Mums about town: Family fun in south Essex, Aug 11-Aug 20

the Princess Emporium, priory park, essex
Find the fun: The Princess Emporium will be at Priory Park tomorrow

Play in the Park. Friday, August 11. 10am-12.30pm. Free. Suitable for all ages. 
There will be water play, playdough, songs time with instruments, some books and arts and crafts. Oh and bubbles. Find the fun at Priory Park (the green space behind the museum.) Bring sun hats, sun cream, snacks, water, blanket, activities/toys to share.

Caterpillar Club. Tuesday, August 15. 10am-12pm. £6 per child. Suitable for one to four-year-olds.
A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre schoolers at Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon. Booking essential, call 01268 419103.

Phoenix pre-school fun day. Tuesday, August 15. 11am-2pm. Free. Everyone welcome.
Free face painting and party games, plus meet some reptiles at Moose Hall, Cranleigh Drive, Leigh. For more information, email

Imagination Station Puppet Show. Wednesday, August 16. 11am. £4 per child. Suitable for all ages.
Go back to when romping, stomping dinosaurs rocked the earth at Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road. Booking essential, call 01702 4777248.

Pyjama Party. Wednesday, August 16. 11am-3pm. Free. Suitable for all ages.
Join Ryan the Lion for popcorn, stories and snacks at the Royals Shopping Centre, Southend.

Children’s Day in Priory Park. Wednesday, August 16. 10am-4pm. £5 for the day. Suitable for all ages.
360Play Basildon will be there, plus Litte Scrummers Rugby, the Princess Emporium and inflatables plus more.

Fun Thursday – Amazing Ants. Thursday, August 17. 2pm-4pm. £6 per child. Suitable for under sevens.
This week’s wildlife themed afternoon at Belfairs Woodland centre, Eastwood Road North, Leigh, will be looking at ants. Learn all about what they do and how they work together. Held outside. Booking essential, call 01702 477467.

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