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Green Flag Award

Romford Road, Aveley, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 4XJ

tel: 01708 865628

Woodland, open grassland and lakes suitable for walking, picnics and fishing. Visitor Centre with refreshments on site. Guided tours by arrangement.

 

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Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr. Witham, CM77 8PD

tel: 0333 013 2738

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.

 

East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UE

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.

 

Woodhill Road, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AW

tel: 01245 222350

 

Bradwell Waterside, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7QY

tel: 0345 200420

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

 

Well Lane, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AB

tel: 0345 200420

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.

 

Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QS

tel: 0345 200420

Activities include stand up paddleboards, archery, canoeing, high ropes, kayaking, mountain boarding, orienteering and problem solving. Now also features one of the largest climbing walls in the South East!

 

Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SX

tel: 0345 200420

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

 

Great Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS

tel: 01376 347134

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

 

Green Flag Award

Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley, Essex, CM77 7FS

tel: 03330 132900 

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

 

Green Flag Award

Chapel Lane Car Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP

tel: 01702 551072

Hadleigh Park offers something to everyone, it is both beautiful and diverse with one of the best UK mountain bike courses at its heart.

 

Green Flag Award

The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ

tel: 01277 211250

Thorndon Country Park has 500 acres of tranquil woodlands and open park space perfect for exploring the great outdoors. It's also home to the famous Gruffalo Trail.

 

Weald Road, South Weald, Essex, CM14 5QS

tel: 01277 261343 

Enjoy over 500 acres of woodland, lakes, meadows, open grassland and spectacular views at Weald Country Park. The park is famous for its wildlife, including fallow deer, cattle, herons, mallard ducks and other water birds.

 

VistEngland VAQAS

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE

tel: 01702 443400

Adventure Island is the U.K's No.1 FREE ADMISSION Fun Park. Situated on Southend-on-Sea's famous seafront, we have over 40 fabulous rides and attractions including the outrageous RAGE roller coaster.

 

VistEngland VAQASEnglish Heritage

Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF

tel: 01799 522842

Step back in time and see Victorian life come to life before your eyes at Audley End House and Gardens. You can experience what life was like at one of England’s grandest stately homes.

 

Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2YH

tel: 01702 612770

Beach Club on Thorpe Bay Beach is a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre and the only ‘Fast Forward’ windsurfing instruction centre in the eastern region.

 

VistEngland VAQAS

Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW

tel: 01376 325266

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.

 

VistEngland VAQASGreen Flag Award

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

tel: 01206 282962

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