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Best Adventure Days Out In Bannister Green

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Blake House Craft Centre

  • Braintree
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Arts and Crafts

There's plenty to do at Blake House Craft Centre starting with an excellent 9 hole miniature golf course with kid friendly features including fun ram...

Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Finding something that’s fun for teenagers as well as toddlers can be a real challenge! More often than not, you’re pleasing one at the expense of th...

Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens has 5 acres of formal public gardens incorporating some 250 trees so it's a lovely green space for a family outi...

Gosfield Lake Resort

  • Halstead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Gosfield Lake Resort is a private family run leisure park, set in the heart of rural Essex, close to Constable Country and right on the Essex Way. Th...

Admirals Park

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Admirals Park is linked with Tower Gardens and the adjoining West Park, covering an area of approximately 30 hectares and a wonderfully disparate var...

Brook End Gardens

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Green Flag Awarded Brook End Gardens is a simple but pleasing community greenspace ideal for wending away summer afternoons with the kids. There'...

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  • Bishops Stortford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

No other forest on earth evokes the atmosphere of a medieval hunting forest so completely. The ancient trees of the forest are like magnificent livin...

Baddow Hall Park

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The highlight of Baddow Hall Park is the new BMX track, with circular run and varying grades of slope and slalom, it's great for kids who love biking...



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Hylands House and Park

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Hylands House and Park has plenty for the family to enjoy, with 574 acres of parkland, including recreational ancient woodland, grassland, lakes, pon...

Chelmer Park

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Chelmer Park offers a generously sized adventure play area at it's heart with loads of play equipment for 3 to 12 year olds and outdoor gym equipment...

The Play Barn

  • Sawbridgeworth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Take a turn off the beaten track and visit The Play Barn in Hertfordshire. Bring your little ones to a soft play centre that’ll have your tiny-toddle...

Promenade Park

  • Maldon
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Promenade Park is the District's most popular park and has undergone a major refurbishment programme in recent years. Promenade Park offers the follo...

The Gibberd Garden

  • Harlow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At The Gibberd Garden the softly designed glades, pools, lawns and alleys provide settings for some eighty varying sculptures, large ceramic pots and...

The Wind in The Willows Sculpture Trail

  • Billericay
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

If your kids love The Wind in the Willows, take them to Hanningfield Reservoir and bring their favourite story to life with the Wind in the Willows s...

East Town Park Countryside Centre

  • Haverhill
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

East Town Park Countryside Centre is a country park to the east of Haverhill on the very edge of town. The 38 acre park is the centre for a network o...

Audley End Miniature Railway

  • Saffron Walden
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Audley End Miniature Railway is a delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke's private 10 and a quarter inch gauge railway through Estate woodla...

Harlow Town Park

  • Harlow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The 164 acre park is a lovely place to visit in any season. There are attractive scenic landscapes, river walks and views, plus the paddling pool (op...

Audley End House and Gardens

  • Saffron Walden
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Families exploring Audley End House and Park have a period delight in store for them as they experience the opulent rooms and atmosphere, not least w...

Clare Castle Country Park

  • Sudbury
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Situated to the south of the picturesque, historic town of Clare, just two minutes' walk from the town centre, Clare Castle Country Park is a beautif...

Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The huge expanse of Essex and Suffolk Water's Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve is one of Europe's top wetland sites and a great trip for families ei...

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