Posted by Francesca De Franco on 01 Jun 2022

This month is dominated by festivities in the shape of the Queen’s Jubilee (check out my post which gives the full rundown) and of course the world famous Epsom Derby!

However, that’s not all, there are plenty of other things happening in and around the area, so read on to find out more…

Ladies Day – After Party at the Derby Arms 

Round off a great day at the races on Friday, June 3rd at The Derby Arms’ After Party from 5pm (£10 entry). There’ll be three outdoor bars available, BBQ menu and live DJ.

Find out more here.

EMEF – Antiques Valuation Day 

Epsom Medical Equipment Fund (EMEF) organise a number of fundraising events throughout the year. On Wednesday, 8th June (11am-2pm) Newland Antiques is doing a valuation day (roughly based on the format of the Antiques Roadshow TV programme) at The Station Pub in Stoneleigh.

Anyone can attend and get an assessment and valuation (£2 per item goes to Epsom Medical Equipment Fund).

For more details visit here.

Ashtead Rotary Village Day

Ashtead Rotary Village Day is on Saturday, 11th June. It promises to be a full day event, packed with entertainment for the whole family! Main arena shows, lazer clay pigeon shooting, funfair, stalls, dog show and more… Tickets on sale soon so save the date!

Check the Facebook page for the latest details:

Meet the Agincourt Archer and Pilgrim – Kids Club 

Hear all about the Battle of Agincourt and the surprise English victory from an archer and discover what it was like to live during the time of the Black Death from a pilgrim at the museum club (Bourne Hall) on Saturday, 11th June (1pm-2.30pm) .

Further details here:  

Cost: £5. To book, email David Brooks: 

Summer Garden Party – Sutton Ecology Centre and Ecolocal  

Friends of Sutton Ecology Centre and Ecolocal are hosting an afternoon of family fun with games, stalls, storytelling, woodland crafts and homemade refreshments on Sunday, June 12th (12pm -5pm). It’s taking place at the Sutton Ecology Centre and is all part of this year’s inaugural Carshalton Festival.

Free admission. Find out more:

Southfield Park Primary School – Summer Fayre 

On  Saturday, June 18th, Southfield Park Primary School is holding its first summer fayre since 2019! Have fun with plenty of games, treats and entertainment and raise money for the school.

Details above.

Epsom & Ewell Refugee Network – Ukrainian Music Evening

The Epsom & Ewell Refugee Network in conjunction with Surrey Stands With Ukraine is hosting a Ukrainian music evening by Ukrainian musicians for Ukrainian refugees at the Epsom Methodist Church on Saturday, June 18th (6-10pm).

Details above. To find out about the work of both groups visit: and

Big Day Out 2022

Big Day Out is a great community event organised by Cuddington Residents Association taking place on June 18th (12pm-4pm). There’ll be loads of stalls and a dog show so plenty of fun for all the family.

More information visit the Facebook page.

Family Fun Day 

There’s a Family Fun Day on Saturday, 18th June (1-5pm) at the Banstead FC Social Club on Merland Rise. There’ll be a free kids disco, arts and crafts activities plus face painting, candy floss, toy stalls and more.

All proceeds go to charity Pawprints to Freedom. Further details above.

Nescot Summer Fair & Dog Show 

On Saturday, 18th June (10am-2pm), Nescott is holding its annual Summer Fair. Free to enter, there’ll be lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy including a dog show, farm tours, bouncy castle, plant, book and cake sales, over 30 stalls and activities.

To see the full programme go to:

EzeeSport – Teddy Bear Picnic 









EzeeSport will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary at Nonsuch Park with a Teddy Bear Picnic and lots of action- packed fun for the whole family on Sunday, 19th June (Father’s Day) 12pm – 4pm.

Bring a picnic and cash for the various activities on the day. Your child can also enter a Sporty Teddy Competition to win a prize.

Entrance: £2.50 per adult at the gate – Children go FREE

A book of 10 tickets can be purchased on the day for £10.
Early Bird online rate is £12 for 2 adult tickets and one book of 10 tickets

More details here:

Summer Art Exhibition 2022

The Croydon Art Society is hosting its Summer Art Exhibition at Bourne Hall daily from Tuesday, 21st June until Saturday, 2nd July (10am to 4.45pm Tuesday-Saturday). Free admission and all work is for sale.

For further details go to:

Baby Boppers at The Barn KT9

Baby Boppers goes al Fresco on Friday, 24th June (10.30am) at The Barn KT9. There’ll be nursery rhymes, action songs, parachute games, sensory activities and bubble time: the perfect morning for you and your baby.

For further details and to book tickets go to the Facebook page.

Ewell in Bloom 

Ewell Village in Bloom is aiming to ‘green up Ewell Village’ and wants as many people to join in as possible. Want to take part but don’t have any outside space? Put a pot plant in your window to show your support.

You can also attend one of their community days and help beautify Ewell. They meet at 10:30am in Bourne Hall Ewell Park the 4th Sunday of the month.

Can you help?

Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children – Sensory Garden Appeal 

Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children want to create a sensory garden for their young patients in time for summer and are calling on the community for a helping hand.

They are in need of  plants, pots, paint and pinwheels; to see the full list and how you can donate, please visit:

*Whilst it is an ongoing project, they want to start on June 8th, so any donations by this date will be particularly appreciated.


Mind Matters Surrey NHS 

Mind Matters Surrey NHS is continuing to offer a range of groups over video call to adults (17+). Anyone in Surrey can self-refer online to access this free NHS service by going to the website:

More details above.

Book now!

The Heart & Soul Choir Songbirds – Summer holiday sessions


Book your place now to try out The Heart & Soul Choir Songbirds during the Summer holidays. Sessions take place at Ewell Grove School on Thursday evenings: 28th July, 4th August and 11th August (8.00-9.30pm).

To book your place email:


Summer Nights Rewind – Epsom Racecourse 

The Epsom Downs summer staple returns for 2022 with a series of live music from top DJs after evening racing on Thursday 30th June and Thursday, 7th, 14th and 28th July. There’s something for everyone with 70s, 80s, 90s and through the decades themed nights.

For more details and to book tickets, go here.

Whatever you’re doing, be it royally-inspired or not, have a great June and enjoy the extended bank holiday weekend 🎉

Fran x

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Francesca De Franco
I’m Francesca (usually Fran), a Londoner living in Surrey with my great husband and our three lovely children. My eldest daughter is 13 and my twin daughters are aged 10.

I'm a freelance PR consultant and also run my own blog where I write about the things that we do, the places that we visit, the toys and games that we play with as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between.

My love for communicating and writing, mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. Interests include good food and wine, Italian culture, football and personal finance.

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