Easy kids days out in Surrey can sometimes be hard to find.
But if your little ones love Pooh Bear, you won’t be disappointed.
Even if you like just ‘like’ Pooh and his friends, there is a lot to be gained from a little to visit to Hartfield Village where the famous characters and their adventures were written and created.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think
Pooh Bear, A.A.Milne
There are several options for where to start your visit, but with a gang of little ones, we decided that lunch and drinks were our first priority, so we started in the quaint Piglet’s Tearoom and Garden.
Parking can be a little tricky, so make sure you leave enough time to find somewhere.
The food in the tearoom does the trick and all of the options can be found here:
There is also an a-joining shop and it is full to the beams of every single Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and friends accessory you can think of.
So if your children are prone to a bit of merchandise, you may need to blindfold their eyes on the way to the toilet!
After refreshments, we headed up to see some of the famous locations, where the stories of Pooh and his friends, were created.
You do have to drive to these locations to a couple of these, so bear this in mind.
There are several Pooh spots that you can visit – we took the path to Poohsticks Bridge. You’ll need your walking shoes on as it’s a decline down through the countryside and wooded areas.
It is a really beautiful walk and the kids can run around easily. It took a good 20 mins to get to the bridge and if you blinked you could have missed it. There are no big arrows pointing to it (thank goodness!)
It has been preserved and retains its charm and picturesque look. It’s simple, with no glitz and glam – but then, that is how Pooh is, isn’t he?
A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside – Pooh Bear, A.A.Milne
To add a little fun to our trip, we also decided to dress our little ones up with the ears from all of the characters.
Isla was Pooh!
It made the visit just that little bit extra special.
The fun bit then began with climbing back up the hill to the car park – not easy with prams and kids in tow – so be prepared for the walk and being a little out of breath at the top.
We finished our kids day out in Surrey here, but you could do a hop, skip and a jump across to the other locations, to really take in the whole Pooh landscape.
Here are the links to the various places:
• 100 Acre Wood
• Ashdown Forest
• Enchanted Place Memorial
• Galleon’s Lap
• Hartfield Village
• Where the North Pole was
• Pooh Corner shop and Piglit’s Tearoom
• The Poohsticks Bridge
• Roo’s Sandy Pit
• The Heffalump Trap
This was not a guns blazing, glitter-ball extravaganza of an afternoon – but a simple kids day out in Surrey, with lots of fun in the midst of the English countryside.
One to be enjoyed in grey and damp weather too!
The walk allows you quality time to talk, take in the beautiful countryside and spend time with friends.
A day spent with you is my favourite day. So today is my new favourite day – Pooh Bear, A.A.Milne
So, perhaps one to add to your list of days out in Surrey.
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