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The Chelmsford Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Salty seafarers, unite! The Chelmsford Mystery Treasure Trail is calling out for seasoned explorers to get a whiff of the scent and uncover buried lo...

Vintage cars at The Cressing Temple Barns in Braintree

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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,...

Girl on swing in playground at Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park in Braintree

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...

Canal boats at Chelmer Cruises in Chelmsford

Chelmer Cruises

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Chelmer Cruises is a charming place that is also known as Paper Mill Lock Cruises and Victoria Cruises. Whatever you call it, it's got all the potent...

RHS Hyde Hall

RHS Hyde Hall

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

RHS Garden Hyde Hall in rural Essex is a place where you can unwind in stunning natural surroundings while your kids run around, play and explore. To...

Walking trail at Brook End Gardens in Chelmsford

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'...

Bench at Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens

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...

Family watching Tour De France at Admirals Park in Chelmsford

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...

Outside view of Blake House Craft Centre in Braintree

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...

Golf hole at West Park Pitch Putt and Crazy Golf in Chelmsford

West Park Pitch Putt & Crazy Golf

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

West Park Pitch Putt and Crazy Golf has a rather modest Crazy Golf 9 hole course available, plus a mature 18 hole pitch and putt course, as well as a...

Kids cycling at Baddow Hall Park in Celmsford

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...

Outside view of Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Chelmsford Museum Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a livin...

People playing cricket at Chelmer Park in Chelmsford

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...

Mushrooms at Hylands House and Park in Chelmsford

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...

A sheep & lamb at White Elm Petting Farm, Bicknacre

White Elm Petting Farm

  • Bicknacre
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come and take part in a feeding frenzy at White Elm Petting Farm, and let your little ones feed over 100 animals. Grab a bucket at the entrance and y...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Maldon
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Eye patch? Check! Parrot on shoulder? Check! You’re all ready for a jaunt on the Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail where cracking codes and solving clues wi...

Family on splash pad at Promenade Park in Maldon

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...

Lake at Gosfield Lake Resort in Halstead

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...

Boy with piglets at Boydells Dairy Farm in Braintree

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...

Basket of strawberries at Cammas Hall Farm in Bishops Stortford

Cammas Hall Farm

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

If your kids need a country adventure, take them to Cammas Hall Farm. You can even get them to pick their own pudding! With a riot of berries availab...

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