Essex Country Parks: Up and Coming Events

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Essex Country Parks

Spooky Fun at Cressing Temple Barns

Will you be brave enough to hold a snake this half-term? Join us for our spookiest year ever at Cressing Temple Barns! Meet some seriously spooky creatures, pick your own pumpkin from Pete’s Pumpkin Patch and marvel at our contortionist and fire eater Johnny Strange. Dress to impress us with your spooky outfits – it’s going to be spooktacular! Ticket price: £14.

Book your ticket here.

Halloween Drive-In Movies

Drive In Movies come to Country Parks! Come and experience horror classics from the comfort of your own car! Enjoy all the action via our massive LED screen and never miss a sound via your own in car Bluetooth speaker (provided).

We are showing:

  • Nightmare on Elm Street (18) – Weald Country Park – 22nd October
  • The Omen (18) – Belhus Country Park – 24th October
  • The Lost Boys (15) – Cressing Temple Barns – 29th October
  • It (18) – Great Notley Country Park – 30th October

Tickets £25 per car. Find out details on our website.

Lantern Walk at Hadleigh Country Park

Make your own colourful lantern then join other families in a lantern lit procession through the Country Park on 25th October. The walk will take you all the way to Hadleigh Castle and back. Book Here. Alternatively if you fancy being more active over half-term, you can also try Kayaking, Archery or join us for a Family Survival Day. Find out more from Hadleigh Country Park.

Christmas is Coming!

As well as our award winning Magical Grotto at Cressing Temple, we have plenty of other events to get you in the mood. Why not make your own Christmas Wreath or Christmas Cards this year? Or if you want to escape the festivities we have a November evening ramble at Weald Country Park and the Big Winter Feed at Danbury Country Park in December. There is something for everyone!


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