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School Holiday Events 2024

School Holiday Events 2024

Check out what's on throughout the school holidays in Essex with these family friendly, half term & summer holiday activities and events.

Check out what's on throughout the school holidays in Essex with these family friendly, half term & summer holiday activities and events.

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13

Aug 2024

Adventure Cinema presents: The Greatest Showman Sing-a-Long
13 August 2024
08:45 PM - 11:00 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

14

Aug 2024

Adventure Cinema presents: Top Gun (Original)
14 August 2024
09:15 PM - 11:30 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

15

Aug 2024

Adventure Cinema presents: Pretty Woman
15 August 2024
08:45 PM - 11:30 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

18

Aug 2024

Classic & Vintage Car Show
18 August 2024
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

23

Aug 2024

Adventure Cinema: The Greatest Showman Sing-a-Long
23 August 2024
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Chelmsford
Hylands House and Estate

24

Aug 2024

Adventure Cinema: Frozen Sing-a-Long
24 August 2024
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Chelmsford
Hylands House and Estate

24

Aug 2024

Adventure Cinema: Mamma Mia! ExtrABBAganza
24 August 2024
06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Chelmsford
Hylands House and Estate

25

Aug 2024

Knights of Albion Joust
25 August 2024 - 26 August 2024
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

25

Aug 2024

Adventure Cinema: The Gruffalo and Stick Man
25 August 2024
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Chelmsford
Hylands House and Estate

25

Aug 2024

Adventure Cinema: Sing
25 August 2024
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Chelmsford
Hylands House and Estate

26

Aug 2024

Adventure Cinema: Grease Sing-a-Long
26 August 2024
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Chelmsford
Hylands House and Estate

26

Aug 2024

Adventure Cinema: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
26 August 2024
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Chelmsford
Hylands House and Estate

28

Aug 2024

Teddy Bear's Picnic
28 August 2024 - 29 August 2024
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

27

Oct 2024

Brightworth's School of Magic
27 October 2024 - 2 November 2024
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

20

Jul 2024

Summer Holidays at Colchester Zoo
20 July 2024 - 1 September 2024
09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Colchester
Colchester Zoo

27

Jul 2024

Magic Weekend at Kentwell Hall
27 July 2024 - 28 July 2024
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sudbury
Kentwell Hall and Gardens

28

Jul 2024

Essex Fire Museum - Family Open Day
28 July 2024
10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Grays
The Essex Fire Museum

31

Jul 2024

Diesel Day
31 July 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

4

Aug 2024

Steam Day
4 August 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

7

Aug 2024

Diesel Day
7 August 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

9

Aug 2024

Southend Pier Puppet Festival
9 August 2024 - 11 August 2024
12:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Southend on Sea
Southend Pier & Railway

11

Aug 2024

Animal Aid Festival
11 August 2024
11:00 AM
Brentwood
Animal Aid Festival

14

Aug 2024

Diesel Day
14 August 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

22

Aug 2024

Galeón Andalucia docks at Southend Pier
22 August 2024 - 28 August 2024
10:30 AM - 07:00 PM
Southend on Sea
Southend Pier & Railway

22

Aug 2024

Clacton Airshow 2024
22 August 2024 - 23 August 2024
Clacton on Sea
Clacton Airshow

26

Oct 2024

Fright Week at Epping Ongar Railway
26 October 2024 - 31 October 2024
Epping
Epping Ongar Railway

26

Oct 2024

Spooky Nights at Barleylands
26 October 2024 - 31 October 2024
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Billericay
Barleylands

27

Oct 2024

Halloween Festival at Clacton Pier
27 October 2024 - 3 November 2024
Clacton on Sea
Clacton Pier

30

Oct 2024

Diesel Day
30 October 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

30

Oct 2024

Halloween at The Museum of Power
30 October 2024 - 3 November 2024
09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Maldon
Museum of Power

2

Nov 2024

Diesel Day
2 November 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

Summer Holidays at Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo
Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL - Map Directions
20 July 2024 - 1 September 2024 , 09:30 AM until 06:00 PM
2024-07-20 2024-09-01
Colchester Zoo Summer Celebrations are set to be sizzling! Keep the kids entertained this summer by visiting throughout the school holidays.
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Magic Weekend at Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall and Gardens
High Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9BA - Map Directions
27 July 2024 - 28 July 2024 , 11:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-07-27 2024-07-28
A Truly Magical Weekend at Kentwell Hall. With magicians, fairies, wizards, mystics, magic menders, water bubble fun, a fairy-tale cottage, unicorn, Mad Hatters, gnomes, witches and more, there's so much to see and do.
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Essex Fire Museum - Family Open Day

The Essex Fire Museum
Hogg Lane, Grays, Essex RM17 5QS - Map Directions
28 July 2024 , 10:30 AM until 04:00 PM
2024-07-28 2024-07-28
A fun day for all the family where you can check out our old fire engines, artefacts, arts and crafts, water squirting and lots more. Visits must be pre-booked as we are on the site of a working fire station.
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Diesel Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
31 July 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-07-31 2024-07-31
Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Diesel Locomotives, DMU or Diesel Railbus.
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Steam Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
4 August 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-08-04 2024-08-04
A firm favourite with families, they’re a great opportunity to visit the Museum and have a ride in vintage wagons or carriages pulled by one of our restored Steam Engines.
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Diesel Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
7 August 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-08-07 2024-08-07
Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Diesel Locomotives, DMU or Diesel Railbus.
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Southend Pier Puppet Festival

Southend Pier & Railway
Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1EE - Map Directions
9 August 2024 - 11 August 2024 , 12:30 PM until 06:30 PM
2024-08-09 2024-08-11
That’s the way to do it! The Southend Pier Puppet Festival returns for 2024!
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Animal Aid Festival

Animal Aid Festival
Herongate Football Club, Billericay Road, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3PU - Map Directions
11 August 2024 , 11:00 AM
2024-08-11 2024-08-11
This year’s festival will be on Sunday, 11 August 2024 at Herongate Athletic Football Club.
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Diesel Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
14 August 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-08-14 2024-08-14
Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Diesel Locomotives, DMU or Diesel Railbus.
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Galeón Andalucia docks at Southend Pier

Southend Pier & Railway
Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1EE - Map Directions
22 August 2024 - 28 August 2024 , 10:30 AM until 07:00 PM
2024-08-22 2024-08-28
Get ready for an exciting glimpse into the past as the Galeón Andalucia docks at Southend Pier this summer!
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Clacton Airshow 2024

Clacton Airshow
West Greensward, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1XB - Map Directions
22 August 2024 - 23 August 2024
2024-08-22 2024-08-23
Clacton seafront plays host to dynamic aerial displays, land based entertainment & attractions. The official show site opening time each day is 11am and closes 10pm Thursday and 5pm Friday.
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Fright Week at Epping Ongar Railway

Epping Ongar Railway
North Weald Station, Station Road, North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16 6BT - Map Directions
26 October 2024 - 31 October 2024
2024-10-26 2024-10-31
Dress up in your scariest outfit and join our full size ghost train as we promise some Halloween fun with the living dead!
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Spooky Nights at Barleylands

Barleylands
Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex CM11 2UD - Map Directions
26 October 2024 - 31 October 2024 , 06:00 PM until 09:00 PM
2024-10-26 2024-10-31
Our family friendly Halloween event will be running over FOUR nights, 26th, 27th, 30th & 31st October!
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Halloween Festival at Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier
1 North Sea, Clacton Pier, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1QX - Map Directions
27 October 2024 - 3 November 2024
2024-10-27 2024-11-03
This year’s Halloween Festival promises a hauntingly good time for families of all ages, filled with spine-tingling thrills, delightful chills, and unforgettable fun.
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Diesel Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
30 October 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-10-30 2024-10-30
Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Diesel Locomotives, DMU or Diesel Railbus.
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Halloween at The Museum of Power

Museum of Power
Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA - Map Directions
30 October 2024 - 3 November 2024 , 09:30 AM until 03:00 PM
2024-10-30 2024-11-03
Join us at the Museum of Power this half term for some spooky Halloween fun!
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Diesel Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
2 November 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-11-02 2024-11-02
Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Diesel Locomotives, DMU or Diesel Railbus.
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