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Discover Summer is a new initiative from Brentwood Borough Council offering a range of activities and events for everyone to enjoy.
From a Safari Trail with giant wild animals to the borough’s famous Art Trail, which starts on July 3, there is plenty going on for families throughout the summer months.
The Discover Brentwood programme will begin with the Art Trail and end with a Pop up Market on September 4 and a Vegan Market on September 5 in Brentwood High Street.
Get Into Arts is just one of the events taking place in Crown Street in August that combines music, drama and dance, writing and crafts while the Safari Trail starts on July 17 and encourages everyone to track down the animals across Brentwood, Shenfield and Ingatestone.
Chair of the Community and Health Committee, Cllr Cliff Poppy said; “This is the largest programme of events that the council has run to date as we really wanted to push the boat out after the challenges of last year. Starting with the Art Trail residents can see just what talent the borough has by visiting the businesses taking part and either admire or buy the exhibits. There are workshops and all sorts of things going on to encourage people to take part as much or as little as they would like.
“New for this year is the beach at the Baytree Centre which is going to be something very different, a real beach complete with sandcastles and deck chairs and the Safari Trail is new to the borough too. The animals are fantastic and are sure to be a be a big hit with children.
“Get into the Arts is really interactive and the activities at Crown Street and the Brentwood Theatre have been chosen to encourage children to take part and grow in confidence as they develop their skills and talents.
“This is all over and above the new play areas that are coming. King George’s Playing Fields Junior Play Area has just opened up, Hutton Recreation Play Area’s new scheme has just started and of course we have all our Family Fun Days going on.
“At last we are looking from a place where we can Discover Summer this year together, and by going out, which is most welcome.”
Details of all the events can be found on the council’s social media and Discover Brentwood at: www.discoverbrentwood.co.uk/events
Cllr Poppy added; “None of this would be possible without the huge support from our partners including the Baytree Centre, Brentwood Art Trail, Brentwood Theatre Conservators of Shenfield Common and St Thomas’ Church and Chicken and Frog Bookshop and, of course, our market in Brentwood High Street.
“A huge amount of work has gone into this to celebrate what the borough has to offer and make the most of the return to some sort of normality so I sincerely hope everyone will take part in one way or another.”