Cultural Activities for the Elderly in Surrey

Cultural Activities for the Elderly in Surrey

In terms of culture, Surrey has plenty to offer which is accessible for the elderly. From National Trust properties to silver screenings at the cinema, there is plenty to be enjoyed.

For other accessible days in Surrey, please take a look at our Top 5 Accessible Days out in Surrey for the Elderly.

If your elderly relative lives with dementia, you may be interested in our guide to Dementia Friendly Initiatives in Surrey.

The Best National Trust Properties in Surrey to Visit With Elderly Relatives

National trust venues in Surrey

The National Trust is the largest environment and heritage conservation charity in the UK. They own and run several properties and gardens across Surrey.

It may be worth considering investing in a National Trust membership. Membership means free entry to over 500 National Trust sites and free parking. Discounted senior membership is available for over 60s who have held a membership for at least ten years.

Claremont Landscape Garden

With nearly 300 years of history, the eighteenth century garden at Claremont is a beautiful place to visit. Once the countryside retreat of English Queens, Claremont has always been somewhere to escape to and enjoy the outdoors.

Across the garden there are many attractions to discover including: a large, turf amphitheatre, serpentine lake, grotto and camellia terrace. The changing seasons and thoughtful Claremont design mean the gardens always look different and can be visited and enjoyed frequently.

There is a diverse programme of events for families and a children’s adventure play area. The cafe offers a delicious array of freshly baked cakes and lunches. Dogs on leads are welcome in the winter months (1 October to 30th April); they are welcome all year in the cafe.

Prices

Adult: £10.00
Child: £5
Family: £25

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Opening Times

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Accessibility Assitance

There are three blue-badge parking spaces with level access, 10 metres from kiosk and 20 metres from the cafe. At the cafe there is ramp access, a disabled toilet and an outside seating area.

An access for all path goes around the circumference of the lake. There are also braille and large print guides available from the entrance kiosk.

Contact

Address: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG
Telephone: 01372467806
Email: claremont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Claremont Landscape Garden Website

Leith Hill Place

Once home to one of England’s greatest composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Leith Hill Place is an atmospheric house with gorgeous views of the Surrey countryside. Charles Darwin also conducted some of his studies in the grounds.

For nearly 40 years, Leith Hill Place was used as a school boarding house but in 2019 opened to the public. The house holds lots of history, and is a relaxing day out. The soundscape tour involves listening to classical music and is said to be very relaxing. There is a cafe serving tea and cake which can be enjoyed looking out over the view.

Prices

Adult: £6.50
Child: £3.25

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Opening Times

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Accessibility Assitance

Wheelchair users can be dropped off outside the house. There are also parking spaces for Blue Badge holders near the site.

There is a ramp at the front door, and the grounds are level with wide doorways. An accessible version of the soundscape tour is available for those who cannot take the stairs.

Contact

Address: Leith Hill Place, Leith Hill Ln, Dorking RH5 6LY
Telephone: 01306711685
Email: leithhillplace@nationaltrust.org.uk
Leith Hill Place Website

Box Hill, Tadworth

Box Hill is the perfect place for a family walk, exploring the Surrey Hills. The site boasts panoramic views across the beautiful surrounding countryside. There is an abundance of wildlife to spot, from blue butterflies to mini beasts to colourful wild flowers.

Dogs are welcome but it is asked they are kept on leads where livestock are grazing. You can bring a picnic to enjoy with the view.

Prices

The only charges at Box Hill are for parking. £1.50 per hour for first 2 hours; £4 for up-to 4 hours; £6 for 5 hours and above.

Opening Times

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Accessibility Assistance

Disabled parking spots are available. There are accessible paths to viewpoints and along the length of the North Downs Way. South Scarp is very steep so we recommend avoiding this area if you are walking with someone very elderly or in a wheelchair.

Contact

Address: The Old Fort, Box Hill Road, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7LB
Telephone: 01306 88 55 02
Email: boxhill@nationaltrust.org.uk
Box Hill Website

Silver Screenings in Surrey

Silver screenings in Surrey

Silver Screenings are film showings dedicated to elderly cinema fans. At cinemas across Surrey, tea and cake is served before or after the film meaning they can be a great way to meet new people and socialise.

ODEON Silver Cinema

ODEON run a Silver Cinema club – a series of film screenings specifically for guests over 55. Standard tickets start from £3 each and include tea, coffee and biscuits before the film. Films shown vary from latest releases to classic favourites. Silver Cinema screenings are available at 2 ODEON cinemas in Surrey: Epsom and Guildford. Please book using contact details below.

Epsom

Address: Epsom ODEON Cinema, 14B, 18 Upper High Street, Epsom KT17 4QJ
Telephone: 0333 014 4501
Odeon Epsom Website

Guildford

Address: Guildford ODEON Cinema, Bedford Rd, Guildford GU1 4SJ
Telephone: 0333 014 4501
Odeon Guildford Website

EVERYMAN Cinema Silver Screenings

EVERYMAN run the silver screen club: a weekly matinee screenings of a current film for those aged 55 and over. Tickets include a free hot drink and a slice of cake. In Surrey there are two EVERYMAN cinemas in Esher and Reigate. Please book using contact details for your nearest cinema.

Esher

Address: Esher EVERYMAN Cinema, 22 High Street, Esher, KT10 9RT
Telephone: 0872 436 9060
Esher EVERYMAN Cinema Website

Reigate

Address: Reigate EVERYMAN Cinema, Bancroft Road, Reigate, RH2 7RP
Telephone: 0872 436 9060
Reigate EVERYMAN Cinema Website

Harlequin Theatre and Cinema, Redhill

The Harlequin theatre in cinema in Redhill offer silver screenings every Thursday on films shown before 4pm. Tickets are available to those aged 60 and over and cost £8. Tea, coffee and a slice of cake is included in the price.

Address: The Harlequin Theatre & Cinema, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, RH1 1NN
Telephone: 01737 276500
Email: harlequin@reigate-banstead.gov.uk
The Harlequin Theatre & Cinema Website

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