Our Top Picks for Easter Holiday Activities in Surrey
Why you need to schedule more downtime this Easter.
If, like many small business owners, you’ve been racking up the hours recently, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to some time out this Easter.
It’s no secret that reflection and downtime are key to increased productivity - with countless studies proving the link. But how you choose to spend that time off can make all the difference.
“Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energised is to connect with nature,” warns Richard Ryan, researcher and professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. “Nature is fuel for the soul,” he explains.
In fact, research shows that spending time in fresh air, surrounded by nature, increases energy in 90% of people. Recognising this and giving yourself permission to recharge and reconnect with nature will do wonders for your health and well-being. Even a simple walk outside can boost your immune system, though walking in the woods has been proven to be better at reducing stress.
And you don’t have to venture far. With plenty of outdoor leisure pursuits on your doorstep, why not explore your local surroundings in Leatherhead and the beautiful Surrey countryside? There’s a great Easter line-up of activities to suit all ages and you’ll be supporting your local community at the same time.
So whether you want some time out on your own, with friends or have the kids in tow, here’s some inspiration for making the most of the great outdoors this Easter
Cadbury’s Easter TrailHosted in various Surrey National Trust locations including: • Carnival-themed egg hunt - Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, 1-17 April • Egg hunt - Box Hill, Tadworth, 14-17 April • Family fun day - Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, 14 April
Egg hunt - Gatton Park, Reigate
Explore the gardens looking for clues to find the eggs. 17 April, 1:00-17:00, plus other themed activities throughout holidays
Leith Hill, DorkingFrank’s walk nature trail guides you to the historic arboretum and into Frank’s Wood which boasts a spectacular spring display of bluebells. Or climb to the top of Leith Tower and admire the views from the highest point in South-East England.