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The Hundred Parishes Society

What's on

Here we list some activities that relate to local heritage, countryside, wildlife, exercise, 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 a nearby walk or the introduction to the parish and see if you can track down some more of its heritage.  You are advised to check with the venue or event website for any changes to times, etc displayed here

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.

Jun 21 to July 14: Thaxted: Thaxted Festival – www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

Jun 22, 10am: Felsted: 12 mile picnic walk with Uttlesford Ramblers – https://www.uttlesfordramblers.org/ 

Jun 22, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

Jun 23, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

Jun 23, Noon to 4pm: Chrishall: Open gardens at two cottages, SG8 8QT – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/34757/two-cottages 

Jun 23, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Jun 23, 2pm to 4:30pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Archive open day at Brand Pavilion, Jigney’s Meadow, SG8 8QE – https://chrishallessex.co.uk/

Jun 23, 2pm to 5pm: Little Hallingbury: open garden at Gaston House, CM22 7QS in aid of British Red Cross – entry £6, cash only.

Jun 23, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Jun 23, 2pm to 6pm: Berden: Open Gardens, raising funds for St Nicholas Church.

Jun 23, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: Saffron Screen hosts a 2011 film, “Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter” – https://saffronscreen.com/ 

Jun 23, 5pm to 7pm: Debden church: An Evening with local soprano Nancy May – https://nancy-may.co.uk/events/ 

Jun 24, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Jun 26, 10am to 12 noon: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

June 27 to 30: Several locations: Open Studios Trail – local arts community initiative in which 21 artists showcase their work, including painting, sculpture and ceramics, many in their own studios – details on https://dunmowartgroup.blogspot.com/p/open-studios.html 

Jun 28, 11:30am to 2pm: Great Dunmow: Open House at Talliston – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tallistonhousegardens/762288#

June 28 to 30: Several locations: Open Studios Trail – local arts community initiative in which 21 artists showcase their work, including painting, sculpture and ceramics, many in their own studios – details on https://dunmowartgroup.blogspot.com/p/open-studios.html 

Jun 29, 10am: Thorley: 5 mile walk with Bishop’s Stortford & District Footpaths Association – https://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/

June 29 to 30: Several locations: Open Studios Trail – local arts community initiative in which 21 artists showcase their work, including painting, sculpture and ceramics, many in their own studios – details on https://dunmowartgroup.blogspot.com/p/open-studios.html 

Jun 29, 2pm to 6pm: Finchingfield: Open garden at Brick House, CM7 4JS – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/37603/brick-house

June 30 – final day: Several locations: Open Studios Trail – local arts community initiative in which 21 artists showcase their work, including painting, sculpture and ceramics, many in their own studios – details on https://dunmowartgroup.blogspot.com/p/open-studios.html 

Jun 30, 10am to 4pm: Nuthampstead Airfield Museum open – http://www.nuthampsteadmuseum.com/

Jun 30, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

Jun 30, Noon to 4pm: Chrishall: Open gardens at two cottages, SG8 8QT – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/34757/two-cottages 

Jun 30, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Jun 30, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

July 01, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

July 01, 8pm: Little Hallingbury: Ken McDonald presents “A peek into some Hundred Parishes churches” for Little Hallingbury Village History Society in the Village Hall. Visitors £3.

July 04: UK General Election

July 06, 10am to 1pm: Radwinter parish church open – tea and biscuits.

July 06, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

July 06, 1pm to 5pm: Wimbish: Open garden at Pear Trees, Elder Street, CB10 2XA – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/44148/pear-trees

July 06, 8pm to 10pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: St Mary’s Church hosts Post Floyd Dream, a Pink Floyd tribute band – tickets from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/friends-of-st-marys-stansted 

July 07, 10am: Albury: 6 mile walk with Bishop’s Stortford & District Footpaths Association – https://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/

July 07, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open – https://www.greatchishillwindmill.com/ 

July 07, 10:30 to 12:30; Sawbridgeworth: Maintenance session at Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard – pruning, etc – http://www.rhso.co.uk/events.php

July 07, Noon to 4pm: Much Hadham: Open garden at Gable House, SG10 6DH – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/43211/gable-house

July 07, Noon to 4pm: Chrishall: Open gardens at two cottages, SG8 8QT – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/34757/two-cottages 

July 07, 1pm to 5pm: Wimbish: Open garden at Pear Trees, Elder Street, CB10 2XA – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/44148/pear-trees

July 07, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill open – www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk 

July 07, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

July 07, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

July 07, 2:30pm to 5pm: Hinxton water mill open – https://www.cambridgeppf.org/Event/hinxton-watermill-open-day-07-jul 

July 08, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

July 13: Great Dunmow: Dunmow Flitch Trials – www.dunmowflitchtrials.co.uk 

July 13, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

July 13, 12noon to 6pm: Braughing Fair and Wheelbarrow Race – https://www.braughingwheelbarrowrace.com/ 

July 13, 6pm to 10pm: Felsted: Open Garden at The Folly, CM6 3DN – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/45901/the-folly

July 14: Little Easton: Horse ride with Essex Bridleways Association – entries close 7 days before – https://www.essexbridleways.co.uk/upcoming-rides

July 14, 10am: Albury: 10 mile walk with East Herts Ramblers – https://www.easthertsramblers.co.uk/

July 14, 10am to 4pm: Nuthampstead Airfield Museum open – http://www.nuthampsteadmuseum.com/

July 14, 11:30am to 4pm: Felsted: Open Garden at The Folly, CM6 3DN – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/45901/the-folly

July 14, 2pm to 5pm: Finchingfield Windmill open – https://www.explore-essex.com/places-to-go/find-whats-near-me/finchingfield-post-mill 

July 14: Thaxted: Thaxted Festival final performance – www.thaxtedfestival.co.uk

July 14, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

July 15, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

July 16, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

July 17, 2pm to 4pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Open House at Stanstead Bury – pre-booking essential at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/stansteadbury/1016580#

July 20, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

July 20, 2pm to 4:30pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Archive open day at Brand Pavilion, Jigney’s Meadow, SG8 8QE – https://chrishallessex.co.uk/ 

July 21, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open – https://www.greatchishillwindmill.com/ 

July 21, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

July 22, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

July 23, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

July 27, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

July 27, 11:30am to 2pm: Great Dunmow: Open House at Talliston – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tallistonhousegardens/762288#

July 28, 10am to 4pm: Nuthampstead Airfield Museum open – http://www.nuthampsteadmuseum.com/

July 28, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

July 28, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

July 29, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

July 31, 10am to 12 noon: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Aug 03, 10am to 1pm: Radwinter parish church open – tea and biscuits.

Aug 03, 2pm to 5pm: Old Harlow: Essex Society for Family History (ESFH) are hosting a roadshow of local groups with an interest in family and local history – St John’s Arts & Recreation Centre, Market Street, Old Harlow CM17 0AJ.

Aug 04, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open – https://www.greatchishillwindmill.com/ 

Aug 04, 10:30 to 12:30; Sawbridgeworth: Maintenance session at Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard – pruning, etc – http://www.rhso.co.uk/events.php

Aug 04, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill open – www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk 

Aug 04, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Aug 04, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Aug 04, 2:30pm to 5pm: Hinxton water mill open –https://www.cambridgeppf.org/Event/hinxton-watermill-open-day-11aug

Aug 05, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Aug 06, 2pm to 4pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Open House at Stanstead Bury – pre-booking essential at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/stansteadbury/1016580#

Aug 10, 2pm to 4pm: : Open House at Finchingfield Guildhall – pre-booking essential at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/finchingfieldguildhall/1038820?# 

Aug 11, 10am to 4pm: Nuthampstead Airfield Museum open – http://www.nuthampsteadmuseum.com/

Aug 11, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

Aug 11, 12 noon to 4pm: Little Easton: Open garden at Elmbridge Mill, CM6 2HZ – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/16221/elmbridge-mill

Aug 11, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Aug 11, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Aug 11, 3pm to 6pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Music for a Summer’s afternoon at St Mary’s Church with local soprano Nancy May – https://nancy-may.co.uk/events/ 

Aug 12, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Aug 18, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open – https://www.greatchishillwindmill.com/ 

Aug 18, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

Aug 18, 2pm to 4:30pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Archive open day at Brand Pavilion, Jigney’s Meadow, SG8 8QE – https://chrishallessex.co.uk/

Aug 18, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Aug 18, 2pm to 5pm: Finchingfield Windmill open – https://www.explore-essex.com/places-to-go/find-whats-near-me/finchingfield-post-mill 

Aug 18, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Aug 19, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Aug 25 – 26: Little Easton: Countess of Warwick Show – https://countessofwarwickshow.org/ 

Aug 25, 10am to 4pm: Nuthampstead Airfield Museum open – http://www.nuthampsteadmuseum.com/

Aug 25, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill open – www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk 

Aug 25, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Aug 25, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Aug 26, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: annual Windmill Fete and windmill open – www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk 

Aug 26, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Aug 28, 10am to 12 noon: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Sep 01, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open – https://www.greatchishillwindmill.com/ 

Sep 01, 10:30 to 12:30; Sawbridgeworth: Maintenance session at Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard – pruning, etc – http://www.rhso.co.uk/events.php

Sep 01, 1pm to 5pm: Manuden: Open garden at Laurel Cottage, CM23 1DS – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/43001/laurel-cottage 

Sep 01, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill open – www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk 

Sep 01, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Sep 01, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Sep 01, 2:30pm to 5pm: Hinxton water mill open – https://www.cambridgeppf.org/Event/hinxton-watermill-open-day-01sept 

Sep 02, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Sep 03, 11am to 1pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Open House at Stanstead Bury – pre-booking essential at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/stansteadbury/1016580#

Sep 04: Saffron Walden: Annual general meeting of members of The Hundred Parishes Society.

Sep 06, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open – https://greatchishillwindmill.weebly.com/

Sep 07, 10am to 1pm: Radwinter parish church open – tea and biscuits.

Sep 08, 10am to 4pm: Nuthampstead Airfield Museum open – http://www.nuthampsteadmuseum.com/

Sep 08, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Sep 08, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Sep 09, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Sep 13, 7:30pm: Stanstead Abbotts Local History Society: Talk by Ken McDonald, “A peek inside some Hundred Parishes churches” – https://salhs.co.uk/ 

Sep 14: Essex: “Ride and Stride” organised by Friends of Essex Churches Trust – https://www.friendsofessexchurches.org.uk/ride-stride 

Sep 15, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open – https://www.greatchishillwindmill.com/ 

Sep 15, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

Sep 15, Noon to 4pm: Buntingford: Open garden at Alswick Hall – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/31139/alswick-hall

Sep 15, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Sep 15, 2pm to 4:30pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Archive open day at Brand Pavilion, Jigney’s Meadow, SG8 8QE – https://chrishallessex.co.uk/

Sep 15, 2pm to 5pm: Finchingfield Windmill open – https://www.explore-essex.com/places-to-go/find-whats-near-me/finchingfield-post-mill 

Sep 15, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Sep 16, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Sep 18, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Saffron Walden: Guided tour around gardens of Audley End House, CB11 4JF – pre-booking essential – https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/13669/audley-end-house

Sep 20, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open – https://greatchishillwindmill.weebly.com/

Sep 22, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Sep 22, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Sep 23, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Sep 25, 10am to 12 noon: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Sep 28, 11:30am to 2pm: Great Dunmow: Open House at Talliston – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tallistonhousegardens/762288#

Sep 29, 10am to 4pm: Nuthampstead Airfield Museum open – http://www.nuthampsteadmuseum.com/

Sep 29, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

Sep 29, 2pm to 4:30pm: Great Bardfield: Cottage Museum open.

Sep 29, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Sep 30, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Oct 05, 10am to 1pm: Radwinter parish church open – tea and biscuits.

Oct 06: Great Canfield: Horse ride with Essex Bridleways Association – entries close 7 days before – https://www.essexbridleways.co.uk/upcoming-rides 

Oct 06, 10:30 to 12:30; Sawbridgeworth: Maintenance session at Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard – pruning, etc – http://www.rhso.co.uk/events.php

Oct 06, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill open – www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk 

Oct 06, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Oct 06, 2:30pm to 5pm: Hinxton water mill open – https://www.cambridgeppf.org/Event/hinxton-watermill-open-day-06oct 

Oct 07, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Oct 08, 2pm to 4pm: : Open House at Finchingfield Guildhall – pre-booking essential at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/finchingfieldguildhall/1038820?# 

Oct 13, 10am to 4pm: Nuthampstead Airfield Museum open – http://www.nuthampsteadmuseum.com/

Oct 13, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

Oct 13, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Oct 14, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Oct 19, , 7:30pm to 10:30pm: Shalford church: Concert by Candlelight with local soprano Nancy May – https://nancy-may.co.uk/events/ 

Oct 20, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Oct 21, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Oct 27, 10am to 4pm: Nuthampstead Airfield Museum open for final time in 2024 – http://www.nuthampsteadmuseum.com/

Oct 27, 11am to 3pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehouse final opening of 2024 – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/plan-your-visit/plan-your-visit-to-rye-house-gatehouse 

Oct 27, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum – final opening of 2024 – payment by cash only – CB10 2HF – https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/ 

Oct 28, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Oct 30, 10am to 12 noon: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Nov 02, 10am to 1pm: Radwinter parish church open – tea and biscuits.

Nov 03, 10:30 to 12:30; Sawbridgeworth: Maintenance session at Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard – pruning, etc – http://www.rhso.co.uk/events.php

Nov 03, 11am to 5pm: Much Hadham: Final open day of 2024 for henry Moore Studios and Gardens – https://henry-moore.org/studios-and-gardens/

Nov 04, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Nov 11, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Nov 18, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Nov 25, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Nov 27, 10am to 12 noon: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Dec 01, 10:30 to 12:30; Sawbridgeworth: Maintenance session at Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard – pruning, etc – http://www.rhso.co.uk/events.php

Dec 02, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Dec 07, 10am to 1pm: Radwinter parish church open – tea and biscuits.

Dec 09, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Dec 16, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.

Dec 23, 1pm to 2:30pm: Great Waltham parish church open to visitors.