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5 things to do in Essex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:56 17 June 2019 | UPDATED: 12:56 17 June 2019

Rowhedge (c) Jason_Cobb, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Rowhedge (c) Jason_Cobb, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


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

Rowhedge Regatta - June 22

Head to the River Colne to enjoy a range of activities out on the water and back on dry land. Pray for good weather as that'll really help to make the day.

The regatta starts at 11am.

Thaxted Festival at Thaxted Church - June 21 - July 14

There is really something for everyone to enjoy at Thaxted Festival including classical orchestral concerts, piano soloists, choral works, jazz, blues, folk and klezmer, organ works, a relaxed family concert, and Latin American fusion. Enjoy beautiful music across four weekends, featuring leading performers in Thaxted's historic parish church.

Admission prices will vary for different performances.

Maldon Festival - June 22 - July 6

The Maldon Festival welcomes locals and visitors to enjoy this musical event throughout the summer. Expect a fantastic programme of a variety of music genres such as jazz, opera, piano duets and the return of some old favourites. There will also be several free recitals for you to appreciate as well.

Click the link above for more information on the festival programme.

Walking the Walls at Hollytrees Museum - June 22

Enjoy this guided walk with Colchester Information Centre as they take you through Britain's oldest town walls. Built after the Boudican Revolt nearly 2,000 years ago and largely still standing, Colchester's Roman town walls have seen and survived centuries of conflict and change and have a fascinating story to reveal.

Adults are £4.60 and children (aged five to 15 years) are £3.20.

Blackwater Country Show in Heybridge - June 23

This is a day out for family and friends to get together and have lots of fun. Surrounded by tranquil settings, the event boasts a huge range of fantastic activities on the lake, entertainment in the main ring, marquees, exhibits and musicians around the showground.

The show runs from 10am to 5pm.


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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