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.
 
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.

. . . to May 12: Saffron Walden Museum: Current exhibition, "Living with History: The origin of Uttlesford's towns from Roman to Medieval times" 

Mar 23: Saffron Walden: Audley End miniature railway reopens for 2019: https://www.audley-end-railway.co.uk/

Mar 24, 10am: Much Hadham: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association walk of 5-6 miles from Green Tye - Grid Reference TL444184, postcode SG10 6LP - www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/  

Mar 27, 11am to 4pm: Great Dunmow: Health and Wellbeing Open Day organised by Dunmow U3A - find out more about how to improve wellness and fitness.

Mar 27, 7:45pm: Saffron Walden: Historical Society meeting with talk by Dr Peter Moore on the Italian artist Biagio Rebecca and his work at Audley End House - Quaker Meeting House, High Street - visitors £2 - https://saffronwaldenhistory.org.uk/

Apr 01: Thaxted Music Festival - bookings online now allowed www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Apr 07 to Oct 27: Saffron Walden: Fry Art Gallery exhibition Mr and Mrs Ravilious, displaying the life and works of Great Bardfield artists Eric Ravilious and his wife Tirzah Garwood - www.fryartgallery.org.

Apr 07, 4pm: Wethersfield Chamber Concert at Wethersfield Church: Maxim Calver, cello, performs Stravinsky, Beethoven and Rachmaninov - www.wethersfieldchamberconcerts.org.uk/ 

Apr 13, 11am: Finchingfield: Walking tour of the village - 90 minute walk with tales of witches, murderers and workhouses - meet on the green or book online at www.finchingfieldguildhall.org.uk/events - Adult £4, Child £2, Family £10.

Apr 14, 10am to 4pm: Sewards End: Work party at Noakes Grove nature reserve, Redgates Lane. Noakes Grove - www.organic-countryside.co.uk.

Apr 14, 12 Noon to 4:30pm: Buntingford: Open Garden at Alswick Hall, SG9 0AA - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/31139/ 

Apr 24, 7:45pm: Saffron Walden: Historical Society meeting with talk by Richard Till "The Cutlers of Thaxted, 1350 to 1450" - Quaker Meeting House, High Street - visitors £2 - https://saffronwaldenhistory.org.uk/

Apr 27, 1pm to 5pm: Stebbing: Open Garden at St Helens, CM6 3SE - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/20246/ 

Apr 28, 11:30am to 5pm: Little Easton: Open Day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge - www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Apr 28, 4pm: Wethersfield Chamber Concert at Wethersfield Church: Rob Burton, classical saxophone, performs Marcello, Muczynski and Debussy - www.wethersfieldchamberconcerts.org.uk/ 

May 06, 12 Noon to 5pm: Clavering Open Gardens - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/17502/

May 06, 12 Noon to 5pm: Langley Village Open Gardens, CB11 4RY - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/31888/ 

May 09, 2:30pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Stanstead Bury, SG12 8JZ open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

May 10, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

May 12: Saffron Walden Museum: final day of exhibition, "Living with History: The origin of Uttlesford's towns from Roman to Medieval times"

May 12: Sewards End: Open day at Noakes Grove nature reserve, Redgates Lane. Noakes Grove - www.organic-countryside.co.uk.

May 12, 4pm: Wethersfield Chamber Concert at Wethersfield Church: Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano, performs Chopin and Schumann - www.wethersfieldchamberconcerts.org.uk/ 

May 14, 2:30pm: Finchingfield Guildhall open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

May 15, 10:30am to 4pm: Clavering: Essex Field Club meeting (for those interested in wildlife and geology) at Dick Ball Meadow - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

May 19, 11:30am to 5pm: Little Easton: Spring Open Day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge - www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

May 19, 2pm to 5:30pm: Thundridge: Open garden at Thundridge Hill House, SG12 0UE - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/13819/

May 20, 11am: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

May 26, 12 Noon to 5pm: Langley Upper Green open gardens, CB11 4FF - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/36087/ 

May 26, 1pm to 5pm: Stebbing: Open Garden at Field Cottage CM6 3RH - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/33967/

May 29, 2pm to 5pm: High Easter: Open garden at The Punchbowl, CM1 4QW - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/35069/ 

Jun 01: Howlett End, Wimbish: meeting of Essex Field Club (for those interested in wildlife and geology) at Ellis Green and Scotch Patch - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Jun 01, 1pm to 5pm: Stebbing: Open Garden at St Helens, CM6 3SE - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/20246/ 

Jun 02, 2pm to 6pm: Duxford Open Gardens, CB22 4RP - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/17444/

Jun 06, 10:30am: Wimbish: Essex Field Club visit (for those interested in wildlife and geology) to Carver Barracks - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Jun 07, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Jun 09, 2pm to 5pm: Much Hadham: Open garden at Foxglove Cottage, Perry Green, SG10 6EF - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/35495/

Jun 11, 2:30pm: Finchingfield Guildhall open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Jun 12, 8pm: Elsenham: Elsenham: Village History Society: talk by Lee Player, "Thatching History and Practice", at Elsenham Memorial Hall - www.elsenham-history.co.uk/

Jun 16, 11am to 5pm: Barley: Open Gardens, SG8 8LL - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/34602/

Jun 16, 2pm to 5pm: Helions Bumpstead: Open Garden at Parsonage House, CB9 7AD - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/17045/

Jun 16, 2pm to 5pm: Wendens Ambo: Open Gardens, CB11 4JX - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/31812/

Jun 17, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Jun 21 to July 14: Thaxted Music Festival - www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jun 21, 8pm: Thaxted Church: Brandenburg Sinfonia Orchestra perform Mozart, Gershwin, Warlock and Tchaikovsky - www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jun 22, 2pm to 5pm: Brent Pelham: Open Garden at Brent Pelham Hall, SG9 0HF - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/36500/

Jun 23, 11:30am to 5pm: Little Easton: Open Day and Fun Day for Dogs at the Gardens of Easton Lodge - www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Jun 23, 12 Noon to 4pm: Chrishall: Open Garden at Two Cottages, SG8 8QT - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/34757/ 

Jun 23, 1pm to 5pm: Stebbing: Open Garden at Field Cottage CM6 3RH - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/33967/

Jun 23, 2pm to 5pm: Brent Pelham: Open Garden at Brent Pelham Hall, SG9 0HF - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/36500/

Jun 23, 7:30pm: Thaxted Church: The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge perform works by Elgar and others - www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jun 27: Howlett End, Wimbish: meeting of Essex Field Club (for those interested in wildlife and geology) at Lucy May Field - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Jun 29, 11am: Thaxted Church: Prime Brass give a Family Concert with a circus theme - www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jun 29, 1pm to 5pm: Stebbing: Open Garden at St Helens, CM6 3SE - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/20246/  

Jun 29, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: Historic House Tour of 25-27 Church Street, CB10 1JW. Tickets £14 per person (including tea, cakes and biscuits) on sale at Tourist Information Centre, Market Square.

Jun 29, 7:30pm: Thaxted Church: Brandenburg Sinfonia Orchestra perform Mendelssohn, Schumann and Finzl - www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jun 30, 12 Noon to 4pm: Chrishall: Open Garden at Two Cottages, SG8 8QT - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/34757/ 

Jun 30, 7:30pm: Thaxted Church: Martin James Bartlett (piano) performs Bach, Mozart and others - www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jly 01, 2:30pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Stanstead Bury, SG12 8JZ open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html 

Jly 05, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Jly 05, 8pm: Thaxted Church: London Handel Orchestra perform Handel, Vivaldi and Bach - www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jly 06, 10:30am: Wimbish: Essex Field Club visit (for those interested in wildlife and geology) to Carver Barracks - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Jly 06, 12 Noon: Thaxted Church: Ricardo Bonci performs church and secular music on the organ - www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jly 09, 7:45pm for 8pm: Duton Hill: Tilty Archaeology and Local History Group meeting at The Three Horseshoes with TALHG speakers reviewing the history of The Countess of Warwick's Cottage Garden Show 1835 - 1933 and the modern show from 1990 - www.tiltyhistoryprojects.co.uk.

Jly 11, 2:30pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Stanstead Bury, SG12 8JZ open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html 

Jly 12, 8pm: Thaxted Church: Trumpeter Romain Leleu, accompanied by a string quartet, will deliver a varied programme of Baroque music and Latin American works - www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jly 13, 2:30pm: Finchingfield Guildhall open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Jly 14, 7:30pm: Thaxted Church: The Tenebrae Choir will perform pieces by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and other Russian composers - www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jly 21, 11:30am to 5pm: Little Easton: Open Day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge with focus on history of the gardens and estate during the World Wars - www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Jly 27: Birchanger: meeting of Essex Field Club (for those interested in wildlife and geology) at Birchanger Woods - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Aug 03: Clavering: Essex Field Club meeting (for those interested in wildlife and geology) at Dick Ball Meadow - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Aug 06, 11am: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Aug 06, 2:30pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Stanstead Bury, SG12 8JZ open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html 

Aug 18, 11:30am to 5pm: Little Easton: Summer Open Day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge - www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Aug 25 and 26: Little Easton: Countess of Warwick's Show.

Aug 29, 10:30am: Wimbish: Essex Field Club visit (for those interested in wildlife and geology) to Carver Barracks - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Sep 08, 2pm to 5pm: Helions Bumpstead: Open Garden at Parsonage House, CB9 7AD - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/17045/

Sep 10, 2:30pm: Finchingfield Guildhall open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Sep 22, 11:30am to 5pm: Little Easton: Apples and Bees day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge - www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Sep 26, 10:30am: Wimbish: Essex Field Club visit (for those interested in wildlife and geology) to Carver Barracks - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Sep 29, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: Historic House Tour of 25-27 Church Street, CB10 1JW. Tickets £14 per person (including tea, cakes and biscuits) on sale at Tourist Information Centre, Market Square.

Oct 08, 2:30pm: Finchingfield Guildhall open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Oct 17, 8pm: Newport Local History Group meeting in Church House, beside Newport Church, with talk by Bill Hardy on Bishop's Stortford Union Workhouse.

Oct 27: Saffron Walden: Fry Art Gallery: final day of exhibition Mr and Mrs Ravilious, displaying the life and works of Great Bardfield artists Eric Ravilious and his wife Tirzah Garwood - www.fryartgallery.org 

Nov 21, 8pm: Newport Local History Group meeting in Church House, beside Newport Church, with talk by Richard Till on The Cutlers of Thaxted, 1360 to 1420.

2020

Mar 12, 8pm: Elsenham: Elsenham: Village History Society: talk by Ray Franklin "The Story of Elsenham Jam", at Elsenham Memorial Hall - www.elsenham-history.co.uk/