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Best Things To Do Outdoors In Colne Engaine, Essex

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East Anglian Railway Museum

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

East Anglian Railway Museum has a great collection of steam engines, carriages, and wagons to discover, plus a mini rail you can explore. There is pl...

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...

Hedingham Castle

  • Castle Hedingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Hedingham Castle's Norman keep, 110 feet high, was built c.1140 by Aubrey de Vere and is still owned by one of his descendants, Jason Lindsay and his...

Colne Valley Railway

  • Castle Hedingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Bring your family to come and sample the vintage atmosphere and take a charming hour long ride on an award winning period country Colne Valley Railwa...

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...

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  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Cressing Temple Barns is the largest of the Knights Templar's Essex based landholdings boasts the oldest known wooden structure in the world! So,...

Boydells Dairy Farm

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Boydells Dairy Farm is a small, family working farm that specialises in sheep milking. Open to the public there’s a guided tour with lots of hands-on...

Long Melford Country Park

  • Long Melford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sun’s out, weather’s gorgeous and you just want to spend the day outdoor? At Melford Country Park you’ll find over 8 hectares of grassland, woodland...



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Colchester Zoo

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Set in 60 acres of parkland, Colchester Zoo is the perfect place to meet your favourite animals while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Enjoy a hands...

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...

High Woods Country Park

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Covering woodland, marshland, lake and wildflower meadows, High Woods Country Park boasts a wealth of explorable terrain with intriguing nature walks...

Layer Marney Tower

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The view from the roof shows the church, outbuildings, play area, gardens, estate and wildlife walk. Layer Marney Tower is a great place to visit whe...

The Colchester Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Crime is blighting the streets of Colchester and they’re calling out for answers! Can you crack The Colchester Mystery Treasure Trail? A super spy is...

Castle Park and Gardens

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Castle Park and Gardens is a town centre oasis: terrific to retreat to with the family for an afternoon, featuring loads of things to see and do with...

Colchester Castle Museum

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Colchester Castle Museum follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, Norman invaders, the Witchfinder General and the devastation of Queen Boudica!...

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...

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...

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...

Bourne Mill

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century. Bourne Mill is set in tranquil...

Kentwell Hall and Gardens

  • Long Melford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Come and explore the extravagant Kentwell Hall and Gardens, explore inside the luxurious traditional mansion and discover the friendly animals at the...

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