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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.
Ex-government HQ nuclear bunker buried 80ft underground. Complete with kitchen, dormitories, power and filtration plant, plotting floor, government administration room, 120 yard long entrance tunnel, communication and scientists room.
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.
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.
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.
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, (8 miles, 12kms)
Church Lane, Greensted Road, Greensted, Essex, CM5 9LA, Tel: 01992 564273, (3 miles, 5kms)
The oldest wooden church in the world. The oldest wooden building in Europe.
In or near : Epping, Essex, (3 miles, 4kms)
In or near : Epping, Essex, (4 miles, 7kms)
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, (6 miles, 10kms)
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 : Harlow, Essex, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
A permanent collection of 20th century British watercolours and drawings as well as a changing exhibition programme featuring the work of both local artists and artists of the world-renown.
In or near : Chipping Ongar, Essex, (3 miles, 5kms)
The oldest wooden church in the world, dating from the 11th century. Picturesque building in a quiet location, with Tudor chancel and Crusaders grave. A supposed resting place for St Edmund’s body.
In or near : Chigwell, Essex, (7 miles, 11kms)
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 : Harlow, Essex, (5 miles, 8kms)
With Theatre, comedy, live music, dance, children's shows and film, Harlow Playhouse is the area's number 1 live entertainment venue.
In or near : Harlow, Essex, (4 miles, 7kms)
Set in a mediæval tithe barn and 13th century church, the Harlow Study Centre is a living testament to the heritage of Harlow New Town.