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THE MARCH LOWDOWN…

Posted by Francesca De Franco on 01 Mar 2022

The daffodils and crocuses are beginning to bloom and all remaining Covid restrictions in England have been lifted so it definitely feels like spring is in the air.

Bourne Hall’s ‘Herald of Spring’ event is also back. Read on to find out more about this and all the other things that are happening in and around the area in March.

The Greatest Magician – Epsom Playhouse

A dazzling new magic show presented by the magician most famous for jamming the BBC switchboards as he correctly predicted the lottery, is coming to the Epsom Playhouse on Wednesday, 2nd March (7.30pm-9.30pm).

Directed by the late Paul Daniels, this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rated magic show comes to the stage for the first time.“You’ll be transported to the jaw-dropping world of light-hearted hilarity, wonderment, and mystery. Focusing on mind-bending feats of illusion, from making people forget their own names to transporting iPhones from the auditorium into blocks of ice – this sensational show is a sure sell-out and showing exclusively for a limited run.”

Prices: £14.50 Book tickets here.  Check out Kalli’s blog here for more shows.

The Roots Collective –  Grimms for Grown-ups

World book day fun for grown-ups!

The Roots Collective will be performing Grimms for Grown-ups in a special storytelling performance at All Things Nice on Thursday, 3rd March. Enjoy food and wine whilst performers make the tales come to life.

Doors open at 7pm and performance starts at 7.30pm. For more details and booking go to the facebook page.

Ebbisham Sports Centre – Racketball Tournament 

Ebbisham Sports Club is hosting an adult graded racketball tournament on Sunday, 6th March for all abilities. To enter or for more information please email: Jo.Robinson123@btinternet.com. Further details also on their Facebook page.

Barn Dance in aid of The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Charities

The Spring barn dance in aid of The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Charities (Epsom RDA, My Time For Young Carers and Look Good Feel Better) is taking place on Friday, 18th March (7pm-11pm) at Stamford Green Primary School, Epsom. Join for a fun evening of music, dance and food. Tickets (£20) include Burham Free Range Hog Roast (vegetarian and vegan options available)

Book on Eventbrite.

Herald of Spring returns to Bourne Hall 

Herald of Spring at Bourne Hall returns on Saturday 12, March (9.30am to 5pm).

This year’s extravaganza is all about sustainability, reusing, replanting and recycling – as well as all the little things we can do to cut down on waste and protect the environment. ♻️

Take part in their scarecrow competition, make good use of pre-loved and recycled materials in a Womble-themed pageant to win prizes. There’ll be arts, crafts, activities, a gift market and more.

Scarecrow competition – Scarecrows must be brought to Bourne Hall on Wednesday, 9th March and will be judged by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell. Full details here.

Make Your Own “Tray Garden” Competition

Could you be the next Capability Brown? Make your own picturesque garden in a tray for this competition, which is open to all children including school gardening clubs.

Gardens must be brought to Bourne Hall on Thursday, 10th and Friday, 11th March and will be judged by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell on the day of the event. For full details go to their Facebook page.

For more information about competitions, please contact David Brooks at Bourne Hall Museum on dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk or phone 020 8394 1734.

Big Hopes Big Future – Home Start 

Home Start’s  Big Hopes Big Future is a national programme of support to help children make the most of their start in early years education. They’ll be running 4 FREE sessions at Epsom Methodist Church starting on Friday 11th March. Details above. Email Cara at emcnursery@hotmail.co.uk

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Godstone Farm

Enjoy a family day out at Godstone Farm and special Afternoon Tea in the Courtyard Kitchen restaurant for Mother’s Day (available on Saturday 26th March and Sunday 27th March).

Tickets give entry to Godstone farm for the day and includes the farm trail, pond walk, animal holding, indoor Playbarn, World of Dinosaur Roar! Discovery trail and outdoor play areas.

More details here. Book now via the Godstone Farm website.

March Epsom Market Days 

Here are the dates of the specialised markets taking place in March:

 

On now!

The Mary Frances Trust is a mental wellbeing charity for adults (16+) living in Surrey. It’s running an ongoing writing group to help attendees achieve greater feelings of wellbeing and support them in finding inspiration and motivation for writing.

The free course currently runs at the Brickfield Centre but between 17 Feb and 31 March, the group will be run at Epsom Methodist Church (11-13 Ashley Rd, Epsom KT18 5AQ).

Register on the website www.maryfrancestrust.org.uk then book your place by contacting their office at info@maryfrancestrust.org.uk or 01372 372 400 or texting 07929 024722.

Book now 

Ebbisham Sports Club – badminton 

Ebbisham Sports Club is running its Bisi Badminton Course for 4-8 year olds for six weeks running from NOW until 3rd April (9-10am).  Please email admin@ebbisham.com for more information/booking or alternatively call 01372 720647.

The Seasons Art Class

The Seasons Art Class summer course for adults starts on May 3rd and ends 2nd August with an exhibition in the last week.

Bookings can be made by calling course manager Alison on 013 72 747 831. See their Facebook page for more details and read Kalli’s review here.

Godstone Farm 

Godstone Farm’s Easter holiday event – 1st- 18th April – features an Easter grotto and the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. It is strictly pre-book only so get in quick! More details and booking here.

Wellington boots needed 

Instead of throwing worn-out Wellington boots out, please bring them to Bourne Hall Ewell to be recycled for Herald of Spring! ♻️🌼Donated boots will be painted and reused for both plant pots and the treasure hunt.

Bring unwanted wellies to Bourne Hall reception at any time from now until March 5th. They’ll be gratefully received. For more info on the event go to: http://ow.ly/sFTC50HQtWz

 

Have a great month, and don’t forget your pancakes on March 1st!

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 12 and my twin daughters are aged nine.

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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