Half Term Activities in Essex

We’ve just started adding 2021 events to the site! 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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History Festival
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA
Saturday 29th May 2021 to BH Monday 31st May 2021
“Explore pockets of history from a range of different eras brought to life by Kentwell’s skilled living historians.”
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Kids Rule! at Half Term
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 29th May 2021 to Sunday 6th June 2021, 10am – 5pm
“Kids rule at Audley End this May half term! Join us in the grounds of the house to watch performances, listen to storytellers and spend time as a family in the great outdoors.”
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Superheroes and Princesses
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP
Saturday 29th May 2021 to Sunday 6th June 2021
“Join us for a magical & exciting day as Superheroes and Princesses take over Marsh Farm!”
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Dinosaurs Unleashed
Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park, Weald Road, Brentwood CM14 5AY
Saturday 29th June 2021 to Sunday 6th June 2021
Meet Baxter, the incredibly realistic 4metre long T-Rex, meet the dino babies, spot the other dinos, and watch the shows!
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Get Up and Grow
RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET.
Saturday 29th May 2021 to Sunday 6th June 2021
Get Up and Grow this half term at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, with fun family activities and a daily garden trail.
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Fun for Kids Community Day
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Sunday 30th May 2021
Fun Day full of Childrens activities and entertainment plus Science Shows with Mad Professor Dean.
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Half Term Diesel Days
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester CO6 2DS
Wednesday 2nd June 2021, Saturday 5th June 2021 and Sunday 6th June 2021.
“Visit the museum and have a ride in one of our Diesel Trains or in a vintage wagon pulled by one of our diesel locos!”
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Maritime History Workshops
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Wednesday 2nd June 2021 to Sunday 6th June 2021
Bring your youngsters along to the Museum during the Half Term Holidays and join in the fun of our History Week, celebrating the maritime history of Maldon. Two-hour workshop sessions, bookable in advance.
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