Surrey is an affluent county with a service based economy closely tied to that of London. Surrey has the highest GDP per capita of any county in the UK and the highest cost of living in the UK outside of London. Surrey is also credited with having the highest proportion of millionaires in the UK.
The average wage in Surrey is bolstered by the high number of residents who work in financial services. Surrey’s proximity to London and strategic location within South East England has resulted in it becoming one of the most affluent and successful counties in the UK.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these Surrey half term holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.
Surrey Schools Half Term Dates.
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Please note that some schools have decided to adopt slightly different half term and holiday dates to those shown here and it is therefore advisable to contact the individual school to confirm their dates.
Surrey has some lovely open spaces to explore during the school holidays. Richmond Park is easily accessible to the residents of South London and the charms of Guildford, Dorking, Box Hill and the North Downs are accessible to all in the South East via easy travel links.
The Southern England county of Surrey takes its name from the old English, simply meaning ‘southern district'.
Perhaps most famous today for its horse racing, Surrey hosts some fantastic days out at the races. Amongst its many horse racing events is The Derby, which has been held at Epsom Downs Racecourse since 1780. The first horse race to take place at Epsom Downs was in 1661, making this well-established venue a historic site.
This area of the south of England is home to some stunning parks and gardens. The most famous of these is Kew Gardens. Kew Gardens features glass houses and landscapes, and continues to be a scientific institution containing a vast knowledge of plants from around the world. Kew Gardens is also a great place to visit during the half term break. At the last count there were 24 badger setts occupying these gardens.
Though it is difficult to spot the badgers during the day, a human sized sett has been built to show visitors what life is like for the badgers who live here. Other attractions at Kew include talks, guided tours, a changing calendar of exhibitions and a treetop walkway.
Surrey Attractions for All The Family
Amongst the many animal parks and centres you can visit while on Surrey holidays, Birdworld and Godstone Farm and Playbarn stand out as being the most unique. Birdworld in Farnham puts on some fantastic outdoor flying displays and the Heron Theatre Show is an amazing indoor display of the natural behaviour of birds.
Don't miss the penguin feeding which takes place twice a day at around 11am and 3.30pm. Godstone Farm and Playbarn is an attraction for younger children. The farm is home to an array of animals and also has playgrounds, sandpits and runs daily tractor and trailer rides.
Historic buildings in Surrey, such as Loseley Park and Guildford Castle attract many visitors in the half term dates, and these fascinating buildings are well worth a visit. Perhaps the most stunning of all these is Hampton Court Palace.
Hampton Court Palace is the oldest Tudor palace in England and was a favourite with Henry VIII. The private apartments have been lovingly refurbished, last being occupied in 1797. Explore these and the state apartments, where costumed guides bring the history of this magnificent house to life.
Being in easy reach of London and the south coast, Surrey offers a wide variety of things to see and do in the UK school holidays.
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