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East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UE (8 miles, 13 km)

tel: 01206 383868

Cudmore Grove offers visitors a trip to the seaside with a difference at the eastern tip of Mersea Island. The park includes a sandy beach and open grassland, perfect for picnics and great views.

 

Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SX (8 miles, 13 km)

tel: 0345 200420

Essex Outdoors provides high quality outdoor learning opportunities to the young people of Essex, and the wider community.

 

Brightlingsea Road, Thorrington, Essex, CO7 8JL (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 0345 603 7624 

Early 19th century tide mill with its machinery, which has been fully restored. Wheel can be run for guided groups (subject to tide).

 

Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01206 738172

Centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust in partnership with Essex & Suffolk Water, at a sight of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nature trails, bird hides, events & shop selling refreshments, gifts, optics & books.

 

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High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01206 282962

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

 

Village Centre, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE (6 miles, 10 km)

tel: 01206 282920

 

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South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01206 729678

Stunning 200 acre nature reserve situated on the banks of the River Colne. Visitor centre includes gift shop, tearoom, toilets and baby changing facilities.

 

St John's Abbey Gate, Essex, CO2 7EZ (0 miles, 1 km)

tel: 01206 282920

Dating from the 15th century this fine flint flushwork gatehouse just off St John's Green has a vaulted interior. It was the entrance to St John's Abbey precinct (demolished during the 16th century Reformation).

 

Waldegraves Lane, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SE (8 miles, 13 km)

tel: 01206 382898

 

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Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01206 822007

2.5 hectares (6 acres) of gravel, water and woodland gardens, a large modern tea room and plant nursery.

 

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Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL (3 miles, 6 km)

tel: 01206 331292

Colchester Zoo is home to 220 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes!

 

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Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 242524

Celebrating the changing role of railways in the Eastern Counties since they arrived in the early 19th Century, through their glory days of the early 20th Century to the disappearances of the Beeching era.

 

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Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01206 713 700

An international gallery and creative community space, Firstsite is open all year round, for free, for everyone.

 

Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP (4 miles, 6 km)

tel: 01206 230455

20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a plantsman's paradise full of unusual plants for all year round colour.

 

21 Mason Road, Cowdray Centre, Colchester, CO1 1BX (0 miles, 1 km)

tel: 01206 911035

Jump Street trampoline parks offer jump sessions in Essex, suitable for both adults & children. Jump Street is based both in Colchester & in Chelmsford, also offering adult fitness classes, toddler sessions, special needs support sessions.

 

Essex Tourism AwardsHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 330784

Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.

 

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Le Talbooth, Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HP (6 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01206 323150

 

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Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT (0 miles, 1 km)

tel: 01206 573948

A highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company, staging a broad mix of classic plays and new writing as well as working extensively within the local community.