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What's On at Essex Parks - June

Check out these events happening across parks, playgrounds and nature reserves this month. We have something for for adults, children and dog friendly Essex Events too.

Thameside Nature Discovery Centre, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0RN

28th May - 5th June 2022

Follow the self-led trail.Drop into the Nature Discovery Centre anytime between 10am - 4pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Maps will be provided on entry and a small prize can be claimed at the end.

£3 per person

Prittlewell Priory, Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6NB

Wednesday 25th - Sunday 5th June 2022

Circus Zyair is proud to present a colourful and action packed hour and a half show with high energy acts from all over the world.

Tickets £12.99 per person

RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, CM3 8ET

Take a peek into the secret life of bees with a week of fun activities at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Superbees discovery trail - Saturday 28 May – Sunday 5 June, 10am – 5pm, self-led trail

Sunflower seed planting - Monday 30th May - requires pre-booking

Storytelling adventures - Tuesday 31st May

Craft workshop - Thursday 2nd June

Garden admission applies - Adults £12.95, Children 5 - 16 £6.55

Promenade Park, Maldon, CM9 5JQ

Monday 30th May - Sunday 5th June 2022, 11am - 7pm, open til 10pm on Saturday 4th June

Lovingly restored fairground rides and attractions dating from the 1890s to the 1960s at this vintage funfair

Free entry to fair, buy tokens for rides

Free fireworks at 9pm on Saturday 4th June

Prittlewell Priory, Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6NB

Thursday 2nd June 2022, 11am - 3pm

Cream tea will be in a box and can be eaten at the visitor centre or taken away.

Jubilee themed children's craft activity is included.

Tickets: £9 per person, Prebooking required

Prittlewell Priory, Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6NB

Each day of the bank holiday will see a range of musical entertainment at the Priory Park bandstand.

Thursday 2nd - Jubilee Festival of Brass will run from between 1-6pm.

Friday 3rd - The Famous Potatoes will perform from 3-4.30pm

Saturday 4th - Community Choir Southend Vox between 3-4.30pm

Sunday 5th - The Show Choir from 3-4.30pm

Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve, Grange Farm Lane, Chigwell, IG7 6DP

Friday 3rd June 2022, 10am - 12pm

Discover, play and explore before toasting a snack on the fire. Suitable for children aged 3 - 10.

£7 per child

Advanced booking essential

Hanningfield Reservoir Nature Discovery Centre Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, CM11 1WT

Sunday 5th June 2022, 10am-12pm

Search for brilliant bugs in the grass using grass nets and in the woods using pots and sieves. Make your own hanging bug hotel to take home for your garden. This is an event for 5-10 year olds.

£7 per child.

Booking essential.

RSPB Wallasea Island, Rochford SS4 2H

Saturday 18th June 2022, 10.30am to 1pm

A walk around the lagoons and grasslands to find some of the many birds breeding on Wallasea taking advantage of the varied habitats provided.

£5.50 - £6.50

Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve , Tiptree, CO5 0PT

Wednesday 22nd June 2022, 7pm - 9pm

Walk led by two local experts who know the heath and its heathland flora well, and will help find many different species.

£3 per person

Thorndon Nature Discovery Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ

Saturday 25 June 2022, 10am - 12pm

Join Essex Wildlife Trust in the woods for Forest Fun for Neurodiverse children (Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, OCD, Anxiety, etc.). Learn some bushcraft skills, do some natural arts and crafts, and go for a nature walk all with the guidance of the Outdoor Learning Officer on site.

For neorodiverse children only from ages 5-16.

£7 per child

Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, CM77 8PD

Saturday 25th June 2022 - 10:30am - 5:00pm Essex Book Festival presents Midsummer Madness at Cressing Temple Barns, as part of the Summer of Culture 2022. Join Essex Book Festival for a magical day of author events (for the young and the young at heart), dragons, fairies, storytelling, live music and theatre, den-building and a mud-kitchen.

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


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