August Events in Essex

We’ve just started adding 2021 events to Essex Days Out. Please be aware many events will be running on reduced visitor numbers and may well be advance tickets only, and tickets for timed entries – the days of rocking up when you want, and paying on the door may well have to wait until next year!

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Colchester Medieval Festival & Oyster Fayre Market
Lower Castle Park, Colchester
Saturday 31st July 2021 to Sunday 1st August 2021, 10am to 5pm
Tickets online or pay at the gate. Food, drink, swordfighting, mummers, storytellers, puppeteers, birds of prey, real ale, archery, cookery, leather goods and more.
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Royal Gunpowder Mills Open Day
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Sunday 1st August 2021, 10am to 3pm
Open every Sunday and BH in August, booking in advance required, tickets available from the preceding Monday. Free entry, some indoor exhibits open, walk around the grounds or take the land train.
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Gibberd Garden Cream Team Afternoon
Sunday 1st August 2021 2:30PM
Cream Teas will be served – socially distanced, of course. Enjoy a wander around the wonderful Gibberd Garden and finish the day with a relaxing Cream Tea. Book a Table for up to 4 people.
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Garden Afternoon at Copped Hall
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 1st August 2021, 2pm to 5pm
“Garden afternoons provide an opportunity to wander around at leisure and talk to the volunteer gardeners
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Walk Into Summer
Chelmsford
Monday 2nd August 2021 to Sunday 8th August 2021
“Walk Into Summer is a virtual charity walking event supporting the Mayor of Chelmsford’s chosen charities for this year which are MIND, Helping Hands Essex and Sanctu.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon CM13 3LX
Thursday 5th August 2021, 11am – 4:30pm
“Climb the Belvedere for the wider view and take the train for a woodland adventure. Spring bulbs and blossom, summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot. ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky enhance and delight.”
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Open Day – Gardens of Easton Lodge
The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow CM6 2BD
Thursday 5th August 2021.
A Historic England, Grade II registered garden, partially restored to its former glory by a team of dedicated volunteers and the owners of Warwick House.
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Royal Gunpowder Mills Open Day
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Sunday 8th August 2021, 10am to 3pm
Open every Sunday and BH in August, booking in advance required, tickets available from the preceding Monday. Free entry, some indoor exhibits open, walk around the grounds or take the land train.
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Wild in the Woods at Rainham Marshes
Rainham Marshes
Tuesday 10th August 2021, 10 am-12 noon
“Join us for family fun of nature exploration and adventure in the summer holidays inspired by Forest Schools for children aged 18 months – 8 years.”
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Open Day – Gardens of Easton Lodge
The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow CM6 2BD
Thursday 12th August 2021.
A Historic England, Grade II registered garden, partially restored to its former glory by a team of dedicated volunteers and the owners of Warwick House.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon CM13 3LX
Thursday 12th August 2021, 11am – 4:30pm
“Climb the Belvedere for the wider view and take the train for a woodland adventure. Spring bulbs and blossom, summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot. ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky enhance and delight.”
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Heritage Live at Audley End : Culture Club
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Thursday 12th August 202
Evening concert with Culture Club, with support from Bananarama, Lulu and Gabrielle
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Heritage Live at Audley End : James Blunt
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Friday 13th August 2021
Evening concert with James Blunt, with support from Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Days
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 13th August 2021, 10.30am to 4.30 pm, last admission 3.30 pm.
“The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in a historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.”
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Heritage Live at Audley End : Van Morrison
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Saturday 14th August 2021
Evening concert with Van Morrison, with support from The Waterboys and Imelda May
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Heritage Live at Audley End : Russell Watson
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Sunday 15th August 2021
Evening concert with Russell Watson with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the NHS Chorus-19 Choir
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Royal Gunpowder Mills Open Day
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Sunday 15th August 2021, 10am to 3pm
Open every Sunday and BH in August, booking in advance required, tickets available from the preceding Monday. Free entry, some indoor exhibits open, walk around the grounds or take the land train.
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Maldon Mud Race
Promenade Park, Maldon
Sunday 15th August 2021
The world-famous mud race, with 300 entrants and a crowd of 20,000 watching them, with stalls and other entertainment on hand.
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Wild in the Woods at Rainham Marshes
Rainham Marshes
Wednesday 18th August 2021, 10 am-12 noon
“Join us for family fun of nature exploration and adventure in the summer holidays inspired by Forest Schools for children aged 18 months – 8 years.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon CM13 3LX
Thursday 19th August 2021, 11am – 4:30pm
“Climb the Belvedere for the wider view and take the train for a woodland adventure. Spring bulbs and blossom, summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot. ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky enhance and delight.”
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Open Day – Gardens of Easton Lodge
The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow CM6 2BD
Thursday 19th August 2021.
A Historic England, Grade II registered garden, partially restored to its former glory by a team of dedicated volunteers and the owners of Warwick House.
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Days
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 20th August 2021, 10.30am to 4.30 pm, last admission 3.30 pm.
“The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in a historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.”
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Essex Pride
Central Park, Chelmsford
Saturday 21st August 2021
Essex Pride is an annual celebration of LGBT+ life in Essex and beyond.
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World Music Train – Colchester to Walton on the Naze
Colchester to Walton
Saturday 21st August 2021
Travel on the ‘world music train’ from Colchester to Walton on the Naze with musicians and dancers on board for adults and children to enjoy, and join in!
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Open Day – Gardens of Easton Lodge
A time to remember the role of the Gardens and estate in World War I and II.
Sunday 22nd August 2021
The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow CM6 2BD
A month to celebrate our trees…details to follow
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Royal Gunpowder Mills Open Day
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Sunday 22nd August 2021, 10am to 3pm
Open every Sunday and BH in August, booking in advance required, tickets available from the preceding Monday. Free entry, some indoor exhibits open, walk around the grounds or take the land train.
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Dinosaurs at the Railway
Epping Ongar Railway
Sunday 22nd August 2021
“Come and meet the roaring, walking Neovenator – he’s only normally found on the Isle of Wight! ”
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Open Day – Gardens of Easton Lodge
The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow CM6 2BD
Thursday 26th August 2021.
A Historic England, Grade II registered garden, partially restored to its former glory by a team of dedicated volunteers and the owners of Warwick House.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon CM13 3LX
Thursday 26th August 2021, 11am – 4:30pm,
“Climb the Belvedere for the wider view and take the train for a woodland adventure. Spring bulbs and blossom, summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot. ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky enhance and delight.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Days
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 27th August 2021, 10.30am to 4.30 pm, last admission 3.30 pm.
“The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in a historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.”
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Essex Sausage and Cider Music Festival
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Friday 27th August 2021 to BH Monday 30th August 2021
A 90s themed opening day with The Vengaboys, the other three days are packed with tribute acts, the Bulldog Freestyle Motor X team will be performing. Other displays and activities for all ages. Weekend camping. Lots of food and drink (not just sausages and cider!)
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Horses of Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Saturday 28th August 2021 to BH Monday 30th August 2021
“Meet our Victorian groom, visit the horses in the historic stable yard and hear from our experts on how to train your horse for an array of Victorian pursuits.”
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Days Out with Thomas!
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel nr Colchester
Saturday 28th August 2021 to BH Monday 30th August 2021
“Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The East Anglian Railway Museum. Take a ride behind Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and say “Hello” to Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty and Dusty, and much more.”
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Royal Gunpowder Mills Open Day
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Sunday 29th August 2021, 10am to 3pm
Open every Sunday and BH in August, booking in advance required, tickets available from the preceding Monday. Free entry, some indoor exhibits open, walk around the grounds or take the land train.
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The Countess of Warwick’s Country Show
Showground, Little Easton Church, Manor and Rectory, Park Road, Little Easton, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2JJ
Sunday 29th August 2021 and BH Monday 30th August 2021
“Craft stalls, arena events, a classic car show and displays, a dog show, art exhibition, ploughing match and vintage tractor show, horticultural show, equestrian displays and much more.”
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3 thoughts on “August Events in Essex

  • August 1, 2014 at 7:21 am
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    Absolutely loved this site so many ideas and places to visit cant wait for next month

  • August 3, 2014 at 8:58 am
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    Lots of information…thanks 🙂

  • August 24, 2018 at 1:37 pm
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    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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