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Completing the Look: 300 Years of Fashion Accessories
Saffron Walden Museum, Museum, Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JL
Saturday 28th January 2017 to Sunday 30th July 2017
An exhibition which examines how fashion has been affected by politics, social change and popular culture over the past 300 years.
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Burnham on Crouch Art Trail 2017
Burnham on Crouch
Saturday 24th June 2017 to Sunday 2nd July 2017
For eight days local artists take over Burnham on Crouch to create an art trail rich in variety and with a range of fun creative events.
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we are handmade Summer Craft Fair
Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow CM6 1DG
Saturday 1st July 2017
“This event will be the ideal place to find the latest in contemporary and vintage style handmade items. With over 30 stalls on the day, there will be a wide range of items ideal for the summer months, from clothes and bags to jewellery and beauty products.”
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The Fling Festival
Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Saturday 1st July 2017
“The Fling is like no other, curated purely for adults with curiosity encouraged, and featuring a diverse mix of entertainment including music, comedy, theatre, cabaret, crafts, burlesque, curious sideshows, food, drink and more.”
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Minories Bazaar
The Minories Galleries, East Hill, Colchester
Saturday 1st July 2017, 11am to 4pm
“Local makers, food producers, designers, artists and crafts people come together to sell locally grown produce and a range of exciting products from Colchester and the surrounding community.”
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Great Totham Classic Car Show
The Cricket Ground (Opposite The Bull Pub), Great Totham
Saturday 1st July 2017
Great Totham Classic Car Show is open to vehicles 20 years & older, with a wide range of vehicles displayed from Austin 7 to Triumphs.
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Trial by Jury
St James’ Church, Tower Road, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1DA
Saturday 1st July 2017, 5 to 9pm.
Clacton Choral Society give a concert performance of this comic operetta, lighthearted with toe tapping melodies to take home plus other popular choruses from the Mikado and the Gondoliers. In aid of Parkinson UK local branch. Tickets £6.incl programme from debbietccs@gmail.com or 01255 221511 Disabled access
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Stables Weekend – Horse and Hawk
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Saturday 1st July 2017 and Sunday 2nd July 2017, 11am to 4pm
“Witness graceful hawks, elegant owls and glorious falcons in flight as our expert falconers demonstrate the art of training, exercising and hunting on horse back. Please note, bird species subject to change. ”
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National Garden Scheme : Tudor Roost
18 Frere Way, Fingringhoe, Colchester CO5 7BP.
Saturday 1st July 2017 and Sunday 2nd July 2017, 2 – 5pm.
“An unexpected hidden colourful 1/4 -acre garden, ell manicured grassy paths wind round island beds and ponds, and densely planted subtropical area with architectural and exotic plants.”
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Tudor Midsummer at Kentwell
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Saturday 1st July 2017 and Sunday 2nd July 2017
“The UK’s largest Tudor Re-Creation. Join 250 Tudors in their everyday life on the Manor.”
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Orchid Cycle Essex Castle
Colchester Castle Park
Saturday 1st July 2017
Started in Billericay last year, starting in Colchester this year. 25m, 50m and 70m routes.
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Films Under Stars : La La Land
Weald Park, Brentwood
Saturday 1st July from 7:30pm
With live jazz band, live dance classes and jazz cocktail bar
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National Gardens Scheme : Wickets
Langley Upper Green, CB11 4RY.
Sunday 2nd July 2017 (1-5pm).
Peaceful country garden with views over rolling Essex countryside.
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Copped Hall Garden Afternoon
Copped Hall, nr Epping
Sunday 2nd July 2017
“Garden Afternoons provide an opportunity to wander round at leisure in the afternoon and talk to our gardeners.”
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The Maldon Motor Show
Maldon Promenade, Park Drive, CM9 5JG
Sunday 2nd July 2017
Vintage, classic, sports, and American cars. Military and commercial vehicles, retro cars and motorbikes. Classics on the Promenade, an Autojumble, a vintage mobile cinema and much more!
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Epping Town Show
Stonards Hill, Recreation Ground, Stonards Hill, Epping CM16 6SP
Sunday 2nd July 2017
Stalls, entertainment, arena acts, music, refreshments, circus skills, fun fair, photo booth, animals and much more!
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Summer Fair at Haven House Children’s Hospice
Haven House Children’s Hospice, The White House, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 9LB
Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10am to 5pm
“With a fun circus-themed twist, there will be lots of fun activities and entertainment on the day and so it is the perfect day out for the whole family this summer.”
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Classic Motorcycle Show and Bikejumble
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, Muggeridge Road, Battlesbridge
Sunday 2nd July, 2017, 10:00 – 17:00
“A large display of classic motorcycles plus a large autojumble”
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Take the Stage
The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Sunday 2nd July 2017, 7.30pm
An extravaganza of dance and musical theatre, featuring the best of young Essex talent.
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Willow Weaving – Berry Basket
Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Braintree, CM77 8PD
Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10am-4pm
Learn the skills required to weave a neat little basket from English willow. This day course will take you through handling, selecting and using material, as well as giving you some ideas on how to progress further with the craft. Booking is essential and spaces are limited.
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 2nd July 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Fambridge Yacht Haven Half Iron Triathlon
North Fambridge, Essex
Sunday 2nd July 2017.
This welcoming and friendly middle distance event sees entrants take on a 1.9km river swim next to Blue House Farm Nature Reserve, 90km cycle in the peaceful Essex countryside and an 18km run around North Fambridge village.
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Summer Screen : Wimbledon
Colchester Castle Park
Monday 3rd July 2017 to Sunday 16th July 2017
Wimbledon is once again being shown on a big screen, free or charge, at Colchester Castle Park, with the exception of the first Friday evening and the weekend, when ticketed film screenings are on show.
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Summer Screen : Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12A)
Colchester Castle Park
Sunday 9th July 2017, gates open 5pm – film starts 6pm
Duration 2hours 13 mins. DJ playing during the hour before the show
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National Garden Scheme : A Garden For Artists (Tuition Included)
Rayne Hatch Farm, Stisted, Braintree CM77 8BY.
Tuesday 4th July 2017
Rayne Hatch Farm offers a unique opportunity to paint in this lovely private garden with tuition included.
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Tuesday 4th July 2017, 2pm to 5pm
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden whose owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor.
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Essex Boys and Girls Clubs Summer Golf Classic 2017
Gosfield Lake Golf Club, The Manor House, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex, C09 1SE
Wednesday 5th July 2017
A relaxed day of great golf and great company in aid of a great cause – our work with young people in Essex and East London.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 6th July 2017, 11am-4pm.
“So much to explore! Climb the belvedere for the wider view or take the train through the woodland. And Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 6th July 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 7th July 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 7th July 2017 (10.30am to 4.30pm, last admission 3.30 pm)
Three acres of lovely gardens, which we can highly recommend you visit.
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Invitation to View : The Abbey, Coggeshall
The Abbey, Coggeshall CO6 1RD
Friday 7th July 2017, 11:00am
Tour includes the abbot’s house and chapel, guest house, cloister, riverside courtyard with knot garden and hall of the manor house.
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Summer Screen : Dirty Dancing (12)
Colchester Castle Park
Friday 7th July 2017, gates open 6.30pm film starts 7.30pm
Duration of film 1hour 40mins. DJ playing during the hour before the show starts.
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Village Green Arts & Music Festival
Chalkwell Park, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS0 8NB
Saturday 8th July 2017, 11am-10pm
A multi-art form and music festival with eight different stages, green spaces, rose gardens, cricket pitches, pathways and marketplaces offering international music acts, theatre, spoken word, poetry and outdoor arts.
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Invitation to View : Warner Textile Archive
Warner Textile Archive, Braintree CM7 3GB
Saturday 8th July 2017, 10:30am
“As part of an Invitation to View visit you will gain exclusive access to the archive store where you will see a selection of the different fabrics and designs produced, along with a talk on the history of Warner & Sons. In the archive shop you will find jewellery, scarves, books, greetings cards and other gifts, many of which are based on designs from our collection.”
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Saint Francis Hospice Star Walk 2017
Market Place, Romford
Saturday 8th July 2017, 9pm
Girls!! You need to grab your girls because we’re going to top 2016 and throw the biggest pyjama party Romford has ever seen with our charity event!
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Summer Screen : The Jungle Book (U)
Colchester Castle Park
Saturday 8th July 2017, gates open 1pm – film starts 2pm
Duration of film 1 hour 29 mins. A ‘Sing a Long’ screening. Face painting and bouncy castle
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Summer Screen : The Sound of Music (U)
Colchester Castle Park
Saturday 8th July 2017, gates open 5pm film starts 6pm
Duration of film 2 hours 54 mins plus a 15 minute intermission. A ‘Sing a Long’ screening.
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Flying Legends Air Show
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Saturday 8th July 2017 and Sunday 9th July 2017
Flying Legends combines flying displays of remarkable historic aircraft with engaging nostalgic activities to create an authentic 1940s atmosphere at IWM Duxford’s wartime airfield.
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National Garden Scheme : Chippins
Heath Road, Bradfield CO11 2UZ.
Sunday 9th July 2017, 11am to 4:30pm
Artist’s garden and plantaholics paradise packed with interest…
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Science Discovery Day – The Great Outdoors
Sandford Mill Science Education Centre, Chelmsford
Sunday 9th July 2017, 10am to 4pm
“A family fun day out. Go on a wildlife safari, take a boat trip, build a bridge, have a go at archery, rope making, model traction engine rides and more!”
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Strawberry Cream Tea
The Gibberd Garden, Harlow
Sunday 9th July 2017, 2pm – 6pm
With entertainment from Bishop’s Stortford Ukulele Society. Usual entrance prices: Adult £4; Concessions £3; Children £1; 5 and under FREE
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Summer Screen : ET The Extra- Terrestrial (PG)
Colchester Castle Park
Sunday 9th July 2017, gates open 1pm – film starts 2pm
Duration 2hours 1 min. Face painting and bouncy castle
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Summer Screen : Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12A)
Colchester Castle Park
Sunday 9th July 2017, gates open 5pm – film starts 6pm
Duration 2hours 13 mins. DJ playing during the hour before the show
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Orsett Showground Classic & Vintage Car Show
Orsett Showground, Rectory Road, Orsett, Essex RM16 3JN
Sunday 9th July 2017, 10am – 5pm
Classic, Vintage & Custom Cars, Auto Jumble, Vintage Stalls, Live music from Lady Luck Lexy & The Riverside Boys, Vintage singer Lorraine Cater, Rock n Roll DJ and dancers, Licenced bar, Food, Children’s area, Bouncy Castles.
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Saffron Walden Carnival Sportive
Saffron Walden
Sunday 9th July 2017
30 and 50 miles, following some of the route of the Essex stage of the 2014 Tour de France.
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Southend Half Marathon
Southend
Sunday 9th July 2017
A fat, flat, traffic-free route. In aid of Havens Hospices.
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Evans Cycles Essex Road Sportive
Secret Nuclear Bunker, Crown Buildings, Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5TL
Sunday 9th July 2017
14mile fun ride and 36mile, 68mile and 101mile sportive options.
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 9th July 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Tudor Music
Layer Marney Tower nr Colchester
Sunday 9th July 2017, 12-5pm
Come and listen to some lovely Tudor music
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Leigh Art Trail
Various locations across Leigh on Sea
Saturday 10th July 2017 – Saturday 17th July 2017
“The annual Leigh Art Trail has become an important part of the town’s cultural calendar. Now in its 20th year, the 2017 event will showcase the talents of over 70 selected artists and designer-makers in around 55 venues”
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Invitation to View : 5-27 Church Street
25-27 Church Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1JW
Tuesday 11th July 2017, 2:30pm
Historic, grade I-listed town centre property once part of the famous Sun Inn and renowned for its 17th-century ‘pargeting’ (decorative external plasterwork).
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Tuesday 11th July 2017, 2pm to 5pm
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden whose owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor.
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Long House Plants
Church Road, Noak Hill, Romford RM4 1LD.
Wednesday 12th July 2017, 11am – 4pm
Long House Plants has been producing home grown plants for more than 10 years – here is a chance to see where it all begins!
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Invitation to View : Ingatestone Hall
Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, CM4 9NR
Wednesday 12th July 2017, 10:00am
The house, which is listed Grade I, largely retains its original Tudor form and appearance with brick-mullioned windows, crow-step gables, tall chimneys, extensive oak panelling and two priests’ hiding places.
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The Moscow State Circus – GOSTINITSA
Abbey Fields, Circular Rd East, Colhester CO2 7SZ
Wednesday 12th July 2017 to Sunday 16th July 2017
The world’s most famous circus will bring it’s latest & greats production GOSTINITSA – a show that promises to have all the spectacle and nerve-tingling, edge of your seat thrills for the whole family.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 13th July 2017, 11am-4pm.
“So much to explore! Climb the belvedere for the wider view or take the train through the woodland. And Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 13th July 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 14th July 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Top Gun
Gosfield Lake, Halstead
Friday 14th July 2017
Outdoor cinema!
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Films Under Stars : Grease
Cromwell Manor, Pitsea
Friday 14th July from 7:30pm
With live music, vintage cars, cartoonist and cocktail bar
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Little Red Riding Hood – Under 5s concert
Mark Tey Village Hall, Parish Hall, Old London Road, CO6 1EJ
Friday 14th July 2017, 11am and 1pm
A spectacular interactive concert of music and dancing for babies, toddlers and pre-school children led by London Symphony Orchestra’s early years specialist Vanessa King. Children and adults alike will explore the wonderful sound and rhythms woven into the story, inventing and discovering the characters through music.
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BBC Radio 3 Roman River Music Summer Weekend
Coggeshall Parish Church, St Peter ad Vincula
Friday 14th July 2017 to Sunday 16th July 2017
“Enjoy exquisite classical music performances by eight world-class musicians, all recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and introduced by Penny Gore.”
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Mega Inflatable Day & Fete
Stifford Clays Primary School
Saturday 15th July 2017, noon to 3pm.
“Mega Inflatable Day with 10 mega inflatables, a dedicated under 5’s area, BBQ, DJ, Stalls, Games and Raffles for all the family to enjoy. Free to Enter. Wristbands for inflatables: under 5’s £6, 5’s and over £7.”

Havering LIVE: The Musical Icons
Damyns Hall Aerodrome Ltd, Aveley Road, Upminster RM14 2TN
Saturday 15th July 2017, 4pm to 9pm
Havering MIND is pleased to present an open air concert celebrating some of the biggest musical icons of all time! (Dolly Parton, Franki Valli, George Michael, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson)
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St Clare Skydive
Sibson Aerodrome Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6NE
Saturday 15th July 2017
Take the plunge from 13,000ft by joining us for one of our group skydives!
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National Garden Scheme : Woodhatch Farm
Tawney Common, Theydon Mount, Epping CM16 7PU.
Saturday 15th July 2017, 12midday to 5pm
The gardens have been developed over a 10 year period, with several landscaped ponds and a lake stocked with fish, and ducks and moorhens in abundance.
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8th Clacton Relay Family Fun Weekend
Parish Fields, Plough Corner, Harwich Road, Little Clacton, CO16 9ND
Saturday 15th July 2017, 11.30am-11pm
Help Clacton beat cancer for good. There will be lots of entertainment including live bands, singers and dance groups. Lots of side stalls, face painting, bouncy castles, food and drink and much more.
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Jaws
Abberton Reservoir, nr Colchester
Saturday 15th July 2017
Outdoor cinema!
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Saturday 15th July 2017
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Into The Woods Junior
The Empire Theatre, Halstead
Saturday 15th July 2017, 3pm and 7pm.
The talented youngsters of Halstead will be performing Into The Woods Junior.
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Summer Fayre and Family Fun Day
St Andrews Primary School Marks Tey CO6 1HL
Saturday 15th July 2017, 12midday to 3pm
Lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! Huge inflatable area, gaming bus and virtual gaming room, explore the underworld and or visit Minecraft world! Plus the ever popular children’s assault course bigger and better this year. Visit out indoor and outdoor ‘Village Market” for all your local food and crafts. Talent Show, Tombola, games, live performances. Everyone Welcolme.

The Colour5K
Ardleigh Showground, Colchester, CO7 7QR
Saturday 15th July 2017
“The Colour5K is a running event aimed at all variety of runners and is about having fun with friends and family. It’s less about running the distance and more about going crazy with colour!”
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Spirit of the Corn Festival
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Saturday 15th July 2017 and Sunday 16th July 2017
Craft stalls, country crafts, folk music, workshops, live music, real ale and much more.
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Open Air Theatre by Water Lane Theatre Company – Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost
The Gibberd Garden
Saturday 15th July 2017 and Sunday 16th July 2017
Bring a picnic, the lawn available from 3.30pm, performance starts 4:30pm. Tickets £5.50
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London Transport Weekend
Epping Ongar Railway, Station Road, off High Street, Ongar Parking : CM5 9AB
Saturday 15th July 2017 and Sunday 16th July 2017
“The Railway has a long association with the Underground and London Transport stemming from its time as a part of the Central Line. We aim to celebrate this in 2017 with a new event.”
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London to Southend Bike Ride
Victoria Park, London
Sunday 16th July 2017
Starting in East London and finishing 50 miles later in Priory Park.
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EACH 5k Colour Dash
Central Park, Chelmsford
Sunday 16th July 2017, 11am
All ages and abilities welcome to join the East Anglia Children’s Hospice for an explosion of colour.”
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National Garden Scheme : Elwy Lodge
West Bowers Rd, Woodham Walter CM9 6RZ.
Sunday 16th July 2017, 11am to 5pm
Flowing lawns, herbaceous borders, unusual plants, trees, wildlife pond, sedum roof and a meadow area. And more.
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Hallingbury Flower Show
Gaston House, Little Hallingbury
Sunday 16th July 2017, 12midday to 4pm
The Great and Little Hallingbury Flower Show is now in its 79th year. It is a unique event offering a host of family entertainment and activities.
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Copped Hall Guided Tour and Open Day
Copped Hall, nr Epping
Sunday 16th July 2017
Tours cover the whole of the gardens, a large part of the Georgian mansion, the cellars and the stables.
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Fireman Sam at the Colne Valley Railway
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 16th July 2017
The Hero Next Door will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day. Fire vehicles will also be attending.
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Burnham on Crouch Farmers and Artisan Market
Village Hall, Devonshire Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8EF
Sunday July 16th 2017, 9am – 12:30pm
Fresh local farm produce direct from the producers.
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Wings & Wheels Car, Bike & Military vehicle show
Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster
Sunday 16th July 2017
A wide range of cars and vehicles, funfair, beer tent, music, food, trial flights and helicopter rides and much more.
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The Wind in the Willows
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 16th July 2017, 6pm
“Join Mole as he says ‘dang!’ and ‘blast it!’, throws down his broom and sets off on an adventure!”
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Essex Record Office Neighbourhood Cinema: Animal Farm
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford CM2 6YT
Tuesday 18th July 2017, 10:30am
Halas and Joy Batchelor’s landmark 1954 animated adaptation brilliantly conveys the horror and humour of George Orwell’s scathing satire.
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The Moscow State Circus – GOSTINITSA
North Weald Airfield, Gate D, Merlin Way, CM14 9AH
Wednesday 19th July 2017 to Sunday 23rd July 2017
The world’s most famous circus will bring it’s latest & greats production GOSTINITSA – a show that promises to have all the spectacle and nerve-tingling, edge of your seat thrills for the whole family.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 20th July 2017, 11am-4pm.
“So much to explore! Climb the belvedere for the wider view or take the train through the woodland. And Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 20th July 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 21st July 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 21st July 2017 (10.30am to 4.30pm, last admission 3.30 pm)
Three acres of lovely gardens, which we can highly recommend you visit.
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : Moulin Rouge
Maldon Promenade Park
Friday 21st July 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema brings the Moulin Rouge to the wonderful Maldon Promenade. Age rating 12+.
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Friday 21st July 2017, 2pm to 5pm.
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden whose owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor.
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Family Bat Walk
Weald Country Park, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5QS
Friday 21st July 2017, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Join the Rangers on a night time walk in the park searching for bats. Listen out for a range of native species using special bat detectors and see them swooping over the lake to feed. £6pp
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National Garden Scheme : Dragons
Boyton Cross, Chelmsford CM1 4LS.
Friday 21st July 2017 (2-5pm).
A plantswoman’s ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife.
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Get In! City Camp
Various locations in Chelmsford
21st July 2017 to 1st September 2017
“Chelmsford’s best value activity camps for children aged 4 -12, at seven specialist venues across Chelmsford, full of fun and exciting activities that will keep children coming back for more, whilst providing parents with affordable half day or full day childcare.”
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Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival
Brentwood
Saturday 22nd July 2017 to Sunday 30th July 2017
“Join us for a week of amazing author and illustrator events, from a journalism workshop to a murder mystery. There’s an event to suit all ages, betwen pre-schoolers and teens, as well as adults who love kid’s lit.”
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : The Notebook
Maldon Promenade Park
Saturday 22nd July 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema will be screening the romantic classic The Notebook at Maldon Promenade Park.
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : Bridesmaids
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Saturday, July 22nd 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema brings the brilliant comedy Bridesmaids to the beautiful RHS Hyde Hall in Chelmsford.
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Stow Maries at War
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, nr Maldon
Saturday 22nd July 2017 and Sunday 23rd July 2017, 10:15am to 5pm
“This is a living-history event focussing on the Great War and the British Armed Forces in all its glory.”
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Nature Explorers Trail
Belhus Woods Country Park, Romford Road, South Ockendon, Aveley, RM15 4XJ
Saturday 22nd July 2017 to Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10am-4pm
Gather your family and set off on a self-guided adventure walk through the park.
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Wildlife Footprints Trail
Thorndon Country Park South, Arterial Road, Brentwood, CM13 3LW
Saturday 22nd July 2017 to Sunday 3rd September 2017, 9am-3pm
Gather your family and set off on a self-guided adventure walk through the park.
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Magic Weekend at Kentwell Hall
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Saturday 22nd July 2017 and Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11am to 5pm
“A weekend of magic and mystery in all its guises and surprises, presented in true Kentwell style. Come and be enchanted!”
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WWII Open Day at the Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge
Gardens of Easton Lodge, nr Great Dunmow, CM6 2BB (follow brown signs on roads)
Sunday 23rd July 2017
Monthly Open Day for a garden being rescued from dereliction. Hot food at lunchtime, take and cakes, dogs on lead welcome. Guided tours. World War Two focus with “Perfect Vintage” performing once again.
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Motor Rally: Daimler and Lanchester Classic Car Owners Club
Ingatestone Hall
Sunday 23rd July 2017, 12-5pm
“Members of the Daimler and Lanchester Classic Car Owners Club host a rally with these and many other marques on static display in the Old Orchard. ”
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National Garden Scheme : 37 Turpins Lane
Chigwell, Woodford Green IG8 8AZ.
Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11am to 6pm.
“An unexpected hidden, magical, small part-walled garden showing how much can be achieved in a small space.”
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RSPCA Danaher Animal Home, Thorley Farm, Hedingham Road, Wethersfield CM7 4EQ
Sunday 23rd July 2017
“Come along to our annual Fun Day and enjoy lots of stalls, live music, a bar and BBQ, games and bouncy castle for kids, fun dog shows to enter, a tombola, a grand raffle with cash and non cash prizes up for grabs and much more!
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 23rd July 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Barracudas Activity Day Camps
24th July – 18th August: Chelmsford, Chigwell, Harlow, Romford and Upminster.
24th July – 25th August: Hutton and Woodford.
After an action packed 2016 we’re ready to have even more fun in 2017 with new camps in Ingatestone and Romford this summer! With 32 camps across the country and 8 camps in Essex, your childcare solution could be right on your door step! We have lots of activities for your child to choose from including motor sports, archery, fencing, sports, arts and crafts. Our popular camps sell out quickly so there’s no better time to book.
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Victorian Delights
Audley End House and Gardens
Monday 24th July 2017 to Friday 28th July 2017, 11am-5pm
“Join the adventure as you travel back to the wonderful world of Victorian Britain.
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UK Football Camp
Herongate AFC, Brentwood
Monday 24th July 2017 to Friday 28th July 2017
“Voted ”#1 FUN CAMP” for kids 4 years running, UK Football Camps are celebrating their 5th year his summer. Our FREE DAY offer is available for newcomers to camp by using Essex Days Out promo code: ‘EDO3’ when registering.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Wednesday 26th July 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Skylarks 3k Race
The Wick Country Park, Tresco Way, Wickford, SS12 9LD.
Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 7.30 p.m.
“Run for the Skylarks” through the delightful Wick Country Park: all proceeds towards the further development of the Park.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 27th July 2017, 11am-4pm.
“So much to explore! Climb the belvedere for the wider view or take the train through the woodland. And Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 27th July 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 28th July 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 28th July 2017 (10.30am to 4.30pm, last admission 3.30 pm)
Three acres of lovely gardens, which we can highly recommend you visit.
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Invitation to View : 5-27 Church Street
25-27 Church Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1JWm
Friday 28th July 2017, 11:00am
Historic, grade I-listed town centre property once part of the famous Sun Inn and renowned for its 17th-century ‘pargeting’ (decorative external plasterwork).
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Films Under Stars : The Lego Movie
Cromwell Manor, Pitsea
Friday 28th July from 7:30pm
With live music, face painting, inflatable fun for kids and drinks bar
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Real Ale Weekend at Epping Ongar Railway
Epping Ongar Railway, Station Road, off High Street, Ongar
Friday 28th July 2017 to Sunday 30th July 2017
“The Real Ale Weekend returns to its usual slot. The event has grown over the years and we expect this trend to continue – expect more beers, more trains and more fun in 2017! More details on our dedicated Real Ale Page as our plans emerge.”
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Barleylands Farmers Market
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 29th July 2017, 8:30am to 12:30pm
“Free entry and cark park. Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market.”
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‘Murder on the Homefront’ Mystery Meal
Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Braintree, CM77 8PD
Saturday 29th July 2017, 7pm-11pm
Slip back in time to the 1940’s in the historic setting of Cressing Temple, which becomes Wimlington Manor for the evening. Enjoy an authentic three course meal and then have a go at solving a very British murder mystery.
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Mammoths, Mosaics and Metal Detecting
Chelmsford Museum
Saturday 29th July 2017, 10am to 4pm
“A fun day of archaeological activities at Chelmsford Museum. Handling real Roman artefacts, make a mosaic and a mammoth or dinosaur model to take home. We’ll have dowsing on the front lawn, and metal detecting! £3 per child/ Adults and under 2s free.”
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : Dirty Dancing
Hainault Forest Country Park
Saturday, July 29th 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema brings Dirty Dancing to Hainault Forest Country Park. Age Rating 12+.
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : Jurassic World
Upminster Windmill
Saturday 29th July 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema returns to Upminster Windmill to screen the massive blockbuster Jurassic World.
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Films Under Stars : Labyrinth
Stubbers Activity Park, Upminster
Saturday 29th July from 7:30pm
With live music, magician and cocktail bar
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Family Medieval Weekend
Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Braintree, CM77 8PD
Saturday 29th July 2017 and Sunday 30th July 2017, 10am-4:30pm
Meet our fascinating Medieval re-enactors and learn about life, entertainment and music in the past.
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National Garden Scheme : South Shoebury Hall
Church Road, Shoeburyness SS3 9DN.
Sunday 30th July 2017, 2pm to 5pm. Admission £4.00, children free. Light refreshments.
Delightful, 1-acre established walled garden surrounding Grade II listed house (not open) and bee house.
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Maldon Triathlon
Maldon
Sunday 30th July 2017
The beginner-friendly Maldon Triathlon is based around the beautiful Promenade Park and Hythe Quay over the Sprint (750m swim / 28km cycle / 5km run) and Olympic (1.5km swim / 45km cycle / 10km run) distances.
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Classic Vehicle Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 30th July 2017
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British Red Cross Open Garden : 262 Hatch Road
262 Hatch Road, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9QR
Sunday 30th July 2017
There is a formal frontage with lavender and an eclectic rear garden of around an acre is divided into ‘rooms’ with themed borders, several ponds, three greenhouses, fruit and vegetable plots, and an oriental garden.
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 30th July 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Invitation to View : Talliston
Talliston, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DU.
Sunday 30th July 2017, 12:00pm and 3pm
“Once an ordinary house in an ordinary street, Talliston House and Gardens have been transformed into a series of inspiring locations, each set in a different time and place.”
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 30th July 2017, 6pm
“The Pantaloons are back, with their magical production of Shakespeare’s classic play.”
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National Garden Scheme : 37 Underhill Road
Benfleet SS7 1EP.
Sunday 30th July 2017, 1pm to 5pm.
“A ¼ acre garden offering a relaxing visit, featuring topiary shrubs and climbers incl campsis, clematis, honeysuckle and jasmine.”
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Open Air The Wind in the Willows
Weald Country Park (Belvedere Field) Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5QS.
Sunday 30th July 2017, 4pm until approx. 6:30pm
Pack your picnics and join the boat-loving Ratty, the sensible yet curious Mole, wise old Badger and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle with the sly weasel to save Toad Hall.
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Ugly Bug Safari
Audley End House and Gardens
Monday 31st July 2017 to Friday 4th August 2017, 11am to 5pm
“Grab a magnifying glass and join our big hunt for some mini beasts.”
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