What’s Happening in the area
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 20 Jan 2018
Hello! I am Kalli, mum of two little boys, living and working in Ewell; and often out and about in Epsom. I will be updating you every fortnight with things to do in and around Epsom and Ewell. If there is an event or activity that you think might be of interest, please do get in touch.
Hope that all of the children have settled back into school after the festive break; and to those who have just submitted Reception and Year 6 applications, fingers crossed! I cannot wait to hear if my little man got into our chosen school.
With the glum weather at the moment, why not check out what is on at the Epsom Odeon at the moment. On the kids club this weekend is Jungle Bunch – screenings are in the morning and are a fraction of the price. Early Man is also opening at the cinema on Friday, 26th of January; and for the weekend after it opens, every child will receive a free sticker set.
Panto / Shows:
Although panto season may almost be over, you still have the opportunity of seeing Snowy at the Institute in Banstead until the 27th of January.
If you want to see something a little different there is the Close Up Magic Show at the Epsom Playhouse.
Or if you have a child attending Prom who would like to be the star of the show, Leatherhead Theatre are having auditions on the 15th of February.
Church Street, was closed after masonry collapsed and really injured a handful of people, has re-opened now but the scaffolding will remain in place while further checks are done on the building. The road may need to be re-closed again, in order for corrective work to be done.
Really good news though – the little 4 year old who was hurt in the incident, bless him, has been released from hospital. Wishing him a speedy recovery!
And I am not sure if you have seen – but Public Health England have released a warning after multiple cases of Mumps and Measles have been reported in the South West London area. There are some lovely germs around at the moment; my kids have been told, today, that they need to keep their hands clean – which I feel is great advice.
I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of the month already and preparations for the annual Herald of Spring event at Bourne Hall are underway; and schools and youth groups are invited to enter a scarecrow into the Scarecrow Competition.
The Ashley Centre has started celebrating Valentine’s Day already with their ‘Say I love you’ competition. If you would like to take part – pop over to the Ashley Centre (outside House of Fraser) and enter. There are some great prizes to be won.
Comedy @ The College is a great way to raise money and have a giggle. A fundraiser comedy evening for Age Concern Epsom and Ewell.
Do you love Paddington Bear? Epsom Library is hosting a special craft event on Sat 27 Jan 10.30-11.30. Tickets are only £1 and can be booked in advance through the library. Bring your teddy along to meet (mini) Paddington.
Although it is lovely to be bundled up watching a film in this chilly weather, we also enjoy our winter walks. Our favourite family walk is in Nonsuch Park – it is HUGE and there are so many lovely little walks and adventures to go on. However, if you prefer an organised walk, you could join the Epsom and Ewell Health Walks team who do various walks throughout the week.
We are so lucky to be surrounded by parks and green belt, but we also have so many farms in close proximity to Epsom. Our favourites farms at the moment are Hobbledown – who have are celebrating National Kite Day on the 10th of February. Sounds like loads of fun. And we also love Bocketts, who have many exciting activities planned over half term. If you are interested in attending these events, make sure that you book tickets asap to avoid disappointment.
I hope that you have enjoyed the first newsletter for Epsom and Ewell families – and I look forward to keeping you up to date with our lovely local hot spots and news.