It’s time to treat the man in your life to a fun day out at one these special Father’s Day events taking place in Essex. From classic cars to afternoon tea, we’ve rounded up the best dad-friendly events that the whole family can enjoy.

Father’s Day Events in Essex 2018

Super Dads Go Free at Marsh Farm
Sat 16 & Sun 17 June 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP
Superdads and their little superheroes can enjoy a super day out at Marsh Farm this Fathers Day weekend. Meet Superhero characters. Take part in the Superhero Trail and claim your sticker. Superhero Disco. Make your Superhero Mask in Arts & Crafts Cabin. Come dressed as your favourite Superhero and take part in the best-dressed Superhero Parade. PLUS all the fun of Marsh Farm.
Cost: Online (2 Years +) £11.25 + 1 FREE ticket for Dad! On The Door (2 Years +) £13.75 + 1 FREE ticket for Dad! Under 2s go FREE.

Father’s Day at Audley End Railway
Sat 16 & Sun 17 June 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JB
Spoil your Dad with a day out at the Audley End Miniature Railway! Take an exciting train ride through the Estate Woodland, find the Fairies and Elves in the Enchanted Woodland Walk and also make your special Dad a Father’s Day craft! Each Father will also receive a special gift on arrival!
Cost: £11 adults and children aged 2-16, carers and under 2s FREE. Booking recommended.

Father’s Day Classic Car Show at Epping Ongar Railway
Sun 17 June 2018, from 9.30am
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN
The first of two one day classic car shows. Not just for Fathers! Anyone who loves steam and diesel locomotives and buses will have a great day. The Railway is expecting an eclectic mix of some 70 classics, sports cars and other vehicles on the field at North Weald Station.
Cost: Adult £14, Concession £13, Child £7, Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £36

Father’s Day MotorFest at Barleylands
Sun 17 June 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Around every corner, Father’s Day goers can expect to find those little-unexpected touches that truly make it a special day out. Whether it’s a display of Classic / Custom / Vintage Cars & Bikes, a singalong with the Bombshells, Donkey rides, Fairground rides, pop-up performances, or shopping on some of the Modern to vintage market stands, it’s guaranteed that there is something to put a smile on the faces of grown-ups and not-so-grown-ups alike!
Cost: Early Bird Offer – Dad gets in free with any other ticket holder. Adult £10.99, Child 10-15 years £7.99, Under 10s Free, Family ticket (Dads go free + 1 adult & 2 children) £22.99. Note* tickets on the gate will cost more.

Day for Dads at Stow Maries Aerodrome
Sun 17 June 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Hackman’s Lane, Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6RJ
Taking place on the day before Fathers Day. Bring your Dad to the site and enjoy Dawn Patrol’s model aircraft flying, make a chip cone rocket, take a wildlife walk or even visit the Dengie 100 Radio Club. We will have a BBQ and bar on site too as well as our welcoming Mess.
Cost: Adults £10, Children FREE

Open Day at the Gunpowder Mills
Sun 17 June 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Enjoy a relaxing Sunday at the Royal Gunpowder Mills with 20% off the standard admission fee for selected Sundays. For families, there will be the fantastic Mad Lab show delighting children of all ages where Professor Nitrate creates chaos setting of bangs, crashes and fizzes! Join the Professor’s assistant each Sunday and get hands-on with the activity of the day – Get a taster of what’s to come during Professor Nitrate’s Summer of Science!
Cost: 20% off the standard admission fee

Father’s Day at Lee Valley Park Farms
Sun 17 June 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF
Treat the man in your life this Father’s Day to a jam-packed day of family fun activities at Lee Valley Park Farm. Learn about the farm animals, explore outdoor activities and take a break in the café for a bite to eat. The best part is Dads go FREE!
Cost: £10.00 per person, Under 2s and dads go FREE

Father’s Day at Old MacDonald’s Farm
Sun 17 June 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5AY
Enjoy the fun of the farm this Father’s Day. Make a special Father’s Day gift. Dads get a free cup of tea when they visit the farm café.
Cost: Online from – Adult (over 16) £14, Child £13, Family (2+3) £52.00), Under 2s FREE.

Blackwater Country Show, Maldon
Sun 17 June 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4RB
The show promotes the countryside and countryside pursuits and is an exciting, learning and interactive experience for everyone. Many areas of the Show are about The Great Outdoors, taking part, getting active and having fun! Be inspired by the wealth of activities, demonstrations and attractions that we have on the day.
Cost: On the gate – Adult £9, Child £4, Family (2 adults + 2 children 3-16 years) £23. Discounts when booked in advance.

Classic Cars for Father’s Day at Audley End
Sun 17 June 2018, 11.00am-5.00pm
Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF
Rev your engines this Father’s Day and treat Dad to a charming collection of classic cars on display at Audley End. Put your pedal to the metal and discover what it takes to take care of your dream motor. Suitable for 0 – 60 and beyond!
Cost: £18.10 adult, £10.90 child 5-15 years, £16.30 cons, £47.10 family ticket, English Heritage Members FREE

Father’s Day Tea at the Museum of Power
Sun 17 June 2018, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Hatfield Road, Langford, Essex, CM9 6QA
Afternoon Tea sittings at 2.00pm and 3.30pm. Alternatively, why not opt for a Cheese or Ham Ploughman’s Lunch £7.95 or Cheese and Ham Ploughman’s for £8.95. Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides. ‘Astaria’ model village OPEN. ‘Marshall’ the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil/diesel engines will not be running.
Cost: Adult £13.95 Children £7.95.FREE entry for Father’s. Prior booking required 2.00pm to 3.30pm 01621 843183 ask for Tea Room. Out of hours call Clare Tel: 07535 458504.


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