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Half Term Rock Painting For Kids
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA
Wednesday 30th October 2019 to Friday 1st November 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.”
RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET
Friday 1st November 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019, 10am to 4pm
“The event includes artisan woodcraft demonstrations combining horse logging, chain saw carving, willow weaving and furniture making. Children and adults can try their hand with drop-in craft workshops.”
Kids Run The Railway!
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel, nr Colchester
Saturday 2nd November 2019
“Let off steam at these great new kids’ activity days! Under supervision from our friendly volunteers, have a go at operating the crossing gates, be a train guard for a day or learn how the signals work in the signal box. You can ride on our vintage diesel train as well.”
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 2nd November 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.
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 2nd November 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019, 11am – 3pm
“Witness graceful hawks and fearsome falcons in flight as our expert falconers demonstrate the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds. Hear revealing tales of gothic tragedy and superstition whilst these amazing birds swoop overhead.”
Hylands House – Open Day and Farmers’ & Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 3rd November 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 ‘Hylands Military Hospital’!
Daws Hall Autumn Colours
Daws Hall Nature Reserve Hall Centre, Henny Road, Lamarsh, Bures CO8 5EX
Sunday 3rd November 2019, 12-4pm.
“The Sanctuary Garden is ’a blaze of colour’, when the collection of over fifty different acers and several different nyssas and liquidambers can be seen at their best.”
The Pantaloons Present : Othello
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham
Wednesday 13th November 2019, doors open 6pm. Show starts: 7:30pm
“The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons relocate Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of jealousy and deception to a jazz-age setting, with live music, intense drama, and more than a hint of their own inimitable brand of theatrical mischief.”
The Royal Gunpowder Mills
Friday 15th November 2019
“This special 1-day study day / course will look at management of vulnerable heritage sites and reimagine how we might adopt an ethical stance that allows us to collaborate with natural processes and decay, rather than fighting against them.Lunch will be provided, followed by the opportunity to explore the Royal Gunpowder Mills.”
The East Anglian Winter Fair
Saturday 16th November 2019 and Sunday 17th November 2019
“The Winter Fair with something for everybody including your four legged friends, amazing shopping, main ring, Panto, Circus Aerial performances, fabulous crafts, the Choir and so much more. Family fun for everyone.”
Copped Hall Trust Monthly Guided Tours
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 17th November 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.”
Film Feast Essex : Paddington
Cressing Temple Barns Tea Room, Braintree Road, Cressing, CM77 8PD
Sunday 17th November 2019, at 2pm
“A special screening of Paddington will be held as part of this year’s Film Feast Suffolk, which celebrates film and locally sourced food and drink.”
Christmas Gift & Food Fair
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Saturday 23rd November 2019 and Sunday 24th November 2019
“The fair will be showcasing independent retailers who will stock a variety of items including gifts, homeware, jewellery, art, books, toys, gourmet delights and much more.”
Coalhouse Fort Open Day + Rememberance Day Event
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 24th November 2019, 11am to 5pm.
Guided tours available throughout the day (depending on demand and weather).
The Greatest Showman Sing-a Long
Friday 25th November 2019, doors open at 6.45pm.
“A truly immersive event, that will have you joining in with the journey that PT Barnham is about to embark on.”
Hylands House and Estate, Chelmsford
Friday 29th November 2019 to Sunday 1st December 2019
“Returning for its second year and full of festive atmosphere, sights, scents and sounds, the Frost Fair features many exhibitors, showing original crafts and gifts.”
Preparing a Victorian Christmas
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 30th November 2019 to Sunday 1st December 2019,
“Come and meet the kitchen staff while you inhale the spices and smells from the seasonal dishes which would have once laddened the Braybrooke’s Christmas table and discover how the servants’ Christmas meal would be different.”