Surrey Hills Spring Fair 2024

6th April 2024

Surrey Hills Spring Fair 2024


April 6, 2024 - April 7, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


£0.00 - £10.00
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Rural Life Centre
Rural Life Centre Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL

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A weekend celebrating the onset of Spring, bringing together the very best of Surrey’s food, drink, art and crafts at the Rural Life Living Museum, Tilford,  Surrey

This Spring Fair is a unique opportunity to celebrate spring in the beautiful setting of the Rural Life Living Museum, where visitors can experience a wide range of fun and exciting activities that celebrate spring and showcase the richness of the culture, heritage and natural beauty of the Surrey Hills.

Fair-goers of all ages can expect a wide range of activities, including traditional country crafts, live music, art demonstrations, local food vendors, and outdoor woodland activities.

• Saturday opening times: 10 – 6pm

• Sunday opening times: 10 – 4pm

Country craft and traditional activities

  • Participate in planting spring seeds kindly supplied by Squires Garden Centres
  • Have a go at wheelwrighting
  • Take part in woodland skills
  • Make a corn dolly
  • Create your own willow art
  • Soapstone carving
  • Pyrography
  • Paint your own pottery

NEW for 2024

  • Crockery smashing
  • Welly Wanging
  • Skittle Alley
  • Build a scarecrow

Music and Storytelling

  • Listen to engaging and captivating stories on the children’s authors’ stage
  • Enjoy some brilliant and captivating performances from Surrey’s singer – songwriters

Rural Life Demonstrations

  • Ride a penny farthing
  • Be pulled along by a vintage Traction Engine around the museum
  • Watch age-old country skills such as blacksmithing, forging and woodturning
  • Learn all about Romany culture
  • Watch Wood turning in action
  • Walk among the vintage vehicles
  • Explore the many traditional buildings, tools and machinery

**NEW for 2024** – Photography Exhibition

Down on the Farm – portraits of contemporary farming life

An eclectic selection of photographs, made over 6 years documenting life at Little Cowdray farm in Surrey. From vintage tractor restoration projects, to ploughing matches, animal husbandry and family events these images give an unprecedented insight into what it’s like being a farmer in 21 century Britain.

Locally sourced Food & Drink



Between the activities and demos, enjoy our wide variety of food and drink from the Surrey Hills, so treat yourself to a wood-fired pizza, local street food, delicious homemade pastries, a pint of beer from the Surrey Hills or a Silent Pool gin and tonic!

Locally made arts, crafts and products


The Surrey Hills are home to an incredible community of unique and authentic artisans who keep both traditional as well as modern artisan skills alive.  They are not only passionate about their craft, but they are also excited to share their knowledge, skills and products with a wider audience.  Come and meet a wide variety of local artisans and browse their stalls to find those one-of-a-kind items, gifts, handmade crafts and other unique items.




Surrey Hills Spring Fair is run by Surrey Hills Enterprises CIC in partnership with The Rural Life Living Museum in Tilford

Surrey Hills Enterprises works with local businesses to support the rural economy and to promote, protect and enhance the beautiful Surrey Hills. Find out more and become a Business Member of Surrey Hills and benefit from all the connections, marketing and Member support.

Discover the best of the Surrey Hills and the local food, drink, arts and crafts, pubs, cafes and places to explore:

Rural Life Living Museum

The Rural Life Living Museum is an open-air museum and visitor attraction which collects and preserves objects associated with farming and goods used by local craftsmen circa 1750-1960. Many aspects of village and rural life are displayed recalling a way of life once common to the local people.

The museum is distributed over ten acres of field, woodland and barns. The programme of events offers the perfect way to experience the museum as volunteers set about to bring the museum alive by educating and entertaining visitors with crafts, demonstrations and hands-on activities.


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Surrey Hills Spring Fair – Booking Tickets

Free Parking on site.

Friendly dogs welcome on leads.

Adult Advance Online ticket  £10.00 (up to 12 noon on Friday 5th April)

Adult Ticket: £12.50

Children under 16: FREE

Accompanying Carers: FREE

Group Bookings For group bookings of 15 or more please contact

Ticket price includes entry to the Rural life Living Museum

Payment method: We accept payment by debit / credit card

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Tickets are non refundable.

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Please call 01483 661150 if you need any assistance




Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird Adult Ticket
Prices go up to £12.50 from Friday April 5th
Children under 16 Ticket
Children under 16 go free