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FREE attractions in Essex


Old House

South Street, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BW, Tel: 01702 318014, Email, www.rochford.gov.uk

The Old House in Rochford was built in 1270. It's a real gem in the District's crown and a must see for everyone.

Hatfield Forest

The National Trust, Hatfield Forest Estate Office, Takeley, Essex, CM22 6NE, Tel: 01279 870678, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatfield-forest

Hatfield Forest is a rare surviving example of a Medieval Royal Hunting Forest. It has wonderful ancient trees which are like magnificent living sculptures. Visit the shore of the lake & find all the facilities you need.

Admirals Park
Green Flag Award

Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2PL, Tel: 01245 605566

A beautiful town centre park leading into Tower Gardens and West Park, Admirals is one of Chelmsford's most popular parks

Harlow Museum

Muskham Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2LF, Tel: 01279 454959, Email, www.science-alive.co.uk

Harlow Museum is an oasis of tranquility, a centre for researchers, a family day out in the Walled Gardens and much more besides.

Chickney Church

Chickney, Broxted, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BY, Tel: 0207 213 0679, Email, www.visitchurches.org.uk

This atmospheric and remote pre-Conquest church has a 14th century tower and Saxon nave and chancel

Natural History Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN, Tel: 01206 282941, www.cimuseums.org.uk

Discover and interesting 'hands-on' perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition, free entry.

Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park

Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, B1013, Cherry Orchard Way, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1PN, Tel: 01702 318111, Email

Situated in the rolling countryside of the Roach Valley, the 200 acre country park makes the most of it's setting with a mix of open grassland, woodland, a lake, and a network of paths & bridleways.

RSPB Stour Estuary Nature Reserve

Harwich Road, Wrabness, Essex, CO12 5ND, Tel: 01206 391153, Email, www.rspb.org.uk

Estuarine nature reserve, with adjacent woodland & views over the Stour. Famed for large numbers of waterfowl in winter & a range of breeding woodland birds in summer, including the nightingale. Easy walking distance from Wrabness Station.

Wilkin and Sons Ltd

Wilkin's Jam Factory, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0RF, Tel: 01621 814524, Email, www.tiptree.com

Tiptree is the home of the Wilkin family - where from 1885 the first Tiptree jam was made. Delightful museum, tea room and gift shop.

RSPB Bowers Marsh
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Chruch Road, Bowers Gifford, Essex, SS13 2HG, Tel: 01268 498620, Email, www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/b/bowersmarsh

Bowers Marsh is an ancient landscape alive with the sights and sounds of wildlife. This grazing marsh has played a vital role in the lives of people and wildlife for centuries.

Blakes Wood

Off Riffhams Chase, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2, Tel: 01245 227662, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Owned by the National Trust, Danbury Commons and Blakes wood encompass a large expanse of heathland, gorse and coppice, in addition to woodland.

Upminster Windmill
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Mill Field, St Mary's Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2QL, Tel: 0300 030 1803, Email, www.upminsterwindmill.co.uk

One of the better preserved Smock Mills in the country, containing all the original wooden machinery. Awaiting restoration. Free guided tours & parking.

Chelmsford Museums
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ, Tel: 01245 605700, Email, www.chelmsford.gov.uk/museum

Local and social history from prehistory to present day; fine and decorative arts (ceramics, glass); coins; natural history (geology, animals, live beehive). Exhibitions and events. Set in park with children's play area.


Charter Way, Chapel Hill, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8YH, Tel: 01376 348867, Email, www.freeport-braintree.com

Look good and feel good with over 85 designer & high street stores at Freeport Braintree. With up to 60%off fashion & footwear, gifts, homeware & accessories–with such great choice & value on offer you’ll never have to pay full price again!

The Genting Club

Western Esplanade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend, Essex, UK, Tel: 01702 352919, www.gentingcasinos.co.uk/maxims/casino

For one of the ultimate nights out in Southend visit The Genting Club. Offering all of your favourite casino games.

Andrews Park

Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 4BX, Tel: 01245 605566, Email, www.chelmsford.gov.uk/maps/parks

An attractive park area located along Patching Hall Lane, Andrews Park is a popular space for both local residents, school children and visitors.

Sentinel Gallery

Chapel Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9DX, Tel: 01206 827490, Email, www.thesentinelgallery.co.uk

A newly opened art gallery, located in the heart of Wivenhoe. Hosting regularly changing exhibitions of local artists of 2D and 3D, alongside Pru Green's own pottery workshop is a ceramic room of her pots and others with jewellery.

RSPB Wallasea Island
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Creeksea Ferry Road, Essex, SS4 2HD, Tel: 01268 498620, Email, www.rspb.org.uk/wallaseaisland

Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.