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Starlight Cinema

Drive in Movies

Starlight Cinema - coming to a Country Park near you!

See screening for details

See screening for details

Cressing Temple Barns,Weald Country Park

Magical Christmas poster

Magical Grotto

Cressing Temple’s Magical Grotto - a truly magical experience.

23, 24, 30 Nov, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Dec

10am - 6pm

Cressing Temple Barns

Man looking serious with a pipe

M.R. James Ghost Stories

'Storytelling at its finest...' - The Stage

19th November 2019

Doors open 7 pm Show starts 7:30 pm

Cressing Temple Barns

Purple Granny Square

Crochet Club

Learn a new skill!

Every Monday starting 7th October

1pm to 3pm

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.

19 Feb 20

11am to 2pm

Danbury Country Park

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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.

9 November 2019 | 14 December 2019

7pm to 9pm

Great Notley Country Park

A beautiful greating card using hand made printed paper and layered with fabric, lace and buttons

Card Making: with Printing and Textiles

Make three hand-made cards with handmade printed papers and beautiful layers of fabric, lace and buttons.

Thursday 14th November 2019


Cressing Temple Barns

Nature crafts

Environmental Arts Therapy Workshop

Blow away those post Christmas cobwebs!

29 December 2019

11 am to 2 pm

Weald Country Park

snow bunting on grass

Winter Bird Walk

Take in the wonderful array of birds at Cudmore Grove.

7 Dec 19

10.30am - 12.30pm

Cudmore Grove


Tree Week Work Party

Get your hands dirty!

Saturday 23rd November

1.30 pm

Thorndon Country Park

Girl smelling a flower

Family Nature Safari

What will you discover?

Sunday 20th October, Sunday 17th November, Sunday 15th December

10:00 - 12:00

Belhus Woods 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.

9 November, 14 December, 18 January, 8 February, 14 March, 18 April, 16 May, 13 June, 11 July

11am to 2pm

Danbury 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.

20 January 2020, 10 February. 24 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March, 26 March, 30 March.

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

Danbury Country Park

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.

8 Nov 2019 | 6 Dec 2019 | 10 Jan 2020 | 13 Mar 2020 | 3 Apr 2020 |

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

Thorndon Country Park

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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

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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

People building a den in the woods


Release your inner Bear Grylls!

Saturday 26th October and Saturday 23rd November

10:00 - 13:00

Belhus Woods Country Park

Sloe berries

Foraging Walk

Harvest the hedgerows!

Saturday 2nd November

14:00 - 16:00

Belhus Woods Country Park

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Hadleigh Park Cycles

Hadleigh Park Cycles - We are a Community Interest Company that exists to provide cycling services at Hadleigh Country Park.

All year

Opening Hours 9.30am - 5.30pm

Hadleigh Country Park

A mosaic coaster with brown and green tiles

Mosaic Coaster: Workshop

Design and create a pair of striking mosaic coasters for your home.

Thursday 7th November 2019


Cressing Temple Barns

It must be Christmas! A festive wreath with a red bow, baubles and holly leaves decorates a door.

Wreath Making at Cressing Temple Barns

New dates added!

December 2019


Cressing Temple Barns


Wreath Making at Belhus

Make your own Christmas wreath.

Tuesday 3rd December and Tuesday 10th December

Two sessions available 17:30 - 19:00 19:30 - 21:00

Belhus Woods Country Park

Essex Christmas Fair

Essex Christmas Fair

Get the festive feeling!

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November

10 am to 4 pm

Cressing Temple Barns


Wreath Making at Weald

Create your own beautiful wreath for Christmas!

Monday 2 December & Wednesday 4 December

Two sessions 3pm - 5pm 7pm - 9pm

Weald Country Park

Little girl in a witches outfit

Spooky Bat Trail

Follow our batty trail!

Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November

10 am to 3 pm

Thorndon Country Park

Girl looking through telescope

Public Astronomy Sessions

Learn something new!

November 1, December 6, January 3, February 28, March 27, April 4, May 1.

All start at 18:30, except April 4 starts 19:30 and May 1 starts 20:30

Weald Country Park

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Drive in Movies - It's a Wonderful Life

Tissues at the ready!

14th December 2019

Gates open at 7 pm Show starts at 7.30 pm

Weald Country Park