Half Term Activities in Essex

 

February 2023 half term events now being added!

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Make History this Half-Term at Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Saturday 11th February 2023 to Sunday 19th February 2023, 10.00am to 4.00pm
“Meet our historic performers, discover the Victorian’s top 10 worst jobs and enjoy hands-on activities. Join us for lots of fresh-air family fun on this great value day out.”
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Fairies and Dragons
Marsh Farm Adventure Park, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP
Saturday 11th February 2023 to Sunday 19th February 2023
“Come along to Marsh Farm for a family day out of magic and fun… Featuring fairies, knights, dragons and fairytale frolics. Ready your wands & shields, a fantastic family day out awaits you.”
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Face Painting, Cress Heads, Craft Workshops, and Storytelling
RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET
Various dates during half term week
RHS Hyde Hall has a range of activities for younger children during half term.
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Zoo Crew Celebrations
Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Stanway, Heckfordbridge, Colchester CO3 0SL
Saturday 11th February 2023 to Sunday 19th February 2023
“After partying with your favourite Colchester Zoo characters, why not take part in our Zoo Crew sticker trail?”
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A Singing Princess Magical Half Term
Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park, Weald Road, Brentwood CM14 5AY
Saturday 11th February 2023 to Sunday 19th February 2023
Not much information on their website, but evidently … a princess! …. what sings!!!
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February Half Term – Lambing Live
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 11th February 2023 to Sunday 19th February 2023
“Our farmers will be on hand to answer all your questions regarding our adorable new borns plus there will be interactive talks about shepherding and much more. You’ll also be able to get up close with the newborn animals.”
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A Singing Princess Magical Half Term
Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park, Weald Road, Brentwood CM14 5AY
Saturday 11th February 2023 to Sunday 19th February 2023
Not much information on their website, but evidently … a princess! …. what sings!!!
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Montgomery Bonbon : Museum Mystery Trail
Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ
Saturday 11th February 2023 to Friday 31st March 2023
“Grab an activity sheet, solve puzzles and have fun with your family this half term. Remember to pick up a free moustache bookmark to get in the mystery-solving mindset!”
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Wild Woodland Chefs
The Beth Chatto Gardens, Clacton Rd, Elmstead, Colchester CO7 7DB
Tuesday 14th February 2023, 10.00am -to midday
“Create some dishes for birds and cook some snacks over or in the fire for yourself! Try fire lighting, whittling and den building or just exploring the outdoors in your own way. ”
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Family Felt Workshop
The Beth Chatto Gardens, Clacton Rd, Elmstead, Colchester CO7 7DB
Wednesday 15th February 2023, 10.00am to 3.30pm
“This Workshop is set up for an adult and child to experience together the exciting world of felt making.”
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Kids for a Quid Half Term
Epping Ongar Railway
Wednesday 15th February 2023 to Sunday 19th February 2023
“Our fares offer unlimited travel on all our train and heritage bus services on the day of your visit!”
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