Family Day Out: Things to Do in Essex in January (2017)

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With so much focus on publishing my 100th blog on New Year’s Eve, I’m a little behind with the first instalment of our monthly off-peak things to do in Essex!  I’m so sorry!!!  This last week has really just run away with me but I’m sure you all made the best use of last weekend.
But if this is the first time we’ve talked in 2017, then can I quickly say Happy New Year!  I hope it’s full of happiness for you and your family.  I’m sure we’re going to have fun.
I do love January.  It feels like everyone is ready to make decisions, motivated and no matter how long the willpower lasts, at least we’ve tried!   If you’ve made a resolution to spend more time with your family or to get out and explore the outdoors, you are, as always, in the right place.
Have a wonderful January and do let me know if you get a chance to attend any of the below events. I’d love to hear all about it.
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Things To Do in Essex This January (2017)

Thursday 12 January – 10 am to 12 pm
Squirrel Squad – Belfairs Woodland Centre
Booking essential for these popular sessions for under 5’s.
This is a pre-school aged club filled with fun.  Arts, craft, games, stories and music along with some outdoor time in the woodlands.
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Thursday 12 January to Saturday 14 January – Doors at 6.45pm
Snow White (The Panto) – Headgate Theatre, Colchester
If you aren’t quite ready to leave Christmas behind, then this is your chance to get the last few tickets for this fab panto.
Note that tickets are only available for Thursday 12th and Friday 13th at the time of writing.
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Saturday 14 January – 2 pm
Comedy Club 4 Kids – Cramphorn Studio, Chelmsford Civic Theatres
Recommended for children 6 years +, it’s like a normal comedy club but for children and families.
Expect the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit who will do their thing without the rude bits!
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Saturday 14 January – 10 am to 2 pm
Maldon’s Big Hearted Fun Day – Maldon Town Hall
A fun day raising money for the BIG sing SOUL charity! Games, cakes, craft market, face painting and more.
And it wouldn’t be a BIG Sing event without live singing from the BIG Sing choir.
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Saturday 14 January – 10 am to 12.30 pm
Kids Birdwatching Club – RSPB Rainham Marshes
Part of a series of special days exploring the reserve.  Watch and learn about all the birds that visit and live there.
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Sunday 22 January  – 11 am to 4 pm
Wassail – Museum of Power, Langford. Maldon.
The traditional Winter Folk Celebration of Wassail. Expect Morris Dancing, folk songs and tunes, and Blessing of the Apple Trees.
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Thursday 26th January – 1 pm to 2.30 pm
Craft in the Park –  Castle Park, Colchester
No need to worry about the weather as the event will go ahead come rain or shine with facilities available for all weather!
You’ll be giving recycled items a new lease of life – lots of fun but do wear old clothes just in case you get messy.
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Saturday 28 January – 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Come and Climb (Drop-in Workshop) – RSPB Rainham Marshes, Purfleet
Clamber, climb, explore and enjoy at RSPB Rainham Marshes boulders.
Boulder grades for beginners through to advanced available – no excuse not to try!
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Still Looking for Things to Do in Essex this January?

January can always feel particularly long.  Especially when it comes to payday.  So if you are still in need of some inspiration, why not have a look at our previous blog on 15 Free Family Days Out in Essex?  I’ve also pulled together a Pinterest board which may help with some indoor inspiration which you will find the blog too. Perfect for those days when the weather decides to spoil our fun.
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