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Broomfield and Prittlewell: Two Anglo-Saxon princely burials compared
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT
Tuesday 4th February 2020, 10.30am-12.00noon and 2.00pm-3.30pm
A talk about two important Anglo-Saxon burials – one in Broomfield, the other in Prittlewell.
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Snowdrop Sundays
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow CM17 0NA
Sunday 9th February 2020, 11:30am to 4pm
Snowdrops, soup, drinks, scones and cakes.
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Snowdrops
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 9th February 2020, 11am to 4pm
“In late Winter and early Spring, the ancient landscape around Hedingham Castle is blanketed with magnificent drifts of snowdrops, planted with at least thirteen different varieties in the nineteenth century.”
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Snowdrops Celebration Open Days
Daws Hall Centre, Henny Road, Lamarsh CO8 5EX
Sunday 9th February 2020, 12pm to 4pm
“Take a walk and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and floral displays in Daws Hall’s woodland and private gardens and enjoy refreshments in the Education Centre’s classroom.
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National Garden Scheme : Dragons
Boyton Cross, Chelmsford CM1 4LS.
Wednesday 12th February 2020, 12-3pm
“Dragons is a plantswoman’s 3/4 acre country garden, planted to encourage wildlife. This Essex garden is part of the NGS Snowdrop Festival and you can enjoy time walking along the meandering paths which cut through wonderful carpets of snowdrops.”
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Snowdrop Days
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow CM17 0NA
Wednesday 12th February 2020, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Snowdrops, tea, scones and cakes.
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St Helena Hospice Snowdrops
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market nr Colchester
Friday 14th February 2020 to Sunday 16th February 2020
“Celebrate the life of a loved one with a hand-crafted metal Snowdrop from St Helena Hospice, and book onto a guided snowdrop tour led by Garden Director David Ward.”
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Children’s Snowdrop Trail
Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, Marks Hall Estate , Marks Hall Road , Coggeshall , CO6 1TG
Friday 14th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020
“Discover the beautiful Snowdrop display in Robins Grove and complete the Snowdrop fact-finding quest to claim your own Snowdrop prize.”
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A Magical Half Term at the Farm with Miraiker
Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park, Weald Road, Brentwood CM14 5AY
Saturday 15th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020
“Sugar the Unicorn and Petal the Fairy, and a magic show with Maraiker’s World of Puppets.”
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I SPY
The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Saturday 15th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020
“Calling all wannabe-spies! Don’t miss out on your chance to attend our special Gunpowder-Mills Spy School!”
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Lambing Week
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 15th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020
“Come and meet our adorable new born Lambs and their proud Mothers. You can also meet our Shepherd who can tell you everything you need to know about a Sheep’s pregnancy during one of their daily talks. ”
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Get Hands on with History at Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Saturday 15th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020, 11am – 3pm
“Discover Audley’s wartime past with this hands on experience of soldiers on the front line in our Train the Troops sessions this half term.”
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Brightlingsea WinterFest
Various locations in Brightlingsea
Saturday 15th February 2020 to Saturday 29th February 2020
A number of mostly free events (comedy, spoken word, music, arts and crafts and more) to help fight depression by raising spirits and developing a sense of community during the darkest time of the year.
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Snowdrops and Spring Bulbs
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Saturday 15th February 2020 to Sunday 8th March 2020, 11am to 4pm
“The Shrubbery and Back Wood are carpeted with Snowdrops, with little pockets of Aconites. The rest of the Gardens are charming as their winter starkness is banished by emerging springtime shoots. Winter scented plants such as mahonia, sarcoma and hellebore also make an appearance.”
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Great Bromley Antiques & Collectors Fair
Great Bromley Village Hall, Parsons Hill, Great Bromley CO7 7JA
Sunday 16th February 2020, 9.30 – 3.30pm
Entry £1.

Snowdrops Celebration Open Days
Daws Hall Centre, Henny Road, Lamarsh CO8 5EX
Sunday 16th February 2020, 12pm to 4pm
“Take a walk and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and floral displays in Daws Hall’s woodland and private gardens and enjoy refreshments in the Education Centre’s classroom.
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Snowdrop Open Day
The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow CM6 2BD
Sunday 16th February 2020, 11:30am to 4:30pm
The Gardens are famed for their snowdrops, in the front garden, the Bosquet, the Glade and the walled kitchen garden. Food and drink, tours, and dogs on leads.
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Snowdrop Sundays
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow CM17 0NA
Sunday 16th February 2020, 11:30am to 4pm
Snowdrops, soup, drinks, scones and cakes.
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NocturnOWL
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham
Monday 17th February 2020 to Saturday 22nd February 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Watch and handle a variety of owls after the sun has set.
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Fairies and Dragons
Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP
Monday 17th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020
“Meet the magical fairies and watch their mesmerising fairy show in our very own theatre. Dragons roaming the farm. Dragon Trail. New born lambs. Lots of play activities.”
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Wild Families Half Term – pond dipping
RSPB Rainham Marshes, New Tank Hill Rd, Purfleet RM19 1SZ
Tuesday 18th February 2020 to Thursday 20th February 2020: 10.30 am-12 noon and 1.30-3 pm
Enjoy pond-dipping – investigate what creatures you can find living in our ponds – you don’t need to bring any equipment, we’ll have everything you need. It is really popular and we have limited spaces – if you would like to guarantee your time slot give us a call on 01708 899851 to book.

Snowdrop Days
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow CM17 0NA
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Snowdrops, tea, scones and cakes.
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Half Term Diesel Days at EARM
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel nr Colchester
Wednesday 19th February 2020
Unlimited rides, explore the vintage carriages in the goods shed, operating the signal box and much more!
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Half-term activities at Saffron Walden Museum
Saffron Walden Museum, Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JL
Wednesday 19th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020
30minute sessions throughout the day : Wednesday – Mask Making | Thursday – Clay Heads | Friday – Dastardly Disguises
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Explore & Discover Half Term Activities
The Museum of Power, Langford nr Maldon
Wednesday 19th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020
Bug Hunt, Arts and Crafts, Power of Push and Pull and more.
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Kids for a Quid at EOR
Epping Ongar Railway
Wednesday 19th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020
“We have our regular steam and diesel hauled services in operation, with heated carriages, together with our connecting heritage buses from Epping Underground station.”
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National Garden Scheme : Horkesley Hall
Little Horkesley, Colchester, CO6 4DB
Saturday 22nd February 2020 1pm to 4pm.
“Horkesley Hall has 8 acres of romantic garden surrounding a classical house in mature parkland setting. The Snowdrop Walk is a real treat and takes you through this wonderful natural setting, punctuated by vast plane trees and many other established shrubs and trees.”
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Snowdrops
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020, 11am to 4pm
“In late Winter and early Spring, the ancient landscape around Hedingham Castle is blanketed with magnificent drifts of snowdrops, planted with at least thirteen different varieties in the nineteenth century.”
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Winter Walkies
St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood CM17 9JX
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Anyone is welcome on this 5k rural route across the beautiful Essex countryside – whether you are a dog owner or not.
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Coffee and Cars at the Museum of Power
The Museum of Power, Langford nr Maldon
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 9am to 1pm
“Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meeting. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest.”
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Snowdrop Sundays
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow CM17 0NA
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 11:30am to 4pm
Snowdrops, soup, drinks, scones and cakes.
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Snowdrops Celebration Open Days
Daws Hall Centre, Henny Road, Lamarsh CO8 5EX
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 12pm to 4pm
“Take a walk and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and floral displays in Daws Hall’s woodland and private gardens and enjoy refreshments in the Education Centre’s classroom.
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Snowdrop Open Day
The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow CM6 2BD
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 11:30am to 4:30pm
The Gardens are famed for their snowdrops, in the front garden, the Bosquet, the Glade and the walled kitchen garden. Food and drink, tours, and dogs on leads.
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50 Years of London Country Bus Services – Bus Running Day
Epping Ongar Railway
Sunday 23rd February 2020
“This event, based at North Weald Station, will feature new routes running to local towns and villages. It will commemorate fifty years of London Country Bus Services Ltd. Expect visiting vehicles and possibly a surprise or two!”
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Frosty 5k
University of Essex, Colchester
Saturday 29th February 2020, 11am onwards
A 5k route for St. Helena Hospice – walk, run, hop, dance, pushchair and wheelchair friendly, with four zones : fog, fire, snow and ice!
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