Thaxted Morris Weekend
Aproximately 4 miles away, this always take place over the May/June weekend and culminates in the atmospheric Abbots Bromley Horn Dance at 10:15 in Town Street on the Saturday – not to be missed!
With its origins in Gustav Holst’s 1916 Whitsun Festival, Thaxted hosts orchestral, chamber, jazz and folk in the fabulous Parish Church from mid-June to mid-July annually.
Aproximately 5 miles away, the miniature railway runs from July to September whilst the magnificent Jacobean mansion continues with activities throughout the year with their below stairs experience being very popular. During the summer months outdoor festival concerts are held which one can take a Piglets picnic to.
Saffron Hall (5 miles) – From the London Philharmonic Orchestra to Jazz and Opera, this newly built space is becoming a firm favourite for music aficionados.
Saffron Screen (5 miles) – our community cinema showcases arthouse and foreign films mixed with recent blockbusters and even theatrical, dance and operatic performances from London’s West End and theatre districts.
Duxford Imperial War Museum (14 miles) aside from the permanent display of vintage and WWII aircraft, there are air shows throughout the year.
Saffron Walden Carnival (5 miles) – Every 3 years the town is transformed into one big festival of events for eight days in July. The next one is scheduled for 2020. Watch this space for more details!
Other Activities Near By
Bell Bash, Wendens Ambo (6 miles) – live music and beer festival last weekend in August
Markets – Saffron Walden has two markets a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays selling bread, cheeses, local sausages and clothing. The fish stall puts tables out and you can order a fish platter and grab some wine form the local store; a great way to while away a couple of hours.
The market is opposite the Tourist Information Office where you can get loads of information about places and events.
Crank-up (1.5 miles) – a collection of traction engines & farming equipment from a bygone era are showcased at this local event held in Carver barracks in the village on 25th and 26th April 2020.
Cambridge (20 miles) – Rag week runs around early June and the famous folk festival is at the beginning of August each year. Of course, there are many more things to do in this vibrant hub of student activity not least taking a punt down the Cam on a summer’s day. And tea in Grantchester is a must.