14 Mar 2022

What to Do in Surrey On a Cold or Rainy Day

The unpredictable British weather can trouble even the best of plans. But those looking for activities in Surrey will be spoilt for choice when it comes to indoor events.

Located in the countryside, Surrey is more than an idyllic landscape, instead it is a county bustling with things to see and do. From its major historic towns, with destinations like Guildford or Woking becoming popular for shopping and dining, or its smaller gems like Grayshott and Chobham, Surrey is a great place to visit.

Even though its many hills and lanes are dotted with walks, cycle lanes, canals and a great variety of outdoors activities, there’s still plenty of choice when you’re limited to staying inside. Whether it’s overcast, rainy, or cold outside, we’ve compiled a list of indoor activities ahead of your stay with Foxhills so you can always have a memorable experience.

Indoor Activities in Surrey

From an evening at the theatre to motorsport memorabilia, a day out in Surrey can be exciting with a little planning and preparation.

Explore what Foxhills recommends for some of the top indoor activities in Surrey.

1. Discover Motorsport and Aviation History at Brooklands Museum

As one of the most popular destinations in Surrey, Brooklands Museum is a must-see attraction for those interested in the history of motoring and aviation, or general car enthusiasts.

A museum about British innovation and ingenuity, Brooklands offers experience that allows guests to discover the many stories at the heart of motorsport and aviation. A timeline spanning over 100 years, Brooklands taps into the imagination of Britain’s finest engineers to celebrate innovation in speed and flight, including exhibits on the Concorde (including rare public access) and the World War II Wellington Bomber.

Brooklands features a range of motorsport exhibition, including a collection of civilian and military service vehicles and motorcycles. For motorsport enthusiasts, there are many attractions, including the McLaren MP4-21 F1 show car, which offers high-speed simulations.

Brooklands Museum and Circuit, a short drive from Foxhills Hotel and Spa


  • Educational experience on the history of motorsport and aviation
  • Car memorabilia, and rare collectors’ pieces
  • Good for all ages, with interactive exhibitions for children and free trails to help them explore

Where to Find It:

Brooklands Drive,



KT13 0SL

How Far Is Brooklands Museum from Foxhills?

7 miles (or 20 minutes) on the quickest route.

Further details can be found on the Brooklands Museum website.

2. Explore Art at the Lightbox

Offering an arts and heritage experience, the Lightbox (and adjoining café) host a collection of art exhibits, which are ideal for leaning, engagement, and personal wellbeing. With four galleries – all featuring a vast range of art – the Lightbox offers guests a calming escape from everyday life through painting and photography. These are changing all the time, so guests can discover something different with every new visit.

For an educational experience, the galleries are often equipped with interactive displays to help guests find out more about the artist and their work. This interactivity is ideal for families or those exploring the Woking area with younger children.


  • A variety of exhibits, which are regularly rotated
  • Interactive displays for educational purposes
  • Located near Woking, Surrey

Where to Find It:

Chobham Rd,



GU21 4AA

How Far Is the Lightbox from Foxhills?

6.4 miles (or 16 minutes) on the quickest route.

Further details can be found on the Lightbox website.

3. Chobham Adventure Farm

Chobham Adventure Farm has everything for young families. There's a daily meet and greet with some of the animals in their barn and a huge indoor play area. 

If you visit at Christmas time, there's a magical Christmas experience where children of all ages get to go on a 2-hour immersive experience with Santa's elves. 


  • Plenty of animals to meet and greet
  • Locally sourced food available on site
  • Events happening year round

Where to Find It: 

Bagshot Road



GU24 8DB

How Far Is It From Foxhills?

10 minutes (4.1 miles) on the fastest route

4. Afternoon Tea at Foxhills

There’s nothing as quintessentially British as an afternoon tea with all the trimmings. Presented against the luxurious backdrop of the Foxhills resort, our afternoon tea includes a selection of seasonal treats, scones and traditional creams and preserves.

Depending on your preferences, we can change your afternoon tea to suit you. Whether you’re after a traditional afternoon tea, or something more luxurious, an experience dining at Foxhills will leave a distinctive, memorable taste.

Celebrating afternoon tea at Foxhills


  • Traditional afternoon tea available inside the historic Manor Lounge
  • An award-winning resort and countryside dining destination

Further details can be found on our website.

5. An Evening at the Harlequin Theatre        

The Harlequin Theatre and Cinema is a destination for those interested in the arts and entertainment. Originally conceived as a cultural ‘hub’ in Surrey, the Harlequin fills its stage and screens with lives shows and the latest in cinema. The main auditorium is an impressive stage, which offers tiered seating for a sizable audience (maximum capacity reaches 494) and enough space for a 30-piece orchestra and 40 artists backstage.

After is grand opening in 1986, the Harlequin has become celebrated for its many stage performances, offering those in Surrey a night at the theatre. Whether a pantomime or a live musical event, this venue offers visitors a memorable evening.


  • Experience a range of events and activities, including pantomime performances
  • Located near Redhill, Surrey

Where to Find It:

Warwick Quadrant,




How Far Is the Harlequin Theatre from Foxhills?

24.5 miles (or 36 minutes) on the quickest route.

Further details can be found on the Harlequin Theatre website.

6. Reserve a Spa Break at Foxhills

From wellness to self-pampering, and a selection of health and beauty treatments, Foxhills in Surrey is a destination for spa escapes.

Navigating the many spa breaks and treatment plans on offer in Surrey can seem less than relaxing. That’s because there are a range of facilities to explore. At Foxhills, guests can take advantage of our spa facilities and treatment options. With a focus on relaxation and tranquillity, Foxhills treatments range from hot stone massages to facials, or holistic treatments.

Included in our spa treatments:

  • Massage
  • Facials
  • Thermal therapies
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  • From an award-winning spa, Foxhills offers treatments and therapies with a focus on pure and luxurious relaxation
  • Holistically approaching our guest’s wellbeing, the spa invites you to relax whether you’re after a manicure, sports therapy, acupuncture, or something a bit different

Further details can be found on the Foxhills website.

When planning activities in Surrey, challenging weather conditions don’t have to halt your plans. Indoor activities in Surrey can range from an evening at the theatre to afternoon tea, offering visitors plenty of choice.

If you’re staying overnight or for a weekend away, Foxhills resorts offers guests the ultimate experience – including golf, dining or a spa break. Find out more about staying at Foxhills.