Explore the local area & attractions
From quaint cobbled towns, through to lush green countryside and a coastline littered with estuaries and islands, Essex is a county that packs a lot in. With all this variety and no end of interesting places to visit in Essex, it could be the perfect place to take a time out with the family.
Whether it’s things to do in Colchester, such as the town’s famous zoo and even more famous 11th century castle, through to stunning natural draws like Brightlingsea Beach and Cudmore Grove Country Park; you’ll find there’s something for everyone here.
A spectacular coastal park and beach with trails to walk and cycle, complete with the ruins of a 16th century fort.
A working vineyard that has been producing an eclectic selection of local wines for more than 35 years.
A dramatic sand and shingle beach off the coast of Mersea Island, complete with charming and traditional beach huts.
A fascinating look into the Mersea Island’s past, with revolving exhibits dedicated to the area’s human and natural history.
A chance to get up close with the workings of a modern, sustainable farm, across a 700 acre estate which offers wonderful coastal walks.
One of Europe’s best and most loved wetland sites that’s celebrated for its birdwatching, and the largest freshwater lake in Essex.
A large and incredible zoo, home to more than 260 different animal species across a 60 acre estate.
Dating back to the time of the Normans, its impressive and mostly intact keep is among the most impressive of any of its kind across Europe.
A wild and wacky children’s indoor play centre complete with slides and ball pits.
A vast activity play centre featuring a huge indoor trampoline park and plunge pits.
A stunning 7.5 acre garden estate with themed areas, a plant shop and a tearoom.
A family friendly golfing centre with a selection of standard and mini golf courses, as well as a driving range.
An incredible journey through Britain’s military history, from the battlefields of old through to modern warfare.
To tick off as many as these amazing days out in Essex as you can, why not make a holiday of it? Mersea Island Holiday Park sits on a picturesque island in the Blackwater Estuary, stretching along its very own private beach with a selection of cosy and stylish caravans. While there are plenty of things to do on Mersea Island, you can easily walk and drive back over to the mainland and explore absolutely everything Essex has to offer!