Issue 213 Living Well

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living WELL


Your local Christmas Colchester Zoo The Magic of Christmas Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL. Dates: 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th and 18th – 24th December 2021. Tickets: Tickets to be released soon. Markshall Estate Father Christmas at Marshall Markshall Est, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG. Museum of Power Christmas Fair Museum of Power, Langford, CM9 6QA. Dates: 12th December 2021. Tickets: Adult: £8.00, Child – £12.00 (includes 1 ride on miniature railway and visit to Santa). Colne Valley Railway Santa Specials Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ. Dates: 27th Nov to 24th Dec 2021. Tickets: From £22.00 per person. Under 1 – £10.00. East Anglian Railway Museum Festive Days out with Thomas Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Station Rd, Wakes Colne, Colchester, CO6 2DS. Dates: 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th December 2021. Tickets: From £12.10 per child and £16.50 per adult. Under 2 – FREE. Hylands Estate Enlightened Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ. Dates: 26th Nov to 2nd Jan 2022. Tickets: Adult – £15.00, Child (4-15) – £11.00. Under 3 – FREE.

RHS Hyde Hall Glow 2021 at Hyde Hall RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Ln, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET. Dates: Wednesdays to Saturdays only 10th – 18th December and then 21st to 23rd December and 29th December to 2nd January 2022. Tickets: Adult (non-member) £12.95 (RHS member) £7.95. Child (non-member) £6.95 (RHS Member) £3.95. Under 5 – FREE. Christmas markets in Essex They are a great place to pick up some handmade Christmas gifts. We usually grab a hot chocolate or mulled wine, select a decoration for the Christmas tree and soak up the festive atmosphere. Colchester Town Hall Christmas Market Colchester Town Hall, High St, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ. Dates: 27th and 28th November 2021. Tickets: FREE – but you must book tickets Pantomimes in Essex Here are the local Pantomimes to look out for this Christmas. The Mercury Theatre Colchester Aladdin The Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT. Dates: 27th Nov to 16th Jan 2022. Tickets: From £15.00 to £32.00. Princes Theatre Jack and the Beanstalk Clacton Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE. Dates: 4th Dec 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022. Tickets: From £15.00 per adult and from £14.00 per child (under 16).



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Magical Winter Wonderland backdrop for Stoke by Nayland Resort’s bumper festive line-up W

ith last year’s disappointment of a locked-down Christmas and New Year, the family-owned Resort on the Essex/Suffolk border is pulling out all the stops this year to help family, friends and colleagues make up for lost time and enjoy the festive season. Throughout December, the beautiful 80-bedroom hotel and Resort is being transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland, lavishly decorated to immerse guests into a sparkly, snowy paradise whilst they enjoy the fantastic selection of dining and entertainment options. The award-winning restaurants will serve an array of delicious dining options to tempt every taste bud. From festive lunches, dinners, Christmas Day and Boxing Day dining to an indulgent seven-course NYE menu, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. As well as the traditional turkey with all the trimmings, you can expect to see seasonally-inspired Afternoon Teas and a selection of cakes to enjoy in front of

Winter Wonderland at Stoke by Nayland Resort their crackling apple-wood fire in the Orchard Lounge. What’s more, the big man himself will be flying in to greet families on selected Sundays throughout December at their ‘Santa Sunday’ events. In addition to a three-course lunch, families can enjoy a spectacular array of festive activities with a surprise gift for every child. “We are so excited to welcome back our local community and guests from further afield to celebrate Christmas again with us this year,” said Operations Director Matt Manning. “I am incredibly proud of the team who have worked so hard to ensure our venue, events and dining experiences are as safe and enjoyable as they can be.” If you would like to find out more about festive dining and event packages at Stoke by Nayland Resort, you can visit their website www.

Please contact Philippa Rich by email on: Philippa.Rich@stokebynayland. com for more information


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