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Winter Activities To Do In Harlow

Wednesday 28th November 2018

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.

The Harvey Centre Leisure Offering

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Take shelter from the icy winds and enjoy the leisure offerings in the centre. Choose from a number of delcious eateries including The Burger Priest, Sticky Sisters and Kung Fu offering a wide range of gorgeous dishes. Then head along to Cineworld and choose from the biggest blockbusters. It’s the perfect day out for the whole family.

You can find more infomation here.

Christmas Shopping at The Harvey Centre

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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! And don’t miss the late night shopping in the centre to help you with your last minute gift finding. On until 7pm on Thursday 13th December and Monday 17th – Saturday 22nd December, there’s more than enough time to grab yourself a bargain!

To make things better, there’s free parking from 3pm on Thursday 13th December and Thursday 20th December!

Santas Grotto, The Harvey Centre

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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 now right up until Monday 24th December. If you want to be super organised you can pre book your visit online and you can also choose different experiences and present options.

For more about Santas Grotto and booking please follow the link here.

Quasar, The Harvey Centre

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Perfect for children and teenagers alike and with prices starting at just £5.50 for a twenty minute game, this laser tagging 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. 

Find out more information and booking here.

Panic Room, The Harvey Centre

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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 three 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.

Pets’ Corner Annual Nativity, Harlow Town Park

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This free event takes place at Pets’ Corner’s events barn in Harlow Town Park. This festive event is being held on Thursday 13th December at 6pm and is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. Let their traditional Nativity with carols performed by the children get you in the Christmas mood.

Aladdin at the Harlow Playhouse

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Join us on a magical carpet ride for this year’s spectacular pantomime Aladdin at The Harlow Playhouse. Featuring an exciting blend of live music, quality professional performers, stunning sets, lavish costumes and jaw dropping effects, The Harlow Playhouse is the home of family pantomime in Essex this Christmas.


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