Programme of Annual Local Events

Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust

Coffee Mornings take place weekly at the Frinton Crossing Cottage on Tuesdays from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon April to September, and on the third Tuesday of every month from October to Easter. The Crossing Keeper's Signal Box Museum will also be open on Tuesday mornings as well as during the events held on Saturdays.

Walton Maritime Museum opens daily 2.00 - 4.00 pm from June to September and also on Bank Holiday Weekends, with special "shows" taking place over Easter Weekends.

A Social Events Programme is available throughout the year which includes talks taking place at Frinton Methodist Church Hall from 7.30 pm.

Venue: Frinton Methodist Church Hall. 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.

May: SPRING FAIR at Frinton Crossing Gardens from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm.

October: APPLE DAY/AUTUMN FAIR at Frinton Crossing Gardens from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm.

As the above Fairs are the Trust's main fundraising events, they are grateful for donations of bric-a-brac, cakes, preserves, books, plants, etc, and helpers on the day.

Further details of all Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust events can be obtained from the Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust website.

Chairman: Tony Baxter

Secretary: Brian Jennings Tel: (01225) 861440

Membership Secretary: Ted Maloney Tel: (01255) 679899

Archives: Mrs Liz Bruce Tel: (01255) 676960

Special Contact for both the Spring Fayre & the Autumn Fayre: Ann Gladwell Tel: (01255) 852914

Frinton & District Horticultural Society

(affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society) hold evening meetings (non-members welcome) on the first Thursday of each month in the Frinton Methodist Church Hall, Fourth Avenue, at 7.00 pm for 7.30pm.

Three Shows take place each year, usually in April, June, and September. The shows provide the opportunity to exhibit flowers, pot-plants, vegetables, fruit, floral arrangements, photographs, home-craft items and handicraft work. For further details, please telephone 01255 672150.

Outings are also arranged. In recent years, members have been invited to join coach outings arranged by the Kirby Gardening Club.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Society, please go along to one of the shows, or social evenings, or contact the Member Secretary on 01255 852195.

The current annual membership subscription is £7.

Frinton & Walton Postcard Club

Although this club was started for those who collect or who are interested in postcards, it is not necessary to have this as a hobby in order to join in the friendly monthly social evenings and enjoy the talks/presentations given by guest speakers on a wide variety of subjects. The club meets on the second Tuesday of every month in St. Cedd's Hall, Old Road, Frinton at 7.30pm.

The entrance fee is £2 and includes refreshments.

A Postcard Fair is arranged each year, usually held in September at the McGrigor Hall, Fourth Avenue, Frinton, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

To become a member, please come along to one of the monthly meetings, or contact John Barter on 01255 852993.

The Saxon Theatre Group

The Saxon Theatre Group perform at the McGrigor Hall, Fourth Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea, at various times during the year.

The Box Office will be open at the McGrigor Hall beforehand for the purchase of tickets.

The Frinton Players

The Frinton Players also perform at the McGrigor Hall, Fourth Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea, at various times during the year.

The Frinton (Music) Festival

The Frinton (Music) Festival usually takes place during June each year.

For further information, go to their website: Frinton Festival.

Frinton-on-Sea Cricket Club

Cricket Week is held at the end of July. A week of matches, including the Essex XI and Lloyds of London XI. Also, Matches every Saturday and Sunday throughout the Season.

Contact Details:
Jenni Osborne (Social Secretary) Tel: 07968 700221
Mrs Viv Coffey (Honorary Secretary) Tel: (01255) 678812 or Email:
John Tyrrell Tel: (01255) 675283
or visit the Frinton on Sea Cricket Club website.

Frinton WEA

Frinton WEA runs Day Schools and longer Courses at specific times of the year.

The WEA is the UK's largest adult education charity with registered offices at 4 Luke Street, London EC2A 4XW.
For further information on both these courses contact Frinton's Chairman, Katie Andrews, 01255 676734.

Pedlars Wood Open Days

Pedlars Wood Open Days used to take place in May from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm.

Now only accessible by appointment.

A Picnic in the Park

A Picnic in the Park takes place at the end of June from 6.30 pm until 11.00 pm in Glebe Field, Kirby-Le-Soken. Doors Open at 5.45 pm. There is usually a great line up of local bands. It's bring your own food and drink, but there will be a tea and coffee bar.

For further details, contact David Payne
Tel: 01225 671749 Email:

Tickets are obtainable in advance from Kirby Le Soken Post Office or David Payne. Proceeds to the project for the outside repair and decoration of St. Michael's Church Hall.

Walton Classic Vehicle Show

Walton Classic Vehicle Show takes place at the beginning of July from 10.30 am in Bath House Meadow, Walton.

For further details, contact David Payne
Tel: 01225 671749 Email:

For further information, contact The Walton Forum
Tel: 01255 677006 or go to the What's On in Walton website.

The Frinton Summer Theatre Summer Season

Performances are on Tuesdays to Fridays from 7.45 pm, Saturday Matinee 4 pm, Evening 8.15 pm.

For further information, visit the Frinton Summer Theatre website, or the Friends of Frinton Theatre website, or email

The McGrigor Hall Box Office opens at the beginning of July 2015, Monday – Saturday, 10.00 am – 5.30 pm also 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm on performance nights. Telephone No: 01255 676666

Information on other events organised by the Friends of Frinton Theatre can be found on their website.

The Frinton Mission

The Frinton Mission hold events on the Greensward at the end of July or the beginning of August.

For details of what is happening on each day, visit the Frinton Mission website where contact details can also be found.

Clacton Air Show

Clacton Air Show on a Thursday & Friday at the end of August from 11.00 am until 5.00 pm

For further details contact The Tourist Information Centre, Clacton or Tel: 01255 686633

Walton Carnival

Walton Carnival also takes place on a Saturday at the end of August.

For further information, contact The Walton Forum Tel: 01255 677006 or go to the Walton Carnival website.

Frinton Guides & Brownies and Frinton & Kirby Scout Group

Frinton Guides & Brownies and Frinton & Kirby Scout Group hold various fund raising events throughout the year.

For further details contact: Lisa Staras, Frinton Commissioner for Girl Guiding, responsible for Rainbows (aged 5-7), Brownies (aged 7-10) and Guides (aged 10-14) by tel: 07766400059 or email: or Lorna Keeble, Group Scout Leader for Frinton & Kirby Scout Group responsible for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorer Scouts, by tel: 01255 677319, or email:

Trefoil Guild

In Trefoil Guild, women and men aged 18+ make new friends, travel, explore, serve their communities, and help Guiding and Scouting thrive across the UK! Whether you're involved in Guiding, Scouting or not, Trefoil Guild is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people to share your next adventure – whatever that might be!

There is a raffle each month, we have a programme of events and most meetings we have a book sale. Visitors are always welcome, a donation of £1.50 is requested (includes refreshments). There is no pressure to join the organisation, you can attend as often as you wish as a non-member of the Trefoil Guild. If you wish to join, there is a yearly subscription, currently £14.50, payable in January (non-members of the organisation are not covered by the Trefoil Guild Insurance scheme).

For more details visit the Trefoil Guild website, or email:

Kirby Fete

Kirby Fete takes place on August Bank Holiday Monday, from 12 noon until 5.00 pm in Glebe Field, Kirby-Le-Soken.

For further details, contact David Payne Tel: 01225 671749 Email:

The Frinton Literary Festival

The Frinton Literary Festival takes place over four days in October.

For further information contact the Box Office (Caxton Bookshop) Tel: 01255 851505 or visit the Caxton Books & Gallery website.

Walton-on-the-Naze Flower Club's Monthly Meetings

Walton-on-the-Naze Flower Club's Monthly Meetings take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Main Hall on the ground floor at Soken House, The Triangle Shopping Centre.
Come and see marvellous flower arrangements made which are then raffled.

Visitors are very welcome and can pay on the door.

For further details, contact Mrs C Hardy Tel: 01225 670131 Email:

A Christmas Festival

A Christmas Festival organised by Frinton Businesses takes place in Connaught Avenue each year. In 2018, this took place during the evening of Friday, 7 December, and Connaught Avenue was closed to traffic.

For further details, contact Wendy Simon (Secretary of the Frinton Businesses Group)

Other Events

Further events take place throughout the year at the Frinton Cricket Club, the Frinton Golf Club, and the

Contact the clubs direct for further details.