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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 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 wildflower spotter guide, the new Marconi walking trail, a spotlight on Great Notley and Danbury 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.

You might want to also check out our guide to the Essex Summer of Culture 2022, which has lots of family friendly listings.

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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Essex Outdoors: School Holiday Activity Days - Danbury

Action-packed kids holiday club activity days run at four Essex Outdoors centres during the school holidays.

  • Dates:
    • August 19, 2022
    • August 22, 2022
    • August 23, 2022
    • August 25, 2022
    • August 26, 2022
    • (continued …)
  • Times: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • 8-16
  • Price: £35.00 per child per day. Summer Holidays only: Buy four get the fifth FREE! For this offer please call: 01245 223342.
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Essex Outdoors School Holiday Activity Days - Harlow

Action-packed activity day experiences run at our Harlow Centre during the school holidays.

  • Dates:
    • August 19, 2022
    • August 22, 2022
    • August 23, 2022
    • August 24, 2022
    • August 25, 2022
    • (continued …)
  • Venue: Burntmill Lane
  • Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • 8-16
  • Price: £35.00 per child per day. Summer Holidays only: Buy four get the fifth FREE! For this offer please call: 01279 620270. (Must be for the same child or their sibling)
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Family-friendly boat trips in Essex: Essex Outdoors

Get ready to set sail with Essex Outdoors along the River Blackwater.

  • Dates:
    • August 20, 2022
    • August 21, 2022
    • August 27, 2022
    • August 28, 2022
    • September 3, 2022
    • (continued …)
  • Times: 10:30am - 4:00pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: All day sailing or powerboating adventure £190 for up to seven people. Picnic baskets from £9 per person
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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 - 11, 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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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:
    • September 12, 2022
    • October 17, 2022
    • November 7, 2022
    • December 12, 2022
    • January 16, 2023
    • (continued …)
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Primary School aged children
  • Price:

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