Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 29 May 2020

Hello to you all!

I hope that you had a fantastic May, and half term; and that you have been enjoying the lovely weather. We have been on two beautiful walks this week, which I have shared below.

I have added some new events to the Epsom and Ewell Families event calendar, and to this blog – I hope that you find something for you and your family to enjoy.

Friday 29th May

The Big Cat Sanctuary is hosting a Spots and Stripes Day – a full day of cat-themed activities.

NCT Sutton, Epsom and District are offering drop-in Zoom calls for those needing breastfeeding support.

The Natural History Museum is chatting about Nature on Your Doorstep at 10.30am. They will also be hosting an interesting event on Volcanoes: The Restless Giants on the 30th of June.

Meet the Lee Valley Farm tortoises live on Facebook today.

Busylizzy Epsom and Leatherhead present Beat Teething – a live talk.

Take That and Robbie Williams are set to entertain you from 8.00pm.

Saturday 30th May

The Epsom Bakehouse is teaching you how to make ciabatta, via Zoom.

Sunday 31st May

You can learn how to make delicious baguettes with The Epsom Bakehouse.

Monday 1st June

The Wheatsheaf will be hosting virtual quiz nights every Monday in June. The quiz starts at 8.05pm and will last for approximately an hour. The Zoom meeting link is available on their event.

Tuesday 2nd June

Grow Cook Enjoy have Children’s Afternoon, Children’s Morning and Strive and Survive/ Duke of Edinburgh cooking classes.

The Cheltenham Science Festival is online this year; with events, Q&As and workshops.

Wednesday 3rd June

Grow Cook Enjoy also have Adult Cooking Classes available. Learn how to cook a meal, by yourself or with a partner.

Thursday 4th June

Busylizzy Epsom and Leatherhead present 4th Trimester – a live talk.

Saturday 6th June

Pandibakes are back with various online Cake Decorating classes in June, starting with classes at 10.00am and 1.00pm today.

St Mary’s, Ewell is hosting a virtual Garden Party on Zoom.

Monday 8th June

Today is World Ocean Day for Schools. To celebrate, The Wild Network has organised a festival of performances, live streams, yoga, storytelling and more.

Tuesday 9th June

Busylizzy Epsom and Leatherhead present Preparing to Feed Your Baby – a live talk.

Thursday 11th June

Busylizzy Epsom and Leatherhead present The Importance of Attachment and Play – a live talk.

Learn how to Attract, Engage and Recruit the best people for your business.

Saturday 13th June

Daisy First Aid has a 2 hour online class; specifically for those who have, or who look after, children. You will learn basic first aid skills, to use in an emergency.

Tuesday 16th June

Prepare a vegan curry with Breech Lane Curry House. The session includes a flatbread making demonstration. The session is highly interactive, held with no more than 5 online participants.

Fun Future Events

Enjoy Glastonbury festival from home this year, from the 26th to the 28th of June. Glasthomebury will be raising money for Mind, NHS Charities Together, the NSPCC, Refuge and the Trussell Trust.

Food Supplies

Some of our favourite Epsom and Ewell restaurants have opened up again for take aways. You can get take aways from All Things Nice, Jess and the Beanstalk and Mandalina is on Deliveroo.

Other local companies are offering cooking services and grocery deliveries.

Sudesh from Good Evening is providing batch cooking – menus and pricing are available on her website.

Picky Bits is providing isolation celebration boxes – sweet or savoury –  to make your BBQ, birthday, anniversary or special occasion a little bit more special.

You can order delicious raw, vegan cakes from Ripe + Nine.

The guys at Yo Sarnie have fruit, vegetable and basics delivery boxes available to order.

Getting Active

((Bounce)) Epsom are doing online classes. A great family workout.

EzeeSport are doing regular EzeeSport at Home classes on their YouTube channel.

If you are looking for some online exercise, F45 in Ashtead are doing virtual training.

You can access free workouts for pre-schoolers with Little Kickers on YouTube.

Fitness Space are doing regular Facebook and Instagram live videos.

You Nutritional Therapy has a range of online classes, including some lockdown offers.

Learning Something New

Brilliant Bilinguals is doing a Summer 2020 Virtual Term for adults and children.

Geeky Kids are now providing virtual coding courses.

Surrey Sound of Music are offering online classes for piano, singing, flute, trumpet, music theory, guitar, violin and drums.

Local Walks

In the last few weeks, we have been enjoying going for walks again (and taking a lot of photos). Here are some of my favourite walks in our local area.

We love walking around Epsom Common – we do this walk regularly. The lake is our best discovery. We have also spotted deer, cows and the most beautiful birds and butterflies on this walk.

During lockdown, we have started walking from Epsom to Epsom Downs, and then exploring the Downs. The highlight of our walk was discovering an Elder tree and seeing some horses (at a distance).

When we lived in Ewell, our favourite walk was from Bourne Hall to Ewell Court, along the Hogsmill River. We loved the tunnels, paths and stepping stones along the route. We also enjoyed spotting bluebells, the swans and the resident heron.

The historical Horton park is such a beautiful huge park to walk around, with so many different paths and things to discover. I used to regularly run at Horton and loved seeing the horses, Hobbledown animals and the most beautiful flowers.

For other walks near Epsom and Ewell, have a look at Fran’s blog.

Mental Health

Complementary Therapies with Christine Michele Murray is offering free resources, classes and webinars for dealing with your mental health.

If you have lost someone during COVID-19, and would like to attend an online Bereavement group, please contact the Mind Matters team.

Rebecca Amin has joined forces with a local tutor to offer a FREE 20- 30 minute focus activity for children aged 3 – 7. Giving you some time to focus on what you need to get done.


Roz Mcleod, from Ultimate Voice, is running online singing classes.

Online Classes

Bambinos and Me are offering free online video classes for babies, massage, children, baby yoga and story-time. They have also teamed up with Blossom and Berry to provide a downloadable love bundle.

Jo Jingles Epsom are doing Facebook live videos for preschool-aged children.

Performing Arts

Ambition Dance have moved their classes online.

Dandelion Theatre Arts have a packed schedule of online performing arts classes, for everyone to try for FREE. Email Jennai to join in.

Join Ewell Dance for their online classes for the Summer term – ballet, modern, tap, contemporary, street dance and musical theatre.

Laird Academy are now offering online ballet, contemporary, modern, tap and musical theatre classes.

Katie from Pipsqueaks Performing Arts has various preschool movement sessions online.

Stagecoach Epsom have also moved online, and are offering trials for those who would like to know more about what Stagecoach offers.

If you want to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the local community, then ‘like’ the Epsom and Ewell Families page or join the group, check out our Events Calendar for upcoming events. And if you are looking for local services or companies, visit the Epsom and Ewell Families’ directory.

I’ll be back soon with more local activities and events.

Kalli xx

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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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