WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AREA – JULY EDITION 2
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 15 Jul 2018
So, another busy fortnight has gone by. I have heard all about Music in the Park (I really need to go next year!). Last weekend, we were at the Cuddington Croft Summer Fair, followed by the Lost Words event, as part of the MGSO4 festival. I have also just finished volunteering for the Ewell Village Fair this weekend. I honestly can’t wait for the school holidays, and some quality down time with my boys.
As everything is starting to wind down for the Summer holidays, there isn’t a whole lot happening over the next two weeks, but I am sure that you will find something here to keep the family entertained.
If you are local to Stoneleigh, there is an afternoon to evening of drinking and eating. Taking place at the Stoneleigh Brassiere on the 22nd of July, from 4pm. Tickets cost £10 and include a curry buffet. All monies raised will go to St Raphael’s Hospice.
Family Fun in Epsom and Ewell surrounding areas and further afield.
Saturday 21st July pop into Waterstones Epsom at 11am for puppet making, reading and local author book signing.
The 21st July is also The Langley Vale Wood Summer family event to celebrate the end of the First World War at Langley Vale Wood, the Woodland Trust’s First World War Centenary Wood. You can find out more details here.
If you have fire fighters fans at home Kingston Fire Station are having a Community Open Day, this is also on the 21st July 12pm – 5pm. Full details can be found on their Facebook event page.
Wakehurst have a Science Festival happening on the 21st and 22nd of July. A weekend of workshops, hands-on experiments and shows.
For cheese and chilli fans there is a cheese and chilli family festival taking place at Guildford’s Shalford Park on the 21st and 22nd July. Tickets start from £4.00.
Also on the 22nd of July, if you are up early enough (I think most of us are with children), you can see the Lord Mayor’s Balloon regatta. Launching from Battersea Park and then travelling over Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, London Eye and the Tower of London. This must be quite a sight!
But if you would like to be a bit closer to home then the Morden Family Fun Day is taking place on the 22nd July too from 10.30am.
As you may have realised from previous newsletters, I love lavender. Carshalton Lavender, the only pick your own lavender field in London, are hosting their open weekend on the 28th and 29th of July. It is free to attend – you just pay for what you pick. There will also be the opportunity to buy food, lavender plants and there will be some stalls too.
Down the road in Horsham, there is an Enchanted Horsham Summer Wonderland. Entertainment, shopping, street food and drinks and illuminated gardens. It sounds like a lovely way to spend a Summer’s Evening. Tickets start from £20 – children under 16 go free.
Summer Shop and Play will be taking over Manor Park, in Sutton, on the 28th July. A free family event with products, services, food, pony rides, a play zone and craft stalls; and exciting events including Theo the Magician and Peppa Pig, among others.
Epsom Common Day is on the 29th of July. This event is free to attend and there will be an assortment of events and attractions happening on the day – including a silver band, BBQ, historical walks, a play area and demonstrations of Birds of Prey, local crafts and Riding for the Disabled. Sounds like a great day out for the family.
You can have a Wild Weekend in Cobham on the 4th and 5th of August from 10am – 4pm. There will be inflatables, quad bikes, rock climbing, archery, crate stacking, caving, an adventure course and BBQ. Proceeds will be going to charity.
Madagascar The Musical is being staged at Wimbledon Theatre from the 21st July. My boys saw the poster for this when we were on the train recently and they are really keen to go and see it.
And if you are prepared to travel a bit, you can see Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Tilgate Park on the 27th or 28th July.
There are theatre classes over the Summer at The Leatherhead Theatre, Dandelion have not one but THREE different Summer workshops to chose from. Aladdin from the 30th July, School of Rock from the 6th August and Trolls from the 13th August. If you are looking for summer holiday workshops and classes please refer to my last blog for more choice.
Also both The Leatherhead Theatre and The Epsom Playhouse have screenings of popular films including Book Club, Coco, Patrick and LEGO Ninjago in the next few weeks. Visit the websites for more details.
If you fancy a trip to the cinema, then you can see the Incredibles 2, Duck Duck Goose, Jurassic World (for the older children) and on Saturday, 21st of July there is a screening of Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie, all showing at the Epsom Odeon.
Hope that everyone has a fantastic two weeks and that end of year goes well (how did the school year pass so quickly?). As always, keep an eye on the Epsom and Ewell Families Facebook page and/or group, for more local events and activities and also fantastic chats and recommendations from local families and if you need a local service Dee has added a lot more services to the directory.
I will be back with a jam packed August newsletter with dates of events, before I go on holiday and Dee tells me that Sam Hicks will be also be providing you with a list of places to visit.
To those who are heading off on holiday already, have a safe journey and a wonderful time and if you need to book a last minute holiday do speak to Raine Martin at Not Just Travel or Rebecca Heffernan at the Travel Counsellors both will be able to assist you free of charge. If you need to get your passport renewed Dee has compiled a list of local places to get your passport pictures done here.
That’s it from me for now.
Main photo credit: Little Pip Photography and model is Dee’s lovely daughter!