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Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3XH

tel: 0345 603 7624 

One of the most complete historic watermills in Essex with most of the original machinery. Restored working water wheel. Open weekends in spring and summer.

 

Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5WP

tel: 01245 222350

A 300-acre country park adjacent to the River Crouch that offers scenic grazing marsh and sea wall walks.

 

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Thorndon Country Park, The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ

tel: 01277 211250

Discover the magic of the Deep Dark Wood with this self-led trail searching for the amazing hand-crafted carvings of Gruffalo characters.

 

The Avenue, Brentwood, CM1 1QH

tel: 01277 211250

Discover the magic of the Deep Dark Wood with this self-led trail searching for the amazing hand-crafted carvings of Gruffalo characters.

 

Weald Road, South Weald, Essex, CM14 5QS

tel: 01277 261343 

Enjoy over 500 acres of woodland, lakes, meadows, open grassland and spectacular views at Weald Country Park. The park is famous for its wildlife, including fallow deer, cattle, herons, mallard ducks and other water birds.

 

South Weald, Brentwood, CM14 5QS

tel: 01277 261 343

Visit the Stick Man Play Trail at Weald Country Park for great family fun across our seven areas of interactive themed play equipment.

 

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Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2PL

tel: 01245 605566

A beautiful city centre park leading into Tower Gardens and West Park, Admirals is one of Chelmsford's most popular parks.

 

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Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE

tel: 01702 443400

Adventure Island is the U.K's No.1 FREE ADMISSION Fun Park. Situated on Southend-on-Sea's famous seafront, we have over 40 fabulous rides and attractions including the outrageous RAGE roller coaster.

 

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Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6EX

tel: 01702 212511

The gallery houses some 2,000 works, including works by Constable, Molenaer, Lear and Seago. The gallery also hosts temporary exhibitions and is the home of the Essex artists open exhibition.

 

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North, Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, SS9 4LR

tel: 01702 477467

A modern, attractive and welcoming Visitor’s Centre set in the ancient Belfairs Woodland. We have a small café, an education facility and an interesting shop. We offer a number of walks, talks and events throughout the year.

 

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Charter Way, Chapel Hill, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8YH

tel: 01376 348 168

Discover Braintree Village, an outlet shopping village in the heart of Essex, where over 80 premium aspirational brands such as Reiss, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ted Baker, Boss and Radley London can be found at great value, outlet prices.

 

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High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

tel: 01206 282962

Colchester's Castle Park provides a perfect setting for a huge range of events including shows, festivals and concerts.

 

Parkway, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LU

tel: 01245 605566

These parks are very popular with office workers and families alike. A great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, relax and enjoy the wildlife.

 

Chelmsford, City Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6FD

Moulsham Street is a unique collection of shops in Chelmsford, Essex.

 

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Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ

tel: 01245 605700

Local, industrial 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.

 

Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, B1013, Cherry Orchard Way, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1PN

tel: 01702 318111

Situated in the rolling countryside of the Roach Valley at the south of the District, the 200 acre beautiful wildlife park continues to mature, providing unique recreational facilities for residents and visitors to the area.

 

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Colchester Roman Circus Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

tel: 01206 282920

The Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2005. It was built in the early 2nd century AD and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in Britain.

 

Village Centre, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE

tel: 01206 282920