What's On in Croydon

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

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What’s On Mondays

(some activities are term-time only, please check with providers’ contact details listed before attending)

The Good Shepherd Church
Tadworth, KT20 5AS
9.30, 10.30, 11.30
https://www.facebook.com/zumbini.tadworth

Tots Play 
10:00 am -10:40 am West Ewell Evangelical Church Discovery Tots (2 mths - 9 mths)
11:00 am - 11:40 am West Ewell Evangelical Church Social Tots (9 mths - 2yrs 6mths)
https://www.totsplay.co.uk/epsom

Lingotot Sutton
Online French sessions for 4-7 year olds on Mondays 4pm

Mini Phonics with Robot Reg 
9:45 AM 1-2.5 years 
Coleman Redland Centre https://robotreg.co.uk/pages/reigate-and-banstead

Mini Phonics with Robot Reg 
10:45 AM 
2 - 4 years 
Coleman Redland Centre 
https://robotreg.co.uk/pages/reigate-and-banstead

Hartbeeps Sutton & Surrounding & Cobham & Molesey
Baby Bells 13:10 –13:55 
1 month - 8 months 
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam , Sutton, SM2 7HF https://www.hartbeeps.com/classes

Hartbeeps Baby Beeps 
14:15 –15:10 
6 months - 16 months 
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam , Sutton, SM2 7HF https://www.hartbeeps.com/classes

Epsom Baby Sensory 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
Birth to 7 months 
Epsom Methodist Church Ashley Road, KT18 5AQ

Baby Sensory Epsom 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM 
5 to 11 months 
Epsom Methodist Church Ashley Road, KT18 5AQ,

Baby Sensory Epsom 
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 
Birth to 10 months 
Epsom Methodist Church Ashley Road, KT18 5AQ, Epsom,

Baby Sensory Epsom 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 5 to 11 months 
Epsom Methodist Church Ashley Road, KT18 5AQ, 

Tumble Tots Epsom
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 
2yrs - 3yrs 
St Saviours, Grand Dr , Raynes Park, SW20 9DG 
https://tumble-tots-epsom.class4kids.co.uk/info/346

Better, Sutton Sports Village

Gymnastics - Pre School Gymnastics 
11:30 - 12:30 
3 - 4 years 
Sutton Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH 
https://www.betterlessons.org.uk/onlin.../classes-results...

Tennis - Learn Reception 
16:30 - 17:15 
Sutton Sports Village 
Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH 
https://www.betterlessons.org.uk/onlin.../classes-results...

Tennis - Learn year 4-5 
17:30 - 18:30 
4-5 years 
Sutton Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH https://www.betterlessons.org.uk/onlin.../classes-results...

Tennis - Learn year 5-6 
17:30 - 18:30 
5-6 years 
Sutton Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH https://www.betterlessons.org.uk/onlin.../classes-results...

Tennis - Learn year 7-9 
18:30 - 19:30 
7-9 years Sutton Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH https://www.betterlessons.org.uk/onlin.../classes-results...

Soft play sessions
Sutton sports village soft play 9:30 - 16:00 Sutton Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH

Rugrats stay and play cafe
£4 for over 1 year olds
£2 for under 1 year olds
https://www.facebook.com/rugratscafe/

The Royal British Legion Hall, Mickleham Gardens SM3 8QJ Cheam, UK

Kidspace Croydon 
9:30am – 5:30pm Last entry: 4.30pm 
For 0 to 12 year olds, u
nder 5s have separate area.
The Colonnades, 619 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4RQ https://kidspaceadventures.com/.../plan.../opening-times/

The Good Ship Lollypop
1st session: 9.30 -11.30 2nd session: 12.00 -2.00 
Imperial Sports Ground, Bishopsford Rd, Morden SM4 6BF 
Tel: 07703 566 411

Giggles Soft Play Monday 
9.30-11am, 11.30-1pm and 1.30-3pm. 
The Harrier Centre, King Georges Recreational Ground, West Ewell, KT19 9RY 
https://giggles-soft-play.co.uk/booking

Wacky Kingdom Indoor Play Centre 
9am - 5pm, Sun 10:30am - 4:30pm 
Belfry shopping centre, Redhill 
https://wackykingdom.com/prices-and-times

Rascals Softplay 
9.15am, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm and 4.15pm 
0-5 Years 
Second floor, Ebbisham Centre, 7 Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8AG https://rascalssoftplay.co.uk/

Rascals New Malden 
9.15am, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm and 4.15pm 0-5 years 
The Pavilion, Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Park, Marina Avenue, Motspur Park, Surrey, KT3 6NE https://rascalssoftplay.co.uk/

Trampolining
Oxygen Freejumping  
Unit 5, The Colonnades Purley Way Croydon CR0 4RQ 
https://oxygenfreejumping.booknow.software/bnow…
Toddlers age 5 and under and an accompanying guardian 9:30, 10am , 10:30am 11am



What’s On Tuesdays

(some activities are term-time only, please check with providers’ contact details listed before attending)

Sing-Along 
10am-11:10am 
10 months - 5 years 
Coulsdon Community Centre, 
Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon CR5 3BE 
http://www.singalong.org.uk/...

Music Bees Rhymetime! at YourSpaceSutton 
10:30 –11:00
0 months - 4 years 
Seears Park St Dunstans Hill entrance SM1 2LR 
https://www.facebook.com/events/316218876699398?ref=newsfeed

Discototz 
 9.30am 10.30am 
Recommended age 6m+ 
Kingswood Village Club, 
Kingswood, KT20 6SZ 
https://www.facebook.com/zumbini.tadworth

The Family Hangout toddler group 
10am or 11.15am 
6 months to 1.5 years 
39 Weston Drive CR3 5XY Caterham 
https://bookwhen.com/thefamilyha.../e/ev-spjc-20210608100000

Gymnastics
17:10 –18:05" 5 years - 10 years 
4 Melbourne Road, Wallington, SM6 8SY

Tumble tots 
10:15 am - 10:45 am 
Walking to 2 years (12 mths - 2yrs 
Ewell Scout Hall 
https://tumble-tots-epsom.class4kids.co.uk/

Tumble tots 
1:45 am - 12:15 pm 
2 to 3 years 
Ewell Scout Hall  
https://tumble-tots-epsom.class4kids.co.uk/

Soft Plays
Rascals New Malden 
0-5 Years 
The Pavilion, Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Park, Marina Avenue, Motspur Park, Surrey, KT3 6NE

Rascals Soft Play Epsom 
0-5 Years 
Second floor, Ebbisham Centre, 7 Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8AG. 

Let’s Pretend
Pre-school 
Children aged up to 10 years  
Let’s Pretend, Bluebell Barn C, Priory Farm, Sandy Lane, Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4EJ 

Chobham Adventure Farm: Children's Indoor & Outdoor Play 
10am-1pm or 1:30pm-5pm. 
Bagshot Road Chobham, Woking GU24 8DB 
https://www.chobhamadventurefarm.co.uk/

Kidspace Croydon 
9:30am – 5:30pm, last entry: 4.30pm 
0 to 12 year olds, u
nder 5s have their own separate area.
The Colonnades, 619 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4RQ https://kidspaceadventures.com/.../plan.../opening-times/

Bocketts Farm Park 
Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS 
https://www.bockettsfarm.co.uk/

Godstone Farm, 
09:30 – 16:45 
Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone RH9 8LX 
https://www.godstonefarm.co.uk/

Hobbledown 
Open 9am - Close 5.30pm (last entry 3pm) 
2 to 13 years old 
Hobbledown Children's Farm, Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8PT https://www.hobbledown.com/

Giggles Soft soft Play 
9.30-11am, 11.30-1pm and 1.30-3pm. 
The Harrier Centre, King Georges Recreational Ground, West Ewell, KT19 9RY 
https://giggles-soft-play.co.uk/booking

Wacky Kingdom Indoor play 
9am - 5pm 
Belfry shopping centre in Redhill 
https://wackykingdom.com/prices-and-times

Monkey Mischief 
11am - 12:30pm 
King George V Carpark, Queen Mary Close, Chessington, KT6 7ND https://www.monkeymischief.co.uk/

Blake's Jungle Ltd 
9.30am till 4pm 320 Limpsfield Rd, South Croydon CR2 9BX 
https://m.facebook.com/Blakes-Jungle-Ltd-2235849880029789/

Bouncing Bunnies Soft Play and Cafe 
9:15 to 3:00 
0-6yrs
1st Nork Scouts Hut (St. Paul's) Warren Road, Nork, SM7 1LG http://www.BouncingBunniesPlay.co.uk/

Lets Explore Soft Play 
9am – 6pm babies, toddlers and older children. 
59/61 Brighton Rd, Horley RH6 7HJ 
https://lets-explore.com/soft-play-centre

Priscilla’s Play Cafe 
9:30am – 10:30am 
0 - 5 years
1013-1014 Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR0 1UU 
https://bookwhen.com/priscillasplaycafe...

Trampolining
Oxygen Freejumping 
Toddler sessions: 9:30, 10am, 10:30am 11am 
Age 5 and under with an accompanying guardian 
Unit 5, The Colonnades Purley Way Croydon CR0 4RQ 
https://oxygenfreejumping.booknow.software/bnow...



What’s On Wednesdays

(some activities are term-time only, please check with providers’ contact details listed before attending)

Sing and Sign 
10.00am - 10.40am 
Stage 2 for toddlers from 14 months - 30 months. 
The Vestry Hall, St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Cheam

Sing and Sign 
10.50am - 11.30am 
Stage 1 for babies from 5 months - 14 months 
The Vestry Hall, St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Cheam

Sing and Sign 
11.40am - 12.20pm 
Stage 1 is aimed at babies from 5 months - 14 months 
The Vestry Hall, St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Cheam

Rascals Soft Play Epsom 
90min slots, 9.15am-10.45am, 11.00am-12.30pm, 12.45pm-2.15pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm and 4.15pm-5.45pm. 
0-5 years 
Second floor, Ebbisham Centre, 7 Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8AG. 

Chobham Adventure Farm
Children's Indoor & Outdoor Play 
10am-1pm or 1:30pm-5pm. 
Bagshot Road Chobham, Woking GU24 8DB 

Kidspace Croydon
 9:30am – 5:30pm Last entry: 4.30pm designed 
0 to 12 year olds. The under 5s have their own separate area. 
The Colonnades, 619 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4RQ 

Bocketts Farm Park
10am to 5:30pm 
Bocketts Farm Park, Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS 

Godstone Farm
09:30 – 16:45 Farm Limited, Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone RH9 8LX 

Hobbledown 
Open 9am - Close 5.30pm (last entry 3pm) 
2 to 13 years
Hobbledown Children's Farm, Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8PT 

The Good Ship Lollypop
1st session: 9.30 -11.30 2nd session: 12.00 -2.00 
Imperial Sports Ground, Bishopsford Rd, Morden SM4 6BF 

Giggles Soft soft Play 
9.30-11am, 11.30-1pm and 1.30-3pm. 
The Harrier Centre, King Georges Recreational Ground, West Ewell, KT19 9RY 

Wacky Kingdom Indoor play 9am - 5pm Belfry shopping centre in Redhill 

Rascals Epsom 
9.15am, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm and 4.15pm 
0-5 years 
Second floor, Ebbisham Centre, 7 Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8AG 

Rascals New Malden 
9.15am, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm and 4.15pm 0-5 Years The Pavilion, Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Park, Marina Avenue, Motspur Park, Surrey, KT3 6NE 

Monkey Mischief 
11am - 12:30pm 
King George V Carpark, Queen Mary Close, Chessington, KT6 7ND 

Blake's Jungle 
9.30am till 4pm 320 Limpsfield Rd, South Croydon CR2 9BX 

Bouncing Bunnies Soft Play and Cafe 
9:15 to 3:00 
0 - 6yrs
1st Nork Scouts Hut (St. Paul's) Warren Road, Nork, SM7 1LG 

Lets Explore Soft Play 
9am – 6pm 
babies, toddlers and older children. 
59/61 Brighton Rd, Horley RH6 7HJ 

Priscilla’s Play Cafe 
9:30am – 10:30am 
0 - 5 yrs
Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR0 1UU 
https://www.facebook.com/priscillasplaycafe

Let’s Pretend 
9:15am to 11:15am
12:15pm to 2:15pm
3:15pm to 5:15pm 
Pre-school children - 10 years old 
Let’s Pretend, Bluebell Barn C, Priory Farm, Sandy Lane, Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4EJ 
https://www.letspretendplay.com/

Hartbeeps Happy House 
9:45 AM 
Toddler and infant classes suitable for walkers and siblings 
Nork Community Centre, Banstead 
https://www.hartbeeps.com/wallington/classes

Hartbeeps Baby Bells 
10:45 AM 
11:50 AM 
Baby classes suitable from newborn to sitting 
Nork Comminity Centre, Banstead 
https://www.hartbeeps.com/wallington/classes

Discototz 
9.30am 10.30am 
 6m+ 
Kingswood Village Club, 
Kingswood, KT20 6SZ 
https://www.facebook.com/zumbini.tadworth

Tots Play Epsom Discovery Tots 
10:00 am - 10:40 am 
2 mths - 9 mths 
4th Ewell (Nonsuch) Scout Group - Nonsuch Hall 
https://www.totsplay.co.uk/epsom

Tots Play Epsom Social Tots 
11:00 am - 11:40 am 
9 mths - 2yrs 6mths 
4th Ewell (Nonsuch) Scout Group - Nonsuch Hall https://www.totsplay.co.uk/epsom

Tots Play Epsom Discovery Tots 
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm 2 mths - 9 mths 
4th Ewell (Nonsuch) Scout Group 
Nonsuch Hall https://www.totsplay.co.uk/epsom

Teddies Ten Minutes 
1.45 to 2.45 
Babies and pre-schoolers 
High Street Banstead Surrey SM7 2NN 

Local days out

Sutton Ecology Centre 
4 Tyrell Ct, North St, 
Carshalton SM5 2HT 
Ecology centre https://www.facebook.com/Sutton-Ecology-Centre-112749642144819/

WWT London Wetland Centre 
9.30am to 5.00pm (last admission 4pm). 
WWT London, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT https://www.facebook.com/wwtlondon

Natural History Museum 
10.30-16.30 
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD 
https://www.facebook.com/NaturalHistoryMuseumAtTring

Tillgate Park Nature Centre 
10:00 – 17:00 
Visitors must enter the zoo during the time slot they have booked. 
Titmus Drive, Tilgate RH10 5PQ Crawley Tillgate park nature centre https://tilgatenaturecentre.wordpress.com/

Discovery Walk Priory Farm 
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM 
Priory Farm, Sandy Lane RH1 4EJ Nutfield 
https://www.facebook.com/prioryfarmestate

Chobham Adventure Farm 
Children's Indoor & Outdoor Play 
10am-1pm or 1:30pm-5pm. 
Bagshot Road Chobham, Woking GU24 8DB 
https://www.chobhamadventurefarm.co.uk/

Godstone Farm 
09:30 – 16:45  
Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone RH9 8LX 
https://www.godstonefarm.co.uk/

Hobbledown 
9am -  5.30pm (last entry 3pm) 
2 to 13 years 
Hobbledown Children's Farm, Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8PT https://www.hobbledown.com

Buckland, Windmill Church, Reigate Heath - The only church inside a windmill, worldwide.

Chertsey, Gogmore Farm Park - Play areas for toddlers and older children, tennis courts

Cobham, Cobham Mill - Restored working water mill. www.cobhammill.org.uk

Croydon Clocktower - Cultural centre, exhibitions, museum, live performances, art house file

Dorking, Box Hill - Mature woodland and chalk downland with amazing views. 

Friends of Horton Country Park - Golf, farm and riding centre. Countryside walks, events

Merton Abbey Mills - An historic arts riverside village with shops, restaurants

Adventure Kidz 

Allhallows beach

Allington Lock next to Kent Life

Badgers Hill Farm and Cidery 

Bedgebury Pinetum - Forestry England 

Bewl Water 

Bluewater nature trail

Botany Bay

Broadditch Farm Shop with events 

Buttercups Sanctuary 

Buzy bees, New Ash

Capstone Farm Country Park 

Cascades little train 

Chatham Dockyard - with Lego through the ages

Cheeky Dino, Maidstone

Chatam Ski Centre, toboggan run and inflatable donuts on the mini slope. Next to Capstone Park.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort 

Christmas Treee Farm

Cliffe pools 

Cobtree Park - next to Kentlife (large play park £1.50 parking).

Colchester Zoo 

Cyclopark

Danson Park. Play park with water play 

Dartford Central park. Mini splash play area.

Diggerland 

Dover Castle 

Dunloran Park, Tunbridge Wells 

Drusillas Park 

Eagle Heights

Eltham Palace grounds are free. 

Eynesford stream

Folkestone Lower Leas costal Park and fountains at Folkestone harbour 

Folkestone museum

Friars Aylesford

Gillingham Strand 

Godstone Farm 

Guildhall Museum in Rochester

Grain seaside 

Gravesend has the fort gardens. Chantry house museum is free, bunker tunnels are £1. Ppart of the wheels of time trail around Kent.

Greenwich Ecology Park, free with events in the holidays.

Groombridge place

Hall place

Hemsley Conservation Centre

Herne Bay - great crabbing 

Huguenot Museum 

Hobbledown Farm

Hop Farm

Howletts Wildlife Animal Park

Jeskyns Park 

Kearsney Abbey is a fab day

Kent life

Kingsdown beach 

Knockhatch adventure park 

Leeds castle

Legoland 

Little fant farm

Little Street, Maidstone

Longleat Safari Park

Loose village stream

Lower leas costal Folkestone

Lullingston country park

Maidstone museum 

Maidstone Leisure Centre - has soft play and Ice Hills. Next to Mote Park in Maidstone 

Manor park

Marsh Farm 

Millbrook garden centre - events/butterfly experience 

Milton creek country park

Minis bay

Monkeybizz, Medway

Mote park 

Old McDonalds farm (Essex)

Owletts 

Oxleas Woods is lovely

Penenden heath play area and woods

Rare breeds centre

Reindeer Centre

Richborough Roman Fort And Amphitheatre

Riverside Park

Rochester castle

Rochester cathedral

Ruxley Manor - check out events 

Shorne woods country park 

Shrek Experience

Southwater country park. Has a mini beach, dinosaurs, kids' park etc all free

Swanley Park

Teapot Island

Temple Manor (weekends only)

Teston Park

Tilgate Park (fantastic)

Trosley Park - lots of shade 

Tyland barn - Kent wildlife trust

Union windmill cranbrook

Upnor castle 

Walmer paddling pool

Whipsnade Zoo

Wildwood

Wingham

Woburn Safari Park

Woodland trust, Bearsted.

Parks 
Oaks Park, Carshalton, 
Nature Trail - Play in the dog free-natural children's play and picnic area. Explore the flora and fauna of the park, particularly the beautiful trees and meadow area.

Carshalton Park 
Ruskin Road, Carshalton, SM5 3DD 
Playground, o
utdoor gym 
Tennis courts x5 (availability is on a first come basis) 

The Grove Park
Junction of North Street/High Street, Carshalton, Surrey. SM5 3AL   
Playground, o
utdoor gym, ball park 
https://www.facebook.com/Sassisinthegrove/

Mellows Park 
Two Football mini pitches Stafford Road, Wallington, SM6 9BU 
Outdoor gym, ball park, skate park, playground 
https://www.facebook.com/mellowspavilioncafe

Manor Park 
Manor Park Cafe Throwley Way, Sutton, Surrey , SM1 4AF
https://www.facebook.com/Manor-park-cafe-541830205878154/
Playground, outdoor gym 

Overton Park 
Overton Road, Sutton, SM6 6HW 
1 Football mini-pitch, 1 9v9 pitch, table tennis table, playground, pavilion, changing room, toilet and shower. 

Morden Hall Park NT 
Trim trail 
Morden Hall Road SM4 5JD Morden, UK 

Priory Park 
Bell St, Reigate RH2 7RL
Children's playground with water play in the summer, formal gardens 
Prospect/Heritage walk, lake, skatepark, tennis and ball courts, croquet lawn, cafe 
https://www.facebook.com/friendsofpriorypark/

Tilgate Park Maze
Fun maze within the Walled Garden with a lookout tower in the centre. 
Titmus Drive, Tilgate RH10 5PQ Crawley, UK 
https://www.facebook.com/tilgatepark

Kingston Gate Playground 
Timber play sculptures including a fairy pergola and a tractor and trailer, m
ulti-play equipment, bark pit, hammock and children's tables and seats. 

The Petersham Gate Playground 
Sandpit area and bark pit with a climbing frame and jumping lily pads, balancing blocks and a hammock, elephant piano (xylophone), see-saw and water play feature.

Cheam Park
Large playground with huge sandpit, walk through the woods to Nonsuch Park, table tennis table, o
utdoor gym 
Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS 

Mellows Park 
Two football mini pitches, o
utdoor gym, ball park, skate park 
Stafford Road, Wallington SM6 9BX 
https://www.facebook.com/mellowspavilioncafe

Hackbridge 
Pirate park/Felnex Park, pirate den, playground 
Felnex Trading Estate, London Rd, Hackbridge, Wallington SM6 7DS 

Battersea Park and children’s zoo
10.00am – 5.30pm 
Fun animal experience with a zoo, animal encounters, large well-equipped play area, gift shop and café 
Battersea Park SW11 4NJ London

https://www.facebook.com/batterseazoo/

Joseph Hood Park
Pavilion 318 Martin Way, London SW20 9BX
Cricket pitch
Football pitches (three)
Play areas (two)
Paddling pool
Tennis courts
Outdoor table tennis
Bowling green

Richmond Park 
Largest open parkland in London. 
Fallow and red deer herds

Epsom Downs
Walking and flying kites 

Walking the Wandle trail to Morden Hall Park with a picnic 

Banstead woods
For walks, bluebell-spotting and den building. 

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs 
Crystal Palace Park
For the dinosaurs! https://www.facebook.com/CPdinos/



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The Southwest Songbirds Online

Despite social distancing and the unprecedented challenges that the coronavirus pandemic faces us all with, The Southwest Songbirds (Earlsfield’s favourite ladies’ choir) have still been rehearsing for our summer concert, only now we’ve taken it online! Our repertoire offers our usual mix of music, with something for everyone, and ranges from Gustav Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (a lovely and unusual classical piece) through to Adele’s Skyfall from the Bond film, along with another Bond favourite, Diamonds are Forever, and also includesEdward Elgar and even Billy Joel – and there’s more to come.

Our next term starts on Monday 20th April and we’ll be rehearsing using Zoom, with pre-recorded guide tracks and our musical director, Polly May, conducting us live once a week! Once we’ve all learnt the repertoire we’ll be recording ourselves singing and Polly will work her magic to pull together a virtual concert which everyone can enjoy online. Every concert we do raises money for a really good cause and this one’s no different – we’re raising money for Shelter, the homelessness charity, who help millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services, and who have experienced a sharp increase in the number of calls for help during the coronavirus crisis, from people worried about losing their jobs, their homes and keeping their family safe.

So, if you’re a soprano, second soprano or alto and interested in joining us, the more the merrier, as up to 100 people can join the 40-minute sessions allowed by the free Zoom download. The cost for the term is £50 per household, and proceeds (after costs) from this subscription will be donated to the charity.

All you need to do is…

be able to read music - sign up by Friday 17th April by emailing swsongbirds@gmail.combe able to download Zoom on a laptop or tablet (we’ll send you instructions) - be able to access Dropbox from the link we’ll send you to download the music and backing tracks

Please pass this on to anyone you think might like to join, and if you have more than one Songbird in your household, mothers / daughters / sisters / housemates are welcome to join in – subscription is per household!

The Southwest Songbirds is a friendly and fun, all-female community-based choir, in Earlsfield.

Our musical director, Polly May, set up the choir in 2013 to bring together women from South West London to sing a varied repertoire, both secular and sacred, at two concerts a year. The choir rehearses and performs at St Andrew’s Church, on the corner of Garratt Lane and Waynflete Street in Earlsfield SW18.

Our winter concerts feature seasonal and Christmassy-music and never fail to get everyone in the festive spirit! Our summer concerts are very varied and have featured modern choral favourites, songs from the musicals, pop songs, and classical choral pieces, to name but a few. We choose a different charity / good cause to support with every concert, and have raised funds for many different good causes, including Get Further, Hackney Pirates, Sound Minds, Housing for Women, Ben Thapa Foundation, Just Shelter, stem4, Gutsy Gastros, First Touch, Earlsfield Foodbank, SANE, Somerset Flood Funds, Philippines Typhoon Fund

There is no audition and, although it does help, you don’t have to be able to read music – all we really ask is that you bring your enthusiasm and commitment! Music is provided and there is a reasonable termly fee to cover expenses.

For more information, please email Polly at swsongbirds@gmail.com, and come along one Monday night to have a listen and say hello – we’d love to meet you!

***Please note activities below are postponed due to Covid-19***

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Art Tipple Paint 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
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CODA 75th Anniversary Cabaret
Book tickets here
If you have any questions or special requirements please contact us here: 
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Duet Dance Club
Ballroom and Latin dance for kids
New beginners class for under 12s
Call to book first complimentary lesson! 
Tel: 07561162099
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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


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.



Down in the Woods
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

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
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Bookstart Wiggle And Jiggle. 

Free sessions designed for the lively toddler.
11.00am.
Term time only. 
Wednesdays: Central Children's Library,
Level 0,
Central Library,
Croydon Clocktower,
Katharine Street,
Croydon,
CR9 1ET. 


Tel: 020 8726 6900
libraries@croydon.gov.uk 

Fridays: Shirley Library, Wickham Road / Hartland Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8BH

Shirley Library,
Wickham Road / Hartland Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8BH 

Treasure Box Storytime. Story time sessions for children from about two and a half years upwards. Thursdays at 2:15 pm.

Bookstart Rhymetime 
Free sessions for the under fives and their parents or carers 
Friday 10.00am. Term time only. Shirley Library, Wickham Road / Hartland Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8BH 10.00am. Term time only. New Addington Library. Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 OJB 

Babes In Arms. 10.00am. Meets once a month on a Friday.
Adult reading group for parents/carers.
Sanderstead Library, Farm Fields, South Croydon, CR2 0HL.
Tel: 020 8726 6900
sanderstead@croydon.gov.uk

Croydon Children's Library, Saturday events:
Level 0, Central Library, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET. 020 8726 6900 libraries@croydon.gov.uk
Saturday Rhymetime:
 10.00 am. The ideal way for parents and carers to introduce babies and toddlers to nursery rhymes, action rhymes and songs. Free sessions for under fives and their parents or carers

Saturday Story time: 11.15am. A session of stories and rhymes, where your child can also make a small craft item to take home. The sessions are informal, although children need to be ready to sit together to share the activity. For 3 to 7 year olds and their parents or carers.

Saturday Rock And Rhyme: 
Free sing-along sessions for the under fives and their parents or carers:
10.00 am, Coulsdon Library, Brighton Road, Coulsdson, CR5 2NH
10.00 am. Shirley Library, Wickham Road / Hartland Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8BH
10.30 am. Purley Library, Banstead Road, CR8 3YH
11.15 am. New Addington Library. Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 OJB

Jigsaw
Christ Church Hall
9.30am – 11.00am
The second Saturday of each month during term times. 

861-863 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2BN
020 8763 8291
office@christchurchpurley.org.uk
www.christchurchpurley.org
Connecting dads and their children. For children aged 0-6 and their dads games, toys, baby area, crafts, refreshments. For more details contact Mark Channon via the Church Office.

Storytime at The Green Dragon,
Saturdays 1.00 - 3.00pm
The Green Dragon Pub, 58-60 High Street, Croydon Surrey CR0 1NA
Upstairs at the Green Dragon 
A drop in session run by Jenny Lockyer upstairs at the Green Dragon. Aimed at 3-7yr olds and their parents/carers. Lots of activities including listening to and reading stories, puppets, arts activities and songs. Every Saturday unless otherwise stated. Bring your own stories to read if you like or if you wish come dressed as your favourite story character. Children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE 

Lawn bowls club for families and children
Wednesdays 3pm - 6pm
Coulsdon Memorial Ground Bowling Green

Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green, a non-profit which has recently restored and reopened the Coulsdon Memorial Ground Bowling Green.
Running every Wednesday, special junior bowls available for children (officially age 8+, but  youngest regular bowler is currently 4) and soft balls available so that younger children can take part. All coaching and equipment is provided. We offer a bowls taster session free for players who haven't played before. Afterwards, the cost is a maximum of £3 per adult player with discounts for children (minimum £1 per child) - which all goes towards maintaining the green. The club starts at 3 and runs until the green closes at 6. Players can arrive whenever they want during this time, to allow for varying school closing times.
www.marlpitlanebowlinggreen.co.uk

Toddler World  - Soft Play and Mini Sports for 0-4years
Sessions start from Sunday 22nd June with our FREE grand launch party.
Waddon Leisure Centre, CR0 4RG
Mondays, Fridays and Sundays 10-12
Tuesdays 12-2pm
£3.50 first child, £1.50 siblings
www.croydon-leisure.com

Kettlebells the FitFun Way!
FitFun Kettlebells targets every aspect of fitness – Explosive and Dynamic Strength, Stamina, Balance and Agility. The class is designed in such a way that accommodates different levels of fitness; from beginners to advance exercisers. Not an inch of your body will be left untouched with this hour workout that maximises your capacity to burn calories, build lean muscles and tighten up your ‘love handles’. Our classes are £6 and run Tuesdays 18:45-19:45 at Impact Academy, Inness Yard, Croydon, CR0 1ND. 

For more info contact Altesse on 07886 176893 or the Impact Academy on 020 8680 9176. Indoor car park available next door. 
www.fitfunactive.co.uk

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Paediatric First Aid practical day 
Train Aid
Monthly at the Friends Meeting House near East Croydon station.

The course follows the latest guidelines from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets Ofsted requirements. The following topics are covered and much more:
How to check for signs of breathing
Assessment of injuries
Use of the recovery position
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Major Bleeding & Shock
Choking
The day costs £50 and you can pay on the day
Paediatric First Aid practical day


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Is your child experiencing emotional, behavioural or educational difficulties? 
Redfern Psychology is an 
Independent Practice of highly experienced Clinical Psychologists and a Child Psychotherapist covering Sutton, Coulsdon, Croydon and the surrounding areas. We work at our clinic base, in family homes and with schools.

We have a team of professionals with over 20 years experience, the majority of which has been in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Some of our clinicians have Private Healthcare Provider Recognition.

We provide diagnostic assessments and treatment for problems including:

Autism Spectrum Conditions 

Examination/ college or school stress

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Low self-esteem

Feeding and sleep problems

Parenting difficulties

Tantrums and behaviour problems 

Parent-baby bonding problems

Depression 

Problems with friends

Anxiety and Panic

Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Toileting problems

To see what more we can offer and to discuss what your family might need, please visit  www.redfernpsychology.org or tel: 07774 222241


Ecology Centre Activites for children
Sutton Ecology Centre, Festival Walk, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3NY
(unless otherwise stated)
www.sutton.gov.uk/biodiversity 
For bookings phone 020 8770 5822 or email biodiversity@sutton.gov.uk
Spring/Summer activities.  Some ctivities require advance booking: call 020 8770 5822 or email biodiversity@sutton.gov.uk.  There is a cost for some of these activities.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing.

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.

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

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.

Mumpreneurs meet on the first Thursday of the month at The Sun Pub, North Street, Carshalton, 8pm. 
For mums in business or with an idea to start a business to come and meet, have a drink, chat, soundboard your ideas and promote yourself and meet other mums in business you may be able to support, work with. Please pass the word around, let your friends know and if you would like to come, you could contact us or just turn up!  Contact us via info@localmumsonline.com for more details.

Friday Morning Market
Every Friday morning there is a market, held in the Memorial Hall in Kenley, the stalls are full of exciting things for sale, jewellery, clothes (both new and 2nd hand) 2nd hand books from 50p,loads of bargains, and a cup of tea in the cafe, do come it's a fun morning.

8am untill 12midday.
Free entry.
The Memorial Hall, Godstone Rd, Kenley Surrey CR8 5AA

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.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mordenhallpark

Pilates classes with Park View Pilates,
Surrey and South West London's premier Pilates company.
Mixed ability Pilates at Laleham Lea School, 29 Peaks Hill, Purley CR8 3JJ.
Tuesdays @ 6.30pm - mixed ability Pilates (class up and running)
Tuesdays @ 7.45pm – mixed ability Pilats (from 26th Feb)
Mixed ability Pilates at St Barnabas Church Hall, Higher Drive, Purley, CR8 2HR.
Wednesdays @ 9.30am (from 27th Feb)
Mixed ability Pilates at St Swithun’s Church Hall, Grovelands, Purley, CR8 4LB.
Fridays at 11.15am – mixed ability Pilates
£7.50 per class, payable in advance by term, or £9.50 on the door. If there is space, people can join after a term has begun, paying for the remaining weeks in the term at the £7.50 per class rate. Pre-booking is essential. We have other Pilates classes running nearby, and are looking to add pre and post natal classes at our Sutton studio. Please visit our website for more details - www.ParkViewPilates.co.uk or call Lorraine on 020 8274 1572


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