FREE attractions in Essex
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.
Slamseys Art runs creative workshops in art, craft and design in a grade two listed barn on a working farm near Braintree. We specialise in printmaking (screenprinting, drypoint, monoprinting and thermofax) and taxidermy
Rescued from ruin & steeped in history, Hylands House is a fascinating & beautifully restored country house, dating from 1730. Hylands House is now open to the public every Sunday throughout the year, & on Mondays during the summer months.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
RSPB South Essex, SS16 4UH, Tel: 01268 498620, Email, www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/s/southessexmarshes
The RSPB in South Essex has a collection of reserves to visit including the RSPB South Essex Wildlife Garden, West Canvey Marsh and Bowers Marsh.
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.
5 interesting old buildings housing over 70 dealers in antiques & crafts. On the banks of the River Crouch in a picturesque hamlet, with tea rooms and 18th century pub. Visits to the Classic Motor Cycle Museum on Sundays or by appointment.
One stop entertainment venue. Buzzing casino, popular Elements Restaurant and private dining room offering international cuisine, ideal for all occasions from intimate dinners to corporate functions.