Half Term Activities in Essex

Our pick of the February Half Term activities are below.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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