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Top 4 things to do in Brentwood during the May Bank Holidays

PUBLISHED: 14:36 03 May 2019

The Weald Park Country Show is a fantastic day out for all the family, and this year is taking place on May 5 and May 6. Picture: Classic Festivals

The Weald Park Country Show is a fantastic day out for all the family, and this year is taking place on May 5 and May 6. Picture: Classic Festivals

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Looking for something interesting to do for the two May Bank Holidays (yes, two!)? Take a look at our list of what we think you should do to make the most out of your days off.

The Robin Hood Country Show 2019 will be taking place at the Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood.The Robin Hood Country Show 2019 will be taking place at the Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood.

WEALD COUNTRY PARK SHOW

May 5-6, 10am-5pm

Weald Country Park, Brentwood

Festival of Cars, Colmar Farm Riding School, Weald Park Way, Brentwood. Picture: Ian West/PA Archive/PA ImagesFestival of Cars, Colmar Farm Riding School, Weald Park Way, Brentwood. Picture: Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images

There will be something for everyone at this year's Weald Park Country Show when it takes place this bank holiday weekend.

On Sunday May 5 and Monday May 6, the Brentwood park will host festivals of food, cars, kids and dogs, and will also include breath-taking displays from birds of prey, horses and even a game of polo or two!

There will also be circus acts and magic shows three times a day, and eight bands will be keeping the crowds moving with everything from local choirs to acoustic sets and beyond.

There will also be plenty on offer for youngsters, with Classisaurus, a T-Rex dinosaur, at the show this year with his Fortnite friends, and Punch and Judy, a petting zoo and loads more to do besides.

Ingatestone Antiques and Collectables Fair at the Ingatestone Community Centre.Ingatestone Antiques and Collectables Fair at the Ingatestone Community Centre.

The show will also play host to rural crafters, selling their handmade wares, and even a local history village, telling the story of Brentwood through the ages.

Here, visitors can try their hand at archery as well as finding out about how our ancestors lived.

Last but certainly not least, there will be, as always, a wide range of shopping opportunities on offer at varied stands across the entire show.

The Weald Park Country Show runs from 10am to 5pm on May 5 and 6 at Weald Country Park, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5QS

The Gruffalo Trail in Thorndon Country Park. Picture: Carol DurrellThe Gruffalo Trail in Thorndon Country Park. Picture: Carol Durrell

For tickets and more information visit: www.wealdcountryshow.co.uk

Robin Hood Country Show 2019

May 6, 9.30am-5pm

Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood

The annual two-day Robin Hood Country Show is the region's largest family event, held on the event fields at the Brentwood Centre.

From archery, live music and dog shows, to jousting, children's rides and delicious treats.

For more information on the event, visit robinhoodcountryshow.co.uk

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The Weald Park Festival of Cars

May 5, 6, from 10am

Weald Country Park, Weald Road

If you love classic cars then this is the show for you, with a range of retro, vintage and recognisable cars on display for visitors.

The Weald Park Festival of Cars which is running alongside the Weald Park Country Show is a must visit this year.

For more information, visit classicfestivals.co.uk

Ingatestone Antiques and Collectables Fair

May 6, 9.30am-3.30pm

Ingatestone Community Centre, High Street, Ingatestone

The successful annual antiques and collectors fair will be returning and the organisers are hoping to see a range of vintage, retro and plenty of bygone items from yesteryear on display.

Get in touch if you are looking for something specific as sellers change at each fair – refreshments will be available on the day.

Call 07780971214

The Gruffalo Trail

9am-5pm

Thorndon Countryside Centre, The Avenue, Brentwood

Looking for something magical to do this bank holiday? Why not venture outdoors and follow The Gruffalo Trail.

During this self-led trail search for the amazing hand crafted carvings of the Gruffalo characters, keeping you and your little ones entertained for hours.

For more information, visit essexwt.org.uk

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