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September events

Stamp Club Meeting (Rayleigh)

22Jul: All members display Acquired in 2023; 12Aug: Bourse Night; 9Sep: All members display Roaring '40s... See more >
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh SS6 8BA
Mon 22 Jul, Mon 12 Aug, Mon 9 Sep

The Delves - Open Garden for NGS

The Delves - Open Garden for NGS An unexpected hidden, magical, part-walled garden showing how much can be achieved in a small space. An oasis of calm..... See more >
The Delves, Chigwell IG8 8AZ
Sun 28 Jul, Sun 15 Sep

30 Queens Road - Open Garden for NGS

30 Queens Road - Open Garden for NGS A medium sized family garden with seperate zones. The front of the garden is a space for children to play... See more >
30 Queens Road, Rayleigh SS6 8JX
Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep

Laurel Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

Laurel Cottage - Open Garden for NGS A romantic, quintessential cottage garden. Features intimate pathways meandering through borders with an abundance of..... See more >
Laurel Cottage, Manuden CM23 1DS
Sun 1 Sep

Barnards Farm - Open Garden for NGS

Barnards Farm - Open Garden for NGS So much to explore! Climb the Belvedere for the wider view and take the train for a woodland adventure... See more >
Barnards Farm, West Horndon CM13 3FY
Sun 1 Sep

Classic Car Show

Our annual show for car enthusiasts of all ages returns! View a vast array of classic cars and chat with their..... See more >
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET
Sun 1 Sep

Stamp Club Meeting (Basildon)

Malta (I. McElwain). Meeting of Basildon Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit. Membership subscription plus £1..... See more >
The Place (Pitsea Leisure Centre), Northlands Pavement, Pitsea SS13 3DU
Mon 2 Sep

Stamp Club Meeting (Frinton)

2Sep2024: Andy Soutar displays Missent Mail to St. helena and another display, 16Sep2024: Simon Martin-Redman displays..... See more >
Room 5, Frinton Community Centre, Soken House, The Triangle, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 0AU
Mon 2 Sep, Mon 16 Sep, Mon 7 Oct, Mon 21 Oct

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 4 Sep

Stamp Club Meeting (Clacton)

Middle East Forces (M. Carter). 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 4 Sep

Stamp Club Meeting (Benfleet)

2d. Blues (A. Davis). Meeting of Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit. Membership subscription..... See more >
Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet SS7 2EJ
Wed 4 Sep

Stamp Club Meeting (Witham)

The Treasurer Entertains (I. Kelly). Meeting of Witham Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit. Membership..... See more >
Spring Lodge Community Centre, Powers Hall End, Witham CM8 2HE
Thu 5 Sep

Moverons - Open Garden for NGS

Moverons - Open Garden for NGS Tranquil four acre garden in touch with its surroundings and stunning estuary views. A wide variety of planting in..... See more >
Moverons, Brightlingsea CO7 0SB
Sat 7 Sep and Sun 8 Sep

18 Pettits Boulevard - Open Garden for NGS

18 Pettits Boulevard - Open Garden for NGS The garden (80ft x 23ft) is on three levels with an ornamental pond, patio area with shrubs and perennials, many in... See more >
18 Pettits Boulevard, Romford RM1 4PL
Sat 7 Sep and Sun 8 Sep

Vulcan Summer Taxi-Run 2024

Vulcan Summer Taxi-Run 2024 Join us at our Vulcan Summer Taxi-Run and see Vulcan XL426 blast down the London Southend Airport runway on Saturday 7... See more >
London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6YF
Sat 7 Sep
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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!