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This Summer The Ashley Centre is giving children a chance to learn something new in a fun educational way at their free interactive workshops on internet awareness, mindfulness, road safety, nutrition, anti- bullying and sustainability.

Every Wednesday from 25 July until 29 August from 10.30am to 4.30pm outside House of Fraser children can come along and take part in the free activities on offer learning about a different topic each week. There is no need to book, just turn up and take part!


On Wednesday 25 July join Izzy Internet to learn about friends on the internet, online bullying, data protection and online dos and don’ts.


On Wednesday 1 August Yara Yoga will be running free mindfulness workshops throughout the day where children and their parents can take a seat in the relaxing oasis of calm and learn how much fun being mindful can be. Yara will also teach some easy yoga moves and breathing techniques.


On Wednesday 8 August it is all about road safety with Cara Car inviting visitors to take a seat in a mini car and have a drive around the practice road learning about street signs, crossing safely and being with other road users like bikes and pedestrians.


On Wednesday 15 August Nancy Nutrition will help children build their own healthy plate learning about the difference between carbs, protein and fats and how great nutrients are.


On Wednesday 22 August the emphasis is on anti-bullying when Bea Bully will show how NOT to treat other people and teach children how to detect and prevent bullying and treat other people with kindness.


Finally on Wednesday 29 August energy saving, recycling and preserving nature will be the theme with Susie Sustainable.


These are not supervised playschemes and parents/guardians are requested to stay with their children and join in the fun.


The Ashley Centre Recipe for Success cook book  


Celebrity Chef Tony Tobin visited The Ashley Centre on Saturday (14 April 2018) to launch the Recipe for Success book jam packed full of local shopper’s favourite recipes and a few of his own!

To the delight of Epsom shoppers Tony demonstrated six of the recipes during the day, met the audience and signed copies of the book. He cooked breakfast bars, Dave's Special Risotto, mixed Asian noodles, soy sauce honey chicken wings, penne pasta with spicy chorizo, tomato and olives and the best chocolate brownie.

He said: "It was such an honour to be preparing and cooking the amazing recipes submitted by the lovely customers of The Ashley Centre and also to be involved in two great charities."

David Beddows, The Ashley Centre Manager said: “We were so pleased with the response to our first recipe book! Many people who had submitted something for inclusion came on Saturday and were delighted to find that theirs had made it into print. The book contains 50 recipes for starters, main courses, puddings, snacks and drinks. The Ashley Centre’s Recipe for Success book costs £10 with £3 going to the charities and on Saturday alone we sold 51 copies and donated the total amount from the sales to our two chosen charities who received £255 each.”

The book is now available to buy from Quest in The Ashley Centre for £10 while stocks last. It can also be purchased online at for £14.59.

Tony Tobin helped The Ashley Centre staff go through the recipes to choose those that are included in the book. Everyone who had their recipe chosen has been sent a free copy and money from book sales will be donated to The Ashley Centre’s chosen charities which are Epsom Branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind and The Sunnybank Trust who support adults with learning disabilities.


Bamboo Basket offers low fat food on the go

Bamboo basket food

Bamboo Basket offers low fat food on the go - it's official, their two most popular dishes, Chicken Rice and Chicken Noodles have been analysed by Surrey County Council and the results are in! Fast food thats good for you!


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