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In The Willows (family musical)
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 to Sunday 26th May 2019
“This brand new family musical with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance will be fun for the whole family!”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 23rd May 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 23rd May 2019 and Friday 24th May 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 24th May 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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Brentwood 5k and 10k Race for Life.
Weald Country Park, South Weald, Brentwood, CM14 5QF
Saturday 25th May 2019, 11am 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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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 25th May 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ on Saturdays see Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
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Marconi Sailing Club Open Day
Marconi Sailing Club, Stansgate Road, Southminster CM0 7NU
Saturday 25th May 2019, midday to 4pm
Free event. A safe introduction to sailing, and children’s activities, bbq, galley, entertainment and more.
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Mersea Island Food Drink and Leisure Festival
East Mersea CO5 8SX
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2018, 11am to 5pm
“The Festival is a celebration of local food and drink; a showcase for talented artists and local performers. It’s fun for all the family with free craft activities and workshops.”
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Duxford Air Festival 2019
IWM Duxford
Saturday 25th May 2019 and Sunday 26th May 2019
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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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Barleylands Charity Food Fayre
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Sunday 26th May 2019
“New for 2019! We have a delicious selection of fantastic food for you this May Bank Holiday Sunday.”
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Seaside Revival Day
West Greensward, Marine Parade West, Clacton
Sunday 26th May 2019, 10am to 5pm
“Get set to enjoy ‘a bucket load of good old-fashioned fun’ at Clacton’s ‘Seaside Revival Day’. This free ‘retro’ family fun-day takes over Clacton’s West Greensward at Marine Parade West with a packed programme of entertainment and activities for all those looking to revive the great British seaside experience.”
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Ekco Social Club Classic Car Show
Ekco Social Club, Thornford Gardens, Southend SS2 6PU
Sunday 26th May 2019, 9am onwards
“A day of classic cars, food and music!”
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Tudor Re-Enactment by the Companye of Merrie Folke
Layer Marney Tower, nr Colchester
Sunday 26th May 2019, 11am to 5pm.
“A fun day where you will feel transported back to Tudor times learning about the domestic side of Tudor life.”
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 26th May 2019, 11am to 5pm.
Guided tours available throughout the day (depending on demand and weather).
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The Essex Craft Guild at Copped Hall Open Day
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Upshire, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 26th May 2019
“Explore the house and gardens, see local crafts people and artisans demonstrate their crafts, talk to the makers and take an opportunity to buy something unique and handmade with love and care.”
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Jousting! – Knights of Royal England
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 26th May 2019 and BH Monday 27th May 2019, 10am – 5pm
“The ever exciting and popular Knights of Royal England return to Hedingham, recreate a classic Tourney in front of the Keep.”
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Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 26th May 2019 and BH Monday 27th May 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Tudor Roost.
18 Frere Way, Fingringhoe, Colchester, CO5 7BP.
Sunday 26th May 2019 and BH Monday 27th May 2019, 2pm to 5pm.
“An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden.”
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All About Dogs : Hylands
Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Sunday 26th May 2019 and BH Monday 27th May 2019
Attractions, fun dog show, arena events, have-a-go activities, trade stalls and mre.
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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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Ponds and Flower Boxes – Garden Activity Morning for Children
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, nr Colchester
Wednesday 29th May 2019 10am-12pm
“Enjoy a morning pond dipping and discover all the busy summer creatures, then sow your own seedy egg box of flowers to take home and grow.”
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Half Term Rock Painting For Kids
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA
Wednesday 29th May 2019 to Sunday 2nd June 2019
“Bring your youngsters along to the Museum during the Half Term Holidays in 2019 and have fun painting and finding rocks around the Museum grounds, plus other craft activities.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 30th May 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 30th May 2019 and Friday 31st May 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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Brilliant Birds, Trees & Bumblebees – Garden Activity Day for Children
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, nr Colchester
Thursday 30th May 2019, 10:30am to 2pm
“All about our beautiful feathered, furry and leafy garden friends! Go on a bumblebee safari, follow the migration trail, try tree art and paint a picture.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 31st May 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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