Things to do with kids in Essex

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Venue: Saffron Walden Museum

Address: Museum Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1BN

They partner with Essex Fire Museum to create a unique temporary exhibition about the history of Essex County Fire & Rescue Service. Fascinating fire-fighting stories from across Essex, from Victorian...

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts, Storytelling and Treasure Trail

Venue: Great Missenden Food Festival

Address: Show Field, Off A413, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

The Children's Cookery School & Food Lab at the Great Missenden Food Festival allows children the chance to get hands on and create some delicious bakes and treats, as well as some fun food experiments....

Theatre & Cinema

Beauty and the Beast on Ice

Venue: Riverside Leisure Centre

Address: Victoria Road, Chelmsford, Essex

into a magical world and follow the tale of love and bravery, inspired by the much-loved Disney classic. Tickets are on sale now for 8 performances delivered over 5 days, with a selection of both matinee...


Cardio Kids

Venue: My Gym

Address: 30 Radford Way

This program combines cardiovascular conditioning, strength and endurance, and stability exercises so children of all athletic abilities will benefit greatly from the class! Ages 7-10.

Outdoor Events

Colchester Medieval Fayre

Venue: Castle Park

Address: St Peters Street entrance (Ryegate) Colchester

Visit Colchester’s beautiful Castle Park for another year of the Food & Drink Festival. There will be lots of old favourites and this year they'll have some new and exciting stalls and products to tempt...



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Competition time

Competition time

Win a copy of Fletcher and the Rockpool and explore the glittering world beyond Fletcher’s wood!

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