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A Day in Saffron Walden

A Day in Saffron Walden

Morning - Park in Swan Street car park and explore the pretty market town of Saffron Walden on foot, home to the largest turf maze in the world…

An Art Lovers Luxury Break

Welcome to Essex

Spend a few days in the luxury of one of the Milsom Hotel Group’s properties in the Dedham Vale, deep in the heart of Constable Country…

Coastal & Estuary Wanderings

Coastal & Estuary Wanderings

Stay in a harbourside hotel and spend a few days exploring the Essex coast and estuaries. Boating, cream teas, a nature reserve, a maritime trail and…

Discover the Dengie with friends

Discover the Dengie with friends

Impress your friends with your culinary skills before making a splash at paddleboarding in Maldon. Have the hotel all to yourselves…

Dizzying Heights and Steam Fun for Families

Dizzying Heights and Steam Fun for Families

Travel back in time by steam to a land of castles at Hedingham and the Knights Templar barns at Cressing. Switch to outlet shopping in Braintree,…

Essex Delights for Free!

Essex Delights for Free!

Morning - Start your day at Cressing Temple, home of the massive and beautiful timber barns built by the Knights Templar in the 13th century…

Exquisite Vineyards, Gardens and Sailing the Blackwater

New Hall Vineyard

Stay at Crouch Ridge Vineyard where the old Dairy has been lovingly restored into self-catering cottages with stunning views overlooking the…

Family Adventures on the Water

Family Adventures Paddleboarding

Check in mid-afternoon to your glamping pod at Lee Wick Farm, St Osyth and head down to nearby Jaywick beach for a spot of frisbee and a paddle…

Family Fun at The Farm, Forest, Fort & More

Family Fun at The Farm, Forest, Fort & More

Climb aboard a fire engine in Grays and more in this jam-packed itinerary. Day 1  Morning - Start your family adventure with a…

Family Fun in Chelmsford

Family Fun in Chelmsford

Day 1 Morning Start your day off at Hylands Estate and enjoy some fresh air and a ramble around the vast parkland and gardens, stopping at…

Gardens & Gourmet- 3 days of eating and exploring Essex

Gardens & Gourmet- 3 days of eating and exploring Essex

For gourmet food and gorgeous gardens, follow this three-day itinerary of wonderful Essex. Day 1: Chelmsford MORNING: RHS GARDEN…

Geological Wonders & Maritime History

Geological Wonders & Maritime History

Breathe in the fresh sea air as you explore the beauty of Walton-on-the-Naze from the ground and from the top of the tower. Discover the heritage of…

Go Wild in Essex with friends

Go Wild in Essex with friends

Adventure with friends, from the depths of an escape room to the dizzying heights of a rope park! This trip to Brentwood, Chigwell and Lee Valley…

Gourmet Garden Trail -Tudor merchant houses to breweries.

Gourmet Garden Trail -Tudor merchant houses to breweries.

Discover and explore historic castles, rural vineyards and transformed gardens in the exciting county of Essex. This itinerary introduces you to some…

Historic Castles & Gardens

Historic Castles & Gardens

From historic castles to country houses and gardens, this itinerary introduces you to some of the rich and fascinating heritage around the…

Idyllic Villages and a Grand Mansion

Idyllic Villages and a Grand Mansion

Visit the pretty villages and historic towns of Saffron Walden, Finchingfield and Thaxted - from thatched cottages to a stately home, discover our…

Island Escape

Family Kite Flying at Mersea

Spend a couple of days enjoying Island life at Waldegraves Holiday Park, on Mersea Island. Choose a luxury static holiday home, camping or book a…

Love is in the Air

Hyde Hall Rose Garden

A three-day romantic jaunt taking in stunning gardens, a luxury spa hotel, historic sites, retail therapy and fine dining. Day 1 Spend a…

Make some Mersea Memories

Make some Mersea Memories

Approached by a causeway from the mainland, cut off at high tide, Mersea is a place you have to plan to get to. Morning -  Most…

Museum Mosey on a rainy day

Museum Mosey on a rainy day

In the north of the county we have two great museums to entertain when the weather makes you want to head indoors.  Morning - Start your…

Roman Relics & Island Flavours

Roman Relics & Island Flavours

Calling all foodies... sample fresh Mersea oysters and indulge in a scrumptious Tiptree cream tea. From Britain's First City,…

Seaside Delights in two days

Seaside Delights in two days

Travel by train to the Essex Coast for a chilled short break in Southend-on-Sea.  In this itinerary, we have combined the traditional…

Seaside Delights only a Train ride away

Seaside Delights only a Train ride away

Escape the capital with an easy journey by train to the seaside.  Morning - Arrive by train to Leigh-on-Sea and breathe in the sea air as you…

Sparkle, Steam & Sculpture

Sparkle, Steam & Sculpture

Explore the countryside of North and West Essex, indulging in a country spa hotel stay. Tour and taste excellent English wine at a local…

Take it Easy by Car

Take it Easy by Car

Take it Easy by Car  - Harwich, Wrabness, Mistley, Manningtree & Dedham Day 1   Drop your bags at The Thorn at Mistley,…

Take it Easy by Public Transport

Firstsite Gallery

Day 1 - Colchester Drop your bags at the Greyfriars Hotel for check in later, taking time to enjoy morning coffee on the outside terrace before…

The Food of Love

Food of Love

Stay at the historic port of Maldon and take time to explore the coastline. Scroll down past the map below the itinerary for…

Walking in Essex

Walking in Essex

There’s no better way to explore our fair county than by pulling on some sturdy shoes and setting off, whether you choose a gentle stroll…

Wild Wallasea, Maldon and the Dengie Peninsula

Bradwell

Day 1 Spend the morning on Wallasea Island, a wild, expansive landscape of marshland, lagoons and open sea where you can walk the seawalls…

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