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.

Baby Boppers

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

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

Antique collectables, curios, vintage, retro, bric a brac and more next comes to Epsom on, Sunday 18th April.  Find out more about market days here.

Monkey Music

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:

Polesden Lacey

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.

Vegan market


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.


  • Lava Lounge, Epsom – opening April 15th
  • The Grumpy Moles (including Epsom, Cheam and Tadworth) are opening for outside dining on April 29th.

To keep up to date with all the latest news, events and happenings in the Epsom & Ewell area (and beyond) make sure that you ‘like’ the Epsom and Ewell Families Facebook page or join the group.

Have a lovely few weeks as the area begins to unlock and stay safe. We’ll be back soon with another What’s Happening.

Fran x

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Francesca De Franco
I’m Fran a Londoner living in Surrey with my great husband and our three lovely children. My eldest daughter is 15 and my twin daughters are aged 12.

I'm a freelance PR consultant and also run The Parent Social blog where I write about the activities we do, the places that we visit, the games that we play as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between. I also have a wine and food PR consultancy and blog -

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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