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Barracudas Activity Day Camps
24th July – 18th August: Chelmsford, Chigwell, Harlow, Romford and Upminster.
24th July – 25th August: Hutton and Woodford.
After an action packed 2016 we’re ready to have even more fun in 2017 with new camps in Ingatestone and Romford this summer! With 32 camps across the country and 8 camps in Essex, your childcare solution could be right on your door step! We have lots of activities for your child to choose from including motor sports, archery, fencing, sports, arts and crafts. Our popular camps sell out quickly so there’s no better time to book.
To find out more or book your child’s place visit more details or call 0845 123 5299

Professor Nitrate’s Summer of Science
Royal Gunpowder Mills , Waltham Abbey EN9 1JY
Sunday 20th August 2017 to Wednesday 23rd August 2017
“Join us for summer holiday fun at the Royal Gunpowder Mills where Professor Nitrate has an action packed Summer of Science in store! With fun interactive science shows for all the family to enjoy and much more! Visit our website for even more details about this fantastic event.”
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Create & Play – Puppet Pirates
Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT
Monday 21st August 2017, 10am – 12 noon
Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities.
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Train the Troops
Audley End House and Gardens
Monday 21st August 2017 to Friday 25th August 2017, 11am-5pm
“Attention! Right you ‘orrible lot, it’s training time. Become a Home Front hero and be put through your paces at Audley End. Fall into step and polish your shoes or it’ll be basic rations for you.”
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UK Football Camp
Herongate AFC, Brentwood
Monday 21st August 2017 to Friday 25th August 2017
“Voted ”#1 FUN CAMP” for kids 4 years running, UK Football Camps are celebrating their 5th year his summer. Our FREE DAY offer is available for newcomers to camp by using Essex Days Out promo code: ‘EDO3’ when registering.”
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Six Weeks of Summer at Barleylands : Rumble in the Jungle
Barleylands Farm Park
Monday 21st August 2017 to Friday 25th August 2017
Meet jungle creatures in a host of interactive shows by the Snakes Alive Team
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Tudor High Summer – Hands On History Days
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Monday 21st August 2017 – BH Monday 28th August 2016
“Tudor High Summer takes the manor back to Tudor times with some 200+ costumed Tudors, plus House, Gardens and Farm open. Our most hands-on re-creation this year. ”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Create & Play – Elephant-tastic
Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT
Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 10am – 12 noon
Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities.
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Cudmore Grove Picnic and Play
Cudmore Grove Country Park, Bromans Lane, East Mersea, CO5 8UE
Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 11am-4pm
Gather your family and your picnic and join us for some summer fun. Enjoy a memorable day of activities including puppet shows, themed trails, storytelling and a range of other outdoor games.
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Create & Play – Alien Adventures
Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT
Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 10am – 12 noon
Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities.
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Mad Science & Art Summer Fun
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
“Included in our Wednesday programmes will be Chaotic Chemistry, Fantastic Physics, Engaging Engineering & Bonkers Biology, and an introduction to storytelling and drama.”
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Garden Explorers – Natural Art Workshop
Perrywood Garden Centre, Kelvedon Road, Inworth, Tiptree CO5 9SX
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 and Thursday 24th August 2017, 9.15am-10.45am or 11.15am-12.45pm
Join our Garden Explorers Club (aged 4-10) over the summer holidays and have fun making garden and wildlife related creations.
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Art and Sculpture Exhibition – Local Inspiration
Ford Education Room, Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 3NS
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 to BH Monday 28th August 2017, 10am to 4pm
Admire local artists work, and over the long weekend see the artist’s and other craftsmen demonstrate their work in our 17th Century Barn.
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Create & Play – Sailing the Seven Seas
Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT
Thursday 24th August 2017, 10am – 12 noon
Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 24th August 2017, 11am-4pm.
“So much to explore! Climb the belvedere for the wider view or take the train through the woodland. And Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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Clacton Airshow
West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, CO15 1NW.
Thursday 24th August 2017 and Friday 25th August 2017
“2017 will once again see our award winning seafronts and west greensward be transformed over two days into a fun filled display/event site and flight viewing area. ”
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Create & Play – Daring Dragons
Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT
Friday 25th August 2017, 10am – 12 noon
Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities.
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 25th August 2017 (10.30am to 4.30pm, last admission 3.30 pm)
Three acres of lovely gardens, which we can highly recommend you visit.
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Contemporary Craft & Design Fair
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, CM 8RA
Friday 25th August 2017 to BH Monday 28th August 2017, 10am to 5pm
“Purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original and affordable designs created by some of the finest craftsmen and artists in the UK, including textiles, paintings, furniture, metal, leather, ceramics, jewellery, glass, fashion and much more besides.”
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Dirty Dancing
Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens
Friday 25th August 2017
Outdoor cinema!
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : Deadpool
Maldon Promenade Park
Friday 25th August 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema will be screening Deadpool at Maldon Promenade. Age rating 15+.Bring a blanket, bring a picnic,…
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : Mamma Mia
Maldon Promenade Park
Saturday 26th August 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema will be screening Mamma Mia at Maldon Promenade. Age rating 15+.
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Films Under Stars : The Goonies
Stubbers Activity Park, Upminster
Saturday 26th August from 6:30pm
With live music, treasure hunt and cocktail bar
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Barleylands Farmers Market
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 26th August 2017, 8:30am to 12:30pm
“Free entry and cark park. Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market.”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Saturday 26th August 2017
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Food For Thorpe
Golden Lane, Thorpe Le Soken, CO16 0LD
Saturday 26th August 2017 and Sunday 27th August 2017
“Our Food Festival is being held in the beautiful grounds of Springfield in Thorpe le Soken, with a wide range of food vendors, music and entertainment.”
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Cider & Wine Festival
Dedham Vale Vineyard, Green Lane, Boxted, nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5TS
Saturday 26th August 2017 and Sunday 27th August 2017
Cider & Perry · Real Ale · Essex Wine · Live Music · Food · Camping
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Mangapps 2017 August Gala
Mangapps Railway Museum. Southminster Road. Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8QG
Saturday 26th August 2017 to BH Monday 28th August 2017, 11.30 am to 5.00 pm.
“Diesel trains all three days, and steam trains on Sunday and Monday.”
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Colne Valley Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 27th August 2017.
Heritage and modern buses will be on display. Trains of all ages also feature.
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Wonderland pop up hotel and open air cinema
A secret wonderland location near brentwood emailed to you 48 hours before event.
Sunday 27th August 2017
“Taking outdoor cinema to the next level, enjoy an incomparable atmosphere in a delightfully cosy Wonderland setting.”
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Capel Manor College
Sunday, August 27th 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema will be screening Harry Potter, the Philosopher’s Stone at the beautiful Capel Manor College.
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Essex Dog Day
Crix, London Road, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2EU
Sunday 27th August 2017
“Essex Dog Day is fun dog day with many classes, demonstrations and entertainments ..in the beautiful grounds of Crix .. a privately owned Georgian house accessed directly off the A12. It’s easy to get to from all over Essex and parking is free.”
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Copped Hall Open Day
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 27th August 2017, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Access to the whole of the gardens, parts of the mansion, the cellars and the stables. Refreshments, stalls and exhibitions and more.
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Duxford Car Shows
IWM Duxford
Sunday 27th August 2017
“A fantastic day out for the whole family, explore hundreds of contemporary and classic cars.”
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Open Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 27th August 2017
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Invitation to View : Talliston
Talliston, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DU.
Sunday 27th August 2017, 12:00pm and 3pm
“Once an ordinary house in an ordinary street, Talliston House and Gardens have been transformed into a series of inspiring locations, each set in a different time and place.”
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Big Bang Weekend
Royal Gunpowder Mills , Waltham Abbey , EN9 1JY
Sunday 27th August 2017 & BH Monday 28th August 2017
“Join us as we welcome special effects experts Force FX back to the Mills for a spectacular pyrotechnics show you won’t want to miss!”
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WWII Weekend
Audley End House and Gardens
Sunday 27th August 2017 and BH Monday 28th August 2017, 10.30am-5pm
“Get ready to take cover as this explosive action packed bank holiday weekend propels you into wartime Britain.”
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The Countess of Warwick’s Country Show
Little Easton Church, Manor and Rectory, Park Road, Little Easton, Great Dunmow CM6 2JJ
Sunday 27th August 2017 and Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017, 12 noon to 5pm.
Includes a big arena with lots of performances, animal marquee, horticultural show, classic car show (on the Sunday), ploughing competition, and much, much more.
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Jousting with Destrier!
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 27th August 2017 and BH Monday 28th August 2017, 10am to 5pm
“The magnificent Destrier return! In custom-made suits of authentic solid steel armour, they charge at speeds of over 40mph in a Tournament as close to the real thing as you will ever experience! Watch them arm! Thrill as they do battle! All around them the bustle and excitement of a medieval fair, with Archery you can test your skill at, our Jester, the irrepressible Jonathan de Hadleigh, the Medieval Archer, Musicians, Falconry Displays with Coda, Living History, Real Ale, Craft Stall, Maypole and Coconut shies, Donkey Rides and tours of the Castle, it’s a full day of excitement, involvement and stunning spectacle!”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
BH Monday 28th August 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Gibberd Garden Celebrating Harlow 70
The Gibberd Garden, Harlow
BH Monday 28th August 2017, 11:30am to 4pm.
“The home of the Master Planner of Harlow is opening its gates to visitors for just £1. Visit the garden Sir Frederick Gibberd created, see wonderful sculpture and artefacts and see his former home.”
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Harwich Redoubt Fort Open Day
Redoubt Fort, Main Road, Harwich
BH Monday 28th August 2017, 11am to 4pm
Tombola, Raffle, Bottle Stall, Ice Cream, Refreshments, Museums, Vintage Guns and more!
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Six Weeks of Summer at Barleylands : Barley Fest
Barleylands Farm Park
Monday 28th August 2017 to 1st September 2017
“Our first family festival – don’t miss all the entertainment and activities.”
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Clown Bertram and Seaside Frolics
Dovercourt Greensward, next to boating lake
Wednesday 30th August 2017, 12-4pm at
Clown Bertram and his bright young things with a show for ages 3+ young and old, all welcome! Activities start every hour from 12pm to 4pm, drop-in at any time for some old-fashioned seaside entertainment: Hula hooping, comedy, magic, music and a flea circus! All completely free and courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Essex County Council. All ages welcome!

Mad Science & Art Summer Fun
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Wednesday 30th August 2017
“Included in our Wednesday programmes will be Chaotic Chemistry, Fantastic Physics, Engaging Engineering & Bonkers Biology, and an introduction to storytelling and drama.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Wednesday 30th August 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 31st August 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 31st August 2017, 11am-4pm.
“So much to explore! Climb the belvedere for the wider view or take the train through the woodland. And Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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Seaside Frolics
Frinton seafront to the right of the pier
Sunday 3rd September 2017, midday to 4pm
Clown Bertram and his bright young things present a free show for young and old, all welcome! Grand-style seaside entertainment with hula hooping, knobbly knee competitions, magic, comedy, witty entertainment and an audio booth for recording your favourite holiday memories. Come & see ‘What the Butler Saw!’

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