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Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU (2 miles, 4 km)

tel: 01206 738172 

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 (4 miles, 6 km)

tel: 01206 282010

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.

 
Beth Chatto Gardens

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Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01206 822007

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

 
Cookery School at Braxted Park

Braxted Park, Braxted Park Estate, Great Braxted, Nr Witham, Essex, CM8 3EN (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01621 890300

The Cookery School at Braxted Park combines a stunning location with award-winning chefs and a diverse range of courses to suit all abilities. We aspire to provide a high quality service and an experience that you will never forget.

 
Colchester Arts Centre

Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01206 500900

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

 
Colchester Castle Museum

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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ (3 miles, 6 km)

tel: 01206 282939

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.

 
Colchester United Football Club

Weston Homes Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5UP (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 0845 437 9089

Colchester United FC ā€“ More than just a football club.

 
Colchester Zoo

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

tel: 01206 331292

Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! They are proudly listed as the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellersā€™ Choice Attractions.

 
East Anglian Railway Museum

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Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS (5 miles, 9 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.

 
Off road biking at Mersea

Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SX (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 0345 200420

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

 
Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN (6 miles, 10 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.

 
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Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH (3 miles, 6 km)

tel: 01206 577067

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.

 
Golf at Five Lakes resort

Five Lakes Resort, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8HX (5 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01621 862426

Five Lakes Resort is home to two of the best golf courses in Essex. The tees and greens are meticulously maintained, and present a challenge to golfers both novice and experienced.

 
The Spa at Five Lakes

Five Lakes Resort, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8HX (5 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01621 862324

The Spa at Five Lakes Resort is the ideal distraction from the stresses and strains of everyday life and the perfect way to relax and re-energise.

 
Green Island Gardens

Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP (7 miles, 12 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.

 
Guide East

95 Lexden Road, West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3BP (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01206 243463

Tailored tours for groups and Coach Tour Operators covering Essex, London and the East of England. Tour planning and Tour Guide services for Coach Tours, Walking Tours and Theme Tours.

 
High Woods Country Park

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Visitor Centre, Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JR (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01206 853588

370 acres of woodland, grassland and wetland with path network, including circular walks and easy access trail. Visitor centre and interactive displays, rangers organise a range of activities throughout the year.

 
Hollytrees Museum

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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG (4 miles, 6 km)

tel: 01206 282940

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.