What’s happening in and around the area – June part 1

Posted by Francesca De Franco on 04 Jun 2021

I hope everyone’s had a chance to get out and about in the lovely weather over half-term.

It’s only just over two weeks to go until Father’s Day so it’s definitely the time to get booking if you fancy dining out on Sunday, 20th June. Well House Inn (mentioned below) is a great option and there’s plenty more inspiration here.

Tattenhams Market 


Tattenhams Market, the monthly community market organised by St Mark’s church, is back with the next one happening on Saturday, June 5th (10am-1pm). You’ll find a big variety of craft stalls and items. For more details visit:

Keep Epsom & Ewell Tidy – The Priest Hill Clean Up

The Priest Hill clean up is on Sunday, 13th June (09.30am-11.30am). Meet at Priest Hill Close (KT17 3FD) next to the entrance of the Priest Hill fields to get in on the clean up. Full info here.

Epsom Farmers Market 

The next Farmers Market is on Sunday, 6th June (9:30am to 1:30pm) in the market place.

You will find a huge array of diverse, artisan and locally produced foods and products including: fresh meats, sausages, poultry, game, eggs, fish, fruit & veg, herbs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, pies, cakes and seasonal plants.

For more information visit:


Well House Inn 

A new favourite, the Well House Inn, situated in the lovely countryside of Coulsdon (c.10-15 mins drive from Epsom & Ewell), is continuing its season of Bottomless Prosecco Brunches every Saturday. I can vouch for how good they are! Read Kat’s review here. The pub would also make a great venue for Father’s Day celebrations, they will be having a live saxonist player. Visit the website for bookings.

Mayfield Lavender Farm

Banstead’s beautiful lavender farm is now open for the season. The flowers are not in bloom just yet but are expected to be by mid-to-late June. Keep an eye on the farm’s social media channels for the latest lavender forecasts. The signature purple array might not be in evidence just yet, but it’s still a lovely place for a visit: 

French Conversation Group at Yo Sarnie


For like minded people wanting to practice their French and share their passion about France, Pardon Your French is running  French conversation classes the first Friday of the month starting today (4th June). They’ll be taking place at Yo Sarnie from 10am – 11am.

It’s £10 per person and is offered on a first come first served basis. For more info go to Pardon Your French Tutoring or contact Benedicte at

Little Seeds Forest School – Gatton Park 

Recommended for children aged 2-5 years, the forest school on Monday, 14th June (12.45 pm – 2.30 pm) gives little ones the opportunity to explore the woodlands through organised play including mud, fire, dens and woodland crafts. More details and booking here.

Selkie Pilates & Fitness

Selkie Pilates and Fitness runs a variety of mum, baby and pregnancy classes which are starting soon.

The Pregnancy Pilates – face-to-face weekly classes – start on Monday, 7th June (7-8pm) at Epsom Methodist Church and run for six weeks. Check out the other courses here.

Emily Davison Project – statue unveiling 

The Emily Davison Memorial in Epsom, which honours the suffragette and commemorates her role in securing women the vote, is being unveiled on Tuesday, 8th June. The event will be live streamed; simply go to this YouTube link at 11am on the day to see this historic moment. Find out more here:

Other news

Once Upon a Town – Epsom & Ewell

The new issue of the free bi-monthly magazine, which is dedicated to celebrating local life in the area is out now. As well as being able to find out the latest community stories, guides and suggestions, in this issue you’ll also be able to see some of the Epsom & Ewell Families recommended businesses showcased.

Remember, you can also also visit the directory for a full list of vetted services you may need.

MGS04 – Epsom and Ewell Arts Festival  

MGS04 is looking for some volunteers to assist with its Music in the Marketplace events in Epsom. ⁠If you would like more information contact them here.

Little Pip Photography

Little Pip Photography are looking for a model for their next styled session, they are looking for a gorgeous dark haired girl who is sitting but not yet crawling.

This is for a Snow White session. The baby MUST be able to sit fully unaided for extended periods of time. Parents will receive a beautifully hand edited digital photo and 9×6 luxury print in return for the photos being used in their portfolio, social media, advertising and competitions.

This shoot will take place at 7pm in an outdoor setting so baby must be ok with having routines changed so that they can have a sleep beforehand.

If you are interested please email

Shop Safe, Shop Local – Epsom & Ewell Borough Council 

Just like Epsom & Ewell Families, the council is encouraging residents in the area to shop local and support local businesses with a specialised campaign. Find out more here.

Need to Know

Tattenham Corner Rd – the road from the Grandstand to the Tea Hut roundabout – will be closed on Friday 4th June and  Saturday 5th June from 7am till 7:30pm due to the Derby. Diversions will be in place.

The General Manager of Epsom Downs Race Course is asking for residents’ help across the two days of the Cazoo Derby Festival in terms of minimising public presence. Find out more here.

Book now

Comedy favourite Harry Hill is headlining at The Station pub in Stoneleigh on June 21st. Find out more here and get booking as only 47 tickets are available.


Have a great week and remember to stay safe, shop local and get the sun cream out! ☀️

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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