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Kids for a Quid at Epping Ongar Railway

23rd-31st October 2019

Time: Every weekend in October

Address: EOR, Station Approach, Ongar

Every weekend in October, kids can travel for £1 at Epping Ongar Railway. See website for more details.

Dr Gore's Spooky Mad Lab

26th October-1st November 2019

Time: Daily 10am to 5pm

Address: Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey

Join Dr Gore and his assistants for some spooktakular science shows and interactive family fun. Conjure up wickedly messy experiments, cause a stir with magic potions and take home some glorious goo. Families...

Halloween at the Castle

26th-31st October 2019

Address: Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester

Goose bumps, chills on the back of your neck and ghoulish fun awaits at Colchester castle this half term. Go on an interactive spooky trail, explore the castle with a smelly history stinks tour and discover...

Halloween Festival at the Farm

26th October-3rd November 2019

Address: Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood

Haunted house, meet and greet the dragons, crafts, owl encounter, ghost trail, pumpkin carving and spooky themed train ride. Events vary through the week, see website for more details. Adults £18,...

Halloween Railway Special

26th October-3rd November 2019

Address: Saffron Walden, CB11 4JB

Join in the frighteningly fun Halloween spooktacular at the Audley End Miniature Railway! Your little devils will be given a trick or treat bag on entry before boarding the haunted Halloween express. The...

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

Goodbye and Thank you Judith

Goodbye and Thank you Judith

Primary Times celebrates the life and works of Judith Kerr OBE, author and illustrator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.



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