WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AREA – MAY EDITION 1
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 30 Apr 2018
Hello lovely Epsom and Ewell families!
Wow, hasn’t the weather been very odd over the last few weeks? I mean, I know that it is that time of the year, but it’s been more odd than normal. I’ve woken up some days not knowing whether to get the paddling pool or the wellies out, some days you could use both!
Anyway I hope you have been well since my last blog post. We have had a busy two weeks, with being allocated a school place, hope you got what you wanted? (if you didn’t then Francesca De Franco wrote a great article on waiting lists and appeals). This month my 8 year old turned 9 and in a mad moment I agreed to host a sleepover camping party in my lounge. YIKES! Won’t make that mistake again – haha. And of course, we have had the usual school, playdate, parties and work commitments. Two weeks really do fly by!
If you are looking for things to keep the family busy, in the next two weeks, then look no further, from cat shows to fun days it’s all happening!!!
Local Activities and Events
Bach to Baby are coming to Epsom, starting on Friday 4th of May at 10.30am at St Martin’s. For tickets and further information, please have a look at their website.
Strictly for adults and for those that love gin on Friday 4th May a community pop-up bar will be at All Things Nice, there will be a Gin Masterclass between 6 and 7pm with Doghouse Distillery. Table booking are also available at 7 – 9pm and 9 – 11pm and are £15 per person and you will be served the best beers, wines and gins you’ll find on your doorstep. Tickets can be booked by emailing email@example.com.
If you can’t make this date other tasting sessions are Friday 1st June, Friday 6th July, follow Local Source on Facebook for more details.
The Cricketers in Epsom will be celebrating the May Bank Holiday with a Pooches Picnic and Fancy Dress. The event will take place on the 5th of May from 12pm.
Also on the 5th of May, Banstead High Street will be a flurry of activity as the annual Banstead May Queen Fayre takes place. It is in aid of The Children’s Trust, and will have various activities, stalls and events on throughout the day.
Horton Golf Course is hosting a Family Fun Day on Monday, 7th of May from 10am – 4pm. There will be Adventure Golf, FootGolf, a Children’s Entertainer, and African drumming, to name a few. There is an Early Bird ticket offer of just £8 per ticket if booked online before 6th May.
Epsom Square are hosting a party to celebrate their 1-year anniversary on the 12th of May from 10am – 4pm. There will be free activities throughout the day, including Family Rhymetime, Storytime and Ozobots and LED Lights, plus lots more. You will find a full break down of events here.
The Cheam Charter Fair is taking place on Saturday, 12th of May and will have stalls and entertainment to keep the whole family entertained. For more information, have a look at their event.
If you enjoy plants, cakes and browsing through books and bric a brac; then visit the Spring Market on the 12th of May, in Ewell. Money raised from this event will be used to fund the Ewell Village Fair taking place on the 14th of July.
In Leatherhead, on the 12th and 13th of May there is a London Cats International Show. More than 200 cats (50 different breeds, whoever knew?!). The event is taking place at Guildford Rd, Fetcham, KT22 9BL from 10am – 5pm. Tickets are available online or on the door. If you love cats then I’m sure this will be a purrfect event for you (sorry couldn’t help myself)!!!
Sutton and Epsom RFC is hosting a Big Bash! on Sunday, 13th of May at their fields in Cheam. There will be a Farmers Market, Bouncy Castle, Games and Activities, Face Painting, Bubbles and Magic Shows, and much more. Have a look at their Facebook event, for more information.
This weekend is definitely a popular one for local events. On the 13th, there is also a Round the Borough Bike Ride from Horton Country Park. From 9am – 6pm, you can discover #yourepsomewell. This is a free event and is for all ages and abilities. Check out the EEBC website for forms and details.
Charity Appeals and Events
Sunnybank are appealing for volunteers for Buddying, Advocacy, Fundraising, Social Clubs and Pen Pals. Contact Felicity on 01372 749871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New in Epsom and Ewell
The exciting news in Epsom at the moment, is that we will be getting a Creams. Creams is currently refurbishing the shop near the pedestrian crossing on the High Street that leads into Epsom Square. If you haven’t heard of Creams before they are most well known for their selection of sundaes, waffles, crepes, and puddings, delish!
Also new to Epsom is Happy Glaze Ceramics, a paint-your-own pottery studio opening on the 5th of May on Waterloo Road, Epsom – how exciting!
If you are looking for things to do with pre-schoolers there is a NEW Rhymetime and Storytime session taking place at Downsend Pre-Prep in Epsom, every Tuesday from 10am – 11am. The group is FREE and is suitable for 18-month olds – 4 year olds.
Traffic and Roadworks
Boo – the road works in Epsom, from Ashley Avenue to Epsom High Street, are due to continue for the foreseeable future. There are also various road and lane closures due over the next two weeks. Surrey County Council’s website has all of the details, to stay up to date on what to expect. Worth checking before heading out of the door on the school run.
The Leatherhead Youth Drama Festival is taking place from the 7th – 15th May. There are performances from several school and drama groups. Tickets cost £3.50 per child and £9.50 per adult. You can book online, through their website.
From the 5th of May, you can see the new Sherlock Gnomes (from the creators of Gnomeo and Juliet). It looks like a great sequel to a really funny first film – I LOVED the music in the first one too.
Dee updates the Epsom and Ewell families Facebook page and group regularly, so make sure to follow to stay up to date, I also know she has some fab competition coming up. Dee has also been very busy with the directory and new well recommended services added include FREE travel agent services Not Just Travel and The Travel Counsellor use them and take the stress out of searching for your perfect holiday, rid your house of clutter with Clutterbye, get healthy and fit with Nutritional Therapist, Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher – You Nutrional Therapy and more.
That’s it from me for now but if you have anything that you think your fellow readers would be interested in knowing about, please let Dee or I know.
I will be back mid-month with the next edition with more fun things to do in Epsom and Ewell (and surrounds).