Local events

Find local children friendly events in Saffron Walden, Bishops Stortford, Great Dunmow and surrounding villages. Thanks to all who help compile the list particularly the Saffron Walden and the Bishop's Stortford Tourist Information Centres .

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June 2018

This Summer at thescreen Stortford:

Saturday, 23 June to Saturday, 25 August

Lego Ninjago – Kids for a Quid – (U) – Saturday 21st July, 11am

Cars 3 – Kids for a Quid – (U) – Saturday 28th July, 11am

The Emoji Movie – Kids for a Quid – (U) – Saturday 11th August, 11am

Labyrinth – Interactive Screening (U) – Saturday 18th August, 7pm

The Boss Baby – Kids for a Quid – (U) – Saturday 25th August, 11am

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July 2018

Summer holiday groups at Sycamore House Day Nursery

Sunday, 01 July to Friday, 31 August

Babbling Babies (0-2 years old)
Talking Toddlers (2-3 years old)
Letters and Sounds (3-5 years old)

and Stay and play sessions

All sessions are free of charge, they must be booked in advance T: 01279 465097 or email - manager@sycamorehousedaynursery.co.uk

Saffron Screen - films for children

Saturday, 07 July to Sunday, 02 September

PETER RABBIT (PG)
Sat 7th July 3pm Sun 8th July 2pm

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (12A)
Sat 14th & Sun 15th July 3pm

SHOW DOGS (PG)
Sat 21st July 2pm, Mon 23rd July 3pm, Thurs 26th July 3pm

Cinema for Tinies Film to be confirmed
Sun 22nd July 11am

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (12A tbc)
Fri 27th & Sat 28th July 3pm

THE BREADWINNER (12A)
Sun 29th July 5pm Mon 30th July 3pm

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (U)
Thurs 2nd August 3pm

PATRICK (PG)
Fri 3rd & Sat 4th August 3pm Sun 5th August 2pm

ZOO (PG)
Sat 11th, Mon 13th & Thurs 16th August 3pm

INCREDIBLES 2 (cert tbc)
Fri 17th, Sat 18th, Sun 29th, Weds 22nd & Thurs 23rd (autism-friendly screening) August 3pm

CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT Scratch & Sniff (U)
Fri 24th & Sun 26th August 3pm

THOMAS & FRIENDS: BIG WORLD! BIG ADVENTURES! (U tbc)
Mon 27th & Thurs 30th August 3pm

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 (U tbc)
Fri 31st August 3pm Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Sept 3pm

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Barnfest

Barnfest

Sunday, 15 July to Wednesday, 12 September

Outdoor Summer BARNFEST @ The Nurture Barn is here - limited tickets so be quick – perfect for babies & toddlers 10.00-14.00. Doors open at 9.30.
Our Tuesdays Pay as you Go Boogiewoogies kick us off and Sarah will be showcasing her Musical Sensory session for Babies & Toddlers with lots of cardboard boxes and items from the home they might have seen to get busy with. Miniature pony grooming. Animal Petting with Babs Barnyard allowing you to pet Rabbits, Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Ducks for an extra £1 each.
Buy tickets at the desk when you come in for either. Tickets for each event cost £15 per toddler (max age is 5) and £5 for under 6 months. See image for special offer.

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Summer Festival at Audley End Miniature Railway

Saturday, 21 July to Monday, 03 September

Summer Festival at Audley End Miniature Railway. Details/booking: 01799 542134

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This Summer at themuseum Stortford:

Saturday, 21 July to Wednesday, 22 August

Story Time at the Museum – Saturday 21st July, 10.30am

Young Archaeologist Event – Monday 30th July – Wednesday 1st August, from 11am

Free Museum Tour – Saturday 4th August, 11am

Fairy Craft Event – Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th August, from 11am

Fairy Fayre – Saturday 18th August, from 10am

Summer Craft Event – Monday 20th – Wednesday 22nd August, from 11am

Punch and Judy Show – Wednesday 22nd August, 11.30am and 1.30pm

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Bubble Rush

Sunday, 22 July

Isabel Hospice Bubble Rush 10.00-15.00. 5K. A family fun run through mountains of bubbly foam. Cheshunt Park, Cheshunt, Herts EN76QD. To sign up 01707 382500 or see website

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Concert

Sunday, 22 July

Concert at St Michael’s Church, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford. 15.00. 45 minutes with homemade cakes and tea. Free - retiring collection.

"As You Like It"

Sunday, 22 July

The Pantaloons “AS YOU LIKE IT” at St Mark’s College, Audley End. 1900 – Performed in the open air, please bring your own picnic and seating. Suitable for all ages. Details and tickets available from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre.

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Dance & Drama

Monday, 23 July to Friday, 27 July

Summer Holiday
23 – 27 July – Dance and Drama – for ages 7-14
If you love to dance, sing and act then come and be part of the show and enjoy a fun packed week with Erin Simpson. Boys and girls of all levels and experience are welcome!
Erin Simpson is a qualified teacher and professional performer and has been running these successful courses at Felsted for the past 10 years.


For more information please visit: www.felsted.org/courses
For booking enquiries please contact: 01371 822633 or courses@felsted.org

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Fab Science

Monday, 23 July to Friday, 27 July

Fab Science at Katherine Semar, Saffron Walden


(and 13/14/15th August at Hillmead School, Bishop’s Stortford).

07799 624777

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Musical Theatre Summer School

Monday, 23 July to Friday, 27 July

Pure Rhythm summer musical theatre.

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Dance and Drama – for ages 7-14

Monday, 23 July to Friday, 27 July

Dance and Drama – for ages 7-14. If you love to dance, sing and act then come and be part of the show and enjoy a fun packed week with Erin Simpson. Boys and girls of all levels and experience are welcome! Erin Simpson is a qualified teacher and professional performer and has been running these successful courses at Felsted for the past 10 years T: 01371 822633

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The Story Orchestra

Sunday, 29 July

The Story Orchestra 14.00 Four Seasons In One Day. Discover what it would be like to travel through the four seasons in one day. Following a little girl called Isabelle and her dog, Pickle. This interactive narration by author and illustrator Jessica Courtney-Tickle features music from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. You will also have the chance to work with Jessica on a short craft activity and musical project. This event is aimed at bringing classical music alive to young children and is suitable from the age of 4. Tickets 1 child (plus 1-2 adults) £15, 2 children (plus 2 adults) £20. Venue: Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB. Early booking is advised. 01462 459446. Venue: Peter Morrison Hall Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin Herts SG4 9RB

Family Fermentation Workshop

Family Fermentation Workshop

Sunday, 29 July to Saturday, 11 August

Natural techniques to keep your gut bacteria happy and healthy!
Join us
Natural Chef Rosalind Pritchard & Holistic Practitioner Naomi Smith
Sunday 29th July, Saturday 11th August, 10.30am - 1pm
£25 per child with adult, extra child £10, Nourishing lunch included
Learn how to make Kombucha - Kefir - Sauerkraut and more…..
Spaces are limited. Booking essential.
info@naomitcm.co.uk, 07975700860
Learn how to creatively fearlessly ferment in your own kitchen using local and seasonal ingredients.



29 July & 11 August
Family Fermentation Workshop Learn how to creatively fearlessly ferment in your own kitchen using local and seasonal ingredients. Natural techniques to keep your gut bacteria happy and healthy! With Natural Chef Rosalind Pritchard & Holistic Practitioner Naomi Smith in Saffron Walden. 10.30am - 1pm, £25 per child with adult, extra child £10, Nourishing lunch included. Spaces are limited. Booking essential.
E: info@naomitcm.co.uk
T: 07975700860



Learn how to creatively fearlessly ferment in your own kitchen using local and seasonal ingredients.

Summer tennis camp

Monday, 30 July to Friday, 10 August

30-3 Aug & 6-10 Aug
Children’s Summer Tennis Camp in Saffron Walden. At The Grove, for ages 6-15. Book on website.

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SAS Summer Swimming Course

Monday, 30 July to Friday, 03 August

Summer Crash Course
Linton Granta School
• 30 minute lessons
• £45 per child
Call 01799 500142 or 07947 730287

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August 2018

Mad Science holiday camp

Monday, 06 August to Friday, 10 August

Mad Science Holiday camp for ages 4-11 years. 10.00-15.00. Ready, Steady, Go! We are creating Potty Potions and undertaking Mission Nutrition as well as getting hands on with Construction and Destruction. Come and join Mad Science this summer at Whittlesford Memorial Hall. Book online at east.madscience.org or call 01223 880997. Prices from £30 per day. Extended hours, Sibling and Group Discounts available.

Fab Science

Monday, 13 August to Wednesday, 15 August

Fab Science at Hillmead School, Bishop's Stortford.
07799 624777

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Open Air Garden Theatre

Friday, 17 August

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 18.30-22.30 Open Air Garden Theatre. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland adapted by Laura Turner - Audley End House and Gardens, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF. Tickets from English Heritage Booking Line 0370 333 1181. See tickets 0871 220 0260 or www.seetickets.com Information from Audley End House 01799 522 842 Please bring your own rug or low backed seating. Adult prices £16, Child £10, family (2 adults and 2 children) £46. 10% discount for parties of 10 or more.

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Multi Sports

Monday, 20 August to Friday, 31 August

20 – 24 August / 28 - 31 August - Multi-Sports – for ages 5+
Keep fit and make friends on this fun multi-sports camp which includes a full range of different sports including football, tennis, rounders and volleyball. The camp has a keen focus on football skills and team work designed to challenge both bodies and minds, whilst having a great deal of fun in the process. All levels of sporting ability welcome, with groups allocated accordingly


For more information please visit: www.felsted.org/courses
For booking enquiries please contact: 01371 822633 or courses@felsted.org

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The Glastonbabies Festival Show

Monday, 27 August

This Summer at thestage Stortford:

The Glastonbabies Festival Show – Monday 27th August, 11am and 1pm

It is a welcome return for Glastonbabies, bringing their hit festival show to Rhodes Arts Complex at the end of a 30-show summer tour across the South East. Glastonbabies is a unique combination of top-class musicianship, brilliantly devised non-stop interactive music making and movement with amazing play activities embedded into each performance. The show culminates in the story of Milli-pillar, the mega puppet which becomes a huge interactive installation in front of your eyes. A truly exhilarating experience for under 6’s and their families.

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Buffy Bus

Thursday, 30 August

Buffy Bus Cammas Hall Farm 10.00-17.00. Cammas Hall Farm is going to be joined by the Buffy Play bus. The converted double decker bus is packed full of activities and games for the under 5's. Why not bring your little ones down to the farm for some fun on the bus! No booking required. Cammas Hall Fruit Farm, Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex

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September 2018

London to Brighton Cycle Ride

Sunday, 16 September

Take part in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride in aid of Grove Cottage! To get involved, please contact sue@mencapgrovecottage.org. Please share with family and friends

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St. Mary's School Cambridge

Saturday, 22 September

St Mary’s Cambridge Junior School Open Morning; 6 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 7EB 09.30-12.30. To register please email - Admissions@stmaryscambridge.co.uk

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Bishop's Stortford College Open Morning

Saturday, 22 September

09.30-13.00

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