You better watch out, you better not cry,
Join us on Friday, 8th December from 4pm on Stoneleigh Broadway and try Peter’s famous crepes! There’ll be plenty of mulled wine too!
Auriol Park has been NOMINATED for UK’s Best Park in 2017!
Please follow the link below, and VOTE!
Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 3rd November and the winner of UK’s Best Park 2017 will be announced at the Fields in Trust Awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday 29th November.
Join our Painting Sessions for Children this weekend!
Introducing painting to children can be a great experience so why don’t you come to Auriol Park this Saturday or Sunday between 12pm and 3pm and let your child express their creativity while you enjoy your coffee!
Time: 12pm to 3pm
Activity: Paint Your Trinket Box
Date: 15th and 16th July 2017
Place: Auriol Park Café, under the Marquee
Price: £5 (includes Lunch)
Register via sms 07949 257 039
- The painting sessions are suitable for children age 2 – 8 years old
- Painting is fun yet a messy activity so please be aware that it might get on clothes
- The paints are non-toxic and safe for children
- One trinket box per child
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Are you interested to know more
about the local history?
Come and join the free talk on
Tuesday 18th and 25th July 2017
Time: 12.30pm – 1.00pm
Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Café and enjoy the amazing gardens and play area while we prepare your food! Or if you prefer to stay indoors for the two hours, we could book an entertainer / super hero and let your child enjoy their party in style.
- Your very own host
- Decorated Party Room at the Pavilion
- Party food with soft drinks
- Party Invites
- All parties must be booked in advance
- Allergies must be disclosed at time of booking
- The minimum amount of children to hold a party is 10
- A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to confirm a booking
- Price: £12.50 Per child
- Party bags are optional extra – £2.50 per child
For further information call (or text) Alex 079 4925 7039
What an amazing opening we’ve had! Plenty of support from the residents, and many many happy kids. There were around 200 people in total. (Wow!)
Our own Deputy Mayor Cllr Neil Dallen and his Mayoress were there too.
Check out this photo, what a great moment caught in time. The red ribbon is vibrating as it’s being cut. 🍰☕️🌈☀️
Although the Auriol Park Cafe took four years to become a reality – and the final touches are still being added – the owners note that the whole neighbourhood has been excited and encouraging, with many residents remarking that it was long overdue.
The official opening day is Saturday 3rd June , 11.30am and there is a special guest appearance of the Mad Hatter, courtesy of Wishing Chair Events, who will entertain the children and the grownups with a game of cricket, if anyone’s up for it.
With a desire to become a thriving hub centred on impeccable quality, the Auriol Café aims to be eclectic. A few great things you’ll find on their menu is their specialty, the Poppy Seed Cake plus healthy children’s lunch packs titled “Eat like a Boss”. A meal that would make me eat my lunch too!
There are other activities happening on the day so do visit the website and don’t forget to subscribe so you can stay in the loop about events in the park and cafe.
If you’re not sure of its whereabouts, the café is nested inside Auriol Park, which sits comfortably between Salisbury Road and Thorndon Gardens, a neighbourhood that has been evolving for hundreds of years.
Being that the owners are history enthusiasts, they are excited to share the history of the park with anyone wanting to know, especially the children. Hence, at the opening day, Saturday 3rd June 2017 there will be a historical trivia game prepared for the little ones (or anyone who’d want to enter the competition for a prize).
For example, did you know that Auriol Park was once part of Nonsuch Park, created in 1538 by Henry VIII to celebrate the 30th year of his accession and the birth of his son, the future Edward VI? Well not initially but it was years later, in 1606, when James I enlarged Nonsuch Park and created new boundaries.
That was when the land that is now Auriol Park became part of Nonsuch Park.
At this time Nonsuch Park was great in size and so it was dived into the Great Park (northern part), and the Little Park (southern part – the Nonsuch Park we know today). Under James I, the Earl of Worcester was made Keeper of the Great Park, and he rebuilt his lodge as a mansion known as Worcester House. By 1627 the Great Park had become known as Worcester Park, and in 1731 was sold off for agricultural land.
Therefore, when you are visiting Auriol Park don’t forget that Henry VIII used to hunt there.
Auriol Park Café, Auriol Park, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park, Epsom, KT4 7AR, Tel. 079 4925 7039,www.auriolparkcafe.co.uk