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November 2018

Ceremony of Remembrance

Sun 11th 2018 10:30 am-4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Join us to commemorate the sacrifice of our Armed Forces all over the world. The site will be open from 10.30am with our famous footlong hotdogs on sale. The service will begin at 2pm and will include wreath laying by Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Simon Brice, Cllr. John Aldridge, Charmain of Essex County Council and Cllr. Neil Pudney, Vice Chairman of Maldon District Council. Other dignitaries and cadets will also be included in the parade.  Weather permitting poppies will be released…

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December 2018

Christmas at Stow Maries

Sat 8th 2018 10:30 am-2:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£5 – £27.50
Father Christmas with children at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Father Christmas returns to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome this Christmas - hopefully arriving by plane! Have your picture taken in his sleigh, with his trusty reindeer, or take part in craft activities before meeting the big man himself. There will also be festive stories and help yourself to one of our festive freak shakes or check out the three exhibits on site as well as photo opportunities in front of our festive aircraft.

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Christmas at Stow Maries

Sat 15th 2018 10:30 am-2:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£5 – £27.50
Father Christmas with children at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Father Christmas returns to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome this Christmas - hopefully arriving by plane! Have your picture taken in his sleigh, with his trusty reindeer, or take part in craft activities before meeting the big man himself. There will also be festive stories and help yourself to one of our festive freak shakes or check out the three exhibits on site as well as photo opportunities in front of our festive aircraft.

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Christmas at Stow Maries

Sat 22nd 2018 10:30 am-2:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£5 – £27.50
Father Christmas with children at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Father Christmas returns to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome this Christmas - hopefully arriving by plane! Have your picture taken in his sleigh, with his trusty reindeer, or take part in craft activities before meeting the big man himself. There will also be festive stories and help yourself to one of our festive freak shakes or check out the three exhibits on site as well as photo opportunities in front of our festive aircraft.

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January 2019

STO-Kers 5th January 2019

Saturday 5th January 10:00 am-3:00 pm
£5.00 – £8.00

Are you aged between 8 and 14 years?  Ready to try something new, active and different? Come and join us at STO-Kers at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon on the first Saturday of each month. STO-Kers is an exciting opportunity to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets through to the latest technology used in…

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February 2019

STO-Kers 2nd February 2019

Saturday 2nd February 10:00 am-3:00 pm
£5.00 – £8.00

Are you aged between 8 and 14 years?  Ready to try something new, active and different? Come and join us at STO-Kers at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon on the first Saturday of each month. STO-Kers is an exciting opportunity to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets through to the latest technology used in…

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Trial Wildlife Walks

Sunday 24th February
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£9

The wildlife at Stow is a very important part of the sites identity, so we have been working with our volunteers to produce a wildlife walk, which takes you outside the boundaries of the main site. These walks can only be done with one of the sites wildlife guides. Choose between a 11am-12pm session or 2pm – 3pm session on either Sunday 24th February or Sunday 24th March 2019 There will be a maximum of 8 people plus the guide…

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Trial Wildlife Photography Hide Sessions

Sunday 24th February
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£20

A two hour photographic workshop based in our woodland hide, led by an experienced photographer and wildlife expert. Choose between a 10am-12pm session or 1pm – 3pm session on either the 24th February or 24th March 2019 There will be a maximum of 3 people plus the guide on each session so please book early. Please bring your own equipment, no guaranteed sightings and would not be suitable for wheelchairs due to uneven ground.  Price £20 pp for 2hrs session…

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March 2019

STO-Kers 2nd March 2019 – Raspberry Jam Event

Saturday 2nd March 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Are you aged between 8 and 14 years?  Ready to try something new, active and different? Come and join us at STO-Kers at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon on the first Saturday of each month. STO-Kers is an exciting opportunity to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets through to the latest technology used in…

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Trial Wildlife Walks

Sunday 24th March
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£9

The wildlife at Stow is a very important part of the sites identity, so we have been working with our volunteers to produce a wildlife walk, which takes you outside the boundaries of the main site. These walks can only be done with one of the sites wildlife guides. Choose between a 11am-12pm session or 2pm – 3pm session on either Sunday 24th February or Sunday 24th March 2019 There will be a maximum of 8 people plus the guide…

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Trial Wildlife Photography Hide Sessions

Sunday 24th March
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£20.00

A two hour photographic workshop based in our woodland hide, led by an experienced photographer and wildlife expert. Choose between a 10am-12pm session or 1pm – 3pm session on either the 24th February or 24th March 2019 There will be a maximum of 3 people plus the guide on each session so please book early. Please bring your own equipment, no guaranteed sightings and would not be suitable for wheelchairs due to uneven ground.  Price £20 pp for 2hrs session…

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Mother’s Day – Vintage Afternoon Tea

Sunday 31st March 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Free – £25.00

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Join us on Mother’s Day for a Vintage afternoon which will celebrate the end of the RAF centenary year, with a real focus on the importance of mothers during times of conflict. Enjoy a sherry or prosecco on arrival, followed by afternoon tea and live music, including favourites such as ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ & ‘Que Sera Sera’. Our ‘Rule Britannia’ Women at War exhibition will be open. Use our Edwardian photographic studio as…

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April 2019

Sto-KERS 6th April 2019

Saturday 6th April 10:00 am-3:00 pm
£5.00 – £8.00

Are you aged between 8 and 14 years?  Ready to try something new, active and different? Come and join us at STO-Kers at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon on the first Saturday of each month. STO-Kers is an exciting opportunity to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets through to the latest technology used in…

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Wildlife Photography Hide Sessions 7th April

Sunday 7th April
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£20.00

A two hour photographic workshop based in our woodland hide, led by an experienced photographer and wildlife expert. Choose between a 10am-12pm session or 1pm – 3pm session There will be a maximum of 3 people plus the guide on each session so please book early. Please bring your own equipment, no guaranteed sightings and would not be suitable for wheelchairs due to uneven ground.  Price £20 pp for 2hrs session  * Picture courtesy of Denis Stretton

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Wildlife Photography Hide Sessions 14th April

Sunday 14th April
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£20.00

A two hour photographic workshop based in our woodland hide, led by an experienced photographer and wildlife expert. Choose between a 10am-12pm session or 1pm – 3pm session There will be a maximum of 3 people plus the guide on each session so please book early. Please bring your own equipment, no guaranteed sightings and would not be suitable for wheelchairs due to uneven ground.  Price £20 pp for 2hrs session  * Picture courtesy of Denis Stretton

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Easter At Stow

Sunday 21st April 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Join us on Easter Sunday as we launch two new trails for the site. Wildlife Tours will also be taking place and will be bookable for free in the shop Free Easter Egg for all children completing the trails Just turn up and pay on the door.

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Wings & Big Wheel Rally – Donation Day

Sunday 28th April 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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This year the Wings & Big Wheels rally will start at the aerodrome. The site will be open to the public from 9am, with no entrance fee. Between 10am & 11am Flambirds Chase will be shut to allow rally cars to depart. During this time their will be a de-tour in place for the public to access the site via Crows Lane, CM3 6RN Bacon Rolls & refreshments will be available to buy before the rally cars set out on…

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May 2019

Sto-KERS 4th May 2019

Saturday 4th May 10:00 am-3:00 pm
£5.00 – £8.00

Are you aged between 8 and 14 years?  Ready to try something new, active and different? Come and join us at STO-Kers at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon on the first Saturday of each month. STO-Kers is an exciting opportunity to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets through to the latest technology used in…

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Cross & Cockade Talks

Saturday 11th May 2:30 pm-6:00 pm
£12.50 – £15.00

Join us for an afternoon exploring the early aviation history of our county, with our partners Cross and Cockade International, specialists in the study of First World War Aviation and publishers of the famous historical magazine about aviation in World War I. Hear about the real story of the RFC Headquarters by past Director General of the RAF Museum, Air Vice Marshall Peter Dye (ret'd) O.B.E as well as Aviation Historian and Author, Ian Castle, talking about Frontline Essex - The Lair of the Zeppelin…

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Wings and Wheels

Sunday 19th May 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Free – £17.50

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT This highly popular event returns to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome for its 3rd year. A fun day for the family that marries our favourite aircraft with vehicles. Everything from classic and vintage four-wheelers, motorbikes and coaches to vintage aircraft. A total celebration of vehicles from both land and air. Not to mention our 3 exhibitions, Mess and Shop. The Stow Maries trademark BBQ will also be in full swing. We will also be…

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