Things to do with kids in Essex

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Outdoor Events

Marsh Farm’s Halloween Festival

16th-17th October 2021

Venue: Marsh Farm

Address: Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5WP

Who will you spot around the farm this Halloween? Witches, Wizards… Vampires? Maybe even Frankenstein! Come in fancy dress and creep through their devilishly decorated farm and enjoy their funfair rides,...

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The Pumpkin Patch

16th-31st October 2021

Venue: Various locations

The Pumpkin Patch is the original Pick your Own Patch in Essex and has been operating since 2015. There are two locations in Essex- Basildon (Watch House Farm, Wash Road, SS15 4ER. Bus route 9 and 100)...

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Big Dog Walk

17th October 2021

Venue: Hylands House

Address: Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ

9.30am - 4pm. It’s so much more than a dog walk. Not only can you choose between a 2k, 5k, or 10k walk around the stunning grounds of Hylands Park; but you can enjoy a mini festival afterwards in the...

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October Open Day

17th October 2021

Venue: Easton Lodge

Address: Little Easton, Dunmow CM6 2BD

11am - 5.00pm. The last open day of the season and hopefully an opportunity to enjoy the pumpkins and dahlias and a relaxed stroll around the Gardens.

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Pumpkin Festival

18th-31st October 2021

Venue: Lathcoats Farm

Address: Beehive Lane, Galleywood, Chelmsford Essex CM2 8LX

PYO Pumpkins (including an undercover area for the inevitable rainy day), Pumpkin Carving and a Halloween Hunt Activity.

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Choosing a Secondary School

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