Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 14 Sep 2018


WOW! Back to school – that was a bit of a whirlwind. As I write this I’ve just got home from a parents curriculum meeting and I’m looking forward to enjoying the weekend; and I think my boys are too – bless them, they’re shattered.  I do hope that all of the little (and big) ones went back to school happily and that there weren’t too many tears from the new-starters (or mummies and daddies). I always love seeing photos of my friends’ children proudly showing off their school uniforms (of course picture is always taken by the front door!).

Epsom and Ewell has quite a few very exciting events this weekend and for the rest of the month. As a reminder I have also added some that I mentioned at the end of my last newsletter.

I hope that you and the family enjoy these fun days out.

Family Fun in and around Epsom and Ewell

Starting with the last Epsom Garden Society show of the year at St Martin’s Junior School.

There are three festivals happening this weekend. Hobbledown is having their Wildflowers Festival on Saturday from 3.00pm. Tickets start from £11.00 and do not include entry into Hobbledown, only entry into the festival. I really want to go to this!

And there is a Food Festival taking place at Denbies Wine Farm on the 15th and 16th. There will be activities for all ages, delicious food and cooking tips and demonstrations. Tickets start from £3.

Also this weekend, there is the Gatwick Fun Day (on Saturday, 15th) and the Cheam Festival of Food (on Sunday, 16th), both of which I mentioned in my last newsletter.

If you love music, there is an Organ Recital at St Mary’s Church in Ewell on the 15th of September or there is an Operatic performance, based on the story of Romeo and Juliet, at St Martins Church on the 22nd of September.

There are two big Car Boot sales taking place in and around Epsom this month. The ever-popular Hook Road Car Boot sale takes place every Sunday, as long as there is dry weather.

There is also a Kids Car Boot Sale taking place at Godstone Farm on Saturday, 29th of September. An opportunity to sell your preloved baby and child items – plus sellers will receive a discounted entry to the farm for the day.

Sunnybank Trust Swag Club will be hosting a disco on the 17th of September from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at NESCOT. The event is for people between the ages of 16 – 30 years, who have learning disabilities.

Further afield and one of our all-time favourite events to go to as a family is New Scientist Live, in London. It is fascinating – a day full of science-based events, activities and talks. There is something to appease everyone in your family. Plus, it is a really great day out – two years ago, I had a cocktail made by a robot. I am missing this for the first time in years, this year – and I am gutted. It takes place from the 20th – 23rd of September.

Hobbledown has another exciting event this month. On the 21st of September, there is a mini-beast event for children in KS1 (aged 5 – 7 years old).

Saturday the 22nd is a busy day. There is a family friendly event in Ewell – A Day for All is happening at St Mary’s Church. Most of the activities on the day are free.

Bing! Live will be at Dorking Halls on the 22nd and 23rd.

Nower Wood is holding an Autumn Open Day on the 22nd of September. You are invited to explore their woodlands and educational centre. I attended a school trip to Nower Wood and it was awesome. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt loads too.

In the evening why not mosey on down to St Barnabas in Temple Road, Epsom to enjoy a fun-filled evening with live music provided by Rogues Gallery. There will be a licensed bar serving wine and beer, hot food, including hot dogs and southern fried chicken, with cold food options such as salads and snacks. Tickets can be purchased on-line here.

Also on the evening of the 22nd September there will be an outdoor screening of The Greatest Showman… with a difference, at Beddington Park. The film will be completely powered by 16 bicycles. You are invited to be involved in the powering of the film or you can just sit back and enjoy.

The Wimbledon Country Show is also taking place on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd; and is a packed with food and drinks, a children’s festival, rural crafters and handmade stalls, festival of dogs and much more.

On the 23rd of September, there is a WWI commemoration day taking place. There will be re-enactors allowing you to witness life in the First World War and the chance to take part in free demonstrations and activities; followed by a thank you concert and picnic, organised by the Royal British Legion.

Also on Sunday, 23rd there is the opportunity for the children to get as dirty as they can at the Mud Kids Autumn event taking place at Pippbrook Meadows.

There is also the Sutton Police Open Day taking place on the 23rd from 12.00pm – 4.00pm. Who doesn’t love meeting the men and women (and dogs and horses!!!!) who keep us safe? It sounds like a really enjoyable day out.

And there is the Denbies Festival of Sport on the 23rd. Definitely one of the busiest weekends of the year. This is a free event and you can try new sports and activities. From 9.00am – 7.30pm.

For charity there is the Epsom Memory Walk at Epsom Racecourse raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, you have until Thursday 20th September 2018 to register for the walk.

And to end the month, there is a Glow Run at Kempton Park Racecourse on the 30th of September, in aid of Princess Alice. It is a 5k run; with glow zones, foam zone, paint blast zone and a time tunnel.

Wedding Show

To end the month, there is the launch of the Surrey Wedding Show hosted by Events by Inspire taking place at Bourne Hall. The event is on the 30th September from 11.00am – 3.00pm and promises to showcase Surrey’s best wedding and event companies and suppliers.   This event is not just suitable for those that are getting married but those that are planning special occasions and family parties.

Cinema and Theatre

For those who still haven’t seen it – Sherlock Gnomes is on Kids Club this weekend at the Odeon.

At the Epsom Playhouse, The People’s Theatre Company is performing There was an old Lady who swallowed a fly. The performance is on the 22nd of September at 2.30pm. Tickets start from £9.

From the 18th – 21st September, you can see the latest Winnie the Pooh film ‘Christopher Robin’ at the Leatherhead Theatre. I really cannot wait to see this.

If you follow the Epsom and Ewell page and join the group on Facebook, you will be able to see any other events that come up, plus you will join the really lovely community that Dee has created – a fantastic place for recommendations, local news and the occasional traffic update.  Also do check the directory on the website for any services you may need.

Lastly the weather is due to warm up again – YAY! So I hope that you all have a fab (fingers crossed) sunny fortnight.

Love Kalli x

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Kalli Pasqualucci
Kalli lives in Epsom with her two boys and husband.

She is passionate about film, theatre, art, music, books and good food. She is a digital marketer and social media manager and teaches yoga.

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