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



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


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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