April Events in Essex

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Easter Bank Holiday Monday Wonderland at Blake House
Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Nr Braintree CM77 6SH
Monday 1st April 2024, 10am until 4pm
“There’ll be a whole host of food, drink, stalls and makers, as well as all your usual Blake House Craft Centre favourites. Alice in Wonderland-themed fun, fancy dress, free entrance and parking.”
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Folk and Bespoke Craft Fair
Sunday 7th April 2024, 10a.m. to 3p.m.
Leigh Community Centre · Leigh-on-Sea
“Folk & Bespoke aims to bring you something different EVERY month! We aim to be a unique shopping experience, a celebration of small independent businesses and time served craftspeople….”
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St Clare Hospice 10k
Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood CM17 9JX
Sunday 7th April 2024, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
“Once completing this UK Athletics Affiliated race, you will not only receive a finisher’s medal but you’ll also leave with a huge grin on your face after helping raise vital funding for your local hospice.”
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ERO Presents : Out of Essex.
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford CM2 6YT
Tuesday 9th April 2024, 10.45am to midday
Artist and resident of Ongar, Theydon Bois and Sible Hedingham, Emily Katherine (Kitty) Willoughby Marshall was also Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst’s personal bodyguard….
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Folk and Bespoke Craft Fair
Firstsite, Colchester
Saturday 13th April 2024, 10a.m. to 3p.m.
“Folk & Bespoke aims to bring you something different EVERY month! We aim to be a unique shopping experience, a celebration of small independent businesses and time served craftspeople….”
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Rural Ramble & Trail Run
Hatfield Place, Hatfield Peverel
Sunday 14th April 2024
“This is a unique event whereby all guests have the opportunity to choose from 4 distances whereby they can enjoy a beautiful walk or trail run amongst the stunning Essex countryside.”
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AJ Fairs Antiques and Collectibles Fair
Theydon Bois Village Hall, Essex
Saturday 20th April 2024, 9.30am – 3.00pm
“Come along to the Theydon Bois Village Hall, where we use both halls with tables of antiques, vintage, retro and bygone days collectables to browse at your leisure..”
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Writtle Art Group Spring Exhibition
Writtle Village Hall, The Green, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3DU 18
Saturday 20th April 2024 and Sunday 21st April 2024, 11am -5pm
Admission 50p Children free No dogs, Paintings for sale, Teas and refreshments, Payment cards accepted
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Essex Spring Shopping Fair
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
Saturday 20th April 2024 and Sunday 21st April 2024
“Exhibitors will include Arts & Crafts, Fashion & Beauty, Food & Drink, Gifts & Household Accessories, Outdoor & Garden goodies as well as the unique and uncategorisable!”
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Roman Roadsters Meet at EARM
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel nr Colchester
Sunday 21st April 2024, 10am to 1pm
‘Roman Roadsters’, Colchester’s multi-award Winning Classic Vehicle Group meet in the large car park outside the EARM.
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Guided Tour Day
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 21st April 2024
Guided tours last 2.5 to 3 hours and visit the Georgian mansion, the cellars and the garden. Tea, coffee and cakes half way through the tour!
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Hard Hat Tours
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 21st April 2024
Two tours with only six spaces – visit the second and third floors of this Georgian mansion which are undergoing major renovation.
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Folk and Bespoke Craft Fair
Rayleigh Mill Hall · Rayleigh
Saturday 27th April 2024, 10a.m. to 3p.m.
“Folk & Bespoke aims to bring you something different EVERY month! We aim to be a unique shopping experience, a celebration of small independent businesses and time served craftspeople….”
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Barleylands Gourmet Food & Craft Village Market
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Sunday 28th April 2024, 10am to 3pm
Expect local fresh produce, crafts and hot food amongst the artisan craft studios and boutiques.
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Colchester Stampede 10k
Colchester Zoo
Sunday 28th April 2024
“The race will start in the heart of the Zoo with animals either side of you as you set off. The course will run through the Zoo before heading out onto the surrounding closed roads before finishing back inside the Zoo! Fee includes entrance to the zoo.”
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National Garden Scheme : Ulting Wick
Crouchmans Farm Road, Ulting, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QX
Sunday 28th April 2024, 2pm to 5pm
“Listed black barns provide backdrop for vibrant and exuberant planting in eight acres.”
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Great Chesterford Jewellery Fair
The Chesterfords Community Centre, Newmarket Road, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden Essex CB10 1NS
Sunday 28th April 2024, 10am to 4pm
“Discover over 25 local artisan designer makers of fine exquisite handcrafted jewellery in gold, silver and precious stones, including beads and pearls. You can also browse and buy designer, preloved, antique and vintage jewellery.”
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