What to do this Father's Day

June 20, 2022

Credit to Joe and Captain Jack for the photo

Take your Dad somewhere special this Father’s Day. See our list of events for Fathers Day weekend below or click here to see what's on and around Leigh on Sea in June and July.

  1. Wunderkammer: Southend’s Cabinet of Curiosity - Open until 3rd October, 2022
    Wunderkammer is literally translated from German as ‘room of wonder’ and in English it is usually referred to as a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’. Many Wunderkammer originated in royal treasuries, where the crown jewels and items of regalia were housed with other items of value for safekeeping. Cabinets of Curiosities acted as a precursor to museums and this exhibition will explore the evolution and the continued mass appeal of museums today.
  2. Travel across the River Crouch by ferry to Burnham
  3. Foodies Festival Chelmsford – 17th, 18th, 19th June
    FOODIES FESTIVAL returns to Hylands Park, Chelmsford in June - with a star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs and chart-topping music stars.
  4. Pantaloons Outdoor Theatre Evening ‘War of the Worlds’ at Hyde Hall - 17th June
    The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in this funny yet faithful new open-air adaptation of War of The Worlds. Using musical instruments, puppetry and, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heat-rays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale – the chances of success? A million to one…..
  5. Audley End Father’s & Grandfather’s Weekend - 18th & 19th June
    Father’s & Grandfather’s go FREE this Father’s Weekend!
    Included in the ticket price:
    Train Ride, Fairy & Elf Walk, Nature Corner, Adventure Play Area.
    Booking is required, tickets will not be available on the day.
  6. Visit the Vulcan on Father’s Day - 19th June
    Visit the Vulcan on Fathers' Day is a great day out for Dad and the rest of the family at London Southend Airport.
  7. Layer Marney Tower, Falconry Display on Fathers Day - 19th June
    An opportunity to see the birds up close and their beautiful colours and markings. Talk to their owners and have all your questions answered.
  8. East Anglian Railway Museum: Drive a Diesel Engine on Fathers Day - 19th June
    Have you ever wanted to take control of a diesel locomotive? Here is your chance!
  9. Mystery on Sea Walking Tour, Southend on Sea - 19th June
    Mystery on Sea provides an exclusive walking tour of the historic Clifftown and Royal Terrace areas of Southend on Sea.
  10. Royal Hotel, Southend on Sea - 18th June
    Afternoon Tea Party – Fabulous afternoon tea served in the Grand Ballroom.
  11. Royal Hotel, Southend: Sunday Roasts with Free live Jazz - 19th June
    Sunday Roasts served from midday until 5pm with live music from 4pm until 8pm provided by the talented Joe Garner
  12. Classic Cars on the Beach, Southend - 19th June
  13. Music in the Park, Southend - 18th June to 31st July


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