What’s happening in the area in the first half of feb
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 31 Jan 2018
Hi! I’m Kalli! A local mum to two boys, based in Ewell. I hope that everyone enjoyed the first blog post and that you are enjoying the new Epsom and Ewell Families website.
If you are looking for things to keep the family busy, in the next two weeks, look no further.
Cinema and Theatre
At the moment there is a great choice of films on at the Epsom Odeon. Whether you are taking the children, or going on a date. I am really keen on seeing Coco and Goodbye Christopher Robin with my boys, and I cannot wait to see The Greatest Showman with my hubby. Kids Club is also a fantastic way to see films at a fraction of the price. The films are released on a Tuesday, and kids club runs every weekend and during school holidays. This week’s offering is The Nut Job 2 on Saturday at 10.00am or on Sunday at 11.00am.
Epsom Playhouse has some fantastic family-friendly productions too. Alice in Wonderland is being performed by the students at The Ashtead Ballet School, this Sunday. There are two afternoon performances and the cost of the ticket is £9. You can find out more here.
On Wednesday 14th February, Crafty’s Creepy Castle will be on show at the Epsom Playhouse. The 40-minute show is aimed at 2 – 7 year olds and tickets start from £9. All tickets include a gift.
I am sure that you have seen a lot on Facebook at the moment about Food Hygiene Ratings. I thought it was brilliant to see that only 4 local schools out of 33 had less than a 5 for their food hygiene rating. Did you see our blog on the 5* eateries around town?
Another topic that has been hotly discussed locally is fly-tipping. In case you aren’t aware, a man from Mitcham was just fined for fly-tipping on Epsom Common. The tip is no longer open on a Tuesday or Wednesday, but is open Monday, Thursday, Friday and all weekend.
In keeping with local news, some of our local schools have made the headlines this week – the schools with top-performing GCSE results were Nonsuch Girls, Rosebery, St Andrew’s, Glyn, Blenheim, Epsom and Ewell High School and The Beacon. Amazing!
Did you know about a new service that some of the doctor’s surgeries have been trying out? It’s a new online consultation, for non-emergency appointments. You fill out a form on the surgery website; and then your answers are submitted to your doctor who will contact you regarding your medical concerns. I personally think it’s brilliant. Does your surgery offer this service?
Half term is also around the corner and there is a lot happening in Epsom and Ewell for children of all ages. Bourne Hall Museum Club has a variety of events. A list of their events is available on their website.
Arty Crafty Kidz and Yogi is also doing a combination of yoga, mindfulness and an arts and crafts activity this half term. There are two classes on the 15th of February in Glyn Hall – one aimed at 2 – 4 year olds and another aimed at 5 – 10 year olds. For more information, contact Becky or have a look at the Facebook event.
It is almost my favourite time of the year (okay, I fib, I have many favourite times of the year). Shrove Tuesday is on 13th of February this year, and is a highlight in our home. We try to do something different each year; one year we had pancakes for every meal, the year before we made rainbow pancakes and the year before that we made a pancake cake. IT WAS SO GOOD! If you are not keen on making your own, there are a few local places that you can get pancakes; but only one is dedicated to all things pancake – Love Crepe in Cheam has sweet and savoury pancakes and something to suit everyone’s needs.
Also happening in and around Epsom and Ewell in the next couple of weeks. RHS Garden Wisley has two really exciting events – their Butterflies in the Glass House is apparently gorgeous and on until 4th March; and there is a half term activity called Mud & Machines which is happening from the 10th – 18th of February. Full details here.
There are also half term events at Bird World in Farnham and my boys always really love a trip to Brooklands Museum in half term. There are indoor and outdoor exhibitions, a lovely restaurant and some interactive displays too.
Epsom and Ewell Foodbank is currently requesting donations of wardrobes, chests of drawers and bed side tables. If you have any that you would like to donate, please get in touch with them.
Well known comedian Adam Hills, from the Last Leg, is hosting a fundraising Comedy Night; in order to raise money for The Children’s Trust, on Monday the 5th of February 2018. Doors open at 6pm, for happy hour. You can buy tickets now.
There is something for everyone in the next two weeks. Right that’s it from me for now but please get in touch with Dee or I on Facebook, if you have anything that you think your fellow readers would be interested in knowing about.
Have a great start to Feb!