Top local listings for June events in Essex that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families!

Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do.  You can add to our list of June events in Essex by visiting our Add Event page.

 

June Events in Essex

 

Events: Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June 2017

May Half-Term Activities at Hadleigh Park
Sat 27 May – Sun 4 June 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP
The whole family can get active this half term with lots to do out and around the park, from Dinosaur Trails to Family Survival, we are even launching our Kayaking sessions on the water! Book now to avoid missing out!
hadleigh-park.co.uk
Cost: Various, depending on activity

May Half Term at RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Sat 27 May – Sun 4 June 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
Join in fun art and craft sessions where you can make exciting things to take home such as bug hotels, cress caterpillars, bug masks and a jam-jar wormery. Come and celebrate all things that creep and crawl!
www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall
Cost: Normal garden admission aplies, plus £2 for arts & craft activities and £3 for face painting

Kings and Queens at Audley End
Mon 29 May – Thurs 1 June 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF
Put on a right royal welcome at Audley End as we teach you to avoid the pitfalls of palace life and impress your regal rulers. Uncover the ultimate curtsey, bow like a pro, and entertain without being a fool. Find out how to be the King’s right hand man or the Queen’s favourite lady in waiting at this school for novice nobles. Get it wrong and it’ll be off with your head!
www.english-heritage.org.uk
Cost: £17.50 adult, £11.50 child 5-15 years, £15.80 cons, £45.50 family ticket, English Heritage Members FREE

Little Farmers Half Term Week at Barleylands
Mon 29 May – Fri 2 June 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Get yourself into gear and head over to Barleylands this May half term where there’s a lot going on that’s a little bit different! Barleylands Farm Park’s smallest visitors can be just like mum and dad when they get behind the wheel of one of the attractions’ mini Landrovers and take a drive around a specially designed 4×4 mini off-road course. On top of this, there will be extra farming activities and butter making, scarecrow making with daily competitions and animal petting. Learn how to make and take home your very own butter in our Farm Kitchen and discover all about our goats and miniature donkeys!
www.barleylands.co.uk
Cost: Adult £12, Child £11

Victorian Days at the Gunpowder Mills
Tues 30 May – Sun 4 June 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Step back in time at the Royal Gunpowder Mills this May Half Term and join us to explore life in Victorian times!  Experience Victorian science in Professor Nitrate’s Mad Lab and discover our Victorian pharmacy where you can stir up your very own concoction.  Try your hand at making a Zoetrope to amaze your family and friends. Learn about Morse code, make your own skipping rope, make a tea set, have fun with marble games and much more!  Try our popular outdoor games arena to experience the games children played in Victorian times such as Hoopla, Quioits, the coconut shy and skittles!
www.royalgunpowdermills.com
Cost: Adult £10.50, child £8.50, Conc (over 60 or full-time student) £9.00, Family tickets from £24.75

Dinosaur Discovery at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Thurs 1 June 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Are dinosaurs really extinct? Explore the woods and search for the land that time forgot. Beware of the Velociraptors! This event is for 4-8 year olds, children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child, booking essential

Den Building at Fingringhoe Wick Visitors Centre
Thurs 1 June 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DW
Could you survive overnight in the woods? Have a go at building a sturdy den in our woodland!
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/fingringhoe-wick
Cost: £6.00 per child

Merlins Bird Watching Club for Young at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Thurs 1 June 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
Named after the Merlin engines that once powered RAF Hornchurch’s Spitfires. Armed with binoculars, bird guide and notepad (all provided) join Brenda our birdwatching guide to spot, observe and identify the bird life of Hornchurch Country Park.  Suitable for 8 year olds + (unaccompanied).  Also every Thursday in the school holidays and once a month on Saturdays during term time.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 donation in advance per child siblings £4.

Spring Bugs at Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir
Thurs 1 June 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
Come for a ramble around the reserve and search for some spring bugs. All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 01206 738172.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir
Cost: £6.00 requested donation per child. Booking essential.

Creative Crafters – The Great Outdoors at Chelmsford Museum
Thurs 1 June 2017, four sessions between 10.30am and 3.30pm
Oaklands Park, Moulsham St, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ
Come along to our Plant Pot Pets themed craft session for school aged children. Children can get creative and transform a flower pot into their favourite animal, then get planting. Suitable for children aged between 5 to 10 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.chelmsford.gov.uk
Cost: £3 per child

Star Wars Jedi Master Training at Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre
Thurs 1 June 2017, 10.30am-12.00pm & 12.00pm-1.30pm
Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Grays, Thurrock, Essex, RM16 6RW
Train to be a Jedi Master, practice your light saber skills in Star Wars nurf wars. Use the force, Chewbacca archery and try our obstacle course.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/chafford-gorges
Cost: £6.00 per child

Pond Dipping at Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir
Thurs 1 June 2017, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
Come and explore the depths of our ponds. All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 01206 738172.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir
Cost: £6.00 requested donation per child. Booking essential.

Campfire Cooking at Fingringhoe Wick Visitors Centre
Thurs 1 June 2017, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DW
Join us for a fun afternoon cooking both sweet and savoury treats over an open fire. AGE 5+ PLEASE INFORM US OF ANY FOOD ALLERGIES
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/fingringhoe-wick
Cost: £6.00 per child

Pirate Crafts at Thameside Nature Park
Thurs 1 June 2017 1.30pm-3.30pm
Mucking Wharf Road, Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS17 0RN
Oohh arrrhh me hearties! Why not come to Thameside Nature Park and have a go at some pirate crafts?! Crafts to include mini treasure boxes, pirate ships and masks (subject to availability). Booking is essential for this event, children must be accompanied, this is a self-led event.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/thurrock-thameside
Cost: £5 donation per child

Soft Archery at Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre
Thurs 1 June 2017, 2.00pm – 3.15pm
Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Grays, Thurrock, Essex, RM16 6RW
Come and try your hand at archery. Perfect activity for the whole family. All equipment supplied. No experience required. Loads of different games to play.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/chafford-gorges
Cost: £6.00 per child

Woodland Pirates at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Thurs 1 June 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
Join us aboard the pirate ship in the woods to set sail on an adventure to find the buried treasure chest.  Find the items on a scavenger hunt, make small boats and rafts and make a pirate boy or girl to take home.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 donation in advance per child siblings £4.

Family Fun for Under 5s at Fingringhoe Wick Visitors Centre
Fri 2 June 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DW
Child led play in our lovely woodland. Climb ropes, get messy with mud, make music in the woods.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/fingringhoe-wick
Cost: £6.00 per child

Family Fishing at Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre
Fri 2 June 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm, 12.00pm-2.00pm, and 2.00pm-4.00pm
Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Grays, Thurrock, Essex, RM16 6RW
Learn the art of fishing…..All equipment is provided but if you have your own feel free to bring it along, Children over the age of 12 will need a 1 day license from the post office.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/chafford-gorges
Cost: £7.00 per child

Little Badgers – Parent and Toddler Group at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Fri 2 June 2017, 10.30am-12.00pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
Every Tuesday and Friday (incl. School Holidays). Indoor and outdoor fun for toddlers and pre-schoolers with their parents and carers; woodland play, stories, learning through play and exploration. A different theme each week.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 donation in advance per child per session. Siblings £4. SPECIAL OFFER Book 6 sessions for the price of 5 if booked and paid together.

Dinosaur Trail at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park
Fri 2 June 2017 11.00am-3.00pm
Mucking Wharf Road, Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS17 0RN
Come and follow our dinosaur trail around the park at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park – how many dinosaur clues can you find? Drop in any time between 11am – 3pm and pick up a trail guide from the Visitor Centre. Suitable for children aged 4+
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/thurrock-thameside
Cost: £1 donation per trail

Pond Dipping at Fingringhoe Wick Visitors Centre
Fri 2 June 2017, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DW
Come and see what’s wriggling in the depths! What will you catch? Donation £6 per child, children must be accompanied. Booking essential.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/fingringhoe-wick
Cost: £6.00 per child

Wild Evening Out at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Fri 2 June 2017, 8.00pm-10.00pm
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Enjoy an evening on the reserve learning about nocturnal Wildlife, including bat detecting, small mammal trapping and pond dipping. Booking essential.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child, children need to be accompanied by an adult. This event is suitable for 6+ years. Please bring a torch.

Family Bat Walk at Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre
Fri 2 June 2017, 9.00pm-10.30pm
Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Grays, Thurrock, Essex, RM16 6RW
Come along and learn about the bats that call Chafford Gorges their home. We will be taking a walk on the wild side to spot our furry friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/chafford-gorges
Cost: £6.00 per child

Make It at Chelmsford Museum
Sat 3 June 2017, all day
Oaklands Park, Moulsham St, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ
Join artists at our special family activity day. Carve your own sculpture, make clay pots or create a fabric collage.
www.chelmsford.gov.uk
Cost: £3 per person, family of 4 £10, Under 2s FREE

Wildlife & Country Fair at Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir
Sat 3 June 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
A fun day for all the family. Come along to our annual Wildlife & Country Fair. A fun-packed day including arena displays, exhibitors and stalls, food and drink, children’s activities, birds of prey and much more. No booking required; all profits go towards the work of Essex Wildlife Trust. 01206 738172.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir
Cost: £2 per adult; £1 per child

Pony Days at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Sat 3 June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sawyers Hall Farm, Sawyers Hall Ln, Brentwood CM15 9BZ
If your child loves ponies and are keen to increase their knowledge and confidence around them, then this is the place to be on a Saturday! Hopefield Pony Days are taking place on the first Saturday of every month from April-Sept, book now to avoid disappointment. 4 hours of interactive and educational fun, including feeding, grooming, mucking out and general duties of owning a pony. Includes: A FREE Hopefield t-shirt to wear on the day; Certificate; Rosette; and lunch. For ages 5+ (Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult for the duration).
www.hopefield.org.uk
Cost: £35 per child. Booking essential

Build a Bat Box at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Sat 3 June 2017, 2.00pm-3.00pm or 3.00pm-4.00pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
Come along to make a bat box to put up in your garden or donate to the country park.  All materials and tools provided.  Boxes limited so book early to avoid disappointment.  
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per box in advance

Wind in the Willows Family Trail at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Sun 4 June 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Mr Toad and his friends have lost some of their things in the woods. Can you work out what each of them has lost?
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: Trail sheets £2 per child.

Woofs & Walkies Dog Show at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Sun 4 June 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
A fun day out for the whole family. Trade & Charity stalls, Refreshment, Photographer, Groomers, Vets. In aid of Romford Greyhound Rehoming. Registration for Dog show from 11.00am. Cutest Puppy, Junior Handler, Best in Show, Best Trick, Best Rescue, Prettiest Bitch, Waggiest Tail, Handsomest Dog, Most Appealing Eyes, Best Veteran, Dog the judge would like to take home, Best Fancy Dress, Scruffiest Dog, For any enquiries please contact photos.rgoa@hotmail.co.uk
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £1.50 per class entry fee

Brambly Hedge Afternoon Tea Party at Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir
Sun 4 June 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU
Join Essex Wildlife Trust for a Brambly Hedge afternoon tea party. Take part in Brambly Hedge themed activities. Enjoy an afternoon tea party in our marquee. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL. 01206 738172.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir
Cost: £10 per adult; £10 per child

 


Events: Monday 5th June – Sunday 11th June 2017

Free Buggy Walks at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Tues 6 June 2017, 1.30pm-4.15pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
Bring your little one in their pram or buggy for a brisk 45 minute led walk around Hornchurch Country Park. Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while meeting new friends.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: FREE

Creepy Crawlies Club at Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir
Wed 7 June 2017, 10.30am – 12.00pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
A weekly club for the under 5s. We spend an hour and a half exploring our nature reserve, discovering new things and finishing with a wildlife themed story. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 01206 738172.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir
Cost: £6/£4 per additional sibling

Squidge: Preschool Art at Firstsite
Thurs 8 June 2017, 10.00am-11.00am
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
These artist-led sessions provide a safe and fun environment for children under 5 and parents/carers to explore, test and experiment with a range of art activities and materials. Term time only.
www.firstsite.uk
Cost: £4.50 per child, £2 additional children

Dollop: Early Years Creative Play at Firstsite
Thurs 8 June 2017, 11.00am-12.15pm
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
Early Years creative play for children under 2 and their parents/carers to explore a range of sensory materials together. Term time only.
www.firstsite.uk
Cost: £4.50 per child, £2 additional children

Family Saturdays: School Playground Games at Braintree Museum
Sat 10 June 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Come and join us for some traditional and historical school
playground games and activities. A wonderful way to end
National School Playground Week.
www.braintreemuseum.co.uk
Cost: FREE with admission charge. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby and Children’s Market at Plume Community Academy
Sat 10 June 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Fambridge Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6AB
Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Markets are community events for the whole family, where mums & dads can buy or sell quality, gently used babies’ and children’s toys, clothes and equipment.
Warmer and cosier than a car boot sale, ALL our markets are held INDOORS! The events provide a place for local families to make money while recycling unwanted items. Sellers keep every penny they make and buyers will discover a huge range of items at bargain prices. With many quality brands at a fraction of high street prices, it’s a great event for savvy mums & dads. Please feel free to bring your children along, ALL our markets are buggy friendly. Eco-friendly, fun and cost-effective way to support your local community.
www.cheekimonkeys.co.uk
Cost: Adults £1.00 under 16’s Free, Stalls from £10

Postman Pat Visits the Epping Ongar Railway
Sat 10 June & Sun 11 June 2017, from 9.30am
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN
Postman Pat visits the Epping Ongar Railway for the first time – and we can’t wait. A much-loved character for all. This is the second of our character visits for this year.
www.eorailway.co.uk
Cost: Adults £13 (on the day £15), Children £7 (on the day £8), Family £34 (on the day £39)

Olde Tyme Rally at the Museum of Power
Sun 11 June 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Hatfield Road, Langford, Essex, CM9 6QA
Exhibition of classic Japanese cars and bikes, crafts and themed food stalls, entertainment and music. Free children’s craft section and hunt. Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies). ‘Astaria’ model village OPEN. ‘Marshall’ the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by STEAM and other oil / diesel engines will be running.
www.museumofpower.org.uk
Cost: Adult £6:00; Concessions £5:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:50 Children under 5 FREE.

Peppa Pig at Old MacDonald’s Farm
Sun 11 June 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5AY
Come and see Peppa Pig & Georgeon Sun 11 June and Sat 9 September. The lovable pigs will be appearing a regular intervals on both days.
www.omdfarm.co.uk
Cost: Online – Adult (over 16) £13, child £12, under 2s FREE

Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale – Romford
Sun 11 June 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Harold Hill and District Community Association, Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill, Romford, Essex, RM3 9LB
The nationally acclaimed, award winning, mum2mum market nearly new baby and children’s market event is back! Nearly new ‘almost everything’ – maternity, baby and kiddies (up to around aged 6) will be on sale.
mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: Entry is £2 for adults (children are free). Visit website to find a voucher for 2 for the price of 1 entry.

Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale – Rochford
Sun 11 June 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
The Freight House, Bradley Way, Rochford, SS4 1BU
The nationally acclaimed, award winning, mum2mum market nearly new baby and children’s market event is back! Nearly new ‘almost everything’ – maternity, baby and kiddies (up to around aged 6) will be on sale.
mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: Entry is £2 for adults (children are free). Visit website to find a voucher for 2 for the price of 1 entry.

 


Events: Monday 12th June – Sunday 18th June 2017

Free Buggy Walks at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Tues 13 May 2017, 1.30pm-4.15pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
Bring your little one in their pram or buggy for a brisk 45 minute led walk around Hornchurch Country Park. Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while meeting new friends.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/ingrebourne
Cost: FREE

Creepy Crawlies Club at Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir
Wed 14 June 2017, 10.30am – 12.00pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
A weekly club for the under 5s. We spend an hour and a half exploring our nature reserve, discovering new things and finishing with a wildlife themed story. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 01206 738172.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir
Cost: £6/£4 per additional sibling

Squidge: Preschool Art at Firstsite
Thurs 15 June 2017, 10.00am-11.00am
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
These artist-led sessions provide a safe and fun environment for children under 5 and parents/carers to explore, test and experiment with a range of art activities and materials. Term time only.
www.firstsite.uk
Cost: £4.50 per child, £2 additional children

Dollop: Early Years Creative Play at Firstsite
Thurs 15 June 2017, 11.00am-12.15pm
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
Early Years creative play for children under 2 and their parents/carers to explore a range of sensory materials together. Term time only.
www.firstsite.uk
Cost: £4.50 per child, £2 additional children

Friday Fives – I had a Little Hobby Horse at Chelmsford Museum
Fri 16 June 2017, 10.15am-11.15am, 11.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm
Oaklands Park, Moulsham St, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ
Join us for a nursery rhyme based story, craft activity and of course a chance to sing along with your toddler. We also have a look at some of the museum’s child friendly objects. Suitable for children aged between 18 months and 5 year olds.
www.chelmsford.gov.uk
Cost: £3 per child

Starlight Charity Day at Old MacDonald’s Farm
Fri 16 June 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5AY
Every year we raise money for our favourite charity the Starlight Children’s Foundation for seriously ill children. We will have lots of different ways for you to help the farm support this vital cause whilst you enjoy a fun day out at the farm. You can meet our farm animals and we also have lots of NEW indoor and outdoor activities for the kids to enjoy!
www.omdfarm.co.uk
Cost: Online – Adult (over 16) £13, child £12, under 2s FREE

Day for Dads at Stow Maries Aerodrome
Sun 18 June 2017, from 10.00am
Hackman’s Lane, Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6RJ
A one day event for Dads & Lads (Mums & Daughters are very welcome too!). A complete day out for all the family including The Daddies, rock band, Virtual Reality, Grenade throwing, changing a wheel on a Royal Flying Corps ‘Light Tender’, model exhibitors, BBQ & refreshments.
www.stowmaries.org.uk
Cost: Normal Admission price, plus optional £5 Flight Line Tour.

Father’s Day at Old MacDonald’s Farm
Sun 18 June 2017, 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 and present the coupon (available on website).
www.omdfarm.co.uk
Cost: Online – Adult (over 16) £13, child £12, under 2s FREE

Father’s Day Classic Car Show at Epping Ongar Railway
Sun 18 June 2017, 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 with us to.
www.eorailway.co.uk
Cost: Adults £13, Children £7, Family £34

 


Events: Monday 19th June – Sunday 25th June 2017

Free Buggy Walks at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Tues 20 June 2017, 1.30pm-4.15pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
Bring your little one in their pram or buggy for a brisk 45 minute led walk around Hornchurch Country Park. Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while meeting new friends.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/ingrebourne
Cost: FREE

Squidge: Preschool Art at Firstsite
Thurs 22 June 2017, 10.00am-11.00am
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
These artist-led sessions provide a safe and fun environment for children under 5 and parents/carers to explore, test and experiment with a range of art activities and materials. Term time only.
www.firstsite.uk
Cost: £4.50 per child, £2 additional children

Dollop: Early Years Creative Play at Firstsite
Thurs 22 June 2017, 11.00am-12.15pm
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
Early Years creative play for children under 2 and their parents/carers to explore a range of sensory materials together. Term time only.
www.firstsite.uk
Cost: £4.50 per child, £2 additional children

Workshop: Watch your feet! And your hands! at the Colchester Arts Centre
Sat 24 June 2017, 11.30am
Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
This workshop uses team-work and creativity to develop BSL signing skills and vocabulary, aid physical expression and mime and finishes with a Big Book storytelling and signing session by our actors. Most suitable for ages 5-11. Mums and dads welcome to come and learn how we listen with our eyes and talk with our hands!
www.colchesterartscentre.com
Cost: £4.95 or joint workshop and show offer for £8

Family Show: Watch your feet! And your hands! Workshop at the Colchester Arts Centre (with BSL interpretation)
Sat 24 June 2017, 1.30pm
Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
Told through an energetic mix of music, puppetry, clowning, movement and sign language, The War of the Buttons distinctive non-verbal vocabulary creates a show accessible to deaf, hearing and international audiences. Most suitable for ages 5-11.
www.colchesterartscentre.com
Cost: £4.95 or joint workshop and show offer for £8

Chelmsford Mum2mum Market
Sat 24 June 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Hylands Academy, Hatfield Grove, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3DF
The nationally acclaimed, award winning, mum2mum market nearly new baby and children’s market event is back! Nearly new ‘almost everything’ – maternity, baby and kiddies (up to around aged 6) will be on sale.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: Adults £2, Children FREE – Free to everyone in the last half hour before closing

Victorian Steam Weekend at Epping Ongar Railway
Sat 24 June and Sun 25 June 2017, from 9.30am
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN
Mr David Oxley brings the Palace of Curiosities back to the Epping Ongar Railway – come to marvel at the Marcus Island Mermaid and other delights from around the world. Victorian characters will also be around to add to the atmosphere alongside steam workings throughout. Come dressed in Victorian costume for a significant discount on your fares!
www.eorailway.co.uk
Cost: Adults £13, Children £7, Family £34

 


Events: Monday 26th June – Fri 30th June 2017

3foot People Festival, Chelmsford
Tues 27 – Fri 28 June 2017
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ
Back for its twelfth year, the award winning event aimed at pre-school children welcomes over 14,000 little and big people as they descend onto the scenic grounds of Hylands Park for an array of playful activities and amusements ready to inspire and entertain. As well as festival favourites such as Glastonbabies, Horse World and 3foot Beach, this year also features new additions including Tea Cup rides, Inflatable Play Zone, and Bee Creative woodland wonderland. Once on site all activities and attractions are free to use, and suitable for children aged 0 – 5 years old.
www.chelmsford.gov.uk/3foot
Cost: Adult carers £11, 2-5 years £11, 1-2 years £5.50, Under 1 £2

Squidge: Preschool Art at Firstsite
Thurs 29 June 2017, 10.00am-11.00am
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
These artist-led sessions provide a safe and fun environment for children under 5 and parents/carers to explore, test and experiment with a range of art activities and materials. Term time only.
www.firstsite.uk
Cost: £4.50 per child, £2 additional children

Dollop: Early Years Creative Play at Firstsite
Thurs 29 June 2017, 11.00am-12.15pm
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
Early Years creative play for children under 2 and their parents/carers to explore a range of sensory materials together. Term time only.
www.firstsite.uk
Cost: £4.50 per child, £2 additional children