WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – MARCH PART 1
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 28 Feb 2019
Hope everyone had a wonderful February, Valentines Day and half term. Wow, I’ve just realised how jam-packed February really was. And how lovely was it too? We loved our pre-Spring sunny days, afternoons in the garden and watching our plants coming back to life.
This month, our highlight were – a trip into London, seeing friends and family, and some great walks. If you are looking for inspiration of green spaces to explore, then read Fran’s blog about 7 Great Woods to Discover in and around the area. We also went to see Lego Movie 2, which I originally wasn’t super keen on (I’m not crazy about sequels) but I really got into it and it was thoroughly enjoyable. As usual, a great family film. My boys are now obsessed – we have an updated Lego shopping list (as long as my arm) – and they keep singing the songs. And yes… they have got “stuck inside my head”.
There are a lot of fantastic events and activities taking place locally, and in neighbouring areas, in March. I hope that you find something to do over the coming fortnight.
Friday 1st March
If you’ve ever attended a Yoga Bambinos class, in Ewell, there is a meet up (for past and present families) at All Things Nice at 9.30am.
Saturday 2nd March
Kid’s Club at the Odeon, at 10.00am (Saturday) and 11.00am (Sunday), is screening Ralph Breaks the Internet.
For those who would like to do something for the community, there is a litter picking session. Meet at McDonald’s at 10.30am.
11.00am – 3.00pm Hobbledown will be celebrating National Pig Day – feed the pigs and learn more about these farmyard favourites. There will also be pig-themed games, as well as arts and crafts.
There is a Sun Festival at the Science Museum on the 2nd and 3rd. Activities and events are taking place from 11.30am.
Pandibakes has another exciting Parent and Child cupcake class at 3.00pm at Glyn Hall. The theme for this class is Space.
Sunday 3rd March
There is a Mouse Hunt taking place at Gatton Park in Reigate from 1.00pm – 5.00pm. Entry is £5, children go free. No booking required.
Bump2Baby has a market in Nork from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
Monday 4th March
Fennies Day Nursery and Cabello Lounge are hosting free Sing-along sessions for the next 6 weeks from 10.30am to 11.15am. Everyone is welcome to join.
Tuesday 5th March
Guildford Farmer’s Market is taking place from 10.30am. The market is Shrove Tuesday-themed and will include a pancake race.
From 2.00pm to 4.00pm, there is sand art fun at All Things Nice. There will be pancakes and refreshments available. No need to book.
Thursday 7th March
Riverview Children’s Centre has a Healthy Cooking on a Budget course, taking place over the next 4 weeks. The sessions are for families to enjoy and take place between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Booking is essential. Call 0208337 7310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see The Cat in the Hat at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. There are performances from the 7th to the 9th of March.
Friday 8th March
Auditions for Search for Surrey Stars will take place at The Leatherhead Theatre from 4.00pm – 7.00pm. For more information, email email@example.com. All stars must be between the ages of 8 and 18.
They are looking for four acts:
⭐️ One primary school choir
⭐️ One secondary school choir
⭐️ A group act – singing or dancing
⭐️ A solo act – singing or dancing
Saturday 9th March
The annual Herald of Spring is taking place from 9.30am to 5.00pm, at Bourne Hall. There is a superhero dress up, the Morris Men will be dancing, plus there are stalls and activities taking place all day. A truly beautiful and flower-filled day.
There is a Mum2Mum Market in Aldershot from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.There are many stalls with great bargains. A FREE shopping bag to the first 100 people. Entry is only £2 – kids go free. Refreshments available. Cash only.
If you enjoy a quiz, there is a charity Quiz Night at the Unity Hall in Epsom at 6.30pm. The event is in aid of the Mayor’s charities. £15.00 per person.
Sunday 10th March
The very popular Cheam Celebration Farmers Market will be taking place from 9.00am to 1.00pm. There is fun for the whole family, as well as delicious artisan food stalls and local ales, cocktails and gins.
Wednesday 13th March
Yoga Bambinos has a free taster Baby Massage class, from 10.00am to 11.00am at All Things Nice. Booking is essential.
Friday 15th March
A modern-day play about Tinder: The Comedy is being staged at Epsom Playhouse at 7.45pm.
Wonder Parks opens at the cinema.
Saturday 16th March
There is an open day at Merton Blue Cross Animal Hospital, just down the road, from 10.30am to 3.00pm. Activities include and interactive be-a-vet tour, face painting, lucky dip, bouncy castle, pet photo booth and FREE Petwise MOTs.
Epsom Fire Station is having an Open Day from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
There is a 1750 Comedy Club at Sandown Park Racecourse at 7.00pm. Tickets are £17.50.
Sunday 17th March
St Mary’s Cuddington is hosting a Home Made Sunday market from 11.00am to 12.00pm.
The Epsom Countryside team are doing an Epsom Common History Walk from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Tickets cost £5 per adult, £2.50 per child (16 yrs or under). For more information call 01372 732000. Meet at the Stew Ponds car park off of Christchurch Road. No need to book.
FREE history and afternoon tea event at Whitehall in Cheam. The event is from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
Tuesday 19th March
From the 19th to the 23rd March, you can see the Epsom Player’s performance of 9-5 (with music by Dolly Parton) at Epsom Playhouse. Tickets cost £18.
For your diaries
Book now for the Ruthless Romans workshop at Bourne Hall Museum Club from 1.00pm to 2.30pm. £5 per child (and accompanying adult). To book a space, contact David Brooks or visit the Bourne Hall Museum Club website.
Do you enjoy singing? The Ultimate Voice has 4 weeks of Spring choir singing on the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th of April from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
The well loved ECRA Duck Race is happening on the 27th April from 12.00pm. Ducks will be on sale from the 9th of March at Herald of Spring at Bourne Hall.
There is a Posh Frock Charity Ball taking place at Epsom Downs racecourse on the 4th of May. The theme is wedding dress or posh frock and black tie. Tickets are £55 and include a 3 course meal, glass of wine, DJ, photo booth and sweet cart. There will also be a raffle and auction.
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 busy updating the site with new additions – including Work Buddy London career coach, Banstead Kitchen Studio, Avalon Legal (for your will writing needs), and more.