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Abberton Reservoir

Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU, Tel: 01206 738172, www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir

Join Essex Wildlife Trust at Abberton Reservoir and explore their Brambly hedge trail; find Wilfred with his catapult or look at Primrose's pretty bonnet.

 
 
 
Aqua Springs

Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YH, Tel: 01206 282010, Email, www.aqua-springs.co.uk

The ultimate health spa experience. Providing you with a complete environment of rest and relaxation, to soothe, revitalise and transform. Try the range of beauty & relaxation treatments.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Beth Chatto Gardens
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Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB, Tel: 01206 822007, Email, www.bethchatto.co.uk

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

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  • Rail station: Colchester (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 

Heiland Woods, Crow Lane, Tendring, Essex, CO16 9AW, Tel: 07772 888407, Email

 
 
Clacton Factory Outlet
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Stephenson Road West, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 4TL, Tel: 01255 479595, Email, www.clactonfactoryoutlet.co.uk

Clacton Factory Outlet offers stores with famous named brands in fashion, footwear, home wares, furniture, jewellery, books, tents/outdoor equipment and confectionery at up to 60% off High Street prices.

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  • Rail station: Clacton-on-Sea (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Clacton Pier

1 North Sea, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1QX, Tel: 01255 421115, Email, www.clactonpier.co.uk

Six and a half acres of fun and entertainment, including under cover and outside fairground, amusements, side stalls, cafés and take aways, Seaquarium, public house with children's play area and lots more for all the family.

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  • Rail station: Clacton train station (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colchester Arts Centre

Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF, Tel: 01206 500900, Email, www.colchesterartscentre.com

The home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows, clubs, farmer's markets, gigs and more.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colchester Castle Museum
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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282939, Email, www.cimuseums.org.uk

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius. The Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cudmore Grove Country Park
Green Flag Award

East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UE, Tel: 01206 383868, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/cudmore-grove/

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.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Essex Outdoors - Bradwell

Bradwell Waterside, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7QY, Tel: 01621 776256, Email, www.essexoutdoors.com

We offer a range of Royal Yacht Association sailing courses, archery and canoeing.

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  • Rail station: Southminster (8 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Essex Outdoors - Mersea

Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SX, Tel: 0845 200 4220, Email, www.essexoutdoors.com

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

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  • Rail station: Colchester (9 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve
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South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN, Tel: 01206 729678, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/fingringhoe-wick

Stunning 125 acre nature reserve situated on the banks of the River Colne. It has a diverse range of habitats and 8 nature watching hides
The visitor centre: includes gift shop, Tearoom, toilets and baby changing facilities

 
 
 
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Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH, Tel: 01206 577067, Email, www.firstsite.uk.net

A spectacular new venue for contemporary visual arts, Firstsite offers a changing programme of exhibitions by international artists, creative events and activities for the whole family, plus talks, films, workshops and more. Entry is free.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Green Island Gardens

Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP, Tel: 01206 230455, Email, www.greenislandgardens.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Manningtree (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Hollytrees Museum
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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG, Tel: 01206 282940, www.cimuseums.org.uk

An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.

 
 
 
Martello Tower

Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Essex, CO15 2LF, Tel: 01255 822783, Email, www.jaywickmartellotower.org

Built originally as a Napoleonic Fort in the early 19th century the tower now acts as a central hub for the local community & visitors. There are regular arts & heritage exhibitions, talks & events.

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  • Rail station: Clacton-on-Sea (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Colchester Leisure World
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Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YH, Tel: 01206 282000, Email, www.colchesterleisureworld.co.uk

Leisure World Colchester is one of East Anglia's largest sports, leisure, recreation and entertainment venues and offers year round fun for all the family. The leisure pool includes outside river rapids ride, water cannons and flumes.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Frinton Road, Thorpe-Le-Soken, Essex, CO16 0JD, Tel: 01255 860050, Email, www.lifehouse.co.uk

Lifehouse is a new contemporary day and stay spa located in the pretty village of Thorpe-le-Soken, nr Clacton-on-Sea.

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  • Rail station: Thorpe-le-Soken (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access