WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – APRIL PART 1
Posted by Francesca De Franco on 16 Apr 2021
The Easter weekend seems a distant memory already. However, with restrictions easing there is plenty to look forward to. Let’s just hope we return to the balmy weather of a couple of weeks ago and not the snow!
Here’s a rundown of what’s happening in and around the area.
Trails and Tales: Aliens love Underpants
On Friday 16th April (10.00 am – 2.00 pm) Gatton Park is combining a trail with a session on Claire Freedman’s much-loved book “Aliens Love Underpants”. Ticket price includes a craft kit. Booking essential.
The weekly lively music and movement class for little ones is back on indoors 🙌 and starting in Epsom from Friday 16th April. Find out more on the Epsom & Ewell Families directory.
Taste of the World Market
There’s a huge array of global cuisine at this great market, which comes to Epsom every Friday (9.30am to 3.30 pm). The next ones are on Friday 16th and Friday 23rd of April.
The Realistic Music Academy Open Day
On Saturday 17th April (10am – 3pm), The Realistic Music Academy is running an open day for Epsom and Ewell Families with tutors providing free – covid-safe – trial sessions for all ability levels.
More information here.
Teddy Bear Express Train Ride
From April 14th until June 4th, you can grab your teddy bear and head to Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking for a special ride on the Teddy Bear Express train. Nature trail map, colouring booklet and chocolate treat is included in the price. Booking essential.
Rainbow Leisure Centre
The following indoor activities will be re-starting at Rainbow Leisure Centre from Monday 12th April: gym, swimming, spa and badminton. This is in addition to outdoor activities.
Fitness Theory, Epsom has also opened it’s doors once again and we are currently running a giveaway with them to WIN a 6 month membership, you can find all the details here.
Epsom Antique & Brocante Street Market
Monkey Music baby & toddler classes, which are held in Epsom, Leatherhead and Dorking areas are back and the summer term starts on April 19th.
Find out more: https://epsomandewellfamilies.co.uk/team/monkey-music/
Polesden Lacey’s Spring Flower Celebration starts on April 23rd and continues until May 30th. Discover beautiful blooms in the gardens including arrangements of handmade flowers created by National Trust volunteers. Booking required.
The Vegan Market, which has loads of food, products and produce, next comes to Epsom on April 25th (10.30am until 3.30pm). More details in the markets roundup blog.
Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Charity
Get involved in The Captain Tom 100 Challenge from April 30th until May 3rd and raise funds for Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Charity.
The Sculpture Park
The Sculpture Park, near Farmham is the world’s largest all year outdoor sculpture exhibition. Tickets are currently available for timed entry.
Beautiful bluebell walks
No tickets required for a lovely stroll around bluebell woods and now is the perfect time. We boast so many in the local area. Find out some hotspots here.
Food & Drink
From April 12th, pubs and restaurants can open for outdoor dining and drinking, but many won’t be opening their doors until Monday 17th May when indoor eating and drinking can resume.
Here are some local places where you can enjoy some al fresco dining and drinks.
- The Cock Inn, Headley
- Ask Italian, Epsom High Street
- Spring Tavern, Ewell
- The Assembly Rooms, Epsom High Street
- The Marquis of Granby, Epsom
- Ciao Italia, Banstead
- Chai, Banstead
- The Rubbing House, Langley Vale Rd, Epsom
- The Woolpack, Banstead
- Sicily Restaurant, Epsom
- The Star, Leatherhead
- Lava Lounge, Epsom – opening April 15th
- The Grumpy Moles (including Epsom, Cheam and Tadworth) are opening for outside dining on April 29th.
Have a lovely few weeks as the area begins to unlock and stay safe. We’ll be back soon with another What’s Happening.