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Essex marks the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

21 April 1926 to 8 September 2022

Read more here.

Check out activities taking place in our Essex Country Parks and Heritage Places in the listings below. From Forest School to parkrun and 22 things to do in 2022, we've got something for you and your family.

Read on to plan your perfect day out in Essex, or dip into our magazine, Essex Explorer for more inspiration. Explore our spotter guide, the new Marconi walking trail, a spotlight on Essex Country Parks and so much more.

We're excited to have supported lots of exciting community events 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.


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Naze Tower: Autumn Exhibition

The Autumn Exhibition features over 20 East Anglian Artists over five floors is well worth visit but also includes the 'Tall Tales’ View from the Top - interpretation and engagement room.

  • Dates: September 10 - October 31, 2022
  • Venue: Old Hall Lane
  • Times: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: Small charge applies to visit the Naze Tower, book tickets at www.nazetower.co.uk or buy from the Tower
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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:
    • October 8, 2022
    • November 12, 2022
    • December 10, 2022
    • January 14, 2023
    • February 25, 2023
    • (continued …)
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: £10
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Jaywick Martello Tower: Mammoths, ancient humans and the Clacton beach connection

Seven years ago, Clacton and Holland beaches were replenished with sand and gravel from ten miles offshore. Beachcombers started finding fossils from mammoths and other Ice Age animals, and human-worked stone tools.

  • Dates: October 14, 2022
  • Venue: Jaywick Martello Tower
  • Times: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: £2 entry. Refreshments provided.
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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:
    • October 17, 2022
    • November 7, 2022
    • December 12, 2022
    • January 16, 2023
    • February 6, 2023
    • (continued …)
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Primary School aged children
  • Price:
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ERO Presents: The Walkers of Hanningfield: Mapmakers of Tudor and Stuart Essex

Join the Essex Record Office to discover the joy of maps, including a once ‘lost’ and now ‘found’ Essex map, and time-travel back to the landscapes they depict.

  • Dates: October 21, 2022
  • Venue: Essex Record Office
  • Times: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: £10 - £12.50
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Jaywick Martello Tower: From Babylon to St. Osyth - A witchcraft trail

Join Jaywick Martello Tower for this talk from Nigel Jeskins, St. Osyth Museum, will follow the history of witchcraft and witch trials throughout the ages but with emphasis on the St. Osyth witch trials.

  • Dates: October 28, 2022
  • Venue: Jaywick Martello Tower
  • Times: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • For adults
  • Price: £2 entry, refreshments provided.

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Naze 3

Events

Naze Tower: Autumn Exhibition

The Autumn Exhibition features over 20 East Anglian Artists over five floors is well worth visit but also includes the 'Tall Tales’ View from the Top - interpretation and engagement room.

  • Dates: September 10 - October 31, 2022
  • Venue: Old Hall Lane
  • Times: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: Small charge applies to visit the Naze Tower, book tickets at www.nazetower.co.uk or buy from the Tower