5 things to do in Essex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:03 14 November 2018

Layer Marney Tower (c) Karen Roe, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Layer Marney Tower (c) Karen Roe, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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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

Flyingleaps: Art on the Streets at Firtsite, Colchester – November 14 – 18

Flyingleaps: Art on the Streets is part of Firstsite’s programme theme of Conflict and Culture, where the organisation’s theme of artistic intervention is taken from the streets and into the galleries of this popular art centre.

Admission is free and it runs between 10am and 5pm.

Great Bardfield village Christmas Market – November 16 – 17

Now a two-day event, this village market features locally-made crafts including new and first-time producers, so there are always new gift ideas for the family. Refreshments are available too.

Admission is free and it runs between 10am to 5pm.

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Tower Trail – November 17

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity has been granted permission to host a five-mile walk around the beautiful Layer Marney Towers all in aid of the charity.

Admission is £15 for adults.

Essex Christmas Festival at Crown Plaza, Maldon – November 17 – 18

Self-described as ‘the Christmas show with something for everyone’, this will be the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get right into the festive spirit a month before the big day.

Follow the above link for more details.

Braintree Christmas Lights Switch On – November 17

Led by Radio Essex, there will be plenty of entertainment around the streets of Braintree before the lights are turned on at the stage by Market Place at 5.30pm.

The entertainment will run between 12pm and 5.30pm.

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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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