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Get outdoors and get active

Open your eyes to a world of outdoor experiences in Essex and enjoy far-reaching vistas and nature’s sounds while breathing in the good fresh air. From golf to flying, sailing to horse-riding, there are activities across Essex to suit all abilities. Choose from over 60 golf courses across Essex or fulfil a dream and take a hot air balloon ride. Pump up the action and experience the Olympic thrills of the Lee Valley White Water Centre or slow down the pace on a dreamy narrowboat trip on the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation. Take your pick!Open your eyes to a world of outdoor experiences in Essex and enjoy far-reaching vistas and nature’s sounds while breathing in the good fresh air.

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Enjoying the great outdoors.

Go wild in the Great Outdoors

Marsh Farm Country Park

Nestled in a variety of landscapes, Essex’s country parks are the perfect places for the whole family to blow away the cobwebs, enjoy the simple pleasures and reconnect with nature.

Bradwell Outdoors Centre

From archery and climbing through to power boating and sailing, Essex Outdoors, with four centres acoss Essex, delivers a full range of activities to excite and inspire.

Hadleigh Park

Hadleigh Park offers something for everyone – idyllic countryside, magnificent views, important historical sites and one of the UK’s top mountain biking courses.

Rope Runners
Challenge yourself this high ropes adventure courses with five courses on three levels plus a big zip wire, climbing wall and a 13 metre free fall fan descender, all located next door to Essex's best kept secret, the Secret Nuclear Bunker.
Lee Valley White Water Centre
Experience the extreme sport of white water rafting at the centre that played host to the Canoe Slalom events during the London 2012 Games. It now offers a variety of white water activities including Hydrospeeding, Hot dog sessions & Go Canoeing!
Rye House Kart Raceway
Rye House Kart Raceway offers the perfect introduction into the world of motor sport. It is a great opportunity for both adults and children to enjoy the thrills and exhilaration of Go-Karting, the ultimate outdoors driving experience.