Posted by Francesca De Franco on 24 Jul 2021

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School’s out for summer! Thankfully there’s plenty on to keep everyone entertained. Here’s your weekly roundup of what’s happening in and around the area.

Bourne Hall  – Summer Walks 


Bourne Hall is running a series of fascinating guided walks around Epsom and Ewell for all the family during August and September.

Walks cost £5 per person and are limited to 20 people per walk. Places must be booked with David Brooks by emailing

Bourne HallMuseum Activities  

The museum is also inviting children and adults alike to join them for a series of FREE educational talks with demonstrations and activities to get involved with. The first session is on Wednesday, August 4th (10.30am to 12.00 or 1.30pm to 3.00pm) and will run every subsequent Wednesday in August. They’ll cover Roman Ewell,  Blitzed Epsom, Epsom Spa and Salts and the Great War.

Book with David Brooks by emailing

More details on the museum activities and walks here: and here:

Free social walks in Epsom and Ewell

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is running a free 12-week social walks programme in the borough to improve residents’ health and well-being. The walks although primarily aimed at those with diabetes are open to anyone who would like to take part and get active.

Starting on Monday 26 July until Thursday 14 September, the local twice weekly walks will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 10.30am – 11.30am in Nonsuch Park.

To register your interest, visit or call 01372 732000. Places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Mandalina – Ladies Night

Lots of the Epsom & Ewell Families gang had a super night out at Mandalina patisserie restaurant on Ewell High Street last week. It was Ladies Night and the Prosecco was flowing; we had great food and saw an amazing belly dancing display (some of us even took part!). Check out the Mandalina Facebook page for details of the next one.

Sutton and Epsom RFC 

Sutton & Epsom RFC is hosting the BIG BASH, a free community fun day on Saturday, 21st August. For more details, visit:


The Children’s Trust – Step Forward Walk

On Saturday, 21 August, join The Children’s Trust for a physical walk starting and finishing at its national rehabilitation centre in Tadworth, Surrey.

Choose from a distance of 10 or 5 miles across Banstead Heath and the North Downs Way – families, friends, children and dogs are all welcome. Find out more here: 

Epsom Families Nearly New Sale 

Epsom Families Nearly New Sale is currently seeking stall holders for its sale on Sunday, 5th September at Blenheim High school. Do you have nursery furniture, baby and childrens’ clothes, accessories, maternity wear, toys, feeding and weaning equipment etc and want to declutter and earn some extra cash? If so, stalls are available for just £15.00. Find out more here:


RoboFun, which teaches children (4-18 years) robotics and programming skills, is running a Summer Camp of face-to-face classes at Epsom Methodist Church. You can try a free session before you book your course. More details here:

Ewell History Day 2021 

On Saturday, 18th September, you’ll get the opportunity to discover Ewell’s incredible past. At this free event, you’ll…

“Gasp at Roman gladiators, stumble on Victorian urchins, survive with the soldiers of both World Wars, pick up tips from the Land Army and its petting zoo.”

Go along and learn about Ewell’s built heritage, and find out about the lives of famous and infamous residents.

Further details here.

Veterans pilot project 

Calling the armed forces community, charities and professionals working in Epsom & Ewell…

Surrey County Council is developing pilot projects in Surrey Heath, Epsom & Ewell and Guildford to identify and support veterans and ex-service personnel who are not known to Adult Social Care or Armed Forces Charities. They would like to invite them to take part in group activities and the opportunity to record their life stories to help reduce isolation, increase friendships and if needed signpost them to additional support.

For more details and to get involved, please email: Epsom & Ewell:


Summer clubs and workshops 

There’s still time to book your children onto a variety of clubs, camps and workshops over the summer holidays. Check out some great ones here: 

Godstone Farm 

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.

Pardon Your French 

Pardon Your French is running a GCSE intensive course that will help students practise their French, gain confidence and revise before the start of the new academic year. This will be for an hour each day over the course of a week (Mon-Fri) 26th–30th, July and 2nd– 6th, August. More details here and here


Michelle has done a great roundup of parks with cafes in the immediate area and a little further afield. Check it out for some more inspiration.

Have a great week!

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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