Days Out in Essex

With some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline in Britain and a large range of attractions offering impressive and relaxing activities for all the family, Days out in Essex are exciting, interesting and entertaining but never dull.

Ramblers visit the region from all over the world as Essex has some of the best long distance and easy rambling routes in the UK. Perfect for taking your binoculars or camera along to view and study nature or simply to enjoy the local surroundings, you can take in the fresh air and relax with your favourite walking company.

The coastline is characterised by many river inlets and marshland, and these lead to some superb walks. The Essex Way, an 81-mile long distance path marked with dark green plaques and helpful arrows starts at Epping and ends at the seaside town of Harwich.

You can walk the route in stages or make a holiday of it, staying in accommodation along the way. Walk through ancient woodlands, open farmland, tree-lined river valleys and visit along the way some enchanting villages and historic places.

There are plenty of Days out in Essex to enjoy on your bike. Whether you regularly cycle and take your bike on holiday, or simply like the idea of spending a leisurely day or two exploring on two wheels, Essex has ample countryside to see and some lovely signed routes such as in the Lee Valley Park and Epping Forest areas which are perfect for all ages and abilities.

Discover routes along quiet lanes through picturesque villages, around reservoirs or off-road cycle tracks. There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county, many of which are mapped and can be viewed on this site: www.sustrans.org.uk

The Essex coast is a great place to take the family on a road trip. Adventure, fabulous scenery and with many historical sites, travelers can come across some truly unique educational experiences, making Days out in Essex perfect for occupying the kids on those long school holidays.

Driving off the mainland, Essex has some small islands that are well worth a visit, such as the ever popular Mersea Island and Osea Island. Both these islands are joined to the mainland by causeways which can become flooded at high tide, so care must be taken when visiting and a watchful eye kept on the local tidal times.

Starting Your Own Home Education Support Group

If you are starting a support group, you can decide what type of group you want right from the beginning.

If you have toddlers or small children you could meet in your own home (in the beginning) for mainly parents to chat and children to play.

With older children/teens organised activities related to home education such as crafts, field trips, science experiments and projects are a good idea.

Do investigate venues. Prices for church halls vary enormously as do the facilities available. Will your children want to do lots of claywork and painting? Then make sure your hall has easy to clean floors.

If you expect to have more arts and crafts (pens, crayons, etc) and events with guest speakers then a carpeted hall may be fine.

Once you have decided which hall you want to hire, you will need to contact the person who has responsibility for hiring it out.

Once you have organised your first date, start telling people about it. Maybe put up a leaflet at your local library or newsagent. Maybe put an advert in your local paper (although you will need to consider the financial aspects of this).

At your first monthly meeting remember to ask for donations from each family to cover the cost of the hall and refreshments. An average price for this depending on price of the hall and/or families attending is £2.50 to £3.50. Take a note of names, addresses and contact telephone numbers or email addresses. (You can then contact people a couple of days before the next meeting to remind them).

Get chatting to the people attending, ask them what they would like to do at the meetings, would they be interested in bringing an activity next time? Do they know anyone who would be interested in coming to give a talk or workshop? In this way you can gradually build a list of people who are willing to help out. Actively encourage members to bring activities each time for all the children to enjoy.

Some people like to “theme” a meeting say, astronomy or sealife to begin with. It makes it easier for other members of the group to think of activities to bring.

Try to book at least 3 meetings in advance – you can then give out a letter at your meeting with the next dates on.

If you want to advertise your new home education support meeting on this website for free please contact me at:

info@seeheg.org

Good Luck and Enjoy!

Adult Dating in Essex Is Probably About As Good As It Gets

Essex is one of the most densely populated counties in Britain. It is also one of the most active counties for swinger parties and adult dating fun. Nearly 1.8 million people live in Essex and there is an average population of 1200 people to the square mile. This is the kind of statistic that should be music to the ears of any single or couple looking for an abundance of adult fun contacts and parties.

There are many areas of Essex that can be described as adult dating hot-spots. The area of the county town of Chelmsford has always been one of them, with many adult party venues flourishing there over the years. The Romford area is another, having at least three regular venues at the time of writing this article. Even the villages of Essex have hosted more than their fair share of swinger parties over the years and all of the major ones provide plenty of dating activity most of the time.

The close proximity of Essex to London is another factor in making the county such a good one for adult fun seekers to live in. Practically all of the big London clubs and party venues are less than hour away.

It is only possible to estimate how much swinging goes on in Essex by looking at counting the numbers of contact adverts showing for the county on leading swinger and dating clubs. One of the most popular adult dating and swinger clubs, has a successful postal and non-internet division whose numbers of members I also took into account.

Quite a few singles and couples sign up with three or four of the larger adult dating sites at the same time. This was allowed for when calculating the total number of people on the adult dating scene for the county.

According to this method of reckoning, my educated guess of the numbers of swingers / adult dating site users active in adult dating in the county is somewhere in the region of 1800. This is composed of 45% couples, 30% single males and25% single females

These figures should inspire both singles and couples who would like to enjoy adult dating in Essex, by confirming that the region offers some of the best opportunities anywhere in the U.K.

In addition to the abundance of adult contacts, Essex also offers the established adult party club venues described above. Many more seasoned swingers however, consider that the most successful parties are more often than not those that take place in the homes of other swingers.

The opening move to receiving invitations to these, privately hosted adult parties in Essex, is to join with a top adult dating club. Take some time and care to write your profile then start building a popular presence on the site. In order to achieve this, you’ll have to be fully geared up to spend a great deal of time and energy logged into the site getting involved in chat rooms and forums. There are a number of advice articles that are for both members and site visitors. The articles will help you acquire the secrets of creating an appealing online personality.