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What’s On in Surrey this Summer 

Posted on June 1, 2022 by W.H. Cox
What’s On in Surrey this Summer 

Summertime showcases Surrey’s illustrious parks and gardens, and elegant countryside.  When summertime rolls, it’s a wonderful place to be.  Here is a selection of different activities this summer, from the Jubilee weekend, until the beginning of September.  With forty years of experience serving Surrey for home removals, at WH Cox and sons we understand why this county is so loved, and how best to enjoy it. 

Shynefest 3- 4th June 2022 

The Jubilee weekend in Guildford sees the return of Shynefest, a glorious family festival with live music, entertainment, and camping/glamping options.  Children’s activities include Forest School, face painting, and The Flying Seagull Project.  Enjoy cream teas and cocktails for the Jubilee weekend.  For more information and the lineup visit the website. 

Surrey Artists Open Studios 11th – 26th June 2022

This year the annual Surrey Artists Open Studios will begin the weekend of June 11th and 12th with the chance to join in workshops and special events.  This year there will be over 270 artists taking part in 170 studios, showcasing local Surrey artists in their home studios.   There will be a free prize draw as well as the chance to buy artwork and participate in demonstrations and workshops.  In its 22nd year, SAOS represents highlights of the UK’s creativity, by showcasing local craftspeople, jewelers, ceramicists, and artists.  For more information about what will be taking place where you can visit the website here.  

 “SAOS is a wonderful opportunity to discover the county’s creativity as well as the artists on your doorstep. And not only will you uncover a vast range of artworks made by a truly impressive array of over 250 individual artists, you will also find some unique pieces to take home with you.”  SAOS Manager Caitlin Heffernan. 

Around the world in 80 days at Guildburys Picnic Theatre 

July 13th – 16th 2022

Join the fun and enjoy the ride of your life as Guildburys Theatre Company take you ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. With 40 characters played by 9 actors this will be a feast of a journey to accompany your picnic.

‘A lot of fun. Bursting with imagination. A trip worth making’ THE STAGE.

Phileas Fogg is a London bachelor, of independent means; he is so regular in his habits that he fires a manservant for serving him a cup of tea at the wrong temperature. His ordered life is thrown aside during a card game at his club when he wagers £20,000 that a man can make it around the world in 80 days – an extraordinary amount, equivalent to £2.4 million today! He sets off that same night, with his new valet Passepartout, a former tightrope walker, in confused tow.

Evening performances at 7.45pm, Saturday matinee at 2pm. Grounds open for picnics 90 minutes before curtain-up.

Surrey Gin Fest 

10th September 2022

12- 9pm 

Gin, gin and more gin ! 

Loseley House is surrounded by 1,400 acres of finest Surrey countryside.  A glorious manor house and grounds, where better to celebrate the end of the Summer in absolute style.   Showcasing their latest mixology, will be local, British and international gin distillers.  Enriched by this beautiful setting, artisan food and live entertainment ensure this is going to be an excellent day on the Surrey calendar.  For videos, tickets and more info

Top Ten Picnic Spots in Surrey 

There is nothing more quintessentially English than a picnic on a breezy summer’s day.  Surrey has many wonderful places to pitch up and let the day flow in a relaxed family setting.  Here are ten suggestions that you could seek out for a day of relaxed exploration and conversation. Surrey’s parks and gardens can be researched here in advance, to get the most out of your day. 

-Claremont Landscaped Garden

– Painshill

-Gostrey Meadow

-Abinger Hammer Green 

– Frensham Ponds 

-Box Hill

– Bushy Park 

-Polesden Lacy

– Reigate Hill

– Virginia Water

Watts Gallery Artists Village 

One of the hidden treasures of Surrey is the Watts Gallery near Guildford.  Not only a beautiful gallery, but the Artists village is also a place of learning and education within beautiful grounds.  The home and creative forge of George and Mary Watts, the gallery, and the Chapel are a source of rich inspiration and testament to their creativity.  The paintings of Evelyn De Morgan are resident there.   George Watts was widely considered to be the greatest painter of the Victorian era. A portraitist, sculptor, landscape painter, and symbolist, Watts’s work embodied the most pressing themes and ideas of the time, earning him the title of England’s Michelangelo.  Catch the end of the Pre- Raphelite exhibition, Pre- Raphelite treasures, drawings, and watercolors, and enjoy the grounds and teashop one summer’s day.

WH Cox & Son – We’re Surrey’s Favourite Movers – 

WH Cox & Son is a family-run business that has been relocating people for over forty years. In that time, we’ve gained a loyal base of customers who always return to use our services. One of our proudest moments is when we receive a new client by referral – our number one goal is to provide the best service possible. 

WH Cox covers the whole of Surrey, Middlesex and we do a lot of removals from people moving from London. Because we’re situated outside of London, we’re able to offer the same level of service you’d receive from a London-based company but at much lower rates. WH Cox’s team has extensive knowledge of the areas we cover, and we plan each detail with our customers to make sure we fit around their schedule.

WH Cox & Son has earned its reputation for being Surrey’s favourite moving company by our hard work and dedication to our customers. Contact us today to discuss your relocation or storage requirements.