May Events in Essex

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Suffolk Walking Festival
Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th May 2022
One of the best events of the year (in my humble opinion). The countryside, walking, spring, history, new places to explore, what more could you want?
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National Flower Show
Hyands House, Chelmsford
Friday 20th May 2022 to Sunday 22nd May 2022
“The National Flower Show returns for a three-day gardening extravaganza set in the stunning grounds of Hylands House.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens, Abbey Turning, London Road, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 20th May 2022, Open 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, last admission 3.30 pm
The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in a historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.
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we are handmade Summer Craft Fair
Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow Essex CM6 1DG
Saturday 21st May 2022, 10am to 4pm
Over 30 makers and artists selling a variety of beautiful crafts and art, showcasing quality handmade crafts, with a range of items to suit all pockets.
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Colchester Half Marathon
Jobserve Community Stadium, Colchester
Sunday 22nd May 2022
“Part town route (road closures) and part countryside (north of Colchester).”
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Essex Young Farmers Show 2022
Roxwell, CM1 4LT
Sunday 22nd May 2022
Livestock, tractors and steam engines, fun fair, tea rooms and festival of food, licenced bar. And young farmers obvs.
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Open Day : Nature in the Garden
The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow CM6 2BD
Sunday 22nd May 2022, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Visitors will be able to learn about the nature in the Gardens, with local naturalist Jono Forgham on hand to show his Moths of the Day and to lead bug hunts. Visitors will enjoy the alliums and the first of the foxgloves and the last of the fruit blossom in the walled kitchen garden.”
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Peppa Pig and George visit the Epping Ongar Railway
Epping Ongar Railway
Sunday 22nd May 2022
“Peppa Pig and her brother, George, will be making appearances during the day. Be sure to come and say hello and don’t forget your camera!”
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens, Abbey Turning, London Road, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 27th May 2022, Open 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, last admission 3.30 pm
The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in a historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.
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Romans, Saxons and Princely Burials
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford CM2 6YT
Saturday 28th May 2022, 10:30 – 12:15 BST
“Join us to learn more about the landscape of Essex as the Saxons knew it.”
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Kids Rule! at Half Term and Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Saturday 28th May 2022 to Sunday 5th June 2022, 10am – 5pm
“Celebrate the jubilee half term week by joining our Victorian Fairy Hunters on a very Victorian pastime.”
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A Royal Half Term at Barleylands
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 28th May 2022 to Sunday 5th June 2022
“Join us for Princess Meet & Greets, Magic Shows with Skittleman, fun themed crafts, animal activities, and more!”
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