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Wet and wild spring days out ideas in Surrey

PUBLISHED: 14:47 12 April 2017 | UPDATED: 19:11 12 April 2017

Get your wakeboard on in Chertsey (Photo: RWND/David Wren)

Get your wakeboard on in Chertsey (Photo: RWND/David Wren)

RWND - David Wren www.rwnd.co.uk

From the thrills of wakeboarding to leisurely river boat journeys and lazing on lakes in pedalos, Surrey’s got rivers, lakes, waterways and outdoor pools to explore

The heated waters of Guildford Lido have spring appealThe heated waters of Guildford Lido have spring appeal

Earlswood Lakes, near Reigate

After an absence of many years, boating returned last Easter. Operating at weekends and school holidays, head to the Upper Lake at the east Surrey beauty spot for pedalos and rowing boats. Tickets: various prices

Earlswood Lakes, Woodhatch Road, Reigate RH2 7QH.

Godalming Packetboat Company, Godalming

Take a journey back in time on the narrowboat, Iona, with trips starting again from Easter. Iona is serenely pulled along the River Wey by horses, Buddy or Alizee. Tickets: adults, £10; children, £9

Godalming Packetboat Company, Godalming Wharf, Godalming GU7 1LQ. Tel: 01483 414938. Web: horseboat.org.uk

Guildford Lido, Guildford

Opening for the season on Saturday April 29, this heated Olympic-sized pool is the perfect place to get the spring back in your step in time for summer. Whether looking for a serious outdoor swim or a little fun on the slides, it’s the place to be. Tickets: TBC

Guildford Lido, Stoke Park, Guildford GU1 1HB. Tel: 01483 449108. Web: guildfordspectrum.co.uk

JBSki, Chertsey

At JBSki wakeboard, waterski and watersports centre, in Chertsey, the floating obstacle course has proven so popular that the centre is doubling its size ready for when it reopens again this month. Later in the year, the centre will host the child-friendly Beachfront Family Festival and the 18-30s pleasing Transitions Beach Festival. Tickets: prices vary

JBSki, Thorpe Road, Chertsey KT16 8PH. Tel: 01932 579750. Web: jbski.com

Turks, Kingston upon Thames

Located right in the heart of town, Turk’s Pier offers the perfect opportunity to escape the shopping madness of Kingston or add a magical touch to an evening out at the theatre or a restaurant. Whether enjoying the ride in their Mississippi or English style cruisers, it’s an idyllic way to take in river life on the Thames. Tickets: various prices.

Turks, Thames Side, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1PX. Tel: 020 8546 2434. Web: turks.co.uk


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