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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October 2018

Information for parents & families from Herts County Council

Monday, 22 October to Friday, 20 December

Do you have a 3 or 4 year old? Did you know you can apply now for a free early education place for your 3 or 4 year old?
If you need to apply for a free early education place for your child you will need to apply directly to the early years provider of your choice; this could be a pre-school, day nursery, childminder or school nursery. Many school nurseries, pre-schools and day nurseries are having open days for you to look round. Find your nearest early years provider at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/parents

December 2018


Saturday, 01 December to Monday, 31 December

Wintasia (Ice Skating etc) in Saffron Walden. Details awaited. Check at Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre

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Reception Tour Roseacres

Monday, 03 December to Monday, 07 January

Roseacres Primary School, Takeley, CM22 6QY Tel: (01279) 879599. Reception tour 13.30 on 3rd and 09.30 on 7th December

Christmas Crafts at Saffron Walden Library

Thursday, 20 December

Christmas Crafts at Saffron Walden Library 11.00-12.30.
Make your own reindeer model and decorate it! Have fun in the library with Christmas card colouring sheets and a treasure hunt. For all ages with parental supervision, in the Children’s Department on the ground floor.

Crib Service

Monday, 24 December

Christmas Eve 16.30 Welcome to Christmas; a Crib Service for all the family. 22.30 Carols; 23.00 Midnight Mass. All Saints’ Church, Stansted Road, Bishop’s Stortford. For further details call 01279 506542 / 0788 094 0580 or see our website www.allsaintshockerill.org.uk

All age Mass & Carols

Tuesday, 25 December

10.00 Sung All-Age Mass with carols; All Saints’ Church, Stansted Road, Bishop’s Stortford. For further details call 01279 506542 / 0788 094 0580 or see our website

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January 2019

Messy Church Salvation Army

Sunday, 06 January

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him. Messy Church takes usually takes place on the first Sunday of the month from 4 - 5.30pm at The Salvation Army, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, it’s free and tea is provided. Children must bring a parent or carer. For an idea of the fun have a look at our website www.messychurch.waldenarmy.org.uk. For further information, please call Steph on 01799 510798 or email stephanie.hall@salvationarmy.org.uk.

Dame Bees Free Event

Friday, 11 January

Dame Bees Stories, Songs and Rhymes. Free event 09.00-10.00 book at office@damebradburys.com

Alice in Wonderland

Friday, 11 January to Saturday, 19 January

11-13 & 18-19 Jan Saffron Players “Alice in Wonderland – A Curious Pantomime!“ Saffron Walden Town Hall. Tickets on sale to in person callers at Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre. No refunds.
Online booking: www.thelittleredboxoffice.com;
Website: www.saffronplayers.co.uk

February 2019

Copy date for Easter Issue of Salad Days

Friday, 01 February

1st Feb - copy date for Easter issue of Salad Days. Ask about advertising, send diary dates and review listings by 1st February


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