What’s Happening in and around the area – July part 1
Posted by Francesca De Franco on 09 Jul 2021
Wow! So who was expecting England to sail through to the final? It feels like everyone’s moods have been lifted. It might be a little tense in my household with our split loyalties!!! I’ve outlined some local places in this week’s blog that are showing the Euros. If football isn’t your bag though, there’s plenty more happening. Read on…
Family friendly football screening at Stoneleigh Baptist Church. Entrance is free, doors open at 7.30pm. No Alcohol. More information can be found out their Facebook page here.
ALTétude French Tutoring
My Book Bug
Independent Usborne book organiser My Book Bug is hosting its Mega Summer Sale online on the 13th July (8pm until 8pm on July 14th).
Join from your sofa on the night to grab some bargains (sale will also be open for the following 24 hours) and take part in competitions to win books or book vouchers. All new July titles will be 15% off during the sale. Find out more on the Facebook page.
Rainbow Leisure Centre – Summer Holiday Play Scheme
From Thursday 22nd July to Friday 22nd August, Rainbow Leisure Centre in Epsom will be running its holiday play scheme. Activities for each day include mixed sports, playground games, arts, crafts, and on some days, an hour in the pool. Spaces are limited; bookings can be made at https://www.betterlessons.org.uk/onlinejoining/home
There are plenty of local summer holiday clubs being run in Epsom and the surrounds. Check out Kat’s post for a round up.
Godstone Farm – Big Farm Sleepover
Godstone Farm is hosting all inclusive camping weekends on Friday 30th July to Sunday 1st August and Friday 6th August to Sunday 8th August. They include three full days access to the farm, dinner on both Friday and Saturday night and breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning plus exclusive activities before the farm opens and each evening after the farm closes. More details and booking here.
Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club – summer events
Over August, there’s a programme of summer catch up free events taking place at Bourne hall. The first session is on Wednesday, August 4th (10.30am to 12.00 or 1.30pm to 3.00pm) and will look at how the Great War affected Epsom and Ewell.
“Learn about the first men to leave for the Front, and how one of them became Epsom’s most decorated soldier. Discover the Grandstand War Hospital and its ghost, and the 5000 men who arrived from the University and Public Schools Battalion with nowhere to stay! Shiver at their ill-fated march on the Downs under Lord Kitchener’s eye, and their departure for France and the Somme where 75% would be killed or wounded. Find how the Manor and Horton War Hospitals took in thousands of wounded from all fronts, when the survivors of a sunken hospital ship caused an uproar. Join Lord Rosebery, devastated by the death of his son, and discover the strange goings-on in Ewell and how the end of the War led to the death of an Epsom police in scenes of riot.”
Booking essential; email David Brooks: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Edge Youth and Community Centre – Free Summer Schemes 2021
The Edge Youth and Community Centre is running free schemes across four centres throughout summer (starting Monday, July 26th) for ages 7-10 and 11-17. All centres are Covid secure, have Youth Workers, activities for all weathers and supply food.
More info here: https://www.scyp.co.uk/summer-schemes-2021
Shadbolt Park – The Daylily Garden
The Friends of Shadbolt Park are welcoming visitors to the Day Lily Garden throughout July when the day lilies are at their best. The Day Lily Garden is situated behind Shadbolt Park House Surgery
More details in the above flyer and in this news article: https://cuddingtonra.org/library/shadbolt_news.pdf
My Time for Young Carers – Superhero event
Caroline Thornton Photography
NCT – Sutton & Epsom
There are a number of FREE outdoor groups run by the NCT for carers, parents, parents-to-be and children of different ages. The groups are lead by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers; everyone is welcome (although booking is essential). You do not need to have done and NCT course or be and NCT member to attend.
Epsom in Bloom
Places to visit
The Gin Kitchen is an award-winning distillery in Dorking, which offers tasting experiences, bottomless brunches, cocktail masterclasses and even does tapas and has its own cocktail bar. Epsom & Ewell Families recently ran a giveaway; read the lucky winner’s review of her taste and tour experience there.
Places showing the football
If you’re looking for somewhere to watch England in action on Sunday, here are some local venues showing the game.
The children at Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery have just done a sponsored bounce to raise funds to stock their newly refurbished library. They collectively did a whopping 19,075 bounces!
St John’s Church – Stoneleigh
On Sunday 11th, July there’s a special all age worship at St John’s in Stoneleigh to welcome the new associate minister. Details above.
Good Evening – Supper Clubs
Good Evening’s Supper Clubs have resumed at the new location of PT Depot in Epsom. The informal private dining clubs, featuring authentic Indian dishes, offer a personalised alternative to restaurant dining.
Did you know?
You can park in Depot Road Car Park, Epsom all day on Sundays for a flat £2 fee.
Enjoy the football – Forza Azzurri… I mean come on England! – tennis and everything else that’s happening more locally.