Mission ImPUDSEYble (4-5 June, times vary)
Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey are starring in their own live show! The interactive spy adventure shows Pudsey attempt to take down Evil Dr Feline and save the world. Full of puzzles, gadgets and familiar faces, this family friendly show is one not to miss.
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend-On-Sea SS0 7RA. Tickets: Adult £19, child £16 and family (4 people) £64. www.southendtheatres.org.uk
The Chingford Village festival (11 June, midday - 6pm)
The annual festival is in its 22nd year and is tipped to be bigger and better than ever. With a royal theme in honour of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, join in the family fun with games and a tombolo whilst enjoying the two stages of live music.
Over 30s Glamour (17 June, 9pm – 1.30am)
Essex’s luxury evening venue is hosting another glamour party. So ladies don your highest heels and gents dust off your smartest blazer and enjoy club classics, current chart hits and 90s anthems. VIP and waitress service available.
Summer fete (18 June, 11am - 4pm)
After 17-month-old Ollie Anstey passed away on 24th November2015, his parents have tirelessly raised money in his memory in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. In just five months they have raised a staggering £104,000. Help them to raise more for this fantastic cause by attending the summer fete. With a guest appearance from Peppa Pig, a fortune teller, silent auction, arts and crafts, teddy tombola, hook-a-duck and more, it’s sure to be a Saturday full of fun for all the family.
Wesley Hall, 260 High Road Loughton IG10 1RB. Admission: Prices vary. 020 8502 3071
Street Party Through The Ages (18 June, 12pm – 4pm)
The annual summer fete has been given a royal makeover thanks to Her Majesty’s 90th birthday with rooms themed to different decades throughout her reign. Complete with competitions, craft stalls, a mouth-watering barbeque and cakes galore plus a live music set from Robert Jerome from 2pm,
this is one event you won’t want to miss.
Ashlar House, St Margaret’s Hospital, The Plain, Epping, CM16 6TY. Admission: Free entry. www.barchester.com
1940s Steam Weekend (18-19 June)
Turn back the clock and enjoy a taste of forties Britain. With reenactment groups, WWII military vehicle display, jive dancing, buses, trains and stalls, step back in time to when Britain was truly great.
Epping Ongar Railway, Station Approach, Ongar CM5 9BN. Admission: Adult £15, child £8 and family ticket £39. 01277 365200
Jamaica Inn (23-25 June, 8pm)
Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society Presents: Jamaica Inn adapted by Lisa Evans. Evocative, atmospheric and chilling, this new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s classic tale has all the hallmarks of a great adventure— murder, mystery and malevolence.
Lopping Hall, High Road, Loughton, IG10 4LF. Admission: £10. 07552 736110. www.lads.org.uk
Waltham Abbey Town Show (25-26 June, 11.30am – 4.30pm)
Spend a day in the sun at the annual Waltham Abbey Town Show. The biggest event in the town’s calendar features a fun fair, stalls and much more. The perfect excuse for a family day out!