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Emmys mummy's Guide to Waltham Abbey, Essex
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Waltham Abbey is one of those towns whose history is interwoven with that of its most important building, the Abbey itself. The riverside site of the town together with the well drained gravel terrain attracted early settlers. The settlement at Waltham (a forest homestead) was made by men who sailed up the River Lea from the Thames Estuary and built their huts as far as they dared venture from the main stream; twelve and a half miles was a long distance in Saxon times. Throughout the Middle Ages the town and the Abbey prospered beside each other and many distinguished people passed through the town en route as a guest of the Abbot. Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury was a notable visitor and in a house close to the Abbey walls he originated one of the chief movements that led to the coming of the Reformation. Monarchs came to Waltham not so much to visit the monastery as to hunt in the Royal Forest of Waltham. Richard I was here in 1248 and Richard II was in the area when he received news of Wat Tyler's rebellion.
Emmys mummy - our Waltham Abbey, Essex Blogger.
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Hi, I'm Clare (Emmy's Mummy). I live in Essex with Hubby Paul, Emmy (born February 2010) and Harry (born October 2012). On the go 24/7 I can often be found with a coffee in hand. We blog our adventures and misadventures with 2 whirlwinds - See more at: my website


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Lollibops 2014 at Hatfield House - by Emmys mummy
Lollibops is a Children's festival like no other. It is aimed at the under 10's and has a HUGE mix of entertainment to suit all.

This year's venue is Hatfield House in Hertfordshire - easily accessible via train and is only 22 minutes from Kings Cross.

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Hatfield House - Hertfordshire - by Emmys mummy
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Hatfield House is a country house set in a large park, the Great Park, on the eastern side of the town of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.

Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years. Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout the House.

Great fun for all the family

Written by Andy
River & Rowing Museum - Henley on Thames - by Emmys mummy
Henley on Thames’ River & Rowing Museum is looking forward to the summer holidays by announcing an exciting range of workshops and exhibitions for adults and children.


The exciting and interactive activities progra...

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The Circus is in Town - Chingford - by Emmys mummy
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Billy Smarts Circus is currently in Chingford from 24th June - 29th June.

Fun for all the family with ticket prices to suit all budgets...

Written by Emmys mummy
Lee Valley Park Farm - by Emmys mummy
Lee Valley Park Farms are located in Waltham Abbey, a small farm and a working dairy farm. Fun for all the family and a lovely day out for all ages. Especially fun in the School holidays due to all the scheduled ...

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Lea Valley White Water Centre - by Emmys mummy
Lea Valley White Water Centre is located in Waltham Abbey, Essex - Purpose built for the 2012 Olympic games and where Team GB won Gold and Silver medals in the Canoe Slalom event.

Now open to the public and to School groups as well as homing sporting events....

Written by Emmys mummy
A review of Centerparcs Woburn - by Andy
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There's something that bothers me about paying a lot of money to have a holiday in the UK, but Centerparcs have perfected UK holidays for families with small children...

Written by Andy
Bibisili Bibs - by Andy
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You know how everyone tells you that food times with babies are fun? Well they are.... right up until the point where you have to clean up. We bought a couple of Bibisili bibs to see if they improved things.
LoveKeepCreate Quilt - by Andy
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After a year of great memories with James, we were left with the heart-rending need to "rationalise" his clothes. At first we thought that this would lead to a big clear-out.... until we found LoveKeepCreate.
Fingernail injury - to A&E or not to A&E
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Damage to a fingernail leads to a quandary...

Some of our favourite venues around Waltham Abbey, Essex

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Some child-friendly places to eat around Waltham Abbey, Essex

Bill's, London - Kensington High Street (15.24 miles)
children and families at Bill's, London - Kensington High Street
Bill's Kensington High Street restaurant, just inside the entrance to the tube, is a calm oasis in the middle of this very busy shopping area and slips from the bustle of daytime to a more mellow atmo...

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Bill's, London - Chiswick (17.42 miles)
children and families at Bill's, London - Chiswick
Bill's Chiswick restaurant, sitting on the main drag, has a warm and homely feel. Leather club chairs and sofas, quiet booths, chandeliers and vintage candles complete the look of this popular restaur...

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Carluccio's (17.88 miles)
children and families at Carluccio's
Centrally located on Chiswick High Road, facing picturesque Turnham Green Park. A strikingly modern space with glass and azure blue fascia, fresh, bright colours and a giant black and white mural of a...

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Some child-friendly places to stay around Waltham Abbey, Essex

Premier Inn - London Kensington (Olympia) (15.7 miles)
children and families at Premier Inn - London Kensington (Olympia)
Ideally located, only 20 minutes from central London by tube, this Victorian building was refurbished in January 2009 and now offers family friendly, air- conditioned rooms. In fashionable Kensington,...

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Travelodge - Dartford (19.68 miles)
children and families at Travelodge - Dartford
Located 0.1 miles from Stone Crossing train station and just 2.7 miles from Ebbsfleet International station, the Dartford Hotel is in an ideal place for those seeking accommodation close to a variety ...

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Some child-friendly days out around Waltham Abbey, Essex

Jewel Tower (14.03 miles)
children and families at Jewel Tower
The Jewel Tower dates back almost 650 years and is an intriguing visitor attraction in the heart of Westminster. It was built around 1365 to house Edward III's treasures and was known as the 'King's P...

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Kenwood (10.76 miles)
children and families at Kenwood
Kenwood is now open! The masterpiece is complete, the paint is dry and the doors are open. Set on the edge of Hampstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens, Kenwood is one of London's ...

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Hatfield Forest (15.64 miles)
children and families at Hatfield Forest
Ancient royal hunting forest...

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