Roll up! Roll up! It’s time for the annual summer celebrations. We’ve listed some of the best Essex summer fairs, fetes, fun days and carnivals – all on a green near you!

July Events

Great Wakering Summer Extravaganza
Sat 8 July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Great Wakering Community Centre, Little Wakering, Southend, SS3
Start your summer off with a bang, come along to this fabulous summer event,. Indoor and outdoor stalls, bouncy castle, ice cream van, hot and cold food, fire engine for the kids. A fun day out in the village with proceeds supporting The British Heart Foundation.
www.facebook.com/events/1613224512313069

Broomfield Village Games and Fun Day
Sat 8 July 2017, 11.30am-3.00pm
158 Main Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7AH
Our favourite event of the year!!! Hoping to bring the Village together to join in the fun and activities of the day. There’s something for everyone – sports day fun, cream teas, music, food, dog competition and more. A fun family day.
www.facebook.com/events/236236850158532

Canvey Island Carnival & Festival
Sat 8 July 2017, 12.00pm-5.00pm
Thorney Bay Holiday Park & Labworth Field, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9NB
The carnival parade is free to enter. We ask only that you decorate yourselves, and your vehicle if you are entering one, as colourful and creatively as possible. The parade will start from Thorney Bay Holiday Park, setting off at 12.00 noon. The Festival of Fun takes place on the Labworth field from 12noon to 5.00pm. Featuring a variety of stalls, games, children’s rides and specialist cuisines there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
www.canveycarnival.co.uk

St Clare Hospice Summer Fun Day
Sat 8 July 2017, 1.00pm-6.00pm
The Link, Parsloe Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 5RT
This year’s Summer Fun Day is set to be the biggest one yet! Fun for all the family with a large variety of stalls, games, food, bouncy castles, cash prize raffle and our famous Tombola Stall. As well as entertainment including dancing, live music and much more.
www.facebook.com/events/126377584593774

Castle Point Show 2017
Sun 9 July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Waterside Farm Showground, Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 9RA
The Castle Point Show is the biggest event in Castle Point – the most popular with visitors and exhibitors alike and regularly attracts over 4,000 visitors and over 100 stall holders from within and outside the Castle Point area. It’s fun for all the family, with live music, a football tournament, craft stalls, classic cars, wildlife groups, bouncy castles and much more. Entry is only £1 for adults and children under the age of 16 are free.
www.castlepoint.gov.uk

Thorpe Hall School Summer Fair, Thorpe Bay
Sun 9 July 2017, 1.00pm-5.00pm
Wakering Road, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3RD
Fun for all the family. Rides, Bouncy Castles, Craft Tables, Donkey Rides, Orbs, Fair Games, Raffle, Refreshments.
www.facebook.com/events/146912282487021

Stanway Family Fun Day
Sat 15 July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Millers Lane, Colchester, CO3 0
Join Love Stanway on the 15th July for a great day of activities, games and lots of fun! Free BBQ (bring your own blanket).
www.facebook.com/events/388334904897292

Good Easter Village Fete 2017
Sat 15 July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Good Easter Sports Field, Chelmsford, CM1 4RS
Stalls, BBQ, Bar, Long distance bike rides, Cycle Show and much more.
www.facebook.com/events/327233331039516

Family Fun Day at Harwich Town Sailing Club
Sun 16 July 2017, 9.00am–5.00pm
Angel Gate, Harwich, CO12 3EJ
A day of beach and water based activities for all ages and abilities.
www.facebook.com/events/248547955625756

Artisan Summer Fair at Barleylands
Sun 16 July 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Barleylands Rd, Billericay CM11 2UD
Free to attend, and with over 50 craft studios to explore, demonstrations and extra exhibitors, it’s set to be a great day out. Highlights at Barleylands will include: Hazle’s Pottery Barn – ‘have a go’ at the potter’s wheel; Crafty Mack’s Wooden Gifts- hands on woodcraft taster sessions; Dewberry Boo – Create a message on a plaque; Mrs Florentine – new clothing collection and discounts; The Bon Bon Jar – fudge tasting; and external exhibitors and farmers’ market stalls.
www.barleylands.co.uk

North Weald Community Day 2017
Sun 16 July 2017, from 10.00am
North Weald Airfield, North Weald, Epping, Essex CM16 6HR
Aircraft on static display. General Aviation Fly-in of historic British aircraft including the Beagle Pup’s 50th Anniversary. Historic military vehicles and re-enactors. Classic Britis car and bike show. Community stalls and areana displays on the “village Green”. Morris Dancers and Pipe Band. Licensed Bars with Real Ale and Hog Roast. Farmers’ Sunday Market. Plus helicopter pleasure flights throughout the day £35 per person. Entry £6.00 per ticket Includes FREE rides and entertainment all day in the children’s Adventure Land.
www.visiteppingforest.org

Basildon Summer Funday
Sun 16 July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club, Mopsies Park, Timberlog Close, Basildon, Essex SS14 3
There will be bouncy castles, ice-cream van, slush machine, jacket potato trailer, face-painter, candyfloss machine, barbecue, scented wax, tarot reader and so much more! They will also be holding a charity raffle raising money for Great Ormond Street FREE ENTRY!
www.facebook.com/events/904381976367983

Barnston AFC Fun Day
Sun 16 July 2017, 12.00pm–5.00pm
High Easter Rd, Dunmow, Essex CM6
Come along to BAFC for a great day for all the family, food and drink games, events, tombola, bouncy castle/slide and much more.
www.barnstonafc.co.uk

Family Fun Day, Billericay
Sun 16 July 2017, 12.30pm–4.30pm
Lake Meadows, Billericay CM12 0DT
An afternoon of fun for all ages. Games including parachute, races, giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, hoop-la and much more. Bring a picnic and share in the fun. There is no charge to attend – just come and share in the fun. All under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. If wet or extremely windy this event will be held indoors at Queens Park Community Church.
www.facebook.com/events/1373423412735120

Glebe Fun Day at Glebe Community Hall
Sat 22 July 2017, 12.00pm-3.00pm
Glebe Ave, Braintree, Essex, CM7 5RB
Lots of fun, games and activities for your little ones. Also stalls to browse.
www.facebook.com/glebecommunityhallbraintree

Basildon & Pitsea Carnival Festival
Sat 22 July 2017, 12.00pm-6.00pm
Northlands Park, Felmores Road, Basildon SS13 1SD
Carnival and Festival held every July to provide a day of entertainment for the local community and to help raise the profile of many local groups and charities. Live entertainment all day. Partyman World, mega inflatables, stalls, learn about fishing, beer tent, drive a car, party pets, kids karts, donkeys and much more. Carnival Parade starts at Eversley Park at 1.00pm.
basildoncarnival.wordpress.com

Annual Summer Fete at Rush Green Community Centre
Sat 22 July 2017, 1.00pm-5.00pm
Rush Green Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 0LB
Bring along your family and friends for a fun day out. Fun for all the family with a tombola, bouncy castle, crafts, raffle, refreshments, face painting, hot food, café.
www.rgcasc.org/summer

Babyballet Picnic and Fun Day at Hardie Park
Mon 24 July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Hardie Road, Stanford le Hope SS17 0PB
Come and join us for our Babyballet Picnic at Hardie Park. We have such a magical day planned with lots of dancing and other exciting things: Trampolines, Soft Play Bus, Cakes, Glitter Tattoos, Face Painting, Balloons, Games, Pony Rides, and many more stalls. This day is free to attend so come along.
www.facebook.com/events/1922747644639372

Hopefield Kids Mega Fun Day
Sat 29 July 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 9
Come and join us for a whole day of fun at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary for our Kids Mega Fun Day. We have so much going on including:- Princess and Superhero Disco, Crazy Legs, A spectacular bubble show, Sand Art & Glitter Tattoos, FREE inflatables, Animal Handling, Kids Raffle, Tombola, Facepainting, Story Corner. Adult entry costs £5.00, kids £7.00 and under 3s FREE.
www.hopefield.org.uk

Canvey Family Funday
Sat 29 July 2017, 1.00pm-5.00pm
Canvey Skills Campus, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 9
An outdoor event with a variety of stall and attractions including: Ladies & Kids Clothing & Footwear; Jute Bags; Petting Zoo; Sweets; Inflatables ; Osborne Books; Drinks Bar & Hot Food.
www.facebook.com/events/1210637975698186

Harwich Sea Festival and Lifeboat Day
Sun 30 July 2017, 12.00pm–10.00pm
A fun day of events both on and off the water for all the family to enjoy.
www.harwichseafestival.co.uk

 

August Events

Summer Bounce Day at Hardie Park
Tues 1 August 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Hardie Road, Stanford le Hope SS17 0PB
Summer Holiday FUN diary dates each Tuesday on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd August 2017. Our Hardie Park summer bounce days.
www.facebook.com/events/171136406758600

Mega Fun Day at Garon Park
Wed 2 August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 4FA
We are pleased to announce our return to Garon Park every Wednesday in August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30th August. Join us for Mega Fun in the Sun with an array of inflatables including: Bouncy Castles Slides Fun Runs Activity Units Adventure Play Soft Play & More. Wristbands available on the day at £6 per child aged up to 11 years old, £4 for under 3s.
www.facebook.com/events/313323129119790

Mega Family Fun Day Leigh-On-Sea
Sat 5 August 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Edwards Hall School Macmurdo Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 5
Mega Camps would like to welcome you down to our Leigh-on-Sea venue for our fun filled afternoon of MEGA-ness! Junior Wristband – £5. Toddler Wristband – £3. Adult Entry – £1 (Payment upon arrival). Other activities available.
www.facebook.com/events/1855350351452252

Pegasus Summer Party
Sat 5 August 2017, 7.30pm-12midnight
Pegasus Country Club, Herd Lane, Stanford le Hope SS17 9BJ
DJ Haydon Perry, BBQ, magic selfie mirror, face painter, kids colouring corner & selected alcoholic drinks will be sold at a reduced price. Members free entry/non- members £2. Kids free entry.
www.facebook.com/events/857147384434599

Mega Summer Fun Days at Promenade Park
Tues 8 August 2017, 11.00m-3.00pm
Maldon, CM9 5
We are pleased to announce our return to Maldon’s Promenade Park every Tuesday on the 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August. Join us for Mega Fun in the Sun with an array of inflatables including: Bouncy Castles Slides Fun Runs Activity Units Adventure Play Soft Play & More. Wristbands available on the day at £6 per child aged up to 11 years old, £4 for under 3s.
www.facebook.com/events/449299248764388

Summer Bounce Day at Hardie Park
Tues 8 August 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Hardie Road, Stanford le Hope SS17 0PB
Summer Holiday FUN diary dates each Tuesday on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd August 2017. Our Hardie Park summer bounce days.
www.facebook.com/events/171136406758600

Mega Fun Day at Garon Park
Wed 9 August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 4FA
We are pleased to announce our return to Garon Park every Wednesday in August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30th August. Join us for Mega Fun in the Sun with an array of inflatables including: Bouncy Castles Slides Fun Runs Activity Units Adventure Play Soft Play & More. Wristbands available on the day at £6 per child aged up to 11 years old, £4 for under 3s.
www.facebook.com/events/313323129119790

Hadleigh Methodist Church Summer Fete
Sat 12 August 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Hadleigh, Benfleet SS7 2PG
Lots of stalls with hand-made items & fun stuff for the kids. Bouncy Castle, BBQ & Refreshments.
www.facebook.com/events/828304127334008

Community Fun Day at Belhus Woods Country Park
Sat 12 August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Romford Road, Aveley, South Ockendon, Thurrock, RM15 4
Join us for our fantastic family friendly Community Fun Day at Belhus Woods Country Park. Now in its second year, this event is promising to be bigger and better than ever. Entry for the public is FREE and those coming by car can park all day in our designated event carpark for just £2. Of course our Visitor Centre and Cafe will be open as usual, but you may also want to try some delicious slow cooked burgers from Scoff and Nosh Catering, some tasty sweets from The Sweet Tooth or some luxury coffee from Mr Beans coffee van.
www.visitparks.co.uk/events

KECC Summer Sizzler 2017, Laindon
Sat 12 August 2017, 12.00pm-5.00pm
King Edward Community Centre King Edward Road, SS15 6GY Laindon
Join us at King Edward centre for our annual Summer Sizzler! Craft Stalls, Bouncy Castle, BBQ, Mascots, Live Demos, Food & Drink.
www.facebook.com/events/1535333319816170

Greyhound Walks Charity Dog Show & Family Fun Day
Sun 13 August 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Great Notley Country Park, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS
The 10th annual Greyhound Walks Dog Show. Two dog shows running across 4 rings. Wide range of stalls & activities. Dedicated children’s entertainers. FREE entry – £5 to park all day.
www.greyhoundwalks.co.uk

Mega Summer Fun Days at Promenade Park
Tues 15 August 2017, 11.00m-3.00pm
Maldon, CM9 5
We are pleased to announce our return to Maldon’s Promenade Park every Tuesday on the 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August. Join us for Mega Fun in the Sun with an array of inflatables including: Bouncy Castles Slides Fun Runs Activity Units Adventure Play Soft Play & More. Wristbands available on the day at £6 per child aged up to 11 years old, £4 for under 3s.
www.facebook.com/events/449299248764388

Summer Bounce Day at Hardie Park
Tues 15 August 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Hardie Road, Stanford le Hope SS17 0PB
Summer Holiday FUN diary dates each Tuesday on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd August 2017. Our Hardie Park summer bounce days.
www.facebook.com/events/171136406758600

Mega Fun Day at Garon Park
Wed 16 August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 4FA
We are pleased to announce our return to Garon Park every Wednesday in August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30th August. Join us for Mega Fun in the Sun with an array of inflatables including: Bouncy Castles Slides Fun Runs Activity Units Adventure Play Soft Play & More. Wristbands available on the day at £6 per child aged up to 11 years old, £4 for under 3s.
www.facebook.com/events/313323129119790

Summer splash in aid of Ella’s Wish at Garon Park
Fri 18 August 2017, 12.00pm-8.00pm
Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 4FA
Come along and relax at our fantastic splash, a day of water, music, inflatables and a free BBQ, All included in the price. £5.00 per child, £2.50 per adult. Pools available for all ages.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/get-the-kids-out

Southend SummerCare Carnival 2017
Sat 19 August 2017, starts at 6.45pm from Southchurch Park
Southend Seafront (best viewing point is City Beach)
Attracting around 20,000 people to Southend seafront with over 60 floats and acts, the Southend SummerCare Carnival Procession is one of the largest in the UK. The carnival procession includes colourful floats, exciting acts, dancers, bands, big costumes and much more.
www.southendcarnivalevents.org.uk

Essex Wildlife Trust Summer Fair at the Hornchurch Country Park
Sun 20 August 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Squadrons Approach, Ingrebourne Valley, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6DF
Back for another year, great fun for all the family, fantastic day out for Dog lovers as the dogs show is one of a kind, live bands, beer tents and lots more, be prepared for a busy day.
www.essexwt.org.uk

Mega Summer Fun Days at Promenade Park
Tues 22 August 2017, 11.00m-3.00pm
Maldon, CM9 5
We are pleased to announce our return to Maldon’s Promenade Park every Tuesday on the 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August. Join us for Mega Fun in the Sun with an array of inflatables including: Bouncy Castles Slides Fun Runs Activity Units Adventure Play Soft Play & More. Wristbands available on the day at £6 per child aged up to 11 years old, £4 for under 3s.
www.facebook.com/events/449299248764388

Summer Bounce Day at Hardie Park
Tues 22 August 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Hardie Road, Stanford le Hope SS17 0PB
Summer Holiday FUN diary dates each Tuesday on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd August 2017. Our Hardie Park summer bounce days.
www.facebook.com/events/171136406758600

Mega Fun Day at Garon Park
Wed 23 August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 4FA
We are pleased to announce our return to Garon Park every Wednesday in August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30th August. Join us for Mega Fun in the Sun with an array of inflatables including: Bouncy Castles Slides Fun Runs Activity Units Adventure Play Soft Play & More. Wristbands available on the day at £6 per child aged up to 11 years old, £4 for under 3s.
www.facebook.com/events/313323129119790

Mega Summer Fun Days at Promenade Park
Tues 29 August 2017, 11.00m-3.00pm
Maldon, CM9 5
We are pleased to announce our return to Maldon’s Promenade Park every Tuesday on the 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August. Join us for Mega Fun in the Sun with an array of inflatables including: Bouncy Castles Slides Fun Runs Activity Units Adventure Play Soft Play & More. Wristbands available on the day at £6 per child aged up to 11 years old, £4 for under 3s.
www.facebook.com/events/449299248764388

Mega Fun Day at Garon Park
Wed 30 August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 4FA
We are pleased to announce our return to Garon Park every Wednesday in August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30th August. Join us for Mega Fun in the Sun with an array of inflatables including: Bouncy Castles Slides Fun Runs Activity Units Adventure Play Soft Play & More. Wristbands available on the day at £6 per child aged up to 11 years old, £4 for under 3s.
www.facebook.com/events/313323129119790