What’s on in Essex this weekend…


Here are the Essex Days Out Top Tips for this weekend!

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One of the bigger events is Temple at War a two-day extravaganza of military re-enactment at Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree. We’ve been to it in the past and loved it. Here are a couple of photos we took :

On a much smaller scale, Colne Valley Railway in Castle Hedingham have a Miniature Railway Gala with lots of visiting steam and petrol locomotives at a reduced scale!

For history freaks, Ingatestone Hall has invited The Companye of Merrie Folke to host a Tudor Festival – expect a lot of costumed re-enactors, verily and forsooth.

I know it’s Suffolk, not Essex, but Essex doesn’t have one but Suffolk does have one. It’s the start of a fornight of walking with the Suffolk Walking Festival with a wide range of walks led by experts, taking in the countryside and towns and villages. They say 70 walks and 400 miles, but that’s probably Suffolk ‘moiles’ so I’m not sure how that relates to Essex miles.

Why not head over to Copped Hall which you may only have ever seen the hall to your right when exiting the Bell Common Tunnel heading west! Explore the grounds and house by yourself, or with a guide.

The weather looks to be set fair for some exercise this weekend. If you’re a cyclist then head over to Crix near Hatfield Peverel for the annual Ride for Helen raising money for the Helen Rollason Charity.

Head over to our May Events in Essex page for other ideas for the weekend.

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