BBQ & Party Garnish Carving Workshop

Great creative with your fruit and vegetables. Turn it into art for summer picnics and BBQ garnishes and serving baskets.


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Become a Florist for the day

Why not become a florist for the day with this fun workshop! 

Learn the tricks of the trade and make a corsage for a special occasion or a wonderful floral basket, all made by the materials provided. 

Please note: Parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 


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cycling for health

Cycling for health rides: All day ride to Harlow

This is an all day bike ride starting at 10am and finishing around 3.30-4pm. All places must be booked in advance. Bike hire available (please add at time of booking). For more details regarding bike sizes and information about cycling for health click here 

If you are new to cycling for health, you will be required to complete a health questionnaire before attending.


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cycling for health

Cycling for health rides: All day ride to Olympic Park

This is an all day bike ride starting at 10am and finishing around 3.30-4 pm. All places must be booked in advance. Bike hire available (please add at time of booking). For more details regarding bike sizes and information about cycling for health click here 

If you are new to cycling for health, you will be required to complete a health questionnaire before attending. This can be found on the Cycling For Health webpage, alternatively please email us at 

This ride is all on the flat and is graded as easy.


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cycling for health

Cycling For Health: Weekly Rides

Improving your health is as easy as riding a bike! We offer a programme of weekly led rides at various locations through out Epping Forest and Lee Valley. Cycling is a great way to get active and improve your health without high costs or high intensity.

All rides must be booked in advance. Please add bike hire if you require one (limited availability).

Check your bike size here.

If you are new please complete a Participant Registration Form


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Audrey Mullings Community MatronAngela Ozoemene wearing the move fob watch and Justine Nanyomo Zedriga. 7.12.17 NW Library

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.


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suntrap summer fun day

Disability Inclusion Project - Spring at Suntrap

See the forest spring in to life, bug hunts, trails, pond dipping, crafts and even an Easter egg hunt all on offer at our Suntrap fun days. Siblings and parents are more than welcome to join in the fun too! Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a packed lunch. Must book in advance. Easter Egg Hunt Thursday 18th April Only.

Parent will need to stay for children Under 5.


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Fan Making Workshop

Those long hot sunny days are almost here! Be prepared to keep cool this year, come along and make your own unique fan. All materials will be provided. 

This workshop is for participants age 16+.


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Isle of Sheppey

Forever Active Day Trip - Isle of Sheppey

The Music Hall Greats show, including pub lunch, museum visit and cream tea in the show interval (fantastic value)

The Blue Town Heritage Centre and The Criterion Music Hall have so much for you to discover. In 1869 The Criterion public house, with a music hall called 'The Palace of Varieties' offered "rational amusement for all classes" The Heritage Centre itself is jam packed with items, memorabilia and artefacts showing the amazing feats of history the Isle of Sheppey is responsible for. The Criterion is the centre's pride and joy after being damaged and falling into disrepair, following a German bombing raid in WW1, the room has now been lovingly restored over the past few years to its new found glory and continues its main purpose of entertaining the public once again with a wide variety of entertainment.

- We arrive at noon for an early lunch at The Aviator Pub in Sheerness for your set menu Sausage and Mash, Fish and Chips, or Vegetarian option
- Leave to go to The Criterian Music Hall Museum
- 13.30 Time to look round the museum
- Sit down for Music Hall Greats performance
- Interval with Cream Tea
- 16.30 Show finishes time to leave for home


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Forever Active Day Trip - Landguard Fort, Felixstowe

Includes entry to the fort, hot drink and guided tour

- We arrive at Landguard Peninsular by late morning and will have our complimentary hot drink
- We are then welcomed by our tour guides and taken around Landguard Fort one of the best preserved coastal defences which has played a key strategic part in the defence of the British Isles since the 1500’s
- It is also the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667, and the first land battle of the Royal Marines.
- The current Grade I listed Fort was built in the 18th Century and modified in the 19th Century with substantial additional 19th-20th Century outside batteries. It was continuously occupied through both World Wars and up until 1956.
- With a maze of rooms and passageways, bastion viewpoints, artefacts, displays and exhibitions, Landguard Fort offers something for every interests.
- We finish our tour and have free time for lunch suggested location for this is the View Point Café which is adjacent to the Port of Felixstowe, on the Orwell estuary, the Cafe absolutely lives up to its name with amazing views over the water, where you can watch feel and hear the massive container ships coming into port.
- In the afternoon you can make your way to the Felixstowe Museum with 14 galleries displaying the military and social history of this popular seaside resort. Even the building is of historical interest as it was once a submarine mining establishment.
- The award-winning museum is managed by a team of friendly, dynamic volunteers who are always happy to help. Entry cost is £2 cash only on the day
- We will leave for home at 15.30/16.00

From £14.00

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Ramsgate Harbour Marina

Forever Active Day Trip - Ramsgate

Ramsgate has a friendly feel. The yacht packed marina is a forest of masts, next to Britain’s only royal harbour. The seafront is surrounded by bars and cosmopolitan street cafes. Ramsgate retains a shabbily undiscovered charm, its sweeping, Blue Flag beaches and some spectacular Victorian architecture making it well worth a visit
• We arrive in Ramsgate at around 10.30. You then have plenty of free time to explore this bustling sea side resort.
• Take a walk around England's only Royal Harbour which boasts its own Meridian Line. Five minutes and 41 seconds ahead of GMT, you'll find it in the Maritime Museum, along with artefacts of the town's rich heritage of fishing, shipbuilding and shipwrecks.
• Take a tour underground at Ramsgate Tunnels a unique civilian wartime tunnel complex.
• Visit the Pugin and St Augustine Visitor Centre and Shrine, celebrating the first Archbishop of Canterbury.
• The Grange is a short walk from the harbour and is the first so-called 'modern' house, built by architect Augustus Pugin, who designed the interiors of the House of Parliament. His and his sons' works are dotted around the town, track them down on a self-guided tour.
We leave for home at 4.30pm


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Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Forever Active Day Trip - Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Tour

Landscapes Tour, two talks and Ploughmans Lunch included.

- On this day trip we arrive at Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Steam Railway (New Romney) at around 10.30am.
- We will have a brief talk by a railway historian about the railways history and its role today as a major tourist attraction.
- We then visit the Model Railway Exhibition with its interactive exhibits and a wide selection of scale model trains with 24 trains running up to 3.5 miles per day.
- Just before noon we catch the train. Set against the backdrop of some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside the journey on the RHD Railway is totally unique experience.
- We will have at least 1hr and 25 minutes at Dungeness for lunch and time to enjoy the unique delights of this National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.
- We then take a train direct to Romney Warren Halt for a conducted tour of the newly refurbished Award-winning Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, which is run by Kent Wildlife Trust, local craft, art work and produce will be on sale too!
- We will leave for home at around 4pm.


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Fruit Art Workshop

Come along and make new friends with this fruity fun workshop!

Learn how to make wonderful works of art out of fresh fruit!

Wow your friends and family with your wonderful edible fruit creations to take home. 

All materials will be provided. 

Please note: Parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 



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crochet 2

Learn The Crochet Basics Of How To Crochet

Learn the crochet basics of how to crochet , starting at the very beginning. If you're brand new to crochet this workshop will be perfect for you.

This workshop is for participants age 16+.


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Childrens craft at Lowewood

Mini Play Big Listen

A tailored group for children with additional needs. Also provides a support network for parent and appropriate advice available. For 2-5 years.


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Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a recognised way to turn a walk into a whole-body exercise that can be done by anybody, anywhere. Once you master the technique it's a great way to improve fitness, lose weight and tone the whole body.

Download Flyer

Pole Size Chart

Additional Information

Registration Form - Please complete and bring to your first walk


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Southend Day Trip for those living with dementia and their carers/friends/family

This FREE day trip to Southend on Wednesday 17th July 2019 has been organised by Epping Rotary with the support of Epping Forest District Council Community & Partnerships Team for those living with dementia and their friend, relative or carer.
All attendees living with dementia must be accompanied by a friend, carer or relative and seats booked for each person going on the trip.

The coach, with toilet on board, will pick you up from

  • The bus stop outside St John's Church, High Street, Epping at 10am
  • and North Weald bus stop opposite the Library 10.10am

We then make our way to the seaside.  We hope to arrive in Southend for about 11.30am.  You then have lots of free time in Southend to do as you wish.

Southend-on-Sea is well known for its pier, at 1.34 miles, the longest in the world, which boasts a railway, gift shops and museum.  The seven miles of seafront provide an array of attractions, including the famous 'Golden Mile' of amusement arcades, Adventure Island theme park, shops, restaurants, cafes, Sea Life Centre and Palace Theatre. We then board our coach at 3.30pm for our return home.


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book art

Victorian Book Craft Decoration Workshop

Come along to make a wonderful selection of Victorian crafts using the old books provided. The crafts will make wonderful unique gifts and great decorations for your home.


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