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Family Events in November

PUBLISHED: 00:16 20 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:09 20 February 2013

Family Events in November

Family Events in November

A guide to family events across Essex during November...

Family Events across Essex in November



November 1st


Haunted Hedingham



Hedingham Castle Castle Hedingham.


How brave are you? Do you dare to attempt Hedinghams haunted walk? Can you make it round without waking the resident ghosts and ghouls? Will the scares be too much? Not for the faint hearted. Meet up with other survivors in the Keep for true ghost stories.


01787 460261



November 2nd 6th



Times Vary


Mr Stink



Palace Theatre, 430 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9LA


Chloe doesnt like school very much. She isnt as cool as the other kids, no iPhone, no DS and no friends. Then she meets Mr Stink the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit but hes the only person whos ever been nice to her, including her mother who wants to be the local MP and is trying to rid the streets of its homeless. About to lose her only friend, Chloe finds Mr Stink a secret hiding placebut is there more to him than meets the nose?


01702 342564



November 5th and 6th



2pm to 7pm (Fireworks at 6pm)


Guy Fawkes Experience



Royal Gunpowder Mills,Beaulieu Drive,WalthamAbbey,Essex,EN9 1JY.


An exciting Guy Fawkes event including a Ghost of Guy Fawkes performance, childrens activities including lantern making, childrens fun fair rides, a live band, BBQ and bar, plus a spectacular 15 minutes firework display.


01992 707370



November 5th and 25th



11pm to 1am


Torchlit Tours



Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Rd, Chelmsford, CM12 8WQ


Have you heard the one about the shadowy man on the staircase, or perhaps the childrens laughter heard echoing through the empty rooms? Take a tour in and around Hylands House in the ark and listen to the stories of staff and visitors who have seen or heard something unusual!


Admission: 12


01245 605555



November 6th



10.30 am to 4 pm


Christmas Craft & Gift Fair for the Cats Protection



The Mill,Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh


Over 70 Stalls Jamie Oliver, Homemade Cakes and Jams, Chocolates, Childrens Corner with Father Christmas, Face Painting, Pottery Design, Microchip Bears, Beauty therapist and Beauty Products, Wooden goods, Clairvoyant, Plants, Christmas Decorations, Books and Greeting Cards, Jewellery and Handbags, Nappy Cakes, ... and lots More!


Admission: 1.50



November 6th



11am


Numberjacks



Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7RA


Join the hugely popular CBeebies favourites as they embark on their first ever live adventure and help them solve problems as they go! But watch out for the dastardly Spooky Spoon and Numbertaker who do all they can to cause trouble! The Numberjacks TV series won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Pre-school Educational programme two years in a row, acting as a building block for young children to learn about numbers, shapes and sizes in a fun and exciting way.


01702 351 135



November 12th



11am & 2pm


Chris and Pui Roadshow



Princes Theatre, Clacton


CBeebies favourite double-act Chris and Pui are coming to town! Fresh from their hit show Show Me Show Me, they invite you to join them at the theatre. Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee have been the main faces on CBeebies since it started and remain top of the tots with their new high rating show shown every weekday on CBeebies.


Admission:12.00, Child 10.00, Family 40.00


01255 68 66 33



November 15th



4:30 to 6:30pm


Havering Christmas Lights Switch on



Romford Market Place


The Zingzillas, Zak, Tang, Drum, Panzee, will be making a special appearance, along with Santa and his friends Pip and Pop and his reindeer, to turn on Haverings Christmas lights on Thursday 17thNovember in Romford Market Place. The church bells will be ringing and fireworks will light up the skyline. So come and enjoy the family festive atmosphere and entertainment and make it a day to remember at this free event.




November 16th to 19th


Disney's Beauty and the Beast



Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on Sea


This is a stage adaptation of the animated Disney film about a strong-willed young woman who is faced with breaking the spell that turned a handsome prince into a monstrous beast. The show includes the musical numbers Beauty and the Beast, the toe-tapping Be our Guest and the hilarious Gaston.


01702 351135



November 19th



11am and 1.30pm


Numberjacks



Mercury Studio Theatre


Join the Childrens TV superheroes from BBCs Numberjacks as they leave the sofa and embark on their first live adventure.


Admission: 12.50 Adult / 9.50 Child / 38 Family Ticket


01206 573948



November 19th



10am 12 noon


Junior Rangers Club Seeds and Berries.



Hazeleigh Wood.


Have fun with seeds and berries in the autumnal woods. Pre-booking essential.


07931 594785




November 20th & 21st



Sun 12pm & 2.30pm, Mon 10am & 12.30pm


The Very Hungry Caterpillar



Palace Theatre, 430 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9LA


The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar that progresses through an amazing variety of foods towards his eventual metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.


01702 342564



November 25th



10am to 4pm


Appliqu Festive Stocking or Bag



Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Rd, Chelmsford, CM12 8WQ


Join Frances on this one day workshop and create our very own personalised appliqu festive stocking or bag, this workshop will be loads of fun; all the materials are included just bring along your own lunch and a basic sewing kit. There will also be an opportunity to make some material purchases after the workshop.


Admission: 30


01245 605555



November 26th and 27th



Santas Grotto


Old MacDonalds Farm, Brentwood


Entry to the Grotto free to all children who enter the farm, Santa will give a free gift, and he keeps two of his precious reindeer here at Old Macdonalds Farm all year round for visitors to meet. Also, do not miss the Singing Chicken Christmas Carol Special.


01277 375177



November 26th and 27th


The Magic of Christmas



Colchester Zoo


Come and get an early taste of Christmas! Pantomime, real reindeer, live animal Christmas show, elf tales, festive dancing with Rudolph, guest visit from Mother Christmas, starlight late night opening and a gift from Santa in his enchanted grotto. Children are bound to love it.


01621 856503




November 26th until December 24th


Barleylands Christmas Experience



Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay


Deliver your wish list to Father Christmas, make your own Christmas card and star in our nativity alongside the animals.


01268 290229

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