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Check out activities taking place in our Country Parks and Heritage Places in the listings below. From Forest School to parkrun and autumnal scavenger hunts, we've got something for you.

Looking for a new walking route? Whilst every Essex Country Park offers the perfect place to walk your fluffy friends, we’ve picked some of our top dog walks for you to enjoy. We’ve also put together a list of our favourite picnic spots across the Essex Country Parks – perfect for reconnecting with friends, catching up with family and eating your favourite food.

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife when visiting our parks and follow the tips from Belhus Woods Rangers, Laura Howles and Tom Heenan, on how to attract insects to your garden. Discover how you can make your garden into a hedgehog haven and get busy with bees with our step-by-step guide on how to build a bee hotel.


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Events

Woodland Play at Danbury Country Park

Join us for woodland play sessions, aimed at the under 5's. Activities include forest crafts and building dens.

  • Dates:
    • November 1, 2021
    • November 15, 2021
    • November 22, 2021
    • November 29, 2021
    • December 6, 2021
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • For under 5s
  • Price: Block of six sessions £48.00 for first child, £30.00 for siblings (under 18 months free if accompanied by a paying child, adults free). 
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Home education sessions at Danbury Country Park

Aimed at home educated children, this series of six sessions at Danbury Country Park includes nature activities, forest crafts, imagination, physical play and building things.

  • Dates:
    • November 1, 2021
    • November 8, 2021
    • November 15, 2021
    • November 29, 2021
    • December 6, 2021
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Primary School aged children
  • Price: Block of six sessions: £48.00 for first child, £30.00 for siblings (under 18 months free if accompanied by a paying child, adults free)
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Essex Christmas Fair

A very busy and well-established Christmas Fair (by Charlie Owen Events) with over 100 exhibitors spread around the beautiful setting of Cressing Temple Barns. An essential part of the build up to Christmas and a brilliant source of presents for family and friends.  There will be a wide range of handmade artisan products and uniquely sourced gifts as well as a lovely selection of food and drink to tempt the taste buds.

  • Dates: November 6 - 7, 2021
  • Venue: Cressing Temple Barns
  • Price: Adult £5, Concession £4. Discounted advance tickets available.

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