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Two boys crossing a rope bridge on Great Notley Country Park's Sky Ropes high ropes facility

Sky Ropes

Sky Ropes is Great Notley Country Park’s brand new high ropes experience. Feel the thrill and reach unforgettable heights with family and friends.

See opening hours

See opening hours

Great Notley Country Park

Bat in flight in the dark night

Weald Family Bat Walk

Join the Rangers for a night time walk in search of bats.

2 June, 21 July, 18 August, 15 September 2017

2 June, 21 July, 18 August: 8pm to 9:30pm 15 September: 7pm to 8:30pm

Weald Country Park

Two pre-schoolers laughing and playing at Puddleducks activity, Weald Country Park, Essex

Puddleducks at Weald Country Park

For pre-school children and their families, messy play, outdoor fun and wildlife activities - from bug hunts to mud pies and bark rubbing.

Every Thursday morning during term time

10am to 11:15am

Weald Country Park

Children and adults around campfire at Danbury Country Park's Wild Wednesday

Wild Wednesday

Free children's activities: making dens and mud pies, wading in the stream, splashing in puddles, kicking leaves, forest craft, finding fish and more.

26 Oct 2016, 15 Feb, 5 and 12 Apr 2017

11am to 2pm

Danbury Country Park

Close up of a soldier's face with an army vehicle in background

Temple at War Military and Vintage Show

Experience a true taste of the past covering WW1, WW2 and the Cold War era, giving your family with a truly memorable day out.

13 and 14 May 2017

Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 4pm

Cressing Temple

harbal first aid items

Herbal First Aid

With an increased drive to use the healing power of herbs for a variety of health benefits, is now the time to learn how to use them yourself?

21 May 2017

10:30am to 3pm

Cressing Temple

children climbing on log

Forest Friends at Thorndon Country Park

Aimed at the under-5s, this series of six woodland play sessions at Thorndon Country Park includes nature activities, forest crafts, imagination, physical play and building things.

14 October to 10 March 2017

10am to 12pm

Thorndon Country Park

Apple tree

Apple Tree Pruning Workshop

Why not start the new year by learning a new skill, or brushing up your confidence in something you enjoy?

19 March

10am to 3pm

Cressing Temple


Ghost Hunt

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the barns once the lights are switched off and everyone has gone home?

21 January, 4 March

9pm to 2am

Cressing Temple

Pruning Plants

Pruning Plants for Beginners

Why not make this the year that you learn a new skill, or brush up your confidence in something you enjoy?

1 April

11am to 4pm

Cressing Temple

Easter bunny

Easter Bunny Trail

Enjoy an Easter themed adventure in the park!

13 April

11am to 2pm

Danbury Country Park

Wildflower Walk Weald

Wildflower Walk

With a fascinating mix of woodland, lakes and meadows, Belhus Woods is a fantastic location for enjoying wildflowers.

5 April

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Belhus Woods Country Park



Join us for messy play, outdoor fun and wildlife activities each Wednesday morning during term time at Belhus Country Park.

No dates

Every Wednesday morning during term time 10am to 11:15am

Belhus Woods Country Park

Feet and shoes in grass

Mindfulness Walk

With increasing demands on everyone’s time and energy, it has never been so important to take some time out for yourself to enjoy the positive energy of nature.

6 May

2pm to 3pm

Weald Country Park

Dashy the sheep

Spinning Workshop

Learn how to spin wool yourself starting from the very beginning with meeting the sheep and moving through carding, spinning, finishing and finger braiding.

7 May

10am to 3pm

Cressing Temple

viking training

Langfjorðs Sliehtwulfas Training Day

Viking re-enactment group Langfjorðs Sliehtwulfas will hold a training session that is open for the public to view at Cressing Temple Barns in Essex.

4 and 5 March

4 March 10am to 3pm 5 March 10am to 1pm

Cressing Temple

Flying bat

Belhus Family Bat Walk

Are you keen to explore the park after dark and see some secretive night time wildlife?

5 August, 9 September

5 August: 8pm to 9:30pm 9 September: 7pm to 8:30pm

Belhus Woods Country Park

A group of beekeepers

Introduction to Beekeeping

Whether you are thinking of getting your own hives or are just fascinated by the hardworking honeybee, this is the event for you.

4 June 2017

10am to 4pm

Cressing Temple

A basket of freshly-picked strawberries

Willow Weaving Berry Basket

Join Jo Hammond for a useful and practical workshop where you will learn the techniques required to weave your own willow basket.

2 July

10am to 4pm

Cressing Temple