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Romford Road, Aveley, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 4XJ
Woodland, open grassland and lakes suitable for walking, picnics and fishing. Visitor Centre with refreshments on site. Guided tours by arrangement.
Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB
2.5 hectares (6 acres) of gravel, water and woodland gardens, a large modern tea room and plant nursery.
Bridge End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HR
Bridge End Garden was laid out by the Gibson family in the nineteenth century and is open to the public each day free of charge. Recently restored back to its former glory.
Green Lane, Boxted, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5TS
Forty acre site including seven acres of vines and a variety of trails through woodland, around lakes and wildflower meadows. Self guided tours and tastings of our wines. Winery powered by wind and sun generated energy.
Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BW
Situated in the rolling countryside of the Roach Valley, the 200 acre country park makes the most of it's setting with a mix of open grassland, woodland, a lake, and a network of paths & bridleways.
East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UE
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 4AN
Danbury Country Park offers quiet recreation amongst the walled gardens, lakes and woodland of Danbury Palace.
Great Notley Country Park (A131),, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS
The Discovery Centre is set in a 100 acre country park providing beautiful walks around lakes, meadows & woods. Full educational package for schools. Conference facilities, café & giftshop. New adventure play trails for toddlers to teens.
Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP
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.
Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3GP
Open since 2004, Gunpowder has been reclaimed and regenerated from its former use as a Royal Ordnance munitions testing facility.
Chapel Lane Car Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP
Fields and woodland overlooking the Thames estuary. Remains of castle close by, accessible by footpath. Access via Chapel Lane. Guided Events Programme running throughout the year and site leaflet available.
Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ
Visit Hedingham Castle for a great family day out. Bring a picnic and explore the beautiful gardens and lakes then take time to explore the 110ft tall Norman Keep.
Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Rescued from ruin & steeped in history, Hylands House is a fascinating & beautifully restored country house, dating from 1730. Hylands House is now open to the public every Sunday throughout the year, & on Mondays during the summer months.
Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG
Enjoy a picnic, hop on a bike, explore the countryside, take a boat trip along the River Lee, discover wondrous wildlife or enjoy one of the many family events throughout the year.
Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG
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.
Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8SX
Producers of fine wines and real ale (cask and conditioned).
Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG
Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.
Chelmsford Road, Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6PN
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.
Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
A garden of inspiration beauty with an eclectic range of horticultural styles from traditional to modern providing year round interest.
Lee Valley Park Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF
Enjoy and invigorating walk, run or cycle ride along miles of surfaced pathways, explore the River Lee by boat, watch the wildlife go by or simply relax and unwind with a picnic.
Warwick House, Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Essex, CM6 2BB
Designed by Harold Peto in 1902 for 'Daisy' Countess of Warwick. Abandoned in 1950, restoration commenced in 1993. Visit the Italian garden, glade, 'Peto' Pavilion, courtyard with fountain and be inspired.
Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA
An ideal venue for small conferences, away days and client meetings and that special occasion. The Barn has an extensive garden with sculptures, and seats 40+ people. Kitchen facilities or catering facilities are also available.
The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ
Old parkland, lakes and woods. Countryside centre has refreshments, exhibition and gift shop. Pavilion includes gallery, seating area and refreshments. Fishing is also available.
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ
Set in the grounds of the Abbey, you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Rose Gardens and Orchard, explore hundreds of years of history, enjoy a picnic or take a stroll along Cornmill Stream.
Weald Road, South Weald, Essex, CM14 5QS
Located in South Weald in Essex, Weald Country Park is a 700 year-old, 500 acre country park.
High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ
The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a children’s play area, putting green and boating lake.