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.
Directory advertisers can add their own ad hoc events free of charge as can most charities. Other events may incur a cost. The directors reserve the right not to accept entries or to make a small charge.
Abbotts Hall Farm Over 8s Forest School session will encourage your children to explore, have fun, make new friends, learn new skills and so much more. Let them get outside and explore, build dens, climb trees, use tools, make fires and cook on a fire. Advance booking essential. Please arrive in plenty of time toFind out more »
This is a drop-in event suitable for small children who are accompanied by an adult. Enjoy a walk through Belfairs Woods, which are currently glorious in their autumn colours, with the self-led trail from the Woodland Centre. Discover all of the pumpkin clues and win a small prize on completion.Find out more »
Visit the secret woodland glade in Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve where we will make a variety of different potions, and a natural broomstick to take home! A 'non-scary' Halloween-themed event suitable for children ages 5-11. Please provide warm clothing that might get messy! Advance booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Find out more »
Drop-off your 5-11 year olds for the day at Abberton Reservoir where they can spend the day with the education team exploring the reserve and learning all about wildlife. We will explore the reserve with activities including pond-dipping, bug hunting, orienteering, bird watching, toasting marshmallows and more. Please ensure your child has suitable clothing andFind out more »
Enjoy a day at Belfairs Nature Reserve hunting for fairies that live in the forest. Find the clues the fairies have left behind and enjoy lots of games, activities and crafts. Suitable for children of all ages from 18months upwards, who must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential.Find out more »
Visit the Thorndon Countryside Centre and make some exciting Halloween themed crafts to take home. There are a series of drop-in sessions throughout the day. There's no need to book but there may be a wait at busy times. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Find out more »
Take the spook-tastic family trail to solve the spooky clues and track down the creepy creatures of Hanningfield Nature Reserve. A drop in session for all the family. Please wear suitable clothing for being outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Find out more »
Visit Thurrock Thameside Nature Park for the EWT survival shelters and campfire cookout with a fun session of bushcraft activities. Recommended for children 8-12 who must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Lower Car Par near the entrance to the site. Booking EssentialFind out more »