The Big Green Beach Clean
Come along to our Big Green Beach Clean. Gloves and kneeling pads are recommended for removing micro-plastics and cotton bud sticks from the sand, however, litter pickers and buckets are provided. Be prepared for a guided litter pick along The Naze beaches and the edge of the John Weston nature reserve. 11:00am – 1:00pm The Naze Centre, Old Hall Lane,, Walton-on-the-Naze. Essex. (Sat Nav) – CO14 8LE.
Essex Sport Family Open Day At Essex Sport Arena
A range of ‘drop-in’ activities for you to get active together… including basketball, tennis, family badminton, futsal, family yoga and Zumba sessions, Cyclefit classes, junior Karate, and more! Open from 9am, with activities taking place from 10am – 3pm
The Maldon Oyster and Seafood Festival at Promenade Park
A fun-packed foodie celebration! Tuck into delicious oysters, seafood and drinks on offer. Join in with the heralding of the Landing of the Oysters while taking in the beautiful river views and the historical barges. With face painting for the kids and live music, invite the family over and get set for an afternoon of fun. 13:00 to 19:00.
Autumn Festival of Dogs at Weald Country Park
Festival of Dogs is the Dog Show with something for every four legged friend, from Charity Fun Dog Shows, Dogs Have Got Talent, Agility both Have a Go and Demonstrations from Britain’s Got Talent Dima and his dogs, Sniff and Smell, Scurry, Chase the Bunny, Doggie Bingo, Breeds, K9 Security Display, the Honniahaka Inuits and Wolfdogs and much more. Free entry – 10:00 to 17:00 Weald Road, South Weald, Essex, (Sat Nav) – CM14 5QS
Essex Faery Fayre 2019
First ever Faery Fayre at the Museum & Astaria Model Village. The Essex Faery Fayre offers fairy themed stalls, crafts, workshops and competitions. There will be musical and dancing entertainment from performers travelling from far and wide. From 12:00-21:00. The Museum Of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon
Harwich Sea Shanty Festival at Thames Barge Sailing Trust
A must for all those who love shanties and songs of the sea. The whole of Harwich is immersed in a weekend full of music. There’s no better way to arrive than by sea. Boarding will be on Wednesday evening for a passage on Thursday to Harwich. The Music starts Friday afternoon and runs through to Sunday night. Centaur will head back to Maldon for late return on Monday. Hythe Quay, Maldon, Essex, (Sat Nav) – CM9 5HR Boat Route: Maldon to Harwich and return to Maldon
Oktoberfest at Central Park
The world famous Retuns Oktoberfest comes to Essex for a huge day of traditional Bavarian entertainment, food and drink. Taking place inside one of Europe’s Largest touring bier tents for a Bavarian style festival, hosting authentic oompah bands, a large selection of traditional German foods plus those all important steins. This year Oktoberfest Essex is for ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday Afternoon – 12-5pm Saturday Evening – 6-11pm Parkway, Chelmsford, Essex, (Sat Nav) – CM1 1LU
Sunday 20 October 2019 9:15 AM – 26.2 miles Road running This popular event has a real sense of community and is more personal than the larger marathon events. Runners get the best of both worlds by running in the city and the scenic North Essex countryside. The single lap course on road and tarmac paths is nice and undulating which keeps it interesting. Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex. (Sat Nav) – CM2 OFQ
Maldon Fireworks Show at Promenade Park
Organised by the Maldon Rotary Club, this massive event sees thousands of spectators each year. Gates open at 5.30pm, there will be music and entertainment from 6pm, bonfire at 7pm and the fireworks display will begin at 7.30pm. Park Drive, Maldon, Essex. (Sat Nav) – CM9 5JQ
Epping Christmas Market
Traditional Christmas market with entertainment, food, gifts, crafts, Santa, Christmas lights and festive fun. 12 noon to 8pm Town Centre, Epping, Essex. (Sat Nav) – CM16 4AY
Christmas Craft Market
Christmas Craft Market will be taking place this year in the village of Dedham. Stalls will include handmade skin products, felting, candles, driftwood artwork, paper crafts, a selection of stunning jewellery, ceramics and original artwork. Free entry. – 10:00am. – 16:00pm. High Street, Dedham, Colchester, Essex (Sat Nav) – CO7 6HJ
Wedding Show at Chelmsford Racecourse
THE LARGEST WEDDING SHOW IN ESSEX Chelmsford City Racecourse Wedding Show, Sunday 8th March, 11am – 3:30pm FREE entry for all & a goody bag for all couples getting married Over 150 stands including venues, live entertainment, food & drink to enjoy and much more! The first 50 couples through the door will receive a FREE BOTTLE OF PROSECCO!
Essex Vegan Festival
Charter Hall. Colchester CO1 1YH. – 14th March 2020 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm – £3 entry / Under 16 Free £15 for VIP tickets in advance from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/essex-vegan-winter-festival-2019-tickets-57980934536?aff=erelexpmlt to include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers. 80+ stalls, world food caterers, free samples, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops and live music running throughout the day at Colchester Charter Hall.
Mother’s Day Special at East Anglian Railway Museum
Sun 22 Mar 2020. Chappel Station. Colchester. Essex. Sat Nav – CO6 2DS Floristry workshops throughout the day (pre-booking essential) with a professional florist who will give lots of advice and guidance in making a beautiful hat box design . Tuition and all materials are included. Why not add a roast lunch with all the trimmings in our sumptuous railway carriage cafe? To reserve your table, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01787 224473 and select extension no. 246 to speak to the Cafe.
Chocolate Festival at Cressing Temple Barns
Following the success of our first Chocolate Festival in 2019, we’re back with a bigger and better event for 2020. Join us on Saturday 4th or Sunday 5th April 2020 for food, drink and craft stalls, a children’s trail and activities ,local entertainment, meet the Easter Bunny, outdoor cinema screening. Advance tickets are £7.50 for adults and £5.00 for under 16’s. Under 2’s are free. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Cressing Temple Barns. Witham Road. Cressing. Nr. Witham. – Sat Nav – CM77 8PD
Prettyfields Wine Run
An amazing family day out in the vines. Join in the fun and raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity and Funding Neuro. The Wine Run course begins and ends at Prettyfields Vineyard (CO7 7PF) with wine tastings along the way (for extra motivation) plus a glass of wine and medal to toast your success at the finish line (included in entry fee). Fancy dress optional – prize for the best outfits! We welcome Wine Walkers, if you don’t want to run! Sign up for the 5k, slow down, enjoy the scenery – and the wine tastings, of course. Family and supporters can cheer the runners home at a barbecue beside the vines and won’t miss out on the fun, with free English wine tastings available at The Crate. Fun for all the family beside the vines including BBQ, coffee and cake, the Prettyfields Bar, kids’ stalls and games plus bouncy castle, facepainting and more including a raffle! Plus in the afternoon, our Kids’ Fun Run (for 4’s and up) will head out through the vines at 1pm! Sat 16 May 2020, £17-£22 Wine Run start: 10:00 Kids’ Fun Run start: 13:00 For full details, visit the Prettyfields website. www.prettyfields.com/wine-run
THE ESSEX SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Saturday 8 Aug – 12:00 – 21:00 / Sunday 9 Aug – 12:00 – 21:00 Join us at the Essex Seafood Festival 2020. The Orsett Showground is turned into a food and fun-filled summer spectacular, with live entertainment including a live mermaid tank, a live pirate show and much more. Along with some spectacular food, drink, funfair, artisan market, a collective of some of the best seafood providers, restaurants and more from both Essex and the rest of the British Isles. A Great family event for all! Taste signature dishes from 40+ of the counties latest, greatest and most exciting seafood restaurants and suppliers. For more info and tickets see website www.essexseafoodfestival.co.uk