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Godalming Staycation 2019 for Godalming residents, takes place from Saturday, 3 August to Sunday, 11 August. There are over 70 events taking place during the Staycation week including drumming workshops, a fun run, 2 cycle rides, dancing, brass band lessons, bowling, canoeing, sewing and craft activities, singing, a photographic workshop, footballing workshops, cricket for girls, skateboarding, swimming and many more events and activities, plus you can try an Escape Room.  The week’s events also include the Staycation Live Music & Arts Festival and Dogalming.

Staycation events and activities are suitable for individuals, families and groups of all ages to enjoy, who live in Godalming and its villages. Everything is close to home so there’s no expensive traveling.  It would not be possible to include the wide range of activities offered during Staycation without the generous support of the many organisations and individuals who provide these activities either free of charge or at a specially discounted Staycation price.

Staycation Live Music 2019 event will take place on 2,3 and 4 August details of which can be found at

Dogalming 2019 – takes place on Saturday 10 August more details can be found at

Godalming Town Council hopes the Godalming community will enjoy the 2019 Staycation programme.

Staycation Writing Competition 2019

In memory of the wonderful author Judith Kerr, who died recently, The Words put together an exciting story competition as part of this year’s Staycation programme. Many of us have loved reading about The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the challenge was to write a story about a visitor who comes to tea and to be less than 400 words. Nicky Cassidy of The Words, Godalming judged the winner to be 10 year old Lily Patel.  Lily received a free writing workshop and a certificate; she was also presented with special Town Council badge from the Mayor of Godalming.

Here is Lily’s winning story, we hope you enjoy it.

“The Author Who Came To Tea by Lily Patel”