Saturday, 17 July 2010

Batty about KT4

What she said.

Today's the Big Lunch at the Hamptons and it's an opportunity to bring a picnic and sit around in the sun with friends and neighbours while the kids play on the bouncy castle, fairground rides or 'spot the blogger'. It is just one part of Sutton's much larger "Take Part, Take Pride" programme, details of which can be found here, and this is my early notice for the 28th July when there's a bat walk in the Hamptons.

Wednesday 28 July
Bat Walk - 9.15pm
Meet at the top of the viewpoint
in the Hamptons, off Green lane,
Worcester Park
Using specialist equipment, come and
learn about the different species of bat
in this part of Sutton; their behaviour, life
cycles and identification
Suggested £3 donation
Advance booking advisable, contact
Made paths, short grass and wooden
boardwalk should be suitable for almost all
mobility levels

Tomorrow is the big Move It At The Manor event in Sutton from 12-5pm and another excuse to take advantage of the good weather:

BIKE - Have a go on the cycle obstacle course, get competitive on the cycle challenge, get a safety check and learn basic bike maintenance.

BIKE STUNTS - Watch Team Extreme as they display incredible feats of skill and daring throughout the day.

ENTERTAINMENT - Enjoy some fantastic sport-themed family entertainment. Marvel at the Van Dunk Brothers dry land synchronized swimming display, as well as much, much more.

LIVE MUSIC - Sit back and enjoy the sounds of the live music from local bands coming from the solar powered stage. Radio Jackie will be broadcasting live from the park.

ARTS CORNER - Take part in creating a large willow sculpture with local professional artists from WEAVE collective, using willow, ribbon and other materials.

Details at

My (hopefully) useful hint of the day is if you're in any doubt about the weather take a look at which has almost-live rain radar.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Fair weather

It's Friday, it's sunny and it's summer time. That means there must be a fair or fifty on this weekend, if you dare set foot outside into the predicted blazing heat of Worcester Park. Cheam Common Infants and Juniors are holding a joint fair on their premises on Kingsmead Avenue from 12-3pm with the highlights being karate and gymnastic displays, go karts (mini I presume), a band, lucky dip, tombola, BBQ and a whole host of other "fair-y" type things. For those who have their eyes on the prize then the top offerings are holiday accomodation in Spain and a Netbook.

Just across the road Christ Church and St Philip's are holding their Fun Day
"There will be lots of different stalls and activities for all age groups and tombola with great prizes for the lucky winners including a trip to France in a private plane."

Finally a reminder that Malden Fortnight is in full swing with tomorrow being the craft fair so you may want to forsake the joys of KT4 for a few hours to be embraced into the bosom of New Malden.... or you may want to avoid the potential traffic nightmare like the plague. Your choice.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Going 4th

For those who didn't have enough 'fete-ing' last weekend today is the 4th Worcester Park Scout Group summer fete with a "Wild west theme, Bar, BBQ and loads of stalls and side shows. Live dancers, band and music. Inflatables, swing boats and more. Come along and support the group"

It's from 12-4pm at their site in Balmoral Road. Details here or check out one of the flyers on Central Road.

My Google-fu also tells me that it's Malden Parochial School's summer fair as well from 11am-3pm with details to be found here.

Whatever you end up doing have a great day!!