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Barracudas Summer Activity Day Camps
Various locations across Essex
Summer 2019
Offering fun activity weeks and days across Essex during the summer holidays for children aged 4½-14 years – action packed programmes with over 80 activities including aquaslide, motorsports, fencing, sports, arts and crafts and more.
With camps in Chelmsford, Chigwell, Harlow, Hutton, Romford, Upminster, Woodford and a brand new summer camp in Colchester for 2019 they have plenty to keep your children entertained.
With prices from as little as £3.64 and flexible hours from 8am-6pm, our Ofsted registered camps offer a great choice during the school holidays.
These popular camps sell out fast, so to secure your child’s place visit the Barracudas website or call 01480 467567.

3foot People Festival
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Tuesday 2nd July 2019, Wednesday 3rd July 2019 and Thursday 4th July 2019
“Get ready for three days of unique festival fun exclusively for pre-schoolers as 3foot returns this summer.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 4th July 2019 11am to 4:30pm.
“So much to explore in the gardens, and Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 4th July 2019 and Friday 5th July 2019, 9am to 4pm
There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Friday 5th July 2019, 2pm to 5pm.
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden.
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 5th July 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm (last entry 3:30pm)
“The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in an historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 6th July 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
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Heybridge Basin Regatta
Heybridge Basin
Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July
“Saturday hosts many offshore sailing events, inshore rowing races, bbq and some great stalls in our marquee. Sunday will include a fantastic children’s entertainer, treasure hunt and an exciting homemade raft race.”
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Magic at the Barn
Red Brick Barn, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford SS4 1LH
Saturday 6th July 2019 and Sunday 7th July 2019
“Sensational summer sorcery for all the family.”
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island SS8 7TD
Sunday 7th July 2019, 10am to 5pm
“There is no charge for entry, though donations are very welcome. Museum volunteers will be on hand to show you around and answer your questions. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open (subject to staff availability).”
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Classic Cars by the Sea
West Road, Clacton CO15 1AJ (Opposite Clacton Golf Club)
Sunday 7th July 2019, 10am to 4pm
“A Fantastic Day Out”
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Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 7th July 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Hylands House – Open Day and Farmers’ & Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 7th July 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Free entry to the house and gardens, a special exhibition, and their Farmers and Craft Market. This month’s exhbition is ‘World War II at Hylands Estate’!
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Epping Town Show
Sunday 7th July 2019, 12noon to 5pm.
“A variety of stalls with different games and a range of items for sale, entertainment, arena acts, music and much more..”
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Invitation to View : The Abbey, Coggeshall
The Abbey, Abbey Lane, Coggeshall
Wednesday 10th July 2019
“The Abbey was founded in 1142 on land given by King Stephen and his wife Matilda. Visitors view the abbot’s house, chapel, cloister, guest house and riverside courtyard.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 11th July 2019 11am to 4:30pm.
“So much to explore in the gardens, and Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 11th July 2019 and Friday 12th July 2019, 9am to 4pm
There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.
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National Garden Scheme : Elwy Lodge
West Bowers Rd, Woodham Walter, CM9 6RZ.
Friday 12th July 2019, 11am to 5pm.
Tucked away in the gentle Essex countryside, the glorious garden at Elwy Lodge offers a welcome that is hard to beat. Join the growing numbers of visitors who regularly return each season to sit and savour the different sights this exceptional garden has to offer in late spring, midsummer and then again in late summer.
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Music Day
Layer Marney Tower, nr Colchester
Sunday 7th July 2019, 11am to 5pm
“Listen to musicians and choirs in the Long Gallery and the Church in the garden and the Tower. A very popular event at the Tower.”
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Tendring Show
Lawford House Park, Nr Manningtree, Essex
Saturday 13th July 2019
“Essex county’s premier agricultural event. Attracting crowds in the region of 20,000 each year. Come and join the fun!”
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Village Green 2019
Chalkwell Park, Westcliff on Sea
Saturday 13th July 2019
“Village Green, the much-loved family-friendly arts festival returns to Southend for its tenth edition.”
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Proms at the Vulcan
London Southend Airport, SS2 6YF
Saturday 13th July 2019
“The Essex Concert Orchestra will be performing a selection of popular and classical music at this family-friendly outdoor event.”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 13th July 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
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Cactus Show
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon nr Chelmsford
Saturday 13th July 2019 and Sunday 14th July 2019
An exhibition by the local branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society.
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Flying Legends 2019
IWM Duxford
Saturday 13th July 2019 and Sunday 14th July 2019
More details when available.
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The Annual Essex Heavy Horse and Driving Show
Barleylands, Billericay CM11 2UD
Sunday 14th July 2019
“Horses of all sizes, classic vehicles, buses, tractors, fire engines, dog agility competitions, food and beer!”
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Orsett Classic & Vintage Show & Family Festival
Orsett Showground,Rectory Road, Orsett RM16 3JN
Sunday 14th July 2019, 10am – 5pm.
“Now in it’s sixth year. Hundreds of classic & vintage cars, bikes, scooters and trucks. Large vintage market, live music on stage, reptile encounters, superheroes and much more.”
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Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 14th July 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Elwy Lodge
West Bowers Rd, Woodham Walter, CM9 6RZ.
Sunday 14th July 2019, 11am to 5pm.
Tucked away in the gentle Essex countryside, the glorious garden at Elwy Lodge offers a welcome that is hard to beat. Join the growing numbers of visitors who regularly return each season to sit and savour the different sights this exceptional garden has to offer in late spring, midsummer and then again in late summer.
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London to Southend Bike Rike
Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Abercrombie Road, London, E20 3AB
Sunday 14th July 2019
52 mile route or a 65 mile route with an extension via Shoeburyness.
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Tuesday 16th July 2019, 2pm to 5pm.
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 18th July 2019 11am to 4:30pm.
“So much to explore in the gardens, and Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 18th July 2019 and Friday 19th July 2019, 9am to 4pm
There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 19th Juy 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm (last entry 3:30pm)
“The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in an historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.”
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Concert in aid of Citizens Advice Epping Forest District
Epping Hall, St John’s Road, Epping, CM16 5JU
Friday 19th July 2019, 7pm
“An evening of entertainment. Essex punk poetry legend Attila the Stockbroker, covers of pop/rock classics from band The Hackney CABs and music from Emma Dogliani. Cash bar and food.”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 20th July 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
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Essex Castle Bike Ride
Castle Park, Catchpool Rd., Colchester, Essex CO1 1YH25
Saturday 20th July 2019
“A great day’s cycling starting in Colchester, the ride offers three beautiful circular routes of 25, 50 or 75 miles, taking you along the quiet country lanes and through the picturesque villages of North Essex.”
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The Crouch Valley Festival of Food and Drink
Riverside Park, Burnham-on-Crouch
Saturday 20th July 2019 and Sunday 21st July 2019, 11am to 5pm
“Celebrate the range of award winning food and drink producers from the local area at this free festival.”
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The Original Great Maze
Blake House Craft Centre, Blake House, nr Braintree
Saturday 20th July 2019 to 8th September 2019
“Celebrating our 20th Birthday, discover a great new ‘maize maze’ challenge at The Original Great Maze. Weave your way through the corn in search of the scarecrows in our great new competition.”
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, nr Chelmsford
Saturday 20th July 2019 to Sunday 1st September 2019
“Eric Carle’s much-loved classic will be brought to life with giant willow sculptures and fruits, craft activities & storytelling.”
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Chelmsford 5k, 10k Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids Race for Life.
Hylands Park, Greenbury Way, Chelmsford, CM1 3PJ
Sunday 21st July 2019, 10am onwards.
Join thousands of people across the country as you walk, jog or run 5k or 10k. Or take part in a Pretty Muddy or Pretty Muddy Kids obstacle course and help us beat cancer sooner.
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Castle Point Show
Waterside Farm Show Ground, Canvey Island SS8 9RA
Sunday 21st July 2019
“The biggest event in Castle Point regularly attracting over 3,000 people (subject to weather) throughout the day. We have something for all the family!”
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island SS8 7TD
Sunday 21st July 2019, 10am to 5pm
“There is no charge for entry, though donations are very welcome. Museum volunteers will be on hand to show you around and answer your questions. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open (subject to staff availability).”
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Greenstead Green Summer Fete
Greenstead Green, Halstead
Sunday 21st July 2019, midday – 4pm.
“We have a good selection of stalls, food vendors, games, hobby horse racing, dancing, live music and meet CBeebies Q Pootle 5.”
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Meet Peppa Pig
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 21st July 2019.
Peppa Pig is back again this year. She will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.
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Copped Hall Trust Monthly Guided Tours
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 21st July 2019
“Tours cover the whole of the gardens, a large part of the mansion, the cellars and the stables and take up to 3 hours.”
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Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show 2019
Ingatestone Hall, Hall Ln, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9NR
Sunday 21st July 2019 – 9.30 to 16:00 – (Exhibitors please arrive before 9am)
Alongside the array of classic vehicles and more on display there will be refreshments and a raffle at 3pm to win some small prizes, and autojumble stalls.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 25th July 2019 11am to 4:30pm.
“So much to explore in the gardens, and Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 25th July 2019 and Friday 26th July 2019, 9am to 4pm
There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 26th July 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm (last entry 3:30pm)
“The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in an historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.”
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Friday 26th July 2019, 2pm to 5pm.
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden.
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National Garden Scheme : 38 Glenwood Avenue
38 Glenwood Avenue, Leigh-On-Sea SS9 5EB.
Friday 26th July 2019, 11am to 4pm
“Nestled next to the busy A127, lies a beautifully transformed town garden.”
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Harwich Maritime Festival
Harwich Marina
Saturday 27th July 2019, 10:00-22:00
“The festival will reflect both the town’s rich maritime history and its vibrant creative community. It will also incorporate the RNLI’s National Lifeboat day.”
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Open-air Theatre: Wuthering Heights
Belhus Woods Country Park
Saturday 27th July 2019, 3pm
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for an open-air theatre production of Emily Brontë’s timeless classic. Can Catherine and Heathcliff’s love endure, or will the forces of nature tear them apart?
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 27th July 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
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Essex Road Sportive
Secret Nuclear Bunker, Crown Buildings, Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood CM14 5TL
Sunday 28th July 2019
Fun (14mile) Short (36mile) Medium (68mile) Long (101mile) options.
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day & Classic Vehicle Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 28th July 2019, 11am to 5pm
Guided tours available throughout the day (depending on demand and weather).
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Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 28th July 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : South Shoebury Hall
Church Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9DN.
Sunday 28th July 2019, 2pm to 5pm
“Delightful, 1-acre established walled garden surrounding Grade II listed house (not open) and bee house.”
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National Garden Scheme : 38 Glenwood Avenue
38 Glenwood Avenue, Leigh-On-Sea SS9 5EB.
Sunday 28th July 2019, 11am to 4pm
“Nestled next to the busy A127, lies a beautifully transformed town garden.”
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Growing Wild Holiday Club
Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Nazeing New Road, Broxbourne EN10 6TD
Tuesday 30th July 2019 9am – 5pm
“Fire lighting, den building, discovering nature, making and using primitive and modern tools, arts and crafts.”
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Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Wednesday 31st July 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Hyde Hall Flower Show
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon nr Chelmsford
Wednesday 31st July 2019 to Sunday 4th August 2019
“Join us for the 10th Anniversary Show and be dazzled by the magnificent floral displays, and browse and buy from a fantastic range of plants, garden sundries and ornaments at this five-day floral extravaganza.”
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Barracudas Summer Activity Day Camps
Various locations across Essex
Summer 2019
Offering fun activity weeks and days across Essex during the summer holidays for children aged 4½-14 years – action packed programmes with over 80 activities including aquaslide, motorsports, fencing, sports, arts and crafts and more.
With camps in Chelmsford, Chigwell, Harlow, Hutton, Romford, Upminster, Woodford and a brand new summer camp in Colchester for 2019 they have plenty to keep your children entertained.
With prices from as little as £3.64 and flexible hours from 8am-6pm, our Ofsted registered camps offer a great choice during the school holidays.
These popular camps sell out fast, so to secure your child’s place visit the Barracudas website or call 01480 467567.

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