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Check out activities taking place in our Essex Country Parks and Heritage Places in the listings below. From Forest School to parkrun and our Christmas Country Parks trails, there's lots of ways to Explore Essex this season with family and friends.

Read on to plan your perfect day out in Essex, or dip into our seasonal magazine, Essex Explorer for more inspiration. Explore our spotters guide, walking routes, a spotlight on Cultural events, lots of listings and so much more.

We're excited to have supported lots of exciting community activities and programmes through the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund. Keep an eye on the below for lots of interesting activities.

Or read our blog to find out more about the filming of The Essex Serpent at Cudmore Grove Country park, and plan your visit to the iconic settings.

Discover our Essex Explorer Pass to help you save money on car parking and more and 'get out more' this season.

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Family Forest School at Danbury Country Park

Don’t let the children have all the fun, connecting with nature is beneficial for everyone. Come and join us at our Family Forest School sessions.

  • Dates:
    • December 10, 2022
    • January 14, 2023
    • February 25, 2023
    • March 11, 2023
    • April 22, 2023
    • (continued …)
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: £10
Toddlers splashing in muddy puddles


Home education Forest School 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:
    • January 16, 2023
    • February 6, 2023
    • February 27, 2023
    • March 27, 2023
    • April 17, 2023
    • (continued …)
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Primary School aged children
  • Price:

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