Family fun for February half term

Content originally from Essex County Council

Join a half term story hunt

Storyteller John Kirk holding random items in a story hunt

Join storyteller John Kirk this February half term for an online story hunt for all the family.

The story-led scavenger hunt will take you into a world of wonder and imagination. But be warned: you’ll turn your house upside down!

Join one or both of the events: they’re at 10am on Tuesday 16 February and Friday 19 February. They are free and suitable for children aged 3+.

Book your place by visiting the Essex Libraries website.

Start the Daily Mile with Active Essex

The Daily Mile At Home is helping families stay healthy by walking or running for 15 minutes a day.

They’ve created fun weekly challenges in partnership with the London Marathon to keep your family active and motivated.

Find out more about The Daily Mile in your local area on the Active Essex website.

Celebrate Essex 2020: the year of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths

Essex 2020 is drawing to a close, but there are still plenty of activities to get involved with.

If you have a daughter aged 9 to 19, she’s invited to join the Essex Steamettes and learn creative coding, digital art and engineering. The workshops are every Sunday and Tuesday.

Join us for an online celebration of Essex 2020 on Wednesday 3 March and a look back at the extraordinary year of science, technology, engineering, art and maths.

Check out more highlights and resources from Essex 2020, with activities for children, informative videos and lots more.

Take a front row seat for Essex wildlife

Essex Wildlife Trust benefits from the support of the Essex Lottery. By playing for £1 a week, you can support them as well as other good causes around the county.

The Wildlife Trust’s webcams are a great way to feel at one with nature from the comfort of your home. You’ll get a rare glimpse into the lives of some of Essex’s most elusive animals, plus tips on how to spot them in the wild.

Watch the wildlife webcams on the Essex Wildlife Trust website.