What’s on in Essex this weekend…

Here are some of our picks for the weekend in Essex below, but do visit our July Events in Essex page for a fuller listing of what’s happening in Essex this weekend.

Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival starts this weekend

It’s the 9th ThingamaGig Charity Music Festival at The Ship Inn, Stock, on Saturday.

It’s the Carver Barracks Open Day on Saturday, with music, military displays and more.

Barleylands are hosting Ukefest, a one-day ukulele festival featuring The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

At RHS Garden Hyde Hall it’s Outdoor Cinema Evening : Mammia Mia

There’s a Magic Weekend at Kentwell Hall

There’s a weekend of fun on the water at Brightlingsea Regatta and Boat Show (including fireworks!)

Having hosted the Essex Food Festival last weekend, Cressing Temple Barns have a Food for Thought Workshop where you can see the traditional bread oven in action, plus visit the Tudor walled garden and create your very own herbal tea and shortbread and learn about edible wild plants and their heritage…

There’s a Family Farm Day at Layer Marney Tower.

RSPCA Danaher Animal Home in Wethersfield are having an Animal Home Fun Day

The biggest event in Castle point, the Castle Point Show is on at the Waterside Farm Showground on Canvey on Sunday.

The lovely Gardens of Easton Lodge in Great Dunmow have an WWII Open Day on Sunday, with military vehicles and memorabilia, and music from Perfect Vintage.

Ingatestone Hall are hosting a Daimler and Lanchester Classic Car Owners Club Motor Rally

And Fireman Sam is at Colne Valley Railway on Sunday

The weather looks set fair, why not visit our Essex Coast page to see if there’s anywhere on the coast you haven’t been to!

If the weather’s a bit iffy, tie in a visit somewhere with a trip to the cinema – we have listings for some independent cinemas across Essex.

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