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The Father Christmas Experience in South Woodham Ferrers

16th November-24th December 2019

Address: Marsh Farm

From passport control to Elf Academy. From Mother Christmas and decorating gingerbread to entering the Snow Show for a flurry of surprises there is a full day of festive excitement for children. Prices...

Festive Drive In ‘Get Santa’ in Chelmsford

21st November 2019

Address: Hylands Park

The heart-warming story of a father and son who help Santa round up his reindeer after crashing his sleigh. Watch this classic Christmas movie from the comfort of your car with food and drink being delivered....

A Magical Christmas Experience in Saffron Walden

23rd November-22nd December 2019

Address: Audley End Miniature Railway

Take the Santa Express deep into the woods of the Audley End Estate where you will arrive at Father Christmas’s winter wonderland! You will meet the big man himself, his cheeky elves and receive...

An Elf’s Wish in Wickford

23rd November-24th December 2019

Address: Nevendon Manor

The elf folk have taken over at Nevendon Manor, spreading Christmas spirit all over the grounds offering a magical, festive experience for your family. All tickets are £26.50. Babes in arms free....

Magical Christmas at Cressing Temple

23rd November-24th December 2019

Address: Cressing Temple, Witham Road, nr Witham

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with Essex Country Parks. Take an enchanting guided tour through the traditional grotto. There will be lots to see and do for all the family, including meeting Father Christmas...

Party Guide 2019

Party Guide 2019

The Annual Primary Times Pull-Out Party Guide is back - full of great ideas for celebrating your child's birthday!

Theatre Guide

Theatre Guide

Your complete family guide to theatre in Essex

Goodbye and Thank you Judith

Goodbye and Thank you Judith

Primary Times celebrates the life and works of Judith Kerr OBE, author and illustrator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.



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