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National Garden Scheme : Dragons
Boyton Cross, Chelmsford CM1 4LS.
Wednesday 20th September 2017 (2-5pm).
A plantswoman’s ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife.
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 21st September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 22nd September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Men in Black – Drive in Movie
Barleylands Craft Village and Farm Centre, Billericay
Friday 22nd September 2017, 6:15pm for 7:00pm start
“Ticket includes movie, drive in, karaoke and popcorn. Additional food and drink, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Waffles and more will be available for purchase, call a waitress for a bit of refreshment anytime during the film.”
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Pitch Perfect 2 – Drive in Movie
Barleylands Craft Village and Farm Centre, Billericay
Friday 22nd September 2017 – 8:50pm for 9:30pm start.
“Drive down to Barleylands and watch the Barden Bellas, in this musical comedy, from the luxury of your car, with great sound transmitted to your FM car radio.”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Havens Kapow!
Wat Tyler Country Park, Basildon, SS16 4UH
Saturday 23rd September 2017
“We’re bringing for the first time ever this unique 5k Fun Run and inflatable obstacle course for you to conquer.”
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Battle of Britain Air Show
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Saturday 23rd September 2017 and Sunday 24th September 2017
The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show brings to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940.
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Autumn Diesel Gala at Epping Ongar Railway
Epping Ongar Railway, Station Road, off High Street, Ongar Parking : CM5 9AB
Saturday 23rd September 2016 and Sunday 24th September 2016
“The second of our two diesel galas for 2017.”
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Apple Festival
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 23rd September 2017 and Sunday 24th September 2017, 11am-5pm
“Celebrate all things apple at Audley End. From bobbing and weaving to trapping and tasting, apples have never been so appetising!”
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Essex Plant Heritage Autumn Fair
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, CM 8RA
Saturday 23rd September 2017 and Sunday 24th September 2017
“Around 30 specialist nurseries from around the region will be setting up a one-stop shop at the garden and selling a range of seasonal favourites.”
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All About Dogs Show
Hylands Park, nr Chelmsford
Saturday 23rd September 2017 to Sunday 24th September 2017
“Featuring dog shows, agility and working dog displays, dog related activities and competitions, together with great shopping from a range of stands.”
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Michaelmas Weekend at Kentwell Hall
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, nr Sudbury
Saturday 23rd September 2017 to Sunday 24th September 2017
Some 100 Tudors spread throughout the Manor from Gentry & retainers (cooks, bakers etc) to craftsmen & labourers. Some visitors’ favourite Re-Creation. House, Gardens and Farm also open.
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Pauline Grove Exhibition
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, CM 8RA
Saturday 23rd September 2017 to Sunday 1st October 2017
“Admire the work of award winning local artist Pauline Grove as she brings flowers to life in her beautiful water colour and acrylic work.”
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Deer walk – the rut
Lodge Road car park, Epping Forest, CM16 5HW
Sunday 24th September 2017, 9.30am–1.30pm
Join Forest Keeper Michael Collins on a fascinating walk, which includes a visit to the Deer Sanctuary, to experience one of the season’s most spectacular sights. £5 pp. Booking required.
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 24th September 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Southern Alfa Romeo Open Day
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Sunday 24th September 2017, 10am to 3pm
“Up to 200 Alfa Romeo cars will line the historic and picturesque Queens Mead for visitors to view.”
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Open Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 24th September 2017
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Invitation to View : Layer Marney Tower
Layer Marney Tower, nr Colchester
Sunday 24th September 2017, 11:00 am
A behind-the-scenes tour of the tallest Tudor gatehouse in the country.
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The Warren Classic and Supercar Show
The Warren Golf Club, Woodham Walter, Nr Maldon
Sunday 24th September 2017
A world class Concours competition of 120 specially selected cars plus car clubs, drive in classic, supercars, trade stands, live music, food court, children’s entertainment. Air display by The Blades and motorcycle stunt shows.
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31st Grand Motorbilia Day
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre
Sunday 24th September, 2017, 10:00 – 17:00
More details when available.
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Steampunk Essextraordinaire III
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Sunday 24th September 2017
“Explore the fantastical world of Victorian Steampunk..”
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Invitation to View : Talliston
Talliston, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DU.
Sunday 24th September 2017, 12:00pm and 3pm
“Once an ordinary house in an ordinary street, Talliston House and Gardens have been transformed into a series of inspiring locations, each set in a different time and place.”
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Invitation to View : Ingatestone Hall
Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, CM4 9NR
Wednesday 27th September 2017, 10:00am
The house, which is listed Grade I, largely retains its original Tudor form and appearance with brick-mullioned windows, crow-step gables, tall chimneys, extensive oak panelling and two priests’ hiding places.
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 28th September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 29th September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Ride for Life
East Anglia
Friday 29th September 2017 to Sunday 1st October 2017
Spend three days in the saddle, biking approximately 200 miles through our three counties.
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Paw Patrol at Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park
Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY
Saturday 30th September 2017
Come and see Marshall and Skye.
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Barleylands Farmers Market
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 30th September 2017, 8:30am to 12:30pm
“Free entry and cark park. Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market.”
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Burnham on Crouch Carnival
Burnham on Crouch
Saturday 30th September 2017
Held every year for over a century, the Burnham-on-Crouch Carnival offers a whole day of free entertainment, as well as the wonderful tableaux and fancy dresses in the grand illuminated procession in the evening.
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Festival Day
Chelmsford Museum
Saturday 30th September 2017, 11am-4pm Free entry.
Come and join us for a FREE day of dance, music, food and shopping!
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Days Out with Thomas
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Saturday 30th September 2017 and Sunday 1st October 2017
This favourite engine and his friends visit the railway again on four weekends this year.
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Pleshey Country Fayre and Farmers Market
Pleshey Village Hall, The Street, Pleshey CM31HA
Saturday 30th September 2017, 11am to 4pm
Pleshey Country Fayre and Farmers Market is a great day out for all of the family. Local artisan producers, live music, entertainment, crafts, bbq, pop up pub, plus much, much more.
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Coggeshall Food & Drink Festival
West Street Vineyard, West Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1NS
Saturday 30th September 2017 and Sunday 1st October 2017
Food and drink, cookery studio, wine and beer tasting, children’s area.
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Charity Masquerade Ball
Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, CM13 2NS
Saturday 30th September 2017, 7pm to midnight.
A fun evening, raising money for Saint Francis Hospice and the Kidney Cancer Support Network. Smart dress encouraged, masks optional. £45 incl 3 course meal. Tickets : 07951 055031.

PJ Masks at Marsh Farm
Marsh Farm Country Park, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP
Saturday 30th September 2017 and Sunday 1st October 2017
Gekko, Catboy & Owlette will be making regular appearances over the weekend.
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