It’s a long Bank Holiday weekend coming up, that sees the end of April and the beginning of May.
If you’re lucky enough to have Friday free, why not double up on garden visits. Two gardens we love which aren’t too far apart are Feeringbury Manor and Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day. Make a day of it, and have lunch in either Coggeshall or Maldon.
Another garden we love is RHS Hyde Hall, who are having a Spring Craft Fair
If you have children or granchildren, how about Peppa Pig and George Visit the Epping Ongar Railway. Or there’s an Operating Day with Steam at Colne Valley Railway.
Barleylands Craft Village and Farm Park have Animal Antics over the weekend, and their farmers market on Saturday.
The Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey are having a VE Weekend – promising ‘a fantastic array of living history set in 170 acres of spectacular woodland, with various WW2 battle re-enactments, a 1940’s street party with fantastic food and spitfire display!”
It’s the annual Tudor May Day Celebrations at Kentwell Hall, with over 100 costumed ‘Tudors’.
Hedingham Castle has another Medieval Siege with armed men, archers, siege engines, living history camps and bloodthirsty mayhem!
Still time to register for a 15,35 or 50mile bike ride and Pedal for The J’s 2017
The Coalhouse Fort Project in East Tilbury has their monthly Military Open Day
Petrol heads should head off to Battlesbridge Antiques Centre for the Third Annual Bulldog Bonanza
The Brentwood Centre is hosting the Essex Robin Hood Country Show
Check out our April Events in Essex listing for other events this weekend.
And why not tie in a visit somewhere with a trip to the cinema – we have listings for some independent cinemas across Essex, in some interesting locations across the county.
And check out our Museums in Essex page – there are probably a lot more than you know about!
[What do The Minories and Cressing Temple Barns have in common? They each have a Tiptree Tea Room!]