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Events 2019


New Shop Launch Party

Saturday 23rd March, 10am - 5pm.

'The Land of Candy' is a new and exciting sweet shop selling a variety of traditional and new confectionary treats. To celebrate the opening, there will be a free goody bag for every child, chocolate pizza decorating, games and prizes, plus hampers to be won, so come along and join in with some sweet fun!

Easter Egg Hunt

Good Friday, 19th April & Easter Saturday, 20th April, 11am - 4pm.

Easter family fun with an Easter Egg Hunt around our craft centre shops to find all the eggs to win a prize, just £3 per entry. Tombola and refreshments will be available and you can meet the Easter Bunny. A donation from proceeds will be made to the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

Sconch does Yarn Shop Day 2019

Saturday 27 April, 10am - 5pm

With Erika Knight joining us, the day includes yarn launch and talk by Erika, bring a broken WIP surgery, spinning demos with Michele Turner, goody bags for the first 10 people to spend over £40, discounts and offers, charity bake sale, charity raffle, refreshments and a name the hippo competition!

Grab your knitting, crochet, spinning, felting and come along and join us for the day. Fundraising in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

The Original Great Maze

Join us as we celebrate our 20th Birthday for 2019.

Open daily 20th July until 8th September 2019, from 10am (last entry 4pm). 

Discover a new maize maze of adventure to be explored at The Original Great Maze. Weave your way through miles of maize pathways to finally conquer this year’s amazing maze challenge. Upon your victory, climb the victory tower and peruse the beautiful Essex landscape or see friends, still lost in the green labyrinth! The challenge is on! Come and ‘get lost’ for a fun family day out, whatever the weather.

Essex Heats of British Lawnmower Racing Association

14th & 15th September. 11am - 5pm. FREE Entry.

How fast can a lawnmower go? Come and find out, watch and learn more about this fantastic sport as these expert drivers race around the track at top speed for the Essex heats of this spectacular annual event put on by the BLMRA (British Lawnmower Racing Association). A fast and mad weekend of racing with 40 rounds of heats, to find the champs of group 2/3/4 for 2019. Don't miss this thrilling event!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 27th September, 10am-1pm.

At Games2Replay and Sconch. Cake, coffee, competitions and conversation for a great cause.

Games2Replay: 07851 450225 or Sconch: 01376 743123

Halloween Pumpkin Hunt

Saturday 26th October, 11am - 4pm.

Halloween family fun with a Pumpkin Hunt around our craft centre shops to find all the pumpkins to win a prize. Refreshments will be available.

Christmas Elf Hunt

Saturday 30th November, 11am - 4pm.

Christmas family fun with a hunt to find all the naughty elves around our craft centre shops to win a prize. Refreshments will be available.

Regular Events


Braintree Velo IR Cycling Club

Evening 10 mile Time Trial series.

Runs fortnightly on Thursday eve from 9th May to 29th August starting 7pm with event HQ onsite.
Contact Ian: 07523 513545 or Pete: 07968 389421

Boot Fairs

Every Saturday* and Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May - 28th September. Sellers 11am, buyers 11.30am until 2.30pm. Pitches £5 (no prior booking required), entrance is free.
Tel: 07851 450225 or visit

*Except special event days: not on 14th September due to Lawnmower Racing event.