Five things to do this Sunday...

By Liz Wade in Events

IF you are not sure what to do today – Sunday, April 9 – then why not go to one of these events?

Best of Music Fest at Valentines Mansion, Ilford:

Redbridge Music Lounge and Redbridge Green Fair Music Club will once again be running their popular live music sessions at Valentines Mansion, in Emerson Road, Ilford.

The Best of the Music Fest returns to the mansion’s Walled Garden for a fifth fantastic season, offering free entertainment amidst the beautiful gardens in the surroundings of the Gardener’s Cottage Cafe.

From 11am to 3.30pm today, as well as on Sundays, May 14 and June 11, a selection of high quality musicians and singers from in and around Redbridge, will be mixing folk and jazz, soft rock and classical, pop and country, and everything in between.

A limited amount of seating will be available so you may wish to take along your own chairs or picnic blankets.

Visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/redbridge-events/best-of-music-fest/

Farmers’ and Crafts Market at Hylands House and Estate, Chelmsford:

A monthly Farmers’ and Crafts Market will be taking place in the beautiful surroundings of The Stables at Hylands House, in Hylands Park, London Road, today from 10am to 4pm.

The market will be joined by a wide array of artisan creators and local merchants specialising in locally sourced produce.

With stalls selling a wide selection of goods ranging from hand crafted gifts and seasonal plants to freshly baked treats and local fruit and vegetables, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

Visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/farmers-and-crafts-market

Tinkerbell’s birthday party at Redwings Ada Cole Visitor Centre, Nazeing:

Join in with the birthday celebrations at Redwings Ada Cole Visitor Centre, in Epping Road, Roydon, Nazeing, today from 11.30am to 3pm.

Adoption star and miniature Shetland pony, Tinkerbell, is celebrating her ninth birthday with a special party and everyone is invited to the free event.

The day will begin with the birthday girl enjoying a pampering groom at 11.30am before she takes part in a birthday parade at 1pm.

Join in party games and fun with the centre’s mascots – Red and Wings – at 1.30pm, before meeting all the sanctuary’s adoption stars at 2.15pm.

Visit www.redwings.org.uk/get-involved/visit/ada-cole-rescue-centre

Operating Day with Steam at Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham:

One or more steam locomotives will be operating today at Colne Valley Railway, from 10.30am to 5pm.

Entrance to the event, which has a last admission at 3pm, costs £10 for adults, £7.50 for seniors, £5 for children and £2 for dogs. Family tickets for two adults and two children cost £27.50.

Visit www.colnevalleyrailway.co.uk/

Farleigh Bubbles charity event at Promenade Park, Maldon:

Take part in Farleigh Hospice’s brand new fun run today at Promenade Park, in Park Drive, Maldon, from 10.30am to 2pm.

The family friendly five kilometre run will have four bubble stations situated around the route armed with cannons blowing out heaps of colourful foam.

Early bird registration will be £15 for adults and £7 for children under 18, for the first 100 places, and £20 for adults and £10 for children after that.

Visit www.farleighhospice.org/Event/bubble-rush-maldon

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