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.

DATES MAY CHANGE IF GOVERNMENT ROADMAP FOR REOPENING SHOULD CHANGE

Jun 20, 12noon to 4pm: Chrishall: Open Garden at Two Cottages - pre-booking essential at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/34757

Jun 20, 1pm to 5pm: Broxted: Open Garden at The Old Vicarage - pre-booking only at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/16413

Jun 24 to 27: Thaxted Music Festival - social distancing - pre-booking required - see https://www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk/concerts 

Jun 26, 11am: Saffron Walden: Free walking tour including the Battle Ditches, with Blue Badge guide Sarah Kirkpatrick - limited places - to book, up to 2 people per booking, please email tourism@saffronwalden.gov.uk with your details.

Jun 27, 2pm to 5pm: Little Hallingbury: open garden at Gaston House, Gaston Green CM22 7QS - for Red Cross - no dogs - £5 admission.

Jun 27, 2pm to 5pm: Langley Upper Green: Open Garden at Old Bell Cottage - pre-booking only at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/31889

Jun 27, 2pm to 5pm: Langley Upper Green: Open Garden at Wickets - pre-booking essential at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/13347 

Jun 30, 7pm: Hatfield Forest: William Shakespeare's Macbeth - https://www.tlcm.co.uk/boxoffice/ 

July 01 to 04: Thaxted Music Festival - social distancing - pre-booking required - see https://www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk/concerts 

July 03, 6pm: Thundridge: Open-air Thanksgiving Gathering at Thundridge Old Church followed by community picnic at Thundridge Hill House. Organised by Thundridge Old Church Action Group - www.thundridgeoldchurch.org 

Jly 23, 1pm to 5pm: Finchingfield: Open Garden at Brick House - pre-booking only at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/37603

Aug 15, 2pm to 6pm: Duxford: Open Garden at Robynet House - pre-booking only at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/37607

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

Nov 10, 8pm: Elsenham: Ken McDonald will give a tallk to Elsenham Village History Society, "The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction" - www.elsenham-history.co.uk/.

Nov 18, 2:30pm: Barley: Ken McDonald will give a tallk to the Barley Community Group, "The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction".

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"