Things to do in Surrey this June
PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 June 2018
We round up some of the best events and things to do across Surrey this month
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Concerst in the Courtyard
From June 5 until June 23, the stunning courtyard of Hampton Court Palace will come alive for a series of open-air concerts.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Beach Boys, Paloma Faith and Jools Holland will be just four of the sensational acts taking to the stage, set against the beautiful backdrop of Henry VIII’s Tudor palace.
Arrive early from 5.30pm to enjoy drinks and a picnic in the sumptuous Palace Gardens.
For added luxury, there’s also a chance to dine underneath one of the historic royal palace’s property’s beautiful waterside gazebos, or enjoy a tipple from one of the four open-air bars.
This year, you can also enjoy a special acoustic set on the Viking stage before taking your seat in the courtyard’s 3,000-seat auditorium for the full show.
Epsom Derby Festival - 1 June
Held at the Epsom Downs Racecourse, the Investec Derby Festival is one of the biggest sporting and social events in the British calendar, combining some of the best flat racing in the world with some of the highest style stakes. Jo Whiley will also return for a second year, DJing at the official Derby Day after party. Tickets: from £30.
Ghostly Guildford - 1 June
The ghost tour of Guildford has been running for 17 years and remains as informative, silly and downright nasty as it always has! Discover the truly sinister side of the city on this popular guided walk, which takes place every Friday until the end of the November – whatever the weather! Tickets: adults £5, concessions £4.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story - 1 June
Critically acclaimed, this concert style theatre show will grace the stage of Dorking Halls, telling the iconic story of two young boys from Queens who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. State of the art video projections and impressive lighting will complement a live band to produce a fantastic, moving tribute to two musical icons. Tickets: £23.
The Tempest - 3 June
The all-male cast of The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will bring Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece to life in the walled garden of Loseley Park. Bring a chair and a picnic, and spend a glorious summer evening watching this enchanting, fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s plays performed in the open-air – just as he intended – with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. Tickets: adults £16, children £8.
Guildford Summer Festival - 8 June – 12 August
Back for its 35th year, the Guildford Summer Festival has over 100 events to keep you busy all summer! Explore the town’s history, heritage and art with a series of guided walks, talks and exhibitions or get out and about. The Round the Hogs Back Cycle Ride on June 10 is a great way to explore, with a leisurely cycle ride covering 24 miles of quiet lanes, off-road tracks and the famous Christmas Pie Trail.
There will be open-air cinema, theatre and family fun days taking place throughout the summer, along with plenty of opportunities to learn new skills at Guildford’s adult education centre.
Wilmer House: 300th Birthday - 9 June
This year, the Museum of Farnham is celebrating the 300th anniversary of Willmer House, its home since 1961. This is a huge milestone and there are plans to mark the occasion in style with a special garden party to be held on the 9 June from 6pm-10pm. The evening will be a chance to relax and enjoy the Museum’s beautiful walled garden with entertainment, food and drink.
Cirque Berserk! - 12-16 June
G Live will celebrate the circus with a spectacular production from Cirque Berserk, combining traditional thrills and skills along with jaw-dropping stunts created especially for the theatre. More than 30 jugglers, acrobats, aerialists and dancers will perform a combination of contemporary circus-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, including the most hair-raising circus act of them all – the legendary motorcycle Globe of Death. Tickets: from £22.
Motorsport Festival - 16-17 June
Celebrating Brooklands’ rich motoring history, this two-day festival has something for everyone. Speed trials, driving tests and the prestigious double 12 concours will take place as well as the Test Hill Challenge on Saturday June 16, which will see all kinds of vehicles, from bicycles to pre-war racing cars, push their way up a punishing 352ft slope. Tickets: adults £13.40, children £7.
Camberley Festival - 20-23 June
BAFTA award-winning actress Juliet Aubrey is this year’s patron of the Camberley International Festival, which features three days packed full of comedy, music and discussions. Comedian Jon Culshaw and folk musicians The Unthanks will be just two of the performers taking to the stage at the Camberley Theatre, ahead of an animal-themed procession on Saturday, June 23, which will weave its way through the town. But the fun won’t stop there: from noon that day, the London Road Recreation Ground will become home to a bar, food stalls and fun, family entertainment – you can even try your hand at some retro computer games!
PMW Seminars - 21 and 26 June
Covering a range of topics, including: suitable investment strategies to accumulate and preserve wealth, how to achieve maximum tax efficiency, how to protect your wealth for future generations.
21 June 10am-2pm, Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge; 21 June 6pm-8pm, Mercedez-Benz World, Weybridge; 26 June 10am-2pm and 6pm-9pm, Woodlands Park Hotel, Cobham
Priory Farm Strawberry Festival - 23-24 June
One of the most popular foodie events in Surrey returns to South Nutfield this month. Now in its ninth year, Priory Farm’s Strawberry Fair will showcase a delicious spread of artisan and locally-made food and drink including handmade breads, regional cheeses, charcuterie, spices, real ales and hundreds of kilos of strawberries!
Carshalton Artists Open Studios - 23-24 June and 30 June-1 July
CAOS will again celebrate the rich diversity of cultural activities in Carshalton in 2018, with more artists exhibiting in more locations. CAOSart18 will have something for everyone, from children and families to the serious art collector.
The Merry Wives of Windsor - 30 June - 8 July
The Merry Wives of Windsor is this year's main production for Polesden Lacey Shakespeare. These matinees take place on the open air stage at Polesden Lacey at 2.30pm and the theatre lawn is open for picnicking from 1pm. Tickets are £12, with group discounts for 10 or more and all under 16s go free.