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Keep your family busy this season. Check out amazing activities and exciting events taking place in our Essex Country Parks, at our Heritage Places and Essex Outdoors centres. From Forest School to parkrun there are lots of ways to Explore Essex.

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 sessions to enjoy near you.

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Essex Outdoors School Holiday Activity Days: Bradwell

Our action packed activity day experiences run at our Bradwell Centre during the school holidays and are the ideal way for young people aged 8-16 to try exciting new experiences in the outdoors.

  • Dates:
    • July 24 - 25, 2024
    • July 25 - 26, 2024
    • July 26 - 27, 2024
    • August 6 - 7, 2024
    • August 7 - 8, 2024
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  • Venue: Essex Outdoors Bradwell
  • Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • 8-16
  • Price: Price: £40.00 per child per day. Buy four days get the fifth free. To book this offer please call the centre on 01621 776256.
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Essex Outdoors School Holiday Activity Days: Danbury

Our action packed activity day experiences run at our Danbury Centre during the school holidays and are the ideal way for young people aged 8-16 to try exciting new experiences in the outdoors.

  • Dates:
    • July 24, 2024
    • July 25, 2024
    • July 26, 2024
    • July 29, 2024
    • July 30, 2024
    • July 31, 2024
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  • Venue: Essex Outdoors Danbury
  • Times: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • 8-16
  • Price: Price £37.50 per child per day.
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The Haywain at Cressing Temple Barns

The Hay Wain was first staged at Flatford Mill by Packing Shed Theatre on the Essex and Suffolk border in 2021 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of John Constable’s famous painting – and you can experience the play at Cressing Temple Barns this summer.

  • Dates: August 23, 2024
  • Venue: Cressing Temple Barns
  • Times: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: Tickets £16, £14 concessions (Under-18’s, Over-65’s)
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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:
    • September 7, 2024
    • October 5, 2024
    • November 9, 2024
    • December 7, 2024
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: £10 for the first child. £6 for siblings. Accompanying adults Free. Under 18 months free.
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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:
    • September 9, 2024
    • November 4, 2024
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • For under 5s
  • Price: Now booking: 9 September to 14 October– 6 sessions £51.00 and 4 November to 9 December – 6 sessions £51.00. Sibling discounts available. Call to enquire.
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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 9, 2024
    • November 4, 2024
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Primary School aged children
  • Price: Sibling discounts available. Please call to enquire.
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North Essex Astronomical Society at Great Notley

North Essex Astronomical Society is one of the larger astronomical societies in the UK with over 200 members. They are also one of the few providing members with access to a full-sized observatory at a dark-sky location

  • Dates:
    • September 28, 2024
    • October 26, 2024
    • November 23, 2024
    • December 7, 2024
  • Venue: Great Notley Country Park
  • Times: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: Free

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