Here we list some activities that relate to local heritage, countryside, wildlife, culture or conservation. Please also see the Attractions pages for places that are open on a regular basis. If you are tempted by one of these specific places or events, we encourage you to make a full day of your visit. You might like to print off the introduction to the parish and see if you can track down some more of its heritage. Events may be subject to Covid restrictions or reassessment of Covid risks.
 
If you know of any additional forthcoming event within the Hundred Parishes that offers an opportunity to learn, enjoy or participate, please contact us using the Feedback option at the foot of the website menu.

Oct 03: Finchingfield: Essex Bridleways Association ride at Spains Hall - 7 miles or 11 miles - members only, pre-entry required - see https://www.essexbridleways.co.uk/

Oct 03, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Oct 03, 2:30pm to 5pm: Hinxton Watermill open, CB10 1RD - see https://www.cambridgeppf.org/Pages/Events/Category/cambridge-whats-on-events

Oct 05, 7:30pm to 10pm: Finchingfield Guildhall: Essex folksongs performed by Potipher's Apprentices. £15 including buffet - see http://www.finchingfieldguildhall.org.uk/events 

Oct 10, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Oct 16, 10:30am to 4pm: Ickleton: Open Garden at Caldrees Manor - pre-booking only at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/37772

Oct 17, 2pm: Little Walden: Saffron Walden & District Footpaths Association 5-mile walk starting from Little Walden Village Hall, postcode CB10 1XA, Grid Reference TL546414.

Oct 17, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Oct 17, 3pm: Thaxted: Piano recital at Thaxted Parish Church arranged by Thaxted Festival: Iyad Sughayer will play pieces by Haydn, Beethoven and Khachaturian - tickets from https://www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk/

Oct 24, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Oct 30, 6:30pm: Great Hallingbury: An alternative Halloween in the churchyard of St Giles Church, CM22 7TZ: Jono Forgham will talk about moths and John Spencer about bats. There will be a graveyard tour by lantern light with history of some notable people who are buried there. Soup, mulled wine and sweets / chocolate for children. Adults £10, children under 16 Free. Contact Russell Robinson on 07756142890.

Oct 31, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Nov 07, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Nov 10, 8pm: Elsenham: [subject to speaker's assessment of Covid risk] Ken McDonald will give a tallk to Elsenham Village History Society, "The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction" - www.elsenham-history.co.uk/.

Nov 14, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Nov 21, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Nov 24, 6pm to 7:30pm: Online: "Hinxton Hall: DNA and Discovery" - Explore Hinxton Hall’s role in ground-breaking research as the home of the Sanger Centre, and the Human Genome Project: From global health, to DNA sequencing’s vital role in the battle against Covid-19. Free - register at https://bit.ly/HinxtonHall_talk3 

Nov 28, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Dec 05, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Dec 12, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Dec 19, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - facemasks required, max 12 inside, outside cafe - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

2022:

Feb 22, 7:30pm: Great Dunmow: Ken McDonald will give a tallk to the Great Dunmow Historical & Literary Society, "The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction"