Days Out in Essex

Days out in Essex & reviews on places to visit.

Hurley’s Pumpkin Forest

Every year Hurley’s Pumpkin Forest opens it’s doors (gates) over October for their Pumpkin picking experience and this year was bigger and better than years before. If you are planning on visiting a pumpkin farm before the end of October, Hurley’s is the place to go. The work and thought…

View Post

Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar/Epping

We were lucky enough to be invited to visit the Epping Ongar Railway last weekend & we had a ball! Frankie, as you will know, loves anything with an engine, wheels & especially those that puff steam and ride on railway tracks and we also got to ride on old…

View Post

Southend Pier, Southend on Sea

Did you know that Southend Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the WORLD? Not just the UK or even Europe, the actual whole WORLD? I don’t think many parents with kids could be convinced in trekking under 10’s the 1.34 mile each way walk to reach the end but…

View Post

Rare Breeds Centre, Hadleigh Farm

Yesterday marked 8 days of Frankie recovering at home so I decided to get us out for the day and visit the Rare Breeds Centre at Hadleigh Farm after hearing good things from friends that have visited. It was easy to find, it’s situated in the grounds next to Hadleigh…

View Post

Adventure Island, Southend on Sea

The night before Frankie’s operation, Frankie’s & the pre-op, we knew he would be ‘out of action’ for a few weeks and all impact would need to be avoided to ‘that area’ for a few weeks so I decided to leave his routine for one night and take him up to…

View Post