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Egg-citing competition to win tickets to county’s largest chocolate festival

18 February 2019

If you love chocolate, we have the perfect event for you, coming this April at Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree.

The Cressing Chocolate Festival, the first of its kind in the county, will see chocolate workshops, Artisan chocolate stalls and much more and now is your chance to win your very own golden ticket.

Colourful eggs have been hidden around six country parks in Essex and at Cressing Temple Barns this half term. If you spot one all you have to do is take a picture of yourself with the egg and post it before Monday 25 February on the Facebook page of the park that you are in with #cressingchocolatefestival to be in with a chance of winning one of eight family tickets.

The Cressing Chocolate Festival promises to have something for all chocolate lovers with a great range of stalls and chocolate and treats suitable for those with various dietary requirements as well as healthy options too. For the serious chocolate enthusiast there will be Artisan stalls, workshops and talks on the history of chocolate. Whilst children will have the chance to sign-up for workshops as well as complete a chocolate trail.

Cressing Temple Barns offers a unique setting for the Chocolate Festival with a mixture of spaces for stall holders to promote their businesses and all the wonderful things that can be done with Chocolate.

There will be plenty of food and drink vendors also on site throughout the day, providing opportunities to eat something other than chocolate.

Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, Cllr Simon Walsh said: “We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to this wonderful new event at Cressing Temple Barns and showcasing all the fantastic stall holders that work with Chocolate from Essex and beyond.

“This half term everyone has the opportunity to win some family tickets to the chocolate festival by exploring our country parks and hunting for the winning eggs, we are looking forward to seeing all the entries, good luck!"

Book tickets to the chocolate festival here or call 0345 6037624.

  • Cressing Chocolate Festival will be held on Friday 19th April from 10:30am -4:30pm.
  • Tickets costs £6.50 Adult (or £7.50 on the door) / £2.50 Child, Under 5's free.
  • Location: Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Cressing, CM77 8PD

Cressing Temple Barns is run by Essex County Council.