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Get Hands on with History : Myths and Legends
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Saturday 25th May 2019 to Sunday 2nd June 2019, 11am to 5pm.
“Come and hear Dr Vainen Schuch-des Forges, the travelling Cure-All Salesman, at Audley End this half term for a myths and legends themed storytelling session.”
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Magical Mayhem
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Monday 27th May 2019 to Friday 31st May 2019
“This May half term the king of chaos himself Skittleman will be taking over the Farm Park!”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 1st June 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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National Garden Scheme : St. Helens
High Street, Stebbing, CM6 3SE.
Saturday 1st June 2019, 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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Hylands House – Open Day and Farmers’ & Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 2nd June 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 exhibition is ‘The Hanbury Family’
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Meet Peter Rabbit
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 2nd June 2019.
Peter Rabbit will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.
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National Garden Scheme : Furzelea
Bicknacre Road, Danbury CM3 4JR.
Sunday 2nd June 2019, 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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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island SS8 7TD
Sunday 2nd June 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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Tour of the Dengie Fun Ride & Cycle Sportive 9th Anniversary
Bradwell Marina, Bradwell Waterside, Essex
Sunday 2nd June 2019
43km and 82km cycle options which run alongside the Big East Triathlon. Only 150 places so book early.
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Tour de Tendring
Dovercourt Swimming Pool, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TS
Sunday 2nd June 2019
6mile family cycle ride, or 20 or 60miles through some lovely countryside.
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Invitation to View : The Abbey, Coggeshall
The Abbey, Abbey Lane, Coggeshall
Monday 3rd June 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 6th June 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 6th June 2019 and Friday 7th June 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 7th June 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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Fundraising Art Exhibition
Old Park Meadow Natural Burial Ground, Coppice Lane, North End, Chelmsford CM6 3PL
Friday 7th June 2019 and Saturday 8th June 2019
Local artists will be displaying and selling their art with all proceeds donated to the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, with a raffle and refreshments available on the Saturday too.
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 8th June 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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Rose Weekend
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon nr Chelmsford
Saturday 8th June 2019 and Sunday 9th June 2019
“Demonstrations, talks and walks, as well as exhibitors selling products with a rose and flower theme. A great event for rose lovers where you can round off your visit with a scrumptious cream tea.”
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Southend Half Marathon 2019
East Beach, Shoeburyness, Essex, SS3 9AD
Sunday 9th June 2019
“Join us for our annual Southend Half Marathon. The seafront course is fast, flat and traffic free making it ideal for first timers as well as those looking to achieve a PB.”
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Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 9th June 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : West End Cottage
Drury Lane, Ridgewell, nr Halstead, CO9 4SL.
Sunday 9th June 2019, 10am to 5pm.
“A beautiful and inspiring garden set out as several “rooms” namely a knot garden, gravel garden, alpine garden with lawned areas and stunning herbaceous borders. The garden is stocked with a variety of plants, water features and hard landscaping and demonstrates just how creative a garden can be with all year round interest. Short gravel drive.”
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Rayleigh Trinity Fair
High Street, Rayleigh
Sunday 9th June 2019
“The High Street will be closed to traffic on this day and will be filled with stalls, live music on stage, dancing and other entertainment. ”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 13th June 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 13th June 2019 and Friday 14th June 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 14th June 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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Open-air Theatre: Treasure Island
Cudmore Grove Country Park
Friday 14th June 2019, 7pm
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for a brand-new open-air production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island! Secrets, pirates, gold: will young Jim Hawkins discover Treasure Island?
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 15th June 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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Open-air Theatre: Pride and Prejudice
National Trust Flatford
Saturday 15th June 2019, 7pm
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for an open-air theatre performance of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s best-loved classic, on a warm summer evening.
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Life Arts Wellbeing Festival 2019
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Saturday 15th June 2019 and Sunday 16th June 2019
“Over 111 stands will offer a wide range of expert wellbeing advice, taster treatments, and delicious food choices. New this year is our Yoga & Wellbeing Studio, also more family fun activities!”
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Anita Nowinska Art Exhibition
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, nr Chelmsford
Saturday 15th June 2019 to Friday 21st June 2019
Anita takes her inspiration from nature’s details and colours to evoke feelings and emotions which soothe, heal, relax and invigorate. You can enjoy her original artwork in her very first exhibition staged here at Hyde Hall.
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island SS8 7TD
Sunday 16th June 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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Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 16th June 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : 1 Whitehouse Cottages
Blue Mill Lane, Woodham Walter, CM9 6LR.
Sunday 16th 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
“Nestled betwixt farmland in rural Essex, is our small secret garden, that has a wonderful charm and serenity to it.”
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National Garden Scheme : Elwy Lodge
West Bowers Rd, Woodham Walter, CM9 6RZ.
Sunday 16th June 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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Classic Cars for Fathers Day
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Sunday 16th June 2019, 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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Copped Hall Trust Monthly Guided Tours
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 16th June 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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Visit the Vulcan Day
London Southend Airport
Sunday 16th June 2019
“You can get close-up to Vulcan XL426 and will have the chance to climb inside XL426’s cockpit.”
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Basildon 5k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids Race for Life.
Gloucester Park, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, SS14 3GR
Sunday 16th June 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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Eden Falconry
Layer Marney Tower, nr Colchester
Sunday 16th June 2019, 11am to 5pm
“Bring your Dad on Fathers’ Day to see the wonderful birds of prey from Eden Falconry fly.”
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Invitation to View : Braxted Park
Braxted Park, nr Tiptree/Witham
Monday 17th June 2019
“Mid 18th Century red brick house with earlier features built by Sir Robert Taylor for the cloth merchant, Peter DuCane who lived there 1751-1803.”
more detailsNational Garden Scheme : Jericho Cottage (Megarry’s Antiques & Teashop)
The Green, Blackmore, Ingatestone, CM4 0RR.
Tuesday 18th June 2019, 1.30-5pm.
“Small walled wildlife, woodland garden with mature trees, shrubs, bamboos, palms and ponds. Historic Romany Vardo and Victorian Glasshouse.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 20th June 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 20th June 2019 and Friday 21st June 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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Summer Solstice Stride
Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University
Thursday 20th June 2019
“Friendly walk leaders and cycle marshals will guide you along the rivers, through the parks of Chelmsford into the sunset.”
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Harwich Festival
Various locations in Harwich
20th – 30th June 2019!
More details when available.
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 21st June 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 22nd June 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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Rowhedge Regatta
Rowhedge nr Colchester
Saturday 22nd June 2019.
“An action packed day for all the family.”
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Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 23rd June 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Hedingham Vintage Fair!
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 23rd June 2019, 10am – 5pm
“Join us at Hedingham as the Vintage Fair returns to the Castle! Expect vintage music, jive dancing, vintage stalls, military vehicles, loads to eat and even a Gin bar!”
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National Garden Scheme : The White Garden
35 Langdon Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9HY.
Sudnay 23rd June 2019, midday 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
Sanford Road, Chelmsford CM2 6DQ.
Sunday 23rd June 2019, 10am to 5pm.
“A surprising 1/3rd acre town garden which is divided into 3 areas.”
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Outdoor Cinema – Bohemian Rhapsody
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham
Thursday 27th June 2019, 7:03pm – Midnight
“We will, we will, Rock you! An amazing outdoor cinema experience at Hedingham Castle with a showing of the fantastic Bohemian Rhapsody!”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 27th June 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 27th June 2019 and Friday 28th June 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 : Ulting Wick
Crouchmans Farm Road, Maldon CM9 6QX.
Friday 28th June 2019, 2pm to 5pm.
Listed black barns provide backdrop for colourful and exuberant planting in 8 acres.
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National Garden Scheme : St. Helens
High Street, Stebbing, CM6 3SE.
Saturday 29th June 2019, 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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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 29th June 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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Colour5K 2019
Ardleigh Showground, Colchester
Saturday 29th June 2019, 10am – 2pm
“Whether you’re a casual walker or regular runner, want some fun or just want to raise money for charity, you will love this event.”
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National Garden Scheme : Tudor Roost.
18 Frere Way, Fingringhoe, Colchester, CO5 7BP.
Saturday 29th June 2019 and Sunday 30th June 2019, 2pm to 5pm.
“An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden.”
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 30th June 2019, 11am to 5pm.
Guided tours available throughout the day (depending on demand and weather).
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Meet The Gruffalo
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 30th June 2019.
The Gruffalo will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.
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Helen Rollason Vintage Fair
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, CM77 8PD
Sunday 30th June 2019, 10:30am until 4:30pm
“Back for its tenth year, our very popular vintage fair is returning to Cressing Temple Barns for a family friendly day filled with live music, dancing, food, classic cars and vintage stalls.”
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SEVCVC Annual London to Southend Classic Car Run
Fairlop Waters, Redbridge to Southend City Beach
Sunday 30th June 2019
“Up to 100 cars follow a route from the East End of London to Southend seafront City Beach area to display the cars.”
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