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December events

Stamp Club Meeting (Basildon)

Subject to be advised. 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
Tue 22 Oct, Mon 2 Dec

Stamp Club Meeting (Frinton)

4Nov2024: Alan Moorcroft displays Other Post Office Services; 18Nov2024: Bourse; 4Dec2024 Christmas Celebrations and... See more >
Room 5, Frinton Community Centre, Soken House, The Triangle, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 0AU
Mon 4 Nov, Mon 18 Nov, Wed 4 Dec

Stamp Club Meeting (Epping Forest)

Details and date/time of this meeting were not available at the time of writing. Please contact society before..... See more >
Main Hall, Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill (entry from Brook Road), Loughton, IG10 3JA
Tue 12 Nov, Tue 10 Dec

Stamp Club Meeting (Rayleigh)

25Nov: Colin Evans displays Letter H; 9Dec: Christmas Social and Doug Venman Competition. Meeting of Rayleigh &..... See more >
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh SS6 8BA
Mon 25 Nov, Mon 9 Dec

A Christmas Carol - new adaptation of Charles Dicken's favourite story

A Christmas Carol - new adaptation of Charles Dicken’s favourite story Bah, Humbug! Christmas isn’t Christmas without Mr. Scrooge, is it? And we have the perfect show to get you into the..... See more >
Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road CM15 8AG
Wed 4 Dec to Sat 7 Dec

Stamp Club Meeting (Benfleet)

Christmas Social & Member’s Displays. Meeting of Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit... See more >
Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet SS7 2EJ
Wed 4 Dec

Stamp Club Meeting (Clacton)

Pre-Christmas Buffet. Meeting of Clacton Philatelic Society. All philatelists welcome to visit. Membership..... See more >
Clacton Indoor Bowls Club, Valley Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 6NA
Wed 4 Dec

Stamp Club Meeting (Witham)

Christmas Gathering (Members). Meeting of Witham Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit. Membership subscription..... See more >
Spring Lodge Community Centre, Powers Hall End, Witham CM8 2HE
Thu 5 Dec

Craft & Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair at Tendring District Scout Centre, Valley Road, Clacton. It is open from 10am – 2pm with FREE entry..... See more >
Tendring District Scout Centre, Valley Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 6NA
Sat 7 Dec

The Mount - Open Garden for NGS

The Mount - Open Garden for NGS The garden is set in a total of eight acres. Three acres of formal gardens and five acres woodland planted in 2003... See more >
The Mount, Harlow CM19 5HT
Fri 13 Dec

Stamp Club Meeting (Basildon)

Festive Night and Tomex Quiz. Meeting of Basildon Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit. Membership subscription..... See more >
The Place (Pitsea Leisure Centre), Northlands Pavement, Pitsea SS13 3DU
Tue 17 Dec

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!