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Feb Half Term - World on your Windowsill

Join the fun this February half term at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, with activities for all to enjoy. Creative craft..... See more >
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane, Rettendon CM3 8ET
Today to Sun 25 Feb

February Half Term Family Activities

Family Activities 30 minute sessions Tuesday 20th February: Eggbox animal portraits Wednesday 21st... See more >
Saffron Walden Museum Museum Street CB10 1BN
Today

High School Musical

High School Musical is a Disney Musical full of catchy songs, dancing, teenage romance and excitement... See more >
Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham CM8 2DY
Today to Sat 24 Feb

Snake in the Grass

This thriller-cum-ghost story is one of Ayckbourn’s later plays, and full of twists and turns. Set in the garden of a..... See more >
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT
Today to Sat 24 Feb

Super Savings: Save Up to 33% With Topgolf's Eat, Drink, Play Offer

To celebrate the half-term holiday’s, Topgolf, the UK’s biggest and most exciting interactive golf experience, are... See more >
Abridge Rd, Chigwell IG7 6BX
Today, Thu 22 Feb

Winter Art and Story Trail

The winter elves have visited the Ironworks and hidden some wintery clues. Follow our story trail to discover wintery..... See more >
The Ironworks, 90 High Street, Southend SS1 1JN
Today to Sun 25 Feb

Super Savings: 50% Off Gameplay Across UK Topgolf Venues On Tuesday

Topgolf, the UK’s biggest and most exciting interactive golf experience, is celebrating the new year with Half-Price... See more >
Abridge Rd, Chigwell IG7 6BX
Today to Tue 27 Feb

Unmissable Deals in Our Valentine's Day Jewellery Sale

Indulge in the allure of love with our Unmissable Deals in Our Valentine's Day Jewelry Sale. Discover a..... See more >
Suite 30, 88-90 Hatton Garden London EC1N 8PN
Today to Thu 29 Feb

Stamp Club Meeting (Colchester)

Details and date/time of this meeting were not available at the time of writing. Please contact society before..... See more >
Room 7, Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester CO1 2LR
Thu 22 Feb

Stamp Club Meeting (Harlow)

Details and date/time of this meeting were not available at the time of writing. Please contact society before..... See more >
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow CM18 6YJ
Thu 22 Feb, Thu 14 Mar, Thu 28 Mar, Thu 11 Apr

Waterside Farm Inflatable Fun Day

Join Ellis Leisure for a day of indoor inflatable fun at Waterside Leisure Centre on Thursday, 22nd February 2024!... See more >
Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island SS8 9RA
Thu 22 Feb

Romford,Essex 35s-60s+ Party for Singles & Couples -Friday 23 February

Romford,Essex 35s-60s+ Party for Singles & Couples -Friday 23 February ROMFORD Essex 35s to 60s Plus Party for Singles & Couples - Fri 23 February Come join us for a fantastic evening of... See more >
Romford United Services & Social Club, 28 Mawney Road, Romford RM7 7HB
Fri 23 Feb

Evening of Clairvoyance with Medium Gary Miller

The Oakes Spiritual Centre Evening of Clairvoyance with medium Gary Miller Gary has been to the centre before,,, so... See more >
emerson park community centre, slewins lane, hornchurch, essex RM11 2BU
Fri 23 Feb

Sweet Fx and Friends. An evening of body positivity.

Love You Burlesque presents Sweet FX and Friends for an evening of Body Positivity! Featuring special guest..... See more >
Phoenix Live. Unit 43, The Terrace, The Harvey Centre, Harlow CM20 1XR
Sat 24 Feb

Brookfield - Open Garden for NGS

Brookfield - Open Garden for NGS The gardens and meadow at Brookfield cover over three acres. Come in February to enjoy snowdrops and other early spring..... See more >
Brookfield, Boreham CM3 3EB
Sun 25 Feb
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Things to do around Essex

Essex, a county in the East of England, offers a diverse range of activities for a memorable day out. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or family-friendly adventures, there's something for everyone. Let's explore some of the best things to do in Essex:

1. Colchester Zoo:
- Colchester Zoo is a must-visit for animal lovers. With over 270 species set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, it's constantly developing and has won many awards for its conservation work. Explore enclosures like the walk-through butterfly enclosure and the Rainbow Lorikeet area. Don't miss the state-of-the-art "Bears of the Rising Sun" enclosure housing sun bears Jo Jo and Srey Ya. Encounter Komodo Dragons, white rhinos, giraffes, and more at the "Kingdom of the Wild" exhibit¹.

2. Tours of Colchester:
- Join historical tours of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town. Explore its rich heritage, including Roman ruins, medieval architecture, and charming streets. Visit the Colchester Castle, a Norman keep with fascinating exhibits. Don't miss the historic walking tours and outdoor escape games¹.

3. Explore Southend-on-Sea:
- Head to Southend-on-Sea for a classic British seaside experience. Enjoy the sandy beaches, stroll along the promenade, and visit the iconic Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world. Explore Adventure Island amusement park and try the thrilling rides¹.

4. Discover Green Island Gardens:
- Green Island Gardens in Ardleigh is a hidden gem. Explore the enchanting gardens, featuring exotic plants, sculptures, and tranquil ponds. It's a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle².

5. Partyman World of Play:
- If you're with kids, visit Partyman World of Play in Basildon. This indoor play center offers slides, ball pits, and climbing frames. It's perfect for a fun-filled family day out¹.

6. Bridge End Garden in Saffron Walden:
- Bridge End Garden in Saffron Walden is a restored Victorian garden. Admire the colorful flowerbeds, ornamental hedges, and historic features. It's a tranquil spot for a leisurely walk¹.

7. Imperial Bird of Prey Academy:
- Experience the thrill of falconry at the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy in Billericay. Get up close to majestic birds of prey and learn about their behavior and conservation. Enjoy flying displays and photo opportunities³.

8. Go Bananas:
- For active fun, visit Go Bananas in Colchester. This indoor soft play center has slides, climbing frames, and a separate area for toddlers. It's a great option for families with young children¹.

9. Thames & Medway Estuary Helicopter Tour:
- Take to the skies on a helicopter tour from Southend-on-Sea. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Thames and Medway Estuary, spotting landmarks from above. It's a unique way to explore the coastline¹.

10. Historic Walking Tour of Colchester:
- Join a guided walking tour of historic Colchester. Learn about its Roman past, medieval architecture, and fascinating stories. Combine it with a visit to the local farmers' market for a complete experience¹.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in wildlife, history, or family fun, Essex promises an enjoyable and diverse day out! 🌟🏖️🎉¹²³.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Essex - 2024 (with Photos) - Tripadvisor. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186278-Activities-Essex_England.html.
(2) Days out in Essex: 13 of the best places to put on your list. https://www.travelonatimebudget.co.uk/day-trips-in-the-uk/days-out-in-essex-13-of-the-best-places-to-put-on-your-list/.
(3) 21 hidden gems of Essex: unusual days out and things to do. https://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/things-to-do/22565845.21-hidden-gems-essex-unusual-days-things/.