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What's On at Essex Parks - August

What's on at Essex Parks this month!

Hylands Park, Chelmsford

9th August, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Grab your picnic blankets & join The Mum Club South Essex for our first Picnic in the Park in the stunning setting of Hylands Park, Chelmsford. All mums, mums-to-be, bumps, babies and toddlers welcome. As its the school holidays older children can come along too. Tickets include individual brunch picnic box, fruit juice and TMC goodie bag.

Danbury Country Park, Chelmsford, CM3 4AW

10th, 17th, 24th August, 11am - 2pm

Meet on the meadow at Danbury Country Park for some child-led free play in the great outdoors, run by the Essex Country Parks Outdoor Learning Team.

Books in the Park

11st August

Weald Country Park - 1.30pm - 3.30pm

The mobile library will be at these Essex Country Parks. Come and hear The Gruffalo and Stickman by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, before (or after) you explore the themed trails in the parks. Storytimes at 10.30am and 11.30am at Thorndon Park and at 2pm and 3pm at Weald Park.



Parsonage Farm, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, CM15 0LA

9th August, 12pm - 1.30pm (kids only)

11th August, 10.30am - 12pm (family session)

Bushcraft survival skills with a qualified instructor. Includes fire lighting, shelter building, basic navigational skills, games and more.

£18.99 per child

Rainham Marshes, Purfleet, RM19 1SZ

14th August, 11am - 1pm

We’ll look for butterflies, dragonflies, bees and many more.

Non member adult £12.50, non member child £6.50

Adult member £10.50, child member £4.50

Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, CM3 8ET

17th and 30th August, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Set out on an interactive storytelling adventure around the garden with extraordinary storyteller Mike Dodsworth

Free, garden admission applies

Castle Park, Colchester

20th - 21st August

Enjoy the Great British BBQ Competition and Steak Cook-Off World-class BBQ and fire Jockeys demonstrating the magic of BBQ. Eat your way around the world with our award-winning street food Exhibitors. Live music throughout the day with rides and entertainment for the kids.

Adults £16, Children over 5 £5

Belfairs Woods,

24th August, 7pm - 9pm

Join Faith and her team from Imperial Bird of Prey Academy for an evening of owls at Belfairs. The team will be flying owls in the Centre! Book at the Centre or call 01702 477467. £9 per person.

Be sure to check back next month for more great Essex events!


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