So much to see and do in the surrounding area

Stay at De Vere Horsley Estate and you’ll find yourself surrounded by some first-class, family-friendly attractions – all under 20 minutes’ drive away.

Just up the road is Guildford, with its famous castle and entertainment venues; outdoor serenity can be found at places like RHS Garden Wisley; and your thirst and hunger can be taken care of with style at the local gin distillery or farmers’ market. All the destinations in our list are close enough for a day or afternoon trip during your stay with us.

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Adventure is in the air – exclusive family break offer

Aside from being surrounded by fabulous attractions, De Vere hotels are wonderful places to spend some quality time with your loved ones, with family-friendly restaurants, comfortable, welcoming bars and lounges and beautiful gardens to explore.

Treat your family to a short break at a De Vere hotel this autumn and you'll get two nights’ stay with breakfast on both mornings, a two course dinner on an evening of your choice – and a complimentary glass of English sparkling wine or bottle of Meantime pale ale or lager. Plus, bring up to two children and they’ll stay and eat for free.

RHS Garden Wisley

This world-famous attraction is a must-see for anyone interested in gardens and gardening. Lots to do for all the family, with an excellent on-site café and shop.

6.5 miles / 15 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Bocketts Farm Park

A lovely day out for families with little ones, with opportunities to see and touch a range of traditional farm animals and cute pets. With café, shop and play areas.

4.9 miles / 10 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Grange Park Opera

Officially Europe’s newest opera house, this enchanting theatre showcases an annual season of opera and musical performances of the highest calibre.

2 miles / 5 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Hatchlands Park

A grand old manor house surrounded by 400 acres of parkland. Home to an art and musical instrument collection of international repute. Lots for kids to do, too.

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2.8 miles / 6 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Campaign Paintball & Laser Park

Hide behind towers, military vehicle and in trenches as you shoot at your loved ones at this hugely impressive paintballing centre. Suitable for families.

3.5 miles / 8 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Ripley Farmers’ Market

Held every second Saturday this exceptional finest farmers’ market offers the freshest of fresh produce, hot and cold food to go and local beers and ciders.

8 miles / 19 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Dunsborough Park

A stunning country estate with a beautiful house at its heart. The extensive landscaped gardens host outdoor concerts in the summer months.

5.1 miles / 12 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Polesden Lacey

An iconic National Trust property, this grand Edwardian manor house sits in 1,400 acres of parkland. Be sure to visit the exemplary gift shop and café.

5.2 miles / 13 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Leith Hill Tower and Countryside

Explore the surrounding woodland then climb to the top of the tower itself, where you’ll be rewarded with unparalleled views of London and the south east.

5.8 miles / 11 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Silent Pool Distillers

A haven for gin lovers, this fascinating distillery shows you exactly how their gins are made and, crucially, the best ways to drink them. One for the grown-ups.

5.8 miles / 11 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

G Live

Showcasing a wide range of live music, comedy, theatre and dance, this legendary entertainment venue has something for everyone. Well worth checking out.

7 miles / 17 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Painshill Park

A serene and beautiful place to while away a day, Painshill Park is an 18th-century masterpiece of garden design. The gift shop and tea room are worthy of a diversion.

7.5 miles / 17 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Guildford Castle

The scene of some of England’s bloodiest battles, this grand castle is situated in a surprisingly central location in Guildford. A fine place to explore with the family.

7.5 miles / 20 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

Air Hop Trampoline Park

Everyone loves an excuse to bounce – and at this place it’s compulsory. Take your family and boing yourselves silly, pausing for breath at the agreeable café.

7.7 miles / 20 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horsley Estate

De Vere Horsley Estate

Ockham Road South, East Horsley KT24 6DT

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