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Hadleigh Country Park

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Address: Chapel Lane, Benfleet, Essex SS7 2PP
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Phone: 01702 551072
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. » More Info

Belhus Woods Country Park

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Address: Romford Road, Aveley, South Ockendon, Essex RM15 4XJ
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Phone: 01708 865628
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. » More Info

Epping Forest

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Address: Ranger's Road, Chingford, Greater London E4 7QH
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Phone: 020 7332 1911
With its rich and varied habitats, the ancient woodland of Epping Forest contains tens of thousands of trees, many of which are over 1,000 years old. Around two thirds of the Forest is designated for its international nature conservation importance. » More Info

Colchester Zoo

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Address: Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL
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Phone: 01206 331292
During your visit to Colchester Zoo, you will see many species from around the world and can learn more about them at our fantastic daily encounters. » More Info

DJL Exotics

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Address: Sandalwood, Victoria Avenue, Kirby le Soken, Frinton on Sea, Essex CO13 0DJ
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Phone: 01255 675876 Mobile: 07837 090000
DJL Exotics is a licensed pet shop and reptile education centre. Offering one-hour animal encounters for groups of up to seven people. » More Info

Beth Chatto Gardens

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Address: Clacton Road, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex CO7 7DB
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Phone: 01206 822007
World renowned gardens and extensive plant nursery created by award-winning plantswoman Beth Chatto OBE, near Colchester in Essex. » More Info

Marsh Farm Country Park

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Address: Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5WP
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Phone: 01245 222350
Situated adjacent to the River Crouch, Marsh Farm Country Park offers 300 acres of picturesque walks with beautiful views over the landscape and river. » More Info

Great Notley Country Park

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Address: Great Notley, Braintree, Essex CM77 7FS
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Phone: 0333 013 2900
Home to Essex's longest play trail and Sky Ropes, Great Notley Country Park offers the perfect family day out. » More Info

Museum of Power

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Address: Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA
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Phone: 01621 843183
The Museum, a unique and fascinating experience for all the family, is located at Langford, near Maldon, Essex and is easily accessible from the A12. » More Info

Wat Tyler Country Park

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Address: Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH
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Phone: 01268 208090
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 train from the heart of London. » More Info

Audley End Miniature Railway

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Address: Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JB
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Phone: 01799 510726
Take one of our Steam or Diesel Engines through the beautiful Audley End Estate Woodland, designed by Capability Brown. » More Info

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

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Address: Barleylands Farm Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex CM11 2UD
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Phone: 01268 520176
We are the leading Bird of Prey Centre in Essex, based at Barleylands Farm & Craft Village, Billericay. » More Info

Get To Know Animals Ltd

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Address: Epping
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Phone: 0208 923 3456
Fully indoor animal handling experience centre and mini zoo. » More Info

Danbury Country Park

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Address: Woodhill Road, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 4AW
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Phone: 01245 222350
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. » More Info

Weald Country Park

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Address: Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5QS
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Phone: 01277 261343
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. » More Info

Cudmore Grove Country Park

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Address: Broman's Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex CO5 8UE
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Phone: 01206 383868
A nature reserve of over 102 acres of unique coastal landscapes and habitat and heritage overlooking the Colne and Blackwater Estuaries. » More Info

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

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Address: Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET
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Phone: 01245 402019
From its iconic Dry Garden to exciting new features, our Essex garden goes from strength to strength. » More Info

Fingringhoe Wick Nature Discovery Park

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Address: South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex CO5 7DN
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Phone: 01206 729678
Set in a spectacular position overlooking the Colne Estuary the reserve offers a sense of real peace and quiet and a chance to escape from it all. » More Info

Prittlewell Priory

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Address: Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6NB
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Phone: 01702 212190
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. » More Info

Bourne Mill

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Address: Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8RT
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Phone: 01206 549799
A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century. » More Info

Thorndon Country Park

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Address: Warley, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ
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Phone: 01277 211250
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. » More Info

Bridge End Garden

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Address: Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1BE
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Phone: 01799 524002
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. » More Info

The Flitch Way

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Address: Great Notley, Braintree, Essex CM77 7FS
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Phone: 0333 013 2900
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 and Bishops Stortford. » More Info

The Othona Community

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Address: East End Road, Bradwell on Sea, Southminster, Essex CM0 7PN
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Phone: 01621 776564
Othona is an open and inclusive Christian Community drawing on a wealth of other inspirations. We welcome people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and beliefs to our centre on the quiet coast of Essex. » More Info

Spains Hall Estate

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Address: Dairyley Farm, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4NL
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Phone: 01371 811596
Spains Hall Estate is the perfect place to enjoy the countryside. Come and visit for beaver guided day trip tours, guided photography hides and trips. » More Info