WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – JANUARY
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 06 Jan 2019
Happy New Year Epsom and Ewell Families!
I hope that everyone had a special Christmas and New Year. I was in Mauritius, with my family, for my mom’s birthday; so had a warm Christmas this year. It’s strange how for years I thought that that was normal – but I really do love (and really missed) a Northern Hemisphere Christmas.
And so begins another year, back to work and back on the school run!!!!
I have found some great ways for you to spend more time as a family, in the Epsom and surrounding areas in January; and hope that you enjoy them. Also many of the local kids classes and groups will be starting their new terms so now is a good time to try any free trials, you can find some of those classes and groups here.
On to events:
Tuesday 7th January
Treat yourself to a trip to The Leatherhead Theatre for the 2pm screening of Bohemian Rhapsody. Leatherhead Theatre, which doubles as a cinema, has many other film and theatre screenings this month, you can read about it more in Dee’s blog.
Saturday 12th January
1.00 – 2.30pm The Bourne Hall Museum Club has a Vicious Vikings workshop.
3- 5.30pm There is a spa-themed Cupcake decorating class, hosted by Pandibakes. The class will be held at Glyn Hall, Ewell.
4.30pm There is Music at St Martin’s Epsom – Epsom College Musis Scholars Recital. More details can be found here.
Sunday 13th January
11am-4pm The Epsom Downs Wedding Show is taking place at Epsom Racecourse. There is free entrance & free parking.
Saturday 19th January
Fennies Nursery in Epsom is having an Open Day. You will also have the chance to see the nursery on the 23rd February and 30th March. For more information email: Hook.Road.Epsom@fennies.com.
10am – 4pm Appreciate a Dragon Day at Hobbledown there will be dragon themed games, enjoy arts and crafts, and watch Hobbler show time ‘Rumpletump to the Rescue’.
Sunday 20th January
2pm – 5pm Home Birth with Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust are hosting a workshop for anyone who wants to explore their options! Home birth is safe, sensible and satisfying. The workshop is free to attend, family friendly and no need to book! More information can be found here.
Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th January
The Pilgrim Pantomime Company will be doing performances of Sleeping Beauty at the Banstead Institute Hall.
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of January
10am – 3pm Join the January community tree planting day at Langley Vale Wood. More info can be found here.
10am – 12pm Take part in Woodland Crafts and Campfire Cooking at Morden Hall Park.
Outside of Epsom and Ewell there is a Prosecco Festival in Woking. Which sounds like fun! 🙂
Saturday 26th January
3.00 – 5.00pm For those that love board games, St Mary’s Church in Ewell will be hosting their annual Board game afternoon .
Goodstone Farm are hosting a Superhero Weekend – Fly into action and take part in some fantastical activities make superhero crafts, dance with heroes at the disco and follow our superhero quiz trail. Boom! Book online and save at www.godstonefarm.co.uk
Saturday 26th January to Sunday 3rd March
RHS Garden Wisley will be hosting the Great Brick Safari – with 40 Lego sculptures.
Sunday 27th January
11am – 3pm Events by Inspire will be hosting the Carshalton Wedding and Event Fair at the Oaks Gold Club.
Tuesday 29th January
6pm – 7.30pm – BusyLizzy are holding a Car Seat Safety workshop at Ewell Court House covering:
➡️Common fitting and safety issues when travelling with infants and young children
➡️When to move up to the next car seat
➡️Rear facing vs forward facing
➡️Choosing the right type of car seat with safety and budget in mind
More details can be found here.
Thursday 31st January
7pm For those who have joined the Veganuary trend (or are interested in Vegan food) as part of their New Year Resolutions, there is a Plant Powered Supper Club at Yo Sarnie. Dee and I will be there – so please come and say Hi.
There are some fantastic films on at the Epsom Odeon at the moment – as a family we have a very long watch list that we are slowly ticking off – you can see Aquaman, Bumblebee, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Holmes and Watson, Mary Poppins Returns (I still haven’t seen this!!!), Nativity Rocks (on kid’s club), Ralph Breaks the Internet (saw it this past weekend and can recommend), Spiderman and The Grinch (loved it). Plenty to choose from.
I hope that you have a fantastic January and that back to school and work goes well. To stay up to date with what is happening in Epsom and Ewell, make sure that you join the Epsom and Ewell families page and group. And if you are looking for local service recommendations, make sure you check out the directory on the Epsom and Ewell families website.