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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 31st May 2018 and Friday 1st June 2018, 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 Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, nr Maldon, CM9 6LL
Friday 1st June 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Fright Nights Haunted Colchester
Colchester Town Hall, Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Musesum, Red Lion Hotel
Friday 1st June 2017 to Sunday 3rd June 2018
“Fright Nights Cambridgeshire are proud to present their first haunted weekend in Colchester..”
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The Manuden Scarecrow Trail
Manuden, nr Bishops Stortford
Friday 1st June 2018 to Sunday 3rd June 2018
This year’s scarecrow theme is “Sports and Hobbies!”.
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 2nd June 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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The Great Garden Cake Bake
Essex Wildlife Trust, Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough nr Colchester CO5 7RZ
Saturday 2nd June 2018, midday – 4pm
Cream teas, and cake decoration workshops.
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Tracking & Field Signs
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Saturday 2nd June 2018, 10:00am-1:30pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Victorian Family Fair
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Saturday 2nd June 2018 and Sunday 3rd June 2018
“Bring all the family for fun, games and frivolity at our Victorian family fair.”
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National Garden Scheme : Boreham Gardens
Boreham, Chelmsford, CM3 3EF.
Saturday 2nd June 2018 and Sunday 3rd June 2018, 1pm to 5pm.
“Four stunning, inspirational and different gardens in the lovely village of Boreham.”
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Farmers and Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 3rd June 2018, 10am to 4pm
“Based in the beautiful surroundings of The Stables. The market features many craft stalls and local producers who are passionate about food.”
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National Garden Scheme : Waltham Abbey Group
Waltham Abbey, EN9 1LG.
Sunday 3rd June 2018, 12-5:30pm.
Four gardens to explore.
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Kapow
Holy Park Cross Park, Basildon
Sunday 3rd June 2018, 11am
You will take on giant obstacles and bubble zone as you tackle the 5k route (remember it’s not a race it’s just fun!)
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Sunday
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7TD
Sunday 3rd June 2018
“There is no charge for entry. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open”.
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National Garden Scheme : Furzelea
Bicknacre Road, Danbury CM3 4JR.
Sunday 3rd June 2018, 11am to 5pm.
A Victorian country house surrounded by a garden designed, created and maintained by the owners to provide maximum all year round interest.
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National Garden Scheme : Clavering Gardens
Middle Street, Clavering, CB11 4QL
Sunday 3rd June 2018, 11am to 5pm.
Two cottage gardens in a charming village.
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Hylands House Open Day – ‘World War II at Hylands’
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 3rd June 2018, 10am to 4pm
“Hylands House opens its doors FREE OF CHARGE to reveal the secrets of its history. Each month the Friends of Hylands House will have an exhibition displayed in the library. Today’s exhibition will be on ‘World War II at Hylands’.”
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National Garden Scheme : Spencers
Tilbury Road, Great Yeldham CO9 4JG.
Sunday 3rd June 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
Romantic walled garden, huge wisteria, roses, specimen trees, woodland walk.
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National Garden Scheme : Two Cottages
Church Road, Chrishall, Saffron Walden, SG8 8QT.
Sunday 3rd June 2018, 11am to 5pm. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
“Magic lurks within this charming 1½ acre garden, which has evolved over 30 yrs.”
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Copped Hall Garden Afternoons
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 3rd June 2018
“An opportunity to wander round at leisure in the afternoon and talk to our gardeners.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 3rd June 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Exhibition: On the Forest Edge by Carol Foulger and Katherine Poluck
The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Sunday 3rd June 2018 to Sunday 1st July: 10am-5pm (excluding Mondays)
The flora and fauna that inhabit Epping Forest captured in watercolour, printmaking, pen and ink.
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Understanding Heathland Management
Abbotts Hall Farm, and Tiptree Heath
Tuesday 5th June 2018, 10:30am- 3:30pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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National Garden Scheme : Braxted Park Estate
Braxted Park Road, Great Braxted, Witham CM8 3EN.
Tuesday 5th June 2018, 10am to 4pm.
“Braxted Park, Grade II* park of “exceptional significance” is again opening its gardens for the NGS which last year resulted in a record breaking weekday attendance.”
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Essex History Group: The David Parr House – an extraordinary Cambridge home
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT
Tuesday 5th June 2018, 10.30am-12.00noon or 2.00pm-3.30pm
Find our more about this uniquely decorated house.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 7th June 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Thursday 7th June 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden whose owner is a well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor.”
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Taster Session: Nature’s flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today
The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Thursday 7th June 2018, 1.30pm-3.30pm
“Joan Payne, an experienced florist, will demonstrate how to create an arrangement using some greenery and natural materials found on the Forest floor.”
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 7th June 2018 and Friday 8th June 2018, 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 8th June 2018, 12 – 5pm
“Tucked away in the gentle Essex countryside, the glorious garden at Elwy Lodge offers a welcome that is hard to beat.”
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Ancient & Veteran Trees
Abbots Hall Farm
Friday 8th June 2018, 10am to 4pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Steam Gala
Epping Ongar Railway
Friday 8th June 2018 to Sunday 10th June 2018
“An intensive service will operate over all three days, during which the visiting engines will need to work hard on our challenging gradients.”
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Spectrum Screen :Finding Nemo
Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 9th June 2018, 4pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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Peldon Village Fete
Lodge Lane, Peldon, nr Colchester CO5 7PZ
Saturday 9th June 2018
Dog show, flying dispaly, Punch and Judy, inflatables, and much more.
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Fest 4 All
Lambourne End Centre, Manor Road, Lambourne End, RM4 1NB
Saturday 9th June 2018, 2pm – 8.30pm
A music and entertainment afternoon celebrating young people and their talents! We will have The Music Man Project (sold out at Royal Albert Hall!), irish dancers, drama groups, singers, a jazz band and an escapologist… and more!
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Spectrum Screen :The Greatest Showman
Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 9th June 2018, 8pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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Much Ado About Nothing
Essex Wildlife Trust, Abbotts Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ
Saturday 9th June 2018, 6pm – 10pm
Heartbreak Productions return to Abbotts Hall Farm, this time with their playful interpretation of Shakespeare’s famous comedy.
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Jules Rendell and Friends
St Michael’s Church, Galleywood, near CM2 8PS
Saturday 9th June 2018,
As part of the Galleywood Festival St Michael’s Church are holding an Open Day at the church during the day from 10am to 4pm. This is followed in the evening by a Concert, 7pm to 9pm. Admission is FREE, but a collection will be taken at the end of the evening
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Mum2Mum Market Southend
St Thomas More School, Southend SS0 0BW
Saturday 9th June 2018 2pm to 4pm
“Around 30 stalls of high quality, nearly new items (up to 90% off the RRP!) and a small selection of businesses offering goods and services of interest to parents.”
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Breast Cancer Care Pink Ribbon Walk
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Saturday 9th June 2018, 8am to 6:30pm.
“Challenge yourself to the Breast Cancer Care Pink Ribbon Walk and enjoy tailor-made routes in this unique countryside location.”
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Day Out with Thomas
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 9th June 2018 and Sunday 10th June 2018
“This favorite engine and his friends visit the railway again”.
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Kentwell’s Wool Weekend and All things Sheep
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Saturday 9th June 2018 to Sunday 10th June 2018
“An exciting journey from sheep shearing to seeing the wool spun and in the traditional Tudor way, watch dyers and cloth being made.”
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41st Aldham Old Time Rally
Chalkney Meadows, White Colne, CO6 2PP
Saturday 9th June 2018 and Sunday 10th June 2018
“Steam engines, stationary engines, tractors, military, commercials, classic cards and motorbikes, horticultural, ring parades, craft tents, stalls, fun fair, beer tent and refreshment.”
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National Garden Scheme : Spring Cottage
Chapel Lane, Elmstead Market, Colchester, CO7 7AG.
Saturday 9th June 2018 and Sunday 10th June 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Award winning garden features a range of styles and habitats e.g. woodland dell, stumpery, Mediterranean area, perennial borders and pond.”
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Chelmsford Mind Body Spirit Festival
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Saturday 9th June 2018 and Sunday 10th June 2018
“There are over 111 stalls with the very best holistic therapists, readers, spiritual gifts, art, crystals, jewellery, fantastic food and many FREE family fun activities too!”
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National Garden Scheme : Two Cottages
Church Road, Chrishall, Saffron Walden, SG8 8QT.
Saturday 9th June 2018, 5pm to 9pm. Admission £5.00, children free. Light refreshments.
“Magic lurks within this charming 1½ acre garden, which has evolved over 30 yrs.”
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National Garden Scheme : Horkesley Hall
Little Horkesley, Colchester CO6 4DB.
Sunday 10th June 2018, 11am to 5pm.
“8 acres of romantic garden surrounding classical house (not open) in mature parkland setting.”
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Thames Chase 10K & Fun Run!
Thames Chase Forest Centre, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS
Sunday 10th June 2018
“Run, walk or jog through scenic woodland and enjoy a great day out for all the family, with refreshments, games, face painting and more! All abilities welcome, bring your friends and family to share the fun together.”
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The Farm Mud Run
Watch House Farm, Wash Road Basildon SS15 4ER
Sunday 10th June 2018
“Our Farm Mud Run is a 2km obstacle course ideal for families and we advise that our mud runs are best suited to children over the age of 4.”
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Rayleigh Trinity Fair
Town Centre, Rayleigh
Sunday 10th June 2018, 11am to 5pm.
“Rayleigh High Street will be closed to traffic for the day and will be filled with stalls, music and entertainment. Vintage area by Rayleigh Windmill, and crafts at the Arts Centre.”
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National Garden Scheme : Blake Hall
Bobbingworth, CM5 0DG.
Sunday 10th June 2018, 11am to 4pm.
“25 acres of mature gardens within the historic setting of Blake Hall (not open)”
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National Garden Scheme : Havendell
Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major, Maldon, CM9 8LJ.
Sunday 10th June 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“A garden of many surprises from the glory of roses including the rambling rector ( a must to see) to a vast collection of Hostas and a sub-tropical section.”
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National Garden Scheme : Washlands
Prayors Hill, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3LE.
Sunday 10th June 2018, 2pm to 5pm, Admission £4.00, children free.
“Charming one-acre country garden surrounding a former farmhouse, with good views over rolling countryside.”
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Afternoon Concert
St Mary’s Church, Church Green, Broomfield, CM1 7BD
Sunday 10th June 2018
Afternoon concerts in aid of the restoration of the church organ. Each date has a different performance. Tickets cost £5. Starts at 3pm til 4pm. No interval. Raffle. Car parking and full disabled facilities in church.
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AJ Antiques & Collectables Fair
Zinc, Great Stony, High St, ONGAR, CM5 0AD.
Sunday 10th June 2018
“We hope to have Collectables, Vintage, Retro items such as Stamps, Coins, Postcards, Glass, China, Ephemera, Die-cast Vehicles, Jewellery, Pottery, Treen and lots of items from bygone days.
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National Garden Scheme : Writtle Gardens
Chelmsford, CM1 3NA.
Sunday 10th June 2018, 12 to 5pm.
“Four contrasting, colourful and interesting gardens to enjoy in the delightful village of Writtle.”
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National Garden Scheme : The White Garden
35 Langdon Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9HY.
Sunday 10th June 2018, 12 to 5pm.
“A delightful white garden with David Austin roses, unusual perennials and shrubs nestled into a tiny plot.”
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National Garden Scheme : 30 Sandford Road
30 Sandford Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6DQ.
Sunday 10th June 2018, 10am to 5pm.
“A surprising ⅓ acre town garden which is divided into 3 areas.”
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National Garden Scheme : Wychwood
Epping Road, Roydon, Harlow, CM19 5DW.
Sunday 10th June 2018, 11am to 4pm.
“A garden of around ¾ of an acre with a large pond, attracting much wildlife, as well as the owners resident ducks.”
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Japanese Auto Matsuri Show
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 10th June 2018
Exhibition of classic Japanese cars and bikes, crafts and themed food stalls, entertainment and music.
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National Garden Scheme : Long House Plants
Church Road, Noak Hill, Romford RM4 1LD.
Wednesday 13th June 2018, 11am to 4pm.
“Thoughtfully designed so that the collections of plants look great together through all seasons.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 14th June 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 14th June 2018 and Friday 15th June 2018, 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 : Miraflores
5 Rowan Way, Witham. Access is ONLY by rear gate off Forest Road – postcode CM8 2TP
Friday 15th June 2018, 2 – 5pm.
“An award-winning, medium-sized garden described by one visitor as a ‘‘Little Bit of Heaven’.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, nr Maldon, CM9 6LL
Friday 15th June 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Jazz Evening
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex CM17 0NA
Friday 15th June 2018
An evening of melodious jazz with a recognisable vibe with The Crescent Quartet.
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Essex Pride 2018
Central Park, Chelmsford
Saturday 16th June 2018, noon until late….
“Essex Pride is an annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) life in Essex and beyond.”
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Spaghetti Murders – Murder Mystery
Cressing Temple Barns
Saturday 16th June 2018
“After the success of last year’s Murder on the Homefront, this year’s Gangsters and Molls 1920’s event, The Spaghetti Murders is set to be even more thrilling!”
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Runwell Village Pre-school 50th Birthday Fun Day
Runwell Park, Church End Lane, Wickford, SS11 7JG
Saturday 16th June 2018
Marky Mark entertaining throughout the day, with BBQ and refreshments, bouncy castles, pony rides, stalls, facepainting and much more.
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Films Under Stars : Legally Blonde
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Saturday 16th June 2018, Gates open 7.30pm
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CAMRA Beer Festival
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex CM17 0NA
Saturday 16th June 2018 and Sunday 17th June 2018, 12 noon – 8pm
A wide variety of beers and ciders on sale from local brewers
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Essex Vee Dubbers Volkswagen Weekend
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, 5 Maltings Road, Battlesbridge SS11 7RF
Saturday 16th June 2018 and Sunday 17th June 2018, 9am – 5pm
More details when available.
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Kentwell’s Tudor Midsummer Special Event
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Saturday 16th June 2018 to Sunday 17th June 2018
“Kentwell’s biggest, best known and most loved Tudor event of the year, where visitors step back in time to 1538 where Tudors re-create a whole working, living community.”
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Exhibition: 130 years – The Royal Epping Forest Golf Club and Chingford Golf Course
The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Saturday 16th June 2018 to Sunday 15th July 2018: 10am–5pm (excluding Mondays)
This exhibition brings together archive material from 130 years of golf on this historic course.
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The Farm Mud Run
Green Lane, Aldham, nr Colchester CO6 3PR
Sunday 17th June 2018
“Our Farm Mud Run is a 2km obstacle course ideal for families and we advise that our mud runs are best suited to children over the age of 4.”
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Father’s Day Spectacular Chelmsford
Central Park, Chelmsford, CM2 0RW
Sunday 17th June 2018
“A great day out for all the family.”
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National Garden Scheme : Snares Hill Cottage
Duck End, Stebbing, CM6 3R.
Sunday 17th June 2018, 10:30am to 4pm.
“A ‘quintessential English Garden’ – Gardeners World.”
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Sunday
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7TD
Sunday 17th June 2018,
“There is no charge for entry. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open”.
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National Garden Scheme : Two Cottages
Church Road, Chrishall, Saffron Walden, SG8 8QT.
Sunday 17th June 2018, 11am to 5pm. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
“Magic lurks within this charming 1½ acre garden, which has evolved over 30 yrs.”
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National Garden Scheme : 37 Turpins Lane
Chigwell, Woodford Green IG8 8AZ.
Sunday 17th June 2018, 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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Copped Hall Monthly Guided Tours
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 17th June 2018
“Tours last about 3 hours and cover the whole of the gardens, a large part of the mansion, the cellars and the stables.”
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National Garden Scheme : Elwy Lodge
West Bowers Rd, Woodham Walter, CM9 6RZ.
Sunday 17th June 2018, 11am – 5pm
“Tucked away in the gentle Essex countryside, the glorious garden at Elwy Lodge offers a welcome that is hard to beat.”
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Blackwater Country Show
Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4RB
Sunday 17th June 2018
The show promotes the countryside and countryside pursuits and is an exciting, learning and interactive experience for everyone.
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National Garden Scheme : Peacocks
Main Road, Margaretting, CM4 9HY
Sunday 17th June 2018, 1pm to 5pm.
5-acre garden with mature native and specimen trees.
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Fathers Day Motorfest and Family fun day
Barleylands, Billericay CM11 2UD
Sunday 17th June 2018
“Around every corner Father’s Day goers can expect to find those little unexpected touches that truly make it a special day out. Dads go free when booked online.”
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Father’s Day Afternoon Tea
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 17th June 2018, afternoon Tea sittings at 2.00pm and 3.30pm.
“To be served in the traditional way – a classic combination of finger sandwiches, savoury pastries, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of wonderful cakes. (Or opt for a Ploughman’s Lunch)”
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National Garden Scheme : Parsonage House
Wiggens Green, Helions Bumpstead, Haverhill, CB9 7AD.
Sunday 17th June 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“C15 house (not open) surrounded by 3 acres of formal gardens with mixed borders, topiary, pond, potager and greenhouse, with further 3-acre wildflower meadow and orchard.”
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Classic Cars for Father’s Day
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Sunday 17th June 2018, 11am to 5pm
“Rev your engines this Father’s Day and treat Dad to a charming collection of classic cars on display at Audley End.”
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Wildflower ID
Abbotts Hall Farm
Tuesday 19th June 2018. 10am-4pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Tuesday 19th June 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden whose owner is a well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 21st June 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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Summer Solstice Stride
Anglian Ruskin University, Chelmsford
Thursday 21st June 2018, 6.15pm
Walk into summer along the river Chelmer through Central Park and Admirals Park before heading towards Writtle and the rolling summer fields. The walk will then turn back towards town centre.
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 21st June 2018 and Friday 22nd June 2018, 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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The Harwich Festival
various locations in Harwich
Thursday 21st June 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018
Classical music, spoken word, visual arts, dance, world music, folk, jazz and more. More details about the programme and artists when available.
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, nr Maldon, CM9 6LL
Friday 22nd June 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Kentwell’s Open Air Cinema Evenings
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Friday 22nd June 2018
“Enjoy an evening in the beautiful grounds of Kentwell Hall with our Open Air Cinema showing your favourite movies. Plus entertainment. ”
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Glow-Worms: Ecology, Habitat Management & Surveying
Chafford Gorges Nature Park
Friday 22nd June 2018, 7pm to 11pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Drive In Cinema at Cressing Temple Barns
Cressing Temple Barns
Friday 22nd June 2018, 4pm (Paddington) 7pm (The Greatest Showman)
Come and experience your favourite movies from the comfort of your own car! Our huge LED screen means you no longer have to wait until it gets dark to see the film, and you can hear all the action via Bluetooth speaker!
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Creative Writing and Art Workshop
The Nottage, Wivenhoe
Saturday 23rd June 2018
Enter the world of shadows. During this one day workshop we will explore the possibilities that shadow puppets can bring to a story.
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Films Under Stars :Princess Bride
Stubbers Adventure Centre Upminster
Saturday 23rd June 2018, Gates open 7.30pm
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 23rd June 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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National Garden Scheme : 3 Pound Gate
Stebbing, Dunmow CM6 3RH.
Saturday 23rd June 2018, 1pm to 5pm.
“Third of an acre plant lovers garden.”
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Songs for a Summer Afternoon
URC, High Street Ingatestone CM4 9EY
Saturday 23rd June 2018 at 3.30 pm
Come and celebrate Ingatestone Choral Society’s 70th anniversary with a short programme of songs followed by birthday cake. Tickets £5 on the door or from choir members.
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Spectrum Screen : La La Land
Ingatestone Hall
Saturday 23rd June 2018, 7pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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An Introduction to the Study of Bumblebees
Abbotts Hall Farm
Saturday 23rd June 2018, 10am to 4pm.
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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National Garden Scheme : St. Helens
High Street, Stebbing, CM6 3SE.
Saturday 23rd June 2018, 1pm to 5pm.
“A garden of contrasts due to moist and dry conditions, laid out on a gentle Essex slope from a former willow plantation.”
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Colchester Food and Drink Festival
Lower Castle Park, Colchester
Saturday 23rd June 2018 and Sunday 24th June 2018
Big two-day festival in a lovely setting : food, drink, Prosecco, Real Ale Bar, and a Rose and Horticultural Show.
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Blooming Gardens
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 23rd June 2018 and Sunday 24th June 2018
“Take a step through the garden gate as the estate comes to life for our plant fair and garden festival this summer.”
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Coffee and Cars at the Museum of Power
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 24th June 2018, 9am to 1pm
“Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meet. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest. Steam Pump Tea Room OPEN serving breakfasts, hot/cold food, home make cakes and refreshments.”
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National Garden Scheme : Chippins
Heath Road, Bradfield CO11 2UZ.
Sunday 24th June 2018, 11am to 4.30pm.
“Artist’s garden and plantaholics paradise packed with interest.”
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National Garden Scheme : 73 Layer Road
Colchester, CO2 7JP.
Sunday 24th June 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“A town garden approx 27 ft x 125 ft with a winding gravel path dissecting the area into smaller spaces.”
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Little Waltham Classic Car Display and Open Gardens in aid of Farleigh Hospice
Little Waltham village
Sunday 24th June 2018
“Not only will you be in the company of all types of really interesting classic and veteran cars, but you will have the opportunity to visit some beautiful gardens in our lovely village. ”
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National Garden Scheme : Miraflores
5 Rowan Way, Witham. Access is ONLY by rear gate off Forest Road – postcode CM8 2TP
Sunday 24th June 2018, 2 – 5pm.
“An award-winning, medium-sized garden described by one visitor as a ‘‘Little Bit of Heaven’.”
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Farmers Market at the Bell Inn
The Bell Inn, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8LL
Sunday 24th June 2018, 9am to 12:30pm
A new farmers market – a chance purchase the best local produce and meet the people behind it!
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National Garden Scheme : Fulders Hall
Fox Road, Mashbury, Chelmsford, CM1 4TJ.
Sunday 24th June 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“An award winning, romantic 2 acre garden surrounding C17 farmhouse with lovely pastoral views across the Chelmer Valley.”
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 24th June 2018
A monthly open day for the under restoration 19th century coast fort.
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The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge Open Day : Nature in the Gardens
Little Easton nr Dunmow CM6 2BD
Sunday 24th June 2018
“Join us to learn about the wildlife in the Gardens.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm Big Family Day Out
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Sunday 24th June 2018, 1pm to 5:30pm.
“So much to explore! All attractions open.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 24th June 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Chelmsford’s Industrial Heritage Talk
Northumberland Lecture Theatre, Lordship Campus, Writtle University College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, CM1 3RR
Tuesday 26th June 2018. 6:30pm – 8pm
“Join us for a fascinating talk on the rich industrial heritage of Chelmsford. Discover a history of ground breaking inventions, railway building and electronic innovation.”
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3Foot People Festival
Hylands Park, nr Chelmsford
Tuesday 26th June 2018 to Thursday 28th June 2018
Extremely popular festival for toddlers. Tickets sell out, so get yours early!
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 28th June 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Thursday 28th June 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden whose owner is a well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor.”
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Butterfly Identification & Recording
Abbotts Hall Farm
Thursday 28th June 2018, 10am-4pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 28th June 2018 and Friday 29th June 2018, 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 : Keeway
Ferry Road, Creeksea, nr Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8PL.
Friday 29th June 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Large, mature country garden with stunning views over the River Crouch.”
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Colour5k Colchester
Ardleigh Showground, nr Colchester
Saturday 30th June 2018
“It’s the most colourful fun run you’ll ever do, with a different colour zones at each kilometre. There’s also a Kids 1 km Fun Run so the event is open to all ages and ability of runners.”
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Colchester at War: Guided Walk
Colchester Visitor Information Centre
Saturday 30th June 2018. 2:00pm
As we mark the centenary of the ending of the 1st World War, join one half of Essex Days Out for stories about life on the Home Front in Colchester during both World Wars.
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Church Mouse day
St Michael’s Church Thorpe le Soken
Saturday 30th June 2018
The mice children are hiding, come and find them and in return enjoy a sugar mouse. Crafts,mouse hunt, face painting, refreshments, story telling and lots more all in the beautiful setting of St Michael’s Church. Free entry.
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Films Under Stars :Bridget Jones’s Diary
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Saturday 30th June 2018, Gates open 7.30pm
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Spectrum Screen :The Greatest Showman
Gosfield Lake Resort, Gosfield nr Halstead
Saturday 30th June 2018, 7pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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Essex Castle
Colchester
Saturday 30th June 2018
“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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Rowhedge Regatta
Rowhedge
Saturday 30th June 2018
“An action packed day for all the family!”
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Barleylands’ Farmers Markets
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD
Saturday 30th June 2018, 8:30am to 12:30pm
“Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market. Free entry and car parking.
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 30th June 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Paws in the Park
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 30th June 2018 and Sunday 1st July 2018
“Whatever your dogs breed, age or ability there are lots of have a go activities to try including Dogstable Course, Terrier Racing, Gundog Scurries, Agility and Flyball.”
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