WINNER: FATHER CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE, MARSH FARM
We’ve added even more magic and more surprises to The Father Christmas Experience at Marsh Farm.
From passport control at the start of your journey, it’s time to learn your elf-abet and graduate through the Elf Academy.
Next stop is to meet Mother Christmas to decorate a gingerbread before entering the Snow Show for a flurry of surprises.
As the children enter Father Christmas’ Grotto they’ll have to be checked on the Naughty or Nice list before meeting the real Father Christmas all the way from the North Pole. But the excitement doesn’t end there! The children then enter the toy workshop to make a special furry friend to take home before more surprises in the Toy Shop in our own Elf-ville.
Highly Recommended: 3 Foot People Festival
Little… and big people experienced the beautiful village of tents, tepees and domes all hosting an array of playful activities to inspire and entertain. This is the largest outdoor festival exclusively for children aged 5 and under in the UK with nearly 13,000 people attending last year. Preschool children and their parents and carers were overwhelmed with wonder as they experience this unique festival, in Hylands Park, Chelmsford. The beautiful village of tents, tepees and domes will host an array of playful activities to inspire and entertain.
Highly Recommended: Audley End House and Gardens
Explore this decadent Jacobean mansion house and meet the staff in the Victorian Service Wing. Enjoy stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside and wander the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown, gold winner of Anglia in Bloom Awards 2017. Then gallop across to see the horses in the Victorian stable yard, and run, jump and climb in the children’s play area.
Highly Recommended: Nuclear Rookies
Nuclear Rookies are fun, pumped-up muddy obstacle courses for 4-14 year old kids of any fitness level. Rookies can test their skills on a specially designed fun 1.5/3km course filled with around 20 obstacles & guaranteed Nuclear M.U.D! Rookies will climb in & out of the muddiest ditches, scrabble under cargo nets, crawl through tyre tunnels, over ramps, walls & monkey-bars as well as running in woods, on paths & open fields.
2018 Winner: 3 Foot People Festival
2017 Winner: 3 Foot People Festival
2016 Winner: 3 Foot People Festival
2015 Winner: 3 Foot People Festival
2014 Winner: 3 Foot People Festival