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

MJ Bees Limited

Come join us at our beautiful countryside Apiary and get hands on
with our Bees at one of our Beekeeping Experience Days.
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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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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

MJ Bees Limited

MJ Bees Limited is an Essex based honeybee farm located in the heart of our beautiful countryside, just 10 minutes from Chelmsford town centre.

Chelmsford
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Perrywood Garden Centre

Perrywood is an independent, family-owned garden centre and nursery run by the Bourne Family in Essex.

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,…

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

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

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

Search for things to do and places to visit in Essex local to you

Braintree

Braintree

Chelmsford

Chelmsford

Clacton on Sea

Clacton on Sea

Colchester

Colchester

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 2022

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 2022

Weber® BBQ Course @ Perrywood Garden Centre - Smokehouse
Join in the fun as Weber's certified barbecue chef presents the latest Weber® products and cook up plenty of inspiration with these hands-on BBQ sessions.

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Jun 2022

Weber® BBQ Course @ Perrywood Garden Centre - Round the World
Join in the fun as Weber's certified barbecue chef presents the latest Weber® products and cook up plenty of inspiration with these hands-on BBQ sessions.

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Jul 2022

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…

4

Jul 2022

Beekeeping Experience Day
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Come join us at our beautiful countryside Apiary and get hands on with our Bees. Our Apiary is set up to welcome you, your friends and family to join our head beekeeper, Matt, to enjoy the…

4

Jul 2022

Beekeeping Experience Day
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Come join us at our beautiful countryside Apiary and get hands on with our Bees. Our Apiary is set up to welcome you, your friends and family to join our head beekeeper, Matt, to enjoy the…

8

Jul 2022

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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Jul 2022

Birds and Arrows Experience Day
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Immerse yourself in historic pursuits with this unique and engaging experience day, set within the exclusive estate of Hedingham Castle.