A young boy walk on high ropes among trees.

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.

A young man on a board tied to a canopy making acrobatics in the air.

Enjoying the great outdoors.

Go wild or just relax

A group of peole in a raft hurdling down the white water course. The are all looking excited.

Reach for the skies on a champagne balloon flight, the perfect adventure for that special celebration. Experience the Olympic thrills of the Lee Valley White Water Centre with its 300 metres of adrenalin-pumping, white water action. Fly in a Tiger Moth at Stow Maries Aerodrome. Or choose from a range of exhilarating activities at Essex Outdoors Centres, from kayaking to high ropes.

A couople sitting relaxed on deck of a Thames Sailing Barge.

After some relaxation? Wind the pace right down on a tranquil narrowboat trip on the Chelmer and Blackwater navigation, passing through traditional locks. Learn to ride a horse at High Beech Riding School or enjoy a hack along the sunlit paths of Epping Forest. Or step back in time with a gentle cruise on a historic Thames Sailing Barge. The choice is yours…

A man is holding up his golf club ready to hit it.

Fancy a ‘drive’ out to Essex? Choose from over 60 golf courses up and down the county. Try the demanding fairways of Royal Epping Forest, or head for Burnham-on-Crouch Golf Club with its unsurpassed river views or the championship greens at Stoke by Nayland, set in glorious Constable Country. Make a golfing weekend of it!

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Featured Outdoor activities

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Waltham Abbey 020 8529 5689

 
 
 
Rye House Kart Raceway

Hoddesdon 01992 460895

 
 
 
Frangipani SUP Limited

Maldon 07597 094233

 
 
 
Wild Forest Gym

Brentwood 07517 604601

 
 

Featured Nature Reserves

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

Billericay 01268 711001

FREE cup of tea EWT Hanningfield
 
 
 
RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve

Purfleet 01708 899840

Free family ticket to Rainham Marshes
 
 
 
RSPB South Essex Marshes

Basildon 01268 498616

 
 
 
RSPB Wallasea Island

Rochford 01268 498616

 
 

Perfect for families

Capital Karts

Barking 0207 1004412

 
 
 
Essex Outdoors - Danbury

Chelmsford 01245 223342

 
 
 
Hatfield Forest

Stansted 01279 870678

 
 
 
www.roperunners.co.uk

Brentwood 01277 364470