Little Explorers at Surrey Quays

Open Today

09:30 - 19:00

Thursday 25th July - Sunday 1st September

Come into Little Explorers HQ outside The Range and learn about awesome bugs and nature.

Open daily, you can nestle inside the Giant Adventure Tree and listen to the sounds of the outdoors, enjoy Storytime and games with your grownups, find the hidden bugs whilst at the colouring station and get snapped at our beautiful flower and bug wall. 

Then join us every Tuesday and Thursday for creepy crawlie crafty capers, bugman shows, kids face painting, planting workshops and more.  

Don’t forget to grab a little magnifying glass to join the creepy crawlies hunt around the mall and return to win free seeds to take and plant at home.

Share your ‘grows’ with our summer hashtag #surreyquayssummer.

Scroll down to view the full schedule of events.


Summer Event Calendar

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at Little Explorers HQ from 11am – 4pm (Thursday 25th July – Thursday 29th) for free family workshops, games and more.

No need to book just turn up and have fun! 

Please note; children must be accompanied by an adult at all times!


Vegetable Babies and Mini Beasts
Thurs 25th July
Grow and pick your own vegetable babies, plus mini beast games and disco.


Surrey Docks Farm
Tues 30th July
Nature-themed crafts from Surrey Docks Farm.

Buggy Mask Making
Thurs 1st August
Buggy mask making and bugs and blooms face painting.



Flower Bucket Workshop
Tues 6th Aug
Make your own flower bucket using fresh flowers with Roots & Shoots.


Cookie Workshop and Storytelling
Thurs 8th August
Busy bees cookie classes and 'little explorer' storytelling sessions.


Surrey Docks Farm
Tues 13th August
Nature-themed crafts from Surrey Docks Farm.

Butterfly Puppets and Bug Shows
Thurs 15th August
Butterfly puppet making and ‘The Bug Man’ show with real-life mini beasts.



Woven Flowerpot Workshop 
Tues 20th Aug
Come and make and seed your own woven willow or paper flowerpot and plant sale with Global Generation.

Bug House Building and Face Painting
Thurs 22nd August
Create your own bug houses and big buggy face painting station.


Woven Flowerpot Workshop 
Tues 27th Aug 
Come and make and seed your own woven willow or paper flowerpot and plant sale with Global Generation.


Birdbox Workshop
Thurs 29th August
Birdbox design sessions and mini beasts play-doh fossil fun.

General opening times


Store opening times may vary. Food, cinema and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Additional opening times

Surrey Quays Rotherhithe Store opening times may vary. Food, cinema and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Surrey Quays
Redriff Road
SE16 7LL
020 7237 5282
  • Car

    Surrey Quays is located a quarter of a mile from the southern exit of the Rotherhithe tunnel, 2 miles from Tower Bridge. Enter SE16 7LL into your SatNav device. 

  • Train

    You can catch overground trains from Dalston Junction and West Croydon directly to Surrey Quays station.

    You can also take the Jubilee line to Canada Water station, which is situated on the edge of our car park. Journey times are 3 minutes from Canary Wharf, 10 minutes from Whitechapel and 15 minutes from Stratford.

  • Bus

    London Bus services to the centre include: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 and P12.


Pick up your Amazon order at Surrey Quays. The lockers are located opposite the toilets on the ground level. 

We have a great car wash and valet service at Surrey Quays. You will find the car wash located adjacent to the main entrance doors within the red zone of our car park.

Click & Collect services are available from a whole range of retailers at Surrey Quays - please refer to our 'Click & Collect' page for a list of retailers offering this service. 

Many of our stores offer gift cards, so you don't have to struggle with searching for the perfect present. Just ask in-store for more details. 

There is a petrol station next to Tesco.

There isn't a Shopmobility service but wheelchairs are available for hire free of charge from the Security Office, located just past the Management office. Please note identification is required.

Surrey Quays is a WorldHost Recognised Business. The world-class customer service training programme is recognised throughout the UK for its commitment to customer service.


Public facilities can be found on the ground and first floors of the centre and also within Tesco.

Cash points are located within HSBC and Halifax, as well as outside of Tesco. 

We have a noticeboard located outside of Tesco where you can advertise non-commercial events and activities of a local community nature.

To make use of this facility, simply bring along an A4 laminated advert to the Centre Management office and we will display your advert on the board for you. Please call by the Centre Management office for more information. 

We have 1,300 free* parking spaces available including disabled spaces and bays for parents with toddlers.

*for up to 4 hours; No return within 2 hours

Any vehicle on site over the 4 hour maximum stay period will be liable to a parking charge as displayed on the signage on site.

For any parking queries please contact
To appeal Parking Charge Notices you must follow the appeals process which can be processed online or by post;
Post: High View Parking Ltd, PO BOX 3573, Barnet, EN5 9QA

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

Our Quiet Room is located on the ground floor adjacent to the public toilets. The room is a retreat for reflection, solitude and contemplation and is available for customers, guests and staff.

Our British Heart Foundation textile bins are located outside Surrey Quays between the two main entrances. 

Please feel free to take home any book that you would like to read. If you've finished a book, we would invite you to donate it to this library for others to enjoy. The library is on the ground floor heading towards the Centre Management office.

Public facilities can be found on the ground and first floors of Surrey Quays and also within Tesco.

At Surrey Quays, we now offer a FREE BT Wi-fi service to all our shoppers. Wi-fi is also available in Tesco and Starbucks.

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