WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – MAY PART 1
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 02 May 2019
Hello Epsom and Ewell families,
April has been a rather interesting month – Mediterranean heat waves, followed by rain and howling wind (and even hail in Carshalton last weekend). Easter came and went, as did the school holidays; there were dinosaurs in Epsom and a food festival in Richmond. Ducks were raced and eggs were hunted. And, as always, the wonderful people of Epsom and Ewell (and Stoneleigh) banded together to support one another, when in times of need.
For those who aren’t aware of the latest act of kindness – there was an awful fire in Rembrandt Court in Ewell and the wonderful people of Epsom, Ewell and Stoneleigh have supported and donated to the families who have lost everything. Keep following the Epsom and Ewell page or group to keep up to date on donations requests; or if you are able to, you can donate money to the families on Justgiving.
May is another busy month – I am very sure that you will find something, to keep your family occupied over the next two weeks.
Friday 3rd May
Pandibakes is offering an After School Cake and Craft Club on a Friday afternoon at All Things Nice, in Ewell Village. The class costs £8 per child and booking is essential.
Saturday 4th May
Morden Park Country May Fair will be on all weekend 10am – 5pm.
For any fireman fans Leatherhead Fire Station is holding a charity car wash from 10am – 4pm.
Auto Italia returns to Brooklands on Saturday, from 8.00am to 5.30pm. An opportunity to see and hear the beautiful Italian cars – both of my children would love this day out. Tickets are available on the Brooklands website – there is a discount for advance tickets.
Nonsuch Park Run are celebrating their 400th park run this Saturday, from 9.00am to 10.00am. The run has a Sci-fi fancy-dress theme, and there will be cakes afterwards.
From 9.30am to 10.30am, there is a Story Time session at Sutton Library. This month’s book is Oi Dog!
There is a Surrey Day Street Party from 10.00am to 6.00pm at Silent Pool Gin. The event, which is organised by Visit Surrey, promises a day of Surrey’s best food and drink artisans.
Chessington Garden Centre has a Star Wars Kid’s Club taking place at 11.00am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Sessions are £5.99 per child and booking is essential – limited availability.
Banstead’s May Fayre is taking place from 12.00pm to 5.00pm at the Banstead Village May Queen Group.
Join in the lighting of the beacon at Priory Farm’s Discovery Walk. There will be an opportunity to watch the sunset, have a drink and enjoy some barbecued food.
Sunday 5th May
Sutton and Epsom’s Big Bash is back. The event, held at the Sutton and Epsom RFC, is free to attend. There will be activities, food and drinks for all to enjoy.
You can also visit the Malden and District Society of Model Engineers Ltd on Sunday and Monday of the bank holiday weekend. Trains run from 2.00pm to 5.30pm. And if you don’t feel like going to Thames Ditton, the Surrey S.M.E, based in Leatherhead, have an open day on Monday 6th May.
Thursday 9th May
Silent Pool Gin is also hosting a G&Tea Party, from 12.00pm – 3.00pm. Tickets are £40 and are available on their website. There are only a few tickets left.
Friday 10th May
The Friends of Ewell Grove are hosting a BBQ and Barn Dance – there are still limited tickets available, if anyone would like to join the fun.
Saturday 11th May
On the 11th and 12th May, there is a Wonderful World of Wellbeing event at Kempton Park Racecourse. There will be well-being activities and stalls – tickets are free for u/14’s and start at £10 for adults.
The popular kid’s event Little Welly is taking place again this year, in Cheshire. A great family day out – there will be bigger courses and more activities.
From 10.00am to 5.00pm on the 11th, there is the Cowpie Country Show in Blindley Heath. A busy day of country fun, for the whole family.
The Richmond May Fayre is taking place on The Green in Richmond, from 11.45am to 12.30pm. The fayre has food, drink and craft stalls, music and a fun fair.
There is a May Fair hosted by the 2nd Hook Scout Group from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.
Sunday 12th May
Would you like to try your hand at beekeeping? The Epsom Beekeepers have a Beekeeping Experience Day, from 9.30am to 4.00pm.
There is a Watercolour Class at Morden Hall Park from 10.00am to 12.00pm. All materials are provided, and the class is suitable for beginners or experienced artists.
Brooklands has an Emergency Services Day on Sunday the 12th, from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Also on the 12th, there is the Cheam Celebration Farmers Market in Cheam Park, from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Great for the whole family – with street food, fresh produce, real ales, handmade crafts, live music; and hopefully the inclusion of a children’s play and inflatables area (weather dependant).
If you fancy hopping on the train, there is a huge annual (21st year) Kite Festival taking place in Streatham from 11.00am to 5.00pm.
Thursday 16th May
Kirsty’s Books and Caballo Lounge are hosting a free story-telling and activity session. The event is from 10.30am to 11.00am.
For Your Diary
The annual Cheam Charter Fair is happening on the 18th May on Park Road, from 9.00am to 1.00pm. There will be various activities and stalls – more than ever before.
The Ewell Village Fair committee will be holding the Spring Market in the St Mary’s Church Hall on the 18th May, from 10.00am to 12.00pm. There will be plants, cakes, bric-a-brac and books on sale, as well as refreshments and a raffle. Money raised at this market, is used for the Ewell Village Fair.
Would you like to see Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on the big screen, in the beautiful Medicine Garden in Cobham. A Star is Born will be screened at 7.oopm on the 18th May.
The PTA at St Anne’s Banstead are hosting a Gin Festival and Prosecco Bar on the 18th May, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets are available through eventbrite.
Pandibakes has a parent and child Pirate Cupcake class on Sunday 19th May from 10.00am to 1.00pm.
The popular Family Fun Day and Superhero Walk is taking place again at Poole Road Rec on Sunday 19th May from 11.00am to 4.00pm.
If you would like to be styled and made up, then pop over to All Things Nice on the 22nd of May at 7.00pm for Styled by Marsha’s Style Your Way into Summer event.
The Wimbledon, Wandsworth and Sutton branch of the RSPCA is hosting a 50’s-themed Jive for Cats ball at the North Cheam Sports Club on the 24th of May from 7.30pm.
Yoga Bambinos is now taking bookings for their May half-term Yoga class. The class is at Glyn Hall on the 28th May from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.
TheBabyChapter is now taking bookings for the next Antenatal Course starting on the 29th May from 7-9pm at Ewell Court House. The course will cover mental wellbeing, baby first aid and practical newborn care.
The popular Summer Screenings are booking now and The Greatest Showman is being screened at Wisley on the 13th July from 6.30pm.
Lastly find out what events are happening at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Kat’s latest blog here.
That’s it from me for now, keep up-to-date with what is happening in Epsom and Ewell by liking the Epsom and Ewell Families page and joining the group. And if you are looking for a local recommendation, then there is the Epsom and Ewell Families’ directory. Dee is always updating the website with new businesses – all of which have been recommended by those who have used the services.
See you soon, for more local fun.