Please note: The events in Essex featured are all third party events: Healthy Life Essex is not normally directly involved in organising or running any of these events. As events may be cancelled or details changed without us being informed, please always clarify details with the organiser / contact listed. Healthy Life Essex cannot accept responsibility for incorrect information shown on our events listings.
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Make dens, woodland crafts, using tools, light fires and learn about wildlife at the Abbotts Hall Farm Forest School. Forest School is a child-led process facilitated by our Forest School trained leaders. These drop off days run throughout the holidays - children can make dens, learn to light a fire and cook over the fire,Find out more »
onsite parkingA fantastic event at the Langdon Hills Nature Reserve near Basildon to get the whole family outdoors. Suitable for all the family, although suggested age up to 13 years. Forest School activities in the woods - including den building, ropes, woodland crafts, wildlife spotting and campfire. Enjoy some quality family time. Children must beFind out more »
Come and search the woods at Hanningfield Reservoir for signs of pixies and fairies and make your own fairy house to take home for your garden. This event is for 4-8 year-olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Booking EssentialFind out more »
Are you caring for an ageing parent or relative with Alzheimer’s or Dementia? Home Instead Senior Care are running a free Alzheimer’s and other Dementia workshop bi monthly at Unit B2, The Seedbed Business Centre, Vanguard Way, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9QY. Home Instead Senior Care is part of the local Dementia Action Alliance which aimsFind out more »
Discover Southend's mysterious Middle Ages in this hands-on session. Interactive fun for all the family in the beautiful setting of Priory Park. Recommended for children 7-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance booking required. CLICK HERE to book.Find out more »
A twice weekly parent and toddler group at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre in Hornchurch Country Park, excluding school holidays. Indoor and outdoor fun, woodland play, stories, learning through play and exploration. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essentialFind out more »
Find the dinosaur clues hidden in the Roding Valley Meadow, claim your dinosaur prize and create your new friend a home using a jar and natural materials. Differentiated trail suitable for 2 years +. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance booking essential.Find out more »
Help us discover the wildlife in the Community Orchard in Langdon Country Park. A free event funded by Essex and Suffolk Water. Drop in through-out the afternoon (no need to book) to help us find out what lives in the orchard - spot birds, hunt for bugs, count the flowers and meet the trees! AllFind out more »