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What’s happening in Chelmsford this October?


Now that October is nearly here the days are starting to get shorter and shorter. However, that doesn’t mean you have to sit at home all day. There’s plenty still going on in Chelmsford throughout the Autumn and Winter months, all you have to do is keep checking back with us for more news.

Chelmsford has something for everyone so it’s no surprise people love to visit. October has a variety of events taking place that you are bound to love!

1st – 9th October – Chilli Pepper Display at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Do you have a passion for chillies? Do you try to incorporate them into your meals frequently? If the answer is yes to both then this is something you have to see. With over 100 different types of chillies on display, you won’t be able to resist the vibrant colors. There will also be a chance to taste some of the peppers – if you dare! For more information, click here.

8th October – Essex Poetry Festival

The Only Way Is Poetry! Literature lovers will find this perfect as the festival offers an amazing array of national and local poets to keep you entertained. Taking place at Cramphorn, part of the Chelmsford City Theatres, the festival includes readings from Christopher Reed, winner of the Costa Book Of The Year 2009, as well as from Essex poets David Canning and Alex Toms. Not to mention an exciting tale of everyday magic, poetry show from spoken word supremo Clair Whitefield. For information on tickets and to see who else is taking part, click here.

8th October – Catwalk at The Course

Chelmsford City Racecourse holds many races in the Autumn and Winter due to being an all-weather course, but they also put on events that you wouldn’t expect. This October they are hosting the very first Catwalk at the Course Fashion Event to celebrate the very best of Essex’s fashion empire. Fashion designs, brands, creative talent and local independent fashion and beauty businesses will all be included in the evening. It’s bound to be a great night with BA Honors students from South Essex College showcasing their ‘Equestrian themed’ collection, a perfect fit for Chelmsford Racecourse! For more information, visit Chelmsford City Racecourse.

22nd – 30th October – Half-term Animals of the Night at Hyde hall

As part of the Wild About Gardens Week, Hyde Hall has teamed up with The Wildlife Trusts to help people learn more about bats. They will teach you how we can support a species that is being threatened due to habitat loss. It’s the perfect event to take the kids to this half term with lots of fun activities such as:

  • An owl display where you can say hello to these magnificent birds and see them up close.
  • Weekday art & craft workshops in which you can create some creepy crafts to get in the spirit of Halloween.
  • Face painting for the kids to become anything they want; a scary skeleton, a magical witch or a delightful pumpkin!
  • And speaking of pumpkins there is even a day where you can carve your own, fun for all the family!

For more information on what else is taking place during the half-term, click here.

Stay With Us This October

So as you can see there are so many exciting events taking place, the hard decision is choosing what to do! Why not come and stay with us here at Channels to really get a feel for all that Chelmsford has to offer? It’s the perfect getaway and we have a room suitable for everyone!

We have rooms available on the following dates: 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 30th and 31st.

Check out our suites and executive rooms here and quickly before they’re all gone!

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