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ALL EVENTS LISTED IN OUR APRIL AND MAY CALENDAR ARE NOW POSITIVE, ONLINE VIRTUAL EVENTS.

 

If you are holding date specific online events that can help individuals during these challenging times, you are welcome to add these events to the calendar (using the green button below) providing you are a charity or community group and/or the events are free to access.

 

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.

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9:00 am

Forest School Drop Off Day – Abbotts Hall Farm

29th October 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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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 to

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10:00 am

Pumpkin Trail – Belfairs Woodland Centre

29th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 31st October 2019

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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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.

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Woodland Wizards and Witches Workshop – Fingringhoe Wick

29th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 29th October 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on 1st November 2019 at 1:30 pm

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

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.  

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Forest Fairies – Belfairs

29th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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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.

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Spooky crafts at Thorndon

29th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 31st October 2019 at 10:00 am

Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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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.

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Spook-Tastic Family Trail at Hanningfield

29th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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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.

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11:00 am

Survival Shelters and Campfire – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

29th October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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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 Essential

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