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Activities To Do This Winter In Harlow

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Now that the dark winter nights are well and truly here it can be difficult to find ways to entertain the kids or enjoy a family day out together thanks to the bitter cold winds and rainy weather.

Not to worry though as we have collated a few great ideas for days out whether it is taking advantage of all of the magical activities that are taking place in The Harvey Centre and around Harlow or memorable experiences that you and your family will remember for a long time to come.

Cineworld, The Harvey Centre

In November 2016 a brand new Cineworld opened at The Harvey Centre so why not take shelter from the icy winds and enjoy a film. It is an easy, effortless way to enjoy either a date night just the two of you or to entertain the kids on a cold day.

You can even heighten the experience and watch the movie in stunning 4k or 3d whilst treating yourselves to pic n mix or popcorn and a Tango ice blast all in the comfort of the cinemas luxurious seats.

You can find out what’s on HERE

Christmas Shopping at The Harvey Centre

Don’t forget that our shops are indoors so if it is raining or even snowing outside you know that you can complete your Christmas shopping inside and keep warm and dry! On Saturday 18th November The Harvey Centre launches its Christmas Event which runs from 11am – 4pm and is completely free. With guests such as Miss Mistletoe spreading love and the Frost Fairy spreading magic it is set to be a festive fun filled day.

You can read more about the event HERE

Santas Grotto, The Harvey Centre

The kids can check and make sure they’re on the nice list this year by visiting Santa and his elves at our Grotto set within The Harvey Centre. The grotto is open from 8th November right up until 24th December. If you want to be super organised you can pre book your visit online and you can also choose different experience and present options.

For more about Santas Grotto and booking please visit our website HERE

Quasar, The Harvey Centre

Perfect for children and teenagers alike and with prices starting at just £5.50 for a twenty minute game, this New York themed laser tag is a great day out for the family and a great way to let the kids blow off some much needed steam when they can’t run around outside. 

Present Arts, Parndon Mill

This festive free exhibition runs from 3rd November – 22nd December and gives you the chance to admire local artist’s extraordinary work as well as giving you the opportunity to buy a unique and affordable gift for Christmas or even something for the home or for your Christmas tree.

For more information about the event or the artists being featured visit the Parndon Mills website HERE

Panic Room, The Harvey Centre

You have just 60 minutes on the clock which starts ticking as soon as you enter and your challenge is; get out before your time runs out! You must work alongside your team and follow the puzzles and clues given to you in order to escape. With four different experiences to choose from and allowing anything from 2 – 8 players, the Panic Room is an amazing way to spend time with friends or family in an adrenaline fuelled, exciting day out!

Find out more about the panic room experience HERE.

Just in case you fancy wrapping up and venturing out into the cold…

Pets Corner Annual Nativity, Harlow Town Park

This free event takes place at the bandstand at Harlow Town Park and is hosted by Henry Moore Primary School. This festive event is being held on Wednesday 13th December at 6pm and is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. There is also the Spurriers Christmas Carol Concert which is being hosted by the school and takes place on Sunday 17th December by Spurriers House between 1pm – 3pm.


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