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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January 2020
Saffron Screen

Saffron Screen

Tuesday, 21 January to Sunday, 01 March

FROZEN II (U)
Sun 23rd Feb 2pm
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle and travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land, trying to uncover the origin of Elsa’s powers.


CATS (cert tbc)
Tues 18th Feb 3pm
A thrilling film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit musical by Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King's Speech) with a star-studded cast.

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (12A)
Thurs 20th Feb 3pm
The gang is back for another thrilling adventure as they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, but discover that nothing is as they expect.

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (12A tbc)
Sat 25th & Sun 26th Jan 3pm
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the latest Star Wars trilogy.

LITTLE WOMEN (U)
Sat 1st, Sat 8th, Mon 17th & Sat 29th Feb 3pm
Greta Gerwig’s impressive new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s much-loved novel features a superb cast and wonderful storytelling.

SPIES IN DISGUISE (PG tbc)
Sat 15th & Sun 16th Feb 2pm
Find out what happens when a nerdy sidekick accidentally turns a super spy into a pigeon in this hilarious family animation.

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG)
Fri 21st Feb 3pm, Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Feb 5pm, Sun 1st March 2pm
Armando Ianucci brings a wonderful comic exuberance to his freewheeling adaptation of Charles Dickens’s much-loved novel.

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Winter cheer with Cambridge Past, Present and Future (CambridgePPF)

Tuesday, 21 January to Tuesday, 31 March

Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, members free.
For more information: email bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Volunteer Conservation Work Parties
Every Tuesday: 10am to 1pm
Get involved with some hands-on conservation by helping us care for our green spaces and the wildlife that thrives in them – plus you can get active, meet new people and enjoy learning rural practices at the same time. This February our volunteer work party will be assisting with vital work at Wandlelbury Park and Coton Reserve. If you can spare any time then please come along and lend a hand!
NB: All welcome (children/teens accompanied). Meet at the car park notice boards. All instruction, equipment and tools provided. Wear tough clothing and footwear, and bring snacks and a drink. No need to book, just turn up.
Locations: 4 February – Wandlebury Park; 11 February – Coton Reserve; 18 February – Wandlebury Park; 25 February – Coton Reserve.
For more information: email bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Healthy Walking at Wandlebury
Every Thursday: 10am or 10.30am to 11am
Keep fit and greet the changing of the season with our enthusiastic group of trained volunteers who lead the two, weekly Walking for Health walks at Wandlebury. The first is slightly faster while the second is more leisurely, accommodating people who are not so fit or are newcomers to the group. Each walk lasts around 30 minutes and covers about 1.5 miles. This social group meets all year round at 10am every Thursday morning, with the slower walk starting at 10.30am. Some people like it so much they do both walks! Teas and coffees are available afterwards.
NB: All welcome, suitable for all abilities. Free of charge and no need to book, please arrive 10 minutes early to register if it’s your first session. Donations towards the upkeep of the park are always welcome.
Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. CB22 3AE. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, members free.
For more information: email bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Holiday Bushcraft (5-12 years)
Monday 17, Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 February: 8.30am to 4pm
Holiday Bushcraft at Wandlebury is designed for children ages 5-12 and is run by experienced, qualified teachers from the outdoor learning experience group, Wild Thyme & Embers, who will inspire children and share their knowledge and skills of surviving in the wild. The sessions follow a forest school approach, encouraging self-confidence and a sense of achievement. All basic bushcraft techniques suitable for this age range will be taught, including shelter building, knots, plant recognition, woodcrafts, fire lighting and wilderness cooking, use of cutting tools and whittling, arts, crafts and much more.
NB: Booking essential. The cost for each day is £38 per child. Children need to bring a packed lunch and large water bottle (which can be refilled throughout the day) and dress for the weather. Please send children with a change of clothes and ensure they wear suitable footwear, preferably closed-toe shoes such as hiking boots, wellies or trainers. Wild Thyme will take care of everything else, including providing all specialist equipment as well as delicious snacks cooked on the fire!
Booking: and further information visit wildthymeandembers.co.uk/holiday-bushcraft-club
Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. CB22 3AE. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, members free.


March 2020 Events

Sun 15 March, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Spring Clean Litter Pick at Coton Countryside Reserve
Help give Coton Countryside Reserve a spring clean
Be part of the Great British Spring Clean and help pick litter from footpaths and hedgerows in the reserve and around Coton village. Meet outside The Plough Pub, Coton. All equipment provided.

Sun 22 March, 11am – 3.30pm
Wandlebury Wildlife at Wandlebury Country Park
Join us as we explore the habitats of Wandlebury and the wildlife that call it home. Learn from interactive displays and talks from our conservation partners, and meet the team that works to protect and safeguard Wandlebury's Wildlife. Fun and learning for all ages. Free, drop in event. In conjunction with Cambridge Science Festival.

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Saffron Walden Museum

Wednesday, 22 January to Sunday, 22 March

Exhibition: “From Death Masks to Diaries” – exploring the many faces of portraiture. Open Tue – Sat 10am – 4.30pm, Suns and Bank Holidays 2 – 4.30pm. Adults £2.50, discounts 1.25p, children free, season tickets £8/ £4. Tel: 01799 510333. www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org .On days when the museum is closed, visitors can still explore the grounds, which include outdoor exhibits, a listening bench, and the ruins of Walden Castle.

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Copy date for Spring Issue of Salad Days covering March April and May.

Friday, 24 January

Copy date for Spring Issue of Salad Days covering March April and May.

Epiphany Carol Service

Sunday, 26 January

Epiphany Carol Service 18.30. Celebration of the visit of the wise men to Jesus.

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Messy Church Newport

Sunday, 26 January

St Mary’s Church, Newport, invites you to Messy Church 15.30. 01799 540339

Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Monday, 27 January

Holocaust Memorial Day Service 13.40. Everyone is welcome. Many local schools will be attending.

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STEAM SESSIONS

Monday, 27 January to Tuesday, 28 January

Monday Morning STEAM Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers and older kids for January 2020

All activities start at 9:30am and is followed by lunch if you wish to stay and play.

Please bring snacks for the children to share.

Monday January 27th-
STEAM music morning

Contact Sandra on sandra_3006@yahoo.co.uk to find out more.

February 2020
Toddler Disco

Toddler Disco

Saturday, 01 February

Nurture Barn

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Epiphany to Candlemas Carol Service

Sunday, 02 February

6.00 pm ~ by candlelight, with readings and carols

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Messy Church Salvation Army

Sunday, 02 February

Messy Church Salvation Army
Let my people go

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 messychurch.waldenarmy.org.uk

For further information, please call Steph on 01799 510798 or
email stephanie.hall@salvationarmy.org.uk

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Film Music at Saffron Hall

Sunday, 09 February

3:00pm – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Film Music concert by Safron Walden Symphony Orchestra (registered charity). Tickets from Saffron Hall.

• Saffron Hall – Online, tel. tel. 0845 548 7650 or in person at the box office

• Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, 1 Market St, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1HR, tel. 01799 524002

• On the door

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Family Country Walks

Friday, 14 February

Family Country Walks 10.30. Milton Country Park
Friendly walking group offering a chance to socialise, exercise and learn about the natural world. Walks up to two miles long and buggy-friendly; children of all ages welcome.
T 07762 954525
E familycountrywalks@gmail.com
Facebook group: Family Country Walks

Winter at the stage Stortford

Saturday, 15 February to Sunday, 23 February

Rumpelstiltskin and the Snail of Destiny – Saturday 15th February, 11.30am and 1.30pm
Children can stay behind after the show to meet the puppets.

Tom Brace: Brace of Spades – Friday 21st February, 1pm

Black Magic: The Little Mix Show – Saturday 22nd February, 7pm

Rhodesartscomplex.co.uk 01279 710200

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Saffron Walden Museum Half term Activities

Wednesday, 19 February to Friday, 21 February

Saffron Walden Museum Half term Activities £1.50.
Wed 19 Mask Making; Thurs 20 Clay heads
Fri 21 Dastardly Disguises. Half term craft activity sessions last 30mins and run between 10.30 and 12.30 and again in the afternoon 13.30-15.30.

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Messy Church Newport

Sunday, 23 February

St Mary’s Church, Newport, invites you to Messy Church 15.30. 01799 540339

March 2020

Coach to Canterbury

Saturday, 14 March to Sunday, 15 March

COACH TO CANTERBURY- an exciting new musical adaptation by Quintus Benziger of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Great Sampford Village Hall 14th & 15th March 2020. Tickets from 01799 586104

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