Discover Essex summer festivals by rail with Greater Anglia in July

Published on: Monday, 1 July 2024
Last updated: Monday, 1 July 2024

New Greater Anglia train travelling through Essex

Above: New Greater Anglia train travelling through Essex. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is encouraging people to get out and discover Essex’s many summer festivals this July by train.

Festival goers can beat the traffic and get to their destination more conveniently by train. There are even a range of train ticket discounts - such as discounted Advance tickets, Ranger tickets, and Groupsave.

Some popular festivals happening in Essex in July which are accessible by train include:

Sausage and cider festival, Colchester

The outdoor Sausage & Cider Festival will be returning to Colchester, on Saturday 13 July at Lower Castle Park. With live music and DJs, food, and drink, fastest sausage eating competition and chilli eating competition. See for more information.

Midsummer Music Festival, Burnham on Crouch

Taking place at the Parlour Café, Creeksea Farm on 26 and 27 July, the Midsummer Music Festival offers two evenings of delicious local food and talented musicians! We have a brilliant line up of fantastic singers and bands, local food vendors, a beer tent, a cocktail bar and fun for the kids! More details are available at

Lazydays Festival, Southend

A craft drinks festival like no other is coming to Southend between 26-28 July. Lazydays is flipping the traditional beer festival on its head to create an innovative experience like no other. A true celebration of all things craft, from local gin and tonic with the best-paired garnish, to independent Essex wine-makers, refreshing cocktails, English-apple cider and a huge selection of craft beers and lagers as well as live music and a craft shopping village. See for details.

Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, Martin Moran, said,

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and with our price promise and no booking fees, you are guaranteed to get the lowest price when you book through our website.

“Our region has so much to offer and whether it’s a trip to the city or coast, shopping or sightseeing, or a summer festival, we are giving people more money to spend on having a great time by helping them save money on their train fare.”

Greater Anglia also offers a range of Advance fares that offer customers savings of between 60 and 70% on the standard walk-up prices, plus 2FOR1 on entry to many top attractions in London and East Anglia.

The train operator also has a range of great value fares which are available all year round, including Duo, for two people travelling together, GroupSave for people travelling in a group of three or more, a special London evening out fare for those staying overnight in the capital and a Club 50 discount for those aged 50 and over.

For the best value fares, passengers should book in advance and the earlier customers book, the more they can save.

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