Things to do in Essex


A day of action-packed fun and exploration awaits families visiting Wyvernwood’s immersive story-led experience.

Wyvernwood, St. Osyth Road, Alresford, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8AP

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St Botolph’s Priory

Visit impressive early Norman architecture, founded in the 11th century. Heavily damaged by canon fire during the Civil War siege of 1648, a fascinating visit awaits.

St Botolph's Church Walk, Colchester CO2 7EE

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Colne Valley Railway

Ride on the Colne Valley Railway, take a walk around the woodland area and visit the interactive museum for an exciting day out for the family.

Valley Railway, Yeldham Rd, Castle Hedingham, Colne CO9 3DZ

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Housed in a spectacular golden building designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, Firstsite is both a gallery and community hub

Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH

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Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is a Norman castle in Colchester, Essex, England, dating from the second half of the eleventh century.

Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1TJ

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Colchester Zoo

Beautiful, Unusual & Rare Species Of The Animal Kingdom.

Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Heckfordbridge, Colchester CO3 0SL

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East Anglian Railway Museum

A working museum dedicated to preserving the history of railways in the Eastern Counties

East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Station Road ,Wakes Colne, Essex CO6 2DS

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Hedingham Castle

This majestic castle stands in the heart of its ancient ramparts and medieval park, which have evolved into beautiful landscaped gardens.

Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex. CO9 3DJ

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