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Blackwater Dawn
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Brook End Road (South), Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6NX, Tel: 01206 853282, Email, www.blackwater-boats.co.uk

'Blackwater Dawn', a traditional Narrowboat, offering public trips on Sundays and Bank Holidays also private charters for that special occasion.

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  • Rail station: Chelmsford (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Braintree Arts Theatre
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Braintree Arts Theatre, Notley Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1WY, Tel: 01376 556 354, Email, www.braintreeartstheatre.com

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.

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  • Rail station: Braintree (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Braintree District Museum
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Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW, Tel: 01376 325266, Email, www.braintreemuseum.co.uk/

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.

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  • Rail station: Braintree (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Chelmer & Blackwater Canal Cruises

Paper Mill Lock, North Hill, Little Baddow, Essex, CM3 4BS, Tel: 07813 014325, Email

Public trips and charters aboard traditional 48-seat barge "Victoria" with bar and catering options. Cruiser and dinghy hire, lock-side tea-room, island picnic area, walks and fishing. Coaches welcome by appointment.

 
 
Chelmsford City Racecourse

Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1QP, Tel: 01245 360300, Email, www.chelmsfordcityracecourse.com

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.

 
 
 
Combined Military Services Museum
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Station Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LQ, Tel: 01621 841826, Email, www.cmsm.co.uk

An award winning collection of British military artefacts from the English Civil War to today. Collections focus on the Special Forces, espionage, uniforms, medals, swords, tanks and the Donnington Firearms Collection of over 700 guns.

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  • Rail station: Witham (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cressing Temple Barns
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Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr. Witham, CM77 8PD, Tel: 0333 0132738, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/cressing-temple/

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.

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  • Rail station: Witham Railway Station (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Danbury Country Park

Woodhill Road, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AW, Tel: 01245 222350, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/danbury-country-park/

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  • Rail station: Chelmsford (4 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Essex Outdoors - Danbury

Well Lane, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AB, Tel: 0845 200 4220, Email, www.essexoutdoors.com

Danbury delivers a comprehensive range of adventurous activities and adventure-based learning courses, from archery and climbing through to quad biking and tree-tops ropes courses.

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  • Rail station: Chelmsford (5 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Flitch Way

Great Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS, Tel: 01376 347134, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/flitch-way/

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

 
 
Frangipani SUP Limited

The Coppins, Essex, CM9 5GU, Tel: 07597 094233, Email, www.frangipanisup.com

Frangipani SUP is a friendly, family run Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board school based in Essex. We operate in various locations in the Maldon and Chelmsford area.

 
 
Freeport Braintree

Charter Way, Chapel Hill, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8YH, Tel: 01376 348 168, Email, www.freeport-braintree.com

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

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  • Rail station: Freeport Braintree (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Great Notley Country Park
Green Flag Award

Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley, Essex, CM77 7FS, Tel: 03330 132900, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/great-notley-country-park/

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

 
 
Layer Marney Tower
Essex Tourism AwardsHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US, Tel: 01206 330784, Email, www.layermarneytower.co.uk

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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  • Rail station: Kelvedon (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Maldon Town Hall

Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4RL, Tel: 01621 857373, Email, www.Maldontowncouncil.gov.uk

Maldon Town Council provide a number of rooms in the Town Hall for hire, that are suitable for a variety of events.

 
 
Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG, Tel: 01376 563796, Email, www.markshall.org.uk

A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall.

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  • Rail station: Marks Tey (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Lilleshall Marshall steam engine
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Steam Pumping Station, Hatfield Road, Langford, Essex, CM9 6QA, Tel: 01621 843183, Email, www.museumofpower.org.uk

Housed in a former water pumping station, the museum has a fascinating collection of power related exhibits, a tea room and picnic area, a miniature railway all set in attractive riverside grounds.

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  • Rail station: Hatfield Peverel (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
New Hall Vineyards

Chelmsford Road, Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6PN, Tel: 01621 828343, Email, www.newhallwines.co.uk

92 acre vineyard open daily. Includes farm trail, vineyard walk and wine tasting in the cellar shop. Annual wine festival first full weekend in September. Guided tours by appointment from May to September.