Introducing

Hedingham Castle

Enjoy entry to the historic gardens and keep of Hedingham. Follow one of the various walks
around the estate and immerse yourself in the beautiful nature and history of Hedingham.
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Introducing

Hylands Estate

Explore Hylands Estate with over 574 acres of parkland
the house, gardens, stables & artist studios and café’s.
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Introducing

Perrywood Tiptree

Situated in Tiptree, this garden centre, nursery, coffee shop & restaurant is not just a haven for plant enthusiasts,
it's also a poplular destination for a great day out with the family.
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Introducing

Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum sits at the heart of the city’s beautiful Oaklands Park and is free to visit where you can dig deeper
into Chelmsford’s history and discover more about some of the objects in our collections.
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Things to Do & Places to Visit in Essex

Search and discover some great things to do and see in Essex. With a large range of activities, attractions and places to visit in Essex from arts, culture & entertainment venues, family friendly activities, history & heritage to nature & wildlife, shopping, spas & wellbeing, and even things to do for free, you will certainly be spoilt for choice.

In the Spotlight

Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum sits at the heart of the city’s beautiful Oaklands Park. As well as hosting Essex Regiment Museum in the stunning redeveloped Oaklands House, it is free to visit where you…

Chelmsford
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Hedingham Castle

The 900 year old Norman keep of Hedingham Castle stands in 160 acres of spectacularly beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland where the Lindsay family, descendants of the original owners,…

Colchester Chamber Choir

Colchester Chamber Choir is a small, very friendly and supportive choir and we are always looking for new members.

Colchester
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Perrywood Garden Centre

Award winning garden centre with Coffee Shop and seasonal Greenhouse Café. Top quality plants, many grown in our nursery along with everything you need for your garden. An extensive outdoor…

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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Activities in Essex

Explore indoor and outdoor activities throughout Essex

Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Experience arts, culture and entertainment in Essex at craft centres, galleries, theatres and a variety of entertainment venues

Essex Attractions

Discover a multitude of Essex tourist attractions, such as animal centres & zoos, country parks & gardens, historic buildings & monuments, steam railways, theme parks and much more

Family Friendly

Family friendly activities & attractions in Essex for you and the kids

Sightseeing & Tours

Experience another side of Essex with a boat trip along the coast or river cruise on its waterways, take a steam train journey through the beautiful Essex countryside, or a guided tour of an historic house

Grab some Retail Therapy

Find shopping centres, retail parks and other places to shop around Essex

Things to Do for Free

A day trip in Essex needn't cost a fortune! Enjoy a priceless day out in Essex with these suggestions of things to do for free

Things to See & Do in Essex Near Me

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Colchester

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Finchingfield

Finchingfield

Maldon

Maldon

Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden

Southend on Sea

Southend on Sea

What's On in Essex

Find what's on throughout Essex in our events calendar

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Jun 2024

Summer Open Days - Castle & Gardens
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Join us on selected dates this Summer for the opportunity to see a riot of colour on the Estate. Bring a picnic and spend balmy days relaxing by the water and exploring the grounds and…

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Jun 2024

Design Consultation & Planning Workshop
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Method Studio Architects know the design and planning process can be complicated. So to make this easier, our afternoon workshop can help you understand what to expect from the process. This…

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Jun 2024

Foodies Festival 2024
The UK’s biggest touring celebrity food and music festival series returns to Hylands Park with headliners Blue, Westlife and Boyzone supergroup Boyzlife, and the exhilarating Symphonic…

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Jun 2024

Design Consultation & Planning Workshop
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Method Studio Architects know the design and planning process can be complicated. So to make this easier, our afternoon workshop can help you understand what to expect from the process. This…

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Jun 2024

Hawks & Friends
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
The Owls are having a well-earned rest! In their stead, join us in the Castle for a magical up close and personal evening with Eden Falconry and their beautiful kestrel, hawks, buzzards &…

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Jul 2024

Design Consultation & Planning Workshop
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Method Studio Architects know the design and planning process can be complicated. So to make this easier, our afternoon workshop can help you understand what to expect from the process. This…

10

Jul 2024

The Importance of Being Earnest
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Pantaloons present The Importance of Being Earnest.

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Jul 2024

Design Consultation & Planning Workshop
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Method Studio Architects know the design and planning process can be complicated. So to make this easier, our afternoon workshop can help you understand what to expect from the process. This…