Goldilocks Let's All Dance

We are delighted to announce these new FREE events and activities taking place at our Midsummer Madness Family Fun Day at Cressing Temple Barns this Sunday.

Goldilocks: The Ballet by Let’s All Dance Ballet Company, 2.30 – 3.15pm

Join Goldilocks, the girl with the lovely locks and her jar of magical honey, as she befriends a family of bears and teaches everyone the value of sharing. But watch out for Selfish Sid who, on hearing that the honey is magical, hatches a nasty plan to steal it from Goldilocks. With a 1940’s vibe, a variety of dance styles and plenty of bowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right! A fabulously fun show for everyone ages 1 – 101. Free, no booking required.

Little Earthlings Mud Cafe, 12.00 – 4.00pm

Mud Kitchen Midsummer Madness

Pop along to the Little Earthlings Mud Cafe where Jo Phillips will help you to make some mud-cakes, mud-pies and other gloriously muddy delights! Free, drop-in, no booking required.

Essex Explorers Summer Magic Trail – Help make the magic stronger…

Our park rangers are sure that magical creatures including fairies, trolls, and maybe even unicorns, live deep in the hidden corners of the Essex Country Parks. But some children have stopped believing in them! Can you find and count them on our Summer Magic trail to help make the magic stronger. Remember to take your photo at the Summer Magic Trail selfie board and tag @essexbookfest In partnership with Essex Year of Numbers.

Fairy Door Trail

Find the Fairy Doors in the walled garden and add up the door numbers to find the magic number for their spell. Once you’ve added it up, shout out the number so that the fairies can hear you.

Discover all of the events, workshops, performances and activities which are taking place at Midsummer Madness.