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The Father Christmas Experience at Marsh Farm

16th November-24th December 2019

Address: South Woodham Ferrers

From passport control to Elf Academy. From Mother Christmas and decorating gingerbread to entering the Snow Show for a flurry of surprises there is a full day of festive excitement for children. Prices...

Santa’s Grotto in Basildon

17th November-24th December 2019

Address: Eastgate Shopping Centre

Come and visit Santa in his magical grotto. Free. Time slots vary. Booking advised but not essential. Tel: 01268 533 631.

Christmas Wonderland in Enfield

22nd November-24th December 2019

Address: Springtime Nurseries

Take an enchanted train journey through magical lands on the Santa Express to the elves workshop to meet Santa. Departing from North Pole Station you’ll journey deep into Christmas wonderland. Times...

A Magical Christmas Experience in Saffron Walden

23rd November-22nd December 2019

Address: Audley End Miniature Railway

Take the Santa Express deep into the woods of the Audley End Estate where you will arrive at Father Christmas’s winter wonderland! You will meet the big man himself, his cheeky elves and receive...

An Elf’s Wish in Wickford

23rd November-24th December 2019

Address: Nevendon Manor

The elf folk have taken over at Nevendon Manor, spreading Christmas spirit all over the grounds offering a magical, festive experience for your family. All tickets are £26.50. Babes in arms free....

Party Guide 2019

Party Guide 2019

The Annual Primary Times Pull-Out Party Guide is back - full of great ideas for celebrating your child's birthday!

Theatre Guide

Theatre Guide

Your complete family guide to theatre in Essex

 Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Primary Times explores the importance of a good night's sleep and how parents can make bedtime less of a battle.



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