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Located in a Tudor house dating back to 1520, this vibrant family friendly museum offers an exciting temporary exhibitions programme and free events and activities for children and families.
Go wild at Lee Valley Park Farms! Meet all the animals from cuddly sheep to the loveable meerkat family. Explore the fantastic indoor and outdoor adventure play areas where the kids can go whooshing down the slopes on our toboggan run.
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.
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.
The NJA is the UK's premier research & info centre for jazz, blues & related music. Concentrating on written, printed & photographic documentation of the music, NJA has amassed a body of information that can truly be considered world class.
An award winning Educational Farm Park in the Essex Countryside on the outskirts of east London with farmyard favourites and exotic animals plus indoor and outdoor leisure activities. Open all year round.
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.
A spectacular 170-acre location for a day of family fun. Experience Prof. Nitrate's Mad Lab, the Test Range and Rocket Vault! Plus, guided land train tours, interactive exhibitions, wildlife walks and an extensive special events programme.
Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions.
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.
2-4 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG, Tel: 01992 660336, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
A timber framed hunting grandstand built for Henry VIII in a beautiful part of Epping Forest with ancient oaks, fine views and activities for children. Next door, The View showcases the Forest, designed to appeal to all ages. Entry is free.
In or near : Ilford, Essex, (4 miles, 7kms)
In or near : Epping, Essex, (4 miles, 7kms)
In or near : Epping, Essex, (3 miles, 5kms)
Copped Hall was the burnt-out shell of a fine Georgian mansion but now being restored. Superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation.
In or near : Loughton, Essex, (0.7 miles, 1kms)
Classical, modern and musical theatre performances (125 seats). Enjoy an unforgettable theatrical experience in this beautiful converted medieval tythe barn (Grade 1 listed). Five acre site; landscaped gardens.
In or near : Chigwell, Essex, (4 miles, 6kms)
Green flag award winner's 2006/07, ancient woodland, lake, farm/zoo, visitor centre, refreshments, nature trail, events programme, guided walks and dog free picnic area.
In or near : Romford, Essex, (7 miles, 12kms)
Havering Museum celebrates the rich history and heritage of the London Borough of Havering.
In or near : Epping, Essex, (4 miles, 7kms)
In or near : Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, (7 miles, 12kms)
Lee Valley Boat Centre operates two passenger vessels on the River Lee for hire for private functions. Also public cruises - plus day boats, hourly boats and holiday hire boats.
In or near : Romford, Essex, (6 miles, 10kms)
Country Shop stocking wonderful things for the home and garden. Extensive range of artificial and English dried flower arrangements and unusual gifts tucked away in rural Navestock. Antique farm implement museum, church and country walk.
In or near : Epping, Essex, (6 miles, 10kms)
A ‘House of Memories’ and a striking memorial telling the story of this historic airfield and its people from 1916 to 1964. Full educational programme available for schools.
In or near : Harlow, Essex, (7 miles, 11kms)
Ancient woodland with a fine variety of birds, mammals and insects. Facilities include two nature trails with hides for observing wildlife and a study centre. School visits welcome by appt.