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Barracudas Summer Activity Day Camps
Various locations across Essex
Summer 2019
Offering fun activity weeks and days across Essex during the summer holidays for children aged 4½-14 years – action packed programmes with over 80 activities including aquaslide, motorsports, fencing, sports, arts and crafts and more.
With camps in Chelmsford, Chigwell, Harlow, Hutton, Romford, Upminster, Woodford and a brand new summer camp in Colchester for 2019 they have plenty to keep your children entertained.
With prices from as little as £3.64 and flexible hours from 8am-6pm, our Ofsted registered camps offer a great choice during the school holidays.
These popular camps sell out fast, so to secure your child’s place visit the Barracudas website or call 01480 467567.

National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 1st August 2019 11am to 4:30pm.
“So much to explore in the gardens, and Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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The Original Great Maze
Blake House Craft Centre, Blake House, nr Braintree
Saturday 20th July 2019 to Sunday 8th September 2019
“Celebrating our 20th Birthday, discover a great new ‘maize maze’ challenge at The Original Great Maze. Weave your way through the corn in search of the scarecrows in our great new competition.”
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Hylands House – Open Day and Farmers’ & Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 4th August 2019, 10:00am – 4:00 pm
Free entry to the house and gardens, a special exhibition, and their Farmers and Craft Market. This month’s exhibition is ‘Twenty Years at Hylands – 1966 – 1986’
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Invitation to View : The Abbey, Coggeshall
The Abbey, Abbey Lane, Coggeshall
Wednesday 7th August 2019
“The Abbey was founded in 1142 on land given by King Stephen and his wife Matilda. Visitors view the abbot’s house, chapel, cloister, guest house and riverside courtyard.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 8th August 2019 11am to 4:30pm.
“So much to explore in the gardens, and Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 9th August 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm (last entry 3:30pm)
“The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in an historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.”
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National Garden Scheme : Tudor Roost.
18 Frere Way, Fingringhoe, Colchester, CO5 7BP.
Saturday 10th August 2019 and Sunday 11th August 2019, 2pm to 5pm.
“An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden.”
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The Essex HMVA Echoes of History Show
Barons Lane, Purleigh, Essex CM9 6PF
Saturday 10th August 2019 and Sunday 11th August 2019, 10am to 5pm
Formerly The Military and Flying Machines Show – more details when available.
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island SS8 7TD
Sunday 11th August 2019, 10am to 5pm
“There is no charge for entry, though donations are very welcome. Museum volunteers will be on hand to show you around and answer your questions. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open (subject to staff availability).”
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Layer Marney Cup
RHS Hyde Hall to Layer Marney Tower
Sunday 11th August 2019 – see the cars returning from 3.00 pm
“Our 5th Layer Marney Cup, is a fuel trial, which will go from RHS Hyde Hall to Layer Marney Tower, with cars from every decade over the last 100 years”.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 15th August 2019 11am to 4:30pm.
“So much to explore in the gardens, and Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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Smoke & Fire Festival 2019
Promenade Park Maldon CM9 5JQ
Friday 16th August 2019 to Sunday 18th August 2019
“For one weekend in August, Promenade Park Maldon on the bank of the black water sizzles with the smell and smoke of barbecue.”
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Ukulele Festival South Woodham Ferrers
Village Hall, Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5PLl
Saturday 17th August 2019, 10.30 am until 5pm
“A continuous free drop-by Festival featuring ukulele bands from around the County and beyond. Also Ukulele workshops for beginners and regular players.”
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Kids Run The Railway!
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel, nr Colchester
Saturday 17th August 2019
“Let off steam at these great new kids’ activity days! Under supervision from our friendly volunteers, have a go at operating the crossing gates, be a train guard for a day or learn how the signals work in the signal box. You can ride on our vintage diesel train as well.”
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Copped Hall Trust Monthly Guided Tours
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 18th August 2019
“Tours cover the whole of the gardens, a large part of the mansion, the cellars and the stables and take up to 3 hours.”
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Visit the Vulcan Day
London Southend Airport
Sunday 18th August 2019
“You can get close-up to Vulcan XL426 and will have the chance to climb inside XL426’s cockpit.”
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Open-air Theatre: The Secret Garden
Cressing Temple Barns
Wednesday 21st August 2019, 2pm
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for an open-air theatre production of The Secret Garden. Where is the secret garden? Mary Lennox must find the key…
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 22nd August 2019 11am to 4:30pm.
“So much to explore in the gardens, and Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 23rd August 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm (last entry 3:30pm)
“The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in an historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.”
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Burnham Week
Burnham on Crouch
Sunday 24th August 2019 to Sunday 31st August 2019
Arguably the longest running annual yacht regatta on the mainland of the UK. And watch out for the Burnham Quay Day on the Bank Holiday Monday.
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National Garden Scheme : Ulting Wick
Crouchmans Farm Road, Maldon CM9 6QX.
BH Monday 26th August 2019, 2pm to 5pm.
Listed black barns provide backdrop for colourful and exuberant planting in 8 acres.
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island SS8 7TD
Sunday 25th August 2019, 10am to 5pm
“There is no charge for entry, though donations are very welcome. Museum volunteers will be on hand to show you around and answer your questions. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open (subject to staff availability).”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 29th August 2019 11am to 4:30pm.
“So much to explore in the gardens, and Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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Open-air Theatre: Treasure Island
National Trust Flatford
Saturday 31st August 2019, 2pm
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for a brand-new open-air production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island! Secrets, pirates, gold: will young Jim Hawkins discover Treasure Island?
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  1. Susan

    This is such a great website. We have been to loads of events advertised here which we would otherwise not have known about.
    Fab – thank youfor all the tIps.

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