WHATS HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – FEBRUARY PART 2
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 15 Feb 2019
Hello Epsom and Ewell Families,
Wow! After the tragic events of Friday 8th February, the community spirit this week has really blown my mind. I have been so moved by everyone’s support of beautiful Aliny and her gorgeous children, so far over £50 000 has been raised!!! If anyone else would like to contribute to the family, then please head over to the JustGiving page. There is more information on the Justgiving page, as to what the money is being raised for.
This week, I have also witnessed people helping others with their shopping, being courteous in traffic and people just being really lovely to one another. I am loving the smiles and kind vibes – we really live in a great place. And it looks like Spring is on it’s way… And it’s half term!
Over the next two weeks, there is a lot happening in and around Epsom and Ewell. Some of the activities were mentioned in my last blog, but I will add some reminders in this blog post too.
Friday 15th February
There is a vintage second-hand book fair at Epsom Library until the 23rd.
The Kid Who Would be King is opening at Epsom Odeon.
Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians is on at G! Live this weekend. There are 5 performances taking place on the 15th, 16th and 17th February.
If you fancy a trip to Legoland Windsor over half term, there is a Junior Builder Week taking place from the 15th until the 23rd. And if you book to see the new Lego Movie at the Odeon before the 24th February, you’ll get free children’s tickets to Legoland.
Saturday 16th February
You still have time to see The Great Brick Safari at Wisley, if you haven’t been yet. It will be on until the 3rd of March; and features over 40 LEGO brick sculptures.
Kids Club at the Odeon takes place on Saturdays and Sundays during term time, and during school holidays too. Over half term you can catch Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse. Tickets cost £3.25 each (for adults and children).
From the 16th, there is Farmer Week at Godstone Farm; and Bocketts is also having half term fun, with a chance to see some baby lambs. Activities are taking place at both farms from the 16th – 24th February.
Chessington World of Adventures also has an opportunity to get involved with Animal Adventures. From the 16th to 24th, you can visit the zoo, the SEA LIFE centre and go on the Gruffalo ride, as well as watching the show How to be a Zookeeper LIVE!
This sounds like something that Peppa and George Pig would win. Further afield, there is a Sussex Puddle Jumping Championship, along with other activities, taking place in Arundel over half term.
Another event that is a bit further away – pop over to Wakehurst from the 16th to the 24th for some outdoor fun. There is a love trail, explorer rucksacks and a tree trunk trek.
CYP Haven in Epsom are continuing with their workshops in February for children and young people aged 10 to 18 who have or are battling with worries and mental health.
Fisher Farm Park has a Once Upon a Fairytale week taking place over half term.
Monday 18th February
Reigate and Banstead have some great activities taking place in half term; including Glow in the Dark Sports, Show in a Day, Trampolining, Nature Crafts and a Scavenger Hunt.
There is still some availability for the Surrey Hills Adventure Company’s half term Woodland Adventures.
Hobbledown has a lot of activities for all ages taking place over half term.
The Epsom Supper Club has a half-term children’s Baking Club on the 18th and 19th. The classes are for 7 – 13 year olds.
Pops Diva’s Live is taking place at Epsom Playhouse at 4.00pm.
There are still some spaces on the 18th and 22nd for those who would like to go along to the Chessington Garden Centre’s Paint Your Own Coin Bank, over half term.
Tuesday 19th February
Wrap a Mummy craft at Bourne Hall Museum Club. £8 per child, with a £1 discount for siblings.
Pandibakes has a half term Love Cake and Craft workshop on the 19th, a Family and Friendship cake and craft Club on the 20th and a cake/ craft Valentine’s class on the 23rd. All classes are at Glyn Hall at 3.00pm
Wednesday 20th February
Junior Game Creators have a course on the 20th for those who are interested in computer science. The course is from 10.00am – 3.00pm and is aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 12.
Ambition Dance will be running a Mary Poppins workshop at the St Martins Scout Hall in Epsom. 9.00am-4.00pm. For children aged 4yrs+. £25 for the day (10% sibling discount available). There will be a mix of dancing, acting, singing and crafts, based on the Mary Poppins films.
Epsom Supper Club has another class in half term. This one is aimed at teenagers and is a vegan sushi making course.
Thursday 21st February
Dandelion Theatre Arts and Leatherhead Theatre present Mary Poppins inspired workshops, on the 21st and 22nd. The workshops are aimed at children aged 4 years and older.
Don’t miss the annual Epsom Book Fair at Epsom Methodist Church.
Friday 22nd February
Comedy @ The College, in aid of Age Concern.
Saturday 23rd February
There is an open day at Fennies Nursery in Epsom. A chance to see the setting.
Sunday 24th February
Milkshake Monkey’s Musical show taking place at Epsom Playhouse.
Half Term Clubs and Classes
Surrey Wildlife Trust has a holiday club for 5 to 11 year olds.
The Little Gym Cobham are running half term Holiday Camps. For more information call 07541 636 665 or email cobham@thelittlegym.
EzeeSport will be holding multi-sport classes in Epsom and Leatherhead.
Mavericks Day Camps also have activity camps for children between the ages of 3 and 16.
Brilliant Bilinguals in Stoneleigh has a February Half Term Spanish Club for 3-8 year olds.
Wednesday 27th February
A creative session held at Sutton Libraries; for 12 to 25 year olds, using photography and writing.
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while now, will know that I was a volunteer at Epsom’s inaugural Film Festival last year. This year, I am on the production team, and I am so incredibly excited about what this year holds for the Satisfied Eye International Film Festival. One of our first exciting projects for this year is a web series. If you would like to be involved in the festival or the web series, please get in touch. And please pencil the 11th to 13th of October into your diaries – more information to come.
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I hope that you have a wonderful half term – keep an eye on the Epsom and Ewell Families page and group for updated information on what is happening in the next two weeks. And if you need any business recommendations, then have a look at the Epsom and Ewell families directory – Dee has been very busy updating it with new recommended services.