Things To Do


Within 30 minutes drive of Chelmsford (give or take a bit)

Adventure Island Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea 01702-468023
Antiques Centre - Baddow The Bringey, Church St, Gt Baddow, Chelmsford 01245-476159
Antiques Centre - Battlesbridge Hawk Hill, Battlesbridge 01268-575000
Antiques Centre - Townsford Mill The Causway, Halstead 01787-474451
Antiques Shops - Coggeshall Various Shops in Coggeshall village
Aythorpe Roding Windmill Aythorp Roding, nr Leaden Roding 01245-283400
BBC Essex Garden Crowther Nurseries, Ongar Rd, Abridge 01708-688581
Belfairs Park & Nature Reserve Eastwood Rd North, Leigh on Sea 01702-554462
Belhus Woods Country Park Romford Lodge, Romford Rd, Aveley 01708-865628
Blake Hall Gardens Bobbingworth, Chipping Ongar 01277-362502
Blake House Craft Centre Blake End, Near Rayne 01376-344123
Blakes Wood (NT) Walk Little Baddow, nr Chelmsford
Bocking Windmill Church St, Bocking, Braintree 01376-324660
Bourne Mill (NT) Bourne Rd, Colchester 01206-572422
Bradwell Environmental & Outdoor Education centre Bradwell Waterside,Southminster 01621-776256
Bradwell Power Station Bradwell on Sea, Southminster 01621-873395
Braintree Town Hall Centre Market Place, Braintree 01376-557776
Canvey Model Railway Waterside Farm Centre, Canvey Island 01268-413235
Chelmsford Cathedral Off Tindall Square, New St, Chelmsford 01245-294480
Civic Theatres Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford 01245-606505
Cliffs Bandstand Clifftown Parade, Southend on Sea 01702-343605
Coalhouse Fort Princess Margaret Rd, East Tilbury Village 01375-844203
Copt Hall Marshes (NT) Little Wigborough
Cressing Temple Witham Rd, Cressing, Nr Braintree 01376-584903
Cudmore Country Park Bromans Lane, East Mersea 01206-383868
Danbury & Lingwood Commons Danbury, nr Chelmsford 01245-222669
Danbury Country Park Off A414 Maldon Road 01245-222350
Dorothy L Sayers Centre Witham Library, 18, Newland St, Witham 01376-519625
Dutch Cottage Crown Hill, Rayleigh 01702-318150
East Anglian Railway Museum Chappel Station, Colchester 01206-242524
Easton Lodge Gardens Easton Lodge, Great Dunmow 01371-876979
Epping Forest District Museum Sun St, Waltham Abbey 01992-716882
Epping Forest Information Centre High Beach, Loughton 020-8508-0028
Essex Secret Bunker Shrubland Rd, Mistley, Near Manningtree 01206-392271
Feeringbury Manor Garden Coggeshall Rd, Feering 01376-561946
Finchingfield Windmill Haverhill Rd, Finchingfield 07887-662177
Flitch Way Rayne Station Centre, Station Rd, Rayne 01376-340262
Gibbard Collection, The The Town Hall, The High, Harlow 01279-446763
Gibberd Garden Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow 01279-442112
Gosfield Hall Gosfield, Halstead 01787-472914
Gosfield Lake Resort Church Rd, Gosfield 01787-475043
Grange Barn Grange Hill, Coggeshall 01376-562226
Great Stocks Vineyard Downham Rd, Stock 01277-841122
Greenstead Church Greenstead, Chipping Ongar 01277-364694
Hadleigh Castle Hadleigh, South Benfleet 01760-755161
Hadleigh Castle Country Park Hadleigh, South Benfleet 01702-551072
Hainault Forest Country Park Romford Rd, Chigwell 020-8500-7353
Hatfield Forest (NT) South of A120 between Takley and Gt Hallingbury 01279-870678
Hazel Ceramics Workshop Stallions Yard, Codham Hall, Gt Warley, nr Brentwood 01277-220892
Hedingham Castle Bayley St, Castle Hedingham 01787-460261
High Woods Country Park Turner Rd, Colchester 01206-853588
Hockley Woods Main Rd, Hockley 01702-203078
Hyde Hall (RHS Gardens)
Hylands House Hyland Park, Writtle, Nr Chelmsford 01245-606812
Hylands Park Writtle, nr Chelmsford 01245-606930
Ingatestone Hall Hall Lane, Ingatestone 01277-353010
John Webbs Widmill Mill Row, Thaxted 01371-830285
Kursaal, The Eastern Esplanade, Southend on Sea 01702-322322
Langdon Hills Country Park One Tree Hill, Corringham Westley Heights, Basildon 01268-540266
Langdon Visitor Cent & Nature Reserve Third Ave, Lower Dunton Rd, Basildon 01268-419095
Layer Marney Tower Layer Marney, nr Colchester 01206-330784
Lee Valley Park Farms Stubbins Lane, Waltham Abbey 01992-892781
Lee Valley Regional Park Lee Valley Information Centre, Waltham Abbey 01992-702200
Little Easton Church Little Easton, nr Gt Dunmow 01371-872509
Little Easton Manor Park Rd, Gt Dunmow 01371-872857
Marks Hall Estate & Arboretum Coggeshall 01376-563796
Moulsham Mill Parkway, Chelmsford 01245-608200
Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village Stanstead Mountfitchet 01279-813237
Mountnessing Windmill Roman Rd, Mountnessing 07887-662177
New Hall Vineyards Chelmsford Rd, Purleigh, nr Maldon 01621-828343
Norsey Wood Local Nature Reserve Outwood Common Rd, Billericay 01277-624553
North Weald Airfield Museum Ad Astra House, Hurricane Way, North Weald Bassett 01992-523010
Northy Island (NT) Maldon 01621-853142
Old House, The 17, South St, Rochford 01702-318144
Old MacDonalds Educational Farm Park Weald Rd, South Weald 01277-375177
Paycockes House West St, Coggeshall 01376-561305
Promenade Park Park Drive, Maldon 01621-856503
Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre Magazine No5, Centurion Way, Purfleet 01708-866764
Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge Rangers Rd, Chingford 020-8529-6681
Rayleigh Mount (NT) Rayleigh
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Hyde hall, Rettenden, Chelmsford 01245-400256
River Lee Country Park btwn Waltham Abbey and Broxbourne 01992-702200
Roman Church Butt Rd, Colchester
Roydon Mill Leisure park Roydon 01279-792777
Rural Discovery Church St Lawrence, Southminster 01621-779319
Saling Hall Garden Saling Hall, Gt Saling 01371-850243
Sandford Mill 01245-475498
Secret Nuclear Bunker off A128, Kelvedon Hatch, nr Brentwood 01277-364883
Southend Pier Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea 01702-215620
St Botolphs Priory Colchester 01206-282920
St James the Less Church Church Lane, Little tey 01206-211652
St Mary & All Saints Church Rd, Rivenhall 01376-511161
St Marys Deanery Church Bocking Church St, nr Braintree 01376-553092
St Michael & All Angels Church Rd, Copford 01621-815434
St Peters Church Bocking
St Peters on the Wall Bradwell on Sea 01621-776203
Stock Windmill Mill Lane, Stock 07887-662177
Thaxted Guildhall Town St, Thaxted 01371-831339
Thorndon Country Park The Avenue, Brentwood 01277-211250
Tilbury Fort (EH) Fort Rd, Tilbury 01375-858489
Waltham Abbey Church Highbridge St, Waltham Abbey 01992-767897
Wat Tyler Country Park Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea 01268-550088
Weald Country Park South Weald, Brentwood 01277-261343


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