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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Colchester Zoo
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Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL, Tel: 01206 331292, Email, www.colchesterzoo.org

Colchester Zoo is home to over 260 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes and are proudly listed as in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Attractions.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Combined Military Services Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

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
 
 
 
East Anglian Railway Museum
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Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS, Tel: 01206 242524, Email, www.earm.co.uk

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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  • Rail station: Chappel (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • 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
 
 
 
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.

 
 
Guide East

95 Lexden Road, West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3BP, Tel: 01206 243463, Email

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
Green Flag AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Visitor Centre, Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JR, Tel: 01206 853588, Email, www.colchester.gov.uk/countrypark

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.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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