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Summer Holiday Events - 1st - 7th August

1st - 31st August

The Explore Essex summer trail starts this week! Turn your kids into mini explorers. Follow the route (loosely marked in the booklets), chase through trees, linger around the lakes and zoom across the meadows.

Belhus Woods, South Ockendon, RM15 4XJ

Great Notley, Braintree, CM77 7FS

Weald Country Park, Brentwood, CM14 5QS

Pick up a trail booklet from the café for just £2


Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6ND

2nd August (and every Tuesday in August)

11.30am -1.30pm, 2.30pm - 4.30pm or Full Day sessions

Half Day - £9.00 or £6 for baby/toddler area (3 and under)

Full Day - £15 or £10 for baby/toddler area

£1 adult entry


Thameside, SS17 0RN

2nd August, 2pm - 4pm

An afternoon of mad experiments, making some slime to take home. Suitable for children 5+. Child £7


Thorndon, CM13 3RZ

3rd August, 10am - 12pm

Learn how to build a den and how to use a flint and steel, before toasting a snack on the fire

Suitable for ages 5+. Child £7


Promenade Park, Maldon

3rd August (and every Wednesday in August)

11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

An action packed inflatable fun day assault courses, activity units, bouncy castles, slides and fun runs! Book online £8.50 per child, adults £1.50, under 2's free with a full paying sibling

On the day - £10 per child, adults £2.50


Summer Holiday Activities at Hadleigh Park

Hadleigh Park, Benfleet, SS7 2PP

2nd August, 10.30am - 11.30am - Fun Family Fitness

3rd August, 10.30am - 12.30pm - Outdoor Games

4th August, 10.30am - 12.30pm - Animal Trail and Small Farm Animals

Free, no booking required


Belfairs, SS9 4LR

4th August, 10am - 12pm

Forest fun sessions for children aged 5 plus. Settle into our woodland explorer's session, structured activities for all the family to enjoy, exploring the woodlands and learning about nature. Child £7


Langdon, SS16 6EJ

4th August, 2pm - 3.30pm

Join us for an afternoon of stories, play and crafts themed around a well-loved story. Suitable for 5s and under accompanied by an adult. Child £7


Essex Wildlife Trust Fingringhoe Wick, Colchester, CO5 7DN

7th August

10.30am - 12pm

Join our Ranger for a guided walk exploring the seasonal highlights the reserve has to offer.

An informal ramble: we will talk about anything and everything that we see or you ask about.

Booking Essential Please

Donation £4 per person, £8 family



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