Wassailing in Waltham Abbey


Wassailing in Waltham Abbey Church Gardens

Saturday 13th January

Time: 3:30 - 5:30pm

Location: Waltham Abbey Gardens EN9 1XQ*

Join us in this old English tradition to bless the apple trees ensuring a good harvest next year. We’ll provide the bonfires, Morris Dancing, tradition village fete games and a range of food and drinks (including Mulled Cider) to buy. You come along with your pots, pans, whistles; anything to make a racket to drive bad spirits away from the trees as we bless our heritage orchard.

Again this year, we're running a Best Decorated Hat Competition! Come with your best decorated hat and you could be in with a chance to win a goodie bag!

Best Decorated Hat Competition judging at 17:10
Blessing at 17:15

Find out more visitleevalley.org.uk/whatson

*Car parking charges apply 

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

M25 (junction 25/26) A121 – Waltham Abbey. The Abbey Church is in Highbridge Street (postcode EN9 1DG).

Car parking is available outside the Abbey Church – free for two hours. Or park in the Cornmill car park behind the Muhinur restaurant, or in the Abbey Gardens car park (accessible from the roundabout on the B194 at the junction of Abbey View and Crooked Mile).

Public Transport Directions

By Rail

To Waltham Cross (1.2 miles) from London Liverpool Street, Hertford East and Cambridge. – Services run approximately every 30 minutes in each direction. For details, contact Greater Anglia.

By Bus

Waltham Abbey is served by several bus routes – for information, refer to Travelline South East and Anglia. Use Find a Timetable and enter Waltham Abbey as the location.

Wassailing in Waltham Abbey

Type:Free Event

Abbey Gardens, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG

Tel: 03000 030 610

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