The biggest German Christmas Market has been held at Meadow Croft Garden Centre in Battlesbridge for the last four years.
It’s made up of more than 25 stalls all selling traditional German decorations, ornaments, gifts and foods.
A team from Meadow Croft visits Germany several times a year to source authentic products and to get something new each December.
Some of the most popular items at the market include cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, Russian dolls, vintage steins, Christmas pyramids, Christmas gonks and traditional glassware.
Food and drinks from Germany include bratwurst, schokokuss chocolates, stollen, gluhwein, chocolate marzipan, German beers and ‘wintersecco’.
The whole front of the garden centre is converted into the market for almost the whole of November and December.
This year the market will be held from November 7 to December 23, and will be open from 10am - 4pm each day.
Christmas Shared Party
FRIDAY, 06 DECEMBER 2019
Join us at Chelmsford City Racecourse for the first of out shared Christmas parties.
Although there's no racing, experience a night of fun with a three course set meal and disco in our Fairwood Restaurant and more from just £40pp.
The night includes the following:
- Arrival drink
- 3 course festive set dinner
- Teas, coffees & mince pies after dinner
- DJ & disco until 00:00
- Festive themes and crackers
Chelmsford Events | Theatre, Films, & Comedy
What's on in Chelmsford
Friday 29 November 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020
Peter Pan, the high-flying family pantomime, will be at the Civic Theatre from Friday 29 November 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020.
In association with the Chelmsford Civic Theatre, One From The Heart brings another soaring production to Chelmsford, featuring magnificent scenery, dynamic dance routines, stunning costumes, an abundance of comedy, plenty of audience participation and heaps of fairy dust!
To book your tickets - https://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres/whats-on/children-and-families/peter-pan/
Chelmsford Jazz Club
A Sunday in every month 12.15pm
The Cramphorn studio hosts regular Jazz concerts which are open to members and non-members alike.
If you would like to find out more about the Jazz Club please telephone 01245 346836 for membership details.
Sunday 8 December 2019
Jo Harrop (Vocals), Tony Kofi (Sax), Graham Harvey (Piano), Dave Chamberlain (Bass) and Matt Home (Drums)
Tickets: £17 / Members: £13 / Under 18: £5
Chelmsford For You
Whether you’re a seasoned visitor to Chelmsford or visiting for the very first time, here you will find all the essential information you’ll need to help you plan your visit. Take a trip back in history to discover more about Chelmsford and learn about some of the world-famous pioneers who have lived here.
In this section you will also find practical advice, such as information on how to get to Chelmsford, where to park and the best ways of travelling around the city - helping you to make the most of your time in Chelmsford.
So…what is Ladies Circle?
Chelmsford Ladies Circle is a social club for women aged 18-45. Find out more about our club here >
Ladies Circle is about fun and friendship and also making a difference in your local community by volunteering to help out local community groups, charities and needy individuals. We are part of a family of local, national and international Ladies Circles.
!Together we are part of the wider Round Table family, which includes Round Table, Tangent and 41 Club."
Chelmsford City Racecourse - Family Fun Day
Our fixture list is packed full of exciting racedays but we want you to know we do other events too! See our list of fixtures below which includes both racedays and non-raceday events - there really is something for everyone. Click on the button below to take a look at our 2019 fixture list!
BRITAIN'S NEWEST CITY IS A PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND FLOURISH
CHELMSFORD IS A CITY OF VIBRANT ENERGY AND ACTIVITY.
FIND OUT WHAT'S ON.
Essex Police Museum
A trip through more than 150 years of policing and justice in the county of Essex, this museum is at the Essex Police Headquarters next door to Chelmsford Prison.
Many of the exhibits hark back to the Victorian period and 20th century, when justice was swift and brutal.
The museum has the death mask of Frederick Browne, convicted of the murder of a policeman in 1928 and hanged four months later.
Other morbid artefacts are the shoes of Camille Holland, killed in the notorious Moat Farm Murder of 1898, which made national news.
On the lighter side you can step into a Victorian Cell and inspect a Noddy Bike, a small four-stroke bike used by officers in the mid-20th century.
Youngsters can dress up as an officer and have their prints taken.
7 Things You Should Clean Every Single Day
We know what you're thinking: "Another thing to add to my to-do list?!" But trust us when we say there's a method behind our madness. Checking off these seven easy chores each day will make a huge difference in your home in the long run by cutting down on future scrubbing and scouring — not to mention harmful germs and bacteria. Consider these the absolute essentials that need to get done daily for that fresh and clean feeling.
Fight Furniture Stink
If your pet has couch privileges (or thinks he does), your furniture can start to smell like the dog park. Sprinkle baking soda on your cushions to freshen them, let it sit for 15 minutes, and vacuum it up. We also like Febreze Pet Odour Eliminator to quickly keep upholstery smelling nice in between deeper cleanings.
Fancy something fun and relaxing to do in the summer months, when Time For You helps free up some of your time? How about watching a movie outdoors? well bring your blankets because the movies being shown outdoors this year are listed below! 👍😍🤩
Thank you to all our wonderful and loyal customers and all our fantastic cleaners!!! Without you all
Time for You wouldn't exist!
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"Thank you to Time For You Chelmsford for a great service in general and for our very own fantastic cleaning lady"
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Festival Wakeboard and Aqua Park
Waterfront Walk, Basildon SS14 3DG
Opening Times: Closed Mondays, various times Tuesday-Sunday, depending on the activity and the month
Average Price: 1 hour session £20, wetsuit hire £5, grip socks £2
They offer wakeboarding at all levels so you can go there if you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro.
They have a beginner’s cable, a slow cable and a main cable so you can work your way through the levels - and you can start from as young as eight-years-old.
As well as wakeboarding, they also have a popular aqua park which features two Jungle Joes, two Blast Bags, a huge trampoline, a Jungle Jim, a Zulu Slide, two Foxtrots, two Sierras, a Walking on Water walkway, a Cyclone (hamster wheel) and the Kaos.
This is for anyone who is age six and over and can be booked for parties or groups of friends.
There is also a beach, paddling area and new cafe.
Quote of the year
"No matter how 'busy' a person is, if they care they will always find time for you."
Things in your home that you should be cleaning!
How many times a day do you touch your remote controls? And how many times can you honestly say you’ve cleaned yours? More than likely it's near enough zero. A study conducted by the University of Virginia, found that half the remote controls tested contained cold viruses. To get rid of these germs once and for all, you can grab an disinfectant wipe and apply a quick scrub at least once a month.
Did you know...
1. Britain’s first ever public audio broadcast was made from Chelmsford on June 15, 1920. The broadcast featured the singing of Australian opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba. It was said to have been received as far away as Newfoundland
2. Chelmsford is the birthplace of radio after Marconi opened the world’s first wireless factory in the town in 1899.
3. Chelmsford, Massachusetts was founded by emigrants from Chelmsford in 1653.
Our most fun review. Thank you!
"Wow! I know this sounds a bit over the top, but I have dreamt of having a cleaner for years! I dreaded Saturdays as that was my chore day, the whole thing seemed to just eat into my weekend!! So when Stephen came round to tell us how it all worked, I was literally jumping for joy! I felt like a little girl and I have to apologise for being a little too familiar by hugging Stephen before he left, haha. But then Time for you have taken the stress out of my weekend and like they say on the website, have given me 4 hours of my time back a week, which I calculated works out to 208 hours a year, which I think is near enough 3 weeks. Well worth it! I am so pleased with our house cleaner they have matched me with and the wonderful job she is doing. Customer care is fantastic!!! Thank you"
Claire W. Chelmsford
Dishwasher DO’S & DON’TS
Dishwashers are an invention that have changed our lives and freed up a lot of time in the kitchen which otherwise would have been spent washing and drying all the dishes by hand. Using a dishwasher can also be better for the environment. However, in order to get the best out of your dishwasher, here are some do’s and don’ts.
Do use all the space you can and try and stack the dishwasher in the most efficient way. Put bigger pieces in first and then fill the smaller items around them.
Don’t overfill the utensil holder. If you cram too many in, not all of them will be cleaned sufficiently.
Don’t rinse plates before putting them in the dishwasher. Scrape the plates to ensure the larger bits of food have been removed but rinsing the plates will use additional water and modern dishwashers can cope with food residue on plates as long as you run the dishwasher that day and don’t leave them standing there too long.
Do run a full load. Dishwashers are a great way to be efficient with water, however if you only run half loads, water will in fact get wasted.
Don’t overload the dishwasher. Although you should only do full loads, don’t go to the other extreme and overfill. You run the risk that not everything will be completely clean, resulting in you having to wash them again (and wasting both water and electricity).
Do run the dishwasher at night. Waiting until later in the evening can lower your electricity bill. It also makes sense as you can place all the dishes from the entire day into the dishwasher and wash them all in one go.
Don’t unload the top drawer first. Sometimes the upper dishwasher rack can store water. If you empty these items first, you can end up getting the dry items on the bottom level wet.
Do use Rinse Aid - using this regularly will guarantee a better, shinier clean.
Do clean the dishwasher regularly. Inspect the drain for bits of food and remove them before running the machine again. Also use dishwasher cleaner once a month on an empty cycle to keep the machine clean.