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Hylands House & Estate

Hylands Estate is a prestigious grade II* listed public park encompassing 574 acres of historic parkland.
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Country Parks & Gardens in Essex

The county of Essex is packed full of country parks, gardens and outdoor spaces that are just waiting to be discovered, explored and relaxed within. What’s more the following options are as perfect for a romantic, picturesque walk for two, as they are for a day full of family fun activities out in the open air.

Parks & Gardens

Wat Tyler Country Park

125 acres of country walks, wildlife spotting, adventure play for kids, and some of the best business and event venues in Essex. Just off the A13 near Basildon, Essex and just 40 minutes by…

Southchurch Hall and Gardens

Southchurch Hall is Grade I Listed Medieval moated house located in the Southchurch district of Southend on Sea.

Southend on Sea
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Weald Country Park

Famous for its deer park and Stick Man trail, Weald Country Park boasts spectacular views and space, covering over 520 acres of woodland, wildflower meadows and open grassland.

Brentwood
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River Lee Country Park

Stretching between Waltham Abbey, Essex and Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, River Lee Country Park offers a large range of activities for all.

Waltham Cross
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Danbury Country Park

Featuring 45 acres of grade II listed park and gardens with lakes, ancient woodland, wildflower meadow and historic features. Ideal for walking, families and picnics with friends.

Chelmsford
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Prittlewell Priory

Prittlewell Priory was founded by the Cluniac Order in the early 12th century as a cell to the Priory of St Pancras at Lewes, Sussex.

Southend on Sea
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Capel Manor Gardens

Nestled in Enfield, North London and set amongst 30 acres of picturesque gardens, Capel Manor is a beautiful Georgian house with over 60 gardens and landscapes to explore.

Hadleigh Country Park

Not only one of the UK's top mountain biking courses, Hadleigh Country Park offers something for everyone – idyllic countryside, magnificent views, a café and important historical sites.

Thorndon Country Park

Colourful woodlands, birdlife, open parkland, fishing and the Gruffalo Trail make Thorndon Country Park the perfect destination for nature lovers, dog walkers and families alike.

Brentwood
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Beth Chatto Gardens

World renowned gardens and extensive plant nursery created by award-winning plantswoman Beth Chatto OBE, near Colchester in Essex.

Colchester
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Marks Hall Estate

Marks Hall Estate is a leading visitor attraction within a beautiful heritage landscape that extends to over 2,200 acres of Essex countryside.

Coggeshall
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Admirals Park and Tower Gardens

Located near Chelmsford city centre, Admirals Park and Tower Gardens offers something for all ages.

Chelmsford
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Hylands House and Estate

Hylands Estate is a prestigious grade II* listed public park encompassing 574 acres of historic parkland.

Chelmsford
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Cressing Temple Barns

Experience a unique piece of history at the 13th century, Knights Templar Barns, complete with Tudor walled garden and Tiptree tea rooms.

Braintree
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Cudmore Grove Country Park

A nature reserve of over 102 acres of unique coastal landscapes and habitat and heritage overlooking the Colne and Blackwater Estuaries.

Colchester
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Audley End House and Gardens

As one of the greatest sights of East Anglia, with a spectacular stately home and outstanding, spacious grounds, Audley End House and Gardens has got something for all of the family.

Saffron Walden
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Belhus Woods Country Park

Over 300 acres in South Essex, Belhus Woods Country Park combines ancient woodland, kid's play area, meadows and lakes with a visitor centre and café.

South Ockendon
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Promenade Park

Located on the sloping bank of the river Blackwater, Maldon's Promenade Park has been a popular leisure location for over a hundred years.

Castle Park

Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can sit, walk, enjoy music, play games, or picnic amongst…

Colchester
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Green Island Gardens

Green Island Gardens is 20 acres of private gardens, open for the public to visit in Ardleigh near Colchester, Essex. Nursery, tearoom, local markets and fayre, weddings and special events.

Marsh Farm Country Park

Situated adjacent to the River Crouch, Marsh Farm Country Park offers 300 acres of picturesque walks with beautiful views over the landscape and river.

South Woodham Ferrers
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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

From its iconic Dry Garden to exciting new features, our Essex garden goes from strength to strength.

Chelmsford
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Bridge End Garden

Bridge End Garden is a restored Victorian Grade II* listed garden located on the north side of Saffron Walden and open to the public year round, with the exception of Christmas Day.

Saffron Walden
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The Flitch Way

The Flitch Way is ideal for walking, cycling and even horse riding. Take in the picturesque Essex countryside while you follow a disused railway line, stretching for 15 miles between…

Braintree
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Great Notley Country Park

Home to Essex's longest play trail and Sky Ropes, Great Notley Country Park offers the perfect family day out.

Braintree
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