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All Together Now: An Exhibition of Work From University Centre Colchester School of Art Staff
The Minories, East Hill, Colchester
Saturday 29th September 2018 to Thursday 18th October 2018
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Grease Sing A Long
Chelmsford Catherdral, 53 New Street, CM1 1TY
Friday 19th October 2018, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Pumpkin Weigh-Off Day
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Saturday 20th October 2018
“Calling all gardeners, both young and old – are you growing a pumpkin? If so, come along to our weigh-off day where all pumpkins – large or small, ugly or beautiful – will be put on the scales.”
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Colchester mind body spirit festival
Marks Tey Village Hall, nr Colchester
Saturday 20th October 2018 and Sunday 21st October 2018, 10am to 4pm
“Life Arts is again providing a weekend packed with complementary therapies, spiritual guidance, health advice, meditation space, workshops and healing music.”
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Copped Hall Monthly Guided Tours
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 21st October 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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Brightworth’s Magic School
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 21st October 2017 to Friday 26th October 2018
“Do you have a young Witch or Wizard? Brightworth’s are opening their doors this October half term to welcome a new class into their School of Magic.”
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Family Archery
Hadleigh Park, Chapel Lane, SS7 2PP
Monday 22nd October 2018 and Tuesday 23rd October 2017
“Whether it is the first time you have picked up a bow or not, everyone can enjoy our fun Archery sessions.”
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Kids Camp & Base Camp
Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester
Monday 22nd October 2018 to Friday 26th October, 8am-5.30pm
A full day of action packed supervised activities for children in school years 1-6 (Kids Camp) and 7-11 (Base Camp) ideal for working parents. Lots of activiies. Early bird discount: book before 23 September to pay just £25 (normally from £31).
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Redbridge Children’s StoryFest
Kenneth More Theatre | Valentine’s Mansion | Redbridge Drama Centre | Wanstead House
Monday 22nd October 2018 to Saturday 27th October 2018
The third annual Redbridge Children’s StoryFest takes place at various venues across the Borough.
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Family Survival Day
Hadleigh Park, Hadleigh SS7 2PP
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
“Come out to the woods where the rangers will show you the necessary skills to survive in the great outdoors! There’s something fun for all the family where you can learn new skills, from making a shelter to lighting a campfire.”
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Twinkle and Snug
Cammas Hall Fruit Farm, Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, CM22 7JT
Wednesday 24th October 10.00 – 14.00
On this session there will be Halloween themed crafts to try including Halloween themed windchimes and tea light holders – no booking required.
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Taster session: Autumn identification of trees and plants
The View Community Room, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Wednesday 24th October 2018 – 1.30pm to 3.30pm
A relaxing walk to enjoy Epping Forest’s beautiful autumnal colours and learn the names of trees and plants as you wander.
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Hylands House Halloween Drive In : Transylvania 2
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ
Thursday 25th October 2018, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
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Towngate Musical Theatre Mayhem
Towngate Theatre, Basildon, SS14 1DL
Friday 26th October 2018, 10am-5pm.
“A jam packed day of Musical Theatre fun. Suitable for ages 10-18.”
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Hylands House Halloween Drive In : Monster House
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ
Friday 26th October 2018, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
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Museums at Night – Audley End House
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Friday 26th October 2018 and Saturday 27th October 2017, tours at 6pm and 8pm
“Join us at Audley End after hours as part of the nationwide Museums at Night event series. Explore the resplendent rooms after dark and hear the tales of the house’s fascinating history brought to life. ”
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Barleylands’ Farmers Markets
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD
Saturday 27th October 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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NSPCC Book Fair
Holmwood House, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9ST
Saturday 27th October 2018 to Sunday 28th October 2018, 9:30am to 4pm
35,000 books, and also games, jigsaws, CDs & DVDs
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Hylands House Halloween Drive In : Monster University
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ
Saturday 27th October 2018, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
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Farmers Market at the Bell Inn
The Bell Inn, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8LL
Sunday 28th October 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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St Clare Hospice Autumn Firewalk
St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood, CM17 9JX
Sunday 28th October 2018, 3:30-6pm
“With no tricks and no special effects, it is just you and the fire. Are your soles brave enough to take on the coals?”
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day + Classic Vehicle and Static Engine Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 28th October 2018
A monthly open day for the under restoration 19th century coast fort.
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Autumn Colour Day
The Gibberd Garden, Harlow
Sunday 28th October 2018, 11.30am – 4pm
An opportunity to enjoy the Garden in its Autumn colours.
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Coffee and Cars at the Museum of Power
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 28th October 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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