Summer Magic Trail at Cressing Temple Barns

Add a touch of summer magic to the school holidays with our Summer Magic Trails at the Essex Country Parks...

Can you find the magical creatures hiding in Cressing Temple Barns this summer?

Pick up* or download a FREE Summer Magic Trail sheet from Saturday 20 July until Sunday 1 September.

Find fairies, trolls, and maybe even unicorns, who live deep in the hidden corners of the Essex Country Parks. Count up your answers and send them in to enter our prize draw to WIN a goody bag and Explorer Pass (worth £85).

Discover the enchanted fairy doors to cast a magic spell, have fun with the selfie board and see what else you can spy with our Summer Spotters Guide.

Make a day of it. Pack up a picnic and discover the walled garden, barns, ponds and tearoom.

Supported by the Essex Year of Numbers.

*While stocks last.

Event details


  • July 20 - September 1, 2024


10:00am - 4:00pm



Who for?

Primary School aged children


Cressing Temple Barns

Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, Essex, England, CM77 8PD

How to book

Simply pick up a free trail sheet from the visitor centre or print a copy from home.

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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)