Firework Displays in North West Surrey

October 19, 2017

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Firework Displays in Elmbridge, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath & Woking 2017
As published in the forthcoming Winter Edition of Local Family Directory, pick up a copy in the week commencing Mon 30 Oct.
(Remember to check event is taking place before leaving home)

FRIDAY 3 November 2017

Fri 3: Esher Rugby Fireworks Night 5pm – 9pm – Under 5’s Free
Esher Rugby Club, Molesey Road, Walton, KT12 3PF
Gates open at 5pm, Fireworks at 8pm, Food & Drink.

Fri 3: West Byfleet Family Fireworks 5.45pm – 8pm
West Byfleet Junior School, Camphill Road, West Byfleet, KT14 6EF
Gates open at 5.45pm, Fireworks at 6.30pm.

Fri 3: Fireworks Night Windlesham School 5.45pm – 8pm
Windlesham Village Infant School Field (opposite school), School Lane, Windlesham
Gates open at 5.45pm, Bonfire at 6.30pm, Fireworks Display 7pm.

Fri 3: Burhill Fireworks to Music Hersham 5pm – 8pm
Burhill School, Pleasant Place, Hersham, KT12 4HR
Display at 6.45pm with refreshments, crafts, bouncy castle and entertainment.

Fri 3: Firework Display Pirbright 5.15pm – 9pm
Pirbright Village Primary School, School Lane, Pirbright, GU24 0JN
Parade 6.00pm, Bonfire 6.30pm, Fireworks 7pm, BBQ & more.

Fri 3: Firework Display, West End, Woking 5.30pm + Tots Display
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Benner Lane, West End, Woking, GU 4 9JQ
Tots display at 6pm, Bonfire at 6.30pm main display at 7.15pm.

Fri 3: Shepperton Family Fireworks Night 5.30pm
Saxon Primary School, Briar Road, Shepperton, TW17 0JB
Firework Display, Hot Foot & Refreshments.

Fri 3: Spelthorne School’s Firework Night, Ashford 6pm
Spelthorne School, Feltham Hill Road, Ashford, TW15 1LP
Firework Display 7.30pm, Hot Foot & Refreshments.

SATURDAY 4 November 2017

Sat 4: Family Fun Event in Walton 2pm – 4.30pm
Walton Library, 54 The Heart, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1GH
Create a hat, cost £1.50pm.

Sat 4: Family Fireworks Display, Addlestone 5.30pm
Salvation Army, Church Road, Addlestone, KT15 1SG
Bonfire 6.15pm, Fireworks 7pm, Hot Food & Refreshments.

Sat 4: Community Fireworks Night, Chertsey 5.30pm
Chertsey Cricket Club, Grove Road, Chertsey, KT16 9DL
Family event with refreshments, food, fireworks at 7.45pm by 1st Chertsey Scouts.

Sat 4: 1st Scouts Knaphill Firework Display 6pm
Vine Field, Alexandra Gardens,Knaphill, GU21 2SP
Gates open 6pm, Bonfire 7pm, Firework Display 7.30pm and refreshments.

Sat 4: Kempton Park Fireworks, Sunbury 5.30pm
Kempton Park Race Course, Staines Road East, Sunbury, TW16 5AQ
Fireworks 7pm, superhero theme.

Sat 4: Woking Fireworks Extravaganza 6pm
Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA.
Gates & Funfair open 6pm,  Fireworks 8pm.

Sat 4: Firework Display and Bonfire Lightwater 6pm – 8pm
Lightwater Recreation Ground, Broadway Road, Lightwater, GU18 5SJ
Gates & BBQ 6pm, Bonfire 7pm with Fireworks at 7.30pm by 1st Lightwater Scouts.

Sat 4: Cobham Avorians CC Firework Nights 6pm – 8.30pm
Convent Lane, Cobham, KT11 1HA
Gates open at 6pm, BBQ, Stalls, Mulled Wine, Bonfire at 6.30pm, Display at 7.30pm.

Sat 4: 1st Bisley Scouts Bonfire & Fireworks Display 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Bisley Village Green, School close, Bisley.
Bonfire at 6.30pm, Fireworks at 7pm.

SUNDAY 5 November 2017

Sun 5: Meath School Bonfire Night, Ottershaw 5pm – 7pm
Meath School, Brox Road, Ottershaw, KT16 0LF.
Spectacular Bonfire & Fireworks, bouncy castle, hot food & drinks, profits for special needs children.

Sun 5: Imber Court Firework Display, East Molesey 5pm – 9.30pm
Imber Court Sports Ground, Molesey, KT8 0BT
Bonfire 6.30pm, Live Performance 7pm, Fireworks 7.30pm.

Sun 5: Cleves Firework Display, Weybridge 5.30pm
Cleves School, Oatlands Avenue, Weybridge, KT13 9TS
Fun Fair, Food, Refreshments, Live Music and Fireworks. at 7.30pm.


Story Cafe

October 17, 2017

In a small cosy cottage, lived Mrs McTats. She lived all alone, except for one cat”
But soon by twos and threes and then four and more, new cats come scratching at Mrs McTat’s door…

Bring a cushion and cuddly toy to our creative storytelling events: enjoy crafty projects themed activities and a tea time treat.  The perfect afternoon out!

£4 per child, £2 under 2s

Debbie Conibere, Editor of Local Family Directory, Finalist for Pride of Britain Awards for Community & Fundraising Work

October 12, 2017

Debbie Conibere. Editor of Local Family Directory, Finalist for Pride of Britain Award for voluntary Community & Fundraising Work for 1st Weybridge Scouts

Debbie Conibere. Editor of Local Family Directory, Finalist for Pride of Britain Award for voluntary Community & Fundraising Work for 1st Weybridge Scouts


On Wednesday 11 October 2017 I was honoured and privileged to attend The Pride of Britain Awards Launch as one of the ten TSB Community Partner Award finalists for my voluntary community and fundraising work for 1st Weybridge Scout Group.  You can see me pictured between Carol Voderman and Sajid Javid holding my Finalist Certificate.

In 2011 our scout group faced uncertain times ahead as funds were desperately needed to save our HQ from closure.  1st Weybridge Scouts Group, founded in 1907, are one of the oldest groups in Surrey, if not the UK, and are very lucky to have acquired the HQ in 1957, but 60 years on the group faced £50,000 worth of renovations to ensure the building and group continued for the next 50 years or more.  With our beloved HQ under threat of closure the fundraising campaign began immediately, I was fortunate to speak with the secretary of the Weybridge Male Voice Choir who was able to hold a fundraising “Brooklands Themed” concert which saw St James Church packed with supporters and who put notes instead of coins in the collection buckets which saw us raise around £4,000 at our first event.

The Weybridge Male Voice Choir was the start of our fundraising journey, which continued with “Community Textile Recycling Appeal” the storage for the tons of textiles collected was provided by Lionel Smith of The Storage Pod in Weybridge.  Lionel ensured 1st Weybridge Scouts had dry storage for three textile recycling campaigns, which in total raised over £5,000 for our fundraising campaigns, this campaign would not have been possible without Lionel’s help.

Our appeal for funds captured the imagination of the public who got behind 1st Weybridge Scouts when we asked them to vote for our group in the bid to win a £6,000 community award.  It was purely down to the support of the local community who hit that “vote for 1st Weybridge Scouts” button and asked their friends to do the same following our appeals for help that saw our group win funds towards our fundraising project.

Waitrose in Weybridge selected 1st Weybridge Scouts as one of their Green Token Local Good Causes and again it was the local public who put those green tokens into our box to help gain further funds for our appeal.  Promotion and awareness of our fundraising efforts were supported by local media including Andy Brown presenter at Radio Wey, who promoted our appeal on local radio and social media as well as spending time with groups of Scouts teaching them about broadcasting and the children made a jingle asking the public to help them raise funds.

Raising this amount of funds is a huge task and grant applications was a big part of that process and it’s thanks to Heather Rhoden, with her excellent corporate skills, for ensuring the right information was put in the applications that ensured our group won an amazing £21,000 community grant.

The 1st Weybridge Scout Group appeal was supported enormously by both residents and businesses in the local community and in return, once our building had been re-wired, windows replaced, fabulous new toilet blocks installed, catering grade kitchen installed, access ramps put in place and of course a complete makeover including plants and hanging baskets from the Grass Roots Project our building was ready to be relaunched.  In September 2013 1st Weybridge Scout Group HQ relaunched our newly renovated building,  opening it’s doors to the local community.  The HQ now sees many local groups, clubs, organisations and children’s parties using the building alongside the regular Scout Sessions.

Would I do all that voluntary fundraising again?  Yes, most definitely.  Every moment of time spent on this great fundraising campaign was rewarding, the positivity from the local community and brilliant stories that were told  from previous Scouts about our group was amazing, the support from the local community resulted in the wonderful loved and cared for building that you can now see today as you walk along Springfield Lane in Weybridge.

Read about all the wonderful finalist for the TSB Community Partner Award, including myself, and the “Honouring Our Local Heroes” Pride of Britain Awards Feature.



September 29, 2017




September 18, 2017


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Tempo Tots in Horsell, Woking

September 11, 2017

Come and MAKE SOME NOISE with Tempo Tots!

Classes back on after the summer from September 5th 2017


For young children music is extremely valuable in enhancing personal, social and educational development. It’s important, therefore, to encourage their children’s interest in music. Encouraging them to interact and become involved with the act of making music is a valuable step in your child’s development.

By involving them in music you are helping to expand their positive problem-solving skills and develop their memory skills. And by giving them a way of expressing themselves, you will be encouraging their creativity and improving their self-confidence and self-esteem.

You don’t need any special musical ability to start enjoying music with your child. In fact, learning together is a great way of interacting and bonding with your child.

So why not pop along to our Tempo Tots sessions in Horsell? Born from Charlotte’s extensive experience as a Music Therapist, Tempo Tots offers live music making as a developmental tool for little ones.

Each class includes a variety of musical and physical activities to meet the needs of the particular group. But that’s not all! Each class incorporates a weekly theme with stories, bubbles, puppets, singing, dancing and playing musical instruments!!

At Tempo Tots we offer a safe space where you as caregivers can explore the benefits and connection between music and the development of your little one. Support and communication tools will be on hand for help with any concerns you may have during your journey.

Address: Horsell Village Hall,117 High Street, Surrey GU21 4SS (Free parking)
Session Times

Tuesday 9.15-9.55am 2.5 years – 4 years

Tuesday 10.00-10.40am 12 months – 4 years

Tuesday 10.50-11.30am 3 – 12 months

Book your FREE taster session by emailing

Tel: 07956 447118

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Summer Art Studio @ Riverhouse Barn

July 18, 2017

Tutor: Corinne Manches, Riverhouse’s Tuesday After School Art Club Tutor

Tuesday 22:
Make a miniature 3D garden and then create a picture based on your creation
Wednesday 23: Clay Day! Use your imagination and make wild and mythical animals
Thursday 24: Have you been to Bushy Park? Create a collage of wildlife from Bushy Park including parakeets, deer and herons
Friday 25: Using paint, pastels and felt tips, create an underwater scene using the theme of pond life in summer.

10am – 4pm daily. £40 per day, £150 for the four days. 

email for more info

Summer Music Workshop Wed 30 August – Fri 1 September

June 21, 2017

MyBand (ages 11-17) tutors: Marcel Pusey/Josh Breslaw


MyBand is a fantastic Song Writing, Playing, Performing, Recording Holiday Course run over 3 days. Drums, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Sax, Violin, Trumpet, ALL instruments are welcome. Explore different music genres, Rock, Pop, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop, there are no boundaries! Ability is not the criteria, but imagination having an open mind and passion are most welcome. This engaging course is run by professional musicians. You learn more than just about music!  Learn more and watch ‘Our Band’ videos: Call Marcel 07881 584502. Email

Summer Dance Workshop Mon 21- Fri 25August

June 21, 2017

Dance Happy Summer Camp (ages 5-14) Dance Happy Summer Camp aims to motivate, inspire and encourage children to express themselves through dance. Whether your child is experienced in, or new to dance and musical theatre, Joanna and Hayley will help to spark an enthusiasm for learning, whilst assisting the students’ growth in confidence. For boys and girls aged 5 – 14. There will be the opportunity to perform in front of family and friends at the end of the week. Joanna Freeman trained with Laines Theatre Arts in Musical Theatre, RAD Ballet and other dance genres. Hayley Wheeler has performed in West End musicals, including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Scrooge. Places are limited so call Joanna on 07747 592266 for more info and to book.

Summer Drama Workshop Mon 14 – Fri 18 August

June 21, 2017

Eurovicious: Create a play in a week (ages 11-16) Make new friends and have fun! Susanna Klemm returns for the 12th year at Riverhouse to run her annual Summer School. Participants aged 11 to 16 devise and perform a show in one week! Working with the professionals it includes song and dance and no part is small! Eurovicious is the title this year and is set at the Eurovision Song Contest. Who will win? How will Britain be treated post Brexit? The students will decide!! Show for Parents @ 7.30 pm Friday To book, email Susanna on

Summer Drama Workshop Mon 24 – Fri 28 July

June 21, 2017

Let’s make a show (ages 8-13)

The ever-popular Children’s Theatre Workshop is here again this summer. No experience is necessary – just join the fun, helping to put a Show together for family and friends at the end of the week. Acting, singing, dancing, set-building, designing, etc. Run by Celia and Imogen Andrews. Contact Celia on 01932 226458. *£165 (siblings £150)


June 18, 2017

Free tickets for 250 dads who say “I’m a ninja dad” on entry this Sunday 18 June 2017

To celebrate Father’s Day (18 June 2017) and the opening of the brand-new LEGO® NINJAGO® World, the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is rewarding ninja dads from across the country with free entry for 250 dads.

On Sunday 18 June 2017, the first 250 multi-tasking dads who declare “I am a ninja dad” at the official ‘Ninja Dads’ station* between 8.45am and 10am, will be granted free access to the Park. Ninja dads will be able to put their skills to the test in LEGO® NINJAGO® World, featuring the UK’s first 4D ride with hand gesture enabled technology – with their family.

Lauren Moss, Senior PR Manager, comments: ‘’We wanted to say our very own Happy Father’s Day to the nation’s ninja dads by giving away 250 tickets this Sunday. Here at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort we know just what it takes to be a ninja and we think dads are awesome at taking on everything from helping with homework, tiptoeing around LEGO bricks and running dads’ taxi service – not to mention all the other ninja skills they have to balance just like our NINJAGO heroes. We can’t wait to welcome them and their families to the Resort and we hope they enjoy their day out with their little ones.’’

On LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride, parents and their mini-ninjas can battle snake tribes and skeleton ghosts by throwing virtual fireballs, shockwaves, ice and lightning – using nothing but their best ninja hand moves! For LEGO-mad dads, the new world also boasts over 20 new LEGO models made up of a staggering 1.5 million LEGO bricks including two five-foot guardian dragons built from 77,280 LEGO bricks.

Super-dads and their families will also get to explore the whole Resort – with over 55 rides and attractions including the legendary LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display, the Dragon roller-coaster, the Return to Skeleton Bay stunt show and the splashtastic water play areas in DUPLO® Valley.

Terms and conditions apply. Full terms and conditions available at


Tempo Tots in Horsell, Woking

May 28, 2017

Tempo Tots offers LiVE interactive music making as a developmental tool for little ones aged 3month to 4years.  The classes are led by professional musicians and are packed with live music making, singing, dancing and much more, to help your little ones develop their social skills, communication, movement and singing!  Each week there is a different theme with stories, bubbles and puppets, lots of fun and enjoyment for all!  Tuesday mornings in Horsell Village Hall during school term time. For more information or to book a trial please email or visit

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Fennies Day Nursery in Woking Opening in June 2017

May 28, 2017

Fennies Woking Day Nursery Local Family Directory Surrey

Fennies began 25 years ago with family at the heart of the business and we would like to extend a very warm welcome all the new families who join us at our wonderful new nursery and preschool in Woking; Woodham House, Carlton Road, Woking GU21 4HE opens in June and has spaces for children from 3 months to 5 years.

 At Fennies, your child will explore an exciting new world with multi-sensory experiences, they will make new friends and begin their amazing learning journey from nursery to preschool. We are passionate about providing an inspiring place with dedicated childcare practitioners who will cherish and support your child’s curiosity, learning and discovery. Come and see for yourself. We would love to show you around.

Reasons to love Fennies, Woking;

  • A stunning new nursery and preschool on your doorstep
  • Beautiful, bright and spacious rooms, equipped to the highest standard
  • A fantastic and huge custom made outdoor area and a private baby terrace
  • Our passionate and welcoming team look after children from three months to five years
  • Fully inclusive fees and a free settle in period for you and your child
  • Nutritious and delicious menus that even the fussiest eaters enjoy. Developed in collaboration with Annabel Karmel, freshly prepared and cooked onsite by our nursery chef
  • Private, drive in car park and buggy park for safe and convenient drop offs and pick ups

Book a visit through our website or call us on 02087703222 nursery option 9.

Mini beast hunt and pebble craft

May 19, 2017

Join us for a fun mini beast hunt through WWF’s newly developed wildlife garden outside the Living Planet Centre in Woking.

Along the way turn a pebble into a bumblebee, ladybird, butterfly, beetle or frog using our special pens and your creativity!

Workshops are suitable for visitors aged 4 years and over. Children must be

WWF Green Ambassadors from Wicor Primary school take the trail quiz in WWF-UK garden at the living Planet Centre, Woking, UK  3rd, May 2017.

Explore the Wildlife Garden at the Living Planet Centre

accompanied by an adult.


Free, suggested donation £3


Tuesday 30 May 10am – 12:00pm

Thursday 1 June 10am – 12:00pm

Book your place at:

UK Wildlife Trade: What’s Legal?

April 25, 2017

Hear first-hand from former police officer, Craig Fellowes about the illegal wildlife trade of endangered species taking place on our own

Customs officials in Suvarnabhumi discover a shipment of African elephant tusks from Mozambique. Suvarnabhumi is a major hub for both wildlife and drug trafficking, Thailand.The Wildlife Crime Story - from Africa to Asia:Sudanese Janjaweed militiamen believed to be responsible for the massacre of hundreds of elephants earlier this year are on the move again in Central Africa. Intelligence sources say they are headed back to Cameroon with the intent to shoot more elephants for their valuable ivory tusks. This time, however, Cameroon's special forces will be waiting at the border.Governments like Cameroon are becoming increasingly alarmed by the use of wildlife trafficking as a source of funding for insurgents. Rebel groups, drug syndicates and even terrorist networks have seen an opportunity to profit from what has until now been a low risk, high reward criminal enterprise. Populations of rare animals like elephants, tigers and rhinos are plummeting as a result.The products sourced from this bloody business are nearly unrecognizable on the other end of the trade chain where they are being sold in up-scale, air conditioned Asian boutiques. Intricate carvings, jewelry and medical tonics made from endangered species are becoming more and more popular in places like China, Thailand and Vietnam. Economic success has thrust swaths of people in to the middle class, and many have come with the desire to possess things that used to be out of reach to all but the highest elites. Although they are illegal, they are easily obtainable by anyone with internet access and a big enough bank account.Consumers of illegal wildlife products may not know that their money is being used by militias to purchase guns and bribe government officials. Militias like the one run by a man called 'Morgan' who led an attack on a wildlife refuge in Democratic Republic of the Congo in June. Morgan's crew shot dead seven people and took others as hostages and sex slaves.The destruction brought about by

Image: WWF/James Morgan

doorstep here in the UK. Learn about the issues which are faced and what the UK law is doing to help protect flora and fauna, and find out the ways in which you can help.


With over 32 years’ experience in dealing with wildlife laws as a police officer, and over 19 years delivering training to over 1200 police officers from all over the UK, Craig now a consultant, continues his role as a trainer in national and inter

national wildlife law.

 Tickets are available for £6 (plus booking fee), per person to include a drink on arrival.

 Book your place online.

At The Water’s Edge: What’s The Future For The World’s Rivers?

March 8, 2017

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Stream in eastern highland tropical rainforest of Perinet, Madagascar.


So the world is facing a water crisis, or so the media headlines tell us. What does it have to do with you, and what can you do to help?

Join us at WWF’s Living Planet Centre to hear from Dr Dave Tickner, the Chief Freshwater Adviser at WWF. Dave will explore the nature and causes of the world’s water challenges and discuss the way in which these challenges are affecting people, economies and wildlife.

He will also point to ways in which governments and businesses can ensure a sustainable water future. And he’ll describe some surprising ways in which water affects our lives, and suggest what we can do to help tackle one of the world’s great 21st Century challenges.


Doors from 6.15pm

Talk starts at 6.30pm until 7.30pm

Free to attend – book your place in advance.

Image © John E. Newby / WWF

Easter Half Term Workshops – Treasure hunt and nature inspired craft

March 8, 2017

During this Easter half term, join us at the Living Planet Centre for a fun Easter egg hunt in our exciting new WWF wildlife garden, from Tuesday to Thursday, 10am – 1pm across both weeks.small Animal Planter.

Solve the riddles to claim your chocolate egg and say hello to Polly Panda too! 

Whilst you’re visiting, why not book on to one of our fabulous craft sessions too? Workshops will take place in our Learning Zone at 10:15, 11:00 and 11:45, and we have different activities taking place over the two weeks.

Week 1: Tuesday 4th & Thursday 6th April

During Week 1 we’ll be making spectacular clay spirit animal faces decorated with natural objects

Week 2: Tuesday 11th & Thursday 13th April

On week 2 you can come along in to create fun wildlife planters using recycled materials

 Book your place on our website

Workshops are free but a donation of £2 per child is appreciated.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended age 4 and over.



Music with Mummy Areas in North West Surrey

March 8, 2017

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Visit your local Music with Mummy by selecting a link below:

Bagshot, Lightwater, West End (Woking) Music with Mummy

Goldsworth Park (Woking) Music with Mummy

Englefield Green (Egham) Music with Mummy


Pancake Day and Shrove Tuesday

February 28, 2017

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is celebrated before Ash Wednesday (the start of Lent which starts the 40 Days leading up to Easter) and has been celebrated for centuries and some suggest it was originally a Pagan holiday that celebrated the arrival of spring. Since then Christian’s have traditionally eaten Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to use up foods like eggs and milk before the 40-day fasting period of Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday.

Pancake Day doesn’t have a set date each year as it falls 41 days before Easter.

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