Over 100 residents turn out for the Big Lunch at Cressing Temple

PUBLISHED: 11:48 07 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:49 07 June 2013

A  family enjoying a picnic at the Big Lunch at Cressing Temple

A family enjoying a picnic at the Big Lunch at Cressing Temple

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OVER 100 Essex residents arrived at Cressing Temple on Sunday with their picnic and games to take part in the Big Lunch.

Families were encouraged to bring some garden games to enjoy, while on-site country park rangers led a fun and games session for everyone to get involved in including croquet, skittles and a knights and princesses trail.

Essex county councillor John Jowers, cabinet member for Libraries, Communities & Planning, said: “I was really pleased about the turn out to the Big Lunch at Cressing – events such as these are a great excuse to get to know people, try new things and to enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

“Big or small, Big Lunch events have led to great things happening in villages, towns and cities right across the UK, and it is wonderful to see the same community spirit in Essex too.”

Since the Big Lunch was started by the Eden Project in 2009, thousands of events of all shapes and sizes have taken place across the country each year.

Cressing Temple is an idyllic location for a county-wide picnic to take place, with the medieval barns and Tudor Walled Garden all adding to the atmosphere for the day.

For more details, visit cressingtemple.co.uk

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