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Three Layers of purple plants: Campanula lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety', Nepeta racemosa 'Walkers Low'and Allium 'Jackpot'

Set in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding…

Lee valley Regional Park

Enjoy a picnic, hop on a bike, explore the countryside, take a boat trip along the River Lee,…

Mistley Towers

This is a rare example of Robert Adam's ecclesiastical work. Originally it was a parish church, St.…

Cressing Temple Barns

Historically the most important - and dimensionally the largest - of the Knights Templar's Essex…

Landscape of green grass, blue skies and a variety of trees.

Explore trees from across the world in Markshall's world-class Arboretum. Discover the unique…

Sealife Adventure aquarium

Sea Life Adventure Aquarium is the South-East’s premier aquatic attraction with over 40 unique…

Harlow Museum Walled Gardens

Learn about Harlow's history and explore three historic gardens set across two acres of lush green…

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Are you looking for an exhilarating day out filled with adventure and excitement? Discover Lee…

Lee Valley Riding School

Lee Valley Riding Centre is British Horse Society approved and offers horse riding lessons for…

Great Notley Country Park

Great Notley Country Park covers some 100 acres of open space, which is managed for the benefit of…

Horse racing at Chelmsford City Racecourse

Chelmsford City Racecourse is at the heart of Essex's social and event calendar, with events and…

Chelmsford Theatre

Chelmsford Theatre is in the heart of Chelmsford, and plays host to the best in comedy, drama,…

Riverside Sports Centre Exterior Chelmsford

Chelmsford's largest leisure centre with a superb range of facilities including an ice rink, indoor…

Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum will take you through Chelmsford's history, from the Ice Age, right through to…

South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre

South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre is in the centre of South Woodham and has always been a…

Driving Range at Waldegraves Holiday Park, Mersea Island, Essex

10 bay covered Driving Range for all weather practice - open to everyone. This undercover floodlit…

Footgolf at Waldegraves Holiday Park Mersea Island, Essex

Get ready for fun with our 9-hole course FootGolf course in Essex. The latest sporting craze to…

Fishing Lake at Waldegraves Holiday Park, Mersea Island Essex

For fishing holidays in Essex that will leave you hooked, choose Waldegraves Holiday Park! Whether…

Hadleigh Castle

The impressive remains of a mighty fortress constructed over seven centuries ago; overlooking the…

Audley End House and Gardens

Visit Essex's hidden treasure house to explore delightful gardens and acres of parkland and…

Tollesbury Wick Marshes

One of Essex Wildlife Trust's best reserves. A large (600 acres) tract of ancient grazing marsh…

Chigborough Lakes

An area of worked-out flooded gravel pits to the north of the River Blackwater. It has a variety of…

Blue House Farm

Blue House Farm was bought by the Essex Wildlife Trust in 1998 with support from the Heritage…

stow maries halt

This 5.5 acre reserve consists of the former Stow Maries Halt on the disused Maldon to South…

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