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What's On at Essex Parks - December

Abberton Reservoir, CO2 0EU

3rd December Weave your own wreath from willow and decorate it with natural materials! The wreath making will take place outdoors in the shelter. This event is for those age 5+. £25 per child

The Naze, CO13 8LE

3rd December

Come along to The Naze to discover why the cliffs are so special. Learn about The Naze geology and where to find fossils before heading out on a group fossil hunt. £3 per person

Colchester Castle Park, CO1 1UD

4th December

Join in the fun on Sunday 4th December as we welcome hundreds of Santas for a 3km or 5km funrun around the park. Adults £10 Children £7.50.

Thames Chase, RM14 3NS

4th and 11th December

There is much to see during this special seasonal walk, with carols and poems to share as we make our way around the paths. Learn some of the folklore stories associated with the trees and traditions which make them special in our land. Suitable for ages 4 years and over £6 per individual or £20 for a family of 4

Priory Park, SS2 6ND

10th and 11th December

Join us this December to meet Father Christmas in person, along with lots of festive fun in the historic setting of Prittlewell Priory. £15

Festive Sing-a-Long & Christmas Market

The Hub, Hadleigh Park, SS7 2PP

10th December

Pick up locally crafted gifts and treat at the christmas market from 12pm to 4pm. A festive sing-a-long with the Hadleigh Temple Salvation Army Band from 3pm.

Bedfords Park, RM4 1QH

10th December

Use clay and other natural materials to create and learn about the animals we see (and don't see) in winter. £7 per child

Belfairs, SS9 4LF

17th, 18th, 22nd December

We're inviting you to our crafty workshop; create Christmas decorations and natural crafts and receive a small gift from Santa himself. £12 per child

Priory Park, SS2 6ND

18th December

A community carol concert on the Southend Bandstand. Free

Thameside, SS17 0RN

17th, 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd December

Your visit will include exclusive group time with Mother Christmas, who will pass on an exciting Christmas gift, craft making, a Christmas Trail and toasting merry marshmallows as well as a complimentary hot drink at the Nature Discovery Centre.£10 per child. Under 2's are free.

Highwoods Country Park

21st December

Join us in the woods for a morning of fun, making winter wreaths form natural material found in the woodland. Suitable for age 4+. £5.50 per child

Hyde Hall, CM3 8RA

Until 30th December

Enjoy an unmissable after dark spectacle of lights at RHS Garden Hyde Hall this festive season. See the garden in breathtaking beauty and follow spectacular displays lighting a brand new route. Members from £7.95. Non-members from £12.95

Hylands Estate, CM2 8FS Until 31st December

Colchester Castle Park CO1 1UD Until 1st January

Magical illumination for all the family. The grounds will be transformed into an awe-inspiring outdoor trail of discovery filling the beautiful landscape with a series of mesmerising light installations and interactive fun.


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