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Andrews Park

Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 4BX (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01245 605566

An attractive park area located along Patching Hall Lane, Andrews Park is a popular space for local residents, school children and visitors.

Blake House Craft Centre

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Blake End, Braintree, Essex, CM77 6RA (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 01376 344123

Wander around the exclusive shops where there really is something for everyone! Once you've looked around, enjoy a bite to eat in Timbers Restaurant or challenge friends to a round of crazy golf.

Braintree Arts Theatre

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Braintree Arts Theatre, Notley Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1WY (4 miles, 6 km)

tel: 01376 556 354

Braintree Arts Theatre opened in 2011 as part of North Essex Multi Academy Trust. We are based in the grounds of Notley High School, Braintree.

Braintree District Museum

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Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01376 325266

This award winning museum is based in the converted Courtauld School and has displays from Crittall steel windows to Warners royal silks, Castle Hedingham pottery to Edward Bawden prints.

Chancellor Park

Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4BX (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01245 605566

Chancellor Park is a popular park for the Sports enthusiasts. Due to its multi surfaces it is available to use all year round.


Chelmsford City Football Club, Melbourne Community Stadium, Salerno Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2EH (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01245 290959

Chelmsford City Football Club are an English semi professional football team, established in 1938. With football from August to May there is also fabulous events and function suites that are perfect for event hire.

Chelmsford City Racecourse

Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1QP (3 miles, 4 km)

tel: 01245 360300

As Britain's newest racecourse, Chelmsford City is one of only three floodlit courses in the country, providing good quality racing and a fun and lively atmosphere all year round.

Cressing Temple Barns

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Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr. Witham, CM77 8PD (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 0333 0132738

Historically the most important - and dimensionally the largest - of the Knights Templar's Essex landholdings, Cressing Temple is a fascinating medieval moated farmstead boasting the oldest recorded timber-framed barn in the world.

Finchingfield Guildhall

Church Hill, Finchingfield, Essex, CM7 4NN (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01371 811333

Set in picturesque Finchingfield, the 15th century Guildhall is an historic venue with its own interactive museum and shop.

Finchingfield Windmill

Finchingfield, Essex, CM7 4NR (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 0774 090 1323

A small 18th century Post Mill having one pair of stones and tailpole winding and has been extensively restored. Visitors may climb up to the first two floors.

Flitch Way

Great Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS (3 miles, 4 km)

tel: 01376 347134

Passing through 15 miles of countryside along the former Bishop's Stortford to Braintree railway in the heart of rural Essex.

Freeport Braintree

Charter Way, Chapel Hill, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8YH (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01376 348 168

Freeport Braintree Outlet Shopping Village has over 85 shops selling fashion, homeware, gifts and sports wear at up to 60% off High Street prices.

Gallery in the Garden

Saling Grove, Gt Saling, Essex, CM7 5DP (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01371 850185

The Gallery in the Garden is a unique elegant and spacious backdrop for your own event. Set in the stunning 18th century mellow red brick walled garden, the Gallery overlooks a parterre hedges & fountains.

Gosfield Shopping Village - aerial view

Petersfield Lane, Gosfield, Essex, CO9 1PU (7 miles, 12 km)

Antique and collectors centre, independent retailers, restaurant, open 7 days a week, fully accessible, free car parking.

Great Dunmow Maltings

Mill Lane, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1BG (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01371 878979 

A unique surviving C16th Grade 2* listed timber framed building, fully restored retaining the original floor maltings infrastructure used between c1565 & 1948. Incorporates the Town Museum & modern conference facilities for 70 people.

Great Notley Country Park

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Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley, Essex, CM77 7FS (3 miles, 4 km)

tel: 03330 132900 

Great Notley Country Park covers some 100 acres of open space, which is managed for the benefit of wildlife and the community.

Easton Lodge

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Little Easton, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BB (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01371 876979

Designed by Harold Peto in 1902 for 'Daisy' Countess of Warwick. Abandoned in 1950, restoration commenced in 1993. Visit the Italian garden, glade,'Peto' Pavilion, courtyard with fountain - and be inspired.

Warner Textile Archive

Warners Mill, Silks Way, Essex, CM7 3GB (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01376 557803

A unique record of the history of textile design. The gallery is a celebration of the fabrics and designs produced by Warner and Sons from the mid 19th century.