Best Kids Festivals in Essex (2017): Days Out with the Kids

Best Kids Festivals in Essex (2017): Day Out with the Kids

If you’ve lived in Essex for some time, then you’ll at one point or another considered attending the epic V Festival which takes place in Hylands Park.  But what if time has moved on and you now have a family to consider?  Yep, you could arrange a babysitter and head off on an adult only adventure. But your thinking that you’d … Read More

Best Country Shows in Essex (2017): A Dog-Friendly Family Day Out

Best country show Dog-Friendly Family Day Out

As a dog owner, I’ve been introduced to the world of country shows as an option not only to enjoy a range of entertainment but some fantastic activities, food and drink!! I’ve become hooked and every year, I sit down in May and plan out which shows I could attend.  I pay particular attention to which traders and activities were … Read More

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

things to do in essex this april 2017 rabbit with yellow behind

It’s a Saturday morning and you’ve either made it to the weekend after a week of work or survived the first week of the Easter school holidays.  The kids are enjoying the great weather and you’ve a cuppa of tea in hand. But what to do?  You know you want to make the most of the longer days but you’re … Read More

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

things to do in essex this march 2017 magnolia trees springtime

Eeeek – we are nearly there!  Yep, can I say it without jinxing the weather?  Oh stuff it, I will.  Hello there Spring!!! Whoop! I have a smile on my face, the spring wardrobe starts to make an appearance and even typing my monthly instalment of things to do in Essex is a cheerier job to do on the list! … Read More

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

things to do in essex this february 2017 red heart on a stick

How has the year started for you?   I hope January was kind to all of you.  I’ve certainly enjoyed the much wilder weather and dog walks that haven’t been too harsh with rain!  But still, I’m as always surprised how quickly it has gone and it’s that time again – my monthly instalment of things to do in Essex. … Read More

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

things to do in essex this january 2017 winter frosted berries

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 … Read More

Nirvana Spa Review: De-stress In Just A Few Hours

I’ve been to Nirvana Spa a number of times over the past 3 years. But as I sat chilling out on a Thursday afternoon in October, I realised that I’ve never ever shared a Nirvana Spa review with you. I can’t quite believe it as while I’ve visited a few day spas and spas previously, there really is nothing quite … Read More

Family Day Out: Things to Do in Essex This Christmas

Things to do in essex this December Christmas Tree

Ahhhhhhh December.  How much fun you bring with you.  You are, without a doubt, my favourite month of the year.  Especially when jam packed full of things to do in Essex! From Christmas lights being switched on and Christmas parties to mulled wine, ice skating and Christmas markets.  I love it all and as the month goes on, the excitement … Read More

Family Day Out: Things to Do in Essex This November

Things To Do In Essex November Fireworks

I love Autumn.  Every month brings a new excuse to get outdoors even if you do need to wrap up warm.  From the bumper 23 things to do in Essex over Halloween that I covered last month.  December brings mulled wine and Christmas outdoor events.   Where November kicks of with spectacular firework displays all over the county. Whilst I’ve … Read More