alan

Alan in Wonderland and the Three Goats Plus

Discover if Alice can escape the Mad Hatter's tea party, with the help of her brother Alan and troll experts, the three goats. Revel in this magical and immersive, theatrical retelling of Alice in Wonderland and Three Billy Goat Gruff complete with massive 6ft tall pop-up book! Booster Cushion Theatre Company is back with their specialist brand of children's theatre using a high level of audience participation and big books that come to life. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

We recommend no one under 4 years old attends the show. The age range is set by the theatre company who create the show.

£8.00

arts in the garden

Arts and the Garden

Grow skills at drawing and understanding plants in this exciting new workshop. We will be using the museum garden to learn to draw plants from life, understand how and why they grow, as well as exploring how other artists have painted plants over the years. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend but need to book and take part too.

We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that a parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant in this instance will not be charged.

£8.00

badminton

Badminton - Beginner

Coached badminton sessions for young people of all abilities

(£4.85 per session)

£24.25

badminton

Badminton - Intermediate / Advanced

Coached badminton sessions for young people of all abilities aged 7-16

£24.25

basketball drop in

Basketball Drop In!

Epping Forest’s Basketball Drop In will give young people aged 10-15 years a chance to take part in exciting and engaging basketball activities. A relaxed session based around having fun & playing games. Come and drop in!

£3.00

poet

Be a Performance Poet

Play fun word games that will unlock your creativity, learn to rhyme words in this poet led session and present your work using craft and performance skills. Bring your funniest stories and comfy clothes to play warm up games in.

We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that a parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged.

£8.00

be a textile

Be a Textile Artist

Wow your friends and family as you produce your own design and print onto bags or your own fabric or T-shirt, in this artist led hands-on workshop, drawing inspiration from current museum exhibitions.

We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that a parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged.

£20.00

be an animator

Be an Animator

Let loose your film making creativity and produce a short animated film using drawing, painting and paper cut-outs in this engaging artist led session; drawing inspiration from exhibitions in the museum. Please wear old clothes and bring a packed lunch.

We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that a parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged.

£20.00

be an illustrator

Be an Illustrator

In this new and exciting workshop you will discover different types of illustration from children's books to comics, character design to game design, create faces just by using numbers and experiment with your own style.

Please allow 10 minutes for registration.

We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that a parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged.

£8.00

Chiltern Curios & Royal Regatta Cruise Along The Thames

On this day trip we arrive in Marlow at 11am and meet our Blue Badge Guide for the day and have a chance to buy refreshment.

We take a scenic tour taking in the picturesque hamlets filmed in Morse and Mid Summer Murders on our way to lovely Henley.

On arriving in Henley you will have free time to stop for lunch and browse and enjoy Henley.

At 4pm we board our boat for our gorgeous late afternoon cruise from Henley to Marlow along the Royal Regatta Course past ancient places with ancient names; Bisham, Temple, Hurley, Medmenham, Hambleden and Fawley.

There is a bar on board that serves both hot and cold drinks

We arrive back at Marlow to head home at 6.30pm

Guided tours and cruise on this trip are included in the price. Lunch and other refreshments are not included

£41.00

bike maintenance

Cycling for Health Bike Maintenance Workshop

  • 2 hour bike maintenance workshop in the morning - a short break with refreshments provided
  • Bike ride
  • Break for lunch - midway or towards the end of the ride
  • Ride back to base

£13.50

cycling for health

Cycling for health rides: All day ride to Harlow

£8.00

cycling for health

Cycling for health rides: All day ride to Olympic Park

£8.00

cycling for health

Cycling For Health: Weekly Rides

£4.00

dementia

Dementia Friends Session

What is a Dementia Friend? A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. If you attend a Dementia Friends Information Session it is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts. 

 

Information Sessions Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities. 

We are offering eight public information sessions across the district at Local Libraries.

£0.00

alan

Disability Inclusion Project - Alan in Wonderland and the Three Goats Plus

Discover if Alice can escape the Mad Hatter's tea party, with the help of her brother Alan and troll experts, the Three Goats Plus. We promise you will laugh and be entertained by Booster Cushion's specialist brand of children's theatre using high levels of audience participation and big books that come to life!

From £0.00

bounce and swim

Disability Inclusion Project - Bounce and Swim

Come and enjoy an hour of trampolining and an hour of swimming. Parents can swim too! If your child is under 8 you need to be present for the swim session. Must book in advance. Siblings Welcome

£6.00

camping

Disability Inclusion Project - Camping at Lambourne End - One night

This one night camping adventure will be the perfect way to end the summer! Your child will need a sleeping bag, swimming costume, towel and warm clothes for the evening. Various activities throughout the day and evening. This is for young people and adults with disabilities/additional needs only.

£52.00

canal

Disability Inclusion Project - Canalability 10+

Join us on our very first boat trip as we take the Short Daybreak for a day trip, whether you want to have steer or work the locks or just sit and watch the world go by from the water this promises to be a great day! Please note due to extremely limited places we encourage children and young people to attend without an adult where possible. Bring a packed lunch. This session is only for children or young people with disabilities/SEN. Must book in advance

£15.00

canal

Disability Inclusion Project - Canalability All Ages

Join us on our very first boat trip as wee take the Stort Daybreak for a day trip, whether you want to have a steer or work the locks or just sit and watch the world go by from the water this promises to be a great day! Please note due to extremely limited places we encourage children and young people to attend without an adult where possible. Bring a packed lunch. This session is only for children or young people with disabilities/SEN. Must book in advance.

£15.00

day at the farm

Disability Inclusion Project - Day at the Farm

Come and join us as we spend the day exploring Lea Valley Farm. Meet the carious farm yard animals and jump on the tractor ride to the dairy farm for our exclusive tour. A great day out for all the family with plenty to see and do! Don't forget to bring a packed lunch and dress for the weather!

£8.00

cycle ride with trail net

Disability Inclusion Project - Inclusive Cycle Rides with TrailNet

Do you have children or a young person that wants to ride a bike but struggles due to balance, co-ordination or other problems? Come along to our Inclusive Cycling taster session where they'll have the chance to try out a range of adapted trikes and standard bikes on which to take part in some fun cycle-based games and a ride.

£8.00

little storytellers

Disability Inclusion Project - Lost and Found Dance Session

Join us on a journey to the South Pole to get a Penguin home. A special workshop of dance, drama and crafts inspired by the heartwarming story by Oliver Jeffers.

£6.00

multi sports

Disability Inclusion Project - Multi Sports Camp

Join our sports camp for a day of activities. The coaches will be putting on a variety of fun sports sessions ranging from Short Tennis, Football, Tag Rugby, Athletics and Boccia to name just a few!

Your child will need a packed lunch, plenty to drink and please wear suitable clothing-some activities will take place outside.

£15.00

own a pony

Disability Inclusion Project - Own a Pony

Enjoy a morning of riding and all the fun that comes with owning a pony. Learn how to groom, tack up and feed ‘your’ pony, followed by a riding lesson. Limited spaces, must book in advance. This session is only for children or young people with disabilities/SEN.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

£25.00

suntrap summer fun day

Disability Inclusion Project - Suntrap Summer Fun Days

Join us for a day of Forest activities and challenges! Forest Art, Bug Hunts, Sensory Trials and a picnic all on offer. Siblings and parents are more than welcome to join in the fun too! Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a packed lunch. Limited spaces, must book in advance. Parents must stay if child is under 5.

£15.00

suntrap summer fun day

Disability Inclusion Project - Suntrap Summer Fun SIBLING Place

Please ensure that you have booked a child with a disability or additional needs on to the Suntrap Summer Fun Day first, you can then add any sibling places to your booking.

£7.50

discover your inner artist

Discover your Inner Artist

Unleash the creative genius in you, experiment with different techniques from tile painting to fabric design, poetry to poster making in this artist led extravaganza. U sing Epping Forest as a point of inspiration, you will learn about great artists of the past and present and use their work to inspire yours.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain a Discover Level Arts Award and have fun along the way!

'Discover' is the beginning of the Arts Award Journy. Arts award is a nationally recognised accreditation. For more information visit www.artsaward.org.uk

We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that a parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged.

£20.00

funky pot towers

Funky Pot Towers

Funky pot towers look great in the garden as a feature. Together we will decorate and build funky growing towers and insert a water bowl at the top for the birds.

£4.50

futsal

Futsal Drop In

Epping Forest’s Futsal Drop In session will give young people aged 11-15 years a chance to take part in various different futsal activities along with many matches! Come and drop by for lots of fun!

£3.00

Go wild grass heads

Go Wild: DIY Grass Heads

Come along and make fun and funky seed heads using recycled materials. Create your own to take home and watch it grow!

£4.50

how to paint watercolour

How to... Paint: Watercolour

Get creative and become skilled at using paint in this fun, informative artist led session, exploring watercolour. Please wear old clothes. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend but need to book and take part too.

 

(We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However, due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged).

£10.00

how to paint acrylic

How to.... Paint: Acrylic

Get creative and become skilled at using paint in this fun, informative artist led session, exploring acrylic. Please wear old clothes. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend but need to book and take part too.

 

(We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However, due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged).

£10.00

how to draw level one

How to.....Draw Level 1

If you can draw a triangle you can draw a chicken!

This artist led workshop takes you through the basics of drawing in a fun and creative way with practical exercises in looking. feeling, mark-making and developing your own style.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend but need to book and take part too.

(We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged.

£8.00

how to draw level two

How to.....Draw Level 2

So you can draw a triangle and a chicken, whats next? If you've been to our ever popular How to...Draw Level 1 session and enjoy drawing, why not come along and develop your own style. Learn about different ways of drawing, using a variety of artistic materials to explore different subjects, including landscape, portraiture and still life and most important of all, have lots of fun!

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend but need to book and take part too.

(We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However, due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged).

£8.00

how to draw level three

How to....Draw Level 3

This advanced workshop will build on your skills from How to....Draw levels 1 and 2, exploring the idea of negative space. You will be drawing what you don't see as well as what you do see! Join us for creative top tips, exercises and games, plus lots of fun learning.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend but need to book and take part too.

(We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However, due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged).

£8.00

lets get painting

Let's Get Painting

Using raffia and other woodland materials, you will make your own paint brushes and create your very own nature masterpiece. Please wear old clothes. Booking essential

£4.50

go wild make a nature mask

Make a Nature Mask

Forage on the garden grounds for natural woodland items, and make a nature face to take home. Make funky woodland masks using natural materials.

Please wear old clothes and bring a sun hat and sun cream if it’s a hot day.

£4.50

Margate & Turner Contemporary

We arrive in Margate at around 10.30 and we will have the opportunity to wonder around the Turner Contemporary Gallery which opened in 2011 and see the current exhibitions

You then have plenty of free time in Margate to walk along the Harbour Arm and beach front if the weather is fine and treat yourself to ice cream or some jellied eel’s maybe! or

Do some shopping in the old town with its cobbled streets and boutiques.

There is lots to see in Margate and if you walk a little further you can visit the Shell Grotto with its 4.6 million shells and 70 feet of winding underground passages discovered in 1835.

As the old song goes “what ever you decide to do beside the seaside you are sure to have a good time beside the sea!”

We return home for home around 4.30pm

£13.00

multi sports

Multi Sports

Epping Forest Multi Sports days will give young people ages 5-14 the chance to take part in fun packed days of exciting and engaging activities including; football, dodgeball, tennis, mini olympics, dance and competitions.

£16.00

annie

Musical in 2 Days - Annie

Be a fabulous performer, showing off your singing, dancing and acting skills in a mini version of Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan's musical Annie inspired bu Harold Gray's comic strip. Working with dancer/choreographer, Elysia Tebb you'll create the story around the musical numbers: "Maybe", "Tomorrow", "Hard Knock Life" and " Never fully dressed without a smile", then show them to your friends and family in a free performance at the end of day two.

Please wear brightly colored comfortable clothing, suitable footwear for movement and bring a packed lunch and a water bottle.

(We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However, due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged).

£40.00

musical

Musical in 2 Days - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Be a fabulous performer, showing off your singing, dancing and acting skills in a mini version of David Greig, Marc Shairman and Scott Wittman's musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired by Roald Dahl's beloved book. Working with dancer/choreographer, Elysia Tebb you'll create the story around musical numbers: "It must be believed to be seen" "Vidiots" and "Pure Imagination", then show them to your friends and family in a free performance at the end of day two.

Please wear brightly colored comfortable clothing, suitable footwear for movement and bring a packed lunch and a water bottle.

(We welcome children with additional needs on any activity. However, due to the nature of the workshop, we ask that parent/support assistant accompany the child for the duration of the activity, to give them the best experience. Parent/support assistant, in this instance will not be charged).

£40.00

first aid

Paediatric First Aid

This Course has been designed for people who care for/work with children and infants. It is aimed for those who work in schools, creches, nurseries as well as child minders, volunteers, coaches and parents. The course deals with common children's medical conditions including the following: 

Asthma

Croup

Hyperventilation 

Foreign Bodies (in the ear, nose and eye)

Febrile Convulsion 

Meningitis 

Sickle Cell 

This course also covers: 

Adult, child, infant resuscitation 

Choking 

Bleeding 

Burns 

Head Injuries 

Accident books and recording

The course requires 12 hours attendance; completed over 2 days. 

£60.00

lets get painting

Pre School Outdoors Art and Craft Event at Copped Hall

Come and make paint brushes using natural plant and woodland materials found in the garden grounds.

Then together we will paint a 15ft masterpiece inspired by nature.

A fun way to introduce your child to nature!

£5.00

rockingham castle

Rockingham Castle - A Victorian Christmas with Guided Costume Tour including refreshments and two course lunch

At 11am we arrive at Rockingham Castle which was instructed to be built by William the Conqueror. We will have our complimentary tea, coffee and warmed mince pie to get you in the Christmas spirit!

The Group will then be split and taken on a private tour byu the entertaining costumed guides through the decorated castle. Whether it is the butler, governess or housekeeper, they all have their story to impart to you as they transport you back to the year 1849. The servants have prepared the sweetmeats, polished the silver and lit all the fires for a cosy journey through time.

At 13:30 we will have our two course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.

After lunch you will have ample time to visit the church, shop, ice house, gardens and grounds.

We depart for home at around 16:00

For the lunch we just need to know if you would prefer Roast English Turkey with pigs in blankets and stuffing or Winter Vegetable Nut Roast (both served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables) For dessert either Sherry fruit trifle or Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce and a tea or coffee. Please tell us if you have any special dietry requirements e.g gluten free, dairy free, as these will be catered for seperately.

£46.50

Take Your Pic Walks

Join Life Walks and Epping Forest District Council’s Museums, Heritage and Culture team – for a series of 4 photography walks. Explore the local landscape with specialist guides and capture the moment. Bring along your camera or smart phone. 

We encourage D/deaf and disabled people to join us. Specialist technical advice and cameras will be available for blind and partially sighted walkers, but smart phones or tablets (e.g. iPad) are ideal. For D/deaf or disabled walkers who require support, your Personal Assistant/Support Worker is also invited to take part.

 The walks range from 1 to 3 miles with a variety of stunning views, wild life and historic places of interest. The walks will last roughly two hours to allow for stopping time.

 The length of the walk will be determined by walkers’ needs, as a group on the day. Guides will share their specialist knowledge of each local area and give tips on using your device to take pictures or record sound.

 

This is a pilot initiative so walks are FREE.

 

Wheelchair Access suitability (abbreviation ‘WA’)

  • Monday 19 June – Walk 1 – all paths WA
  • Monday 3 July – Walk 2 – hard paths but uneven in parts
  • Thursday 7 Sep – Walk 9 – paths all smooth WA, slight slope down at start
  • Monday 25 Sep – Walk 22 – 50% good smooth paths and 50% hard but rough paths through the forest. Car park for this walk is accessed along a rather bumpy potholed road in the forest.

 

 If any of the following apply please email csrecpetion@eppingforestdc.gov.uk to advise us:

  • If the participant is a wheelchair user
  • If the participant considers themselves to have a disability – and if they are happy to provide basic details about this
  • If they are being accompanied by a support worker
  • If they will need to reserve a camera or device,  (we only have 3 cameras for loan on each day)

£0.00

Tennis activators

Tennis Activators

Epping Forest’s Tennis Activators sessions will give young people aged 5-10 years the chance to take part in various fun and engaging tennis activities.

£3.00

Three Acres and a Cow: A History of Land Rights and Protest in Folk Song and Story

£0.00

tray garden

Tray Garden

A miniature garden makes a wonderful child sized space. Using small garden trays, participants have the chance to stretch their imaginations and be creative in their own little world, exploring possibilities with the materials supplied that just aren’t possible in the real world.

£4.50