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What's On at Essex Parks - October

Thameside Nature Park, SS17 0RN

1st October

If you have always wanted to lie in a hammock, whittle your own stick for roasting marshmallows, strike a fire lighter, build a den or hunt for mini beasts then a Thameside Wild Weekend is just for you! £7 per child

Running Wild Wild Forest, Brentwood, CM15 0LA 8th October Introducing Running Wild, a fundraising event with a difference! Held at the award-winning Nuclear Races Wild Forest site, you will spend 90 minutes climbing over, crawling through and jumping across some crazy obstacles, before finishing in style with the famous 20-foot Deathslide into a lake! Registration is completely free if you agree to raise a minimum of £100 for Essex Wildlife Trust. Family Forest School Danbury Country Park, Chelmsford, CM3 4AW 8th October

Create lasting memories around the campfire, explore the native flora and fauna, swing in a hammock, challenge yourself to the rope ladder or just chill by the stream. Booking is essential. £10 for the first child, £6 for siblings. Adults and under 18 months free if accompanied by a paying child.

The Walled Gardens Bedfords Park, Romford, RM4 1QL

9th October

A day to celebrate our Orchard and Apples. produce for sale, Apple Juice bottled and being juiced. Apple ID from an Apple expert. Craft Stalls and Children's activities.

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 4LR

13th October

“Shinrin-Yoku" or forest bathing is the practice of spending time in the forest for better health, happiness and a sense of calm. A slow and sensory walk through the woods using mindfulness, meditation, and breathing exercises. £15 per person. Call 01702 477467 or drop in to book

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

14th October

Throw yourself back to times when you had not a care in the world and life was there to just live, with some of the most amazing music ever. Tickets from £35

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

15th October

22nd October

Lower Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1UW

This incredible event will feature; giant Oktoberfest tent, 2 pint Steins of Bier, live Oompah bands, DJs, VIP tables. Tickers from £12.50

Autumn Wreath Making Thames Chase, Upminster, RM14 3NS 16th October A wonderful opportunity to get crafty and you’ll come away from the session with your Autumn wreath made from natural materials to last the season. 1pm - 3pm. Booking essential 01708 642970, £40


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