There are a host of exciting events happening across the Discover Me sites throughout the year. Talks, workshops, activities, shows and more, these events range in price from a few pounds to absolutely free, so there’s something to suit every pocket.

Havering Museum Photography Group 4th Annual Exhibition at Havering Museum

Sep 3rd to Oct 1st Havering Museum

Tea and Dance at The Old Chapel Upminster

Oct 2nd The Old Chapel Upminster

Hornchurch Jive Bombers will be helping us get into the swing of things at our Tea and Dance on Saturday 2 October. Join them for an interactive afternoon of dancing and a cuppa afterwards.

Doors open at 1.00pm to 5.00pm, with dancing from 1.30 onwards. Entrance is £2 for non-members, free for Friends.

Entrance is first come, first served and booking is not required.

The East Anglian Witch Hunt 1645 – 1647 at Havering Museum

Oct 5th to Nov 12th Havering Museum

Touring exhibition from the Epping Forest District Museum

Murder Mystery at Eastbury Manor House

Oct 8th Eastbury Manor House

Moneypenny Productions present a unique blend of live theatre and audience interaction with the emphasis on FUN! With actors as Suspects and the audience as teams of Detectives.The winners at the end of the evening are the team that correctly solve the crime by finding the Murderer, Weapon and Motive.

Big Draw gothic shadow puppets and the Wanstead story at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Oct 13th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Cut and create spooky shadow puppets inspired by gothic goings on, grottos and sad tales of family downfall in Wanstead Park.

Free drop in event – no booking required.

Apple Weekend at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Oct 16th Thames Chase Forest Centre

Apple Weekend at Thames Chase Forest Centre National Celebration of regional diversity

  • English apples and apple juices for sale
  • Apple pies, preserves and cakes
  • Local and country crafts including spinning, willow weaving and corn-dolly demonstrations
  • Woodcraft
  • Children’s activities and treasure hunt
  • Liberty Morris
  • Local honey and local and regional foods on Sunday

Tree Nursery Opening Day at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Oct 24th Thames Chase Forest Centre

Join us for the opening of our Tree Nursery!

We hope you can join us on the opening day 24th October 11am-1pm to plant a tree and talk to our volunteers about the nursery while enjoying tea and cake. There will also be children’s activities.


Black History Month – Discover and draw Tudors at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Oct 25th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Discover the stories of ordinary Tudors described in historic sources as African or black. Help us decorate the Hunting Lodge with your drawings.

Free – no booking required.

Museums at Night – Tudor pyjama and welly party at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Oct 27th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Three spooky Tudor family activities at our 1543 hunt standing. Tudor snack mid- evening. Dress code optional: pyjamas and wellies. Bring additional clothing for a walk in the woods, weather permitting.

Pumpkin carving at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Oct 28th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH

Join our annual pumpkin carving event. Eight years plus. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £5 per person – includes pumpkin, tealight and use of carving tools. £2 per non–carver.