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Bank Holiday in Essex



Let Essex Tourist Guide help you find something exciting to do or somewhere interesting to visit this Bank holiday weekend.

How about a day trip to one of the many beaches that can be found up and down the Essex coastline? A day at the beach can be lots of fun, especially for families with children. If the weather is on your side why not pack a picnic in the cool box and set off early. Alternatively if you would rather travel light, when hunger sets in visit one of the many pubs and restaurants that can be found in the coastal towns and villages of Essex.

There are also plenty of hotels, guest houses, B&B's and self catering accommodation throughout our county, so maybe a relaxing weekend away would be more to your liking.

Campsites, caravan and holiday parks are also a popular choice when it comes to Bank Holiday weekends away and Essex has a huge variety so you are sure to find one that suits your needs.

Let’s not forget the many tourist attractions, parklands and places of historical interest that can also make for an adventurous day out.

Whatever you decide to do, you are sure to have a great time this Bank Holiday in Essex…

Although not Bank Holidays you will also find events associated St. George's Day and the Chinese New Year etc. within this page.

Where available there are direct links and contact details for the event organisers who we recommend should be contacted directly for further information on any particular event before travelling.
Although accurate at the time of being entered, the information contained within maybe subject to change and as such Essex Tourist Guide does not accept responsibility for any omissions or errors to this content.




- APRIL -

Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th & Monday 6th April 2015
Is this the longest Easter Egg Hunt in Essex?
Bertie Bunny, will be hosting what could be Essex's longest Easter Egg Hunt on 3, 4, 5 & 6 April this year. The hunt which is the length of 131,579 eggs laid end to end will take in features and sights along the length of the Epping Ongar Railway from Ongar through to Coopersale.
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Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th & Monday 6th April 2015
The Clavering Arts & Craft Show
Original Art will be exhibited and available to purchase in the main hall from Saturday 4th April to Monday 6th April 2015 from 11am to 5pm.
The Craft Marquee Saturday 4th April 11am - 5pm for the first time this year we will be hosting a Producers Village. Meet traditional farmers, kitchen table bakers, artisan chocolatiers, brewers and wine makers, and of course, sample their delicious offerings before you buy them to take home, perfect preparation for an indulgent Easter Sunday.
Sunday 5th April to Monday 6th April 11am - 5pm we will be celebrating the wonderful variety of makers, crafters, designers and producers that our area has to offer from companies that cannot be found on the high street. We believe that handmade items are keepsakes that should be treasured year after year and that the quality of craftsmanship is truly invaluable. There will also be an Easter egg hunt and other activities held for the children over the weekend, more details to follow.
If you are interested in exhibiting art with us or would like to have a stall please contact Joanna Harris - kidd77_66@hotmail.com
Admission: £2 per Adult, Kids Free!
Venue: Clavering Village Hall, Hill Green, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4QS

Sunday 5th & Monday 6th April 2015
Spring Craft Show
Spring Craft Weekend - Our event is staged under cover in the 14th Century Barn. Talented craftsmen and artists, some demonstrating, will be displaying and selling their wares. Come and buy directly from the maker.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: £3 (accompanied under 16s free)
Venue: Grange Barn, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1RE
Contact: ann.cuthbert@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.essexcraftguild.org.uk

- MAY -

Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th May 2015
The Essex Craft & Design Show
The Essex Craft & Design Show returns to RHS Garden Hyde Hall for its sixth year in 2015.
The show is gaining popularity with exhibitors and the public due to the quality of the work on show and the beautiful venue. Over forty artists, craftspeople and designer makers will be showcasing and selling fine art, photography, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and many more contemporary crafts. With this show taking place in the height of summer this will give you a chance not only to see some fantastic arts and crafts but also to see Hyde Hall in its full bloom. The admission price includes both entry to our show and the gardens.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: The show is free for all RHS members. For more details for Hyde Hall and the admission prices visit www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/hyde-hall
Contact: info@essexcraftanddesignshow.com
Venue: RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET
Website: www.essexcraftanddesignshow.com

Sunday 3rd May 2015
Steam Day & Garden Show
The Museum of Power will be running its first ever garden show on Sunday the 3rd of May. 'Marshall' our huge triple expansion pumping engine will be running and we will have some lovely old engines on show too. There will be plant and craft stalls, and educational displays, plus a look back into history with a large display of heritage horticultural equipment. During the day there will be a programme of horticultural talks by speakers from local societies, as well as a display of art works by local artists featuring flowers and gardens. Bring the kids along to participate in our 'Get Growing' garden craft activities and sunflower growing competition as well as to see our 'Astaria' Model Village. The Steam Pump Tea Room will be open as usual and in May we also have a lovely big show of bluebells around the museum grounds!
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adult £6.00, Senior £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.00, Children under 5 FREE
Venue: Museum of Power, Steam Pumping Station, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA
Contact: 01621 843184 - enquiries@museumofpower.org.uk
Website: www.museumofpower.org.uk

Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th May 2015
Purple Feather Events Holistic Weekend Fair
A weekend of pampering & relaxation. Taster sessions in various therapies. One to one readings with our palm, tarot or clairvoyant readers. Various retail stalls. FREE workshops all weekend. Food & Drinks. Supporting The Robin Cancer Trust. Everyone welcome!
Time: Sat 10am to 4.30pm, Sun 11am to 3.30pm
Admission: £2,50 per day or £3.50 both days
Contact: Val purplefeatherevents@live.co.uk / 07864 978742
Venue: Weeley Village Hall, Clacton Road, Weeley, Essex CO16 9DN
Website: www.purplefeatherevents.co.uk

Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th May 2015
May Day Bank Holiday Craft Weekend
Talented artists and craftsmen displaying and selling their wares. Some members demonstrate their craft. Come and buy directly from the craftsmen/artists.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: £3 (accompanied under 16s free, plus free cup of coffee/tea)
Venue: Cromwell Manor, Wat Tyler Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH
Contact: ann.cuthbert@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.essexcraftguild.org.uk

Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th May 2015
Extreme Torque Show - All Action Stunt Fest
Come and join the Extreme Team for some general chaos and destruction over the May Bank Holiday. With three diverse arenas - Urban Arena, Extreme Arena and Torque Arena, we're sure to have something for everyone.
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Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th May 2015
The Weald Country & Craft Show
The Weald Country and Craft Show is back again this year in its fifth year and is set to be even bigger and better. We have two Countryside rings with so many fabulous attractions from the Galloping Acrobatics, The Stunt Monkey Motorbike Stunt Team, Carriage Racing, Falconry, Harvey's Shire Horses, Sheep Racing, Team Kinetix from Britains Got Talent, a large free children's activities area from Punch and Judy, Storytelling, Magic Shows, Gemma's Petting Zoo, Amazing Reptiles amongst a lot more. There will be Cookery Demonstrations and a fabulous talk area. New to the Show this year is our Festivals of Dogs with five rings. The show with something for everybody including your four legged friends.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £7.50, Concessions £6.00, Children £3.00 - discounted tickets online
Venue: Weald Country Park, Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5QS
Contact: Quintessentially British Events 01728 685302
Website: www.wealdcountryshow.co.uk

Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 2015
Jousting with the Knights of Royal England!
The ever exciting and popular Knights of Royal England return to Hedingham to recreate the classic Tourney in front of the Keep, an awesome spectacle of chivalry, hand to hand combat, mounted challenges and dark deeds! Surrounding it all will be a bustling arena full of craft stalls, a range of food and a host of entertainment!
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Please see website for prices
Venue: Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ
Website: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 2015
Late Spring Craft Weekend - The Guild of Essex Craftsmen
The Guild of Essex Craftsmen members will be displaying and selling their work, some are demonstrating. Come and buy directly from the maker.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: £1 car parking fee
Venue: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Pike Lane, Off St Mary's Lane, Cranham RM14 3NS
Contact: ann.cuthbert@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.essexcraftguild.org.uk

Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 2015
Open Gardens at The Hall, Tendring
Spectacular Gardens, Art Display and Demonstration, Country Craft Stalls, Classic Cars, Entertainment, Teas and Homemade Cakes in the Village Hall.
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Admission: £4.00 per Adult, Children Free
Venue: The Hall, School Lane, Tendring, Essex CO16 0BP
Contact: stevencole733@btinternet.com

- AUGUST -

Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August 2015
Jousting with The Knights of Middle England!
Great news! They’re back! The astounding Knights of Middle England! Bold and bright costumes accompanied by stunts such as saddle falls, drags and rearing horses make this a show to remember! The evil Black Knight and his trusty fool cause havoc against the Earl of Warwick and his team of chivalrous Knights! Surrounding it all will be a bustling arena full of craft stalls, a range of food and a host of entertainment!
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Please see website for prices
Venue: Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ
Website: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August 2015
Guild of Essex Craftsmen Flagship Craft Weekend
Up to 90 talented craftsmen and artists displaying and selling their works. Many working craft displays live music and other attractions. Hot food and refreshments. Unlimited Free Parking - Coach Parties Welcome by Arrangement.
Time: 10.30am to 5.30pm
Admission: Entrance fees are no more than £5. Accompanied under 16s free
Venue: Cressing Temple Barns, on B1018 between Braintree and Witham, Cressing, Essex CM4 9NR
Contact: ann.cuthbert@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.essexcraftguild.org.uk

- DECEMBER -

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