WHATS HAPPENING IN THE AREA APRIL EDITION 2
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 15 Apr 2018
Hello Epsom and Ewell Peeps!
I can’t believe that we have got to the end of the school holidays already. Hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and that you are ready for the ‘back to school’ madness!!!
To all the families waiting to hear about Reception places this week, hope that you get the school that you want. I cannot wait to hear if my youngest little man gets our chosen school.
If you are looking for things to keep the family busy, in the next two weeks, then look no further.
This week is Rep Season at The Leatherhead Theatre plays include “Yes Prime Minister” and ‘The Secret Garden” find out more details and book tickets here.
If you or your child enjoy magic, The Close Up Show will be taking place at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday, 21st of April. Tickets start at £16.50.
The popular annual ECRA duck race is taking place on Saturday, 28th of April from 12pm. The event is held at the Stepping Stones on the Hogsmill River and there are a variety of activities and stalls to keep the whole family occupied. We love this event (and even came third one year). Highly recommend it.
Polka Theatre in Wimbledon always has a great assortment of child-friendly productions, for all ages. In the next two weeks, they have Polka Youth Theatre for 9 – 14 year olds, Twinkle Twinkle for 1 – 3 year olds, Egg and Spoon for 1 – 5 year olds; and Mini Explorers and Creative Explorers for children from 6 months to 5 years. You can get more details here.
For those of you who are looking for something to do with younger children now that the big ones are heading back to school, we have many Toddler and Play Groups in Epsom and Ewell.
Pooh Corner at St Joseph’s Church in Epsom is held on a Monday morning.
St Paul’s Howell Hill Toddler Groups are on a Monday and Tuesday morning.
St Mary’s Toddlers at St Marys in Ewell Village on a Monday afternoon and Thursday morning.
Little Monkeys at Epsom Methodist Church on a Tuesday morning.
Little Urchins meet at the Epsom United Reformed Church on Tuesday afternoons.
Lion Cubs at the United Reformed Church in Ewell on a Wednesday morning.
Parent/ Minder and Toddler group on a Wednesday morning at Ruxley Church.
Giggles at Epsom Baptist Church on a Thursday morning.
Friday Fizz takes place in the morning, at Kings Church.
Rhyme Time at the Surrey Libraries.
Charity Appeals and Events
If you have some time to spare, the Epsom Riding for the Disabled Association are always looking for Volunteers to help. They need people with diverse skills. If you are interested in being involved, have a look at their website for more information and contact details.
QEF are hosting their Equipment Fair for Children with Disabilities on Friday, 20th April from 10am – 3pm. There will be many different exhibitors on the day.
Ewell Village Residents Association are asking for volunteers for their Ewell Spring Clean Up event taking place at 10am on the 21st of April.
There is a crowd-funder charity appeal to bring back the popular family event Epsom Common Day. The crowd-funder deadline is 21st of April at 12pm.
There is a charity quiz, raffle and auction happening at The Station Pub in Stoneleigh on the 27th of April. The event is in aid of Swan UK, syndromes without a name, for undiagnosed Children’s Day.
The NCT will be holding a nearly new Sale on Saturday 28th April 3pm – 4.30pm with priority entry to NCT members at 3pm (with a valid membership card). The sale will be held at St Andrew’s Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF and items sold will be baby & children’s clothes and equipment at bargain prices. Please note it’s a cash only sale.
Do you have a family member who has dementia? D-Caf in Banstead provides a monthly get together, it’s the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6pm -8pm at The Banstead Centre, The Horseshoe, Banstead SM7 2BQ call Lyn on 07546 958 299 for more information.
If you would like to meet some new local families, need advice or support or would like to find some new activities to do in the area, the Surestart centres are a great place for families.
If you or someone that you love has lost a loved one recently, there are various Bereavement Café’s that take place around the area.
Don’t forget that the Epsom Odeon does kids club every weekend (and during the school holidays). The screenings are in the morning and are a good budget-friendly trip to the cinema. If you are thinking about going to see Peter Rabbit check out Dee’s Blog review here.
That’s it from me for a couple of weeks, please remember to have a look at the directory for any services that you may need I know Dee has been hard at work updating it and recent addition include; Messaroos – Messy Play Classes, The Leatherhead Theatre, NuShine – Window Cleaners and more! For up to date info do following the Epsom and Ewell families Facebook page and group have and if you have anything that you think your fellow readers would be interested in knowing about, please let Dee or I know.
Catch up soon,