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  • Audley End House and Gardens.
  • Colne Valley Railway.
  • Mersea Island.
  • Southend Pier.
  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall.
  • Hedingham Castle.
  • Hatfield Forest.
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Explore Essex: discover what's on your doorstep.

The days are longer and warmer, so what better time to get out into the county and discover some great days out right on your doorstep? Visit Essex has yet again teamed up with top attractions and venues across the county to offer a range of discounts and special deals for fabulous days out that won’t break the bank; from battle-worn castles and lavish stately homes where you can step inside and see the past come alive to animal encounters, heritage railways, seaside adventures and watermills that are uniquely Essex. Coupled with a wealth of free attractions and breathe-in-the-fresh-air outdoor spaces where you can blow away the cobwebs and reconnect with nature, there’s never been a better excuse to get outdoors and enjoy some great value days out around the county.


Attraction offers

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Explore the many Essex attractions and experience a great day out for a little less. 


Eats and treats

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Enjoy the culinary delights at some of Essex's restaurants offering special deals.


Short breaks offers

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Pitch your tend or stay a little longer with a couple of offers from Essex accommodations.


Family places to visit

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Find out more about places to visit with the whole family.


Must see attractions

Audley End House.

Find out more about Essex's must see attractions.


Events in Essex

Events in Essex,.

Browse the many events taking place in Essex.


Places to eat

Browse our many places to eat in Essex.


The great Essex outdoors


Family fun in Essex

Ready made itineraries

Download an itinerary that will help you explore Essex.

We have created some itineraries that will help you explore Essex. Use the link below to find out more.


Essex County Council
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