiz. Both properties have baby changing facilities.
In an area noted for its wonderful landscape and ecology, there are several organisations offering educational opportunities for young people. High Ashurst Outdoor Centre, located within 56 acres of woods and heathland, provides a range of land-based activities for all ages. Nower Wood is the headquarters of the Surrey Wildlife Trust Education Department and offers environmental education for school children, together with themed open days and fun days for children within the school holidays. Juniper Hall is the home of the Field Studies Council. Located within a magnificent house dating back to the 17th century, it offers residential and day courses on a range of topics related to the countryside, its wildlife and the environment.