Summer is winding down. While autumn will be here soon, there is still time to soak up the warmth of the season. There are plenty of things to do in Essex in August that will get you out in the fine weather. Packed with fairs, festivals, markets and sporting events there’s loads to do this month. So, read on for our list of great August days out in Essex.
Top Things to Do in Essex in August
1. Clacton Air Show
Firstly, the Clacton Airshow 2019. Celebrating its 28th year, the airshow will be held 22-23 August at West Greensward. This free family-friendly event expects to host upwards of 250,000 visitors. Confirmed flights this year include RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Tigers Parachute Team and OTTO the helicopter. Moreover, Thursday evening features a fireworks display. Finally, though this is a family-friendly event, organisers recommend ear defenders for little ones or anyone sensitive to loud jets!
2. Seal Watching
Next, consider a 2 hour seal watching trip with Half Penny Boat Tours. August is seal pup season, so this is a great time to join a tour. Departing from Harwich Harbour Landing and passing by the Port of Felixstowe Road, Dovercourt Bay Beach and Walton-on-the-Naze beach, this tour offers beautiful Essex coastlines as well as seals.
3. Essex Sausage and Cider Music Festival
Then there is the Essex Sausage and Cider Music Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Held at Barleylands Farm, Billericay free camping is available at booking. This festival caters to families and under 6’s attend free. Moreover, there is a variety of kids entertainment on offer. While sausages take centre-stage, there are plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options as well.
4. Essex Cricket
Finally, take in an Essex Cricket match this month. This week sees the start of Club to County Week. This includes 7 days of community cricket across Essex. Moreover, fixtures are played throughout August.
Great August Days Out in Essex
As you can tell, there’s plenty of things to do in Essex in August. We know because we are passionate about our region. Our Stansted B&B is based in Great Dunmow, a picture postcard market town in Essex. Our customer service includes helping guest’s get the most out of their stay with our local knowledge. This is one reason why more and more travellers are choosing B&Bs over hotels.
So, we fully admit our bias when it comes to the sights and sounds of Essex. However, you don’t have to take our word for it! Come see for yourself. Book online for a relaxing weekend break in Essex.