Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

The largest antiques centre in Essex. Five interesting old buildings housing over 70 antiques dealers in antiques and crafts. On the banks of the River Crouch in a picturesque hamlet, with tea‐rooms and 18th Century pub. Visits to the Classic Motor Cycle Museum on Sundays…

Adventure Island

There is a magical not‐so‐far away land where you can ride upon dragons, be sucked into a Vortex, come face to face with Beelzee Bob, ride the rapids on the Raging River, witness the fury of the Paraoh, in fact everyday a new magical adventure.We are easy to…

Barleylands Farm

Here at Barleylands we love bringing families together to learn, play and have fun. The Farm Park has stacks of family fun including outdoor and indoor play areas, bouncy pillow, animal barns, new for 2020 Nocturnal and Exotics House, speedway, farming museum and the amazing Imperial Birds Of…

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo has some of the best cat and primate collections in Europe. See a White Tiger eye to eye in White Tiger Valley, or get closer to the Zoo's Chimpanzees at Chimp World. The Zoo received special recognition for its work on projects across the board…

Langdon Visitor Centre and

460 acre nature reserve including former plotlands, managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust. A remaining plotland home, The Haven has been restored in 1930's style.Shop, refreshments, displays and events.Admission: Free. Donations welcome.Open: Tue‐Sun every week, plus Bank Holidays…

Sealife Adventure

There's so much to sea New displays throughout 2004 There is no greater advenutre than the one that takes place beneath our seas and oceans on our beautiful blue planet. The amazing diversity of creatures that live beneath the waves is truly amazing and many…

Paycocke House

A fine 16th century timber‐framed house, and one of the jewels among the many interesting buildings in Coggeshall and is a legacy from the town's prosperous Wool Age.Coggeshall was also famous for its lace, examples of which are displayed inside Paycocke's House. There is a very attractive…

Coalhouse Fort

The Thameside Aviation Museum has been based at Coalhouse Fort since 1984 but started life many years earlier in 1974 under the name of The Essex Historical Aircraft Society with our first excavation being carried out in August 11th of that year, on Hawker Hurricane P3518 of 257…

Beacroft Art Gallery

With fine sea views and a varied collection ranging from 17th century Dutch paintings to contemporary works, as well as a fine collection of local views, the Beecroft is well worth a visit.The Gallery is open from 9.30am to 1.0pm and from 2.0pm to 5.0pm., Tuesdays to Saturdays.We…

Brentwood Ski & Snowboard

Ski Slopes at Brentwood Ski & Snowboard Centre in Brentwood, Essex. Contact venue on telephone number 01277 211994 for Ski Slope opening times, entrance costs and ski hire.…

Focal Point Gallery

Focal Point Gallery aims to bring the best of photographic, video and digital arts to Southend. Focal Point Gallery specialises in photography and media arts. We aim to provide an enriching and stimulating programme, creating opportunities to experience the best of contemporary art in these fields. We…

Kids Kingdom

Kids Kingdom has approximately 8,000 square feet of play including a 14 foot vertical drop slide and our own 14 foot JELLY MOUNTAIN as well as obstacle course climbs and run.And a dedicated pre‐school area which has soft play and small twist slides. We have a fully equipped…

Southend Pier

After passing through the award winning new Pier entrance, take a bracing walk, or ride on the Pier train, along the worlds longest pleasure pier. Enjoy extensive and unique views of the Thames Estuary coastline.Why not try fishing, or bird watching. Take a moment to discover the various…

Boydells Farm

Boydells Dairy Farm is a small working farm, run by the Threadgold family consisting of Roy and Cherry, with son Kiley in partnership. The farm is open to the public and specialises in sheep milking. Set in the beautiful North Essex countryside only an hour's drive from central…

Mole Hall Wildlife Park

Have showers of fun in Mole Hall Wildlife Park's new water maze. Negotiate innocent looking paths with hidden sprinklers when you least expect it. See also deer, otters, pet's corner, straw castle, sheep, goats and many other friendly and exciting animals.…

Colchester Castle

A visit to Colchester Castle Museum takes you through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British History. At the museum you can see real mosaics, go inside the foundations of the Roman temple that once stood here and take part in a story tour…

Audley End House and

One of the most significant Jacobean houses in England with 31 opulent rooms on view. Set in 'Capability' Brown landscaped park, with walled Victorian kitchen garden.Audley End House was commissioned by Thomas, first Earl of Suffolk, on the scale of a royal palace, to entertain his monarch,…

Hyde Hall Gardens

RHS Garden Hyde Hall was donated to the Society in 1993. Nearly 40 years of work has brought it from a windswept hill with just six mature trees, to the present day Garden of 24 acres. The Garden contains the National Collection of Viburnum and an attractive plantsman's…

Ingatestone Hall

Open to the public on certain days during the summer, this 16th‐century building was built for Sir William Petre in 1558 and was visited by Elizabeth I in 1561. One of the finest Tudor mansions in the country and the seat of the present Lord Petre, it is…

Prittlewell Priory

This museum is housed in the remains of the Cluniac Priory of St. Mary's, founded in the early 12th century by Robert fitzSuen. The museum now houses a major communications display, centred around the products of the EKCO E.K. Cole factory which used to stand in Priory…

Waltham Abbey

Although the church is now a shadow of its former grandeur, it is still considered to be one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the country. It also attracts lovers of Victorian art and architecture, having been heavily restored in the mid‐1800s by William Burghes and…

Weald Country Park

Weald Country Park was once a deer park and used for hunting by the Abbots of Waltham in around 1063.There is a deer enclosure, 500 acres of parkland, lakes and a Visitor Centre.Facilities: ‐ Toilets ‐ Picnic area ‐ Visitor centre with shop & exhibition ‐ Horse riders…

North Weald Airfield Museum

North Weald Airfield Museum is situated at what was the main entrance of the famous Battle of Britain Fighter base ‐ RAF North Weald, near to the Essex town of Epping and easily accessible from London. Adjacent to the still very active airfield, from which on most summer…

Southend Central Museum

The Central Museum is situated in Victoria Avenue, and houses the main offices of the Museums Service, together with the Planetarium and principal artefact store. The Central Museum was opened in April 1981, in a magnificent Edwardian library building, Southend's first free public library, designed by H.T. Hare…

Audley End Steam Railway

The Audley End Miniature Railway is a delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke's private 10 gauge railway through Estate woodland. There is free car parking and free admission to a picnic area and woodland walk. The children all enjoy looking out for the teddies that live…

Colne Valley Railway

Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. A pretty line, relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt. A large and varied collection of operational vintage steam and diesel engines, carriages and wagons that represent much of…

Epping Ongar Railway

We are both the longest heritage railway in Essex and the closest to London, easily accessible via the tube network.Our vintage buses start from the front door of Epping Underground station, whisking you back in time to our period stations with steam and diesel hauled heritage trains.All three…

A Curry

A Curry ‐ golf course in Epping, Essex. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01992 561661 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at A Curry golf courseclub.…

Abridge Golf & Country

Abridge Golf & Country Club ‐ golf course in Romford, Essex. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01708 688396 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Abridge Golf & Country Club golf courseclub.…

Anglian Countryside Balloons Ltd

Hot Air Balloons at Anglian Countryside Balloons Ltd in Burnham‐on‐Crouch, Essex. Contact venue on 01621 786777 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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