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Upcoming Events

We have been busy planning our events for the next few months so to keep you all aware of what’s been planned so far please read on.


It’s back by popular demand – a trip up the River Thames again on the MV Pochahontas.  Booking forms will be sent out after Easter.  Numbers are strictly limited for safety and comfort so please get your form back as soon as possible after you receive it to reserve your place.


We are returning to Barleylands Farm Park again this year for our AGM and Family Day.  Please check out their website,, to learn more about the new attractions you will find there this year.  Further information will be sent nearer the time.


As our trip to Lambourne End on a weekday (rather than at the weekend) last year was such a success we are planning to do the same again this year.  No definite date as yet but a flyer will go out in plenty of time to enable you to book your place.


We have organised another day at Stubbers Activity Centre.  More details and booking form will be sent out nearer the time.


Nothing arranged yet – if there is something you think would be good to do or there is somewhere you know of that would be good to visit, please let us know.  Your suggestions will be welcome!


Join us at the Queens Theatre. Hornchurch to watch this year’s pantomime, Cinderella.  Booking forms will be sent out in the autumn for this popular trip.


Although it seems a long way off, please put this date in your diary now for our annual Christmas party, a great way to get into the festive mood.


Our last event for 2016 is our annual visit to see the pantomime at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea – Aladdin is their choice for this year.  Again, booking forms will be sent out in the autumn.

For full details on all events visit our events page. Events

More News & Media

Considering recent developments and guidelines provided by the Government, to protect our Members we have decided to suspend the charities programme for the time being.

DSE21 are pleased to hear about a group that has recently started in the Colchester area for families with young children.

On the 6th April 2019 DSE21 held an bike riding session at Just Ride Southend. Just Ride are a charity who specialise in inclusive bike riding using a running track to give people with disabilities the opportunity to experience bike riding in a safe and secure environment.

Event Video

A big thank you to Ruby Tibbs and her friends Maisie Harrison and Katie Johnson who ran a second hand handbag stall at the Rise Park fun day to celebrate its 80th anniversary.