FREE attractions in Essex
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.
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.
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.
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.
Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend, Essex, SS2 6NB, Tel: 01702 342878, www.southendmuseums.co.uk
Well preserved 12th Century Priory housing a museum of the Priory's history.
Clacton Factory Outlet offers stores with famous named brands in fashion, footwear, home wares, jewellery, books, tents/outdoor equipment and confectionery at up to 60% off high street prices.
West Thurrock Way, West Thurrock, Grays, Essex, RM20 2ZP, Tel: 01708 869933, www.intulakeside.co.uk
Lakeside has over 250 shops, cafes and restaurants within the shopping centre - and together with the retail park, it forms one of the largest shopping destinations in the UK.
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.
Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1BD, Tel: 01799 513779, www.fryartgallery.org
The gallery displays a unique collection of paintings, prints, books and ceramics showing the artistic 20th century heritage of north west Essex.
Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ, Tel: 01245 605566
Oaklands Park opened in 1930 and provides approximately 5 hectares of established parkland and gardens within the historical quarter of Chelmsford, the county town of Essex.