ESSCRP have a number of event trains in 2018, including our very popular Bucket and Spade trains – we have three trains over the summer holidays due to the popularity of previous years, each child receives a free bucket and spade!

Tickets are on sale on line only nearer to the events so keep an eye on our site for sale dates.

We also support various local events across our branch lines which you can travel to by train. You need to buy your train tickets at the normal price either on line from Greater Anglia or at a train station.

  • March Sunday 25th - Walk and tea party starting at Wrabness train station to celebrate English Tourism week
  • April Saturday 21st - Community event at Wrabness station garden to link in with the garden insect sculpture
  • May Thursday 31st - Bucket and Spade event train Southend line from Billericay to Southend
  • July 2nd – 8th - Rail Safety week
  • August  - Bucket and Spade event trains on the Sunshine Coast line from Colchester to Walton where you can enjoy a great day at the beach
  1. Thursday 2nd
  2. Thursday 16th
  3. Thursday 30th
  • August - Friday 3rd Music train Gainsborough line Sudbury to Marks Tey (TBC)
  • October Saturday 6th - Sea Shanty event trains on the Mayflower line from Manningtree to Harwich where the International Sea Shanty takes place
  • October Tuesday 23rd event train on the Mayflower line from Manningtree to Harwich to visit the Railway and Shipping museum at Harwich Town station (TBC)

 

Resorting to the Coast

ESSCRP are pleased to be working with the Resorting to the Coast team who have organised the FREE walks below. The walks are offered as part of the Resorting to the Coast  project, please book your place in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guided Walks Depicting Clacton-on-Sea’s holiday heritage

Resorting tot he Coast“Didn't we have a lovely time those days we spent at Clacton.”

Join Blue Badge tourist guide, Josie, on a walk to discover tales of sandcastles and deckchairs on the beach, boat rides, thrills on the pier, fish and chip suppers and variety shows in the evening. And to round off your walk why not stop for fish and chips and a cup of tea on the promenade?

The walk lasts 1.5 hours and is on paved surfaces. Please dress to suit the weather. Or even walk in your favourite retro seaside holiday costumes.  Positively encouraged! Go on, we dare you!

Dates: 1 April, 27 May, 29 July and 16 September 2018

Time and location: 11.00 a.m. at the Venetian Bridge, Pier Gap, Clacton-on-Sea

Guided Walks Depicting Frinton-on-Sea’s holiday heritage

“Such jolly times and fun we had  at lovely Frinton-on-Sea. There was tea on the lawn, games on the beach and such fun playing tennis at the club.”

Join Blue Badge tourist guide, Josie  to discover the stories and places of this most exclusive seaside town.  You could round off your walk in true genteel Frinton style with lunch at one of the tearooms on Connaught Avenue.

The walk lasts 1.5 hours and is on paved surfaces. Please dress to suit the weather. Or even walk in your favourite retro seaside holiday costumes.  Positively encouraged! Go on, we dare you!

Dates: 1 April, 27 May, 29 July and 16 September 2018

Time and location: 2.00 p.m. at the Frinton Gates, by the railway cottage  in Frinton-on-Sea