5 things to do in Essex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:59 24 February 2020 | UPDATED: 12:59 24 February 2020

East Anglian Railway Museum (c) Don Brubacher, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

East Anglian Railway Museum (c) Don Brubacher, 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

Chappel Winter Beer Festival at East Anglian Railway Museum - February 28 - 29

One of the county's best known beer festivals returns this Friday and Saturday for another year celebrating Essex and East Anglia's finest ales. The museum is also fully open during the festival as a small added bonus.

It runs from 11am to 11pm each evening.

Spring Bulb Spectacular at Warley Place - February 29

Daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops are a spectacular sight to see, so come along and let your eyes do the rest at Warley Place. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about Ellen Willmott's historic garden; whether it's about the unique plants and trees or building remains.

If you can't make it this time the event runs every weekend until April 4.

Gin Tasting Festival & Silent Auction at Bishop William Ward Primary School - February 28

Support the school and try a range of fantastic gins this Friday by getting your tickets now for this event in Great Horkesley. As well as all the gins you can get involved in a silent auction and a gin-themed raffle.

Tickets are £11 each or £4 for a non-alcoholic option.

Bit of a Do! at Althorne Church Hall - February 29

A family event in aid of St Andrew's church repair fund and St Clare's Hospice. Expect books, puzzles, tombola, crafts, cards, a raffle and refreshments. 

It runs from 11am to 3pn.

Brightlingsea WinterFest - February 15 - 29

Comedy, spoken word, music, arts and crafts, there is so much happening at this spectacular event. It's all in aid of helping to fight depression by raising spirits and developing a sense of community during the darkest time of the year.

Money raised goes to Mid Essex MIND and their own Wellbeing Fund for local projects so come and support your local community!


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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