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Yoga Unites

Yoga Unites

A new yoga festival: meet inspiring teachers and try different styles of yoga

Saturday 8th June 2019

10am-6pm

Cressing Temple

Starlight Cinema

Starlight Cinema presents...

Starlight Cinema - coming to a Country Park near you!

See screening for details

See screening for details

Cressing Temple

outdoor cinema screen

Spirit of Essex Festival

The ‘Spirit of Essex Festival’ features a packed programme of outdoor activities and events designed to inspire more of us to explore and enjoy the diverse heritage, culture, nature and habitats that Essex has to offer.

8 June 2019 | 11 June 2019 | 14 June 2019 | 15 June 2019 | 22 June 2019 | 28 June 2019 | 29 June 2019

Times vary for each event

Cressing Temple


Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Treasure Island comes to Mersea Island!

Friday 14th June 2019

Gates open 6pm Show starts 7pm

Cudmore Grove

Earth

Planet Essex Festival

Sustainable. Environmentally Friendly. Local

Saturday 22nd June 2019

10 am to 4 pm

Cressing Temple

Freddie Mercury

Bohemian Rhapsody at Cressing Temple Barns

The Barns are alive... with the sound of Queen!

Friday 28th June 2019

Gates open 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm

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Freddie Mercury singing

Bohemian Rhapsody at Great Notley Country Park

Get ready to rock!

Saturday 29th June 2019

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts at 7:30 pm

Great Notley Country Park

A rail of vintage clothes

Helen Rollason Vintage Fair

Now in its 10th year come and explore everything vintage - all in a great cause!

30th June 2019

11am to 4pm

Cressing Temple

Sunset over Jupiter

Junior Astronomy Club

Junior Astronomy Club for 7 - 17 year olds

12th March, 9th April, 14th May, 11th June, 9th July, 13th August

6pm to 8:30pm

Cressing Temple


Black and white photo of Cressing Temple Barns

Ghost and Psychic Walk

Fright Nights Essex have added an extra date for their successful ghost and psychic walks! Join us for a night in search of the paranormal in the unique historic setting of Cressing Temple Barns.

29th June 2019

9 pm to 3 am

Cressing Temple

children climbing on log

Forest School Thorndon Country Park

Aimed at the under-5s, a series of six woodland play sessions that include nature activities, forest crafts, imagination, physical play and building things.

Spring term - 5 April, 26 April, 3 May, 10 May and 17 May

10am to 12pm and 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Thorndon Country Park

Little girl playing with leaves in a flower pot in autumn woodland setting

Woodland Play Forest School

Join us for activities centred around nature, sensory stimulation, forest crafts, imagination, physical play and construction.

29 April, 13 May, 20 May, 3 June, 10 June

10am until 12noon or 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Danbury Country Park


Family building a den together in the woods

Family Forest School

Don’t let the children have all the fun, forest school and connecting to nature is for everyone – come and join us at our Family Forest School sessions.

8 September, 13 October, 10 November, 8 December, 12 January 2019, 9 February 2019, 9 March 2019, 14 April 2019, 11 May 2019, 8 June 2019, 15 July 2019

11am to 2pm

Danbury Country Park

Beautiful wildflowers

Wildflower Walks

Join field botanist Mary Smith looking for fascinating wildflowers and unusual species amongst the rich wildflower meadows and grasslands of vast array of habitats at Belhus Woods Country Park

3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 10th July, 7th August

1.30 to 4.30pm

Belhus Woods Country Park

Parkrun logo

Parkrun

Get outside with your local friendly Parkrun.

Every Saturday at 9am

Running starts at 9am

Cudmore Grove,Great Notley Country Park,Hadleigh Country Park,Marsh Farm County Park,Weald Country Park


Two women dressing in park putting notes on a board

Race for Life at Weald Country Park

Come and do something amazing this May. Everyone welcome!

25th May 2019

Race starts at 11am

Weald Country Park

Woman climbing on a man's back

The Pantaloons present - Sense and Sensibility

Experience your favourite book brought to life - in the open air!

17th July 2019

Show starts at 3pm

Cudmore Grove

Picture of Sky Ropes Under the Stars

Sky Ropes Under the Stars

Discover the night time adventurer in you! Adventurers can explore our fun and family friendly high ropes course, navigating their way around bridges and beams high in the nights sky.

13 April 2019

7pm to 9pm

Great Notley Country Park


An alpacas face

Weald Country Show and Festival of Dogs

Enjoy a fabulous day out at the Weald Country Show and Festival of Dogs

5th and 6th May

10 am to 5 pm

Weald Country Park

A fairy laying on a donkey's ears

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Experience outdoor theatre this summer!

14 July 2019

Gates open at 2:30pm Show starts at 3pm

Weald Country Park

picture of Chef

Essex Festival of Food and Drink

The County's biggest Food Festival returns to Cressing Temple Barns on the 13th and 14th July!

13th and 14th July 2019

10 am to 5 pm each day

Cressing Temple


Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Come and experience outdoor theatre at its best with Immersion Theatre!

8th August 2019

Gates open 3.30pm Show starts 4pm

Weald Country Park

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Cressing Folk Festival

Brand new to the Folk scene Cressing Temple Barns is proud to host the first Cressing Folkfest. A one day celebration of all things folk with a first class line up, sing-a-rounds, morris dancing, real ales and more. Line includes The Wilsons, John Kirkpatrick, Trails of Cato, Fran & Belinda and Terry Hiscock

15 September 2019

12noon to 8.00pm

Cressing Temple

Cathy looking moody

Wuthering Heights

Heathcliff? It's me, Cathy, I've come home now....

Saturday 27th July 2019

Doors open at 2pm Show starts 3pm

Belhus Woods Country Park


Picture of a happy girl smiling

The Secret Garden

Enjoy some outdoor theatre this summer!

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Gates open at 1pm Show starts at 2pm

Cressing Temple

Book design tools

Book Design with Mary Pullen Deacon

Create beautiful books with lettering and illustration

Saturday 29th June 2019

10am-2pm

Cressing Temple

Blue Book

Eco Drawing Workshop

Be inspired by nature at Weald Country park!

Sunday 9th June

Sunday 9th June - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Sunday 14th July - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Sunday 11th Aug - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Sunday 8th Sept - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Sunday 6th Oct - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Weald Country Park


Freddie Mercury Singing

Bohemian Rhapsody at Weald Country Park

Experience this multi award winning film as never before!

Saturday 10th August

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts 7:30 pm

Weald Country Park

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

A Star is Born at Weald Country Park

Fantastic outdoor cinema!

6th July 2019

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts at 7:30 pm

Weald Country Park

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman at Weald Country Park

Experience this modern classic as never before!

Saturday 7th September 2019

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts at 7:30 pm

Weald Country Park


Freddie Mercury singing

Bohemian Rhapsody at Belhus Woods

Get ready to rock!

Friday 8th August

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts at 7:30 pm

Belhus Woods Country Park

Bradley Walsh and Lady Gaga

A Star is Born at Belhus Woods!

A beautiful story in beautiful surroundings.

Friday 5th July

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts at 7:30 pm

Belhus Woods Country Park

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman at Belhus Woods

The circus is coming to town!

20th September 2019

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts at 7:30 pm

Belhus Woods Country Park


Wedding open day

Wedding Open Day

Discover our beautiful wedding venue!

Sunday 28th April

11 am to 3 pm

Cressing Temple

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

A Star is Born at Great Notley Country Park

Enjoy this beautiful film as never before!

Friday 6th September 2019

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts at 7:30 pm

Great Notley Country Park

A shadow box 3D image celebrating 50 years since the first moon landing.

Shadow Box

This July marks the 50th anniversary since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Make a shadow box with Mark Hugh-Jones to celebrate this era-defining event.

Sunday 7th July 2019

10.30am-3.30pm

Cressing Temple


A bright, blue cotton bag with interesting patterns . You can make this.

Indigo Dyeing

Create a reusable cotton bag: stitched and indigo dyed.

No dates

Sunday 8th September 2019

Cressing Temple

Printed card with yellow flower

Gelli Print cards

Create printed papers on the gelli plate printing press and decorate with fabric patches, lace, buttons and motifs.

Sunday 22nd September 2019

10am-4pm

Cressing Temple

Picture of Nuts about Nature

Nuts about Nature

Nuts about Nature is outdoor nature play sessions for preschoolers. Sessions take place at Great Notley Country Park from April to October. Kate Curtis, who runs Nuts about Nature is an experienced leader and in a nutshell her mission is to inspire families to go and have fun in the great outdoors on their doorstep !

Sessions run from April to October

Various Times

Great Notley Country Park


Bradley Walsh and Lady Gaga

A Star is Born at Thorndon South

Starlight Cinema presents - A Star is Born!

Saturday 3rd August

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts at 7:30 pm

Thorndon Country Park

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman at Thorndon South

Starlight Cinema presents - The Greatest Showman

Saturday 21st September 2019

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts at 7:30 pm

Thorndon Country Park

Jurassic Park logo

Jurassic Park at Cudmore Grove

Starlight Cinema presents - Jurassic Park

Sunday 4th August

Gates open 2 pm Show starts at 2:30 pm

Cudmore Grove


Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

The Royal Opera House presents Romeo and Juliet

11th June

Gates open at 6:30pm pre-show screening starts at 7pm

Cressing Temple

Summer Sounds

The Sound Collective presents Summer Sounds!

Join The Sound Collective for a Sunday afternoon of music!

Sunday 23rd June

Gates open at 2pm

Cressing Temple

Freddie Mercury

Bohemian Rhapsody at Thorndon South

Get ready to ROCK!

Friday 12th July 2019

Gates open at 7 pm show starts at 7:30 pm

Thorndon Country Park


Olivia Coleman

The Favourite at Cressing Temple Barns

Enjoy this multi award winning film as never before!

24th August 2019

Gates open at 2 pm show starts at 2:30 pm

Cressing Temple