Sunday, February 13, 2011


Each year the Essex Tourism & Leisure Show attracts more exhibitors and visitors," said Organiser Carol JollY. For many years, this prestigious Show was held at the Brentwood Centre but has settled comfortably at its super new venue at the Five Lakes Resort, Tolleshunt Knights near Maldon. This year, the Show will be held on Thursday 24 February from 10.00am – 3.30pm. Tickets are free and there is much to see with more than 90 exhibitors covering numerous types of sport and leisure activity. It is not all home grown. As well as Essex, there will be representatives from Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Sussex, Kent and of course, London. So we will learn about wonderful castles and historic houses, theme parks and museums, in fact, a huge showcase of attractions to keep visitors interested all day.

Courtesy coaches will be running on the hour and half-hour from Witham Railway Station, and there will be refreshments available during the day.
Visitors can expect free competitions, displays, presentations and give-aways going on throughout the day, along with an abundance of free literature and ideas for super days out and short holiday breaks. The travel industry will be well represented, as will be our county’s hotels, historical homes and venues suitable for weddings, exhibitions and prestigious events.

There is also a chance to meet members of the Brentwood Writers’ Circle who will be on hand to talk about their own recently published books and maybe give advice to aspiring writers and poets who may want to see their own work in print. Last year’s visitors included many from the US and Australia. Frances Clamp, President of the Brentwood Writers’ Circle is looking forward to attending the show on the ‘Writers’ Stand’ along with fellow members. Frances is currently a regular contributor on Brentwood’s history show presented every Tuesday at 2pm by Scott Ross for Phoenix FM. Frances will be signing copies of her newly published book Brentwood - My Heritage and members of other writing and photographic clubs will all be on hand to give advice on the day.

For people travelling by car, there is adequate car parking close to the venue entrance. This is one Show that must not be missed. For more details contact: For FREE tickets to the show contact Carol Jolly 01245 435152/07584 480072, email or visit: