Ok, so the dream of an Indian summer may be over, but there’s no reason to feel too bad. After all, we are now heading into the season of burnished red and orange leaves, cosy coats, scarves and hats, pumpkins and scary witches, fireworks and bonfires.
I personally love autumn. And Colchester has a wide range of fun events and activities for all the family, so wrap up warm and get out and about this October!
Tomorrow (Sunday 30th September), Highwoods Country Park is playing host to a Children’s Treasure Hunt. Taking place between 10am and 4pm, simply meet at the Visitor Centre, follow the 1 mile route and seek out the clues to make a winning phrase! All children receive a certificate and prize on completion and it’s just a £1 to take part.
Why not get the pet pooch out into the fresh air? Layer Marney Tower is holding a Family Fun and Dog Day tomorrow, between midday and 5pm. Entry costs £5, with children under 16 completely free.
Are you free on Monday 1st October? Why not discover the many health benefits of growing your own organic fruit and vegetables, courtesy of High Woods Country Park’s Head Gardener? From 10am until 1pm, you will have access to the BIG Garden, as well as an insight into sustainable gardening. Entry is free but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Friday 5th October is Colchester Farmers Market, which is held from 9am until 1pm at Colchester Arts Centre, and is chock-full of fresh, seasonal, local produce.
On Saturday 6th October from 10am until 2pm, Cardinal Bourne Hall is holding an Autumn Fair, which will include new and nearly new clothes, jewellery, accessories, china, linen, books, Peruvian crafts and cream teas. Entry is free and all proceeds raised will be going to St James the Less and St Helen Church, as well as the Friends of Peru charity.
Rowhedge Village Hall holds a monthly Farmers Market & Craft event, which will be taking place on Saturday 6th October from 9am until midday.
And we mustn’t forget this year’s Essex Food Show! Also on October 6th, the event attracts a superb range of food, drink and cooking accessories from all over the world, including rare breed meat, speciality sausages, game, preserves, cakes, fruit and vegetables, locally brewed beer and cider and much, much more!
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