5 things to do in Essex this weekend
PUBLISHED: 16:06 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:06 19 March 2018
Marc J Pether-Longman
For those still figuring out how to spend your Friday through Sunday, we’ve rounded up 5 of Essex’s best things to do to ensure no second of your weekend is wasted
Easter Egg Hunt at Beth Chatto Gardens – March 24 – 26
There’s no better way to explore the beautiful spring blooms of this renowned garden near Colchester than by searching every single inch of the area for hidden eggs. After you’ve completed the hunt you’ll be able to collect your Easter-themed treat.
The event is free but the £6.95 adult admission still applies. If you book an adult ticket in advance, up to three children can enter free.
If you’re a fan of the BBC’s popular dancing show and also want to support an essential local service then this is the perfect event for you. During this dazzling evening of entertainment, six couples will dance their hearts out to impress celebrity judges Gorka Marquez and Diane Buswell.
The show starts at 7pm and tickets are £20 for adults or £17.50 for concessions.
Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir – March 24
Turn your eyes to the skies this weekend as the North Essex Astronomical Society bring out their biggest telescopes to allow you to see worlds beyond our own. Members of the society will be on hand throughout the evening to help you spot stars, planets and other magnificent celestial bodies.
The event starts at 6:30pm and there is a requested donation of £6 for adults and £4 for children.
A new event for Maldon Carnival’s 2018 programme, the egg roll involves rolling an egg across the park’s grass as fast as you can. These races are ideal for under-8s and go at 11am and 1pm. There will also be an egg hunt running through the park from 10am and 3pm.
A child’s ticket for the egg hunt is £2.75 while a place in the egg roll race is £1.50.
Last year this event was incredibly popular and once again Alan Gresty will be returning alongside his jazz band while special guest from the USA Pete Neighbour will be back to play his clarinet. There is no bar so you can bring your own drinks and snacks.
Admission is £12.50 and doors open at 6.30pm.
For more information about any of the events listed above; how to get there, how to book tickets and prices, please follow the links in the event name.
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