From board games to the big draw, five things to do in and around West Essex in October
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
GAME PLAN: BOARD GAMES REDISCOVERED
Epping Forest District Museum
Until 24 December
Find out what kind of game player you really are with this free exhibition on loan from the V&A’s Museum of Childhood. This interactive exhibition includes some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games, with more than 100 objects from all around the world. Alongside family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition will look at historical board games including ‘The Game of the Goose’ and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.
THE BIG DRAW DESTIVAL
The Big Draw Festival is a worldwide celebration of drawing. At The Big Draw, they promote the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression, and invention.
The Festival is made up of a collection of thousands of creative events, activities, and workshops across the globe run by organisations big and small; from individuals to entire cities.
AUTUMN AT COPED HALL
Historic country houses in their parkland are one of the great cultural achievements of previous centuries. After much campaigning the Conservators of Epping Forest (The City of London) purchased the freehold of the Copped Hall parkland in order to preserve and restore it. Here’s an opportunity to explore its beauty with all the family, all well as enjoy all manner of stalls.
RUN THE RIVER 10K
Lee Valley Athletics Club
This run will start and finish at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Perfect for beginners and runners who love the sights and sounds of nature on their outings. Ever wanted to run and didn’t have the confidence? This is the perfect opportunity to join other like-minded souls while getting fit.
WEAR IT PINK
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on Breast Cancer Now’s ability to deliver the progress and support that people affected by breast cancer rely on them for. People can help to raise money by taking part in their Wear It Pink day this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday 22 October, all you need to do is wear pink, raise money, and you can help make life-saving breast cancer research and life-changing care happen.