What's On in Banstead

Here’s our pick of the best activities on offer in and around Banstead this month.


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This year Bourne Hall will be hosting a full week of Christmas Festivities:

Saturday 9th December:  A Day full of fun for all the family with the grand opening of our Christmas Grotto, a line-up of performances from local dance schools, and at the end of the day the Mayor will be doing Bourne Halls Big Christmas light switch on! Light switch on will be at 16:30. A free day out for all the family!

Monday 11th December: Jade Sibley from Hook Heath Flower Farm will be hosting a Christmas wreath making class. Bringing Flowers and Dried foliage straight from the Farm to Bourne Hall. Teaching you how to design and assemble your very own Wreath. taking place from 19:00-21:00 in our Begonia Room. It is £60.00 a ticket and can be booked through her website, booking includes a complimentary drink. https://www.hookheathflowers.co.uk/product-page/christmas-wreath-making-...

Tuesday 12th December: Anita Chappel our Head Chef will be running a Christmas cake decorating workshop from 18:00-19:00, helping you create your very own festive snacks from 17:30-19:00 in our Begonia room. Free Event.

Wednesday 13th December: As the nights lengthen and the year grows old, honour the darkness in the company of our veteran storyteller Jeremy Harte. From a place of dust and shadows, he brings you age-old tales of seasonal superstitions from the cold heart of winter. (19:00-20:00 Rose Room) Free Entry

Thursday 14th December: Join us for a festive fun screening of How the Grinch stole Christmas, a heart-warming tale for all ages. Our flying Saucer Cafe tuck shop will open for all your movie snack needs! (18:00-20:30 Rose Room Rated PG) Free event.

Friday 15th December: Jade Sibley is back again from Hook Heath Flower Farm to host a Christmas wreath making class. Bringing Flowers and Dried foliage straight from the Farm to Bourne Hall. Teaching you how to design and assemble your very own Wreath. (19:00-21:00 Begonia Room £60.00 a ticket booked through her website, booking includes a Drink) https://www.hookheathflowers.co.uk/product-page/christmas-wreath-making-...

Saturday 16th December: Join us at The Flying Saucer Café to listen to the Sounds of the Dragonfly Sky Band ,from 11am to 12am and 1pm to 2pm surrounded by Festive snacks and Drinks.  Free Event


Santa’s Grotto will be open from 10:00-16:00 on the 9th,11th,12th,13th,14th, 15th ,16th. 

Due to it being Santa's busiest time of year he will only be able to Meet and Greet on the 9th and 16th December. However, from the 9th until the 16th there will be a post box in his grotto to send him a letter and plenty of Christmas card photo opportunities for the whole family!  We will also be giving out candy canes. Free Event.

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The Together Project

Join us for our NEW Songs & Smiles in Banstead Manor Care Home

Songs & Smiles is an intergenerational music group for 0-4 year olds, their grown-ups and older people, held in care homes and assisted living schemes.

We sing, move, play, make friends and have lots of fun!

Join us on THURSDAYS at 11.00AM at Banstead Manor Care Home, 8 Brighton Road, Banstead, SM7 1BS starting on 20th April.

The sessions are FREE/donate-what-you-can, they make people dance with joy, cry with laughter and create long lasting friendships so everyone has something special to look forward to. They are relaxed and informal and we even provide refreshments at the end!

We'd love to see you there. Book your space here now: https://thetogetherproject.org.uk/songs-and-smiles


Jenny Reed

Content and Communications Manager

Tel: 07747 004491

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Move4Skills is giving Local Mums 10% discount with their skills development and strength and conditioning sessions. Be part of a unique coaching experience where we develop the 'whole' player by combining skill development with a strength and conditioning program for their chosen sport. Book here with the discount code M4S10

Yoga By Robyn

Group Vinyasa Class

Beddington Village Hall - Tuesdays @ 7:15pm

£10 drop in rate.  Class pass - 10 classes for £80.

Prenatal Yoga

Beddington Village Hall - Tuesdays @ 6pm

£10 drop in rate.  Class pass - 10 classes for £80.

Robyn Whitehead
Tel: 07585126903
Email: robyn14@gmail.com
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Vinyasa Flow Yoga 
7.30 - 8.30pm
Banstead United Reformed Church Hall
Annabel: 07557771301 
Amy: 07747726911

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St Cecilia’s Chorus
We are a friendly amateur choir based in Banstead who perform a choral repertoire from 16th century to contemporary.  We're looking for choral scholars to join us in Sept (min age 18).  
For full details and how to apply please visit www.stceciliachorus.org.uk

The following activities are based at YMCA Banstead Children’s Centre, The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2BQ (please call to check times)

Tel 01737 784974.
Registered Charity No. 1075028

Weekday Dads: A group for male carers with under 5s. Provides a warm,supportive environment for dads to enjoy a stay and play session with their children. Tel: 01737 362058.

Bake Rattle & Roll:  Come to a fun cooking session for the under 5s. We cook using fresh ingredients and look at healthy options. Turn up and let’s bake! Tel: 01737 362058.

Banstead Bear’s Building Blocks: A session for parents and carers of under fives. This is a play and learn session with lots of fun activities for learning, and focuses on an aspect of Child Development. Includes group healthy snack. Tel: 01737 362058.

Mucky Bears: The children have fun getting messy while parents/carers find out the benefits of this type of play. Support available throughout this session. Tel: 01737 362058.

Busy Banstead Bees: A mixture of movement, music, games and dance to get you and your youngsters on the move. Tel: 01737 362058.

The Movers: For little crawlers and cruisers . A chance to explore and play with toys and activities suitable for babies starting to move around. Tel:  01737 362058.

The Tinies: For pre-crawling babies. An opportunity to meet other parents and encourage very young babies to develop through play.

Support and advice available for all baby related issues. Tel: 01737 362058.

Breastfeeding Support Group: Meet other breastfeeding mums. Adviser available for support and advice. Tel: 01737 362058.

Childminders Drop-In and Learn: Open to Registered Childninders only. A chance for childminders to get together and play and learn with the children they care for. Tel:  01737 362058.

Soft Play and Bounce: Encourage your children to exercise and develop their physical skills while they play on our bouncy castle and soft play shapes. Tel: 01737 362058.

Reigate & Redhill YMCA, Prince’s Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6JJ – Tel 01737 784974.
Registered Charity No. 1075028 

Down in the Woods
Come and Join us over the holidays. 
We are running a mixed age group session for the day.

The session is a drop off session. I can safely say you will collect your children dirty and tired but with a smile on their face. We will be doing things like Cooking, Craft Work, Hanging around in trees, playing games and generally having lots of fun.

A Long Day in the Woods

A day in the woods for the Tweenies 12+.

This day will include Team Cooking sessions where Lunch and dinner will be prepared and cooked as a group. We will look at Tracking Trailing and sign, tracking down someone lost in the woods and communicating with walkie talkies.

An introduction to Spoon carving and making tools to make life in the woods easier. We will end the day with Hot chocolate and Smoors. 

Expect you children to be asleep with 10 min of collection. 
Bookings can be made via our Facebook page

Chris Pryke,
Tel: 07813 772664
Email: info@downinthewoodsltd.co.uk
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Rugbytots is a fun and dynamic pre-school play programme designed to build confidence and enhance core skills for 2 - 7 year old boys and girls. We look forward to meeting you and giving you a fun and friendly introduction to rugby in a positive and encouraging environment. Let’s make it more fun!
Make your child's development more fun!
Our fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. 
Our motto
Our motto is simple; "make it more fun". We do this by delivering our specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement. This creates an atmosphere in the class that is totally unique and engaging for parents and children alike. 
What to expect
"Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quick sand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders. Get ready to protect your egg, launch a missile or attack the pirates and seize the ship, all this of course, whilst trying to avoid the evil side lines!”
Find your nearest Rugbytots class here

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Stanley’s Film Club
Based in Stanley Halls, South Norwood - Croydon 

We have a Bring Along A Baby event that screen's a film chosen by the parents. It caters to Parents/carers with baby's up to 12 Months. We have extra room for buggies and prams, as well as a devilery service from the coffee shop next door.

We also have a Kids Club event bi-monthly that normally has a additional activity for the children.

Honeywood Museum 
Wed - Fri: 11am - 5pm Sat, Sun and Bank Hol Mon: 10am - 5pm Honeywood Walk Carshalton
After extensive refurbishment from Heritage Lottery funding, this stunning house reopens with lots of great activities for children and fascinating local history exhibits.

Activities at Honeywood House Museum
Honeywood Walk, Carshalton, SM5 3NX
Opening Hours
Wednesday-Friday: 11am - 5pm.
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday: 10am-5pm Admission is Free
For enquiries and bookings please call 020 8770 4297 www.sutton.gov.uk/honeywood www.friendsofhoneywoodmuseum.co.uk
Email: honeywoodmuseum@sutton.gov.uk
Honeywood Tea Rooms
Opening Hours: as museum (last orders 4.30pm)

Ecology Centre Activites for children
Sutton Ecology Centre, 
Festival Walk, 
Surrey SM5 3NY 
(unless otherwise stated)
For bookings phone 020 8770 5822 or 
Some ctivities require advance booking: call 020 8770 5822 or email 

Family Activities At Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden London SM4 5JD
The park has a network of footpaths, including many with wide smooth surfaces suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Design your own circular walk taking in the river, the water mills, the rose garden, the meadows or the wetlands.

Deen City Farm
Check out Deen City Farm for goats, sheep, cows, pigs, alpacas, geese, ducks, chickens, rabbits, horses, guinea pigs and ferrets. Deen City Farm also do horseriding lessons – check their website for more details.
Tue-Sun, closed Mon (except Bank Holiday); 10am-4.30pm; free, donations welcome.
Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Ave, Merton Abbey SW19 2RR
Tel: 020 8543 5300

Bourne Hall
Tel:     0208 394 1734
Email:  dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Farnham Museum Club:
t: 01252 715094
e: museum@farnhammaltings.com

Or find us online:
Twitter: @Museum_Farnham

For over 30 years the Museum of Farnham has run Museum Club, which gives local children the chance to make new friends, be creative and learn about history, archaeology, art and Farnham.

Museum Club runs for 10 months from September to June, with no activities during the school Summer holidays.

Our sessions vary, with activities taking place both at the Museum of Farnham and off-site at other local attractions including Farnham Castle, Wrecclesham Pottery and Farnham Park.

If you would like to register your interest please contact Liz May, Curator, on 01252 715094.

Wallington Farmers' Market
The Old Town Hall and Library Gardens, Woodcote Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 0NB
Date: Every second Saturday of the month
Join us from 9am - 1pm. Wallington Farmers’ Market offers the best in local produce including free range meat, poultry game and eggs, smoked and fresh fish, baked goods, cheese, locally grown fresh fruit and veg, wine and hand-made preserves.

Family Activities At Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden London SM4 5JD
The park has a network of footpaths, including many with wide smooth surfaces suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Design your own circular walk taking in the river, the water mills, the rose garden, the meadows or the wetlands.

Storytime Online
While Libraries were closed, Local Mums Online ran Storytimes Online every Wednesday. We have a catalogue of Storytimes available for children to watch anytime here

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