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5 things to do in Essex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:41 23 April 2019

Promenade Park Lake, Maldon (c) David Fisher, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Promenade Park Lake, Maldon (c) David Fisher, 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

Dawn Chorus Walk at Daws Hall Centre - April 27

For those early risers, enjoy the dawn chorus with Daws Hall Nature Reserve for something quite spectacular. It is one of spring's most delightful natural events and the reserve welcomes you to join in on the Daws Chorus Walk with knowledgeable local bird ringer and ornithologist Peter Dwyer.

Admission is £3 and the walk sets off at the very early time of 4am.

Magic of Motown at Brentwood Centre - April 27

Celebrate the sound of a generation through the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes and much more. This fun-loving concert is something beyond spectacular and will take you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs.

The show starts at 8pm.

Wings & Big Wheels Rally at Stow Maries Aerodrome - April 28

This year the Wings & Big Wheels rally will start at the aerodrome and refreshments will be available to buy before setting out on an approximately 55-mile journey through the Essex countryside. The destination is the Museum of Power, which is a significant location in Essex history, set in a 1920s Steam Pumping Station, the former generator hall and boiler house.

Admission is free and it runs from 8am to 3pm.

Maldon Ghost Walk - April 27

Immerse yourself in an evening of spooks and paranormal activity on the Essex coast as you take a guided walk around this historic location. Maldon is considered to be the most haunted place in Essex and on the walk you'll find out exactly why.

Adult tickets are £5 and under-16s are £3.

Visit the Vulcan Day at London Southend Airport - April 28

Explore the majestic Avro Vulcan - an advanced bomber used by the RAF until 1984 - during this great day out that is perfect for the whole family. As well as the plane itself, there will be other heritage vehicles on show, live music and large-scale aircraft models to admire.

Entry is £5 for adults with accompanied under-16s going free. Pay an extra £5 for a cockpit tour of the Vulcan.


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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