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Autumn Challenge

Autumn has arrived and the parks are brimming with colour. Can you find 5 or more of these seasonal sights on your next trip to one of our country parks?

We’ve created an Autumn challenge to encourage you to get exploring. Can you find 5 or more of these seasonal things on your next visit to one of our Country parks?

Collect leaves in an array of colours, enjoy a conker fight, keep your eyes peeled for a squirrel, see if you can spot a duck by the lake and look out for brightly coloured berries on the bushes or mushrooms on the ground. (Please be careful not to touch the mushrooms and berries).

Find out more here.

If you're looking for Halloween themed fun, check out our Belhus Woods Spooky Bat Hunt Trail and Spooky Fun Pumpkin Colouring Sheet.

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October 16 - November 16, 2020



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For the whole family

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Essex Book Festival - Story Hunter Events at Essex Country Parks

We are delighted to be partnering with the Essex Book Festival as part of the Explore Essex Summer of Culture - a broad series of events, activities and talks for 2021. Essex Book Festival are running a series of four interactive creative writing workshops and guided tours at our parks and places as part of the Story Hunters project. Book your place at one of these events and get your creative juices flowing! Don't forget to enter the Story Hunters Flash Fiction writing competition.

  • Dates: June 27 - August 29, 2021
  • Price: £15-£20