Four things to see and do in Essex this September
Looking for a unique day out this September? Here are our top four suggestions for all to enjoy:
 The annual Maldon Oyster Festival kicks off on Sunday 8 September - a foodie celebration of all things seafood. Set against a stunning backdrop with the iconic barges and the beautiful river Blackwater we highly recommend this hidden gem. Don’t like oysters? Don't fret. There's a whole host more available.
 Join our friends at Colchester Zoo on Saturday 14 September for a Starlight Safari Night. A magical twilight spectacular with a timetable packed with special feeds, encounters and training sessions. Check out our brilliant zoo package and make the most of this terrific event.
 Chelmsford’s largest family event, the National Country Show Live, kicks off on Saturday 21 September. The two-day event is held on the event fields of Hylands Park and features a massive selection of entertainment, shopping and displays for all the family to enjoy. From horse stunt displays to petting zoos and have a go activities.
 Ever walked an alpaca? Blackwater Alpacas and Pygmy Goats is an amazing small holding which offers exactly that. So if you're looking for something a little unique this autumn give them a bell. All experiences must be pre-booked in advance.