Herald of Spring 2020

If you’re looking for a family day out to kick start the Spring season, why not pop down to Herald of Spring this year?


This year’s event will be more jam-packed than ever. There will be a range of beautiful floral arrangements to enjoy as well as a special display courtesy of Ashtead Park Garden Centre. You can meet the teams of local volunteers and countryside groups who will be happy to talk to you about the borough’s plentiful open spaces and what you can do to get involved. Come and join us in the cafe for a selection of hot drinks and home-made cakes!

There will be a wide range of activities throughout the day, including trickery and sleight of hand from Close Up Magic, kid’s games and activities from Hobbledown, Rainbow Leisure Centre and the Bourne Hall Museum – and for the grownups, a great selection of locally produced arts and craft at the co-located Gift Market, organised by What’s On In Epsom.

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!' This year Bourne Hall is 50 years old and to celebrate its birthday we’re celebrating all things 1960s to help get everyone into a groovy vibe. So why not come on down to Ewell Village this March and celebrate the first days of spring with us, plus a few extra special guests and surprises from the days of flower power.

Also featuring: The Great Scarecrow Competition - Prizes to be won!

Local primary schools and youth groups are invited to enter our competition and create a scarecrow on this year’s 60s theme.

You could create a hippie scarecrow with flowers in its hair or be insprired by members of The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Or perhaps a '60s children’s TV programme such as Captain Pugwash, The Clangers, Sooty or the Magic Roundabout?        

Scarecrow criteria:

  • Entries must follow the theme of the 1960s
  • Props may be used with the scarecrow.
  • Scarecrows must include some plant material which can be living, fresh or dried.
  • They should be no taller than 6 feet and be able to withstand all weather conditions.
  • The use of recycled materials is encouraged.

Scarecrows must be brought to Bourne Hall by Friday 6 March.

The scarecrows will be judged by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell
1st place £100 vouchers
2nd place  £50 vouchers

For more information, please email David Books at the Museum on dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk.