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Jaywick Martello Tower

Event Image Jaywick Martello Tower was built in the early nineteenth century to protect the coastline from French invasion... See more >
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands CO15 2LF

Theatre At Baddow

Event Image A friendly local drama group, providing Great Baddow and the surrounding area with quality entertainment since... See more >
The Parish Hall, 19 Maldon Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 9DW

Halstead Town Council

Event Image Halstead Town Council is in the Braintree District of Essex. Establised in 1974, it has twelve elected Town..... See more >
Queen’s Hall Chipping Hill Halstead CO9 2BY

Southend, Leigh & District Aquarist Society

Southend Fish Club also known as Southend, Leigh & District Aquarist Society in January 2023 moved from St Andrews... See more >
Benfleet Cricket & Social Club Manor Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 4PA

Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club

Ilford and West Essex MRC is the 4th oldest model railway club in England, and has its headquarters adjacent to... See more >
Adjacent to Chadwell Heath Station, Station Road, Chadwell Heath RM6 4BU

RSPB Rainham Marshes nature reserve

Get close to nature, enjoy stunning views, fabulous sunsets and explore the reserve – all right next to the River... See more >
RSPB Rainham Marshes nature reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1SZ

simply-the-west

John and Linda West (aka simply-the-west). Former senior latin champions. Weekly dance classes in Danbury, and Great..... See more >
13 Glenway Close Maldon Essex CM9 6FL

Guildonian Players

We produce three full length plays per year, and usually a one act festival play, and a Christmas Entertainment too... See more >
The Little Theatre, Methodist Church, The Drive, Harold Wood RM3 0DU

Friends of St Andrew's Church, Halstead

Event Image The Friends of St Andrew's Church, Halstead was formed in May 1993 and is an independent registered charity... See more >
St Andrew’s Church Parsonage Street Halstead Essex CO9 2LD

Saffron Walden Museum

Event Image Discover a world of hidden treasures in one of the country’s oldest purpose-built museums. There’s something of..... See more >
Museum Street Saffron Walden Essex CB10 1BN

Vulcan Restoration Trust

Event Image Based in Hangar 6 at London Southend Airport, Essex, the Vulcan Restoration Trust owns and preserves Avro Vulcan B2... See more >
Hangar 5 South Road, London Southend Airport, Essex SS2 6YU

Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society

EHPPS' policy is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. Why not come and see our work for yourselves?... See more >
Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH
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Things to do around Essex

Essex, a county in the East of England, offers a diverse range of activities for a memorable day out. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or family-friendly adventures, there's something for everyone. Let's explore some of the best things to do in Essex:

1. Colchester Zoo:
- Colchester Zoo is a must-visit for animal lovers. With over 270 species set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, it's constantly developing and has won many awards for its conservation work. Explore enclosures like the walk-through butterfly enclosure and the Rainbow Lorikeet area. Don't miss the state-of-the-art "Bears of the Rising Sun" enclosure housing sun bears Jo Jo and Srey Ya. Encounter Komodo Dragons, white rhinos, giraffes, and more at the "Kingdom of the Wild" exhibit¹.

2. Tours of Colchester:
- Join historical tours of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town. Explore its rich heritage, including Roman ruins, medieval architecture, and charming streets. Visit the Colchester Castle, a Norman keep with fascinating exhibits. Don't miss the historic walking tours and outdoor escape games¹.

3. Explore Southend-on-Sea:
- Head to Southend-on-Sea for a classic British seaside experience. Enjoy the sandy beaches, stroll along the promenade, and visit the iconic Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world. Explore Adventure Island amusement park and try the thrilling rides¹.

4. Discover Green Island Gardens:
- Green Island Gardens in Ardleigh is a hidden gem. Explore the enchanting gardens, featuring exotic plants, sculptures, and tranquil ponds. It's a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle².

5. Partyman World of Play:
- If you're with kids, visit Partyman World of Play in Basildon. This indoor play center offers slides, ball pits, and climbing frames. It's perfect for a fun-filled family day out¹.

6. Bridge End Garden in Saffron Walden:
- Bridge End Garden in Saffron Walden is a restored Victorian garden. Admire the colorful flowerbeds, ornamental hedges, and historic features. It's a tranquil spot for a leisurely walk¹.

7. Imperial Bird of Prey Academy:
- Experience the thrill of falconry at the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy in Billericay. Get up close to majestic birds of prey and learn about their behavior and conservation. Enjoy flying displays and photo opportunities³.

8. Go Bananas:
- For active fun, visit Go Bananas in Colchester. This indoor soft play center has slides, climbing frames, and a separate area for toddlers. It's a great option for families with young children¹.

9. Thames & Medway Estuary Helicopter Tour:
- Take to the skies on a helicopter tour from Southend-on-Sea. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Thames and Medway Estuary, spotting landmarks from above. It's a unique way to explore the coastline¹.

10. Historic Walking Tour of Colchester:
- Join a guided walking tour of historic Colchester. Learn about its Roman past, medieval architecture, and fascinating stories. Combine it with a visit to the local farmers' market for a complete experience¹.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in wildlife, history, or family fun, Essex promises an enjoyable and diverse day out! 🌟🏖️🎉¹²³.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Essex - 2024 (with Photos) - Tripadvisor. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186278-Activities-Essex_England.html.
(2) Days out in Essex: 13 of the best places to put on your list. https://www.travelonatimebudget.co.uk/day-trips-in-the-uk/days-out-in-essex-13-of-the-best-places-to-put-on-your-list/.
(3) 21 hidden gems of Essex: unusual days out and things to do. https://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/things-to-do/22565845.21-hidden-gems-essex-unusual-days-things/.