5 things to do in Surrey this weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:21 28 September 2020

This weekend sees the start of Guildford Book Festival (photo: Ed Robertson, Unsplash)

This weekend sees the start of Guildford Book Festival (photo: Ed Robertson, Unsplash)


We’ve gathered some of the best events for your weekend in Surrey

Guildford Book Festival (4-10 October)

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

Book lovers can rejoice as the Guildford Book Festival is going ahead this year. Hosted by the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, the festival will include talks by a diverse lineup of writers including crimer writer Peter James, Pointless host Richard Osman who will be discussing his first novel and historical novelist Alison Weir. Book online on the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre website.

• Do some Halloween pumpkin picking (all weekend)

One of the pleasures of the autumn season is visiting a pumpkin patch and taking home armfuls of pumpkins for carving, baking or decorating. We’ve gathered five places in and around Surrey to pick your own pumpkins - click here.

Art, craft and gift fair (Sun 4 Oct)

Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA

Expect stalls by local businesses and craftspeople selling art, crafts and gifts at Denbies Wine Estate this weekend. There will be food and drink available at the cafe and free parking and entry too!

Visit a farmers’ market (Sun 4 Oct)

Epsom Farmers’ Market, Market Square, Epsom KT19 8BJ. 9.30am-1.30pm

Browse the stalls that pop up by the clock tower on the first Sunday of the month in Market Square and you’ll find local produce, fruit, vegetables, gifts, clothes and much more.

Explore one of Surrey’s beautiful vineyards (Sat 3 Oct)

The Hog’s Back, Puttenham, Guildford GU3 1AG

Greyfriars Vineyard is holding a tour and tasting this weekend. For full details and to book your place, click here.


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