As winter fades away and nature comes to life, immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of spring at the second Surrey Hills Spring Fair, which takes place at The Rural Life Living Museum on 6th-7th April 2024. From the fun and laughter of traditional fair activities to the excitement of steam engines to sweet melodies of live music to the aroma of local delicacies, this fair promises a traditional and wholesome day out for visitors of all ages.

Engage in the time-honoured artistry of traditional country crafts, from charcoal making to ‘wheelwrighting’, from bee keeping to wood turning. Enjoy having a go at riding a Penny Farthing, crafting a corn dolly, building a scarecrow or even plate smashing at the fair stalls.

For our younger guests, Surrey’s talented children’s authors will transport them to magical worlds through captivating story readings at our children’s book festival in the beautiful wooden Eashing Chapel.

Stroll through stalls from Surreys finest artisans displaying unique artworks and handcrafted treasures, finding the ideal gift for a loved one or a charming piece of art to adorn your home. Savor the flavours of spring with a hearty lunch sourced from local food producers.  Tap your toes to the tunes of Surrey’s singer-songwriters, treat yourself to a cold beer, a glass of wine, or a refreshing Surrey Hills gin and tonic or indulge in artisan coffee and delectable cakes, creating a perfect moment of tranquillity amid the lively festivities.

Beyond the bustling stalls and activities, delve into the rich history and culture of the Surrey Hills. Wander through the museum’s historic buildings, gaining insights into traditional countryside living while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Surrey Hills or enjoy a talk and walk through the woodlands or on Farnham heath.

“We are thrilled to be running the second Surrey Hills Spring Fair,” said Wendy Varcoe, CEO of Surrey Hills Enterprises. “This is an exciting opportunity for visitors to experience the best of Surrey Hills TradeMark food, drink, art and crafts. We look forward to welcoming visitors to mark the start of spring in the Surrey Hills ”

Ed Fagan, General Manager for the Old Kiln Museum Trust, added, “We’re excited to partner with Surrey Hills Enterprises again to bring the Surrey Hills Spring Fair to the Rural Life Living Museum. This event gives us an opportunity to share the history, culture and expertise of the museum to a wider audience and promote it as a great venue for family events. We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors and showing them all that the Rural Life Living Museum has to offer.”

Tickets for the Surrey Hills Spring Fair are now on sale, priced at just £10 in advance or £12.50 on the day. Moreover, children under 16 can join in the fun for free! Your ticket includes entry to the Rural Life Living Museum—a splendid value for a delightful day out.

Don’t miss the chance to embrace the joys of spring at the Surrey Hills Spring Fair—an event designed to bring families and communities together in celebration of this beautiful season. Purchase your tickets now and let the warmth of spring fill your heart!

Book now at