Things to do with kids in Essex

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The Great Nest Trail

29th March-28th April 2024

Venue: Markshall Estate

Head out into the Arboretum and eggsplore beautiful blossom, trees from every temperate zone and natural play areas as you discover the giant nests. Use your booklet to identify the eggs and share photos...

Thunderbirds and Co: The Joy of Puppetry 

29th March-30th June 2024

Venue: Colchester Castle

Embark on a nostalgic journey through the enchanting world of puppetry. Running from 29 March to 30 June, this exhibition is a celebration of the art and legacy of early television puppeteers, including...

Theatre & Cinema

The Greatest Magician: An Evening of Wonders

24th April 2024

Venue: Harlow Playhouse

Following a completely sell out run in 2022 - James Phelan, the magician most infamous for jamming the BBC switchboard after correctly predicted the lottery presents with an all new show for 2024. This...

Steam Gala

26th-28th April 2024

Venue: Epping Ongar Railway

An intensive service will operate, during which the engines will need to work hard on our challenging gradients. Services will additionally run until late evening on Saturday. All trains will be running...

Theatre & Cinema

Wifi Wars

28th April 2024

Venue: Cliffs Pavilion

Wi-Fi Wars returns with the live comedy game show where you all play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet and compete in a range of games, puzzles and quizzes to win the show, and prizes! Hosted...

Boost your child’s fine motor skills

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It’s time to party!

It’s time to party!

Primary Times explores some fabulous ideas for party bag goodies.

Explore the world together through play

Explore the world together through play

Dogs, dancing, and daring to embrace our differences with Gemma Atkinson.

After-school classes and activities

After-school classes and activities

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