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Stamp Club Meeting (Frinton)

20May2024: David Leathart displays GB Specimens; 3Jun2024: Display by members of Chelmsford P.S.; 17Jun2024: Auction..... See more >
Room 5, Frinton Community Centre, Soken House, The Triangle, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 0AU
Today, Mon 8 Jul

Join our choir in Epping for a FREE taster session

Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? Your local Epping choir is run by..... See more >
Epping Hall, St Johns Road, Epping CM16 5JU
Today, Mon 1 Jul

160 Chignal Road - Open Garden for NGS

160 Chignal Road - Open Garden for NGS A relatively new garden transformed from a rough piece of grass. The five year old garden goes from floral and leafy..... See more >
160 Chignal Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JD
Tue 18 Jun, Tue 16 Jul

8 Dene Court - Open Garden for NGS

8 Dene Court - Open Garden for NGS Beautifully maintained and designed as a compact garden. Owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor (now..... See more >
8 Dene Court, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ
Tue 18 Jun, Tue 2 Jul, Tue 16 Jul, Wed 24 Jul

Social Steps Ballroom Dance And Social Club

ABOUT US We are a small group of social Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence dancers who meet every Thursday... See more >
Ramsden Bellhouse Village Hall, Church Road, Ramsden Bellhouse, Billericay CM11 1RH
Thu 20 Jun, Thu 27 Jun, and more dates until Thu 8 Aug

Simply Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom, Latin American and Popular Sequence Dancing. Social dancing, superb music and a warm and friendly..... See more >
Writtle Christian Centre, Church Lane, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3EN
Sat 22 Jun, Sat 13 Jul, Sat 27 Jul

Pygmy Goat Yoga

A fun filled yoga class, accompanied by our juvenile pygmy goats. This is a yoga class like no other, our pygmy..... See more >
Blackwater Alpacas & Pygmy Goats, Bradwell Trout Farm, Cut Hedge Lane, Bradwell, Braintree, Essex CM77 8FR
Sat 22 Jun, Sat 29 Jun, Sat 13 Jul, Sat 20 Jul

Two Cottages - Open Garden for NGS

Two Cottages - Open Garden for NGS Magic lurks within this charming 1½ acre garden, evolved over 30 years. Many treasures hidden amongst a variety of..... See more >
Two Cottages, Chrishall SG8 8QT
Sun 23 Jun, Sun 30 Jun, Sun 7 Jul

Stamp Club Meeting (Rayleigh)

13May: Mac Nunn Entertains; 10Jun: Mick Carter displays PAIForce; 24Jun: An Evening with Mike Kentzer and Terry Wagg;... See more >
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh SS6 8BA
Mon 24 Jun, Mon 8 Jul

Stamp Club Meeting (Basildon)

Flora and Fauna (Members). Meeting of Basildon Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit. Membership subscription plus..... See more >
The Place (Pitsea Leisure Centre), Northlands Pavement, Pitsea SS13 3DU
Mon 1 Jul

FREE taster session with the Saffron Walden Rock Choir

Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? Your friendly local Saffron Walden..... See more >
Saffron Walden County High School, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
Tue 2 Jul

Stamp Club Meeting (Goodmayes)

Details and date/time of this meeting were not available at the time of writing. Please contact society before..... See more >
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes, IG3 8UA
Wed 3 Jul

Stamp Club Meeting (Clacton)

Bourse & Members’ displays. Meeting of Clacton Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit. Membership subscription..... See more >
Clacton Indoor Bowls Club, Valley Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 6NA
Wed 3 Jul, Wed 7 Aug

Stamp Club Meeting (Benfleet)

Covid 19 (M. Mark Routh). Meeting of Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit. Membership..... See more >
Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet SS7 2EJ
Wed 3 Jul

Long House Plants - Open Garden for NGS

Long House Plants - Open Garden for NGS A beautiful garden - yes, but one with a purpose. Long House Plants has been producing homegrown plants for more than..... See more >
Long House Plants, Romford RM4 1LD
Wed 3 Jul, Wed 7 Aug
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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 games.

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 rides.

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 bustle.

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 out.

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 walk.

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 opportunities.

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 children.

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 coastline.

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 experience.

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!