Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 12 Jun 2020

Hello again!

This has definitely been the strangest June that I’ve ever experienced, but I am excited that changes are afoot. Last weekend, my family and I walked to Langley Vale Centenary Woods.

Nestled in the fields near Langley Vale rest statues of First World War soldiers, surrounded by a field of daisies. A really beautiful and humbling sight to see and well worth the walk.

I have added some new events to the Epsom and Ewell Families event calendar, and to this blog. I hope that you find something for your family to enjoy over the next fortnight.

Friday 12th June

The Natural History Museum have some interesting online events for the whole family. Today is Volcanoes (for ages 6+) at 10.30am, on the 16th June you can learn about the Rivers of Mars, and the 30th June is another look at the Restless Giants.

For anyone who enjoyed meeting the Lee Farm tortoises, you now have the opportunity to Meet the Rabbits. And if you would like to meet some more animals, pop over to the London Zoo Facebook page for regular live videos.

Saturday 13th June

Epsom Bakehouse will teach you how to make your own brioche loaf, in your own kitchen. The class is £12.99. Once signed up, you’ll receive the recipe details and the link to join the class.

Daisy First Aid has a 2 hour online class; specifically for those who have, or who look after, children. You will learn basic first aid skills, to use in an emergency.

Sunday 14th June

LifSkool and Performers Without Borders are doing a charity Zoomtastic Circus, raising money to help support online learning for children at Smrithi Special Needs School and Raksha School in Kerala, India.

Tuesday 16th June

Off to Uni? Need to learn some valuable cooking skills? Grow Cook Enjoy have Strive and Survive cooking classes. This week you’ll be learn to make Cauliflower Cheese.

Prepare a vegan curry with Breech Lane Curry House. The session includes a flatbread making demonstration. Read more about Jaya’s class on Juliet’s blog.

Wednesday 17th June

Learn how to cook a meal with Grow Cook Enjoy. You can do the course by yourself or with a partner.

Saturday 20th June

The Crafter’s Market is going online for their June market – a chance to meet some local artisans and small businesses.

I have always wanted to take part in the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, so I am super excited that there is an online opportunity this year.

Friday 26th June

Enjoy Glastonbury festival from home this year, from the 26th to the 28th of June. Glasthomebury will be raising money for Mind, NHS Charities Together, the NSPCC, Refuge and the Trussell Trust.

If you love fashion, beauty and wellness then don’t miss Stella Live Online‘s lifestyle event. This two day event features virtual sessions with those in the know.

Saturday 27th June

3 hours of online relaxation with Complementary Therapies with Christine Michele Murray.

Sunday 28th June

The popular Surrey Vegan Market is returning to Epsom.

Fun Future Events

Get ready to celebrate the Epsom Derby at Home on the 4th of July from 12.00pm to 7.00pm.

Food Supplies

Some of our favourite Epsom and Ewell restaurants have opened up again for take aways and I am sure that more of them will be joining soon. You can get take aways from All Things Nice, Jess and the Beanstalk and Mandalina and Yo Sarnie are available on Deliveroo.

Other local companies are offering cooking services and grocery deliveries.

Sudesh from Good Evening is providing batch cooking – menus and pricing are available on her website.

Picky Bits is providing isolation celebration boxes – sweet or savoury –  to make your BBQ, birthday, anniversary or special occasion a little bit more special.

You can order delicious raw, vegan cakes from Ripe + Nine.

The guys at Yo Sarnie have fruit, vegetable and basics delivery boxes available to order.

Getting Active

((Bounce)) Epsom are doing online classes. A great family workout.

EzeeSport are doing regular EzeeSport at Home classes on their YouTube channel.

If you are looking for some online exercise, F45 in Ashtead are doing virtual training.

You can access free workouts for pre-schoolers with Little Kickers on YouTube.

Fitness Space are doing regular Facebook and Instagram live videos.

You Nutritional Therapy has a range of online classes, including some lockdown offers.

Learning Something New

Brilliant Bilinguals is doing a Summer 2020 Virtual Term for adults and children.

Geeky Kids are now providing virtual coding courses.

Surrey Sound of Music are offering online classes for piano, singing, flute, trumpet, music theory, guitar, violin and drums.

Local Walks

In the last few weeks, we have been enjoying going for walks again (and taking a lot of photos). Here are some of my favourite walks in our local area.

We love walking around Epsom Common – we do this walk regularly. The lake is our best discovery. We have also spotted deer, cows and the most beautiful birds and butterflies on this walk.

During lockdown, we have started walking from Epsom to Epsom Downs, and then exploring the Downs. The highlight of our walk was discovering an Elder tree and seeing some horses (at a distance).

When we lived in Ewell, our favourite walk was from Bourne Hall to Ewell Court, along the Hogsmill River. We loved the tunnels, paths and stepping stones along the route. We also enjoyed spotting bluebells, the swans and the resident heron.

The historical Horton park is such a beautiful huge park to walk around, with so many different paths and things to discover. I used to regularly run at Horton and loved seeing the horses, Hobbledown animals and the most beautiful flowers.

For other walks near Epsom and Ewell, have a look at Fran’s blog.

Mental Health

If you have lost someone during COVID-19, and would like to attend an online Bereavement group, please contact the Mind Matters team.

Rebecca Amin has joined forces with a local tutor to offer a FREE 20- 30 minute focus activity for children aged 3 – 7. Giving you some time to focus on what you need to get done.


Roz Mcleod, from Ultimate Voice, is running online singing classes.

Online Classes

Bambinos and Me are offering free online video classes for babies, massage, children, baby yoga and story-time. They have also teamed up with Blossom and Berry to provide a downloadable love bundle.

Jo Jingles Epsom are doing Facebook live videos for preschool-aged children.

Performing Arts

Ambition Dance have moved their classes online.

Dandelion Theatre Arts have a packed schedule of online performing arts classes, for everyone to try for FREE. Email Jennai to join in.

Join Ewell Dance for their online classes for the Summer term – ballet, modern, tap, contemporary, street dance and musical theatre.

Laird Academy are now offering online ballet, contemporary, modern, tap and musical theatre classes.

Katie from Pipsqueaks Performing Arts has various preschool movement sessions online.

Stagecoach Epsom have also moved online, and are offering trials for those who would like to know more about what Stagecoach offers.

The Epsom and Ewell Families Facebook page is regularly updated with local news or join the group to keep in touch with other Epsom and Ewell families, check out our Events Calendar for upcoming events. And if you are looking for local services or companies, visit the Epsom and Ewell Families’ directory.

I’ll be back soon with more local activities and events.

Kalli xx

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Kalli Pasqualucci
Kalli lives in Epsom with her two boys and husband.

She is passionate about film, theatre, art, music, books and good food. She is a digital marketer and social media manager and teaches yoga.

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