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Explore some great things to do and places to visit in Essex. With a large range of activities and attractions in Essex from arts, culture & entertainment, family friendly fun, history & heritage to nature & wildlife, shopping, spas & wellbeing, and even things to do for free, you'll…

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

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Adventure Island

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Address: Sunken Garden, Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE
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Phone: 01702 443400
At Adventure Island, it’s your day, your way! We grant everyone free entry to our park. Yes, free entry, no catches! » More Info

Southend Planetarium

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Address: Central Museum, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6EW
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Phone: 01702 212345
Southend Planetarium offers visitors a unique experience with changing talks throughout the year, exploring the night sky. » 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

Beecroft Art Gallery

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Address: Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6EX
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Phone: 01702 212511
Beecroft Art Gallery has a permanent collection of over 2000 works, ranging from 17th-century Dutch paintings to contemporary works. » More Info

Central Museum

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Address: Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6EW
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Phone: 01702 212345
Southend Museum was built in 1905-6 at a cost of £9,374 and originally housed Southend Library. » More Info

Lazybones Markets

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Address: Belton Way, Leigh on Sea, Southend on Sea, Essex SS9 2ET
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Phone: 07956 826730
Lazybones have been running markets and car boot sales for over 30 years. Having started life as traders, we understand what it takes to make a market great. » More Info

Splash Kayaking

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Address: Hadleigh Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2PP
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Phone: 07719 243733
Splash Kayaking offers Affordable, family kayaking sessions. Our sit on top kayaks are easy to use, safe and stable making them ideal for families wanting a new experience this summer. We are flexible and offer both single kayaks and double kayaks. » More Info

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

Scott Miller Photography

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Address: 53 Glenhurst Road, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 5DR
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Essex Wedding photographer of the year Scott Miller supplies modern contemporary photography | Cinematic wedding films | Leigh on Sea. » More Info

Southend Pier

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Address: Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1EE
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Phone: 01702 215620
Southend Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world, extending more than a mile into the Thames Estuary. It is a very popular attraction and major landmark in Southend on Sea. » More Info

Boutique Wedding Films

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Address: 53 Glenhurst Road, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 5DR
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We are full time Essex wedding videographers and wedding photographers covering the whole of the UK and European destination weddings. We’re there to capture the story of your day and create your own unique cinematic wedding film, not to direct it. » More Info