Things To Do This Summer

Hope you are all having the best summer. This week I have put together a list of fun, local and mostly free things to do as a family this summer.

Mersea Beach

I love Mersea Beach its possibly my favourite place with beautiful walks and the perfect place for a picnic or some beachy fun. Mersey also has some lovely fish bars and  restaurants. Cudmore country park also has a new play park which looks like great fun.


Danbury Park

Danbury Park is the perfect place to climb trees, make mud pies, splash in puddles and build a den, they also have kid friendly events running every wild Wednesday. danbury

Hyde Park Chelmsford

Hyde park is our usual dog walk and I noticed they have a lot of summer events running throughout august such as Toddler Tuesdays with a gentle walk and arts and crafts (£4) and Scrapbook Safari on the 21st August (£5)


Geocaching is basically an outdoors treasure hunt. You download the app and it’ll show you where things are hidden in your local area. This could be a small container of items for trading or a log book to sign. Its a fun way to spend the day and the basic app with tones of geocaches is free.  Find out more  at


Greatest Showman Sing along

The Civic Theatre has a special sing along screening of the greatest showman on the 25th August. This is in partnership with the national lottery so tickets are free!

You can reserve your free adult cinema ticket (plus two under 16s) by calling the Box Office on 01245 606505.


Witham Community Hub

Is an amazing community hub offering workshops mostly free of charge they have a crafty corner, kids indoor gardening club, book clubs and a uniform exchange program.

witham hub

Colchester castle

I remember going here as a kid on a school trip to explore the castle and its grounds. More recently I have been to the park and utterly failed to steer a swan pedalo! There are lots of family friendly events going on here throughout the summer such as crown making, story telling and t-shirt printing. There is also a free family fun festival on the 14th September whilst i know its not technically in the the summer holidays, i still thought it was worth a mention 😛  

Gruffalo trail at Thorndon Country Park

The Gruffalo trail is on my list of things to do this summer as it just looks the cutest with lots of photo ops for you and your little ones with the wooden carved figures. Take a picnic and you could make a whole day of it.


Hope you are having the best summer and i’d love to hear your ideas of fun things to do this summer as a family.

Lots of Dance Love

Lauren x

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