What's On in Carshalton

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

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Kangoo Club South London With Kristina is offering Local Mums 50% discount off the booking price with the discount code LocalMums50.

Contact:
Kristina Ilieva
Kangoo Jumps Official Instructor 
Kangoo Club South London With Kristina
Tel: 07400 101602
Email: kangoo.club.girls@gmail.com
bookwhen.com/kangoojumps

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Wild Things Art Den
Spring Term 1
5 Mondays from Mon 8th Jan to Mon 5th Feb
10:30am-12pm
Ideal 18 months-5yrs old
The first session on 8th Jan is a free trial session! (booking essential)

Booking link: https://www.quickdrawstories.com/event-details/wild-things-art-den-spring-term-1-2024

We're delighted to announce the beginning of a new weekly family club, Wild Things Art Den! The art den will provide a space for creativity and socialising for toddlers and their parents. Each exercise will develop creativity, hand-eye coordination, and a love of the natural world.

We'll be located at The Garden Hall in The Lodge, within the beautiful grounds of Sutton Ecology Centre. Each session will have a nature theme, whether it's a particular animal, bug, or tree. After an introductory song, we'll have a short walk in the Ecology Centre grounds for inspiration before returning to the Garden Hall to make some art. Towards the end of the session, we provide fruit and squash/water with optional hot drinks for adults.
The Garden Hall has easy access to a toilet and secure buggie storage, as well as a small kitchen area.
We (Mark and Zoe) are a husband and wife team who met while studying illustration. Between us, we have led many creative activities for children and adults. We are DBS-checked and trained in first aid.

Contact:
Mark Pembrey
Quick Draw Stories
Email: quickdrawstories@gmail.com
Tel: 07868439226 (Mark)
www.quickdrawstories.com



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Wallington Farmers Market

Old Town Hall and Library Gardens, every second Saturday of the month

A wide range of fresh, quality, seasonal British produce. We expect to have cherries, strawberries, raspberries, asparagus, fresh bread, fish and seafood, tomatoes, patisserie, artisan chocolate, specialist mushrooms, chilli products, microgreens, eggs, speciality cheeses, pies, fresh juices, cookies and cakes, veg, vegan food, preserves, locally reared meats, organic meat, game & poultry, organic aromatherapy, garden plants, lavender products, skin care, handmade soap and local arts.


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Sutton Ecology Centre Events 

All activities start at Sutton Ecology Centre, Festival Walk, SM5 3NY unless otherwise stated.

There is a cost for these activities. All events are outdoor activities.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Booking essential:  http://suttonbiodiversity.eventbrite.com

For enquiries:  email biodiversity@sutton.gov.uk 


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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.

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

Contact:
Jenny Reed
Tel: 07747 004491

  • NEW: St Raphael’s Market in the Mansion |Sunday, 10 Dec ‘23

A new Christmas market is coming to Cheam Village, inside the historic Nonsuch Mansion. A cosy indoor market awaits with a variety of stalls to get into the festive spirit and find those unique stocking fillers! Aromas of mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies will fill the air, with loads of festive fun, food and shopping. Be sure to pre-book a spot for little ones inside Santa’s Grotto. 

Tickets: £5. Kids go free!

Santa’s Grotto pre-bookings: £8 (with free gift)

www.straphaels.org.uk/christmasmarket23

 

  • Annual Santa Dash | Sunday, 10 Dec ‘23

Hundreds of Santas will be dashing through Nonsuch Park in aid of St Raphael’s Hospice. Santas can opt for either a 5km or 1.2km route, with entertainment and refreshments available. Sign up to receive your very own Santa suit and shiny medal at the finish line. Tickets include complimentary entry into the charity’s first-ever Christmas Market inside Nonsuch Mansion. Early bird offer until 31 OctoberGroup discounts available.

www.straphaels.org.uk/santadash23

 

  • St Raphael’s Light up a Life |2 & 3 December ‘23

St Raphael’s invites the community to dedicate a star this Christmas in memory of someone you love. Handwrite a special memory with your loved one’s name to be placed on Christmas trees at this year’s Light up a Life events. Your star dedications will shine brightly in your local Hospice throughout the Christmas period, as well included on their virtual Tree of Stars. Join St Raphael’s Light up a Life events in the Hospice grounds on either 2 or 3 December for choir performances, readings and the ceremonial lighting of the tree, alongside Christmas stalls, food trucks, festive hot drinks with cosy indoor seating areas. Event tickets are FREE but please register to book your place.

www.straphaels.org.uk/lualceremony23

 

  • Lower Morden Lane Lights | Throughout December ‘23

One of London’s most Christmassy streets will soon be lit for the festive season. Each year, the residents of Lower Morden Lane gather crowds from far and wide to see their spectacular Christmas lights along the lane. Bring the whole family and get into the festive spirit, with all proceeds going toward St Raphael’s Hospice.

www.straphaels.org.uk/lmllights23

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Move With Katy
Fitness Pilates Classes
Nickel Studios
16 The Parade
Benyon Road
Carshalton SM5 3RL

For more information and to book a class, contact: 
Katy Woods
Move With Katy
Tel: 07703135999
Email: movewithkaty@gmail.com
Move With Katy on Facebook
Move With Katy on Instagram


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Carshalton Opera
Maggie Drayton is a Local Mum and professional opera singer who together with her husband Matt has set up an opera company for the community: www.carshaltonopera.com

"We are passionate about providing professional opera productions for families so making this art form accessible to children,” says Maggie.


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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



The Zero Waste Wagon will be visiting The Grove between the café and the playground 12-5pm on selected week days - great idea to reduce plastic waste (see products below) 



Lucia Lacchin Coaching
Lucia Lacchin is a Carshalton-based qualified life coach and anger management practitioner. Lucia has a unique approach that helps individuals to become more confident and not only to meet but exceed personal and professional goals. 

Contact: 
Lucia Lacchin
Lucia Lacchin Coaching
Tel: 07540343637 
Email: lacchinlucia@gmail.com
Lucia Lacchin on Facebook
www.lucialacchin.co.uk

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Pre-book your visit Honeywood Museum and Whitehall: https://buff.ly/2OwJqHz

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Activities at Sutton Ecology Centre, 
The Old Rectory, Festival Walk, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3NY (unless otherwise stated).
For enquiries call 020 8770 5820 or email biodiversity@sutton.gov.uk There is a cost for some of these activities.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing. 












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.

Contact:
Robyn Whitehead
Yoga By Robyn
Tel: 07585126903
Email: robyn14@gmail.com
Yoga By Robyn on Facebook
www.yogabyrobyn.com




Carshalton Athletic Soccer Camp 

- Held every school holiday and half term

- A range of fun activities, both indoor and on the stadia 3G pitch

- Boys and Girls aged 5-11

- Limited places, advance booking essential

- Choose any combination of days and times

Organised by Carshalton Athletic Youth FC - a not for profit members club

Contact:
Booking and general information
Steve Harvey
Head Coach
Tel: 0208 642 2551
Email: 
juniorrobins@carshaltonathletic.co.uk
War Memorial Sports Ground, 
Colston Avenue, 
Carshalton 
SM5 2PW 
www.soccerschools.club 


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Ruskin Road Pre-School
 
Ruskin Road pre-school is now celebrating its 50th year and we have a small number of places left for September 2017.  We provide a safe and happy learning environment where your child can develop self-esteem and independence through stimulating learning experiences which are tailored to their individual needs and stages of development.  We have a 'good' Ofsted rating which praised the "strong, warm relationships" we create with our children and the "fresh and interesting range of activities" that we plan to "cover all areas of learning well".  We provide for children aged 2.5 to 5 years old and are able to offer the extended 15 hours.  Parental involvement is welcome. To find out more, please take a look at our website: http://www.ruskinroadpreschool.org/ or to book a tour, please contact Lisa on 020 3609 0243 or by email:  lisapearce.ruskinroad@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you soon!

www.ruskinroadpreschool.org


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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. 

Read Carshalton Mums’ news story.

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)

A Long Day in the Woods
Down in the woods
Expect you children to be asleep with 10 min of collection. 

Bookings can be made via our Facebook page

Read Local Mums’ reviews of Down in the Woods

Contact:
Chris Pryke,
Down in the woods
Tel: 07813 772664
Email: info@downinthewoodsltd.co.uk
www.downinthewoodsltd.co.uk
Down in the Woods on Facebook

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.


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Rugbytots

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


On a Saturday from 10.00am - 10.45am is Mini Move iT! (soft play equipment with dance elements) for children aged 6months - 4 years
Cost is £2.00 or £1.00 for Roundshaw residents
Fridays streetdance classes are:

5.15pm - 5.45pm for 4-7 year olds£1.00

5.45pm - 6.30pm for 8-11 year olds...£1.00

6.30pm - 7.30pm for 12-16 year olds...£2.00

Short registration upon arrival. New dancers welcome at any time.

All classes are held at The Phoenix Centre, Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9NZ.


SEWING FOR THE TERRIFIED!

New 6 Hour Sewing Workshop for Complete Beginners
Bedzed Pavilion 24a Sandmartin Way Wallington SM6 7DF  

- Build your confidence using a sewing machine

- Learn in a small, relaxed and friendly group

- Learn how to thread a sewing machine

- Learn how to wind/fill a bobbin 

- Understand a paper pattern and making up instructions

- Be confident to sew forward and reverse.

- learn how to lay a pattern correctly and cut it out in fabric

- Learn essential hand sewing techniques for decoration or quick repairs

- Fabric, pattern making equipment, trims and sewing machine provided 

- Make a decorated tote bag to take home for yourself or as a gift                                                                                                                             

For bookings visit: Sewing for the terrified 



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Carshalton Choral Society 
Anyone who would like to give us try should come along to Carshalton Methodist Church (Lower Park Hall) on a Monday evening, 8-10pm. We do not audition. Music will be available to hire for the term. Ability to read music is helpful but not essential as learning discs are also available for a small charge to cover production costs. Subs are £110 for the year and can be paid monthly or quarterly. Under 25s and full time students get a 50% reduction. For this we get expert tuition from our brilliant musical director, Philip Collin, and fabulous accompaniment from pianist Alastair Finlay. For more information, email conductor@carshaltonchoral.org.uk. To find out more about the Society, visit our website www.carshaltonchoral.org.uk

Sutton Slingmeet
Third Tuesday of the month (please confirm with contact below)
9:30-11:30

Pavillion Cafe in Beddington Park
A slingmeet is an informal gathering where people can find out more about slings and the benefits of babywearing.Come along if you are novice or you are an experienced slinguser wishing to give support.This is not a commercial event or a training session but there will be some slings available for people to try out, kindly lent by other parents. For more information about slings and slingmeets contact Catherine Crombie  cath_crombie@hotmail.com or see the following websites  www.slingguide.co.uk www.slingmeet.co.uk and www.southlondonslings.com

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.

Hooky Knitters Carshalton
Regular night out, social for any mums who knit, crochet or stitch. The Sun Pub, North St, 8pm.
 Contact Jo Adams via our Facebook group for more details and next date.

The Sutton\Merton Arnica Group
1st Thursday of the month
from 7.30 – 9pm

Clovelly Homeopathy Practice, 
17 Lyveden Road, 
Colliers Wood SW17 9DT. 
We will be talking about natural ways to prevent or treat flu. So please come along if you want to learn more on how to naturally and safely support your children’s and your own health.

Sutton Mums Bumps and Babies
Waterstones
Every Thursday
10.30am
Storytime downstairs followed by coffee, cake and a chat in the cafe upstairs
Contact Angela: 07932661303
  

Art Tipple nights


Local Mums Discount
Art Tipple is offering Local Mums 20% discount on tickets.

Book tickets

Contact:
Cheren Myers
Art Tipple
Tel: 07914807860
Email: artylicious@artylicious.net
ART-TIPPLE on Facebook
www.artylicious.net/arttipple

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Caring for your newborn and you!

Our day events incorporate fun and educational parent and baby activities, a place to socialise with other carers plus a chance to indulge in a selection of beauty/holistic massage treatments to help you unwind!

Our friendly, qualified and fully insured staff welcome your attendance at our Nurture Day.

* Song and rhyme

* Baby massage/reflexology

* First aid for babies

* Beauty/massage treatments

* Lunch and refreshments provided

We also run baby massage courses with an experienced and highly qualified child development practitioner.
For more information or to register your interest for either of the above contact: 
Email: nurturedays@hotmail.co.uk.  
Tel: 07717 482170 

Deen City Farm
Ongoing
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
www.deencityfarm.co.uk

It's time to get gardening!
EcoLocal have a wide range of new courses available to teach you new skills including easy ways to grow and use herbs, gain knowledge about keeping bees and hens or learn foraging and preserving skills.
There is a course for you!
Book early and receive 10% discount.*

EcoLocal Inclusive Cycling

Our adult cycling sessions run weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-12noon (groups welcome from 11am) on the athletics track at the David Weir Leisure Centre.

Sessions run in the sun and rain! If there is snow or heavy frost we may have to cancel - please phone to check.

Sessions do not run on Bank Holidays and in June/July there are limited sessions due to school sports days using the track. Check this website for details in the summer.

Each participant pays £3 per session (£4 from April). Carers are free.

For more information, please phone 020 8404 1522 or email: cycling@ecolocal.org.uk

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.

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