Top local listings for March 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.

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March Events in Essex

Under 5s Events at Essex Libraries
Throughout the month
Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Hullbridge, Kelveden, Loughton, Pitsea, Rayleigh, Rochford, Saffron Walden, South Benfleet, Vange, Wickford, Writtle
Free or low cost activities across the county including story time, daddy and me session, crafts, building clubs, rhymetime, sensory play, stay and play, and board games –  all open to under 5s.
libraries.essex.gov.uk
Cost: FREE

Events: 1 March –  7 March 2019

Nature Tots at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Fri 1 March 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Come and join the Hanningfield Hatchlings. Weekly pre-school group for under 5’s on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Sessions include wildlife activities on the nature reserves, games, crafts and music in the centre.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child, £4 per sibling, babes in arms free. Booking essential.

Nature Tots at Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
Fri 1 March 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN
Weekly group for the under 5’s – Child-led play in our lovely woodland. Booking essential, please contact the centre on 01206 729678 to book a place
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 donation per child requested.

Nature Tots at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Fri 1 March 2019, 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, babes in arms free.

Nature Tots Forest School at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Fri 1 March 2019, 1.00pm-2.30pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
Outdoors activities and fun in the woods Age preschool. 2 1/2 to 5 years.Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child.

Mum2mum Market – Basildon
Sat 2 March 2019, 1.30pm-3.00pm
The Basildon Upper Academy, Wickford Avenue, Pitsea, Essex SS13 3HL
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

Chief Constable Trail at Essex Police Museum
Sat 2, 9, 16 and 23 March 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm)
Essex Police Museum, HQ, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DN
Can you find all 13 Chief Constables of Essex Police? Can you put them in order?
www2.essex.police.uk
Cost: £1, includes free mini magnifier

PJ Masks at Old MacDonald’s Farm
Sun 3 March 2019, 10.00am-5.00pm
Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY
Meet Catboy and Gekko at PJ Masks at intervals at Old MacDonald’s Farm.
www.omdfarm.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission applies

Kids’ Club at The Liberty Shopping Hall
Sun 3 March 2019, 11.00am-5.00pm
The Liberty, Romford, Essex RM1 3RL
On the first Sunday of every month, come rain or shine pop down to The Liberty Kids Club for some fantastic activities that offer fun, learning and creativity. For children from 6 months to 10 years.
www.theliberty.co.uk
Cost: Free

Forest School Fun Sundays at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Sun 3 March 2019, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Go bug hunting, build dens, balance on a rope walk, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. The only limit is your imagination. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child. Booking essential.

Family Forest Fun at Langdon Visitor Centre
Sun 3 March 2019, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Lower Dunton Road, Basildon SS16 6EB
Forest School activities in the woods – den building, ropes, woodland crafts, wildlife spotting and campfire. Enjoy some quality family time, all ages welcome, must be accompanied by an adult. Booking Essential.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6.00 per child

Nature Tots at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Tues 5 March 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Come and join the Hanningfield Hatchlings. Weekly pre-school group for under 5’s on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Sessions include wildlife activities on the nature reserves, games, crafts and music in the centre.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child, £4 per sibling, babes in arms free. Booking essential.

Nature Tots at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Fri 5 March 2019, 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, babes in arms free.

Nature Tots at Langdon Visitor Centre
Wed 6 March 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Lower Dunton Road, Basildon SS16 6EB
A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-schoolers. Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling) Booking essential.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost £6 per child, £4 per sibling

Little Acorns Pre–School Gardening Club
Weds 6 March 2019, 10.30am – 12.00pm
RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane Rettendon Common, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
Little Acorns is Hyde Hall’s pre-school gardening and craft club, aiming to engage children with the wonderful natural world around them.
www.rhs.org.uk
Cost: £4 per child, payable on arrival. Non-members must also pay the standard admission fee.

Nature Tots at Abberton Reservoir
Weds 6 March 2019, 10.30am-12.00pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
Weekly preschool group for under 5s during term time. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir
Cost: £6.00 requested donation per child, £4.00 for siblings. Booking essential.

The Wizard of Oz at The Towngate Theatre
Thurs 7 – Sat 9 March 2019, 7.30pm (and 3.00pm on Sat 9)
St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, Essex SS14 1DL
This youth production is proudly presented by Rare Productions.
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk
Cost: Adults £18, Conc £16.50

 

 

 


Events: 8 March –  14 March 2019

The Wizard of Oz at The Towngate Theatre
Thurs 7 – Sat 9 March 2019, 7.30pm (and 3.00pm on Sat 9)
St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, Essex SS14 1DL
This youth production is proudly presented by Rare Productions.
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk
Cost: Adults £18, Conc £16.50

Nature Tots at Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
Fri 8 March 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN
Weekly group for the under 5’s – Child-led play in our lovely woodland. Booking essential, please contact the centre on 01206 729678 to book a place
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 donation per child requested.

Nature Tots at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Fri 8 March 2019, 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, babes in arms free.

Nature Tots Forest School at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Fri 8 March 2019, 1.00pm-2.30pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
Outdoors activities and fun in the woods Age preschool. 2 1/2 to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child.

Chief Constable Trail at Essex Police Museum
Sat 9, 16 and 23 March 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm)
Essex Police Museum, HQ, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DN
Can you find all 13 Chief Constables of Essex Police? Can you put them in order?
www2.essex.police.uk
Cost: £1, includes free mini magnifier

Family Forest School at Danbury Country Park
Sat 9 March 2019, 11.00am-2.00pm
Woodhill Road, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4AW
Don’t let the children have all the fun, forest school and connecting to nature is for everyone – come and join us at our Family Forest School sessions.
www.visitparks.co.uk
Cost: £6 per child. Adults and children under 1 not taking part are free. Booking required.

Living Things Wild Show at Queens Theatre
Sat 9 March 2019, 11.30am
Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1QT
Living Things Wildlife Show is all about education, inspiration and helping to gain respect for all Living Things.Come and see how our animals behave in the wild, watch our lizards catch their prey, see our sugar gliders glide from tree to tree and many more!Join in the excitement and come face to face with the wonderful world of Living Things.The animal wildlife show educates your children in a hands-on, visual, fun and exciting way.
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Cost: £5 child, £5 adult

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Live at Cliffs Pavilion Theatre, Southend
Sat 9 & Sun 10 March 2019, 10.00am, 1.00pm & 4.00pm
Station Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family!
southendtheatres.org.uk
Cost: £18.50, £16.50. Family ticket (4 tickets) £66.00. U16s £2.00 off. Group discounts available.

Free Kids Club at The Mercury Mall
Sun 10 March 2019, 11.00am-4.00pm
Mercury Gardens, Romford, Essex RM1 3EE
Come and join in the fun, taking part in a different themed activity the 2nd Sunday in every month. Located in Help Desk Area, near BB’s CoffeeShop.
www.themercurymall.co.uk
Cost: Free

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave at Cliffs Pavilion Theatre, Southend
Sun 10 March 2019, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Station Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
World-renowned Andy Smith (Ex-Portishead) will be playing a House/Acid House classics set. Moving Shadow legend DJ Trax who will be playing Rave classics + Drum and Bass. Live Percussionist Paul Fistfunk Crowley. For families with younger children (8s and under) though older siblings are welcome. Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child. Each event is stewarded and risk assessed in advance. Music is monitored an played at a safe level for younger ears.
southendtheatres.org.uk
Cost: Adults £11.00, Children £8.00, Pre-walking Infants – free

Nature Tots at Langdon Visitor Centre
Sun 10 March 2019, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Lower Dunton Road, Basildon SS16 6EB
A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-schoolers. Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling) Booking essential.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost £6 per child, £4 per sibling

Mr McGregor’s Gardening Club at Langdon Visitor Centre
Sun 10 March 2019, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Lower Dunton Road, Basildon SS16 6EB
Join us for this new activity where you’ll learn some of the basics to start you gardening!
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost £6 per child, £4 per sibling

Mum2mum Market – Romford
Sun 10 March 2019, 2.30pm-4.30pm
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.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: Adults £2, Children FREE

Seedlings at Poplar Nurseries
Tues 12 March 2019, 10.00am-11.00am
Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex CO6 1HR
Children are never too young to start taking an interest in the great outdoors. Activities will vary depending on the weather, but will always be messy and fun! All sessions are 10am to 11am.
www.poplarnurseries.co.uk
Cost: £2.99 per child

Toddler Tuesday at Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey
Sat 12 March 2019, 10.00am-11.00am & 11.00am-12.00pm
39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EL
Come along and join in our fun and friendly session. Learn a nursery rhyme, share a story and make a craft. Booking essential, call the museum on 01992 716882 or email museum@eppingforestdc.gov.ukToddlers must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Up to two toddlers per adult. For ages 2 – 4 years.
www.visiteppingforest.org
Cost: £1.50 per child

Nature Tots at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Tues 12 March 2019, 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, babes in arms free.

Nature Tots at Langdon Visitor Centre
Wed 13 March 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Lower Dunton Road, Basildon SS16 6EB
A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-schoolers. Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling) Booking essential.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost £6 per child, £4 per sibling

 

 

 


Events: 15 March –  21 March 2019

Nature Tots at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Fri 15 March 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Come and join the Hanningfield Hatchlings. Weekly pre-school group for under 5’s on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Sessions include wildlife activities on the nature reserves, games, crafts and music in the centre.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child, £4 per sibling, babes in arms free. Booking essential.

Nature Tots at Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
Fri 15 March 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN
Weekly group for the under 5’s – Child-led play in our lovely woodland. Booking essential, please contact the centre on 01206 729678 to book a place
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 donation per child requested.

Nature Tots at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Fri 15 March 2019, 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, babes in arms free.

Nature Tots Forest School at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Fri 15 March 2019, 1.00pm-2.30pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF
Outdoors activities and fun in the woods Age preschool. 2 1/2 to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child.

Kiddi Caru Chelmsford ‘Find Your Rhythm’ Event
Sat 16 March 2019
10 Victoria Court, New Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1GP
Discover your child’s potential at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery in Chelmsford! Get lost in the music at Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group ‘Find Your Rhythm’ childcare event! Our programme is packed full of activities to get your little one up on their feet. Join the practitioners to find the beat with their Boogie Mites activities, and babies will have the chance to express themselves with a Sing & Sign session, learning new signs and movements to communicate with you.  The chefs will be providing a sample of our signature dish from their latest nursery menu. Giving you a taste of the fresh, nutritious and age appropriate meals the children enjoy at Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group. Ask about the special offers running on the day. Please RSVP for catering purposes.
Contact: marketing@kiddicaru.com
www.kiddicaru.com/events
Cost: FREE

Chief Constable Trail at Essex Police Museum
Sat 16 and 23 March 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm)
Essex Police Museum, HQ, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DN
Can you find all 13 Chief Constables of Essex Police? Can you put them in order?
www2.essex.police.uk
Cost: £1, includes free mini magnifier

Science Sunday at the Museum of Power
Sun 17 March 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm
Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA
Science and Magic wild and wonderful demonstrations by Dean the Steampunk Scientist. Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies) – to be confirmed by railway team. Please contact the Museum to confirm. ‘Astaria’ model village OPEN’Marshall’ the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running.
www.museumofpower.org.uk
Cost: Adult £7.00, Concessions £6, Children (5-15) £3.00, Children under 5 FREE

Forest School Fun Sundays at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Sun 17 March 2019, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Go bug hunting, build dens, balance on a rope walk, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. The only limit is your imagination. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child. Booking essential.

Nature Tots at Langdon Visitor Centre
Sun 17 March 2019, 2.0pm-4.00pm
Lower Dunton Road, Basildon SS16 6EB
A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-schoolers. Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling) Booking essential.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost £6 per child, £4 per sibling

Nature Tots at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Tues 19 March 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Come and join the Hanningfield Hatchlings. Weekly pre-school group for under 5’s on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Sessions include wildlife activities on the nature reserves, games, crafts and music in the centre.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child, £4 per sibling, babes in arms free. Booking essential.

Free Open Day at RHS Hyde Hall
Tues 19 March 2019, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Creephedge Lane Rettendon Common, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
Bring family and friends and enjoy the glorious colours of spring at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, free of charge.
www.rhs.org.uk

Dear Zoo at The Towngate Theatre
Tues 19 & Weds 20 March 2019, 1.30pm & 3.30pm (Tues) & 11.00am & 2.00pm
St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, Essex SS14 1DL
Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk
Cost: £15

Nature Tots at Abberton Reservoir
Weds 20 March 2019, 10.30am-12.00pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
Weekly preschool group for under 5s during term time. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir
Cost: £6.00 requested donation per child, £4.00 for siblings. Booking essential.

 

 


Events: 22 March –  31 March 2018

Nature Tots at Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
Fri 22 March 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN
Weekly group for the under 5’s – Child-led play in our lovely woodland. Booking essential, please contact the centre on 01206 729678 to book a place
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 donation per child requested.

Friday Fives at Chelmsford Museum
Fri 22 March 2019, 10.15am, 11.30am & 1.30pm
Sandford Mill Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6NY
If you have a toddler aged between 18 months and five years, Friday Fives offers an interactive, hour-long session once a month, with a nursery rhyme theme. Share a story, explore some museum objects and displays, and make a craft object to link with the rhyme. Call 01245 605700 to book your space
www.chelmsford.gov.uk/museums
Cost: £3.50 per child

Chief Constable Trail at Essex Police Museum
Sat 23 March 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm)
Essex Police Museum, HQ, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DN
Can you find all 13 Chief Constables of Essex Police? Can you put them in order?
www2.essex.police.uk
Cost: £1, includes free mini magnifier

PAW Patrol at Old MacDonald’s Farm
Sat 23 March 2019, 10.00am-5.00pm
Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY
Meet Chase and Skye at intervals at Old MacDonald’s Farm.
www.omdfarm.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission applies

Theatrerotto Productions: The Walrus & The Carpenter (plus workshop) at Colchester Arts Centre
Sat 23 March 2019, doors open 1.30pm, starts 2.00pm. Relaxed performance – doors open 10.30am, starts 11.00am
Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
The Noisy Animals are looking forward to their dream holidays and have some brilliant ideas about where in the world they want to go. Kid Carpet just wants them all to be together but will he be able to keep everyone happy when he can’t even get them in the car?This lively mix of live music, theatre, comedy, puppetry and animation. New tracks from Kid Carpet include, Rollercoaster, “Swimming with the Fishes” and “Get in the Car”A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Ages 3-8 years.
www.colchesterartscentre.com
Cost: All tickets £5.95

Storytelling with Josie Dom at Firstsite
Sat 23 March 2019, 1.30pm-3.00pm
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
Children’s author Josie Dom will help you unleash your full storytelling potential, using craft materials and objects from nature to free your mind from the everyday and take off into a fantastical world. For 4-11 year olds.
www.firstsite.uk
Cost: £5 per child

Mum2mum Market – Chelmsford
Sat 23 March 2019, 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

Pop Up Storytelling Armchair at Firstsite
Sat 23 March 2019, all day
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
Essex Book Festival’s Pop-Up Storytelling Armchair will be at Firstsite all day as part of the Place weekend. Come along to hear authors of all shapes, sizes and varieties! For our headline ‘act’ we very much welcome a unique storytime session for children with fabulous drag queen and burlesque beauty Bunny Galore. Suitable for all ages.
www.firstsite.uk
Cost: FREE, just drop in

Can You Feel It? at The Towngate Theatre
Sat 23 & Sun 24 March 2019, 7.30pm (Sat) & 2.45pm (Sun)
St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, Essex SS14 1DL
Mushroom Theatre Company presents a new showcase for 2019. For ages 3+.
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk
Cost: Adults £17.00, Conc £12.00, Babes in arms tickets £2.00

Nature Tots at Abberton Reservoir
Weds 27 March 2019, 10.30am-12.00pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
Weekly preschool group for under 5s during term time. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir
Cost: £6.00 requested donation per child, £4.00 for siblings. Booking essential.

Nature Tots at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Fri 29 March 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Come and join the Hanningfield Hatchlings. Weekly pre-school group for under 5’s on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Sessions include wildlife activities on the nature reserves, games, crafts and music in the centre.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child, £4 per sibling, babes in arms free. Booking essential.

Nature Tots at Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
Fri 29 March 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN
Weekly group for the under 5’s – Child-led play in our lovely woodland. Booking essential, please contact the centre on 01206 729678 to book a place
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 donation per child requested.

Kiddi Caru Harlow ‘Find Your Rhythm’ Event
Sat 30 March 2019
Kiln Lane, Church Langley, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9LW.
Get lost in the music at Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group ‘Find Your Rhythm’ childcare event! Our programme is packed full of activities to get your little one up on their feet. Join the practitioners to find the beat with their Boogie Mites activities, and babies will have the chance to express themselves with a Sing & Sign session, learning new signs and movements to communicate with you.  The chefs will be providing a sample of our signature dish from their latest nursery menu. Giving you a taste of the fresh, nutritious and age appropriate meals the children enjoy at Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group. Ask about the special offers running on the day. Please RSVP for catering purposes.
Contact: marketing@kiddicaru.com
www.kiddicaru.com/events
Cost: FREE

Kiddi Caru Writtle ‘Find Your Rhythm’ Event
Sat 30 March 2019
Fox Burrows Lane, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3SS
Get lost in the music at Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group ‘Find Your Rhythm’ childcare event! Our programme is packed full of activities to get your little one up on their feet. Join the practitioners to find the beat with their Boogie Mites activities, and babies will have the chance to express themselves with a Sing & Sign session, learning new signs and movements to communicate with you.  The chefs will be providing a sample of our signature dish from their latest nursery menu. Giving you a taste of the fresh, nutritious and age appropriate meals the children enjoy at Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group. Ask about the special offers running on the day. Please RSVP for catering purposes.
Contact: marketing@kiddicaru.com
www.kiddicaru.com/events
Cost: FREE

Mother’s Day Baskets at Poplar Nurseries
Sat 30 March 2019, 10.00am-11.00am
Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex CO6 1HR
Plant up a beautiful flower basket and make a lovely card for your Mother or Grandmother for tomorrow.
www.poplarnurseries.co.uk
Cost: £9.99 per child

Mother’s Day Crafts at Essex Police Museum
Sat 30 March 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm
Essex Police Museum, HQ, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DN
Make a heart shaped wreath and a card!
www2.essex.police.uk
Cost: £2

Mum2mum Market – Southend
Sat 30 March 2019, 2.00pm-4.00pm
St Thomas More School, Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-sea, Essex SS0 0BW
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

Oh, the Places We’ll Go at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford
Sat 30 March 2019, all day
Lord Ashcroft Building, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ
There’ll be the Festival’s Pop-Up Storytelling Armchair, exciting science quests and experiments courtesy of Sandford Mill and Chelmsford Museums; brain warping workshops for young ‘techies’ kindly supplied by Essex Libraries; and lots of astronaut and lunar themed fun activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 1969.
essexbookfestival.org.uk
Cost: FREE

Mums Go Free! – Mother’s Day at Marsh Farm
Sat 30 March and Sun 31 March 2019, 10.00am-5.00pm
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP
Mums, Aunties and Nans can visit Marsh Farm FREE when accompanied with a full paying admission Mothers Day weekend.
www.marshfarm.co.uk
Cost: Mums go FREE with a full paying admission (online only). £11.25 online or £13.75 on the door. Under 2s go FREE

Mother’s Go Free at Barleylands Farm Park
Sun 31 March 2019, 10.00am-5.00pm
Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
Looking for somewhere to take your mum this Mother’s Day? At Barleylands, mums go free with a paying child!So why not spring into spring at Barleylands, it’s a great place to visit with all the family. Spoil mum with trip to the Farm Park, a tasty treat in our Tiptree Tearooms or browse the shops and boutiques in The Village – open 10am until 4pm.
www.barleylands.co.uk
Cost: Under 2s and mums go free (with a paying child), normal entry applies to everyone else

Mother’s Day at Old MacDonald’s Farm
Sun 31 March 2019, 10.00am-5.00pm
Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY
The Farm is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day. Plus you can make a special present for mum with Mary Martin from ArtBound. Mums get a free cuppa and cake when they present the Mother’s Day coupon (see website).
www.omdfarm.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission applies

Mother’s Day Wartime Afternoon Tea at Stow Maries Aerodrome
Sun 31 March 2019, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Hackman’s Lane, Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6RJ
Wartime themed afternoon tea for Mother’s Day, includes free gift for mums. Live singer.
www.stowmaries.org.uk
Cost: £25.00 per adult, children under 16s £12, under 5s FREE