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What’s On Essex – September 2018


Colchester Free Family Fun Festival

Sat 15th Sept 2018 11:00
Sat 15th Sept 2018 16:00

Family Funday
A day of FREE activities!


  • Bouncy castles
  • Sensory stories
  • Mini obstacle course
  • Tiny Tea Tent
  • Live music
  • Dog Show
  • BBQ
  • Face painting
  • Hair braiding
  • Baby & pre-school soft play area
  • Mini tennis
  • Donkeys
  • Giant games
  • Children’s arts & crafts
  • Mind, Body, & Spirit zone
  • Inflatable basketball

All activities are FREE! The only things you need to pay for are food and drink.

Castle Park
High Street
For more information, visit:
Family Fun Festival Website
Family Fun Festival Facebook Event



Autumn Colour Walk with Breakfast

Sat 15th Sept 2018 10:00
Sun 30th Nov 2018 16:00

Autumn Leaves

A morning walk exploring Marks Hall Gardens & Arboretum, led by Senior Arborist, Ian Chandler. Learn about the autumn landscape and how it is maintained, whilst working up an appetite ready for breakfast in the barn afterwards.

Marks Hall Visitor Centre
Marks Hall Estate
Marks Hall Road

0137 656 3796

For more information, visit:
Autumn Colour Walk Website



Chelmsford Comedy Festival

Fri 28th Sept 2018 18:00
Fri 28th Sept 2018 23:00
 Comedy Evening- Microphone

Tickets are now on sale for the Comedy Festival in Admirals Park, Chelmsford.

Featuring Doc Brown!

The festival will take place under the cover of a purpose-built auditorium.

Free parking.

Admirals Park
Rainsford Road

For more information, visit:
Comedy Festival Website



Artisan Market at Promenade Park

Sun 30th Sept 2018 10:00
Sun 30th Sept 2018 14:00

Artisan Market to celebrate local producers.

Stalls will include handmade crafts, locally produced food & drink, vegan food producers, and children’s arts & crafts.

Free entry.

Promenade Park
Park Drive
For more information, visit:
Artisan Market Facebook Event




What’s On Essex – October 2018



Model Exhibition & Steam Day

Sun 7th Oct 2018 10:00
Sun 7th Oct 2018 16:00

Steam Day and Model Exhibition featuring:

  • Astaria model village
  • Model railway layouts
  • Examples of modellers’ art
  • Miniature steam train ride
  • Tea room

Adult: £6
Senior: £5
Child (age 5-15): £2.50
Under 5: Free
Museum of Power
Hatfield Road
Langford near Maldon
0162 184 3183

For more information, visit:
Museum of Power Event Info



Halloween Festival

Sat 20th Oct 2018 10:00
Sat 20th Oct 2018 17:00

Halloween Festival including activities and a FREE pumpkin for every child over 2 years old.
On the door: £14.99
Online: £12.50
Children under 2: Free
Children under 2 who want to pick a pumpkin: £2

Marsh Farm
Marsh Farm Rd
South Woodham Ferrers

For more information, visit:
Marsh Farm Website



What’s On Essex – November 2018


Handmade Christmas Craft Fair

Sun 18th Nov 2018 11:00
Sun 18th Nov 2018 15:00

Stalls selling gifts and Christmas themed items, handmade by local crafters and artists.

Free entry.
Free parking.

Langham Community Centre
School Road

For more information, visit:
Christmas Craft Fair Facebook Event


Wickford at Christmas- Street Fair

Sun 25th Nov 2018 12:00
Sun 25th Nov 2018 17:00

Christmas street fair taking place on Wickford High Street.

Featuring food, drink, and gift stalls, local choirs and singers, and a celebrity guest appearance from Santa and his reindeer.

Wickford High Street
SS12 9AQ

0126 857 3223

For more information, visit:
Wickford at Christmas Website



What’s On Essex – December 2018


Wreath Making at Cressing Temple Barns

Wed 5th Dec 2018 17:30
Wed 5th Dec 2018 21:00

Christmas wreath making workshop- using fresh foliage, real berries, ribbon, and floristry grade decorations.

£20 per person

Includes a complimentary drink and snack.

Cressing Temple Barns
Witham Road
Nr. Witham
CM77 8PD
0345 603 7624
For more information, visit:
Wreath Making Ticket Site


Christmas Afternoon Tea

Fri 14th Dec 2018 14:00
Fri 14th Dec 2018 15:30

Christmas Afternoon Tea, including mince pies with brandy butter, gingerbread men, sandwiches, cakes, and pastries.

Sitting times are 14:00 or 15:30. Prior booking is required.

Adults: £16.95
Children: £8.95

Tea Room
Museum of Power
Steam Pumping Station
Hatfield Road

0162 184 3183

For more information, visit:
Christmas Afternoon Tea Event Info