Bank Burnham on Crouch Quay DayHoliday Monday the 27th August 2018
Catch the train from Wickford at 11.36am, arrive at 12.01, where you can walk to Riverside park (approx 10 minutes)

Bring your picnic and join the fun, take a leisurely stroll along the quay with many stalls, games competitions and entertainment.
Return by any of the hourly trains at your leisure.

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Bucket and Spade Event

Have a great day out come and join us on our Seaside Special Bucket & Spade Event Trains departing from Colchester at 09.56 on Thursdays 2nd 16th and 30th August 2018

This year ESSCRP have THREE bucket and spade event trains during August as the trains have been so popular over recent years, so you have plenty of choice of when to travel!

On the 30th August The Grand Theatre of Lemmings are performing at Walton market square where you can watch them for free, we will also have a magician on the train on the 30th August.

Join our specially decorated seaside themed trains where each child will receive a free bucket and spade plus an activity pack containing colouring pages, puzzles, word search and crayons, there will be Guess the name of the shark plus a raffle in support of Motor Neuron Disease Association.

Join us and let the fun begin the minute you board our very special Bucket & Spade Trains.
Enjoy your day at the seaside, building sandcastles, paddling, or exploring Walton on the Naze.
Return by any of the hourly trains at your leisure. 

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Thursday 31st May saw our first Bucket & Spade Event Train on the Southend Branch Line. Families boarded the train at Billericay and Wickford for a fun filled trip to Southend Victoria.

The specially reserved coach had been colourfully decorated with bunting, balloons, seagulls, and clown fish. Every child received a bucket & Spade and an activity pack. The adults where given a goody bag. The children had fun guessing the name of the shark, Sammy was the winning name.
Karen Smith from Billericay was the winner of the raffle. Greater Anglia had donated a 1st Class Family Ticket for a day out any where on the Greater Anglia Network. All the money raised from the raffle went to Little Havens Childrens Hospice.

On arrival at Southend Victoria the families were free to enjoy the day exploring Southend on Sea and the treasures that the to offer whether it was a paddle in the Lagoon, fun at the splash fountains, thrilling rides at Adventure Island, a walk along the pier or enjoying its many parks. The families could then return on any train of their choosing.

You can see some photos by clicking read more.

All Aboard ESSCRP’s Seaside Special Bucket & Spade Train

Arlesford Fruit Trees in LineWe are very pleased that Arlesford station on the Sunshine coast line now has an orchard!  Ten fruit trees were planted last week which were provided by The Bee Friendly Trust  who were there on the day to help plant the trees with Terri and Jayne.

The trees are a mixture of apple, pear and plum and were selected as they are heritage trees native to the area. The area next to the station used to be an orchard before being used for farming and now housing.

This is another great project ESSCRP are proud to be involved in working in partnership with the Bee Friendly Trust


Arlesford Station Fruit Tree

Wrabness Tea PartyThe walk at Wrabness, on Sunday the 25th March, went really well we had around 35 people attend many coming by train from Manningtree and Harwich, the walk started at 2pm from Wrabness Station led by our fantastic station volunteer t Wrabness Julia Prigg.

Julia gave an informative circular walk from the station and back to the community café at Wrabness where Essex and South Suffolk CRP provided teas, coffees and homemade cakes.

It was a great day which also celebrated English tourism week. There was lots of positive feedback and many people are already looking forward to the next one!