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" 

. . . 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 20 to 22, 11am - 5pm: Clavering: Clavering Art Show (50th anniversary) art show at Village Hall.

Apr 20, 1pm to 4pm: Hinxton: Wellcome Genome Campus open Saturday CB10 1RQ. Free but booking required - https://open-saturdays.eventbrite.co.uk 

Apr 21, 11am - 5pm: Clavering: Clavering Art Show (50th anniversary) art show at Village Hall.

Apr 21, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

Apr 21, pm: Great Easton: Saffron Walden & District Footpaths Association walk - details from 01799 521595.

Apr 22, 11am - 5pm: Clavering: Clavering Art Show (50th anniversary) art show at Village Hall.

Apr 22, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

Apr 23, 8:15pm: Duton Hill: Thaxted Morris Men at Three Horseshoes - www.thaxtedmorris.org

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 27-28, 9am to 4pm: Saffron Walden: Exhibition and sale of art works by members of Saffron Walden Art Society at Day Centre, Jubilee Gardens, off Hill Street - enquiries 01799 524708

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, 9am to 4pm: Saffron Walden: Exhibition and sale of art works by members of Saffron Walden Art Society at Day Centre, Jubilee Gardens, off Hill Street - enquiries 01799 524708

Apr 28, 10am: Thorley: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5-6 mile walk starting from Twyford Lock car park, TL493193, CM22 7PA - http://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/ 

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 04, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

May 05: Farnham: Bluebell Walks - 5 miles leaving church at Noon or 1 mile leaving Hazel End Farm at 1:30pm. Entry fee £8 adult or £6 under-14s covers drinks and BBQ with proceeds going towards church facilities.

May 05, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

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 06, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

May 07, Quendon: Saffron Walden & District Footpaths Association morning walk - details 01799 541646

May 07, 11am: Thaxted: Thaxted Morris Men in churchyard - www.thaxtedmorris.org

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 11, 10am - 4pm: Barkway: annual Village Market.

May 11, 7:30pm: Saffron Walden: Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra perform Dvorak, Sculthorpe and Mahler t Saffron Hall - tickets from www.saffronhall.com or Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre.

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, 10am - 4pm: Sewards End: Open day at Noakes Grove nature reserve, Redgates Lane. Noakes Grove - www.organic-countryside.co.uk.

May 12, 10am: Clavering: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5-6 mile walk starting from Village Hall, TL480323, CB11 4QS - http://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/ 

May 12, 10:45am: Saffron Walden: Saffron Lioness Club 'Crocus Walk' in support of Guide Dogs for the Blind, starting at The Crown, Little Walden. Entry £5 - details 01799 526846.

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

May 12, 7:30pm: Duxford: MacBeth performed in support of St John's Church, Green Street. This is an open air performance, so bring a folding chair, cushion and blanket. Tickets from https://www.thisismytheatre.com/duxford-mb

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 16, 7pm: Much Hadham: Much Hadham Horticultural Society social evening - a walk and talk around St Andrews Church with Rev Steve Bate to learn the history of the church.

May 16, 8:15pm: Wendens Ambo: Thaxted Morris Men at The Fighting Cocks - www.thaxtedmorris.org

May 16, 9:15pm: Henham: Thaxted Morris Men at The Cock - www.thaxtedmorris.org

May 17, Great Chesterford: Saffron Building Society Community Choir concert at All Saints' Church - enquiries Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, 01799 524002.

May 18, 1pm to 4pm: Hinxton: Wellcome Genome Centre Campus Open Saturday, CB10 1RQ - Exhibition and activities for age 10 and up - Free but booking requireed - https://open-saturdays.eventbrite.co.uk 

May 19: Saffron Walden & District Footpaths Association afternoon walk - details 01799 541389

May 19, 11am - 4:30pm: Clavering: Open Gardens and also Little House open, CB11 4QL - Proceeds to Saffron Walden Mencap. Extra parking at Fox & Hounds - Enquiries 01799 550488.

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 - 5pm: Strethall and Catmere End: Open Gardens in aid of Strethall Church - enquiries 01799 525543.

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 23, 8:15pm: Finchingfield: Thaxted Morris Men at The Fox - www.thaxtedmorris.org

May 23, 9:15pm: Steeple Bumpstead: Thaxted Morris Men at The Fox & Hounds - www.thaxtedmorris.org

May 26 - 27, 11am - 5pm: Great Bardfield: Art Show at Town Hall.

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 27, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

May 28, 11am: Thaxted: Thaxted Morris Men in churchyard - www.thaxtedmorris.org

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

May 31 - Jun 02: Manuden: Scarecrow Trail "Best of British" - www.manuden.org.uk 

Jun 01 - 02: Littlebury: Littlebury Festival including open gardens and history exhibition - entry by programme from Village Hall.

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, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

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

Jun 01, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open by prior booking through www.douglaskentheritage.co.uk 

Jun 02, 10am: Manuden: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5-6 mile walk starting from Community Centre, TL486272, CM23 1EH - http://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/ 

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

Jun 02, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

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, 7pm: Finchingfield: On the 75th anniversary of D Day, there will be a talk in the Guildhall about the history of RAF Wethersfield - tickets £6 - http://www.finchingfieldguildhall.org.uk/

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 08, 10am onwards: Shalford: Celebration of 700 years of St Andrews Church - Music, food, games, etc in the churchyard, CM7 5HH.

Jun 08, 1:15pm-5pm: Great Chishill Windmill re-opening - No parking near mill - park at village hall for shuttle bus to windmill. Grand reopening ceremony at 2:30pm. Copies of The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction will be on sale at the village hall.

Jun 09, 11am - 5pm: Ashdon: Open Gardens.

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 20, 8:15pm: Molehill Green: Thaxted Morris Men at Three Horseshoes - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Jun 20, 9:15pm: Monk Street: Thaxted Morris Men at Farmhouse Inn - www.thaxtedmorris.org

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 23. 7:30pm to 10:15pm: Thaxted: Thaxted Morris Men Patronal Festival at various locations - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Jun 26, 7:30pm: Duxford: Romeo & Juliet performed in support of St John's Church, Green Street. This is an open air performance, so bring a folding chair, cushion and blanket. Tickets from https://www.thisismytheatre.com/duxford-rj 

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 27, 8:15pm: Stebbing: Thaxted Morris Men at The White Hart - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Jun 27, 9:15pm: Great Bardfield: Thaxted Morris Men at The Vine - www.thaxtedmorris.org

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: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open by prior booking through Saffron Walden 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 04, 8:15pm: Clavering: Thaxted Morris Men at Fox & Hounds - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Jly 04, 9:15pm: Widdington: Thaxted Morris Men at Fleur de Lys - www.thaxtedmorris.org

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, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

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

Jly 07, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

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 25, 8:15pm: Pleshey: Thaxted Morris Men at Leather Bottle - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Jly 25, 9:15pm: Littley Green: Thaxted Morris Men at The Compasses - www.thaxtedmorris.org

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 03, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

Aug 04, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

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 26, 11am: Thaxted: Thaxted Morris Men in churchyard - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Aug 26: Little Easton: Countess of Warwick Show.

Aug 26, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

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 01, 10am: Little Hadham: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5-6 mile walk starting from St Cecilia's Church, TL446227, SG11 2DZ - http://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/ 

Sep 01, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

Sep 05, 8:15pm: Newport: Thaxted Morris Men at Coach & Horses - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Sep 05, 9:15pm: Wendens Ambo: Thaxted Morris Men at The Bell - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Sep 07, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

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 12, 8:15pm: Duton Hill: Thaxted Morris Men at The Three Horseshoes - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Sep 12, 9:15pm: Broxted: Thaxted Morris Men at The Prince of Wales - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Sep 21, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open by prior booking through Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, Market Square.

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, 10am: Matching Green: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5-6 mile walk starting from near Chequers PH, TL536110, CM17 0PZ - http://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/ 

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 5, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

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

Oct 13, 10am: Stanstead Abbotts: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5-6 mile walk starting from Car Park, TL384119, SG12 8AG - http://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/ 

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 02, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

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.

Dec 07, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

Dec 26, 11am: Thaxted: Thaxted Morris Men at Thaxted Church Hall and at Noon in Thaxted churchyard - www.thaxtedmorris.org

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/