WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – JUNE PART 1
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 01 Jun 2019
Hello lovely Epsom and Ewell families,
Well it has been a very exciting and busy month – I had a few wonderful visits to Lisa’s in Ewell Village for light therapy and i-lipo treatments, visited the St Mary’s Spring Market, my boys had a Sponsored Swim, we have been filming for Satisfied Eye Film Festival’s cosplay documentary and Epsom Downs’ Ladies Day. What a fun start to the Summertime!
There is a lot happening in the area in June, so I hope that you find something for your family.
There are still a few half-term activities this weekend – Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June.
Godstone Farm have two days of their Wildlife Discovery Week. Activities, mini beasts handling, crafts and more. Godstone is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
There is still time to book and visit our newest local man-made beach at Buckland Park Lake this half term.
Polesden Lacey is hosting their Wild Woods survival activities and events on the 1st and 2nd June. Activities take place on both days from 10.30am to 3.00pm.
Saturday 1st June
If you would like to escape Epsom on Saturday, Priory Gardens has an Enchanted Children’s Festival from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
There is a Bioblitz taking place at Morden Hall Park on the 1st, from 10.00am to 4.00pm. A chance to explore the wildlife in the park.
Epsom Downs’ popular annual Derby Festival is this weekend. The Derby Day festivities take place from 11.00am to 7.30pm and there are still tickets available. Have a look at their website to book.
Visit Guildford is holding a Picnic in the Castle Grounds from 12.30 to 4.00pm.
Sunday 2nd June
Antiques Roadshow and Fiona Bruce are coming to Morden Hall Park. Bring your family heirlooms or antiques to Morden Hall Park from 9.30am to 4.30.
Yourspace.Sutton is hosting another Whippersnapper-upper market for young entrepreneurs.
Tuesday 4th June
Godstone Farm has their last Mini Me Art Sessions taking place from 10.30 – 12.30. The theme is Father’s Day.
Epsom Downs Family Centre has a fantastic Managing Stress and Anxiety in Children and Teenagers course at 1.00pm on the 4th and 11th June.
Wednesday 5th June
Wallington Library has a pastel arts class every Wednesday from 11.00am to 1.00pm. The class is for children and adults, no experience needed. There is a suggested donation of £1 per session.
Friday 7th June
The Luna Cinema will be at Morden Hall Park on the 7th, 8th and 9th June. You can see The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia 2 and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Saturday 8th June
There is a Sustainability Fair at Farnham Community Farm from 11.00am to 4.00pm.
Sutton Ecology Centre is hosting a Summer Garden Party from 12.00pm to 4.00pm.
The Ashtead Rotary Village Day is taking place from 12.00pm to 5.00pm at Ashtead Recreation Ground. There will be a fun fair, stalls and activities.
Sunday 9th June
The Leatherhead miniature railway has an Open Day. We haven’t been in years but we used to always have such a wonderful time there.
There is a Watercolour class at Morden Hall Park from 10.00am to 12.00pm. No experience necessary.
Shopfest returns to Denbies on the 9th June from 11.00am to 4.00pm. There will be a lot of local artisans and stalls.
The popular annual NCT Teddy Bear’s Picnic is happening on the 9th from 12.00pm to 4.30pm at Nonsuch Park. The event is circus-themed. There will be entertainment, races, stalls and refreshments.
The Leatherhead Duck Race is taking place from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. The race starts at Bridge Street.
Tuesday 11th June
The Woodland Trust will be doing a Langley Vale walk from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Walks are suitable for families – tickets are £5 per adult, £2.50 per child (under 16). Dogs are welcome, on a lead.
Friday 14th June
You can see The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Wimbledon Theatre on the 14th, 15th and 16th June.
Morden Hall has a Father & Child Woodland Campfire on the 14th and 15th June, at various times.
Saturday 15th June
Guildford Castle has a Paper Knights and Horses craft session from 11.00am to 1.00pm. The activity is free and suitable for children aged 4+.
The Wallington Music Festival is returning to the Duke’s Head Hotel from 11.30am. Visit their Facebook event for more information and updates.
Sunday 16th June
Godstone Farm has Father’s Day fun with a steam engine and farm activities, on the 16th from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Dads ride the train for free.
Celebrate Father’s Day at Rafayel Sardinian Restaurant in Ewell Village. There will be a 3 course Sunday lunch.
For Your Diary
The annual NESCOT Summer Fair is on Saturday 22nd June from 11.00am to 2.00pm.
Ewell Village event Hope will be returning to Bourne Hall on Sunday 23rd June from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. A free family-friendly event.
Fly me to the Moon Farnham Carnival is happening on Saturday 29th June at Gostrey Meadow.
The Hawkeye Birds of Prey are at Chessington Garden Centre on Sunday 30th June from 12.00pm to 3.30pm.
Watch A Star is Born at the Banstead Open Air Cinema on the 22nd June. Doors open at 8.20pm.
Tickets are available for the Banstead Food Festival. The festival is taking place on Saturday 29th June from 10.30am to 7.30pm. You can get a family ticket for £10, via the eventbrite web offer.
If you and your children like running, then sign up for the Harriers’ 5 (or 1 ) mile run at Nonsuch Park from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Sunday 30th June.
The popular Summer Screenings are booking now and The Greatest Showman is being screened at Wisley on the 13th July from 6.30pm.
Swimtime has some 5 day Summer-holiday swimming Crash Courses from 5th August from 9.00am to 5.00pm at DW Fitness. It’s for children aged 3+.
Trifest is back on Saturday 31st August, from 12.00pm to 4.00pm, in Auriol Park.
If you love Gatsby, like I do, and would like to attend a Gatsby-inspired Charity Ball; then make sure you get tickets to the ball on Saturday 28th September.
That’s my latest for local events, but if you would like more up-to-date information then make sure that you ‘like’ the Epsom and Ewell Families page or join the group. And if you are looking for a local recommendation, then there is the Epsom and Ewell Families’ directory. Dee is constantly updating the website with new businesses and services – all of which have been recommended by local families.
See you soon, for more local fun.