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What's Happening in Epsom & Ewell Issue #1
Welcome to What’s Happening in Epsom and Ewell issue 1.
In this edition I’ll be talking about what’s going on locally but firstly I would like to say how much I am saddened by this week’s fire in London, such a tragic event and my heart goes out to all involved.
What has been nice to see is the community support for those affected with lots of local businesses and those in the community arranging donations to be transported to the victims. Anthony Burdett is doing all he can via The Big Warm Up and Danetree School is having a donation morning on the 19th June.
If you are looking for somewhere to go this weekend where you can dip your toes in the water why not head down to the “secret” beach approximately 45 minutes drive away, or if you don’t mind travelling head down to West Wittering could be a nice treat for Fathers Day.
Do let me know if there are any community or charity events that you would like to share details of with the local community and don't forget to follow the local KalliKids Surrey page for details of other local activities and services in the area.
If you are feeling lucky why not enter our “Win a Beach Hut and Seaside Playhouse from Kiddiewinkles” competition.
We also have plenty of other competitions to enter….good luck!
On a lighter note, I hope you’ve been enjoying the sunshine as there is more to come with Saturday and Sunday forecast to be 28 and 29 degrees so stock up on lots of suncream.
Rhyme & Story Time at our local libraries.
I always remember having great fun when my children were younger at these events put on at our local libraries, listings below but do double check before turning up:
Entry - free, come along and join the fun
Ashtead Library - Tuesday 10.15am
Epsom Library - Tuesday 2pm
Ewell Library - Wednesday 2pm
Banstead Library - Thursday 2.15pm
Stoneleigh Library - Monday (stories and crafts – term time only) 10am, Friday (stories and rhyme – starting 19 February) 2pm
Leatherhead Library - First Saturday of every month 11am
Entry is free, go along and make some music and sing some rhymes
Ewell Library - Thursday 10.30am (this is a ticketed event, tickets are available from 10am on the Tuesday before each Rhyme time. Book online or in person at Ewell Library).
Banstead Library - Tuesday 10:15am, Friday 10:15am
Epsom Library - Thursday 10:15am
Leatherhead Library - Thursday 10am & 11am
Ashtead Library - Friday 10:15
Stoneleigh Library - Friday (stories and rhyme – starting 19 February) 2pm, Saturday 11:15am
On the 20th and 21st June at the Epsom Playhouse and the schools of Epsom & Ewell have come together to put on a Celebration of Dance - expect an evening full of the of wow-factor and aah-factor. Tickets are just £6 each and it would be a great way to support young students in the area.
KalliKids accredited providers Cada Stars is also putting on a fabulous show at the Epsom Playhouse. Once Upon a Time promises to be a Modern Day Fairytale with an all singing, all dancing young and talented cast.
If you want a break from the sunshine then why not pop to kids club at the Epsom Odeon this weekend they are showing Beauty and the Beast and the Lego Batman movie from just £2.50 bargain!!! Visit the website for days and times.
Are you a keen gardener? Do you want to brighten up your garden? Then visit the Epsom Garden Summer Society Show Saturday 24th June, 2pm to 4pm, free entry!
Expect children's activities, plant sales, raffle, refreshments and heaps of gardening inspiration.
On Sunday 25th June 2pm to 4.30pm Horton Country Park will be hosting Natural History Walk, the cost to take park is £5 per adult and £2.50 for the under 16’s.
Meeting point will be at the Information Centre at 2:00pm for more information contact Peter Howarth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Children’s Trust (Tadworth) is hosting a Super Car Event at Dunsfold Park to raise funds on the 24th June.
This looks like a fabulous event to keep the kiddies happy, as well as offering passenger rides in Supercars around the famous Top Gear track, there will also be a host of other rides and attractions to keep visitors young and old occupied, including:
Caterham Seven rides
Take a ride in the fantastic Lexus LFA - limited number of rides available each day
Sporting Bears Dream Car Rides
Fun area for small children with special guest Peppa Pig!
Fire engine rides
Stay Safe Driving School for children aged 14+
Take a spin on our 4x4 course with Diggerland
Mini Monster Truck Mania
Refuel at one of our food stalls
Shop at our selection of stands & stalls
Plus much more!!! Rides and attractions added throughout the year.
Epsom Hospital has some new recruits to keep patients happy, two friends have joined the team, Alfie the Golden Retriever and his friend, to help calm young anxious patients and take their minds off their illness/condition during their visits.
Woohooo! Local residents are celebrating after previously being “united in anger” regarding plans to build four houses on a small strip of green space on Link Road has now been dismissed. It was thought if plans went ahead it would have destroyed habitat for badgers, birds and mature trees.
Well done residents for standing your ground.