Family Day Out: Things To Do in Essex This Weekend – 2nd and 3rd July

Family Day Out Things to Do in Essex

Wow!!! Where did June go? I thought summer arrived a few weeks ago but having spent a lot of time in wellies walking Millie this week, I’m starting to doubt it will come back.  Fingers crossed that the sun will be making a little appearance soon to help you enjoy my list of things to do in Essex this weekend. … Read More

Best Kids Festivals in Essex

Best Kids Festivals in Essex

Whilst I’m pleased not to be wading through the mud at Glastonbury this weekend, I can’t help wonder if my festival going days are over?   Sat comfortably at home with Beck playing live on BBC, I’ve certainly got a great view and prime position for Coldplay later today.   But there is no denying it, I’m a big live music … Read More

Best Beach Huts for Hire in Essex

Best Beach Huts to Hire in Essex

Looking for a Beach Hut for Hire in Essex? For the second year running, a Millie’s Beach Hut has featured as a Top Ten Towergate Beach Hut of the Year and whilst it has been hard work, I now know the most important qualities a great beach hut should have.   I’ve visited, rented, googled, purchased, surveyed our guests and worked … Read More

Family Day Out: Things To Do in Essex This Weekend – 18th and 19th June

Things to do in Essex Family Day Out 18th 19th June

After a few days of being cooped up in meetings, I’m looking forward to getting out in the fresh air this weekend and suspect you are also looking forward to a Family Day Out over Fathers Day weekend. Whilst not Essex based, I’m stupidly excited to be seeing Coldplay this Saturday at Wembley. I’m a huge fan and having seen … Read More

Best Country Shows in Essex (2016): A Dog-Friendly Family Day Out

Best country show Dog-Friendly Family Day Out

Looking for a dog-friendly family day out?     Over the last couple of years, 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 … Read More

5 reasons not to hire a Beach Hut from Millie’s Beach Huts


  In my mid-twenties, I really started to get the “travel bug”, and over the years, I’ve travelled to Thailand, Malaysia, India, America, Italy…… the list goes on.   There was even a sailing trip or two in sunny climates, thanks to my amazing friend Sue for introducing me to boats (my love of the coast and beaches goes a long … Read More

Looking for a fun, free Family Day Out? 15 Great Days Out in Essex


Kids off school, run out of things to do, looking for some FREE half term activities for the family? We know that family days out can be expensive, sometimes just the entrance fees can be a slight ‘sting’ in the tail on an otherwise great family day out and so I’ve pulled together 15 great ideas for a free family … Read More

Christmas Eve Beach Hut Hire: The Jones and Brown Family Day Out in Essex


  Christmas can be hectic and when you start to make plans to spend time with family and friends, not everyone will immediately think of a trip to Walton-on-the-Naze to hire a beach hut.  But even if they did, they may not go so far as packing some beachwear including their shorts. This is however exactly what Ali did when … Read More