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Cressing Chocolate Festival

Come and celebrate everything chocolate!

Friday 19th April

10:30 to 4:30

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Chocolate Tasting Workshops

Savour the flavour at this tasting session!

Friday 19th April 2019

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 14:00 pm

Cressing Temple

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Chocolate Tempering Workshop

Learn how to temper chocolate and make your own delicious design to take home!

Friday 19th April 2019

Workshop 1 - 10am to 11am Workshop 2 - 11:30 am to 12:30pm

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Children's Chocolate Pizza Making Workshop

Make your own delicious design to take home!

Friday 19th April 2019

Workshop 1 - 2pm to 3pm Workshop 2 - 3.30pm to 4.30pm

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Chocolate and cake

The History Of Chocolate

Take part in some fantastic workshops at the Cressing Chocolate Festival!

19th April 2019

Various throughout the day

Cressing Temple

Neil Bull from Essex Wine school holding up a glass and smiling

Wine and Chocolate Tasting with The Essex Wine School

Find your perfect partnership!

Friday 19th April

1pm - 2pm

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

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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

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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.

9 Nov I 14 Dec I 11 Jan I 15 Mar

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.

14 Jan l 11 Feb l 25 Feb l 04 Mar l 11 Mar l 18 Mar l 25 Mar l 01 Apr

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

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

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

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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

Military Vehicle

Temple at War 2019

Now in its 5th fantastic year! Come to Cressing and take a journey through 100 years of history.

11th and 12th May 2019

Saturday 11th May 09:00 to 17:00 Sunday 12th May 10:00 to 16:00

Cressing Temple

Knight with a feather in his hat

International Living History Festival

See history brought to life at this fantastic family event!

13th to 14th April 2019

10am to 4pm

Cressing Temple

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

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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.

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

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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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Arts and Crafts with Bumble Bee Kids

Design and make your own hot chocolate mug!

Friday 19th April

10:30am to 4:30pm

Cressing Temple