Summer holiday activities for children in Essex

If you are looking for organised activities to book your children onto, here are our picks for 2017 :

Get In! City Camps for children aged 4-12 are being run by the council at various locations in Chelmsford from 21st July 2017 to 1st September 2017.

Barracudas Activity Day Camps run from 24th July 2017 to 18th August in Chelmsford, Chigwell, Harlow, Romford and Upminster, and from 24th July 2017 to 25th August in Hutton and Woodford.

Audley End have different activities each week over the summer : Victorian Delights, Ugly Bug Safari, Discoveries and Inventions, Victorian’s Worst Jobs, Train the Troops

Six Weeks of Summer at Barleylands Farm Park features : Go Wild: (24th – 28th July), Animal Magic: (31st – 4th August), Treasure Hunters: (7th – 11th August), Magic & Mayhem: (14th – 18th August), Rumble in the Jungle: (21st -25th August, and Barley Fest: (28th -1st September).

Perrywood Garden centre in Tiptree have Garden Explorer sessions on two mornings each week – with a different focus each week.

The Museum of Power near Maldon have Mad Science & Art Summer Fun on most Wednesdays in August

Professor Nitrate’s Summer of Science takes place Royal Gunpowder Mills on Sundays through to Wednesdays over the summer

UK Football Camp are at Herongate AFC, Brentwood over the summer